Had a quick test-drive at the local garage...
Surprised at the clamp force of the d7100...not that strong.
It's only barely holding onto my head becos of the suction of the soft comfy pads.
I shook my head a little, the casing wobbled...but the pads didn't.
Quite light, the metal finish reminded me of the hd800.
Futuristic, light n strong I reckon.
Very good clarity...I would say superior to the d7000.
I won't use the word sibilant on this can.
A lot of air in between instruments...a lot of depth.
The bass rumbled on my ears when I cranked up the volume on Fourplay..
The stiffness of the metal holding up well.
I kept noticing the realism of the instruments on a few occasion..the vibration of the drumskin, the fret sound of the guitar..etc.
Vocals are quite upfront surprisingly, since I read a few comments of a V sig.
my impression is that the depth is so deep that the rest of the instruments seem further bacccck that the soundstage takes awhile to get used to.
I believe this can will shine when better matching of gears are found.
maybe a tube amp....
Will I fork out the extra $$ to move from a d7k....hmmmmmm
I might not need the extra clarity.
in my own lingo, this is like a T5p with BASS.
Ok ok...dun run out to buy yet. just my 20mins worth of salt on this to share...
U better hear it for yourself
edit: heard off a RSA DARK STAR amp.Edited by Lorspeaker - 8/7/12 at 6:55pm