Also, I am actually really really curious why people hate so hard on the Beats saying they are overpriced bass-monsters, but say the M100 is a great value when the M100s are the same $300 for really bass-heavy sound. I legit sat down with the Beats Studio & the M100 for 8 hours straight comparing them and objectively difference seemed very small to me. It didn't sound terrible or worse, just different. After 2 months of heavy listening to the M100, I feel like I can finally appreciate the "sonic upgrade" of the M100, but man, I was definitely expecting a more night vs day type difference from the way people talk.
My DJ/producer musician friend says that after listening to something more studio-quality & treble-focused like the AKG K550 & Q701, all bass-emphasized headphones sound muddy to him. After he tried my M100, he said good isolation & bass, but he kinda of threw the M100 into the same category as the Beats not as an insult, but just to describe the bass-heavy nature. He also seemed to insinuate that if you wanted to drop $300 on bass, the Beats are fine (lol which would be blasphemy on these forums) as they could out-bass any other headphones & dubwubwub bass-out so hard that the cables rattle hahah (he said that positively but I'm sure people here would say bad microphonics lol). Of course, he's def treble-head & audiophile as he raves about soundstage, clarity, precision, the sparkles & detail of treble, saying the detail there is what makes/breaks a song. Just curious if anyone could enlighten me on this issue.
Do I have to train my ear or something to really tell the difference? I mean I can immediately tell when a song isn't at least 320kbps, but w/ all the different headphones I tried I can't hear all these coolio audiophile sonic differences that people throw out there :(
Edited by money4me247 - 2/27/13 at 1:15am