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post #1021 of 2758

Hey why is the m80 30 bucks cheaper on amazon??

post #1022 of 2758

because amazon rules.

post #1023 of 2758

The V-Moda M-80's retail for $229.99 on the V-Moda website, but if you buy them anywhere other than the website, they will most likely be $199.99. This happens with all sorts of products for a couple different reasons. First, the price will always drop a little bit once it is in an actual store for competitive purposes. Also, and this is just my opinion, they might rather have people buy them in the stores because they get more money when selling them to the stores, and mark their price up for that reason. I am a major bow hunter, and I have noticed that the same type of thing happens with bows all the time for what I assume are the same reasons.

post #1024 of 2758

Hmm I have a Microsoft Store in my city (Houston), but don't ever remember seeing them there. Didn't really look either though. Thanks.

post #1025 of 2758

Generally there are retailing agreements in place that prohibit the actual manufacturer from selling it too cheaply on their own website. Coupons are generally the way a lot of them get past this though. 

post #1026 of 2758
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Originally Posted by blackcoffeex1 View Post

Hmm I have a Microsoft Store in my city (Houston), but don't ever remember seeing them there. Didn't really look either though. Thanks.


Thats just on the list of retailers the last i checked i've never actually been to the closest on to me cause i don't have a car and its an hour away by metro/bus (tysons corner)

post #1027 of 2758

As much as I try to bend them, they hurt my left ear. So much so that I don't wanna wear them. The headband is soft, and the right cup is soft and comfortable.... but the left is PAINFUL... not uncomfortable, but PAINFUL. frown.gif

 

Any tips?


Edited by agua - 2/11/12 at 12:45pm
post #1028 of 2758

whether or not the headphones fit you are feel comfortable completely depends on the person. For me, I don't understand how so many people are complaining about the comfortability. For me, they are by far the most comfortable headphones I have ever used, hands down. They dont look like they would be that comfortable, but with the memory foam ear pads, and the padded headband, I forget that I am even wearing them when I am using them.

post #1029 of 2758

Just got my M-80s yesterday, tried them on immediately but didn't get a chance to listen to them until this morning. My first impression was of course how high quality everything is. The exoskeleton case is stinkin awesome (I really can't think of another way to put it), I love all the extras you get with it such as the extra cable, the cables themselves seem to be very nice, and the headphones themselves were as sturdy as I imagined them to be based on reviews. I really do feel like I got the $200 I paid.

 

On to the fitting, I was scared out of my mind that these would be highly uncomfortable based on the fact that my only other supra-aurals are noggin-crushing Sony MDR V150s, but these slipped on with hardly any discomfort. In fact, they went the opposite way: I feel like these hardly have any clamping force at all. They feel like they are going to slip off my head when I'm wearing them, although I should note that I did a few walking tests and even tilted my head towards the ground and they don't actually really move at all until my head is basically upside-down. So it's sort of strange how I feared excessive clamping force but now think they clamp too little, although I should note my head is medium-small sized, so I should expect encountering that. Maybe I just have to get used to supra-aurals? Another thing I noted was as somebody else said, the left earcup does make my left ear more uncomfortable than the right earcup makes my right. My right ear is in heaven with these while my left ear is not. It seems to be the angle of the earcup.

 

edited later

post #1030 of 2758
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Originally Posted by UCLA 15 View Post

Just got my M-80s yesterday, tried them on immediately but didn't get a chance to listen to them until this morning. My first impression was of course how high quality everything is. The exoskeleton case is stinkin awesome (I really can't think of another way to put it), I love all the extras you get with it such as the extra cable, the cables themselves seem to be very nice, and the headphones themselves were as sturdy as I imagined them to be based on reviews. I really do feel like I got the $200 I paid.

 

On to the fitting, I was scared out of my mind that these would be highly uncomfortable based on the fact that my only other supra-aurals are noggin-crushing Sony MDR V150s, but these slipped on with hardly any discomfort. In fact, they went the opposite way: I feel like these hardly have any clamping force at all. They feel like they are going to slip off my head when I'm wearing them, although I should note that I did a few walking tests and even tilted my head towards the ground and they don't actually really move at all until my head is basically upside-down. So it's sort of strange how I feared excessive clamping force but now think they clamp too little, although I should note my head is medium-small sized, so I should expect encountering that. Maybe I just have to get used to supra-aurals? Another thing I noted was as somebody else said, the left earcup does make my left ear more uncomfortable than the right earcup makes my right. My right ear is in heaven with these while my left ear is not. It seems to be the angle of the earcup.

 

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We're not the only ones that feel this way about the left ear, it seems to be the case for many as well. I read the comments and reviews in regards to this, but thought I'd eventually get used to it, but that hasn't been the case. Like you stated, the right ear feels like heaven! and they almost feel like they're gonna slip off, but they don't. The clamping force seems weak, but in fact is very sturdy which is GREAT imo, one doesn't really feel like one is wearing headphones at times. 

 

The left side has been so painful that I feel the pain even after I take them off for a good amount of time.

 

post #1031 of 2758

I have a half-mile walk home from school, and today it was a bit chilly (see screen shot of iPhone Weather Channel app below--especially note the "Feels like" section, with windchill). Anyways, I was wearing my M-80s, and they continued to perform great even with the nasty@$$ wind-chill. As soon as I got into the house, the M-80s started sweating/dripping condensation from the temperature change. M-80s don't care, M-80s just ROCK! 

 

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Edited by djsquared - 2/12/12 at 4:44pm
post #1032 of 2758

I guess what you got for Christmas is a modern twist of a classic gift, aka the "sweater"!  

 

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post #1033 of 2758

I just received my V-Moda V-80 and tomorrow, I'm going to give it away to my girlfriend as a valentine's day gift. But before giving it to her, I carefully opened them up to do some burn in. When I tried them on, I was amazingly surprised on the SQ out of the box, not as spacious sounding as my DT-880 Pro but details and bass impact is very impressive for headphones for this size.

But one thing I didn't like though is that it hurts my ears because the pads are not yet soft (still hard) and the clamping is still strong.

So, how many hours does it need to be burned in and how many hours will it need to become acceptable in comfort?

Here's a picture that I took BTW:

 

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Love the look and the quality on these headphones. :)


Edited by VortexBlast - 2/13/12 at 10:41am
post #1034 of 2758

Not a lot of hours for burn in (maybe a day or so) but for me it took a while to get the pads to soften and the clamp to weaken though I suggest to try and bend yourself a bit to speed it up.

post #1035 of 2758

30 hours of burn in for me

18 hours of wear time to reach top comfort...

 

And to the guy with the weather channel app... Use accuweather it's far more accurate has a cleaner UI and loads a buttload faster. Give it a shot man its nice

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