I'm not really in the market for a new pair just yet (since I've only had these things a few weeks), but I absolutely adore the VMODA M100's. Made me fall in love with music all over again.
My question is... where does one go from here? Let's say I just love the M100s and want more of what they offer: thumping, deep bass with clear mids and highs, accepting recessed mids (I don't really mind the "behind the drumset" feel they give). Is there any pair out there, preferably under $1000, that can provide that experience? Or would I be better suited to amp/DAC'ing the M100s and calling it a day?
Equipment: just a macbook pro (late 2013 model) and an iPhone 5s. Currently have a Fiio e11.
Music: post-rock, post-metal, black/death/grind, hip hop, electronic. I want something that gives me a feeling of sitting amidst the instruments AS WELL as one that jams along when it's synth-built music.
Fire away, people! Curious to see what you might come up with.