Ok, i understood what you guys meant by the devon d5ks being not bassy. I checked out headphone info's FR and if i took the senns hd800 as the neutral standard, the d5k have a +5db in the bass while the m100 have like +8-9db while the senns ie8 iem have crazy bass with +20db and the beats pro having +16-17 db. Interesting, cos the d5ks bass quantity is slightly short of the beats with much more clarity and resolution and better mids and better everything in the world compared to the beats (Esp. noticeable with lossless music)
Hmmm... If I were to ask for suggestions for headphones with better overall sound quality than the m-100 and including bass (quality and quantity) and have an asking price BELOW USD650.
You can also check out Headphone.com's Build a Headphone Graph page to see a list of measured FR responses. Not all of your cans are available in the list, but you can see how the DX000 cans fare in comparison with some of the bassier cans (Sony's XB series for example).
Yes I'm open to IEMs too but then there is a tricky problem of finding a good fit and stuff.
If "hot ears" is the case I'm probably going for the M80 or the LP(1).
How justified is it to pay over 50$ more for the M80 if I'm looking for bass but SQ is secondary but important too?
I auditioned the M80 before and wasn't quite impressed with the bass compared to the XB400 (which I randomly auditioned), but I got to say the M80 is very clear in all other areas.
Also, I would like to hear a basshead's take on the LP(1) if there is anyone owning that here.
EDIT: As mentioned above, more specifically I wasn't satisfied with the bass quantity of the M80
How often will you be using the headphone outside? If you're mostly indoors in an air-conditioned environment, then the color of the cans should not be a factor.
Anyway, the XB400 is just a can that produces gobs of bass with no clarity.
Have you auditioned the LP before? They are a mid-bass heavy can that falls short in clarity. They are quite v-shaped with the treble performance drowned out by the huge boost on the low end. The M-80s on the other hand are more balanced in its sound, with a modest bass presentation. If you like the looks of the LP with the sound of the M-80, you can try the M-100. It is a circumaural can that looks just like the LP/LP2. SQ-wise, it sounds closer to the M-80, but with bigger bass.
Edited by Malevolent - 2/14/13 at 10:30am