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post #1306 of 20988
Bleh. I don't think V-MODA or Val wants opinions from a yesterday-joiner weighing in an opinion. No offense if you actually did hear the M-100, and it's not like you said anything that would hurt Reputation, but there is always the chance of some FUGAZI occurring on the Internet, and even if your story is true there is no way you could have made a deep, considered analysis.

I guess what I'm saying is this little leak is exciting, but to everyone else, we can't put too much stock in the impression.

Personally, I've been following this thread, and feel very stoked for these headphones (and charmed by Val's participation). I'm between jobs (I wonder if The Doctor found a new one yet?) and may not have a lot of disposable income for a while, but the M100 (or 80, though I prefer over-ear headphones for comfort) seems like such a satisfying, long term investment for a guy anticipating many hours in a computer-lab type situation (I do graphic design) that IF earlier ruminations about a Head-Fi PreOrder or group buy happens, I. AM. TOTALLY. IN!

That's my main reason for coming out of the woodwork today, I totally support HiFi audio but even more so the admirable business values that Val adheres to. America and the world needs more committed companies like V-MODA that create capital rather than being "cash cows" or undercutting mammoths (e.g. Walmart & that blue-shirt place Val started at 16 wink.gif )

Off topic: hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Also: ADHD + insomnia is bad.
post #1307 of 20988
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Originally Posted by largemouth bass View Post

Blasphemy!

Perhaps... Bassphemy?
Also, though I think it was revealed that the folding earpieces was the special new feature, I WAS going to guess that perhaps a boom mic accessory in addition to the two cables would be included, as a kind of attachment that plugs in between the cable and earpiece. How cool and practical would that be?! I know it's probably not practical or socially acceptable enough for the iPhone or android while walking about, but it could be a godsend for DJs that like to interact with the crowds or gamers that want a practical do-all headphone/headset.
Think about it Val? I don't even have a patent on it! biggrin.gif
Also, from the cropped cables pic, I would guess the 1/4 headphone jack adapter with clip on it is a clever clip to redirect the tension on a coiled cable away from UP out of the jack, so that coiled cables are less likely to unplug themselves.
Fun to think about anyway. Oh, and just throwing this out there cuz it can't hurt, is V-MODA hiring? Even at the obfustication/misdirection level? Lol! smily_headphones1.gif
post #1308 of 20988

I can see why you are skeptic.

I'm following the board for quite some time.

Yesterday I felt I could actually contribute something, so I signed up.

 

But seriously I wrote down a first impression not an in depth analysis.

That's why I wasn't going into too much detail about the

sound quality in general.

I don't get why you mistake this.

 

The m-100 prototype there was all black with a chrome ring around the earcups and matte shields.

To me it looked pretty much identical to the lp except for the fold mechanism.

Can't tell you guys too much about how good it isolates. I wasn't paying attention to this attribute.
 

post #1309 of 20988

Cant you take a photo?

I am living in munich as well but cant attend the exhibition due to work =(

Would have loved to listen to t hem.
 

post #1310 of 20988
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Originally Posted by DNZGamer View Post

Does anyone know if Val has a patent on the 45 degree jacks? I haven't seen any other companies doe this and after months with my m80 I find it the best design possible. Far better than 90 degree or straight jacks.

 

Because other companys would just start maing 46 degree jacks.

post #1311 of 20988
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Originally Posted by frix View Post

I wished the earcups of the m-100 would be a little bit bigger,

because I kinda felt it was touching my normal sized ears all around

 

 

Cool! First hand info from the general public on the M-100!  These guys gonna pick your brain Frix. Me included.

I've been so pumped up about all the features that I overlooked the comfort issue.  I dont mind the pads touching the outer portions of my ear. But I can't tolerate the driver pressing against that inner cartilage part of the ear (antihelix).  Did you notice any of this when you tested them out? How long did you have them on?  How sturdy was the folding mechanism?  Did the Vamp add a lot of bulk/weight to the Iphone and do you think it provided as much protection as say, an otterbox? 

post #1312 of 20988
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Originally Posted by largemouth bass View Post

 

Cool! First hand info from the general public on the M-100!  These guys gonna pick your brain Frix. Me included.

I've been so pumped up about all the features that I overlooked the comfort issue.  I dont mind the pads touching the outer portions of my ear. But I can't tolerate the driver pressing against that inner cartilage part of the ear (antihelix).  Did you notice any of this when you tested them out? How long did you have them on?  How sturdy was the folding mechanism?  Did the Vamp add a lot of bulk/weight to the Iphone and do you think it provided as much protection as say, an otterbox? 


