Originally Posted by UnityIsPower
I don't find the BE to muddy the sound either, this is news to me also. I have both, like both.
This is news to me, too. I already had the BE, and just received the vanilla version from Amazon. I can't imagine anyone who listens to hip hop, being able to survive on the MKII. Sure, they're fine for rock, because I don't expect (or even want) much bass from rock. But, when listening to hip hop...a genre where the bass is supposed to be strong and have some rumble on some tracks, the MKIIs just sound weak and empty. Also, there's a tad bit of hiss (like what some users were mentioning in the BE thread).
Needless to say, the MKIIs are probably going back, considering the BEs sound the same, just more powerful and w/o the hiss.