I just received my new cans in the post. Here are some pictures:
I'm still waiting on my HRT MUSIC STREAMER II+ and my LP12 turntable and pp3 phono stage that I ordered last Thursday.
Here are my impressions of the phones (please be patient i'm still learning)
I can certainly see now why many Head-Fiers said these are rather warm headphones. They suit me very well, I enjoy many different genres of music but love: Classical, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. This pair is just perfect for what i'm going to be using it for.
The highs are perfectly balanced, to my ear at least. I can listen to these with moderately high volume, and even with Dylan's harmonica blaring in 'front ;)' of me, my ears are able to cope and don't bleed everywhere. The bass is subtle and somewhat subdued, but then again i'm not a real bass-head.
I demoed a lot of phones. I bought the Little Dot MK III because it was relatively cheap but the audio quality is excellent, and wanted to get audiophile grade headphones, but didn't want to pay a hell of a lot. To me the Grados were too shrill at the high end, this probably isn't a bad thing, but i've always had Sennheiser and i'm more adjusted to their easy 'subdued' sound.
I've only had them a couple of hours but haven't taken them off. When the turntable arrives i'll be well and truly on my way to building quite a collection of audio components. In a month or so i'll be getting a rather nice bonus from work, so plan on buying some 800s and a bigger amp. But until then i'll be enjoying these!
I just wanted to say thank-you to all the contributors to this site. The breadth of your knowledge is truly humbling, and i've learned so much in the past couple of weeks.