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post #13411 of 20874
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post

I'm not a headphone expert with trained golden ears or whatever, but I personally am extremely, extremely skeptical that someone would be able to hear the difference in sound between black ink & white ink of the earpads. I would imagine that such a minute change in sound between two headphones can probably be attributed to the unavoidable standard variation due manufacturing process.

It's a bit like paint, when different color absorbed light and age differently, and this will in turn change the maternal in question over time.  Of course the difference is very slight, but it is there and detectable.

post #13412 of 20874
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post

I'm not a headphone expert with trained golden ears or whatever, but I personally am extremely, extremely skeptical that someone would be able to hear the difference in sound between black ink & white ink of the earpads. I would imagine that such a minute change in sound between two headphones can probably be attributed to the unavoidable standard variation due manufacturing process.

 

Actually, it's pretty easy to tell the difference.  For example, I had the black m80s for a while and picked up a set of whites for my wife.  Her pads were quite a bit softer and broken in out of the box and you definitely could get a better seal with them right away without having to warm the pads up with your ear heat (lol, that sounded funny).  So there actually is a difference and even my untrained ears noticed it.  This was on the M80s where the pads are smaller too, so the variance should have been even less noticeable, but then again, it's on ear versus over ear, so the seal might just be easier to notice the difference.

post #13413 of 20874

I confirm dbdynsty25's findings.  I've got both the shadow V80s with black earpads and white M80s with gray earpads.  The gray earpads are softer than the black.  The gray pads isolate a little better for me when I first put them on -- this is pretty obvious from listening to ambient sounds with the headphones off.  Slightly more isolation means a slightly stronger seal, which should translate to a slightly different sound. 

 

How much different, and whether it is noticeable is probably listener-dependent.  Also, heat changes softness, so over time, the two might behave differently.  I'm not planning on experimenting on it, however. 

 

To bring it back on topic, I find it fascinating that Val notices the very slight difference in the sound of different pads.  I would not have thought of this without his mentioning it.  It is another sign of V-MODA's attention to detail.

post #13414 of 20874

So I shouldn't worry about getting the black pads, after of continuous and heat they should sound the same as the grey and white ones right? 

post #13415 of 20874
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Originally Posted by techboyjv View Post

So I shouldn't worry about getting the black pads, after of continuous and heat they should sound the same as the grey and white ones right? 

More or less, and I don't notice any major difference between the shadow and white that I got.

post #13416 of 20874

I went to the rave event at Sakura-Con today.....should have brought my dad's Faders. They would have been SO useful there! >_<

post #13417 of 20874

So I went to a headphonia site and I saw this post 

Amarra, Audirvana, Pure Music, Fidelia, Decibel, and BitPerfect

Added with request MPlayer & Vox & VLC & Kog?

 

To tie it with the discussion, which are you guys listening to from your macs with your m-100's?


Which is a better program that does not mess with the eq of the flac songs?
 

What are your guys' opinions?


Edited by takenlife - 3/31/13 at 3:08am
post #13418 of 20874
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Originally Posted by takenlife View Post

So I went to a headphonia site and I saw this post 

Amarra, Audirvana, Pure Music, Fidelia, Decibel, and BitPerfect

Added with request MPlayer & Vox.

 

To tie it with the discussion, which are you guys listening to from your macs with your m-100's?


Which is a better program that does not mess with the eq of the flac songs?
 

I personally use Audirvana Plus. Easy to use, simple purchase.

 

Fidelia is also good, but with the multiple packages/add-ons, it can get a bit confusing [at least to me].

Amarra......yeah, no. I hate its user-interface and I don't use iTunes.

I've heard BitPerfect is decent, but I've never used it. Likewise for Decibel, but the developer hasn't updated it in a while (like his Max and Tag applications).

MPlayer is kind of like VLC, which isn't a specialised media player like the aforementioned ones, so I don't play music with it.

Vox is great for EQ-ing and special effects.

post #13419 of 20874
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I personally use Audirvana Plus. Easy to use, simple purchase.

 

Fidelia is also good, but with the multiple packages/add-ons, it can get a bit confusing [at least to me].

Amarra......yeah, no. I hate its user-interface and I don't use iTunes.

I've heard BitPerfect is decent, but I've never used it. Likewise for Decibel, but the developer hasn't updated it in a while (like his Max and Tag applications).

MPlayer is kind of like VLC, which isn't a specialised media player like the aforementioned ones, so I don't play music with it.

Vox is great for EQ-ing and special effects.

What one does not mess with any settings that outputs the originality of the song best?

post #13420 of 20874
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Originally Posted by takenlife View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I personally use Audirvana Plus. Easy to use, simple purchase.

 

Fidelia is also good, but with the multiple packages/add-ons, it can get a bit confusing [at least to me].

Amarra......yeah, no. I hate its user-interface and I don't use iTunes.

I've heard BitPerfect is decent, but I've never used it. Likewise for Decibel, but the developer hasn't updated it in a while (like his Max and Tag applications).

MPlayer is kind of like VLC, which isn't a specialised media player like the aforementioned ones, so I don't play music with it.

Vox is great for EQ-ing and special effects.

What one does not mess with any settings that outputs the originality of the song best?

I can't say for sure since they all have different ways of tapping into Mac's audio output stages in some form or another *integer mode for example*.

I don't use iTunes and I found Audirvana Plus to sound the best of the "big 3" (Amarra, Audirvana Plus, Fidelia).

post #13421 of 20874
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I can't say for sure since they all have different ways of tapping into Mac's audio output stages in some form or another *integer mode for example*.

I don't use iTunes and I found Audirvana Plus to sound the best of the "big 3" (Amarra, Audirvana Plus, Fidelia).

How's MediaMonkey compare to those I wonder?

post #13422 of 20874

I literally just saw the worst review for the vmoda m100 first the guy calls it m mods, 2nd he doesn't know the cost of the shields, 3rd he said it has 55 mom drivers, 4 he has multiple spelling errors 5 he literally has red hair lol

post #13423 of 20874
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Originally Posted by TealRice View Post

I literally just saw the worst review for the vmoda m100 first the guy calls it m mods, 2nd he doesn't know the cost of the shields, 3rd he said it has 55 mom drivers, 4 he has multiple spelling errors 5 he literally has red hair lol

5th, you should not have read that crap in the first place as you know better :).

post #13424 of 20874
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

5th, you should not have read that crap in the first place as you know better smily_headphones1.gif.
It was a video I was watching meanie );
post #13425 of 20874

Someone posted a link to that video a couple weeks back. The show is called, TWIT (This Week in Tech), and I used to watch it quite a bit. There is an episode about a year ago where one of the guests via video conferencing was using a pair of white Crossfade LPs with her logo on red shields to monitor the call and she was singing its praises when the host, Leo Laporte, asked her about her cool looking headphones and they went on about it for a few minutes. Now some ignoramus gets his hands on the superior M-100 and craps on them and Leo just agrees with his opinion without trying out the headphones himself.

I knew there was a reason I stopped watching the show.

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