I just got these cans today. I've been auditioning new phones at Amazon's expense since early December. I've had K702s/Sennheiser HD 650s (current set)/Sennheiser Amperiors (I kept these for work) and now the K702 annies. Keep in mind that I have only had them about two hours since the FedEX guy stopped by.
Packaging: Meh. A special slipcover on the box. I'd have expected more than just a sticker in it too.
Headphones themselves: Nice grey colored cord. It feels a little heavier than the one on the K702, but my mind could be playing tricks on me, I sent the K702s back to amazon yesterday so I can't say for sure.
Styling: Same essentially as K702 obviously. Headband looks sturdier, pushing on the memory foam pads is rewarding I guess?
Putting them on for the first time:
Really comfy. They don't pinch my head like the HD 650s and I can wear them with my gasses on, which obviously is a plus. I don't know about you all, but being able to see is pretty nice.
I'm listening to 256kbps rips of Radiohead's secret 0110 playlist on an Aune T1 with a Rocket-Logo 6N23P on iTunes with the BitPerfect plugin active, eq is on but set to flat. I picked these two albums because of the different dynamics in each song, and use of orchestration in some tracks.
Sound is very smooth, but still crisp. I can pick out each instrument, and place them in the mix. The soundstage feels both wider and taller than the HD 650s as well. The bass issue I had with the K702s is gone. I don't know if it is the pads or the matched drivers, but I don't feel these are lacking bass, and it does not have the murky quality I have picked up with the HD 650s, it seems more articulate and accurate.
Verdict (so far):
I prefer these over the HD 650s I have now in terms of both comfort and sound, but I haven't done extensive A/B yet or any real burn in. My girlfriend is taking a nap and I don't want to disturb her, so take any of the above with the consideration that I'm listening at very low volume. In my opinion, these are MUCH better than the K702 standard (which I had burned in for 50 hours previous to returning in favor of the HD650s).
More to come later.