As I mentioned previously, that was just my gut reaction, hopefully time will confirm you're right but if not the warranty will have people covered.
Yes, I tried taking the tri-tabs off, there wasn't much of a difference, if anything it was a little worse. Ultimately though it was the insertion depth required that was the real deal killer for me, it was a fairly minimal investment in the grand scheme of my audio gear so I didn't have any intention of selling them but after trying them I knew I wouldn't be able to use them so no point in keeping them around. They might as well go to a home where they'll be appreciated and used.
As for sound staging, bass... Yeah, there will be other phones that will overtake the Rockets in sheer dimensions, but the actual imaging within that space? The Rockets simply excel in that area, and best many, many pricier phones in that regard. It's very vivid to my ears. I'll concede that the bass could do with a bit more body/sustain to its note as what's there can sometimes feel just a touch indistinct due to how fast the notes subside, but that aside, the bass is definitely quality, and very clean.
Just my thoughts, but we'll get a bevy of new impressions very soon from a couple of real hard-asses
Overall balance and the sense of space would be higher on my list of priorities and those are areas the 750i's meet my personal preferences more. The Rockets do have a lot going for them though and I have no doubt that others will prefer them.
No, I didn't make a profit, nor was I looking to. After the international shipping charges ($30) and the taxes and handling fees ($25.08) I'll have spent about $155 so I expect after shipping to the new owner I'll lose a bit.
Edited by elnero - 8/9/14 at 8:42am