Finally got a hold of these since a few people doubted my impressions at T.H.E SHOW. According to RD, this pair sounded less offensive in the treble compared to the earlier pair he had modded. My mind hasn't changed. With the peaks and ringing, I had a extremely hard time with certain kinds of music.
Surprisingly high amount of higher order harmonic distortion. I ran the tests two more times and with another reference to make sure they were right. The second order distortion peak around 3k-4.5k makes sense and jives with the CSD results: the peaks and ringing from 6-9kHz.
Sorry, subjectively it sounds painful to me when the peaks are lit up with certain types of music, and thoroughly mediocre to me when they are not. Some people like high-frequency peaks/ringing and high levels of distortion. I'm just not one of them.
The Anti-Hype takes into account both subjective experience (which is paramount) and objective measurements, and doesn't work with rose colored glasses on.
Remember, it was not that long ago when RD was openly mocked (in the other thread, now locked) by adherents of the K550 when he mentioned the K550's resonance issues and his attempts to correct them with modifications.