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post #12136 of 20908

New to V-Moda here (I don't own a pair)...I do own Grado SR-80, SR-325i and HP1. From the qualitative descriptions fans and reviewers are expressing, I think Grado sound may be the closest I've come to in my listening experience to V-Moda. Most importantly: a driving, punchy sound with superior PRAT. Rhythm and beat done right (err. ... well, as right as possible for the $$).

Is this accurate?

post #12137 of 20908
Id say so. I've heard the 325i myself and thought it was the best sounding grado for the price with awesome bass and detailed mids. The only thing you might miss on the M100 that you have on the grados is the congested soundstage tongue.gif
post #12138 of 20908
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Originally Posted by alphaman View Post

New to V-Moda here (I don't own a pair)...I do own Grado SR-80, SR-325i and HP1. From the qualitative descriptions fans and reviewers are expressing, I think Grado sound may be the closest I've come to in my listening experience to V-Moda. Most importantly: a driving, punchy sound with superior PRAT. Rhythm and beat done right (err. ... well, as right as possible for the $$).

Is this accurate?


I find most Grados bright for my taste and lacking bass where M-100 hits my bass and treble sweet spot.

post #12139 of 20908

The Grados are also uncomfortable, so the VMs have got a huge advantage there!

Grados sound sig. vs. pricing is unusual: the top-of-the-lines are not necess. their best. It's like filling a loudspeaker-based audio room with Sonex -- "cleaner" sound, but the excitement goes away.( I wonder if this is why some prefer the VM-80s to the 100s ??? )

There USED to be some agreement that the 225s were overall the best. I don't think my 325i's are better than my SR-80s (fun-wise). The HP-1s are somewhere in between -- they are more useful as tool than fun/exciting music listening. 


Edited by alphaman - 2/4/13 at 11:13pm
post #12140 of 20908
I think the M100s would be a great compliment to your grados
post #12141 of 20908

Hmmm...still reluctant to accept the fact that I may have to stuff with paper towel my soon to have $300+ headphones. I hope the XL pads are available SOON. Also, it's time for V-Moda to offer other earpad options like velvet or other similar fabrics. C'mon...

 

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post #12142 of 20908
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Originally Posted by jmsilva22 View Post

Hmmm...still reluctant to accept the fact that I may have to stuff with paper towel my soon to have $300+ headphones. I hope the XL pads are available SOON. Also, it's time for V-Moda to offer other earpad options like velvet or other similar fabrics. C'mon...

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My opinion, spend more time listening to your M-100 when you get it, & less time reading here ;-).

I've enjoyed my M-100 with no mods. Only if it doesn't satisfy, we'll at least you know the wealth of info is here on how you could address your concern.
post #12143 of 20908

I received my M-100 today and have started listening. I got it in the shadow color because it looked cooler than matte black.

 

Still sounds as good as I remember it from RMAF last year. I remember especially liking how vocals sounded on it - definitely a strength of the M-100, I'd say. I skimmed the last couple of pages and have no idea why anyone would call the mid-range recessed or laid-back. Neither of those are words I'd use to describe the mid-range. I'd call the mids and mid-bass full, almost thick even.

 

I have to remind myself that I'm listening to "cheap" headphones though, because as good as the M-100 is, it's significantly inferior to the headphones I was using the most recently before it - the Stax OII and Fostex TH900. Moving back down to $300 headphones from >$1K flagships requires scaling back expectations as well. wink.gif

 

Btw I'm using the M-100 on my reference home gear - Plinius CD-101 and Burson Soloist. I'll probably get around to a proper mini-review of it eventually - maybe even comparing it against the Beyerdynamic DT1350 that I also have right now.


Edited by Asr - 2/5/13 at 1:45am
post #12144 of 20908
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post


My opinion, spend more time listening to your M-100 when you get it, & less time reading here ;-).

I've enjoyed my M-100 with no mods. Only if it doesn't satisfy, we'll at least you know the wealth of info is here on how you could address your concern.

 

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

I received my M-100 today and have started listening. I got it in the shadow color because it looked cooler than matte black.

