Right so I got my refit back. Fit is close to perfect and both build and finish is excellent. The sound has improved somewhat but it still retains a darkish sound signature. Detail and top end extension is certainly there, but it's presented in a very smooth way - as a person who likes getting slapped in the face by hard detail, it's not really my sound signature. Through frequency sweeps and various test tones, although they handily beat my K701's technically, it's just not my kind of sound signature. There is virtually ZERO audible distortion all the way down to 20 hz, the limit of my hearing which is pretty amazing. I think tuning audio products is a delicate balancing act between thick and thin and whilst the K701 eers on the side of thin, these are slightly thick. Soundstage is wide and deep, but I feel like it's a bit compressed. I guess this won't be the end of my journey for audio nirvana.
Edited by iamthem - 1/6/13 at 11:24pm