Originally Posted by Eric23
That sucks.. i was looking forward to using this headphone with gaming and also talking on the phone as well as with music. A bad mic can be an issue. wonder if I should wait longer until the new models come packed with the newer, better mic cables? Wonder how long that will take?
I went to audition them yesterday and I liked what I heard. The mids were some of the best I've heard for anything $200 and under. They had great clarity and a very nice balance of tone between the low, mid and high's for me. My only "small" complaint is to my ears, the bass, although present in quantity, doesn't seem to have quite the definition/detail of my other headphones in the same price range. Something about the bass quality just seems a "tad" off to my ears. Just my opinion though. But overall, I really like these headphones. I would personally take them over my hd25. And imo, it's right up there as the two best "on ears" along with the dt1350. Overall, great sound. =D
The new white model has new "speak easy" mics, we split up the mic from the controls to minimize cable noise and optimized the filters (they had a lengthy divorce). We are shipping the White M-80s in a few weeks and we are building the cables right now for purchase seperately. For early adopter M-80 owners, I'll come up with a fair deal to get them. I literally can walk down 5th Ave NYC with Taxis honking and it sounds great on the other end and SIRI works.
BEST ON EARS
From a consumer and pro perspective, I AGREE. I've used most on-ears now thoroughly and in our labs, personally I feel the Beyer is the closest to M-80 and my second favorite on-ear. How has Dt1350 fared lately, I haven't followed the thread. In fact, we didn't own a DT1350 until after M-80 mass production. DT1350 has a bit of a spike in the highs, but less than HD25. I prefer M-80's clamping force to most on-ears, but I understand where more clamping force is handy (such as when DJIng).
Don't get too "high", >8kHz
V-MODA's sound signature is to have a very flat 8+ kHz as we are also heavily promoting our earplugs so we never boost the highs and have resisted since our very first product. This helps you also listen a bit louder and for longer for modern-mastered music (that can get higher than older recordings). You can see M-80's response curve compared to others @ V-MODA.com/M-80
Have a great Sunday!