Originally Posted by iamdone
I forgot to mention that the silibance totally disappeared when I found the right spot. If you place them right in the middle, you'll get a brighter sound. This were I used to have them just because it seemed to make sense. If you move them a little forward, the sounds smooths just a bit. If you push too forward, then you do get that mufflled sound. Push them to that point and then slide them back just until they sound clears up. Somewhere in that spot is where the soundstage really opens up.
As for my position, I wear them like I would Beyers and I think they sound best that way... my ears up and to the back of the pad. I think this places the driver fairly directly over your ear, maybe a little in front. After about 30 minutes this way, the headphones themselves dissapear and I get the "holographic" soundstage: sound exists entirely outside my head in 360 degrees. Good recordings help this even more, but poorly recorded punk stuff can certainly exhibit it. You can hear the depth, how far back each instrument is from the mic, etc. It's pretty fun*, and may be why I think they feel "organic" to me. The most important part of this is that it is consistant: I've had other headphones that have from time to time thrown a really cool effect at me of being in or around the music, but often it would dissapear when my ears weren't tired, or I was in a different listening mood. I often couldn't replicate it under the same conditions with the same song. These though, they do it every time without fail, so I think they're a good match for my ears.
*by fun, I mean I start to crack that big stupid grin that I get at meets when I like something.