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Audio-Technica ATH-ESW990H


Released Mar 1, 2016

What's in the box

  • Carrying pouch
  • Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable with in-line controls and microphone for smartphones


For a paltry $349, we’d own these headphones. Hell, we’d probably buy a second pair for the wife/dog/roommate. These headphones are that good – the rich, dynamic sound works well for all genres, and the comfortable on-ear design is a rare and beautiful thing.
Major HiFi
(Aug 2016)

ESW990h’s treble is tuned for the maximum amount of detail that can be obtained shy of encountering the typical irritant factors heard with the brighter headphones. This by the way is not the “relaxed” treble that’s featured with the so-called “lifestyle” headphones, this is the real thing.
(Jan 2017)


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Wear style
Fits on-ear
Suitable usage: Home, DJ, Work
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable type
Detachable cable
Double entry cable
Microphone built in
Microphone built into cable
Battery powered
No battery required
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Ear cups swivel
Ear cups swivel 90°
Weight (g)
Weighs 160g
Impedance (Ω)
60 ohms impedance