Just early impressions: -This is an extremely fun headphone to listen to...is it neutral? Absolutely not but oh so much fun to listen to.... - So far I am really digging the bass...I am in disagreement with the bass being wooly or mudddy sounding...It hits hards when it needs to but when it is not in the recording it is not there....I am a bass player and I tend to like a little more bottom end but I hate a muddy sound...to my ears these aren't muddy. The bass is tight and upfront just how I like it...Listening to Victor Wooten's Amazing Grace off of Bela Fleck and the Flecktone's live album Live Art I have to say I was very impressed. -The sound stage acceptable, not extremely wide but I found that it goes fairly deep. -The mids are great(acoustic guitar sounds excellent) for a headphone like this, I'm really enjoying putting the headphone through the different music genres...it is early but I think they are better than my D7000 and the bass on these is not nearly as muddy. IMO, the D7000 is darker sounding. -They look fantastic and build quality is very good. -The only negative is possibly the pads, they are ok, just not ridiculously comfy(they may get better) and my ears do get a little hot . The pads may have a lot with this tuning though. I may try to switch out the pads this evening and see what happens. -Overall, I am very pleased with this headphone. IMO, for the money it is a great deal. No buyers remorse here.