I've been down that road. This (may be) a bit of a long story, and likely to get me toasted a bit - but let me have my say, it's for your own good. There's a lesson in here. The reason I'd been through Audioreviews' polls of the V6s, is because I've had a pair sitting in a closet since 1986. I actually hate those bastards (the V6s). Yes, I know some people worship them (acidtrip) but those little cans cost me my ears for 14 years. I used to be in a garage band and one night 14 years back we cut what I thought was an awesome track. Drunk (naturally, it was a garage band) I had to listen to that damn track over and over until I started feeling little stabs of pain. Drunk and in my indestructable mid-20s, I keep blasting those V6s. Went to bed with my ears a little "buzzing" and woke up to a six-day ear ache. Every have a good ear ache? Try it for six days? I finally realized I had screwed up and went to the doctor, who sent me to an ear specialist. Well, there ain't a lot they can do once you're ****ed. Plain and simple. My ear were so sensitive its was painful to put a telephone reciever to my ear and have a normal conversation for two months. And it didn't end. I couldn't enjoy the movies for about 7 years because the volume was too loud (thanx THX test). That really was awful. But I should consider myself lucky that I never developed tintinitus (sp). Can you imagine the horror of that? A constant ringing, buzzing? I could listen to a stereo at pretty good volume, but headphones? Forget it. Instant stabbing pain with any high frequency, even at a low volume. The end to the story? Actually a happy one. I'm addicted to this site, am I not? Finally in the year 2001, I discovered I could wear headphones and bliss was mine again - if I'm careful. My ears get "tired" very easily with high frequencies. After a few hours the pain starts. It's the same kind of pain like someone has been punching your arm repeatedly, its a small, dull throb. And if I'm not careful and stop then, I can feel my ear "clogged-deafened" for a day or two. (I've smartly only let that happen ONCE since I started back on headphones.) So why was I reading at audioreview about the headphones that did me in? (Grant it was my own damn fault) I just wanted to know what people thought of their treble. I was just amazed to see how may people still idolise them. After getting my HD600s I threw those bastards in the garbage. The Senns are the most tolerable phones I have discovered since I began listening through cans again.(I went through a bunch of earbuds. Sony ex70s? Like a dentist drill in my ear. They were given away to a co-worker. E888 are fine, love em.) Just out of interest I had put those V6s on again - pain. They may sound great to some, but they are just too bright for me anymore. After hearing the Senns I knew I'd never strap those V6s to my head again. So, anyway. This has been my little diatribe. You younger guys, be freakin' careful! If YOU EVER feel stabs of pain, get those headphones off! Take care cranking them unless you don't want to ever put another pair of headphones on again. It took my ears 14 years to recover from one drunken night's sonic debauchery. Want that to happen to you? I doubt it. Cheers.