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post #11296 of 20235
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A would like to see a "light-bass Version" of these. Would be a pretty cool option.

 

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I think it's called "Sennheiser".


Sonically, a light bass version of the M-100 would bear some resemblance to the Roc Nation Aviator or B&W P5 IMO, but you wouldn't get quite the same soundstage or midrange detail.

Hm, now that you mention it the Aviator does kind of sound like the M-100 from my experience. The P5 was more warm from what I recall too (I don't think its sound quality is good for the price though).

 

 

Out of curiosity, does anyone here listen to Japanese music at all? I was browsing some channels on my "Douban.fm" app (it's basically a Pandora service for Asian music) and I liked how some artists sounded with some Japanese music. Perfume, some Kalafina, Tokimonsta, and Nujabes sounded pretty awesome. Most of my Chinese pop music just sounds OK with the M-100's since a lot of what I have is more of the soft kind of pop music (i.e. soap opera or karaoke-like) and has more of an emphasis on the midrange than the treble or bass.

 

 

And because it sounded fun:

700

 

 

 

I would be interested in hearing how math rock band "LITE" sounds with the M-100's, but I don't know where to get their music. >.>


Edited by miceblue - 1/6/13 at 11:51am
post #11297 of 20235

Yes, in fact most of my stuff are J-pop, game and anime songs, Voicaloids, and sound tracks.  And I do have Don't Say "Lazy" from my Japanese iTunes account.

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Edited by Jerryberry - 1/6/13 at 10:18pm
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Trust me if you think they don't sound all that great, as I thought exactly the same. Read my previous posts.

They are a completely new beast now.

Put the towel mod in before you do anything else. It does make a difference, but the biggest difference comes from burn in 

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Everything is so well controlled now, and I can hear instrument details I couldn't before.

I'm very hard to please and I can safetly say I love the M-100s now.

I was like you a couple of weeks ago.

Everything sounds good on them, including classical, for the price in portability factor.

 I was listening to Mahler last night :D

 

The bass (esp with the mod) is no longer boomy and he mids settle, as does the treble.

The treble isn't fatiquing now. At first I thought they were a bit.. off the boil, along with the bass.

 

Give them a few weeks.

post #11300 of 20235
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Originally Posted by Finguz View Post

Over hyped to the Nth degree, over priced ( in the UK at least ), and the sound is overcooked. The kids and vampire fans will no doubt go crazy for them.

 

After a few days of trying hard to like their odd/wonky sound, I respected the repeated cries for mercy from my ears, and moved on!

 

eek.gif deadhorse.gif

 

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Originally Posted by musical-kage View Post

Trust me if you think they don't sound all that great, as I thought exactly the same. Read my previous posts.

They are a completely new beast now.

Put the towel mod in before you do anything else. It does make a difference, but the biggest difference comes from burn in 

.

Everything is so well controlled now, and I can hear instrument details I couldn't before.

I'm very hard to please and I can safetly say I love the M-100s now.

I was like you a couple of weeks ago.

Everything sounds good on them, including classical, for the price in portability factor.

 I was listening to Mahler last night :D

 

The bass (esp with the mod) is no longer boomy and he mids settle, as does the treble.

The treble isn't fatiquing now. At first I thought they were a bit.. off the boil, along with the bass.

 

Give them a few weeks.

 

+1 to musical-kage

 

I was in the same boat. I wasn't so sure if I was gonna keep them. "A dew days" is not nearly enough time for these to get proper burn in, be it the pads or drivers, the difference is huge.  I cane safely say that I'm entirely satisfied with these, after almost returning them myself. 

Like I said, a few days is not nearly enough time to judge these, or any new, out of box headphone for that matter. Brain bias/burn in play a huge role here. I used to think the bass was non-existent, and whatever bass was there was flabby. After a few weeks, the bass showed its power, and I'm not even EQing them anymore. With my CKM500s I EQ'd them a lot to get the highs more forward and the mids as lush as the bass, but M-100s deliver.

post #11301 of 20235
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+1 to musical-kage

 

I was in the same boat. I wasn't so sure if I was gonna keep them. "A dew days" is not nearly enough time for these to get proper burn in, be it the pads or drivers, the difference is huge.  I cane safely say that I'm entirely satisfied with these, after almost returning them myself. 

Like I said, a few days is not nearly enough time to judge these, or any new, out of box headphone for that matter. Brain bias/burn in play a huge role here. I used to think the bass was non-existent, and whatever bass was there was flabby. After a few weeks, the bass showed its power, and I'm not even EQing them anymore. With my CKM500s I EQ'd them a lot to get the highs more forward and the mids as lush as the bass, but M-100s deliver.


Yeah, I was setting myself up to buy the Momentum's and prepare to get ready to send these back. Not any more.

 

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection": Ve. "O glaube, mein Herz, o glaube" (Etwas bewegter) Text after F.G. Klopstock: "Auferstehung"

 

Listen to that on them if you have Spotify... Love that track (if you can even call it a track)

 

Also, I bought that song on your sig by the way after hearing it a few times, to put it on my player :)

 

One thing I have realized is that a bad mix is a bad mix, and can't really be improved. These headphones in my opinion do show a good mix from a bad one. I don't think any headphone can save a heaped mess into a masterpiece.

