Well, I ended up getting an hour with them before I had my game, and I have to say.. Sadly I am really disappointed. They sound awful. Recessed, lifeless, next to no bass. I haven't enjoyed a single one of my reference tracks on it. Given the rave reviews, I am wondering if mine is faulty.
Well that's disappointing - sorry it hasn't yet worked out as you had hoped!
Had you ever listened to a pair (or the non S) before buying and new you like them or was this a blind buy?
Probably worth sticking with - I am not a huge believer of "break in" but I know it can take a while to set aside expecations and to get used to the sound signature of a new Audio purchase before things really settle.
I remember being underwhelmed/disappointed with both my Grado 325is and my recent Sonorous VI's straight out of the box, but over a week or so of listening I did a complete U-Turn.