The h-100 is very coherent in that it seperates the midrange from the bass and highs, none of them leak into each other. By amping them they become incredibly detailed and clear. Clarity is at an utmost on these. With the right tips and insertion/amping these do sound warm enough for me, and I like warmer sound headphones. The soundstage is quite large, almost as big as the heir 4ai's, and for 130 bucks or whatever that's quite an achievement. I do think people enjoy the price to quality ratio on these, as I don't believe there's anything even close to the price range that comes close to it.
The sound sig may just not be for you...no worries theirs plenty of phones out there. I do think with burn in and careful attention to amping and insertion they are much more adaptable and eq-able than a lot of people may think. It might be a slight fuss though if you just want to stick them in your ears and go. But to me they're more than worth the effort.
Lastly I don't think there is anything else out there sub $200 that blends this level of bass response and speed with such clarity. If there is I'd like to know about it!
Edited by zach915m - 11/14/12 at 11:52am