I'm a hobby guy and my only comparator is to AKG K240's. I liked the K240's but they seemed to smooth and bass heavy. My mixes were a bit harsh even in the car. I also noticed my bass was a tad thin in the car. These new cans are comfortable and I can pick out "issues" in my mix that I couldn't hear before. I think that I'm going to love listening for enjoyment also. I power them with my apogee duet which may not be enough power for some folks? I use a Shure SM7 and love tracking with these cans since the SM7 doesn't pick up ANY bleed. I can hear my questionable vocals in the mix while tracking which is probably unusual for open backs?? Like any piece of gear, I can't wait to really get to know these cans. To love them right out of the box is a great sign!!
mitch ( Tampa)