Don't really think so, they're just too warm. The few reports I could find online also described them as warm and masking detail. Even as the last cap in the PSU I could still hear the exaggerated low mids though the mid detail and richness was kind of great. Reworked the crack and now the resolution has massively improved. Stock I could start to hear noise at around mid volume with quite a lot at max volume, now it's quiet as a tomb.