Yup, I had a good chance to spend some quality time with today and yesterday.Any update on the Tagos?
Here's my vague thoughts: despite the pads being on the small size, the comfort is actually very good. I enjoyed listening to them today and then fell asleep with them on, not through boredom but because the comfort coupled with the smooth presentation was a good experience.
I think they have opened up a little since I've spent some hours with them. On first listen, they sound rather boxy and enclosed, but they now have a cleaner presentation. The tuning is indeed very interesting: natural, yes, insofar as there's no glossy peaks in the FR. They remind me a bit of the HD600 in this respect. They're flat in their presentation, and certainly not what I call "consumer" tuning. If anything, there is what feels like a bit of a bump in the lower mids, which gives a slightly rich but also slightly congested presentation. They're not "airy" headphones, but nor are they warm. Natural.
Interestingly, I found they responded very well to EQ adjustments. They can basically be modified to a v-shape if you want, but that defeats the purpose and also the virtue of the headphones.
In terms of other aspects, because they're abundantly natural, their overall presentation is not about slam, dynamics, and impact. They're refined and as I say rather smoother. Listeners may find this enjoyable or non-engaging depending on their tastes. Technical aspects are ok, not great to be honest. I find the imaging, detail retrieval, and separation a bit soft (I would say the much cheaper MSR7B is stronger in all these respects, to be honest).
I'm not yet sure if I'll keep them. They're 100% a departure from my tastes, which tends to be slightly elevated sub-bass, flat mid-bass/flat-mids, airy/crisp top end. But the more time I've spent with the Tago, the more they've grown on me. Their subtle and certainly deserve a wider audience.