I really dont know if I should buy these headphones. I like the design and the build quality. But the sound, it seems there are a lot of different opinions. I will mainly use them to listen to jazz, some rock like dream theater, pink floyd, rush and so on. Maybe some gaming at home, the boom Mic is a huge bonus there!
The only headphones I have been using lately is focal spirit one, and they are just too boring.
I am one of the biggest M-100 fans out there, but I don't think they are ideal for jazz because of the emphasized bass. I think you would be better served by the PSB M4U1 as they are more neutral, but not boring like I have heard about the Focal.
I think some jazz sounds good with the M-100's. Piano/keyboards have some nice weight to them so if you listen to smooth jazz that emphasises those instruments, I think the M-100's sound fine with that kind of jazz. Fourplay sounds pretty nice, but yeah the in-your-face bass guitar does get a little distracting.
I'm playing some Fire Emblem Awakening on the 3DS bundle I got yesterday and the M-100's sound passable out of the 3DS. The bass is pretty heavy for the amazing (orchestrated?) soundtrack though since I don't get the regular "this soundtrack is EPIC!" kind of feeling like I do with most Fire Emblem games.
Edited by miceblue - 2/15/13 at 3:46pm