I heard them before they came out. I mentioned this earlier in the thread. As far as I know, the version I heard was the 2nd iteration of the pre-production. Somebody who has heard both the current production and the version I heard (I think side by side) said the current version sounds more rolled off in the treble. I believe him as I thought they had more treble than what has shown up in measurements for the production version. My biggest positive for the unit I heard was the frequency response, but if the treble issue ends up being true then I don't think these would have much of anything going for them for me personally aside from the nice looks. I didn't like the closed in soundstage, and I really didn't like how slow and 'undetailed' they sounded. The lack of detail in particular is why I'd hesitate to say these should be considered high end.
I'm thinking of getting a pair just to try them without that plastic thing covering the drivers and either leaving the driver assembly exposed or damped with a thin layer of open cell foam. At the very least that should help with the soundstage a little.
So no! Is the answer. 'Somebody'' who has heard both pre and current production side by side ''you think'' said this. Oh my
Can we please keep this to an Impressions Thread as in the title instead of people who haven't even heard them chiming in...