So I had visitor friends from Oz come by Tokyo this week. One of them knew I was a headphone nut and asked me what's hot these days. I let him try my M-100 and sold the idea to him completely. He wanted me to take him to the shops the next day to pick one up. The next day, he told his friend he was going headphone shopping with me and that chap then wanted to try my headphones too - sold again!! So I took them to the shops and picked up 2xShadow M-100s.
There's no doubt the M-100 signature is pleasing even to non-audiophiles - they liked the sound, they liked the way it collapsed, they liked the shell.