Maybe they need to grow on you... But from my experience with D7000, it was also very underwhelming, do not understand all the appreciation at all = absolutely unreal bass (like subwoofer, no real bass guitar) and treble (harsch, thin/lacked texture) along with recessed mids.
Alot of these problems have been solved. The mids are still slightly recessed but these are one of the most detailed dynamic cans I have ever heard. Bass can definitely be overwhelming at times - I enjoy this on some tracks, on others it can get to be a bit too much.
Still some very harsh treble peaks. I have developed a fear of the letter S.
Overall, very nice sound signature. It can truly give that "wow" factor on some tracks and move you, I have not experienced nearly as many of those moments with my other headphones. I'd say in my top 3 at the moment.
Edited by En_R - 1/12/13 at 12:23pm