I would be very interested in the Signature DJ if it didn't cost $1,184....used....
I auditioned the XB700 at a Sony store a while back, and I recall the bass being of the one-note-thump variety, lacking in texture. the mids and highs lacked some detail as well.
From what I've heard, the Ultrasone Pro 900 have metallic sounding mids, and sibliant highs, not my thing, espically for acoustic genres
The VModa M100 sound intrigueing, but many have complained about the comfort level
As of now, I'm very interested in the Nuforce HP800 and the MAudio Q40, but worried that they will be a downgrade from the Vmoda M80s that I am selling due to their lack of bass, and being very uncomfortable.
I hear you. I never set out to spend that much... It's something that just seems to happen around here...
FWIW, I "only" paid $999.00 for mine at BHPhoto.com and yes, they do have a 30 day return policy with full refund.