Finally with my Home setup.
A bit more power definitely helps these cans... but still the lack of 'clarity' is not making me enjoy them as much for now.
Listening to Kaskade - Room for Happyness and directly comparing:
(maybe not a fair comparison... NONSENSE, all compares are fair! :p)
JVC definitely has the BIGGER more rounded Bass, definitely a few more dBs in the bass section (sub/mid-bass), also everything is more "in your face" on the JVCs (probably due to lower impedance and me trying to match them volumes lol), yes, even the mids... BUT the lack of clarity borders on "budget/mid-fi" to me (i.e. mids less clear than AT M50s, Shure 840s, etc. ... only on head-fi those two are "budget" cans LOL). It's very apparent on tracks such as:
DMB --> http://youtu.be/MNgJBIx-hK8
Orquesta Macabeo --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-VM3il1VgA
Now, lemme tell you, these guys like equalization though... a couple of modifications and I found them a bit better BUT I DON'T use eq usually. In fact, I prefer to get rid of headphones and just buy another one that doesn't need eq'ing ;) Oh... and that Bass... MONSTROUS when eq'ed!! Holy shhh...
Anyway, still way early to tell.
I usually use new headphones a couple of weeks at work where I spend most of my time.
Will definitely take these tomorrow and the rest of the week to keep on testing.
As of now they don't blow me away, but they are not bad.
I'm a firm believer in "brain burn-in" so, we'll see if my ears/brain get used to their sound and what they have to offer. ;)