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Actually the sound quality is not that big, -maybe- a bit better with the E11. But the difference in the amount of volume and bass IS huge. I'm really surprised how much bass the M-100 can take without any real distortion, despite some muddiness of course. Blows the COP out the water for sure imho.

Yea, I have been noticing people comparing the m100's to more $200 dollar headphones than $300. 

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Also, I know this is a m100 thread, but I was thinking of selling my iPhone 5, It was my first phone. I was thinking of getting the GS4 or the Note 3 when it comes out. Or should I keep it, I really like the apple's music player, plus with jailbreak the phone is like my custom software. Any insights? The M100 sounds pretty good coming out an iPhone.

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Did the sound quality of the 5G go down or something? Even with an Objective 2, the difference in sound between iPhone 4S -> M-100 and iPhone 4S -> FiiO L3 -> O2 -> M-100 is pretty minimal.

The iDevices' amps are pretty good, so an external amp shouldn't make that much of a difference, without any EQ's applied, for an easy-to-drive headphone like the M-100.

Is there a major difference between the fiio e17 and the C5, O2, or even the VAMP VERZA. Sorry if it sounds silly. Is the sound difference worth the price paid for the amps?

Not really. I bought the C5 to be used as a more portable O2, and it does pretty much that; worth the $190 for my purposes. They do have their sound differences but they're pretty subtle.

 

I can't say anything about the E17, but people who have owned the E17 and the older C421 say that the C421 sounds cleaner. Personally I won't shell out $600 for a mobile DAC/amp/battery and I would rather bring the ODAC/C5 since I always carry my MacBook around anyway.

 

 

 

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Did the sound quality of the 5G go down or something? Even with an Objective 2, the difference in sound between iPhone 4S -> M-100 and iPhone 4S -> FiiO L3 -> O2 -> M-100 is pretty minimal.

The iDevices' amps are pretty good, so an external amp shouldn't make that much of a difference, without any EQ's applied, for an easy-to-drive headphone like the M-100.

 

Actually the sound quality is not that big, -maybe- a bit better with the E11. But the difference in the amount of volume and bass IS huge. I'm really surprised how much bass the M-100 can take without any real distortion, despite some muddiness of course. Blows the COP out the water for sure imho.

+1 to that. I didn't like the Custom One Pro all that much. For the same price, I would go for the UE6000 instead.


Edited by miceblue - 4/9/13 at 10:40pm
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I tried the M-100 for both the 4S and 5th Gen touch with and without the VERZA and heard no difference.

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I've had these for a weekend, and really, they are pretty much the perfect portable headphones for me. Without EQ they do good for a fair amount of my music. For rock, jazz and classical though, in most case (not all), I need to lower the bass and increase the treble ever so slightly. This makes those genres far more palatable on these phones. 

 

As for comfort, they are more comfortable than my TMA-1s, which is good. Basically my comfort goes as thus. No issues, some pressure on my ears, then after my ears get used to that (numbing?) they are perfectly comfortable again. It is a weird roller coaster, fortunately the discomfort only occurs after around 1:45 of wearing. For home use though, which I plan to do a lot with the boom mic, I extended wear is fine. 

 

I would like to try the XL pads though. 

 

To note, I only have 10h of Pink Noise burn in. I usually do 50... so we'll see how that goes. 

post #13746 of 21272
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...lol, well you will be very very far away from any v-moda factories...

 

yea, i don't think these headphones are actually made in italy... from what i've read, the headphones are made in china. lol

 

the amps like the verza are branded as "made in japan," but honestly, they can probably make it cheaper if they did it in china lol.

 

kinda funny though how advertising works. just hearing "designed in italy" makes you think higher-end for some reason, ya?

post #13747 of 21272
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I tried the M-100 for both the 4S and 5th Gen touch with and without the VERZA and heard no difference.

Very reassuring to hear this, did not want to have to fork out for a portable amp.

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Very reassuring to hear this, did not want to have to fork out for a portable amp.

Sure, as a side note most people think that the iPod Touch 5th Gen uses the iPhone 5 hardware... but it is not!  It actually uses iPhone 4S chipsets so sound wise the two should be the same.

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I tried the M-100 for both the 4S and 5th Gen touch with and without the VERZA and heard no difference.


Then why own Verza?

 

You didn't hear improved soundstage, mids and low-end authority?

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Getting my headphones custom shields mic and faders in today woot came from ca to pa so fast
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Then why own Verza?

 

You didn't hear improved soundstage, mids and low-end authority?

 

This^^^

 

I just saw DaleThorn's review of the VERZA and he says its worth every penny. And yes, he tested it with the M-100 and iPhone/iPod Touch.

 

 

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Some major words from Dale, you be the judge:

 

"The v-moda M100 could change a lot of people's minds about what 'neutral high fidelity' should sound like, compared to the big shadows cast by headphones like the Sennheiser HD800. The HD800 may have greater detail when mated with an appropriate amp, but the M100 sounds better (hard to believe) because the treble is better balanced."


Edited by jmsilva22 - 4/10/13 at 7:46am
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Then why own Verza?

 

You didn't hear improved soundstage, mids and low-end authority?

 

This^^^

 

I just saw DaleThorn's review of the VERZA and he says its worth every penny. And yes, he tested it with the M-100 and iPhone/iPod Touch.

 

 

Edit:

 

Some major words from Dale, you be the judge:

 

"The v-moda M100 could change a lot of people's minds about what 'neutral high fidelity' should sound like, compared to the big shadows cast by headphones like the Sennheiser HD800. The HD800 may have greater detail when mated with an appropriate amp, but the M100 sounds better (hard to believe) because the treble is better balanced."

Honestly that last part doesn't say much. The UE6000's treble can be "better balanced" in that regards too...might as well say the M-100 sounds better than the HE-500 while we're at it.

The HD800 is known to be on the brighter side, whereas V-MODA's are more on the darker sound signature. In this regards, the LCD-2 is better than the HD800.


Edited by miceblue - 4/10/13 at 9:00am
post #13753 of 21272
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Originally Posted by jmsilva22 View Post

 

This^^^

 

I just saw DaleThorn's review of the VERZA and he says its worth every penny. And yes, he tested it with the M-100 and iPhone/iPod Touch.

 

 

Edit:

 

Some major words from Dale, you be the judge:

 

"The v-moda M100 could change a lot of people's minds about what 'neutral high fidelity' should sound like, compared to the big shadows cast by headphones like the Sennheiser HD800. The HD800 may have greater detail when mated with an appropriate amp, but the M100 sounds better (hard to believe) because the treble is better balanced."


Nice review from someone who knows their stuff.  This would be great to have on the Verza thread.

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how do you get the boom mic to work with the pc?

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