My parents want to get me a nice gift for college graduation (Woot!) and I've had my eye on these for a while :). They seem to be the perfect combination of sound, durability, portability and style (for my needs).
I am currently coming from ATH-M50s as my over ear cans. While I'm aware the M-100s are definitly not be the largest upgrade around for the price tag in terms of pure audio quality, I am drawn to them because of their reported bass rich and slightly but not over-the-top colored sound.
While the ATH-M50s are definitly great, I sometimes grow tired of their (at least to my ears) neutrality. I feel like the bass is lacking a little for my mood sometimes. I want something reletivly accurate and high quality, but still "fun".
I don't amp my headphones
I am slightly abusive with my equipment
I am very into EDM- House, Dubstep, Chillstep, DnB, etc but also love my acoustic solo artists and rock bands
I have used other v moda products (crossfade LP2s) before and found them to be very comfortable, so I doubt I will have issues with the tightness of the headband or the earcups (my ears are on the medium-small side as is the width of my head).
While I think the ATH-M50s do not have large bass quantity (id say medium), others definitely disagree with me. Will the M-100s certainly have significantly larger bass quantity and impact?
Is the sound better and different enough to warrant their purchase?
Am I overlooking anything important? Are there any other similar products that could fit my niche? Are these headphones really as amazing as they appear or has everyone got caught up in the hype?
Based on that admittedly excessive analysis, what do you think Head-Fi? It might seem like I have already made up my mind but BELIEVE me, I have DEFINITLY not. I am one of the most indecicive buyers you will ever meet- When something is expensive and will be used for a long duration I always make sure it's perfect (even if its not my own money buying it this time :))
If you read all of this thank you so much! I would love to hear all of your opinions, suggestions, and feedback!