just wanted to say that my birthday present arrived last Friday and... l am loving it!!
So far, l am mainly using it with the HE-400 and the AH-D600 (both balanced). Both headphones have never sounded better... The HE-400 sounds simply fantastic, what an amazing change compared to my previous gear. However, l can see the Ref.10 is asking for a much better pair of HPs...
In time, l'd like to share some of my impressions. Until then, let me mention a few adjectives that would define its sound (according to my ears, of course): refined, smooth, lush, amazing dynamics, great detail retrieval, natural/organic... l believe the midrange/voices are the star here..
To sum up, l'd simply say: l would certainly buy it again, absolutely.
Cons: l would've prefered it having a volume knob
Extras: the self-defense weapon it comes with. Very handy when it comes to travel. lt has a 'camouflage/deceptive' appearance that resembles that of a remote control which makes it great to pass airport security controls, flawlessly.