They're a fun and clear headphone for listening to Hip Hop and electronic music. Good basshead cans. My biggest gripe has just been the pad shape. From what I've read about the Elear and my brief listen, they seem like they reach down low with good impact, though less exaggerated than the Fostex. And while having better balance to be used with other music. Now I just need to slog through this thread to look for reports of good amps with the Elear. I'll probably upgrade my amp/dac again come tax refund season. I've been really happy with the Chord Mojo so far having downgraded from much more expensive gear. Considering a 2qute and dedicated amp again later on. Maybe another Torpedo III, or the Metrum Aurix has caught my eye recently also. My past experience with tube amps has me thinking I may just prefer amps with transformer coupled outputs. I suspect that may apply with solid state as well. Just need to see what has good potential (and value) with the Elear.