OK, finally got them from UPS. Just plugged them into my old Luxman integrated amp with a Sony x-series walkman as the source (no external DAC), and so far I am impressed of course, I have to turn up the amp to about 12:00 to get the sound I want). Dave Matthews Some Devil sounds really good! I can't wait to get them home to hook up to the LD1+ and a better source to see the difference. I'll also let them run all day to start breaking them in. These are pretty beafy, but actually really comfortable. Much more than the Grado 125, or my old AT ATH-2 ortho.
I'm really enjoying the strong, controlled bass coming out of these.
I've got to get back to work, but will post more later after I've had a chance to listen more.
Great! Many are fans of the velour pads vs pleather, so if you have both, consider trying out the velour. Let us know how the LD compares to the Luxman when ou get a chance.