Yeah :( if it comes to that I will, kind of hoping to avoid it though since this issue doesn't seem to be that rare with these, and if I returned it I'd either end up getting another q40 which could have the same issue, or develop it down the road.
Or jump to one of the other headphones I was considering which are in a high price bracket and was hoping to put off until later.
If you use an amp get them out of your view. That problem is a big red flag.
The sound is above it's price range but you just quoted my experience and now you're having one of your own. It turned out good for me (the immediate return) it will for you. New **** acting like old broke **** is not acceptable.