Just got these today. Gotta say they're keepers... at $80 it's practically robbery
I've been using v6s for a year now but can't wear them for more than an hour or two before my ears hurt. These on the other hand I could basically wear all day and forget I even had them on.
A more indepth comparison with the v6s, and a few other cans I've scrounged up for comparison:
- Clarity is good. They're not quite as bright as the AKG k271s, but much clearer than the v6s. Accuracy in mids/highs feels nice and crisp without being pedantic, while still relaxed enough to not fatigue.
- Bass is right around what you'd expect. It's more full than the k271s and has a bit more presence than the Focal spirit one, but doesn't have the v6's punch. I sort of miss this, but I've not seen anything short of basshead cans like the m50s that can match the v6 in that department.
- Comfort is amazing. The only cans I've worn that are more comfortable would be the k271s with hifiman AE pads. Unfortunately, that particular combination wrecks the soundstage of said headphone and is not recommended.
- They're flat, but still have impact. This is a bit hard for me to explain, but as a comparison the Focals sounded sort of "dead" and uninteresting, where these still have a nice cheerful output like the v6s. I'd say the v6s are a bit more playful due to the punchy bass, but the added clarity on the NVX is a better trait in most genres
All in all it's a welcome trade. I might keep the v6s around for travel use since they fold, but these have replaced them for daily use.