I actually wanted to buy it right there if they had it, as this seems to share a lot of qualities with the Grado SR225i, my main phone.
- Both look ugly and flimsy because of the plastic, but are actually solid -- you pay for the driver and not aesthetics
- Both are super lightweight (I don't really care for most of the TOTL phones because they weigh too much -- 9oz is about the highest I'll tolerate. Bought the SR225i over the SR325is for this reason)
- Both have a boosted midrange
- They share about the same price point (SR225i sells for about $250 here)
So basically I'm just hoping that this is as good as the hype. Obviously this isn't going to be as good as a K1000 (which had the most wonderful soundstage when I heard it at the Toronto meet), but if this can get even 50% of the soundstage of the K1000, it'll be a midrange budget killer.
By the way, it seems that the MA500 (8.7oz) actually weighs more than the MA900 (6.9oz) despite the MA500 only having a 40mm driver... interesting. I'm thinking the MA900 is a completely different beast, both in terms of sound and comfort, than the MA500.
Edited by colgatetotal - 6/3/12 at 7:23am