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Okay so the guy delivering my pair somehow managed to not ring on the doorbell so he left before I had a chance to get to the door...my dog didn't even bark until after he left...well, guess I have to wait until tomorrow to pick them up myself. :P

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Does anyone have any experience with USPS shipping into Canada? I know that UPS has an obscene brokerage charge. I live in Calgary, Alberta if that helps. If someone can let me know soon, that would be great. I really want to take advantage of the Free REMIX headphones for valentine's day from VMODA's website :)

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Whenever I order from the US, I always insist on USPS.. even to the point that if they only do UPS, I will find another supplier.  I ordered my M80's from v-moda's website and had no problems at all though I think they were hung up in customs for a bit.  Sometimes they get you, sometimes they don't.. I'd say that customs charges hits me 30-40% of the time.. Unfortunately, they got me on the M80's.. my Senn HD650's can through with no customs charges.. go figure..
 

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Does anyone have any experience with USPS shipping into Canada? I know that UPS has an obscene brokerage charge. I live in Calgary, Alberta if that helps. If someone can let me know soon, that would be great. I really want to take advantage of the Free REMIX headphones for valentine's day from VMODA's website :)



 

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OK, now that I've had more time with my new M-80s I'll give a more thorough impression:

 

Previously I complained about the (for me) relatively low clamping force because I have a smallish head. I took them to class for the first time today and had no problems with them moving around on my head or any fear that they would fall off while I was walking. At this point, I have to say that the light clamping force actually makes the M-80s comfortable in a heavenly way, so I'm willing to take a little bit of possible movement for that level of comfort. The left earcup deal remains, however. The left ear is noticeably in more discomfort after use than the right, and it is clearly because the left earcup does not tilt as much to conform to the angle of the ear. I suppose playing with the headband could allow one to have both earcups at the same angle. It's not that the left ear is in a lot of pain, it's just that after use (today, 1.5 hours) the right ear feels perfectly normal while the left ear is somewhat fatigued. If I could manage to angle the left earcup so that that no longer happens, the M-80s would honestly be more comfortable than my KRK KNS 8400s, which are very comfortable circumaurals, and I'm saying that as someone who used to be a supra-aural hater.

 

The sound is just great. It's both balanced and fun. My 8400s bring out a little more detail than the M-80s in classical music, but the 8400s have harsh highs where the M-80s don't. Listening to dubstep, my 8400s have tight bass but lack in impact while my M-80s manage to have both tight bass and impact. The mids bring vocals out quite well. I'm still not an audiophile when it comes to my listening abilities, but I can say that the M-80s sound balanced and fun at the same time.

 

As far as complaints, the M-80s leak quite a bit for me. I tested them by playing a song at normal listening volume and holding the cups together in my hands and in a quiet environment you can hear the music from about 8 feet away. I feel like if I was doing work in my favorite study spot (not a library but is just as quiet as one) with my M-80s I would definitely turn the volume down a little bit as to not disturb anyone nearby. I closed up the vents with my fingers and the leaking decreased a good amount, so I guess that's just a factor of the design. As to isolation, they actually isolate a lot better than I thought they would. Not quite as well as my 8400s, but surprisingly well for semi-open supra-aurals. At the same volume my 8400s would make it that you can't hear a conversation near you at all my M-80s would make it that you can barely hear unintelligible sounds. Overall I think the isolation is perfect for a portable headphone (in terms of some degree of outside sound being necessary for safety). Also, wind noise is definitely a problem. Had a little bit of wind while I was walking and you can definitely hear it.

 

Ultimately, I completely recommend M-80s. The build quality and look are fantastic. The extras are great. The sound is great. The comfort is great. It has only a few minor hiccups, but they are certainly beat out by the positives. Probably some of the best value portables out there.

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I know this is the portable forum but is there a reason the Crossfade LP2's don't seem to get the same amount of love as the M-80?

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As far as complaints, the M-80s leak quite a bit for me. I tested them by playing a song at normal listening volume and holding the cups together in my hands and in a quiet environment you can hear the music from about 8 feet away. I feel like if I was doing work in my favorite study spot (not a library but is just as quiet as one) with my M-80s I would definitely turn the volume down a little bit as to not disturb anyone nearby. I closed up the vents with my fingers and the leaking decreased a good amount, so I guess that's just a factor of the design. As to isolation, they actually isolate a lot better than I thought they would. Not quite as well as my 8400s, but surprisingly well for semi-open supra-aurals. At the same volume my 8400s would make it that you can't hear a conversation near you at all my M-80s would make it that you can barely hear unintelligible sounds. Overall I think the isolation is perfect for a portable headphone (in terms of some degree of outside sound being necessary for safety). Also, wind noise is definitely a problem. Had a little bit of wind while I was walking and you can definitely hear it.

 

Ultimately, I completely recommend M-80s. The build quality and look are fantastic. The extras are great. The sound is great. The comfort is great. It has only a few minor hiccups, but they are certainly beat out by the positives. Probably some of the best value portables out there.


Put them on somebody's head next to you to test the leaking, it is not much at all IMO!!!  The arm and ear cushions are angled, so putting them together doesnt create a real seal like it is on your head.

 

You'll be surprised, yesterday I had people wear at 95% volume level and I couldnt hear a thing at all.

 

ENJOY!!!

 

 

 

-v

 


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post #1042 of 2759

They're pretty strictly basshead/dj cans.
 

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I know this is the portable forum but is there a reason the Crossfade LP2's don't seem to get the same amount of love as the M-80?



 

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Put them on somebody's head next to you to test the leaking, it is not much at all IMO!!!  The arm and ear cushions are angled, so putting them together doesnt create a real seal like it is on your head.

 

You'll be surprised, yesterday I had people wear at 95% volume level and I couldnt hear a thing at all.

 

ENJOY THEM!!!

 

-v

 

Isn't that just maybe a wee little bit (read a lot) above safe listening levels? 
 

 

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Isn't that just maybe a wee little bit (read a lot) above safe listening levels? 
 

 



Depends on device and song!!!

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Isn't that just maybe a wee little bit (read a lot) above safe listening levels? 
 

 



 



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Depends on device and song!!!



 

Val you are killin me. I can't bear to put my m80s up past 70% on my iPhone 4s. I have cranked them either off my head and they lose no detail loss. Sorry for the bad typing mobile  safari + head if = disaster

 

The LP2 have very blanketed highs. Sound decent with rap and some dubstsp. Not an audiophile headphone.

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Alright so I just got these yesterday and I'm liking them quite a bit!  I'm not gonna post any impressions on the sound since it's been done dozens of times before, probably better than I can do...

 

Anyway, it seems that I'm having issues with comfort on only the left side too, like a few others have reported - it is odd, since the angle of that pad seems to be the same as the other side.  I've tried bending it a bit, but I'm not sure if that made any difference at all...

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Alright so I just got these yesterday and I'm liking them quite a bit!  I'm not gonna post any impressions on the sound since it's been done dozens of times before, probably better than I can do...

 

Anyway, it seems that I'm having issues with comfort on only the left side too, like a few others have reported - it is odd, since the angle of that pad seems to be the same as the other side.  I've tried bending it a bit, but I'm not sure if that made any difference at all...



I too have noticed a bit of fatigue over a long period of time only on the left ear. When looking at my M80s, the left ear cup pad is about 2x as thick as the right. I will post a picture.

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The only thing I noticed when I had my M80's was that the bass on the left was slightly heavier than the right.

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doesn't work man tongue_smile.gif

 

The only thing I noticed when I had my M80's was that the bass on the left was slightly heavier than the right.


What do you mean by "doesn't work"?

 

 

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