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The Monk+ have broken in nicely after 50-ish hours or so.  Fuller, airier and less bright sound [thinking back to the very first few hours].  Midrange has gotten very open and clear as well. Really sounding  nice with AQ jitterbug and Dragonfly , FLAC files, straight out of the laptop. : )
I own almost as many Monks as I do Martin Logan Mikros 90s!
Monk+, thin blue foamies, laptop USB out with AQ Jitterbug in series with Dragonfly 1.2, Guess Who "Heartbroken Bopper" on FLAC file [Spotify/last.fm]. NICE!
Just did some more a/b-ing, and I agree with your perception of the Originals sounding more "organic".  The originals convey more ambient realism to my ears, as well.  Although I do like them both.  It can be a matter of my particular mood at the time.  Have the Monk+ going most of the time at my desk.  Late night listening . . . nice with the Originals.
My Originals aren't going anywhere.
Listening to Glenn Gould play Bach fugues on the piano right now.  Nice on the Monk!
Three-way splitter from the KMF Audio headphone amp: (1) Original Monk with full red covers; (2) Monk Plus with Original red doughnut covers; (3) Monk Plus with [thin] full blue covers.   Tennessee Ernie Ford singing "Sixteen Tons". . . . and the  winner is: . . .  Too busy enjoying the the MUSIC right now to make a decision!     . . . later . . . Vocals definitely more up-front and "there" with (1).  Glad I kept this pair!  Serious "jump" factor here. Overall...
The Original Monks can be yours for a MERE $24.99!!!
I am waiting for the Monk Expansion Pack to be offered again. Out of stock on Ali Express.
BTW, how is the HifiMAN HE-350?  They are selling on MassDrop for $99.95 right now.
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