He confirms what I begrudgingly had to admit, namely that these headphones actually are pretty damn good. Also, you have to appreciate this hedge (which I too would have made):
Music sounds fantastic: crisp highs, solid bass, well-defined midrange. (Note to letter-writers: Yes, yes, I know: they're not audiophile quality. For normal people, though, they sound great.)
Fact is, I'm now using these day-to-day at work and quite like them. Indeed, I think I'll keep them around even after I finally order the JH 13 Pro in-ear monitors.