Chic, comfortable to wear, analytically accurate but also demanding and not very cheap—that would be my description in one sentence. In length, one notices (and hears) the experience of Audio-Technica in the development of high-quality headphones to the ATH-SR9. Especially in the area of critical highs, the new True-Motion hi-res audio drivers do a great job. For audio professionals who rely on a spotless height display, the SR9 is also an excellent work tool. However, the question of how much “high-end” the “normal” consumer wants and needs, in a literal sense. Anyone who can clearly define for his personal listening preference that he prefers very detailed highs and highs in the midst of a rather restrained bass reproduction will certainly be more than satisfied with the ATH-SR9.