So now everyone can get off my back (Jeff)! I finished them up late last night so I really didn't get much listening time. It was 9pm so I just threw in my Sarah McLachlan CD and listened for a few minutes to a few tracks. I noticed that vocals are truly sweet, even without any break-in. I'd say they're at least on par with my Emeralds at this point. I'm assuming they'll get even better over time. I'll try to get in some more listening over the next few days and this weekend. In a few weeks I'll try to do a real head to head with the Emeralds. Brian P.S. Now if my K2 will get here this week I can play with it, too!