+1 to that.
Initially (first week or so) the bass was overwhelming to me and I started to wonder if I made a misstake buying them, especially considering rock music. I was worried i'd have to buy an amp or equalizer.
But now a 'phone like the Momentum just sounds to 'flimsy' compared to the M-100, which feels like it presents music (every kind) with heft, so to speak. It's just heavy, massive fun, with the right kind of details to still be enjoyable when listening to jazz or rock. I'm enjoying this sound more and more, parlty because it makes music sound more like a live experience.
To Edd from Noblehifi: please don't be afriad to post your critical review here. I don't think anyone believes there is such a thing as the perfect headphone. It's listeners like you that keep the discussion going.
I'm sincerely interested though in how many days/weeks you had them before posting your review. From my experience, these have to grow on you, especially when you're expecting an 'audiophile', type of sound (with ni emphasis on fun).
I'm thinking I should add something to my review regarding how the M-100's stack up to the other competition in the $300 range. That was actually one of Val's goals for the M-100, to design a headphone that will "hold its own ground" in the competition, and I think the M-100 does very well when compared to other closed-back headphones. I ended my review with a kind of sour aftertaste because I was writing from the perspective of what a more traditional audiophile might have expected from a super-hyped headphone, when in reality, the M-100 is actually a very good headphone for what it's up against.