Not to worry, Hennyo.. the texturing is top notch, IMO.. what you don't get is quite the bass slam of the craft felt-backed driver. Bass is still very satisfying, rich but not quite as dominating. I'd characterize the punch as more airy & atmospheric.. incredibly relaxing.. than an outright thump. What you do get with the mids and treble though is truly something special, IMO. Impeccable detail, and balance. Like I said earlier, I had no idea the T50RP was capable of this kind of treble. It isn't emphasized in any way.. just super detailed, airy, and spacious. Controlling the bass a bit allows the midrange to breathe and the treble to absolutely SING. What results is a wonderfully balanced phone that's able to delicately manage smoothness and crispness with astonishing ease.
If mrspeakers finds a way to finely tune the sub bass while keeping the midbass controlled, we've got a titan on our hands. Plus, I really really want LFF to listen to these and see how they compare to the Paradox. I've got a feeling his might be a touch smoother, warmer.. but I'd love to hear if I've gotten somewhere near his sig. These sound like the 003 on the finest steroids a "HeadFi group buy" could arrange for.
Listen to some well recorded jazz w/ my mods and you'll never want to take these off.
Mr speakers! I <3 laff you! Come forward with mods now! ;*) I'll break soon!! I can't take this much longer!!!