Just got mine today and have been burning them with the usual music I listen to for a few hours.
-This definitely looks and feels like a quality headphone, in-line remote aside.
-The earpads are soft, yet firm. Pretty high-quality pleather in my book, moreso than the HTF600 and roughly SR-303 level. I just hope they don't harden up after extended use.
-Those earpads are a bit small by circumaural standards. Larger than the HTF600, but still smaller than AD700 and Stax Lambdas to the point where my ears tend to touch the edges inside.
-Clamping force is a bit on the high side, probably a necessity to ensure a good seal. It feels a bit tighter than a Stax Lambda Nova/numerical model and possibly even a brand-new HTF600, but definitely less than a worn HTF600, and much less than the AD700 or vintage Stax Lambda models. It certainly detracts from comfort, in any case.
-The soundstage isn't the best I've heard when coming from really open designs like AD700s and Stax Lambdas, but competitive with the HTF600.
-Bass is pretty prominent.
-Mids aren't totally overshadowed.
-Noise isolation isn't spectacular; you'll still hear sounds from outside, albeit attenuated somewhat.
-I can't test noise leakage yet without asking someone else to wear them, but I'd expect that the real strength of these headphones is that the sound won't leak and disturb other people, even if sounds do come through.
-They're a bit less sensitive than the HTF600 volume-wise, even with the in-line remote set at full volume.
Of course, things could change after burn-in. I'll have to set aside some time for that.
Edited by NamelessPFG - 10/3/12 at 12:54pm