I've been lurking on this forum for awhile. I started becoming interested in headphones when I first bought the new Beats Studio. I found them awesomely comfortable, but I knew the sound was lacking. I traded them in for the Sennheiser Momentum (over-ear) and I know that I'm in love with the sound, but they hurt my ears so much. I would consider my ears just a very tiny bit on the bigger side of average, but they definitely don't fit around my ears and after less than an hour, I have to take them off to rub my ears. This bums me out, since with the Beats Studio I could fall asleep with them on for a few hours and wake up without any ear pain. I'm disappointed that these ear cups aren't bigger; they're supposed to be circumaural, right? Actually, I have a question about that too, circumaural means they are supposed to go around your entire ear, including the lobe? If that's the case, these don't even come close to being circumaural for me.. I didn't notice whether the Beats were truly circumaural because they didn't hurt my ears so I didn't care.
Anyway, when I traded in my Beats it was a tough decision for me to choose between this and the M-100. I listen to many genres including rap and EDM, but have found myself really getting into classical lately, so I wanted something with a more even sound profile and not too bassy. At the same time, I wanted something portable that I could use while I go to the gym or skateboard, so I didn't want anything ridiculously bulky. Like I said earlier, I love the sound, and cannot deal with the pain. Would the M-100 be more likely to fit my ears (especially with the XL pads?) I would gladly give up some sound quality and settle for the emphasis on bass if it means I could have something both portable and comfortable.
Edited by ResistanZ - 5/6/14 at 2:15am