Sony Fetish O' My Heart...Well, I've now heard those dag-blasted MDR-W07's in a new light, Audio: against Etys.
While they are not nearly as transparent or clean overall, they are warmer and more pleasant AND they actually have character, something that Ety's have none of (and to me, that sucks). Plus, they have all of the cool-ear comfort of Etys with none of the sucking feeling, seal variability, "there's something deep inside my ear" feel or any of that.
They're rolled at the top and a bit hashy, BUT they make midrange music more evident than W100s and have more of that "saturated" master tape feel to them. Again, they have character and it's really nice.
To me, the whole "oh yeah, well my cans go clear on up to 5MHz, bitch, so eat it!" or "Man, my **** has the SLAMMIN' bass, dudes!" is kinda like that pre-historic standby, "my dick is (so) big."
Frankly, I don't care if your dick is 14" long. Firstly, it won't fit into any woman I know, and secondly, while it's fine to have that, what about technique? I am still (overall) happier with the high- and low-rolled, colored, boxy bassed but brimming-with-character W07's than I am with the W100s or Ety 4S's.
In any event, hopefully etronics will hurry the **** up and deliver my bloody V6's so I can compare them to the aforementioned cans. My brief experience with them last weekend at some stranger's house was pretty damned impressive, but we'll see.