I have had the same experience. The SSK's sound great, but the soundstage on the anbes is a little wider and there's a little more sub-bass. Vocals and a little less recesses and the mids are a little thicker (snare drums I've used my SSK's quite a bit so i'm not sure they'll ever break in to sound like the anbes, but I've used the anbes' more certainly. I also have another pair of 359's that have had very little use. I dropped them and the shell came off, so I still need to glue it back together. I also super glued the pads back on my 359's, they are just to good not to use.