The Creative X-Mod, although wildly hailed as a sham and glorified equalizer sounds great IMHO, and really colors things up. It’s not analytical by any stretch of means but when this thing gets plugged in, it makes the full spectrum of colored love. As in, the music really shines (and in a very consumerist way). That’s fine by me, as I’m not trying to analyze the music, I am trying to enjoy it. In that case, when paired with either my Beyerdynamics or Shures, they sound fantastic. One other thing I have really noticed is how comfy the Shures are compared to the on-ear Beyers. Especially when I am wearing glasses. Anyways, they sound awesome. I’m in love with them every time I put them on.