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Definitely not the best headphone for flights IMHO.

ah I see, do they allow too much engine noise to come through?

If you need isolation and a replaceable cable, I would highly recommend the MrSpeakers Mad Dog headphones. They have the best noise isolation I have heard of any full-sized headphone.

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Yes the M100s are usable on buses and trains, but they let a lot of noise in. I would never consider using them on a plane, as I know I'd end up cranking up the volume to dangerous levels.
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not sure if this has been asked or evaluated before but, has anyone used their M-100s on commercial or military aircraft? If so, how do you find the headset being able to isolate outside noise from engines?

If you want to be able to enjoy your music properly on a plane I don't think any normal headphone would have sufficient isolation. You would have to go with either a custom IEM, preferably with silicone canals but acrylic would be acceptable, or get a good active noise-cancelling can (the only good ones are Bose QuietComfort and Sony 1RNC), but if you will need some EQ to fix their sound signatures.

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not sure if this has been asked or evaluated before but, has anyone used their M-100s on commercial or military aircraft? If so, how do you find the headset being able to isolate outside noise from engines?

If you want to be able to enjoy your music properly on a plane I don't think any normal headphone would have sufficient isolation. You would have to go with either a custom IEM, preferably with silicone canals but acrylic would be acceptable, or get a good active noise-cancelling can (the only good ones are Bose QuietComfort and Sony 1RNC), but if you will need some EQ to fix their sound signatures.

CIEMs cost a fortune though (I'm looking into a pair myself but they have poor resell value compared to universal in-ear earphones).

 

If he's looking for an over-ear headphone, either noise cancelling (Bose QC15) or well-isolated headphones (MrSpeakers Mad Dogs, or any Fostex T50RP) would probably be a good bet. I haven't had the chance to try the Sony 1RNC yet.

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You guys are pretty hardcore about your isolation. I find that a few hours with a bit of engine noise is totally tolerable with the M-100. Sure, you still hear stuff but it's very muffled. Plus you don't miss out if you close your eyes and the refreshments come around.

The M-100 is fine unless you need total isolation chamber noise blockage. The thought seems terrifying to me.
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leave it to people on head-fi redface.gif to take stuff way out of hand
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I've used the SRH940 on an airplane trip, which has about the same isolation as the M-100, and I wasn't satisfied with its sound, let alone the volume level (-6 dB with a Clip Zip; my usual listening volume is -36 dB....). If you want a good, safe, listening experience in a constantly loud environment, I don't think the M-100 would do too well.

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Amazingly, I wasn't expecting to like the Fiio e12 amp based on the comments in this thread, but I love it.  For some reason it's quite a bit more enjoyable to me than the more customizable Fiio e17.  I'm not sure why it is.  It just seems to bring everything forward a bit more (at least on the midrange) and then fills out the bass to make it a bit more full.  I really cannot even explain it after only about an hours worth of head time, but I didn't have high hopes for the amp really, but I'm definitely surprised.  Pleasantly.

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Amazingly, I wasn't expecting to like the Fiio e12 amp based on the comments in this thread, but I love it.  For some reason it's quite a bit more enjoyable to me than the more customizable Fiio e17.  I'm not sure why it is.  It just seems to bring everything forward a bit more (at least on the midrange) and then fills out the bass to make it a bit more full.  I really cannot even explain it after only about an hours worth of head time, but I didn't have high hopes for the amp really, but I'm definitely surprised.  Pleasantly.

Huh interesting. I found it to have a more laid-back midrange (part of the FiiO sound signature) which is why I said it didn't have very good synergy with the M-100 when compared to my reference O2 amp. Again I haven't heard the E17 yet.

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Huh interesting. I found it to have a more laid-back midrange (part of the FiiO sound signature) which is why I said it didn't have very good synergy with the M-100 when compared to my reference O2 amp. Again I haven't heard the E17 yet.

 

Maybe it's just that the e17 is that much worse?  :)  It's the only amp I've had for the last six months (had the e11 and e6 prior), so I guess I'm used to the Fiio signature, and maybe the e17 just isn't quite as "fiio" as the rest of them.  I don't have experience with any others, so I suppose that's my own fault.  LOL.

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Huh interesting. I found it to have a more laid-back midrange (part of the FiiO sound signature) which is why I said it didn't have very good synergy with the M-100 when compared to my reference O2 amp. Again I haven't heard the E17 yet.

Maybe it's just that the e17 is that much worse?  smily_headphones1.gif  It's the only amp I've had for the last six months (had the e11 and e6 prior), so I guess I'm used to the Fiio signature, and maybe the e17 just isn't quite as "fiio" as the rest of them.  I don't have experience with any others, so I suppose that's my own fault.  LOL.

Hm yeah you bring up a good point about that. I watched a review on YouTube between various FiiO products and he said the E17 was more "technical-sounding" whereas the E12 is more "musical."
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Hm yeah you bring up a good point about that. I watched a review on YouTube between various FiiO products and he said the E17 was more "technical-sounding" whereas the E12 is more "musical."

 

Which could be exactly what I was looking for.  :)  I guess I just should have kept my E11.  

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You guys are pretty hardcore about your isolation. I find that a few hours with a bit of engine noise is totally tolerable with the M-100. Sure, you still hear stuff but it's very muffled. Plus you don't miss out if you close your eyes and the refreshments come around.

The M-100 is fine unless you need total isolation chamber noise blockage. The thought seems terrifying to me.
So how would the m80's do in that same situation?
Would they be unbearable in comparison to the m100's?
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So how would the m80's do in that same situation?
Would they be unbearable in comparison to the m100's?
M-80 performs pretty poorly when paired with planes.
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So I currently use Coby cv195 noise canceling headphones with no amp for my traveling and I just bought the m-100s and a FiiO e11........worried now though the noise isolation won't be enough based on this thread.redface.gif

If they are as quiet as the Cobys I will be fine.
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