(with some ZMF love on 'em) Waddup! I could not for the life of me find any information on this headphone prior to, or after my purchase of it. I think the person that sold me this headphone kinda listed the price too high at 1300 but I bit anyway, hoping to seriously pump the breaks on my headphone rotation since I let them go so fast. Well first impressions were... okay...why because I didn't feed them high quality music the first day or two because I was stuck on some new songs I really like. Also because I prize viscerally engaging responses I found them relatively soft at first for my tastes. Soo .... My sentiments literally did a 180 once I ventured into the rest of my files, especially the better ones and I found the Code-X very hard to fault. Since this is such an acclaimed and unanimously revered headphone I honestly don't feel qualified to start this thread or make myself vulnerable by sharing the negatives and positives of this headphones. Yet, I believe it needs a thread. Well I will start off the wrong way by first listing some of my wants and then my satisfactions. So FAR Wants: Slightly more air in the last octave... only about a 2db boost at around 16khz is literally all I want for my tastes. However, even without it I am totally fine. Edit: This is mostly with ZMF cowhide pads that I prefer over alpha pads and is one of the drawbacks of the combination. More Macro Dynamic contrast + Denser tones a la HE-6 would give me a little more viscerally pounding responses. That is the area I am admittedly most sucker for. Not sure about what I think of low level listening. I have mixed feelings Textures are sometimes soft I personally prefer dynamics over planars so am hoping all the headphones I buy after this are dynamic version of this headphone. Satisfactions: Ummmm...... EVERYTHING ELSE Bass is deep and controlled and even though its a relatively smooth sounding headphone it can knock when called for Mids are even, realistic and flow really naturally Soundstage is very much satisfactory for my needs Clarity is def TOTL Resolution is dope Timbre is magical Distortion is minimal Separation is awesome I am having a tough time thinking of any headphone being legitimately better for my tastes besides the Utopia. I think only a modded HD800 could rank higher but I haven't really had one. I have only heard one at meets. I will one day though. The most supreme genre master and hands down does variety better than just about any other headphone I have had. As an HD650 fan I gotta say I am not missing its tonality right now. I feel like this was the perfect way to spend the money I had from the Elear sale. So I was eyeing the Ether Flow but cant imagine it being better than these. If it is I don't care. I'll pass. HiFiMan, Audeze, and Sennhieser should be throwing LFF some bones and writing contracts.