So. First impressions from the alpha dog.
Sounds wide soundstage for a closed back, but not open sounding in any way. Treble sounds "dull" as some others might state as well. Its bass might not be considered ideal for all genres, as it lacks the impact that I personally like from the he-500. The midrange sounds good and linear, but might have an overall "off" timbre IMO. It just doesn't live up to the hype from my experience.
Thanks for daring a "contrarian" opinion; it's always good to read several points of view. Though I must admit I'm a little surprised at the timbre sounding off, since a realistic timbre is the strength of the unmodded T50RP, IMO.