Quick post from head-fi... New A900X owner here. The plan was to try them @ BB, but they matched newegg, so I was out the door for $245. IMO, these are worth quite a bit more. I enjoy them more than: 10. PX200 ii 9. HD380 Pro 8. KRK KNS-8400 7. DT770 Pro 250 Ohm 6. DT880 Pro 250 Ohm 5. HD580 4. DT880 Premium 600 Ohm 1. Q701 1. Grado 325i 1. A900X They're VERY comfy, a little warm, but that's to be expected w/ supraural headphones (they sit lightly on my upper ears). The vocals have less sibilance than all of them (can't quite recall the Grados). The lower end has enough for any genre, the soundstage is fantastic for a closed phone, and even the highs aren't too bad. I've had them on/off for about 5 hours now and they seem to be evening out nicely. For $225 online, I don't think much can contest these right now. Although, I have not heard AKG K550's or Shure's SRH-940. The pads do seem to be getting less stiff and have more give than when I originally put them on. What gets me about this headphone is that it's more FUN than the 880 600's. I also hated how the 880's would touch my ears on the inside...that and they were a touch too bright...at least not burned in. I'll update this thread w/ gaming impressions vs Q701's eventually, but feel free to pop in and ask questions. I love questions.