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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

 

They're still in the works. Nothing definitive as far as impending release date. Val was formulating a "buy something from the V-MODA site for $20 and add the XL pads for free" concept for current M-100 owners, but he has yet to make it official (and I don't imagine we'll hear anything more on that front until the pads are actually in production).

 

On an unrelated note, I've discovered a crack running through the top edge of the plastic surrounding my M-100's left earcup. frown.gif Considering how delicately I treat them (and how "military-grade" their durability is advertised to be), this was a disappointing and perplexing surprise. I submitted a warranty claim through the V-MODA site on Monday, but no follow-up thus far. It's only been a couple days, so I'm still hopeful I won't have to start pestering V-MODA for a taste of their "Six-Star" support. cool.gif

I submitted my email on Thursday and didn't get my reply until today. (I know they don't email on weekends) They might be a little busy on the email side of things.

post #14282 of 20968
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Originally Posted by jam3s121 View Post

gunmetal

700

 

this is of silver (single shield on hand shown)

 

 

 

they are very reflective in person, pics may not show but not as reflective as say chrome.

 Thanks so much, thats perfect :)

post #14283 of 20968

my v cork is stuck in the left connector. has anyone ever experienced this?

post #14284 of 20968
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Originally Posted by theycallmemoron View Post

my v cork is stuck in the left connector. has anyone ever experienced this?
No. Mine have went in and come out very smoothly with no hangups. It won't budge for you at all?
post #14285 of 20968

it won't budge at all. I even tried to use tweezers, still won't budge at all.
usually I connected the cable to the left port and v cork to the right port and it worked perfectly, until I swapped them.

post #14286 of 20968
Hmmmm. At least you're playing up your namesake. Email V-MODA.
post #14287 of 20968
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

Hmmmm. At least you're playing up your namesake. Email V-MODA.


for god sake, it's someone's fault, who said we must burn in the left and the right port. if not because of that review, I would stick to the left port.
well I live in Indonesia, not sure they are covering my country. Life sucks, huh?

post #14288 of 20968
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for god sake, it's someone's fault, who said we must burn in the left and the right port. if not because of that review, I would stick to the left port.

well I live in Indonesia, not sure they are covering my country. Life sucks, huh?

I don't know if you heard but the M-100's don't really need burn in. Try needle nose pliers and if that fails just drill it out.
post #14289 of 20968
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Sorry I didn't read the last 30 pages but what became of the XL pads?

They're still in the works. Nothing definitive as far as impending release date. Val was formulating a "buy something from the V-MODA site for $20 and add the XL pads for free" concept for current M-100 owners, but he has yet to make it official (and I don't imagine we'll hear anything more on that front until the pads are actually in production).

On an unrelated note, I've discovered a crack running through the top edge of the plastic surrounding my M-100's left earcup. frown.gif Considering how delicately I treat them (and how "military-grade" their durability is advertised to be), this was a disappointing and perplexing surprise. I submitted a warranty claim through the V-MODA site on Monday, but no follow-up thus far. It's only been a couple days, so I'm still hopeful I won't have to start pestering V-MODA for a taste of their "Six-Star" support. cool.gif
ive had my LP2s for a year and a half and used them EVERY day on the subway to and from work and most things just dont last in my hands... and i throw them in my backpack and have resisted so much beating its insane. they just wont break. i cant imagine they wouldent replace your set i got the m100 a couple of weeks ago and i use them every day now so far no damage
post #14290 of 20968
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Originally Posted by Snoopy Ears View Post


I don't know if you heard but the M-100's don't really need burn in. Try needle nose pliers and if that fails just drill it out.


I did and it popped out, but I caused some damage to the plastic material around the port :(
life is cruel, huh?

post #14291 of 20968
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Originally Posted by theycallmemoron View Post


I did and it popped out, but I caused some damage to the plastic material around the port frown.gif

life is cruel, huh?

Yes. Life is very cruel and unusual. Trust me, things can be much worse than just damaging some headphones.
post #14292 of 20968

What a pity that the employee discount is only apply to Microsoft and Apple companies. I place the order but it got cancelled.

I have always wanted to buy one but in Taiwan, they dont sell M-100, and if I ship it here, I will have pay custom tax and plus international shipping is just way too expensive in the end compare to others headphone.

post #14293 of 20968
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Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

What a pity that the employee discount is only apply to Microsoft and Apple companies. I place the order but it got cancelled.
I have always wanted to buy one but in Taiwan, they dont sell M-100, and if I ship it here, I will have pay custom tax and plus international shipping is just way too expensive in the end compare to others headphone.

Try buying used or get somebody going to the US or Japan to bring them back for you.
post #14294 of 20968

Can there be such a thing as too much bass?

 

YES is now my definitive answer.

