Hey all, Still have these after many years (my god..30+ years) of use, but not abuse :nono: . I use them as my only set when quiet times are needed, but do enjoy them occasionally as a break from the big guys in my avatar. I'll put these on though if I want to verify what a piece of music should or does sound like if I think the speakers might be sounding funky. I don't have extensive experience with other brands and levels of headphones but I do think they are a fine sounding headphone. Reading the excellent thread on Head-fi, these Orthos can be shy on bass, and I think the HP-3's are known to be a bit better out of the box than some of its' brethern, but I don't find them disagreeable in the bass end at all....and I like a good solid bass (Infinity Q2's ). The rest of the sound is just clean and non-fatiguing. Other comments most welcome - good or bad. I've more pics in the Members Component area of the Gallery for closeups of various areas.