Thanks all for the discussion here. Helped me decide to pick up some Enigmas, which was one of the best audio decisions I've made. I can't add a better critique than what's already been posted, but here are a few thoughts:
- Luis is phenomenal, as others already stated. He is really terrific to work with.
- I didn't immediately like the headband (comfort and function). The top of my (bald) head would feel weird pressure after a while. What I realized was that they were never adjusted evenly (one side was always shorter/longer than the other), which put pressure on a part of my head I wasn't used to. With other headphones I rely on the number of clicks when adjusting. So, I swapped out the headband with an LCD headband, which helped the function (adjustment setting). However, it ended up feeling too loose (like LCDs) so I went back to the Enigma headband and I have to say the comfort is really good. Adjusting each time I put them on is minor at this point.
- Of course the soundstage isn't as expansive as open cans (comparing to LCD-X), but I often forget they are closed while listening. To my ears, they sound like PM-2s with with better bass in a relatively light, closed-back headphone - I find that amazing. It has been a while since I listened to the LCD-XC, but I personally found them fatiguing. I can listen to the Enigmas all day.
- You can see in pictures that they stick out from the head quite a bit, but I still wasn't prepared for how large they appear when wearing them. They are home cans for me so personally not a problem.
Bottom line - The best all around closed-back headphones I've heard so far. Luis is a genius.
Edited by fogsound - 8/30/15 at 8:29am