The box is small and is only large enough for the nylon carry case. Nice case with Velcro closing strap, a perfect size to carry in a back pack. One word really describes the box and carry case, efficient. There is no wasted space.
Viewing the HP's on first gaze..they look like quality. Metal, durable and well designed. Excellent eye appeal.
First listen....maybe 15 minutes. Very nice sound, deep bass not boomy but very present in a good way. Treble even, not harsh in the least, smooth upper end. Mids are blended well, easy to distinguish but not overpowering.
Good initial impression overall! I need more listening time to see if they can match up in sq against the NAD.