hmmm... tough choice....
amping would be going against the v-moda puresound no batteries required feature....
but as we all agree, "Rome wasn't built in a day..."
To add to my last post, the larger driver would be perfect for me.
But sadly, I think if the M100 was essentially the the M80 but:
-minor tweaks/improvements in the highs, soundstage, and bass
-at least 2 color choices
-easily driven from a 4S
-cheaper than prototype, around $225-$250
These would sell more.
Again, I'd prefer the larger driver- something more noticeably better than the M80 and well worth the larger price tag. It be like HFI-580 to Pro 900.
M-100 w/smaller driver= Evolutionary
M-100 w/larger driver= Revolutionary
I wouldn't take the chance with a Beats-like built in amp. I don't think many current V-Moda loyalists would like it either.
I made a dedicated thread for the M-100.
if v-moda want to make another big step toward success imo,the driver should have the mids as the reference point,nothing like the lp2,as they were obviously for dj and bassheads.many here are expecting to get a headphone with massive build quality (and detachable cable and blablabla) that would be all rounder for most genres.
I love the sound, build quality, mic cable and looks of M80/V80.
The fit, though, is just ok on my 2XL-sized head wearing glasses. I did bend the headband and am using the headband at its maximum length. I have Creative Aurvana Live, headband mod Koss Ksc75s, and had Grado Sr60s before, all of which are more comfortable to wear than v-moda (that said, none offer the same same blend of sq and looks as v-moda).
I find that the M80s work very well straight from a phone or PC. They do get better with higher end DAC and amp, but I don't feel the change is dramatic. They don't scale as well as some phones at least from what I've discovered so far, but they were meant to be portable.
I'll report back if I test them out on my main set up and hear a large difference.
guys, I need some help. I have been listening to my M-80s for a few days, and I absolutely love the feel and look of them. The sound quality is decent, but not what I was expecting. I know that these headphones are better than this, and I am almost positive I know what my problem is. Rather than using a computer, a iPod, or a good mp3, I am using a Samsung Fascinate smartphone. I compared it to an iPod, and I didn't notice any difference. Are there any reasonably priced mp3 players (I don't want an iPod at all) that will produce a noticeably better sound? If so, what would you suggest (I am looking to spend less than $150)?
Secondly, until recently, music quality didn't mean a ton to me. Therefore, I went out and downloaded a bunch of songs without bothering to see what bitrate the files were. How much of a difference would I see between a song with a bitrate in the 100's opposed to the same song with a 320 bitrate?
All this time, I thought all of my headphones sounded like ****, but it finally hit me. The problem is in the mp3 itself, not the headphones. So given my setup, what would you guys suggest I do to maximize the quality of my sound while spending the least amount of money possible?
I was surprised to see the Sansa Clip Zip at my local Costco yesterday, the 8gb was $54.99. Around the holidays I got my 4gb Zip at Radioshack for $34.95.
I must be misunderstanding something. Why not buy the 4 gig for $20 less and just buy a 32GB microSD card? Or even the 2 gig..What's the benefit of having the 8 gig?