Well, I ordered my pair yesterday morning, and they arrived about two hours ago. Currently listening to the first Days of the New album (all acoustic). I've had a Lyr for about a year to power the Alpha Dogs I ended up buying, and it seems to be adequate. I don't really have anything to compare the Lry to, but at least so far I'm not finding any issues with the way these sound. They are absolutely "bright" sounding, but they don't sound exaggerated, and nothing like the Ultrasones. "Clinical" and "Dry" like they've been said to be seems pretty accurate too, and it doesn't bother me. I actually transitioned from a V shaped, very warm and heavily EQd pair of 280s many years ago to some Phonak 132s, which initially sounded "bad" to me. But I had just been using some relatively crap (good for the price back then I guess) headphones with an EQ that was all over the place to make music sound good. On first listen, these remind me quite a bit of the Phonaks. But better of course.
Before actually listening to music, I ended up cycling through a few movie scenes using Dolby Headphone. I had seen certain articles claim that these are so out of your head that they were the closest thing to sounding like actual speakers instead of headphones. First thing I noticed when watching the movies was how much more they really do sound more like speakers, although I'm not sure if it's just these headphones, or the fact that they are open. I haven't had a pair of fully open yet, and the closest I've come would be the DT880s, but these are way more open sounding.
edit: Wow. Revealing is an understatement. I just listened to this album yesterday with my DT880s, and it's like I'm listening to a better mixed version right now.
edit 2: These really bring out the bass guitar too. Like by a lot.
Edited by Sanctuary - 3/24/17 at 10:16am