The X1 is a great all rounder regardless, especially if you gravitate towards bass heavy genres.
Legit Beyer pads are too expensive, and I might hate the SQ being changed.
As for ears touching the driver cover... after having used the Koss clip ons so much (where your ears are ALWAYS pressed against the driver covers), the MA900 has less pressure than the clip ons, so it's a complete non-issue for me.
I don't know, man... it's a risk I'd probably take if it was me. Reward weighs more than the risk for my huge ears lol
Edited by Change is Good - 9/6/13 at 11:33pm