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post #2266 of 2759

anyone?  pretty sure this isn't normal, or it may just be because it was strained over my freakishly gigantic head.

 

guess i'll just have to eat the price of damaging it and live with it as-is....

post #2267 of 2759
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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

anyone?  pretty sure this isn't normal, or it may just be because it was strained over my freakishly gigantic head.

 

guess i'll just have to eat the price of damaging it and live with it as-is....

No noticeable indent on either side of mine, but that may be thanks to my freakishly small head, as have the arms almost all the way in. Might be worth giving a V-Moda a shout, given the pride they take in build quality.

post #2268 of 2759
ill just exchange it through amazon if possible. should be quicker and easier. thanks!
post #2269 of 2759

Recently ordered these from Amazon. Curious, is the lack of treble sparkle a major disadvantage of these, do you think? Also, does it improve much during the burn in process?

post #2270 of 2759
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Originally Posted by dissembled View Post

Recently ordered these from Amazon. Curious, is the lack of treble sparkle a major disadvantage of these, do you think? Also, does it improve much during the burn in process?

cymbals certainly do not sound as loud and sparkly as my Westone 3.

post #2271 of 2759

cool another thing i learned is the headband discolors really effing easily.  there was a dark stain on it (don't know HOW it got there) and first i used some warm water to try to clean it and it seemed to discolor the headband a little but i thought it was just the stain being spread over the fabric.  so i use some mild detergent at home to try to clean it and it made it even worse.  yay 150 down the drain.  i really have a penchant for destroying expensive toys.

post #2272 of 2759

Yeah, I think its a really bad material to be used on headphones. Don't worry at least you can still wear them. I bought a $250 phone second hand. A month later it was banned because the lady decided to scam me and not pay her bills.

post #2273 of 2759

Recently coupled these phones with the HM-601 (using its headphone out) and I must say they pair beautifully. I prefer these to the DT1350s which 'unsealed,'  could sound thin and congested.


Edited by dissembled - 1/23/13 at 3:57pm
post #2274 of 2759
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Originally Posted by dissembled View Post

Recently ordered these from Amazon. Curious, is the lack of treble sparkle a major disadvantage of these, do you think? Also, does it improve much during the burn in process?

 

The lack of treble, detail and sparkle is my biggest issue with these. Burn in doesn't help 

post #2275 of 2759

These headphones are not for detail freaks, but lacking treble and sparkle?  So I must have had a "golden sample" with copious treble and sparkle?  Or robm321 and dissembled are quite unlucky.

post #2276 of 2759
I don't find mine seriously lacking either, I mean, I'm not gonna get them mixed up with my Beyers but I've had headphones with much more treble rolloff. The M-80 are pretty much perfect as far as my personal portable needs, if they collapsed like the M-100 they'd be it for me.
post #2277 of 2759
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

 

The lack of treble, detail and sparkle is my biggest issue with these. Burn in doesn't help 


I tried them out today, I felt the same way.  They could do a little bit more sparkle and also a little bit more dept in sound stage, but I was surprise by how well their low performance is for such a small little thing. 

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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

The M-80 are pretty much perfect as far as my personal portable needs, if they collapsed like the M-100 they'd be it for me.

 

The lack of a compact folding design is exactly why I haven't purchased the M-80. For portable phones, a smaller travel size is always preferred. Maybe the M-80 Mark II (or whatever) will be that way.

post #2279 of 2759
Yeah, I thought about that a good bit before getting them... My second choice wasn't really any more portable tho (Senn HD25-1 II, not unless you slide the cups off constantly which might wear them out), and the M-80 added a different sound sig to my collection.

Moreover tho, the M-80 cups are really compact, if you haven't seen them in person you'd be surprised how small they are... They're small enough that the entire thing takes up less space than many headphones which just fold flat but don't collapse, plus they're durable enough I cash toss them in the laptop side of my bag without the case and not worry about them (despite the very nice case they come with).

That being said, I'll totally sell mine to upgrade if they ever come out with a collapsible version that folds up like the M-100... M-85 maybe? tongue.gif
Edited by Impulse - 1/29/13 at 10:33am
post #2280 of 2759

Has anyone attempted mods to the M-80 to compensate for the treble roll off? Maybe something along the lines of the Markl mods for Denon's phones, or some other tweaks to the guts of the cans.

 

It seems odd to me that most of the popular on-ear phones have noticeable treble roll off. You'd think that treble would be easy to get right with relatively small drivers.

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