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If somebody has the moxie, I guess they start their own mod biz for the M-100's. Kinda like Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs.
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I hope you don't mind me asking this here. I'm not completely sure if it belongs here or the shield discussion. I'm in a need of quick response and this one seems quite more lively.

 

M100 Shadow comes with the matte brushed metal shields as default, I see. I'd like to have custom shields with that shield color and a pair of red shields. As M100 comes with those brush metal shields and one pair of your choice, is it possible to get those default shields engraved by contacting the support after I place my order? It would be kinda dumb if I had to buy another set of those brushed metal shields since that'd leave me with one pair with no use at all.

 

Thanks!

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I'm really sorry but I don't know if he has been clear or not, as I didn't read the whole thread and neither intentions I have. I just thought I was in my right of making this request. He can take it or not, that is his decision, but it looks like it specially bothers you or something and that you took it personally for the type of tone you used, that just in case you didn't notice, yes, bothers me.

There are many ways to say things and yours didn't look like the appropriate one to me. I personally felt I needed to mention it, the same way you felt when you read our posts.
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

Hasn't Val been pretty clear, many times, that he has considered (and will continue to consider/test) materials like Velour...but that he won't implement them until 1) they can be utilized in a way that won't demolish sound quality, and 2) it makes financial sense to bring them to market?

My guess -- given his understandable aversion to releasing something that alters the sound in a way he doesn't approve -- is that Val would probably end up needing to design an entirely new headphone around Velour pads, since the differences between pleather and Velour are sonically pretty dramatic. (Just look at the "Velour/Felt Pads for ATH-M50?" thread for evidence of how difficult the search for tonally acceptable Velour pads can be for a headphone not designed for them.)
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

I'm really sorry but I don't know if he has been clear or not, as I didn't read the whole thread and neither intentions I have. I just thought I was in my right of making this request. He can take it or not, that is his decision, but it looks like it specially bothers you or something and that you took it personally for the type of tone you used, that just in case you didn't notice, yes, bothers me.

There are many ways to say things and yours didn't look like the appropriate one to me. I personally felt I needed to mention it, the same way you felt when you read our posts.
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

Hasn't Val been pretty clear, many times, that he has considered (and will continue to consider/test) materials like Velour...but that he won't implement them until 1) they can be utilized in a way that won't demolish sound quality, and 2) it makes financial sense to bring them to market?

My guess -- given his understandable aversion to releasing something that alters the sound in a way he doesn't approve -- is that Val would probably end up needing to design an entirely new headphone around Velour pads, since the differences between pleather and Velour are sonically pretty dramatic. (Just look at the "Velour/Felt Pads for ATH-M50?" thread for evidence of how difficult the search for tonally acceptable Velour pads can be for a headphone not designed for them.)
its ok i always say if theres a bridge a troll will always find its way under it.
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Originally Posted by rudeboybass View Post


its ok i always say if theres a bridge a troll will always find its way under it.

 

Coming back to interesting topics, I´ve redone my softie mod replacing the old thick copper wire with some thinner and stiffer aluminum wire, more similar to your original mod. I used two turns with this wire and I found out several things:

 

- Your original mod is much better because you can push with this wires if they are stiff enough and they open the pads much more, making more room for your ears and more space with the drivers, but at the same time, it keeps the pads softer that putting a thicker wire or some other stuff under it, which is really much more comfortable.

 

- Sound-wise, the bass goes back a lot more than in my original mod, bringing the mids to the main scene much more. If I was previously talking about 1 or 2db, now the bass is falling back like 3 or 4db. The difference is easily noticeable. I cannot say if it´s affecting the clarity but for me they sound spectacular yet, even better than before. The bass is still very present and punchy, but vocals are much more enjoyable.

 

Loving this re-mod a lot. I can wear them more than two hours now, while I had to take breaks each 30mins before. This was a great proposal from your side.


Edited by Ashade - 5/31/13 at 7:29pm
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Originally Posted by Tuutti View Post

I hope you don't mind me asking this here. I'm not completely sure if it belongs here or the shield discussion. I'm in a need of quick response and this one seems quite more lively.

