These lovely phones arrived today:
The Rosewood is beautiful. Iv'e been listening with them (via the Vio V800 DAC + Schiit Vali amp) for a very short while.. and I'm quite impressed. The signature is smooth, even handed.. and not lacking in treble to my ears. The Vali seems to pair very nicely with them. For reference, I'm someone who's owned the HD600 (twice), HE-500 (twice), HD800, the Fischer Audio FA-002w HE (among other Fischer full sized phones).. and currently own the HD650.. which is probably my favorite phones out of those I just listed. The HD800 is wonderful, too. I loved all of these phones and still hold them in high regard.. but I think the 650 suits my listening tastes the best, atm. I find the HE-500 as the natural "upgrade path" for the HD600.. and so far, the LCD-2 seems like the natural upgrade choice for the HD650.