Good questions and I feel you on those driver-up-against-your-ear comfort issues. No circumaural should have those issues.

post #1313 of 20988
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post


Good questions and I feel you on those driver-up-against-your-ear comfort issues. No circumaural should have those issues.

True, but I feel like this is really trying to appeal to the on-the-go audiophile, similar to the ES10 or something of the sort. I personally love my self some bigger cans, but for the sake of portability I don't think the compromise should be made ^^

post #1314 of 20988

Yep but the difference is though that the ES10s are made to be supra-aural. I'm down with both supra and circum (I find HD25s comfortable FWIW - not after a couple hours though), but not really a two-in-one where it's not earpads up against your ear anymore, it's the driver. Ouch.

 

I agree with having circumaurals as portable (and pain-free) as possible. Have always been looking for that beautiful-sounding and well-isolating portable circumaural and I'm thinking the M-100 will absolutely fit the bill (especially after having owned the M-80). Can't wait already! I can't even bring myself to think of the M-100s half the time because just the reminder that they are not here on my head as I type this, hurts. No pun intended. tongue.gif
 

post #1315 of 20988
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

True, but I feel like this is really trying to appeal to the on-the-go audiophile, similar to the ES10 or something of the sort. I personally love my self some bigger cans, but for the sake of portability I don't think the compromise should be made ^^

 

No matter how portable a circumaural is trying to be, its driver should never press against your ear. That's the worst kind of trade-off, in my opinion; portable cans that hurt to wear are no longer worth carrying around...wink.gif...so I'm with largemouth bass and roma101 on this one. The fact that the M-100s have been battle-tested by DJs does give me hope that such a comfort crime won't be a concern with them, however.

post #1316 of 20988
Re: fit

See, for me, I'm using Sennheiser PX-100 and ATH AD-700 headphones right now.
The Supraaural PX-100 takes about 30 mins before the foam "deflates" and the drivers start touching my ear. Ouch. I actually can see the impression of the outermost folds of my ear in the pad right after I take them off.
The circumaural AD-700 on the other hand (ear?) is comfortable to wear for hours, but the generic huge circle of velour rests against my ear as much as the side of my head, and I'm not quite sure where the optimal place to position it is. Moving it back on my head gives my ear tip more breathing room, but if I go far enough to get the back tip off the velour completely, then the hard plastic driver cover comes into contact with it. I dunno, I've had the AD-700 for two years, perhaps they aren't as comfortable with the earpads wearing out and deflating, but the bottom edge pressed more than any other part when it was new. Basically, the AD-700's auto-fit mechanism never worked at that well for me, and with now having OK speakers at home while the AD-700 are just too... to wear portably, they've been sitting in a box for a few months now.

I think the oval shape (ok hexagon) of the V-MODA cans are more eargonomic, and I'll be comfortable as long as nothing hard presses on the hard cartilage in the 2nd fold at the back of my ear... A little pad touching around that would be fine. Plus the M-100 looks awesome! I'd be happy to have a quality, non-leaking can to wear anywhere! The M80 may work too and I've been hunting a RadioShack or something that has one on display, but I think the M-100 would win out overall, long term.

Maybe there's a GuitarStore nearby? And are we still on for a possible Head-Fi preorder or group buy?
post #1317 of 20988
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

No matter how portable a circumaural is trying to be, its driver should never press against your ear. That's the worst kind of trade-off, in my opinion; portable cans that hurt to wear are no longer worth carrying around...wink.gif ...so I'm with largemouth bass and roma101 on this one. The fact that the M-100s have been battle-tested by DJs does give me hope that such a comfort crime won't be a concern with them, however.
Have you tried the LPs? I feel like their form factor would give a good impression of fit.
post #1318 of 20988
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

I personally love my self some bigger cans, but for the sake of portability I don't think the compromise should be made ^^

 

Waki...  Portablity doesn't have to be sacrificed for comfort if they are designed correctly. For example, Bose AE2 have a low profile and are extremely comfortable (sound and durability issues aside).  The driver is angled inside the cup.  I think it was designed this way for sound but the extra space gives that boney part of my ear the perfect amount of 'elbow room'.  Judging from earlier posts Val seems concious of the big head effect and wouldn't want to make the cups/pads bigger.  I don't want that either.  But I also don't want to have to mod my brand new $300 phones with cotton balls. 

post #1319 of 20988

Credit to Chinese website Beareyes.com for this photo.   I shadow highlighted what I think are the M-100's?

 

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Edited by largemouth bass - 5/8/12 at 10:27pm
post #1320 of 20988
Yup they is pretty! Moar sightings in the wild?
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