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post #16 of 2757
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Just wanted to chime in here and mention that I have measured the V-80 TrueBlood version of the M-80, which is identicle acoustically. Measurements are here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/VModaV80TrueBlood.pdf .

 

I also wanted to say that I love these cans.  I think it was Steve Guttenberg at RMAF who said "these are Beats done right." I couldn't agree more. If you've got a freind that's looking at Beats or Ludacris cans, steer them over to V-Moda. 

 

Great job, Val!



Now, this is a cool endorsement, lucky you Val ;)

post #17 of 2757

Here is a link to my review as well, just in case anyone is interested. I'm also really enjoying these, which is not something I really expected. Well done Val!

post #18 of 2757

I'm really liking them a lot, too. I use them almost everyday, with a wide variety of different music types dt880smile.png

 

They are definitely more than meeting most of my music listening needs --- in more ways than one L3000.gif

 

V-Moda, you really hit a HOME RUN with these --- thanks again!! cool.gif

post #19 of 2757

happy_face1.gif BLUSHING, THANKS EVERYONE.  It really means a lot to me to see people enjoying them in real life after all these years of development and learning  more about everybody's ergonomic, source and sound experiences.

 

I'll take a group shot of some of the many iterations we made - it's quite astonishing how many times we had to change things up.

 

-V 


Edited by valkolton - 11/5/11 at 3:40am
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post #20 of 2757

I was having a bit of issue with comfort with my glasses then finally decided to do the straighten thing with the headband like the video showing and now they fit more comfortably (no more sore ears when wearing my glasses). But this does make them less isolating.

 

If you don't wear glasses you might not need and might not want to attempt the headband stretch excercise so the headphone has it's original level of clamp. For those of you wearing glasses, you will need to decide for yourself whther you want the slight increase in isolation or more comfort and it may also be dependant on the type of glasses ear hooks you have. For me I am now enjoying these even more and am consequently using them more often.

post #21 of 2757

so this or d1100? should i sell my hd25 for it.... I probably won't cause the hd25 seems like a keeper for life XD but how do they compare?

post #22 of 2757
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

so this or d1100? should i sell my hd25 for it.... I probably won't cause the hd25 seems like a keeper for life XD but how do they compare?


http://www.head-fi.org/t/574617/review-comparison-beyerdynamic-dt1350-t50p-sennheiser-hd25-1-ii-hd25-13-ii-pioneer-hdj-2000-v-moda-m80-aiaiai-tma-1

 

If I were you I'd keep both. if you can.

 

post #23 of 2757

I wouldn't sell the HD-25. Even though they have some shortcomings, when you compare them to some other cans that's when you realize how truly invaluable they are. The M80s are a wonderful complement to them as they have great soundstage and are just about as punchy while having a non-fatiguing nature. Not to mention both are phenomenal and look awesome to me. 

 

The D1100 - I would only recommend them as an alternative to Beats or if someone is really into house/techno. Other than that... there's a reason why I sold them. They're detailed but too dark for me and the overall sound sig and presentation was just too unnatural for me. The bass was powerful (great for a basshead) but after a while I found them to be too intrusive. Overall... I can tell you I'm not missing them. On the other hand, the D1001/1000/CAL! is a way better and more balanced headphone the D1100. The only issue I have with the D1000s is that they don't isolate. 

post #24 of 2757

I don't want to link or repost my entire review of it so I'll just say this

 

" The M80 is easily the most fun sounding portable that doesn't require you to sell part of your soul just to afford.  It is a refreshing 180 degree turn from the top portables produced lately, aiming at fun, lightly colored and warm, bassy sound over a neutral and analytic experience.  Proof that you can get a great clarity in a slightly colored experience while retaining an all around Hi Fi sound."

 

As I said before, Val is a genius.  The only thing I need to know is where his alter or temple is located so that I may appease the Godking Val with some type of sacrifice.  

 

<3


Edited by swbf2cheater - 11/7/11 at 8:38pm
post #25 of 2757

I'm a fan of Denon headphones, but between the M80 and the D1100 sonically I would take the M80 every time (not a fan of the cavern effect you get with the D1100). The D1100 is more comfortable though as it is over ear versus on ear.

post #26 of 2757
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

I wouldn't sell the HD-25. Even though they have some shortcomings, when you compare them to some other cans that's when you realize how truly invaluable they are. The M80s are a wonderful complement to them as they have great soundstage and are just about as punchy while having a non-fatiguing nature. Not to mention both are phenomenal and look awesome to me. 

 

The D1100 - I would only recommend them as an alternative to Beats or if someone is really into house/techno. Other than that... there's a reason why I sold them. They're detailed but too dark for me and the overall sound sig and presentation was just too unnatural for me. The bass was powerful (great for a basshead) but after a while I found them to be too intrusive. Overall... I can tell you I'm not missing them. On the other hand, the D1001/1000/CAL! is a way better and more balanced headphone the D1100. The only issue I have with the D1000s is that they don't isolate. 



oh thnx and i mean i do sometime have an urge  for bass XD, which is why I have two subwoofers XD so I mean eventually i was probably gonna buy one bass head headphone so idk, but I probably will buy the M80 first before the D1100. 

post #27 of 2757

I told myself I wasn't going to buy more headphones while I build my end game rig, but I've got to try these bad boys out...

 

Review sample...? :D

post #28 of 2757

K I'm sorry but...people advertising this thread in their sigs? Somebody is paying somebody.

 

I mean, a bunch of head-fiers with high post counts, including the owner, randomly get free pairs of custom headphones? And somehow all unanimously agree that the headphone is fantastic, even though a fair few of them state that it does not comply with their natural headphone preferences? Basshead cans by a notoriously lower-end manufacturer make the top story on the main page and merit a banner that pops up randomly in unrelated threads? Sorry but to me that seems like quite the anomaly.

 

Am I the only one who is having this thought?

 

Honestly from what I hear I'm considering buying one, but the skeptic in me won't shut up that this all seems too convenient...especially after how lame the crossfades were.


Edited by Gilly87 - 11/8/11 at 11:54am
post #29 of 2757

Just my 2 cents. I'm sort of the "anti-Skylab" because I almost always have something negative to say about everything. These do sound good.

 

  1. Good tonal balance. These don't shear my eardrums off like 80% of what's out there. The bass is bumped up, but not annoying. A little bump in the (middle) midrange, but hey I can handle that.
  2. They capture the essence of what makes gear sound "musical" - at least for me - that is they have good detail extraction. They are able to reproduce little nuances that makes recordings sound real.
  3. V-Moda doesn't BS their FR measurements. They were surprising close to my own - even though our measurement methodologies probably differed somewhat.
     

Quick impressions and measurements:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566929/headphone-csd-waterfall-plots/240#post_7791393

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566929/headphone-csd-waterfall-plots/255#post_7791454

 

Comparison with HD25-1-II (quick impressions measurements):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566929/headphone-csd-waterfall-plots/285#post_7793821

 

Hey, where are my free headphone! I didn't get one. frown.gif


Edited by purrin - 11/8/11 at 1:58pm
post #30 of 2757

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Honestly from what I hear I'm considering buying one, but the skeptic in me won't shut up that this all seems too convenient...especially after how lame the crossfades were.


Trust me, I'd be all over the M-80 if it were a well marketed POS. And I haven't held back on gear which I felt were POS.

 

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