Read here for initial subjective impressions: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/nectar-hive-electrostatic-headphones.9829/ I will be providing mostly measurements with limited subjective impressions pre-measurements. In a nutshell, the Hive is a great e-stat. The presentation is closer to the Sennheiser estats (HE60 and HE90) or HE Jade than the STAX headphones. This meaning they have a more tactile attack. Bass slam actually seems stronger then even the Sennheisers. I believe there were some design considerations made here with regards to diaphragm tensioning, which is quite low. The downside is that the diaphragm has a tendency to stick to the stators if the headphones are not put on very gently. The workaround is to put the headphones on first, let the pressure equalize in a second, and then plug in the headphones in. Running a lower bias can help too. If one likes the ethereal and limp STAX sound, then it is possible that the Hive may not suite them. Personally, I love their presentation. Tonally, they are bit like the HD600s. The stock pads have an 8kHz peak that emphasize sibilance. Fostex woody like pads flatten out this peak a bit. This will not be a full set of headphones measurements - at least not yet. I am moving to another state in another two weeks, but I wanted to at least get a few measurements in as a teaser. I should be up and running around New Years. Looking forward to 2021. This year has been shitty. But shitty times can sometimes provide new opportunities and shake us up from our tendency to seek comfort.