This is what I was afraid of. I have heard more than a few times that this was supposed to be an "audiophile" headphone, but I guess not. I am sure it will sell well, as most non-audiophile customers prefer this bass-forward ultra-crisp approach. I guess I'll have to wait until I hear them myself, though this definitely weathers my excitement.
There's always the Stax 009...
Let's also not forget Val's comment a month or so ago regarding the use of eq's. After hearing the headphones I have to agree - because the bass on the M-100 has no detrimental side effects (ie, it's not bleeding into the mids or muddy do to excessiveness) all you need to do is turn down the bass in your EQ if you think it's over the top.
Ridiculous. You could do that with any headphone. You could use the salt shaker on your organic food if you think it tastes like crap. Headphone manufacturers should listen to what they design and build before releasing them. Or has it got to the point where even they don't know what good balanced sound is?