I have an audio pal in my area who recently came back from Canjam Socal with some new purchases. Unfortunately, his wife disapproved him to own two similar-looking 4k headphones. Plus, my serious audio sessions (usually done with Susvara) were often bothered by some party people living around me. We found our interests coincide and I was willing to help his family crisis lol. At the end of the day, I could snag -- as per him, steal -- his pair of Stealth for myself. TBH, I've had prejudices for DCA and Harman target respectively. Listening with Stealth for several days made me revoke most of the bitching claims I made before. Maybe less for DCA as I still think their prior products were weaker than competitors. But for the Harman target, I should have rigorously separated my dispreference toward Harmanzing EQ from a legit target-driven product. My criticism was not based on real products. How clueless I was. Do they sound good to me? Yes, to the extent I immediately paypaled my friend. A tick or two behind Susvara in several major areas. But I'll update subjectives later after collecting more thoughts. Do they measure good? A little unexpectedly yes.. Let me drop measurements and relevant thoughts first for the record. Findings and thoughts Frequency response indeed conformed highly well to SBAF target as well: Deviation from the sbaf target v1.0 (Minidsp EARS) was surprisingly similar to the deviation from the Harman's one (Gras 43AG). Low bass shelf ([email protected]) was neither excessive nor as evident in my perception as the graph suggested. I confirmed this by cancelling it with de-shelving eq. Slight recession between 200 and 300 hz did wonder. This greatly improved soundstaging and imaging clarity at the cost of small loss in perceived notion of bass slam. But I'd also make clear Stealth was much stronger in macrodynamics compared to anything Dan Clark came up with previously. Slightly nuanced upper mids around 3 khz was associated with improved presence and attacks of piano, vocal, and other major instruments. Neither sibilance nor over-brightness in the brillance zone (6khz~) was heard/measured. Harmonic distortions seemed low but these days I tend to distrust my distortion measurements for various reasons. Spectrogram didn't look bad by any means, either.