I have had similar impressions of the SE215. I believe mine are probably due to SE215 being dynamic when I am coming from a BA. Seeing that you've mentioned the SF3 and X5, both of which are armatures, I would not be surprised if you just are not missing the detail of a BA. If that is the case, the SE215 will never "wow" you like a BA will no matter how much you burn it in. That said, if you give it a chance, you might learn to like the natural smoothness of the dynamic. It sound more realistic than a BA. Either that or you should return it and get another BA.
thanks friend, that helps me. i am glad someone finally understood me. well yes, i suppose i will learn to like them as the time goes by, i've only listened to them for like 10 minutes, during the burn it. i will stop the burn in now, and try to enjoy these. it's not that i don't like them, i do. i just can't justify the enomrous appreciation they have, as i do not see anything special. i will give them a change though, as i am keeping them regardless. they have many pros. i would just love if i was wowed by them... hopefully i will eventually. thank you
Edited by djalberthiphop - 2/28/12 at 8:11am