I never expect much in terms of soundstage for Audeze, considering their inherent house sound. But virtual surround usually mitigates those deficiencies enough that they don't bother me all too much. But yeah, it's definitely not one of their strong suits, so those looking for soundstaging should probably look elsewhere in general. I'm interested in how similar it can get to the Mobius, without the obvious benefits of all the options the Mobius has, but in place, has the strengths of a traditional, wired design, which will benefit from external source/amps much more. I admit I'm not the BIGGEST fan of the Mobius style headband, mainly because the typical LCD headband design is so...perfect. Not sure how that design could be possible on a plastic frame however. I like their decision to go with dual 3.5mm input. I have one I'm using with the Ed. XX that I like so much in case this one is junk, though I doubt it.