So I'm confused. Is this a pan against all planar magnetic headphones or just the "Lirics'? I noticed you guys haven't reviewed any Aeon Flow. I chalk it up to lack of access in the UK market...without checking. But if you're going to take away stars from planars automatically because of the age old 'dynamics' complaint, we might be having fisticuffs.
I own the Aeon Flow 2 Noir. Perfect imaging and I was never convinced by the sound presentation of the ruler flat HD6XX for example. Dynamics? It had a host of other issues mainly being RESOLUTION for one (as well as fun or dynamics).
I also own the Drop Pandas and I had way more dynamics out of something like Cult of Luna's 'Mariner' or NIN's 'The Fragile' from the late nineties than I ever did with a "dynamic" driver.
Can't tell of this is a slant against first time planaring or if the Lyric has legitimate issues. Confused.