Well, I went ahead and ordered a pair and they arrived the other day. I haven't been able to spend a huge amount of time listening to them, but after a brief EQ on my player I think I can safely say I'm enjoying them! They're nice and light, very comfortable, with just the right clamping force for my noggin. I'm thinking about getting the velour pads at some point, especially when the weather clears up and I spend more time outside in them, but for the moment they're fine as they are.
I was a bit worried about the bass ports, but in action they've surprised me a little. I agree with most of the comments on here about the most open setting being overkill, but they're good for adding a dose of fun to the sound on occasion, without resorting to changing EQ settings etc.
All in all, happy with my purchase and looking forward to them burning in/loosening up. I wonder if the burn-in period would be sped up by opening the bass ports, allowing the drivers to flex more freely?
Edit: Anyone know of a case that is available in the UK to protect my new babies? I saw the Slappa hardbody one on Soundprofessionals, but haven't found a UK supplier.
Edited by Splather - 1/30/13 at 4:34am