My feelings about the Xelento are verbatim to what's written here. The stock tips didn't work for me. Was really disappointed. Too bass-heavy and dark. I like sparkle. Using a double flange Spinfit right now and EQed my QP2R to boost the highs too. I feel with a tesla driver inside each side, one shouldn't need to do this. I am coming from using a Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, so yeah, these are not that. At this price, I really shouldn't need to compare these to my P1s (except my P1s are the MeeAudio Pinnacle P1). haha.