 

And the M-100 has too much bass.

 

I can see the appeal, but I'm not one to appreciate this kind of bass. It's not only exaggerated, but I find it exaggerated in the wrong areas. The M-100 gives you the rumble, the feel of bass, but not the texture. It's the kind of rumble I get from my car speakers - yeah, I'm not exaggerating that one bit - but in a closed can, it feels just too much, and it can get fatiguing.

 

Not only that, but I find the M-100 lacking in balance. The overall sound has an electronic edge to it - which, ironically, makes electronic music sound too metallic. Vocals lack separation, and they can get drowned in the bass. I can't get the emotion, the involvement I expect from vocals. There's impact, but I don't find the M-100 to be "fun". The mids are too unbalanced to shine, and while bass impact is very important for fun, mids definition is important to me as well. And while the M-100 is not an intrinsically sibilant can like, say, the Sennheiser Amperior, it can accentuate sibilance if the track you're listening to is prone to it. If the Amperior wasn't sibilant, I wouldn't hesitate a second to declare it much better than the M-100 in every sonical aspect I care for - and in isolation, too.

 

Oh yeah, sound isolation with the M-100 is good, but sound leakage is not. At 50% volume on an iPod Touch, your music can be heard in a quiet environment. Not as much as with open headphones, obviously, but people around you won't be oblivious to your music if you listen at a volume that allows you to drown out external noise. And you get a LOT of microphonics from the part of the cables that is nearest the earcup.
 

 

Yes, I could EQ the M-100 to reduce the bass. But if I do this, the M-100 cannot give me anything more than I can get from my Sennheiser HD558 - which costs half as much. Yeah, portability is excellent from a physical standpoint, but the less-than-ideal leakage kinda defeats the benefits of the foldable design.

 

What the M-100 does flawlessly is: good volume straight out of an iPod, and looks. I'd be proud and happy to wear it anytime, inside and outside. It's a beautiful design. Too bad the sound isn't for me. After hearing the M-100, I find it amusing that something like the Sennheiser IE8 is considered having exaggerated bass!

 

 

 

BTW, these are impressions after more than 30 hours of burn-in, both with and without an amp.

post #14295 of 20968
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Originally Posted by egokun View Post

Can there be such a thing as too much bass?

 

YES is now my definitive answer.

 

And the M-100 has too much bass.

 

I can see the appeal, but I'm not one to appreciate this kind of bass. It's not only exaggerated, but I find it exaggerated in the wrong areas. The M-100 gives you the rumble, the feel of bass, but not the texture. It's the kind of rumble I get from my car speakers - yeah, I'm not exaggerating that one bit - but in a closed can, it feels just too much, and it can get fatiguing.

 

Not only that, but I find the M-100 lacking in balance. The overall sound has an electronic edge to it - which, ironically, makes electronic music sound too metallic. Vocals lack separation, and they can get drowned in the bass. I can't get the emotion, the involvement I expect from vocals. There's impact, but I don't find the M-100 to be "fun". The mids are too unbalanced to shine, and while bass impact is very important for fun, mids definition is important to me as well. And while the M-100 is not an intrinsically sibilant can like, say, the Sennheiser Amperior, it can accentuate sibilance if the track you're listening to is prone to it. If the Amperior wasn't sibilant, I wouldn't hesitate a second to declare it much better than the M-100 in every sonical aspect I care for - and in isolation, too.

 

Oh yeah, sound isolation with the M-100 is good, but sound leakage is not. At 50% volume on an iPod Touch, your music can be heard in a quiet environment. Not as much as with open headphones, obviously, but people around you won't be oblivious to your music if you listen at a volume that allows you to drown out external noise. And you get a LOT of microphonics from the part of the cables that is nearest the earcup.
 

 

Yes, I could EQ the M-100 to reduce the bass. But if I do this, the M-100 cannot give me anything more than I can get from my Sennheiser HD558 - which costs half as much. Yeah, portability is excellent from a physical standpoint, but the less-than-ideal leakage kinda defeats the benefits of the foldable design.

 

What the M-100 does flawlessly is: good volume straight out of an iPod, and looks. I'd be proud and happy to wear it anytime, inside and outside. It's a beautiful design. Too bad the sound isn't for me. After hearing the M-100, I find it amusing that something like the Sennheiser IE8 is considered having exaggerated bass!

 

 

 

BTW, these are impressions after more than 30 hours of burn-in, both with and without an amp.

 

Thanks for the review!  I can't say I agree with most of it, but every headphone has an audience.  I do agree with the microphonics in the cable though.  As someone who wears collared shirts everyday, nearly every time I turn my head I am reminded of it.  I like the cable in general, especially the orange color with the matte black version, but could do without the annoyance.  

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