Fellas and gals - just a heads up that I had my FA-011AE broken in for awhile now and this is still my personal favorite. I had the Beats Pro (Blehhhhhhh -- great for the bass awhile), Master & Dynamics MH40, and recently the Beyersdynamics DT 1990 Pro, and I have to say the FA-011AE is my favorite still.
It's not the best built in terms of quality, the Beyers and M&D are better, but the soundstage is raw and wide and the unapologetic rawness (rustic) of the sound is bliss. Russians built these??!? Go figures. Versatility comes to my mind and something to throw any music at. This can has it's own personality.
Beyers may be better at reproduction, superbly German--no puns, the Beats for the head bangers, the M&D is demure compare to Beyers and FA in terms of personality.
If the cliches goes like 'sound of the cans is a personal preference' -- the FA-011AE has plenty to throw at you.