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post #2521 of 2757
Just got these for $79 new from radioshack's labor day sale! Who knew radioshack would have the best deal? wink.gif

I had these before but i sold them to try other gear. I've been looking for a portable again and i heard radioshack had these for $79 and couldn't believe it so I went down and bought em!

These are keepers. They sound very good for sure. They compliment my srh840 nicely. No they don't sound as good but for a portable this size, it sounds very good! Very happy with my purchase! biggrin.gif
post #2522 of 2757
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

Just got these for $79 new from radioshack's labor day sale! Who knew radioshack would have the best deal? wink.gif

I had these before but i sold them to try other gear. I've been looking for a portable again and i heard radioshack had these for $79 and couldn't believe it so I went down and bought em!

These are keepers. They sound very good for sure. They compliment my srh840 nicely. No they don't sound as good but for a portable this size, it sounds very good! Very happy with my purchase! biggrin.gif

Very good deal, and congrats dude!
post #2523 of 2757
ahhhhh **** I would have been allllllllll over that if I'd known!
post #2524 of 2757
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Originally Posted by Circuitbender View Post

ahhhhh **** I would have been allllllllll over that if I'd known!

Yeah man, I didn't know until another head-fier mentioned it in another thread. Only three Radioshacks on the island had em. Luckily I live right next to one! smily_headphones1.gif
post #2525 of 2757
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Originally Posted by Circuitbender View Post

ahhhhh **** I would have been allllllllll over that if I'd known!

is this in the us! or canada too i would've easily drove miles for it if i knew!!!

post #2526 of 2757
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

is this in the us! or canada too i would've easily drove miles for it if i knew!!!

It was in the the U.S..
post #2527 of 2757

They still have M80 in stock for $80 at Radioshack in my area... if you can drive to Columbus, Ohio. LOL :)

I'm gonna grab one today.

 

Edit: Well... found a coupon for $10 off at Radioshack

http://www.radioshack.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=21623466&znt_campaign=College_Students_Save_10percent&znt_medium=RSCOM&znt_source=HMPG&znt_content=HMPGA4

 

Guess I'll be picking it up for $70


Edited by scione - 9/6/13 at 7:18am
post #2528 of 2757

Got the M80.

 

Just a heads up:

Found a problem with the coupon. The computer at Radioshack won't let you use the coupon with the item. The guys at the counter had to make a few calls. They found no problem, so they take $10 off manually.

post #2529 of 2757

I don't post often (4th time in four years) but I do follow threads and I have learned so much in my years here, so thank you head-fi.

I also took advantage of the Radio Shack sale on the M-80 headphones yesterday.  Right now they are plugged into my Droid Razr Maxx and I am trying to do a good bit of the burn-in process while I watch 3 three consecutive football games.  

I am brand new to on ear headphones so I will be continuing my learning here on head-fi and any advise I can get about the initial burn in will be welcomed.

I rip all my music direct from CD to flac using Media Monkey and load selected cuts onto my phone's micro SD card.  

What's going on now is that I have my entire music collection playing in shuffle mode, so the genres can change from song to song randomly.

That means Alter Bridge can lead to Sinatra, followed by Stanley Clark which can then be followed by Coltrane, Luther Vandross, Return to Forever, Tremonti, Dream Theater, Jay Z, and around again to a long list of female vocalists Annie Lennox, Brenda Russell, Paula Cole, Chaka Khan, etc.

Am I doing it right?

Oh, and I love these headphones!

 

edit: I also wanted to throw my 2 cents worth in on the noise isolation issue that comes up in some posts.  I use headphones on the subway to and from work.  I listen to music and read from my ereader for 1.5. hrs each way five days a week.  From the brief time I spent listening to them when I first put them on, I was able to detect other sounds in between songs (I do have gapless playback, but there is still that fade out-fade in moment).  This is not a problem for me since I do want to be able to notice SOME of the sounds around me on the subway.


Edited by ProphetNoir - 9/8/13 at 10:26am
post #2530 of 2757
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Originally Posted by ProphetNoir View Post
 

I don't post often (4th time in four years) but I do follow threads and I have learned so much in my years here, so thank you head-fi.

I also took advantage of the Radio Shack sale on the M-80 headphones yesterday.  Right now they are plugged into my Droid Razr Maxx and I am trying to do a good bit of the burn-in process while I watch 3 three consecutive football games.  

I am brand new to on ear headphones so I will be continuing my learning here on head-fi and any advise I can get about the initial burn in will be welcomed.

I rip all my music direct from CD to flac using Media Monkey and load selected cuts onto my phone's micro SD card.  

What's going on now is that I have my entire music collection playing in shuffle mode, so the genres can change from song to song randomly.

That means Alter Bridge can lead to Sinatra, followed by Stanley Clark which can then be followed by Coltrane, Luther Vandross, Return to Forever, Tremonti, Dream Theater, Jay Z, and around again to a long list of female vocalists Annie Lennox, Brenda Russell, Paula Cole, Chaka Khan, etc.

Am I doing it right?

Oh, and I love these headphones!

