How was your day at work, productive...that's good. I had to tell my boss I couldn't make it today, I had a thing to do, hope he had a good productive day..(sic) Yes yes, the headphones. Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! The short answer is, yeah, nah They do everything well, nothing bad, but also nothing exciting. Seriously I had to ask the Sennheiser dude, "are these Electrostats or Planars.?" coz I was trying to figure them out, what were they trying to be. $80,000 Headphones and Amp/Dac....nope, no thanks. I also tried Sony MDR-Z1R, with LAPPY>MOJO They sounded very nice, good texture bass, good balance and detail, fit and weight very good. Cables annoying and not good if you turn your head alot. As a dynamic, it's nothing special over what I have already, not worth a $1600 punt anyways. Story time....... Addicted to Audio have a travelling set of Sennheiser-HE-1 that are doing a tour of the 4 stores, Perth was Thursday, I tried to put my name down but Dan said it was too busy and if there was enough ppl, they would hold a better session Friday. As it turned out, Thursday, 35 ppl turned up and they had about 2 songs each..LOL On Friday, we had 1 hour sessions, and I could have walked out after 30mins coz I was out of ideas by then. I threw all sorts of music at it, it all held up well enough, very good expression of Kendrick, classical, acoustic, it did well, but it felt like a reproduction of the music, instead of an interpretation ..idk Kinda sounded repressed and veiled a bit, not bright or forward at all, so you had to listen out for the music. They are open backed and leaked like a sieve...I had the volume at 12 o'clock for most of the full impact, big bass tracks, in general I felt fatigued afterwards, we talked alot and I was concentrating on listening at the same time. It was cool that the dude would find any track I wanted (and that I knew) so I could reference it against what I know. The HE-1 DAC he said was a Sabre chip, which is a little bright, so for it to sound dark or repressed was odd. I had an awesome time, flatout for 3hrs jus demo'ing and talking gear..I need a nap now. I asked everyone the same question too.......What headphones do you have/bought/want. Sennheiser dude said HD 800, he heard the HD 820's the thinks they are better all around and improved. Store owner Dan said he had none, he has stereo gear, I told him to get out... Shop dude had nothing 6 months ago, now he has HE-Edition X v2 and some ear bud things whatever.