I must admit, they are pretty. The sound is very rich and perhaps too rich for some. Having recently moved from Shure IEMs, I found the presentation of the Phaitons to be very forward. I am not sure if that's an issue that's common to cans versus in-ear monitors.
My main rig, which consists of Naim 5 series gear (CD5, Nait 5, Flatcap 2) and B&W 804s, is much more analytical. I am not used to such a forward presentation but I decided to give them a 30 day test drive.
I'll leave them breaking in overnight and I'll report back soon.