Both quantity and quality. W1000X is indeed too much if your frame of reference is something like DT880... DT990... but it's not really that much more than D7000 or TH900. And I have heard something with far more (read: significantly more pronounced) bass than W1000X. Imagine that.
Also got to hear wolfetan's cocobolo DT880. It was... interesting to look at. Though I could only detect a slight hint of warmth. It seems like the semi-open design of the DT880 negates much of the benefits of the wood. I'm kinda wondering how it would sound fully closed... (with small openings along the edges as bass ports, not unlike the W1000X)
I heard the ATH-AD2000X recently. I think... that one would fit you to a tee. More treble, more open, bigger soundstage than W1000X. Clearer midrange as well. With bass that's just there and not too intrusive at all. It was like Audio Technica took a HD800 and made the midrange more prominent.
But the ATH AD2000x is OPEN. I LOVE byer for Open cans they are AWESOME
So I like Byer for opened and ATH for closed,
In addition I to have heard something with far more bass than a w1000x, it's called a Sony Xb700... let's not talk about that xD Non the less, the Dt 770 would have to much bess and less mid range which is a NO NO, for a closed can. At the very least the Ath A900x should have the bass of the k550 WITH this mids that ATH is know for. So it should be the WIN WIN, I'm looking for. In addition it is said to have less bass than the w1000x, not to mention they cost me $93 :O [eat that Agk K550] that being said. The Ath a900x arrives in like 3 days.
But yea, the Dt 770 is not that great from what I hear, ppl are enjoying the Ath a700x :O more than a dt 770, so once again the Ath a 900x looks like a WINNER, and yes the w1000x sounds CLOSED compared to a Dt 990. Did i mention to that my w1000x has been MODDED, so it's got much tighter bass than nrml, which is still less than the Dt 990 [btw check out my dt 990 review on my blog and here on head fi]
Anyways, if they Ath a900x has to much bass for me [which I doubt it will be more than the w1000x, which is good to hear] I can order some A1000 pads for them which tighten the sound stage! They cost $60 which for me is perfectly acceptable.
Anyways, I belive that the Ath A900x will be a winner for me [although the fit on the K550 was perfectly fine imo] I hope the Ath a900x fits as easily as the AKG K550 and the w1000x. although If i need to I WILL rubberband the ATH wings, as they are only $93 dollars.
So anyhow, glad I tried em would have sucked to bought them. And who knows, I might find that school is quiet enough for me to use the dt 880 pros again as well! [cuz I am BUYING THEM BACK, in September <3]