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post #2431 of 2809
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

I think one of the two cables included should always work, accounting for the main button & mic even (though volume buttons on the iPhone cable one won't do anything on Android obviously)... That's why they bundle two different cables to begin with. There's basically two types of TRRS jack terminations, the first one was established by Nokia or Sony before the current smartphone era, and then Apple came around and decided to flip the ground and mic contacts around for the iPhone (of course)...

Now the problem is that for a while some Android OEMs used one termination and others used the other... I think they may all be on the same page now but I'm not sure. I know Samsung actually used both depending on the specific model. I think I remember reading the Galaxy Nexus in particular used the opposite termination from the S2, xda's forum is probably a good place to ask or search for an answer. There's always adapters like this one, but I doubt you'll need it.

On my HTC phone both cables actually worked just fine, the black iPhone one (3-button) and the red Android one (1-button); although I might've only tested whether the button paused music and not the mic, so take it FWIW. I traded my iPhone cable (with another Head-Fi'er) for the 1-button orange one that comes with the M-100, so I haven't got it anymore.

I do have a pair of Ety hf3 which are meant for iPhones (and even have the volume buttons) and it also works just fine with my phone, even though Ety sells the 1-button hf5 for Android/others. Not sure if the phones can sense what's plugged in and actually switch mic/ground around or if they're just doing something else for compatibility's sake.

This doesn't sound good, I don't really care for the iPhone cable, I'm just hoping that at least the android cable would work with the Galaxy Nexus properly.
post #2432 of 2809
What's wrong with the iPhone cable? It's button pod is the same size as the other one, if the other cable doesn't work then the iPhone one will work... They're both standard 3.5mm jacks, just wired different. There's only two ways to wire those things, heh, it's the same deal with every other headphone in existence... Either they offer the choice of two terminations or they go for single button operation and quasi-universal compatibility.
post #2433 of 2809
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

What's wrong with the iPhone cable? It's button pod is the same size as the other one, if the other cable doesn't work then the iPhone one will work... They're both standard 3.5mm jacks, just wired different. There's only two ways to wire those things, heh, it's the same deal with every other headphone in existence... Either they offer the choice of two terminations or they go for single button operation and quasi-universal compatibility.
Their isn't anything wrong with the iPhone cable, its just I would prefer to use the android one since the remote is smaller due to being only one button. If I have to use the iPhone cable, I wouldn't mind using it if the center button works properly.

Edit: Wait I thought the iPhone remote was larger due to it having 3 buttons. In all the images I have seen it looks larger.
Edited by msavic6 - 4/13/13 at 2:15pm
post #2434 of 2809

Hello peeps, I really would like to get the v-moda m-80 because i really like it's design and I would like it to be my on the go head phone. I know it has issues with isolation but it really is not a big deal with me, since I would just listen to it when I have a some free time like lunch breaks, and when I'm killing time in malls and coffee shops.

 

I'm more curious how it sounds and feels, but of course I have realized it's really hard to take people's reviews objectively since we have our own perceptions, physical designs and in addition I still doubt my confidence in really describing the sound.

 

Still, I really am curious and have an expectation with m-80. My only point of refernce though is brainwavz HM3 and I hope someone with the experience with the two cans or a familiarity with the sound signature can answer my questions. I really am satisfied with my HM3 and I have grown to really become cozy with it's sound despite it's short comings.

 

1) Does the M-80 have a similar sound sig with the HM3? In regards to the treble, is it at least on par with HM3 or much more different?

 

2) If I can withstand the HM3's discomforts like the pressure in my ears then I can also at least have the same or much improved comfort level with the M-80? 

 

3) Since the M-80 has much bigger drivers than the HM3 (38' vs 40') and HM3 ear cups cover my entire ears then does that mean the M-80 cups would also cover mine?

 

4) Can the M-80 be used as a good headphone for silent practice with bass guitar?

 

5) Does ordering from amazon still make me eligible to avail of V-moda's warranty/repair/return policy or should I order directly?

 

Thanks

post #2435 of 2809
msavic6, from what I remember the remotes are very similarly sized, if not identical... The iPhone one has three smaller buttons, the other one just has one big button. Can't be entirely sure since I don't have my iPhone one anymore but I really don't remember the pod being significantly larger. All my cables were of the newer Speakeasy variety where the control pod is split from the mic pod and it's further down on the cable, dunno if the previous ones with everything on one pod were different or if V-moda's still using product photos with those.

benighted00, if you order them directly from Amazon or any authorized retailer you still get full warranty rights, the return policy will be 30 days tho (for Amazon) or whatever the retailer's return policy is. Amazon's usually got a good price on them, seen it go as low as $130 during sales, just gotta make sure you aren't ordering from an Amazon merchant but Amazon themselves. The M-80's cups are really small btw, it's not necessarily tied to driver size, no experience with those Brainwavz here tho.
Edited by Impulse - 4/13/13 at 11:13pm
post #2436 of 2809
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

msavic6, from what I remember the remotes are very similarly sized, if not identical... The iPhone one has three smaller buttons, the other one just has one big button. Can't be entirely sure since I don't have my iPhone one anymore but I really don't remember the pod being significantly larger. All my cables were of the newer Speakeasy variety where the control pod is split from the mic pod and it's further down on the cable, dunno if the previous ones with everything on one pod were different or if V-moda's still using product photos with those.

benighted00, if you order them directly from Amazon or any authorized retailer you still get full warranty rights, the return policy will be 30 days tho (for Amazon) or whatever the retailer's return policy is. Amazon's usually got a good price on them, seen it go as low as $130 during sales, just gotta make sure you aren't ordering from an Amazon merchant but Amazon themselves. The M-80's cups are really small btw, it's not necessarily tied to driver size, no experience with those Brainwavz here tho.

does this mean that the warranty doesn't cover if say your buying from other head-fier? or say someone on craigslist or kijiji? 

 

is it just 1 of the warranties? i noticed the m-80s have 2 ( lifetime and 2 years)

post #2437 of 2809
Are the m80's easily powered by a portable device?
post #2438 of 2809
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Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post

Are the m80's easily powered by a portable device?

Yes, they sound good out of almost any device.

post #2439 of 2809
Ordered a pair last night, can't wait, hope it won't disappoint wink.gif
post #2440 of 2809

you won't be 

post #2441 of 2809

you won't be 

post #2442 of 2809

s500 is better:

 

- more portable

- more detail

- better treble

- better bass

- faster

post #2443 of 2809
Would you consider the pearl white to be more feminine compared to the black m80's?
post #2444 of 2809

White is either very fancy or girly. So if u dress nicely i think it would work well.

post #2445 of 2809
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Originally Posted by Uruha View Post

White is either very fancy or girly. So if u dress nicely i think it would work well.
Well I mainly wear jeans for the most part and fairly casual clothes, I'm only 17 so I don't really wear dress clothes. I don't dress fancy but I don't just grab whatever I can find and run out the door.
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