Anticipation!I've owned two versions of the iM490s, using them regularly since they first debuted. I must note that the build quality is superb. The included extension cable has found its way to several other headphones, and has excellent connectors.
As I walk about, or find myself busy in the workshop, they are comfortable enough to double as hearing protectors.
At first, I found their metal right-angle cable guides awkward. Now, this feature is quite practical in handling the devices, and it makes looping them over the ears quite natural, just as I do with other IEMs.
In contrast with more pricey units, I am quite confident that the Maximos will take a real beating. In fact, they even survived an accidental squishing in a Mercedes door jamb a year ago, with absolutely no sign of trauma.
At their price point, they provide surprising fidelity, and I need not have a heart attack over bumping into things.
I'm looking forward to the new 590s. It will be interesting to compare them against the "indoor" models, as they look quite promising for active use.