Yes.. my pair have black rhodium faceplates.
I know the AS-2 gets a lot of love for its bass response (and, admittedly, I actually haven't tested bass performance all that much... yet), but I was just telling Dale (via email) that I actually appreciate the rest of the AS-2;s freq tuning more than the bass. I guess I just kind of take for granted the phenomenal bass we can *expect* from Aurisonics.. but this is a phone that's tuned with precision.. from end to end. The AS-2 is no "one trick pony." As eke mentioned, the midrange is very immersive (I think fans of the BA200 & HD600's midrange will love the AS-2 midrange).. and the treble is, IMO, perfectly tuned for stage monitor purposes. I'm a guy who "likes my trebles".. and I don't find the AS-2's treble lacking in quantity at all. For pro monitoring purposes, there might even be a tad more than what some musicians and engineers would expect.
I'm listening to one of my favorite hip hop albulums () of all time: Outkast's "Aquemini." I remember running this through the AS-2 demo/prototype (I heard last summer) and my jaw dropped.. it's every bit as stunning the second time around.
Yep, I think the midrange is the best part of the AS-2 series. It has the vocal height of my HD600, plus the kind of intimacy you can only get from iems. Then you have that solid bass line underneath supporting the music...total immersion.