I picked these up based on the new rave review in Stereophile. I'm listening to these now fresh out of the box plugged straight into my iPhone. I've been on a kind of a little quest to find something good for mobile use out of my iPhone. Definitely mid-centric, but that's okay. Craftsmanship and SQ are top notch considering my application. I wouldn't use this on my home rig really, but for on the go with no amp I'd rate it 4.5 stars. There's good detail without highlighting the deficiencies in my source which is quite a feat. Headband needs to be stretched out for sure for comfort. I'm glad to have these.
I've heard a lot of cans out of the iPhone, and this one is my favorite for now. My bet is that I'm going to favor the Fidelio L1 for this application when it gets here tomorrow, with it being open and having more bass. I will keep these regardless because of the nice compact design.