Over the weekend I've put my M-80 through a little bit more hell. Took it snowboarding and temps ranged from -5C to -15C. I further took it off-piste backcountry (not that I condone this! Please ride safely!!) :-
The M-80's held up well in the cold weather. Noted that it was dry snow so little condensation got in. Admittedly due to the poor isolation, I could hear a lot of wind noise whilst boarding. However, that also felt somewhat safer since I could hear people around me (useful whilst on-piste). It didn't fall off my head whilst riding; the clamping force was strong enough to keep it on but not painful to my ears.
Nice pic! I'm snowboarding Sunday and hopefully won't bite it too hard... it turns out we make action sport headphones after-all! And with our immortal life program, there is little risk.
Reminds me of this recent article in Outside Magazine:
"BEST FOR ACTION SPORTS
There are headphones, and then there are headphones built from Kevlar and steel"
in other news:
Airplane Today Met a Head-Fier!!!
Met a fellow head-fier, Luke, on the plane today on the way to San Jose. He asked from across the plane "are those the V-MODA's, I was thinking about getting the M-80s". I was wearing LP2s and M-100 prototypes switching to compare, he was shocked when I told him I own V-MODA! It was fun and I let him borrow my prototypes - he offered to buy them right on the spot, haha. I still have don't have ETA on M-100, M-80 took quite the time to fine-tune. As Tyll mentioned, the quick development times of these young brands is what is killing this industry's trust and quality.
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, 1825+ perhaps!
Edited by valkolton - 1/24/12 at 1:57am