Yes, it's true and it's good that we all like different things. Sorry to rant negatively but the comparisons and the stances taken put my back up. Didn't intend it as trolling but sometimes there needs to be a little balance. This thread got me to buy these and it seems that posting negative results is a little shunned and one sided. I think it would be trolling if this were and "Appreciation" thread, not just an open thread of impressions.
I'm happy for you that you like them. They may not be for me but if they are for you then fill yer boots, as they say.
(for the record, I'm no HD800 fanboy)
Yes I understand that from hype comes high expectations which can ultimately lead to massive let downs. What I've been always saying, however, is that annies are great headphones for those who really wanted to like the K/Q70X, but were turn off by the headband and/or the harsh treble as compared to the bass/warmness. We all like different things indeed, but I honestly think these are the most balanced AKG cans I've listened. Who knows what my opinion would be if I've gotten those Q's and got used to their signature? But at the time of auditioning I found anniversaries to be the best option for me both sound and comfort wise.