thanks! I knew I was lost.
But seriously folks, there are some heavy-weight headphone enthusiasts weighing in on this thread, and I really do appreciate it. While I've been here too long to truly be a noob, it is exciting to see how much interest the AD's are generating, while at the same time people who have or have heard them are being very, very cautious.
I have a feeling that the overall community does not know what to make of these headphones. They don't really have direct competition, as there is no other closed-back planar anywhere near their price range, and it seems as if the intent was a neutral character without a 'house-sound' like the Audeze.