Hi, maybe I just didn't get a good pair (the cable that I replaced, was faulty), but I don't feel the same love that others that I respect in the community, do. Mine seemed hard to drive, or maybe I just thought that that was the problem. The sound was clean, but it just didn't have anything that made me love it. Sennheisers, fostex, Oppo, nuras,1mores, audio technicas, even grados, all had something distinctive about them, but I found (just my opinion), that they didn't have anything about them that other cans didn't do better. These were perfectly alright, but didn't have any wow factor for me. Let me stress again, that mine could've been defective (hifiman are not renowned for their quality), as many people give these glowing reviews, and the price is good.
I can sum it up like this; I thought they were ok, but didn't keep them, but, and this says the most about them, I still look at the drops and consider getting another pair, in case mine were just an anomaly. In no way were these bad, they just weren't as good as I thought they'd be. Read the other reviews.