Man, that sucks, hope you can get a reimbursement.
Well, that settles it for me. I'll be testing against my old LCD-2, then I'll return them. They have a nice, balanced sound, but they will break sooner or later: that metal piece holding the strap is so flimsy it's ridiculous!
Elex already ordered.
Let us know how the Elex is! I'm tempted with the sale, but I ended up getting the Sundara for $320 with the Hifiman black friday coupon this morning (I need to return the ones I have due to the driver issue). But, for me, the next step up from the Sundara has always been the Elex. Curious to hear how it compares between the two and how much of a difference there is.