Youtube review: http://youtu.be/-3ZQG2CPDmA Photo: http://dalethorn.com/Photos/iPhone6p/Headphone_Symphonized_Wraith2_01.jpg Sources: iPhone6+ with the Oppo HA-2/v-moda Verza DAC/amps; various computers using the HRT Microstreamer/FiiO E17k/Beyerdynamic A200p DAC/amps. Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the Symphonized Wraith Version 2.0 are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - the v-moda M100 and XS, the FAD Pandora VI and IV, the Beyerdynamic T1 and T90, the AKG K812 and K712, and notes that I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I'll describe how I relate to the Wraith2 (i.e. my personal tastes and how I use the headphone) only after covering all of the objective issues. Summary of sound: A DJ-type of sound as I understand it, tilted away from the treble and toward the bass. The balance of that sound should appeal to most users, but the quality of the sound is more than just the superficial signature, it's the clarity and lack of minor distortions that are characteristic of the better headphones at more than twice the price. To get a better picture of the sound with different types of music that test the headphone's capabilities, check out the music tracks and comments listed below. I reviewed the original Symphonized Wraith circa October 2014, and it had earcups that resembled the LSTN Troubador design - a slight pear shape. The Wraith2 earcups are simple ovals - very elegant, especially given the cherry wood exteriors. Most of what I noted in the original review apply to version 2.0, from the mostly metal construction to the very soft and squishy earpads to the detachable double-entry fabric cable. Unlike a lot of headphones that don't look as good in person as in the product photos, the Wraith2 looks as good or better - see the photo linked above or on my dalethorn website. Those soft earpads are covered with a 'pleather' material, but that material doesn't have any shiny or even slightly stiff properties - it's a lot like lambskin - very soft and smooth, so I expect few if any issues using the Wraith2 in warm weather. The range of headband adjustment is 0.66 inches smaller on each side compared to my average sized head, and 0.66 inches larger on each side as well - a total of 1.32 inches of adjustment on each side. The cable length is slightly more than 4 ft. long and is terminated with a 45-degree angled miniplug with the extra ring for smartphones. There's a small control box on the cable near the earcup with a single button, for start/stop and next/previous track. One interesting and unexpected touch of elegance is the small wood pieces on the cable ends ahead of the 2.5 mm mono (dual-mono) plugs going into each earcup. Given the relatively low price of the Wraith2, few customers will expect the look and feel of quality of this headphone - it's not purely cosmetic, and you can tell a number of ways starting with the earcups, earpads, headband, and so on. The Wraith2 earpads go completely around my average-sized ears in perfect comfort, but users with very large ears might not do as well. The metal headband has a fairly light clamp, and with that and the very soft earpads, you get good isolation with incredible comfort, which is most unusual. The earcups rotate about 5 degrees forward or backward horizontally, and probably about 20 degrees total vertically, which should accomodate a wide range of head shapes and sizes. The Wraith2 will play loudly on an iPhone with most tracks, and even plays with a good volume on my low-volume tracks, so adding a headphone amp would be a concern only for improved tonality or soundstage. In my opinion, the wood earcups do help in smoothing the sound, however that doesn't mean that all wood-cup headphones will be equal or even similar. Isolation seems average or better for around-ear closed headphones - certainly better than the average on-ear closed type. Leakage is relatively low, and the Wraith2 should play OK in quiet offices or public libraries as long as the volume isn't ear-blasting loud. Note that when using the Wraith2 as a portable headphone, a carry case isn't essential since the headphone can be pulled off the head and worn around the neck comfortably with the earcups fully extended. In previous reviews I've included the following music examples with comments about how the headphones sound with each track. My suggestion is instead of reading each one as an absolute unto itself, you could compare my notes here to those other reviews and see how the Wraith2 compares with each individual track.