(Took me 6 hours to write this post way to busy at work.)
Yes the sound is the most important part along with comfort. Which both of these areas I am enjoying.
I was just thinking that for a such an important anniversary I would have like some extras. Though I hate there sound my HM5s came with a headphone case, spare pads and spare cables. Even my Superlux HD668B came with a bag and extra cables for 60 bucks. I realize the Annies are leagues above both those headphones. Just seems to me that memory foam pads and a strap doesn't cost AKG 200 to 300 dollars per headphone. More like 5 bucks. Honestly I am just nitpicking and should really drink my coffee faster.
MLE you asked if I liked them. I do quite a bit just have to get used to the signature. I will be giving my DT990pros away and force myself to use the 65's. If I still need more punch down the road I will look to the X1 or HE400. I am honestly just not used to having mids that strong. Having vocals front and center is little disorientating in a good way. The soundstage also feels very different as well. To me the treble feels rolled off but of course it would being used tothe bright DT990s. Since my HD598s it is first time I have started to enjoy Jack Johnson again. He loves his bass guitar. On my other phones it can get loose and be a flabby mess.
Which is fine I don't think I am going to miss it. Also for me they sound very natural again disorientating again due to nature of the DT990s heavy V freq. So it is different and there is nothing wrong with that. It is actually really awesome. Gaming wise I didn't have to have my mixamp forced towards voice as much as my friends come in much clearer. That alone is worth it to me. I can hear more of the game and them as well.
So yes I like them. Just haven't reached love yet due to them being SO different from my DTs, Superlux's and CAL's(Which excite me every time I put them on.).
Damn it back to work.