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Design/build quality: Feels very study, yet much lighter than i anticipated. Changing shields takes some patience and finesse, but is definitely worth it for that extra customization. Looking at yourself straight in the mirror with M-100 on you will notice that they are very form fitting & surprisingly low-key(with my matte black color) which i personally really like. Folded up they are pretty darn compact and the case is very nice as well. Very nice looking headphone. Isolate very well, minimal leakage
Comfort: for myself M-100 is very comfortable and I feel no discomfort over long periods of listening except for some mild heat build up which is to be expected from pretty much any closed headphone. However comfort is very subjective and it should be noted that in exchange for that super sleek design i mentioned previously the downside is that the ear cups don't have much depth. the inside area of the cup is also not overly large. For me the cups fit very very nicely, but if you have larger than average ears or your ears stick out sideways a lot you may want to try these on first to make sure they are comfortable to you.
Sound quality: M-100 sounded great right off the bat, but after about 12 hours burn-in time, WOW! so clean and crisp!
Sound stage: pretty good for a closed headphone. very nice separation and more "open" sounding than I expected
Bass: To my ears, near perfect. great impact, Deep, controlled, does not bleed into mids and highs (very important to me)
I should note that my friend(owner of Beats Pro) thought they were light on bass, so if you are a serious basshead they may not
be enough for you, but to my ears they provide what I would describe as perfectly controlled yet powerful bass
Mids: Very nice, smooth. Listening to songs I have heard many many times before I hear things I never noticed before! Specifically "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac, a song I always thought was great but very simple, I hear so many different voices and ambient noises that i couldnt hear before! sweet!
Highs: I would also describe the Highs as smooth. definitely present, but compared to other high end headphones they are not as
"in your face", which i personally like ,although I feel this is an area of much debate? . non fatiguing, but still detailed enough to be
In Conclusion I am very satisfied with M-100, they are exactly what I wanted from them. A fantastic portable audiophile headphone. My only small complaint, more like nitpick hahah, No audio only cable included?
Nice review. I'm glad the treble seems to be good, as a lot of Head-Fiers were talking about that the most in terms of room for improvement.
How forward are the mids?