Thanks for the review. These have me very interested. I was thinking Phillips L1 after a week of changing g my mind over several other options but now I am leaning towards these. I love the option to change the level of the bass. I am a bass fan, not a bass head. I listen to DMB, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, but I love the live sound of music, which tends to have stronger bass.
I also want clarity. I need to hear the geeeetar strings and horns, but feel the tight thump in bass. Te fact I can switch fairly easy according to the song I am listening to, makes these sound good to me. I wish they were a little more portable and came with a case, but I can live with that.
,I do fly fairly often so isolation and leakage are important to me, and I think these will pass the test.
I am a tad scared though as there seem to be so many polar opposite reviews. Not all good to great, but from awesome to awful. That is a bit worrisome.