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Finally got a chance to unpack mine and give a bit of a listen, and all I can say is wow! This is my first pair of real reference quality headphones, so I must say I am a bit blown away by them. I thought that my PC-37X set sounded really good, but wow! It's funny how you don't know what all is missing until you've heard it through better hardware. Reminds of motorcycle suspension -- you only know how well suspension can work based on the best you've ridden.
Currently I am pushing these with the built-in audio on my ASUS Z170-A motherboard, and it sounds fantastic - loud enough, though I can definitely push it a bit further before it gets uncomfortable for me (at about 60% OS-level; 80% application-level). I am looking forward to seeing how these wake up further with the D30/A30 combo that dropped recently (that were _supposed_ to ship today -- but looks like will be delayed). In the meantime these sound amazing already, so I am HAPPY!
As far as music goes... I ripped the few (old) CDs I still have to FLAC and am enjoying those. Some standouts so far for me have been the Beastie Boys albums -- mostly Check Your Head, Paul's Boutique, and Ill Communication -- they all three have so many different instruments and dynamic ranges of music involved. There is a lot more to these albums than one might realize through casual listening - so many little details I've never heard before. Also, the acoustic Nirvana album is an interesting listen. Can you tell I'm a kid of the 90s?
One thing that is making me hesitant on joining a future drop is the bass. How is the bass on the 6XX compared to your P37X. I currently have the K7XX so if anyone else is reading this and can compare please chime in!
I would say the bass on these is punchy and super clean. Maybe not as boomy as the 37X (which has a slightly V shaped sound profile) but very clean and well defined without muddying up the rest of the frequency ranges. I don't have the K7XX to compare to.
Also, I am wondering if the bass will be slightly more pronounced with a stronger amp. I won't know that for a while yet
Even if not though, I am pretty happy with the bass on these as is, and I am definitely a fan of strong bass.