Just to get back on track then - the Nightowls have finally landed on Australian shores and I jumped right in and ordered my pair. Hopefully have them next week. I owned the Nighthawk for over a year and really enjoyed them but sold them after getting the Ether C. I have really missed the musical engagement that they gave me so here's hoping that the Owls will do the same, but with a more balanced signature overall. As a woman audiophile there are only a handful of headphones which actually fit my small head - the Audioquests being the most comfortable ever. Wish headphone makers would be a bit more thoughtful and diverse in their thinking about customers. Thank you Skylar!