Mshenay and Wolfetan44, on the one hand, you parted with the MD's a bit quickly, on the other hand, I have one of your pairs on the way, so thank you, the price drop basically pays the CA sales tax and shipping for me!
These are the pefect leave at work can for me - pretty bulletproof, industrial cool/fuggly, and don't look like the truly stunning headphone that they are. My coworkers think I'm listening to some low buck steam punk headphone, and I've got the brilliant sound of the MD's shutting out the outside world when necessary (don't get me wrong - I LIKE the look of the MD's, and the fit and finish are top notch - you won't find better on any headphone - it is just the look of the Fostex T50RP). My first pair remains at home, to be integrated into some sort of semi-stationary bedside rig, I think. I swore I wasn't gonna build a bedside rig again and stay portable....
Right now, as I sit here typing, I am listening to "The Wall" ripped from a 20+ year old gold master disc on a Peachtree Nova, which really does a nice job with these, though it is not the powerhouse that a Lyr or Burson or something like that is. The Nova is a great DAC with a nice speaker amp and a nice headphone amp, but not a particularly powerful headphone amp. Still sounds really good, though.
Oh, and I can't quite tell from the myriad posts above, but are there new stickers coming? Cool !
Edited by aamefford - 3/17/13 at 8:21am