So its' been about 30 hours of playback, I think the burn in has gone on long enough... These ain't a pair of AKG's.
First off I'd like to make a small complaint.
There's a bump somewhere in the 2.5khz to 3khz range that forces presence and be too fatiguing. These have gone down over time, but it's still there. Unfortunately all of my female vocalists have this strong presence, and with the lack of a dip in this area; everything sounds very honky and artificial.
The bass does seem a bit separated from the rest, and I think I like this. I can actually hear sub-bass on its' own, which isn't very common in the headphones I own due to the common bump in mid-bass. The bass, similar to the mids, are quite variable. If the song doesn't have a solid bass presence, the bass will tend to be a bit flabby and turn out to be muddy. This especially applies to the increase in bass level increases. In this case, I like to switch between the second and third levels depending on the song. On a song requiring faster bass, I turn it down to the second adjustment. On slow songs with low rumbly sub bass, I turn it to the third setting. I just don't go to the fourth setting due to the lack of mid-bass.
The mids are ups and downs here. Bad for my anime music because the female vocalists are a lot higher octaves than my regular music, in which I already discussed the 2.5khz-3khz range fatigue. Male vocals are fine for the most part. I COULD switch to the first setting in which the bass is lower than the mids, but the fatigue will be too much for me.
The treble wasn't too special, it can deliver airyness when called for. However I come from treble/mids rounded headphones, so that's something else.
Detailing is okay, soundstage is okay.
However what I loved the most is the isolation. I put these on and it feels like sound is just getting sucked out from my ears.
In the end, I think these are a no-go for me. I gave them a shot twice.
But don't take my review too seriously, I'm a guy who came from bright headphones. Those bright headphones usually have more midbass and midrange that can make bass sound tighter, and unfortunately I guess sub-bass wasn't meant for me.
At least my dad likes the COP! :D
Edited by Nec3 - 4/3/14 at 6:47pm