Originally Posted by Romanee
On closer listening, the Hornet's soundstage has gotten much wider than out of the box, not just a little. Separation, placement/imaging, and definition of instruments is now very clear and precise without the "bunched up" impression I heard at the zero hours.
IMHO this post is exactly what I am experiencing after about 220 hours of listening / burn-in. It is amazing how such big sound comes out of this tiny jewel. This is well appreciated by a good set of IEMs that isolate well, such as the e4s. The detail is getting better now, so I can no longer justify a 128k iTunes download for music I can purchase on CD.
I must comment on Ray's original offer for Mod2, though. It is unusual for a manufacturer to even consider that type of versitility in a single product, when two are offered. Also, it is unheard of to offer a modification such as that at no charge. Ray continues to rewrite the book on customer service. I am fortunate to also own an SR-71 as well, so I can have a very different experience with a different headphone setup as well.
I am extremely happy with the original Hornet and applaud Ray for having a quality product and once again being the tops in customer service for any manufacturer I've know, and I have known quite a few!