I'm talking mainly about how the sound doesn't seem to spread out much on the M100. Without proper EQ'ing? Yeah, pretty much. EQ'ing the M100 to me would be pretty much like polishing a turd. Not worth it. Beats headphones that I compared the M-100 to was the Solo 2, the Studio 1.0, the Mixr, and the Studio 2.0 The best sounding V-moda to me by far was the M-80.