The M-100 is still at the top of my list...the other headphones seem to be made for the "premium headphone consumer" (à la Beats Pro), where gobs of bass are welcome.
Also, it seems to be the general consensus from initial reviews
that Sony's new XB line falls short of expectations (most of those models sounding worse than the previous models).
More impressions: http://www.head-fi.org/t/629433/new-sony-extra-bass-mdr-xb600-mdr-xb800-unboxing-videos#post_8734783
I'm hoping the MDR-1 isn't such a disappointment. Jude has his photo unboxing on the front page
if you didn't see it. Knowing Jude, he'll likely write a positive review for the MDR-1.
I wonder what the mass of the M-100 will be. The Momentum was super, super light as an over-ear headphone (190 g), and it seems that the MDR-1 is also pretty light at 231 g
3. I can't make up my mind anymore...to me, the mid-fi headphones seem to get less interesting as time goes on :/Edited by miceblue - 10/3/12 at 12:42am