Really I think using 'constricted" is a exaggeration. Sure it's smaller, but it doesn't sound like a Grado's soundstage. It's still quite open and accurate, just smaller.
Speaking of flaws, what flaws are you speaking of? The only thing I can complain about is how some IEM's do not function properly on it.
The flaws that I'm referring to are the constricted soundstage and smearing of detail. I tried to like the V200 (I did pay for it, after all) but even without A/Bing with the Benchmark Dac1 USB's amp, I could tell on symphonies that the soundstage is quite constricted and the individual instruments in a section get smeared together. It became even more obvious in A/B comparisons.
It's kind of hard to characterize exactly but it's as if there was a veil to the sound.