Ok, I just got these and initial impressions are interesting. Listening though my MacBook and E17.
Granted I have the GR07 BE so there has been talk of the highs not being as good. Still I noticed a good bit of sibilance on the BEs and I have over 100 hours of burn in plus listening. Still immediately I find the high end of the BA200 considerably better. When I say better, I find I hear more top end in the details dept and quantity. There is no sibilance however. I am using the same tips on both, Comply Ts100 (they are stretched to fit the GR07). Also in listening to some classical tracks I am familiar with, I find the BA200s actually do better on speed and are less congested. The tips on the GR07 definitely effect this though so take that into account. Even so, it does make a huge difference to me because I use Complys all of the time for maximum isolation. I have yet to find a Comply that does work well with the GR07s so that is a huge negative for me. The BA200s sound great with the Complys.
No contest for me here. The BA200s seem to be more forward and I like that. They also resolve a touch more detail. Kind of remind me of Shure mids but not quite as sweet and smooth. Very close though.
Again no contest here with the GR07 BEs winning easily in quantity, punch and depth. The speed seems to be about the same. I can also say the same thing about resolving details down low. I haven't tried any test tones to see which actually goes lower but that isn't important to me.
Easily on par with the GR07s, better than my Shures. No issues on pain.
Much better than the GR07s with the same Comply tips. Also as good as the Shures.
Honestly I don't like the multi piece cable. I cannot imagine what they were thinking. Even so, it doesn't bother me that much. The over the ear design is great and is better than the GR07 with and without the ear guides. I like the memory cable on the Shures but it is hard to deal with sometimes.
Overall at this price $144 (Amazon) these are keepers. I would prefer a touch more bass quantity but I will just EQ them a touch with my E17. Very happy just hours into my purchase.