Electrostatic enthusiasts consider the MartinLogan ones trash...apparently, it's all about Quad and Acoustat. Not that I have anything to say directly, for I've never heard any ESL model with my own two ears. (Nobody around me owns any electrostatic gear, let alone knows that it exists.)
I'll admit, I got into electrostatics out of sheer curiosity about a relatively exotic technology...well, that and people were singing praises about Stax Lambdas for gaming as well as music. I was ultimately pleased when I got my first SR-Lambda set, even if it means I have to have this big A/V receiver on my desk to feed the bundled transformer box that drives these headphones. (Dedicated 'stat amps are out of my reach for now.)
I don't see why bassy headphones paired with X-Fi cards would be a cause for concern, even with EQ and bass boost off. The headphones themselves are providing the majority of the frequency response coloration, after all.
Edited by NamelessPFG - 7/9/12 at 8:10pm