Sonically, a light bass version of the M-100 would bear some resemblance to the Roc Nation Aviator or B&W P5 IMO, but you wouldn't get quite the same soundstage or midrange detail.
Hm, now that you mention it the Aviator does kind of sound like the M-100 from my experience. The P5 was more warm from what I recall too (I don't think its sound quality is good for the price though).
Out of curiosity, does anyone here listen to Japanese music at all? I was browsing some channels on my "Douban.fm" app (it's basically a Pandora service for Asian music) and I liked how some artists sounded with some Japanese music. Perfume, some Kalafina, Tokimonsta, and Nujabes sounded pretty awesome. Most of my Chinese pop music just sounds OK with the M-100's since a lot of what I have is more of the soft kind of pop music (i.e. soap opera or karaoke-like) and has more of an emphasis on the midrange than the treble or bass.
And because it sounded fun:
I would be interested in hearing how math rock band "LITE" sounds with the M-100's, but I don't know where to get their music. >.>
Edited by miceblue - 1/6/13 at 11:51am