Quote: Hmmm I wouldn't call the W1000X bass light. The W1000 (no X) and W5000 match that description, but the W1000X has plenty of bass. Compared to the Ultrasone HFi 580 (a very bass heavy can), the W1000X sub-bass rolls off a bit earlier but mid-bass punch is possibly even greater. Each to their own but I love the W1000X for rock. For electronic I prefer the Ultrasones, plastic back and all, but that's more due to the W1000X mids and decay than bass. Compared to the Denons, the W1000X has more forward mid-bass and mids, while the Denons have more prominent sub-bass and treble. Also, if you're gonna be spending $600 on a headphone, you will want a better amp than the E7. There are some very good choices for not much more. The biggest strong point of the E7 is its flexibility (DAC, amp, portable amp) but it doesn't do any of those things more than adequately.