 

M100 Shadow comes with the matte brushed metal shields as default, I see. I'd like to have custom shields with that shield color and a pair of red shields. As M100 comes with those brush metal shields and one pair of your choice, is it possible to get those default shields engraved by contacting the support after I place my order? It would be kinda dumb if I had to buy another set of those brushed metal shields since that'd leave me with one pair with no use at all.

 

Thanks!

If I were you, I would send v moda an email asking this question. They are pretty good about responding, usually in less than 24 hours. 

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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

you cannot change the fittings at all no matter what shape/size/material and not change the sound - they are forever tied together. As much as I'd love to make more cushions out of velour, etc we just don't have the bandwidth at the moment but we hope somebody does. And I definitely cannot endorse what you hear.

We are releasing the XL pads and we will put a similar disclaimer to what you mentioned. I still would love to know what % of people are truly demanding this and I worry.... bc everybody seems so happy worldwide and I have heard zero complaints outside of head-fi, quite oddly.  If I'm making a XL pad bc people believe they need it vs really do and have a worse listening experience, it'll create a greater loss for the greater amount of people........ 

-V 
There are some reviews that make a small complaint, I returned my because the pads were way too shallow, I'll buy again depending how thick the xl pads are
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

That's awesome, and I guess I will get $10 back plus something else?  Can't wait.
Me too xD
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Originally Posted by TealRice View Post


There are some reviews that make a small complaint, I returned my because the pads were way too shallow, I'll buy again depending how thick the xl pads are

 

I've got big ears and a matching head, but I don't find these 'phones too bad. I did have to flatten them out a bit to reduce the clamping force, but I found with a bit of positioning I can slip the lower part of my ear inside and all is well. I would love to throw some XL pads on, I'm sure they'd make them more comfortable, but they're not bad.

 

I tried on the Momentums and their pads were noticeably deeper and softer, but the ear hole in the middle was as big as a dollar...(I'm Canadian, look it up :-P) Immediately I was disappointed with that because if that's the route you're gonna go then why not make them full on supra-aural? 

 

They're not too much of a pain, but I am looking for pads. Instead of waiting for XL pads I'm just trying to find some plush, memory foam type ear pads to replace them with. Like even if you take a look across V-Moda's line, where do you see the pads you're looking for? With all the sound tuning Val's doing, sure, but these pads aren't going to turn out to be such a game changer in comfort, IMO. So like I said, I'm trying to find other one that I can get to fit securely, that aren't velour. Any recommendations? 

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NM


Edited by Speakerphile - 6/1/13 at 8:13am
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Don't know if this has been talked about but what would you guys think about adding a color/style to the M-80 such as the matte black style on the M-100? I thought the Shadow and True Blood style were FAR too similar to be different styles.

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Does anyone have any thoughts/knowledge about how these compare to things like the Sony XB1000?

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Originally Posted by xand View Post

Does anyone have any thoughts/knowledge about how these compare to things like the Sony XB1000?

+1
The XB1000 also seem really cool.
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Sup guys? How's it all going?

 

Just wanted to chime in and say that She sounds pretty good with the M-100's.

Can't wait for season 2 soon!

 

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Oh, I also finally got my Matte Black M100s from my friend, and I'm impressed. It was really great since it was half a surprise, given that I had ordered them, but had zero idea when he'd show up with them. The build quality is great and I've got lots of faith in them, well, as long as I don't get screwed by the cracking earcups...

 

As for my initial response, I'm not sure if they're ideal yet, but they are doing a pretty fine job.The IE8s, although in-ears, set a VERY high bar for me in headphones. The IE8s soundstage and bass are phenomenal, and it was really with them that I came to learn what I like in headphones. The M100s are so far doing a good job in this regard, but aren't quite as expansive as the IE8s.

 

And although I am selling all my home equipment off right now, I did have a smaller amplifier still out of box which I ran directly from the headphone out on my Galaxy S3. The amp supplies 300mW output to the headphones and holy **** did that ever bring them to life! The soundstage opened right up and the bass developed and impact that felt like speakers. I know these 'phones are only 32ohm and don't need power to driven them to listenable levels, but the power they do get across the who spectrum really brought them to the next level. I've now had them burning in for about 150-200hrs this past week and they sounds great. 

 

So, has anyone else encountered a leap in performance from amp'ing these easy to drive headphones? Like I'm really impressed with what I'm hearing and pretty much feel I HAVE to get a portable dac+amp combo to make these headphones sing.

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