I just got mine today and I can only compare then to Beats Studio. Of course, the base is weaker in 1000x, but is more clear, and the headphones in general have much more clarity and depth to it than the Beats Pro. I know I am comparing them to perhaps the most loathed headphones but it's all I can compare to.
They look beautiful and I appreciate what it's capable of. These are my second pair of headphones ever and I am more than glad I have done away with Beats. Also, these are incredibly comfortable, and I feel like I don't have anything on my head in comparison to the Beats. But as with most people, I don't like the stock pads and ordered L3000 pads.
btw, can anybody recommend a carrying case for these phones? I need to travel oversees a few times a year and would love to carry these to where I go.
* I don't have an amp nor a DAC yet. Will get them a few months later and will see how the sound changes!
Edited by whatanoobiam - 4/24/13 at 2:30pm