But when the seperation is there, it is there!

 

I never thought I would be showing these headphones off, and giving them to co-workers to listen to. But I have been, and the impression has been a "wow, I didn't think they would sound that good!"

 

Its no joke that a couple of weeks back, I tried them outside, and had the trebles and bass reduced to help me listen to them.

I now have everything flat, except for a "little" bump in the mids, and treble regions, and I mean a little bump (like 1-2db).

During burn in time, I had the trebles lowered almost -6, -7db.

 

I was listening to Afterglow by Phaeleh the other day, and the whip of the trebles on the claps is so... I can't explain it, and then you get taps of other types of drum, and you can hear the differences in each drum, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to on my older set.


Edited by musical-kage - 1/6/13 at 3:57pm
post #11302 of 20235
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Originally Posted by Finguz View Post

Over hyped to the Nth degree, over priced ( in the UK at least ), and the sound is overcooked. The kids and vampire fans will no doubt go crazy for them.

 

After a few days of trying hard to like their odd/wonky sound, I respected the repeated cries for mercy from my ears, and moved on!

 

eek.gif deadhorse.gif

 

Odd and wonky? I can't say I agree. Over priced for the UK? Sure thanks largely to customs duties.


Edited by simonpking - 1/6/13 at 4:13pm
post #11303 of 20235

What price are UK buyers paying for these? £235 (including any customs fees) is the cheapest i've found them via amazon.

post #11304 of 20235
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What price are UK buyers paying for these? £235 (including any customs fees) is the cheapest i've found them via amazon.

I got really hit by custom fees, and it was a whopping £60.

 

I pretty much paid around (I posted it on here but can't remember the exact figure), around £280-£290 in the end, but that included a audio only cable, and the second fastest shipping option

post #11305 of 20235
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Hm, now that you mention it the Aviator does kind of sound like the M-100 from my experience. The P5 was more warm from what I recall too (I don't think its sound quality is good for the price though).

 

 

Out of curiosity, does anyone here listen to Japanese music at all? I was browsing some channels on my "Douban.fm" app (it's basically a Pandora service for Asian music) and I liked how some artists sounded with some Japanese music. Perfume, some Kalafina, Tokimonsta, and Nujabes sounded pretty awesome. Most of my Chinese pop music just sounds OK with the M-100's since a lot of what I have is more of the soft kind of pop music (i.e. soap opera or karaoke-like) and has more of an emphasis on the midrange than the treble or bass.

 

 

And because it sounded fun:

700

 

 

 

I would be interested in hearing how math rock band "LITE" sounds with the M-100's, but I don't know where to get their music. >.>

 

 

Every once in awhile I poke my head around jpop, although I haven't really done too much recently. But I did do a bit of poking around now because JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is getting a fantastic adaption, and I found something pretty excellent.

 

post #11306 of 20235

if anyone is looking to get rid of theirs, i am looking to trade for some MDR 1r's....if interested.

post #11307 of 20235

musical-kage and I have had very similar experiences with these. They're definitely revealing headphones. The detail retrieval is amazing. I've yet to hear a 'bad' mix on these, but some over produced music seems to suffer from the studio mixing. I'm not sure if over producing coincides with a 'bad mix'.

 

Also, similarly, co-workers just drop their jaw and say "I always thought a headphone was a headphone"

 

Yeah it's a great track :) My number one dnb track for 2012. Break's jazzyness is refreshing. 

post #11308 of 20235
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Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY View Post

musical-kage and I have had very similar experiences with these. They're definitely revealing headphones. The detail retrieval is amazing. I've yet to hear a 'bad' mix on these, but some over produced music seems to suffer from the studio mixing. I'm not sure if over producing coincides with a 'bad mix'.

 

Also, similarly, co-workers just drop their jaw and say "I always thought a headphone was a headphone"

 

Yeah it's a great track :) My number one dnb track for 2012. Break's jazzyness is refreshing. 

I have no idea what a bad mix sounds like either. XD

I do find the M-100's to be more forgiving than a SRH940, so I am able to enjoy some songs that I couldn't with those. I can still pick out some mastering flaws though (i.e. Loudness War clipping).

post #11309 of 20235
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I have no idea what a bad mix sounds like either. XD

I do find the M-100's to be more forgiving than a SRH940, so I am able to enjoy some songs that I couldn't with those. I can still pick out some mastering flaws though (i.e. Loudness War clipping).

That is mostly what I meant by bad mixing. That, and some tracks just don't take use of good separation. Loving the soundscape on pretty much everything now though :)

I'll try and find a few examples of a crushed mix tomorrow.

Been listening to some Phaeleh and Poets Of The Fall tonight.

post #11310 of 20235
vneumonia. Buckets of never ending black phlegm. I enjoy nothing. Staring at the m100's in the corner of the room, they mock me.
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