First, I know I know... I got these strictly for the noise cancellation at my office. Sound quality was a secondary consideration. IEMs drive me nuts (have a pair of unloved Etys lying in my bag).
Anyhow these are the special-edition ones with the brown pads, which shouldn't matter. I noticed shortly after getting them that the treble seemed shifted to the right. Further listening and comparison with other headphones confirmed this. I tried another source and tried both cables it came with. Thinking it was a defective unit I went back to the Bose store and sure enough, the demo units did the same thing!
I can't believe something with this obvious of a design flaw would get produced, let alone not mentioned in any reviews I could find.
Has anyone else noticed this? A good, common track where this would be very noticeable would be "Young Lust" by Pink Floyd.