So I got these in today.
My first impressions aren't that good. Recessed mids, boomy bass, and decent but nonextending highs. The soundstage isn't very spacious either, well it wasn't what I was expecting from reading this thread. The imaging is only slightly better than my SRH-440. The bass is really dissapointing though, especially after reading this thread. I like tight, impactful bass, and the bass here is just...boomy. Surprisingly, it doesn't really bleed into the mids though, so that's a plus. Perhaps it will improve with burn in, but I'm not a real believer of burn in. They actually sound a lot better plugged into my E7/E9 though, so I'll have to work with these headphones awhile to see if they really can improve.
It's very light and comfortable though, and I like the quick fit headband feature. All headphones should have one of these.
Someone in the thread mentioned the headphone's clicking and losing connection. Well, mine can too. I don't know if you guys should really try this, but, if you push the two cups together really hard sometimes you'll hear a click and the headphone shorts out on one side. Do it again and it goes back to normal. It's probably not a big deal if you don't put too much pressure on the cups, but it doesn't inspire much confidence about the long term durability of these headphones. But then again, it's just 30 bucks right?
I don't mean to sound too negative....these aren't a bad pair of phones, I think I got what I paid for. But would I pay more than 30 bucks for these? As of right now, probably not. I'll update my impressions later because admittedly I haven't had too much time with these phones.