I'm starting to appreciate its look more and more, plus I found out that it weighs 352g, making it around the same weight as the HD800. That's a nice weight in my book, not something light and and fragile feeling like the HD600/650.
Plus look at this FR against the Orpheus (red).
It's damn near linear except for that bass rolloff and treble above 10khz.
The modded HE Jades FRs look even more stunning and clean than either. Though I'm terrified at the prospect of the pricing on a potential Jade 2 in the future.
Value is subjective. If it suits your needs it very well could be.
Haven't visited here in a while - are there any new fads (not the IEM company) or mods other than the jergpads that might be noteworthy? Any change in perception on these cans compared to how they were received from the beginning? Curious as the speed on here is staggering for even an appreciation thread's standards - almost impossible to follow.