 

edit: I also wanted to throw my 2 cents worth in on the noise isolation issue that comes up in some posts.  I use headphones on the subway to and from work.  I listen to music and read from my ereader for 1.5. hrs each way five days a week.  From the brief time I spent listening to them when I first put them on, I was able to detect other sounds in between songs (I do have gapless playback, but there is still that fade out-fade in moment).  This is not a problem for me since I do want to be able to notice SOME of the sounds around me on the subway.

 

nice post, but i think you should also include how loud your listening to ur m-80s. just my 2 cents. Most headphones if you blast it to 100% which many ppl do... you can block out noise.. .no duh! 

 

 

but in my experience if your on ear is 32 ohms or under 5-6 clicks on an iphone ( so 5/16) is enough.

 

for example my noontec zoros are vented (some say is semi-open) its about 16-18 ohms (very efficent) if i put it at 45-50% ( so 8/16 roughly) it blocks out everything. but after calculating its decibel rating its far to high.

 

i now stick to it to about 5-6 clicks or 5/16) i still hear sounds around, loses out on detail a bit, but i think my ears will thank me in the long run

 

edit: i want to say that 5/16 on my iphone does not block out enough... i tried it again yesterday, and going 9-10/16 blocks out most if not all noises, i can still hear annoucements

 

but my ears are ringing afterwards, i had to take them off periodically, not because of comfort but just the fact that its TOOO loud. i now know how bad it is to blast my music and headphones... dunno why people do it. its so painful. not recommended at all


Edited by Tom22 - 9/11/13 at 10:32am
post #2531 of 2757
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Originally Posted by ProphetNoir View Post
 

I don't post often (4th time in four years) but I do follow threads and I have learned so much in my years here, so thank you head-fi.

I also took advantage of the Radio Shack sale on the M-80 headphones yesterday.  Right now they are plugged into my Droid Razr Maxx and I am trying to do a good bit of the burn-in process while I watch 3 three consecutive football games.  

I am brand new to on ear headphones so I will be continuing my learning here on head-fi and any advise I can get about the initial burn in will be welcomed.

I rip all my music direct from CD to flac using Media Monkey and load selected cuts onto my phone's micro SD card.  

What's going on now is that I have my entire music collection playing in shuffle mode, so the genres can change from song to song randomly.

That means Alter Bridge can lead to Sinatra, followed by Stanley Clark which can then be followed by Coltrane, Luther Vandross, Return to Forever, Tremonti, Dream Theater, Jay Z, and around again to a long list of female vocalists Annie Lennox, Brenda Russell, Paula Cole, Chaka Khan, etc.

Am I doing it right?

Oh, and I love these headphones!

 

edit: I also wanted to throw my 2 cents worth in on the noise isolation issue that comes up in some posts.  I use headphones on the subway to and from work.  I listen to music and read from my ereader for 1.5. hrs each way five days a week.  From the brief time I spent listening to them when I first put them on, I was able to detect other sounds in between songs (I do have gapless playback, but there is still that fade out-fade in moment).  This is not a problem for me since I do want to be able to notice SOME of the sounds around me on the subway.

 

You don't need to burn-in your M-80s. Just wear them until they conform to your head and enjoy your music. 

:biggrin:

post #2532 of 2757
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

 

nice post, but i think you should also include how loud your listening to ur m-80s. just my 2 cents. Most headphones if you blast it to 100% which many ppl do... you can block out noise.. .no duh! 

 

 

but in my experience if your on ear is 32 ohms or under 5-6 clicks on an iphone ( so 5/16) is enough.

 

for example my noontec zoros are vented (some say is semi-open) its about 16-18 ohms (very efficent) if i put it at 45-50% ( so 8/16 roughly) it blocks out everything. but after calculating its decibel rating its far to high.

 

i now stick to it to about 5-6 clicks or 5/16) i still hear sounds around, loses out on detail a bit, but i think my ears will thank me in the long run

 

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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

 

You don't need to burn-in your M-80s. Just wear them until they conform to your head and enjoy your music. 

 

Thanks for the input, Folks!  

 

Today was my first day out in the world with the M-80's.  A total of three hours round-trip on the subway, above ground and below, with the cars nearly empty and filled to beyond capacity.  I kept the volume at the same level for the full ride, I would say at about 75% - 80% of full.  I could make out the announcements made at the stops while my music was playing - with effort and depending on which song was playing at the time. With the M-80's on my ears and the music stopped, I could hear the announcements somewhat more clearly, although overall sound was definitely subdued. When the train was moving I could faintly hear the noise made by the train on the tracks if I focused and I could tell the difference between underground and above ground.  

 

I had the EQ set at flat and I was listening to a shuffle of vocalists from Marvin Gaye to Bonnie Raitt.  Bass was present but never intrusive at that neutral setting. I could definitely have turned up the volume without risking my hearing, and I will likely increase it a little bit at a time as well as experiment with EQ settings to suit the different genres of music I listen to.  I am not one of those guys who wants my music to be heard by everyone around me, though.   I'm sorry, but I don't have quite the level of aural accumen as some of the other members/reviewers, but then again, I don't consider my post to be a review.  Just my observations of real world performance as I use these headphones.

