Sorry didn't see those others. Again - though, seems to be an exception rather than the norm. Anyway - your call if you decide to purchase something different. All I can relate is my own experience - and with 2/2 pairs, no defects, exceptional sound, fantastic price (for a triple hybrid).
I know it's a totally different headphone, but Shure's engineers stated that theirs do not require break-in.
Tyll's tests were really important with the Q701 because it is a headphone that a lot of people said required hundreds of hours of break-in, and changed a lot during theat period. Tyll's tests debunked that myth. The reality is that whilst his tests showed something was happening:
[a] The changes were not major
[b] You're not going to get 'night and day'...
Can't compare with the DT990's but if you have heard the DT880s I can point you here for an in depth comparison:http://www.head-fi.org/t/727739/comparison-review-beyerdynamic-s-siblings-the-classic-dt880-vs-the-flagship-t1 It might help - especially if you've heard the DT880, At USD 650, I'd be grabbing the T1. Deserved flagship status IMO - and at the moment the pricing is too good to say no.
In your expanded folder structure - try looking at:\X5_FW2.2\x5\litegui\theme1\list\X5_FW2.2\x5\litegui\theme1\sys_set Pretty sure "list" icons are what is controlling the folder view Sys_set is the icon set for System Settings
Bob - assuming you will continue improving, I think your approach of getting the basics right first is the way to go. A well built, non-microphonic fixed cable, which is sturdya nd has good strain relief is all we need for now. And if you build a TOTL flagship in a year os so - go for the detachables then.
Good to see you posted the photos. I was very tempted to slip in the snaps you showed me last night - but thought this time I should wait . Really like the look...
You might want to take a look at this post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/725340/brainwavz-s5-iem-headphones-review/240#post_10711723)
Tinyman392 actually measured it. Not wanting to "steal your thunder or anything" - but the frequency response (and people's impressions of it) was under hot debate a month ago.
FWIW - it correlates what many of us heard during our testing:
- boosted bass
- flatish mids, which sit a little in the background
- gentle rise in upper...