There seem to be a few other "clubs" scattered 'round the head-fi summit, so I thought I'd make one for past and present Qualia owners, as well as anyone with general interested in them.
Though they're not without their flaws and idiosyncrasies, these headphones remain one of my all-time personal favorites. In fact they're one of the few flagships for which I'd consider buying a backup pair at some point in the future. For me they represent the pinnacle of a particular kind of headphone species, those that adhere to a highly analytical and exacting---albeit slightly artificial---approach to rendering sound. I feel that Qualia is almost unrivaled when it comes to its spatial capabilities, its pin-point imaging and instrument separation. Instruments and voices sound to me as though they are genuinely present. Hauntingly so.
Not to mention they're just damn sexy. That's my pair, by the way. : P