 

Still sounds as good as I remember it from RMAF last year. I remember especially liking how vocals sounded on it - definitely a strength of the M-100, I'd say. I skimmed the last couple of pages and have no idea why anyone would call the mid-range recessed or laid-back. Neither of those are words I'd use to describe the mid-range. I'd call the mids and mid-bass full, almost thick even.

 

I have to remind myself that I'm listening to "cheap" headphones though, because as good as the M-100 is, it's significantly inferior to the headphones I was using the most recently before it - the Stax OII and Fostex TH900. Moving back down to $300 headphones from >$1K flagships requires scaling back expectations as well. wink.gif

 

Btw I'm using the M-100 on my reference home gear - Plinius CD-101 and Burson Soloist. I'll probably get around to a proper mini-review of it eventually - maybe even comparing it against the Beyerdynamic DT1350 that I also have right now.

+1

post #12145 of 20908

hi, im ordering custom shield for the M100

can anybody please tell me what is the correct size for it ?
i really want to put this basketball logo 

but i can't make it bigger to fit the shield template properly

and also this pic is a little bit "noisy"

can someone please edit it for me ?
i don't have any Photoshop on my mac right now :(

 

thank you so much.

 

 

post #12146 of 20908

If anyone is on the fence about the M-100, I recently received Ultrasone Signature DJs which list for $1,000 and have been A/Bing with my M-100.  The M-100 has a similar signature to the Sig DJ.  Of course, the Sig DJ is more refined and spacious with better detail and airy treble.  However, I can't say enough how admirably and respectably the M-100 performs in comparison to a $1,000 headphone.  IMO, the M-100 is the best sound/cost ratio headphone in its price range available today, especially if you are a fan of quality impactful bass.
 

post #12147 of 20908
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

If anyone is on the fence about the M-100, I recently received Ultrasone Signature DJs which list for $1,000 and have been A/Bing with my M-100.  The M-100 has a similar signature to the Sig DJ.  Of course, the Sig DJ is more refined and spacious with better detail and airy treble.  However, I can't say enough how admirably and respectably the M-100 performs in comparison to a $1,000 headphone.  IMO, the M-100 is the best sound/cost ratio headphone in its price range available today, especially if you are a fan of quality impactful bass.
 

Impressive

post #12148 of 20908
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

If anyone is on the fence about the M-100, I recently received Ultrasone Signature DJs which list for $1,000 and have been A/Bing with my M-100.  The M-100 has a similar signature to the Sig DJ.  Of course, the Sig DJ is more refined and spacious with better detail and airy treble.  However, I can't say enough how admirably and respectably the M-100 performs in comparison to a $1,000 headphone.  IMO, the M-100 is the best sound/cost ratio headphone in its price range available today, especially if you are a fan of quality impactful bass.

 

Told you so. ;-)
post #12149 of 20908
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Originally Posted by awtryau89 View Post


Told you so. ;-)


I had to hear for myself and am also very happy with the Sig DJ.

post #12150 of 20908

In November and December I was on the move and listened exclusively to the M100 for the full two months.  They were a blast.  Now I've got all my other stuff again, and have since acquired an HE-500 and a rather nice Violectric amp and DAC.  It's fun comparing the HE-500 to the M100.  Swapping between the two, it can be a real shock putting on the M100 - they sound EXTREMELY coloured in comparison, the amount of extra bass is almost absurd.  I appreciate the HE-500 as a superior headphone in most ways - it is, after all, considerably more expensive and offers a wonderful, smooth and detailed sound without major colouration.  But I still greatly appreciate just how hard the M100 can ROCK (much like Tyll said in his review).  The way I see it at the moment is that the M100 is more like a live concert.  It's loud and crazy, miles from 'neutral' or 'natural', and the bass is ridiculous, but it can create a real sense of excitement and engagement.  Albums which are mildly unengaging on the HE-500s can be a completely different experience on the M100s.  I'll be doing most of my home listening with the Hifimans but will greatly enjoy getting out the M100s from time to time, and of course using them when mobile.

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