FWIW, I use mine with the DNA Sonett 2 and it sounds better than the HD 800 did on it (and I loved the way the HD 800 sounded) Ridiculously resolving, smooth and musical. Would love to try the Stratus one day.
Really? I use these at the office everyday, sometimes in a cubicle, sometimes at an open seating location, and I've never once had any sour looks or complaints. Maybe you're listening at unhealthy levels because these things barely leak at reasonable volumes.