As the launch of the new M-100's draws near, I'm wondering if there are any level-headed and unbiased people out here like myself who are moderately interested in these headphones? The main thread seems to have lost most of its sanity and credibility. As soon as the name Steve Jobs popped up I knew it was time to go.
I purchased a pair of M-80's for portable use, and while I'm happy with them for that purpose, personally speaking, their sound signature leaves a lot to be desired. Overall, when considering style, durability, and comfort along with sound, I certainly can't complain, they're the best all-around pair in this category (for me). However, I'm ideally looking for more sparkle and less bloat in the sound. Could this be where the M-100's will sit? And if they're not HUGE, maybe they'll be portable enough?
I listen to a wide variety of rock n roll. From the classics like Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy and Elton John, through the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Audioslave...Lifehouse and 3 Doors Down. I've been using the song "Soul to Squeeze" by RHCP to judge the sound from headphones to headphones. The harmonics in the beginning and the sharp crack of the tight snare drum is where the M-80's fall short - they're too soft - the detail just isn't there. I'll bump this thread after the M-100's launch and hopefully someone can discuss their sound signature from a neutral standpoint - as well as their potential portability???