Has anyone made this comparison? I own the DT770 LEs and am curious how they would compare, amped and unamped from a portable source, especially in terms of isolation, soundstage, and vocal performance. I love my LEs but their mids are somewhat underwhelming compared to the detail and texture in the rest of the spectrum, they are a bit glossy and lack intimacy, detail, and texture, my Phiaton MS400 outperformed them significantly in this regard, despite falling short everywhere else, and I am missing that. I had my eye on the M100 for a while, but after hearing the M80 I felt certain that the M100 would have a similarly colored sound and unnatural mids; I'm curious if this is the case for the M100s compared to the DT770.
It's just impossible to get natural sounding mids, a good soundstage, neutral treble, and well-extended bass in one closed, quasi-portable package. I'm convinced, it's just not going to happen in a closed phone...maybe I should quit the full-size game and just be happy with my SM3s! I have no intention of going for open cans and desktop amps and all that over-priced madness, which I assume means I will be stuck with some kind of tonal compromise since my tastes don't fit into the salient categories that nearly all mid-tier headphones seem to fall into: "bass-light with good treble and mids," "v-shaped," and "bassy and colored."
What's a mid-fier to do? :(