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Thanks for the impressions.  I, too, am waiting for an Xfi, with an LPS sitting here taunting me.  As long as these units can compete with a midrange Schiit stack, while saving me the space, it will be money well spent for me.  
I am an early backer for most of the LHLabs stuff on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  I already have a Pulse Xfi coming, so this Pulse X is for sale.  To be clear, this is the Pulse X, which is the dual mono DAC/amp without the femto clocks and other upgrades that are in the Xfi.  Also, this was acquired as part of the GEEK Wave campaign, so LHLabs has said it won't ship until March/April at the earliest.     The current IGG perk price is $777, so keep that in mind when...
I am an early backer for most of the LHLabs stuff on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  I already have a Pulse Xfi coming, so this Pulse X is for sale.  To be clear, this is the Pulse X, which is the dual mono DAC/amp without the femto clocks and other upgrades that are in the Xfi.  Also, this was acquired as part of the GEEK Wave campaign, so LHLabs has said it won't ship until March/April at the earliest.     The current IGG perk price is $777, so keep that in mind when...
I stand corrected on the original K701. I didn't know the original cable was a four wire one. I have only modded a Q701 and a 702 AE, so I had to do dual entry for balanced (replacing the 3 pin mini XLR was too irritating and destructive). At any rate since the Kxx has the 3 pin mini, it won't be as simple as the original K701.
Depends on what you consider easy.  Headphones that have cables going to both earcups are far easier to balance than single entry ones.  I'd also say that it is harder to get a strong joint on the round rods of the AKGs than something like the solder pads of Denon or Beyerdynamic headphones.  Even hardwiring Hifiman headphones are slightly less obnoxious once you get rid of the coax connectors.
Just a heads up, none of the K series AKGs are easy to mod for balanced use.  Or at least not nearly as easy as other headphones which simply need a connector swap on the cable.  It is not easy to neatly swap out the 3 pin min XLR for a 4 pin, nor is it easy or very clean to put holes in the cups.  It can be done and their are decent pictures online to help, but having done a couple, I'd say if these were being bought with the main purpose of balancing, there are far...
Definitely disagree with you about the HD650.  I think the HD650s are overall better and more natural sounding.  The Sonys are definitely good, and I quite enjoy the bass, but for my listening preferences,  the HD650s win hands down.  
Fair enough, every has their limits.  I'm more amazed by the people who have been complaining for 10 months straight and still expect it to help.
Got a Wyrd in between my Win 8.1 tablet and my Nuforce HDP.  Cleared up the occasional mouse noise, and seems to have blackened the background and focused the sound a bit better.  Then again I recently cleaned the wax out of my ears, so it could all be imagined (except the mouse noise, I am sure that it is better now).
If you are talking about the monoblocks, those at least have working prototypes that have already been shown at RMAF.  One would hope for a slightly quicker turnaround.
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