 

Aside from that, there is the comfort issue. I was able to keep them on for the entire 90 minute ride to work and the same coming home tonight.  I wear glasses with a relatively thick plastic frame and earpieces.  I was able to wear the phones on my ears with my glasses well seated on my ears and there was minimal discomfort after an hour.  After 90 minutes though, I was ready for a break from wearing the M-80's.  Still I do believe that too will improve over time.

 

Finally, I have done all the 'off-ear-burn-in' I intend to.  If they really do get better as they age, then I will have to hear it as it happens.  I am gonna wear the !#*% outta these!

post #2533 of 2757
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Originally Posted by ProphetNoir View Post
 

 

 

Thanks for the input, Folks!  

 

Today was my first day out in the world with the M-80's.  A total of three hours round-trip on the subway, above ground and below, with the cars nearly empty and filled to beyond capacity.  I kept the volume at the same level for the full ride, I would say at about 75% - 80% of full.  I could make out the announcements made at the stops while my music was playing - with effort and depending on which song was playing at the time. With the M-80's on my ears and the music stopped, I could hear the announcements somewhat more clearly, although overall sound was definitely subdued. When the train was moving I could faintly hear the noise made by the train on the tracks if I focused and I could tell the difference between underground and above ground.  

 

I had the EQ set at flat and I was listening to a shuffle of vocalists from Marvin Gaye to Bonnie Raitt.  Bass was present but never intrusive at that neutral setting. I could definitely have turned up the volume without risking my hearing, and I will likely increase it a little bit at a time as well as experiment with EQ settings to suit the different genres of music I listen to.  I am not one of those guys who wants my music to be heard by everyone around me, though.   I'm sorry, but I don't have quite the level of aural accumen as some of the other members/reviewers, but then again, I don't consider my post to be a review.  Just my observations of real world performance as I use these headphones.

 

Aside from that, there is the comfort issue. I was able to keep them on for the entire 90 minute ride to work and the same coming home tonight.  I wear glasses with a relatively thick plastic frame and earpieces.  I was able to wear the phones on my ears with my glasses well seated on my ears and there was minimal discomfort after an hour.  After 90 minutes though, I was ready for a break from wearing the M-80's.  Still I do believe that too will improve over time.

 

Finally, I have done all the 'off-ear-burn-in' I intend to.  If they really do get better as they age, then I will have to hear it as it happens.  I am gonna wear the !#*% outta these!

 

thats quite loud imo! but  i had to put my noontecs (semi sealed) like the m80s but more open(more vents) at 9-10/16 and their 18ohms. the m-80 is 32ohms but it got far too loud for me. i would imagine your m-80 is probably almost as loud. if anything just a bit softer. 

 

but its great to hear you don't need to fiddle with the eq. and its comfort issue really isn't too much of an issue for you, even when wearing glasses. did you flex the headband flat prior? what did you do to ease that comfort issue?

 

i wanna get the m-80 but this year alone, i bought the  hi fiman re400s, and the monster turbines already ( selling the klipsch s4s) broke my monoprice 8323 and bought the noontecs last year... 

 

head-fi i want my money back!!!!

post #2534 of 2757
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

 

thats quite loud imo! but  i had to put my noontecs (semi sealed) like the m80s but more open(more vents) at 9-10/16 and their 18ohms. the m-80 is 32ohms but it got far too loud for me. i would imagine your m-80 is probably almost as loud. if anything just a bit softer. 

 

but its great to hear you don't need to fiddle with the eq. and its comfort issue really isn't too much of an issue for you, even when wearing glasses. did you flex the headband flat prior? what did you do to ease that comfort issue?

 

i wanna get the m-80 but this year alone, i bought the  hi fiman re400s, and the monster turbines already ( selling the klipsch s4s) broke my monoprice 8323 and bought the noontecs last year... 

 

head-fi i want my money back!!!!

 

I have the sound for music and games capped at approx 75% in my phone's settings, so I suppose it would be closer to accurate to say I am listening at about 55% - 65% full device volume.  

I have found that I am more comfortable if I raise the earpieces slightly while I have the M-80s on, but that doesn't become necessary until after an hour or so.  I have not flexed the headband at all.

post #2535 of 2757

Just got these as I missed the radio shack sale. They have em for $129.99 now but I got mine NIB from a fellow head-fier for $110.00 shipped. I listened to these at radio shack a few times and loved them. I have Koss porta pros(great for money and comfort) and Sony MDR-ZX-700(sterile but COMFY). Only a best buy or radio shack in my area for phones so i was limited on ones i could listen to. Tried the Logitech ue-6000 and they were nice and comfy but not as clean sounding as the m-80's. Bass was muddier too. The Sony's are really nice just not quite enough bass for me. The m-80's are perfect for portable use for me. I have a Zune 80gig and this is a nice combo. I have no problem with comfort but I usually only listen for 1 or 2 hours at a time. Build quality looks great also. My 18 year old daughter thinks they look cool, which they do, but that is just icing on the cake to me. 

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