Microphonics are pretty bad. I don't think it leaks too bad but I see the mesh next to the back of the housing and can clearly hear music leaking when I put it up to my ear. I can't imagine it could be that bad though. Hight quality cable and well built just like the other higher end AT's.
I brought it to work with me today and listening to it at my desk. There's good separation and has a wide field of sound but seems more cohersive than something like the H3 or FX850. The sound just doesn't seem as vast. More intimate like I mentioned before. I can only imagine with a littel more treble presence, this sound could be an absolute killer.
Agreed on all accounts. Maybe burn-in might fix the treble.
The soundstaging is also true about these ckrs. Sometimes I cannot tell whether it has greater or similar height to the h3s. Sometimes it's on par, some other songs beat the h3s. I cannot tell really.