I never really consider soundstage as a major factor in my listening enjoyment with headphones, though, this word is used in every single final thought in each of the reviews. It is almost as if you began with a premise of your interpretation of soundstage and how important this was to you, and then proceeded to write your review based on this one, single theme. Because of the lack of importance to me, it is like reading a car comparison review where the author hates red cars and one of the cars that runs circles around the others just happens to be red, and this is brought up over and over again. The 0-60 time was the quickest of the bunch, which is not bad for a red car. In the slalom, it was well balanced and despite being red, proved to have the best results on either a dry or wet track. While the red color was annoying, it did get the best fuel economy in our cross-country trip.
Don't take me too seriously, I'm always joking around. The review was one of the better that I have read on the Alphas lately, and certainly not biased toward the hype. I'm just not much of a soundstage person, I suppose, unless the performance is absolutely dreadful.