I know right? Hence why I really need an overhaul on my rig. Having the lcd-3 for another a few days, the fit is kind of growing on me.. They still fell quite heavy, however the pressure points by my cheek-bones seem to be much less pronounced than my first 3 days with them. By the way, for $2000 headphones it's almost laughable how basic and flimsy the stock cable is. Now I see why after market cables are so popular. The sound is still really interesting. I almost sense some sort of metallic hue to it but I'm hoping that has more to do with the digital output on my computer into the dac than the phones themselves. Vocals still sound crystal clear, I just think I was expecting something a little warmer. I'm getting nervous that now I've heard the top of the line, everything else isn't going to measure up and I'll be forced to buy the lcd-3 and go on the amp/dac journey. Oh well, such is life.
Calluses, maybe? :)