hate is a strong word.
just kidding , why did you hate them? I'd like to know, it just makes it all the more exciting to receive an IEM/HP that receives love / hate reactions, not that I can think of many... EX700 comes to mind...
but you are saying you hated them and so did all your friends, and bennyboy says it was like being on an island with fountains of whiskey and naked lucsious girls! Kinda makes me wonder how they sound
lol actually hate is a strong word! My bad!
Let's just say most of us agreed that we wouldn't pay more than $170 for them. It sounds dull to me and the detail, soundstage or dynamic range really isn't that impressive. A lot of hyped reviews out there IMO. Reminds me of the UM3x ahem! Don't get me wrong - it is a good IEM, but great? I don't think so.
Granted it wasn't burnt in for more than 50 hours, but then comes your recent discussion about burn in, Personally, I think driver burn in exist because I've experienced it under extreme conditions - the HJE900 literally went from more unlistenable than $5 earbuds to something more amazing than the W3. And I didn't listen to the HJE at all during its burn in. Very rare this, but it erases all my skepticism.