Both pads and driver size looks same as before, old Utopia has somewhat extended treble so surprised if new manages to pull noticeably more soundstage. Guessing less treble and more bass for new version but time will tell.
Agreed... I prefer the carbon fiber pattern on the original and also don't really like the honeycomb pattern. As far as soundstage goes, I actually quite like the intimacy of the OG. It compliments my HD800s quite well
I never owned the original Utopia, but I really love this new design. Looks nice and sleek. I do have the Clear MG Pro, which it seems this new version borrows some design elements from.
That being said, I probably will not get this, the Clear MG is plenty resolving enough for me and I like the warmer sound. Unless this is a warmer and smoother Utopia, in which case I will at least have to audition it.