OK I agree with that but whose word should be given greater latitude? The guy who has heard both and has made an experienced assessment or the guy who has heard neither and has decided that one is the bee's knees?
And for that matter who are you to say that I'm blowing things out of proportion? They are MY EARS after all.
But your saying the Bass on the RX series is bloated is something I can't agree with. It's there but more so due to it's structure, it's not to much, nor are they completely balanced monitoring headphones. I find the color of the bass to make it fun for me to listen to.
And I agree he's had his fair share of audio equipment and I'm sure that the Maxwells are great. I just don't see a point in buying them, I'd rather save up my money for a Grado or something.