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post #14746 of 23002
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post


its the same mod, all i did was just add cigarette filters to certain areas. anyway, shouldnt you see a doctor about this earwax thing? sounds nasty...

Lol, "sounds" nasty.
It cleared up like two days later, seems fine now. However, I may be getting a better job soon, so I may finally have enough money for my general health beyond just sleep and a balanced diet. I'm not sure I'll learn much new though...

I asked about it before when I was younger and under my mom's health insurance, the doctor (general physician) said that if my ear was damaged I would have these problems more often and take longer to return to normal. At that time, they didn't even prescribe any medicine... They just used a massive blunt syringe to flush my ear out with water, which dislodged the wax plug – a decent sized chunk – and suddenly I could hear great.

Now, some earwax is normal and we need some earwax, and in my case it just happens occasionally (maybe once a year) due to (iirc) an inner ear infection (like a pimple). The infection has to heal first, and if my ear stays clogged for a few days I have my own syringe built-for-purpose that jets out water at an angle (so as to not squirt directly at the eardrum).

I'm still pining for my MIA Crossfade LPs, I think they were a good compliment to my somewhat cold headphones I had last year, but now that I have a different pair of home headphones I bought used and feel quite happy with, I wonder if I wouldn't be better off with M-80's as a portable closed headphone for commuting. Sadly, I haven't really been able to audition them because the display model at the local RadioShack had been broken by "customers," but I also don't know which will feel better between the M-80 and LP worn around the neck or on the ears since the new display model M-80 is securi-tied to the headphone stand (making it impossible to put them on). Anyone have impressions comparing fit of M-80 and Fullsize LP or M-100 earpads? Are the M-80 earpads really as stiff/hard as the sketchy display model in my RadioShack?

And, my thoughts for Val:
More comfortable to wear = wear more often = enjoy product more. Kinda like "the best camera is the camera you have with you."
post #14747 of 23002
Benny-X,
It's surprising what a well-built amp will do for the sound. On many headphones, I've found that a good headphone amp makes music sound less congested and grainy, more "euphoric" and musical, without necessarily needing to make louder overall volume. I have a FiiO E12, fits in a pocket but maybe too big to carry every day at whim, and I am very pleased with it's performance.
post #14748 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post

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.

Not a leap in performance, but some amps do help.

 

Power ≠ better performance by the way.

FiiO E12 vs JDS Labs C5 vs Objective 2 with the M-100 for example. E12 outputs way more power than the C5, yet the C5 sound cleaner from my tests and really has a better soundstage in width. The O2 outperforms all 3 and its power output is less than that of the E12.

 

Design design design. That's what makes an amp "sound good."


Edited by miceblue - 6/1/13 at 11:03pm
post #14749 of 23002
Yes, well built > pure power specs.
And you know, I haven't heard the O2 or C5, but I'm not complaining about the E12 for the price. It IS kind of in-between the hot cheaper and more expensive amps, so I can understand how a different budget could allow for more or less, and of course some might prefer a wider soundstage or battery or digital potentiometer or DIY-like charm or power or... there's many different "features" to choose from. I might like a C5 some day, but I may not find enough of a need, and I may never buy an O2 because of the size. I might downgrade to an E11 someday too.

Probably pick up a sealed portable headphone first, then a DAC, though.
post #14750 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Yes, well built > pure power specs.
And you know, I haven't heard the O2 or C5, but I'm not complaining about the E12 for the price. It IS kind of in-between the hot cheaper and more expensive amps, so I can understand how a different budget could allow for more or less, and of course some might prefer a wider soundstage or battery or digital potentiometer or DIY-like charm or power or... there's many different "features" to choose from. I might like a C5 some day, but I may not find enough of a need, and I may never buy an O2 because of the size. I might downgrade to an E11 someday too.

Probably pick up a sealed portable headphone first, then a DAC, though.

Yeah no I do think the E12 is a good amp for its price and would recommend it as a portable amp for its price.

 

If you're planning to use the M-100 at home though, I think paying $20 more for the O2 is highly worth it for sound itself with no enhancements.

post #14751 of 23002

How are these for EDM music? (Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Tritonal, ect)

 

My source is my PC running a Creative X-Fi Titanium Sound Card as well as the PA2V2 Amp, but might upgrade to a Schiit Asgard/Valhalla soon.

post #14752 of 23002
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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.

 

Sorry, I think I was already a bit of a grouch that day (suffering a 90+ degree heat wave in a poorly air conditioned office), and seeing a post I felt had been made many times before was apparently my tipping point. I forgot for a moment that there are readers of this thread who haven't been following it long-term and therefore don't know when a horse has been beaten well past death. biggrin.gif I agree I could have worded my response with a bit more restraint. Ashade and rudeboybass, please accept my apologies.


Edited by epithetless - 6/3/13 at 8:26am
post #14753 of 23002
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

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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.

Sorry, I think I was already a bit of a grouch that day (suffering a 90+ degree heat wave in a poorly air conditioned office), and seeing a post I felt had been made many times before was apparently my tipping point. I forgot for a moment that there are readers of this thread who haven't been following it long-term and therefore don't know when a horse has been beaten well past death. biggrin.gif I agree I could have worded my response with a bit more restraint. Ashade and rudeboybass, please accept my apologies.
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Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post

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...
^its ok! no harm done! i understand the heat (ny is a sweaty butcrack of a city right now)
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.

^ yes i think (imo) that the m100 scales when paired with a dac amp i find that through my e17+e09k bolth my lp2 and the m100 seem to become very tight and controlled sounding compaired just to the e17 or just out of an iphone/ my sony mp3.
@epithetless
no worries! it happenes to the best of us!
and my simpathys for the weather as nyc is a sweaty butcrack of a city at the moment
Edited by rudeboybass - 6/3/13 at 8:45am
post #14754 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

How are these for EDM music? (Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Tritonal, ect)

 

My source is my PC running a Creative X-Fi Titanium Sound Card as well as the PA2V2 Amp, but might upgrade to a Schiit Asgard/Valhalla soon.

M-100s work perfectly for EDM. I think most people would agree that the V-MODA sound in general works best with EDM.

post #14755 of 23002
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

M-100s work perfectly for EDM. I think most people would agree that the V-MODA sound in general works best with EDM.

From one Brooklynite to another - thank you.

 

Would you mind doing me a favor? Can you play on youtube: "This is what it feels like W&W Remix"with your M-100s and tell me how hard the bass hits after the vocals and the big drop comes in? You cant miss it.

 

Thanks in advanced.


Edited by Illbetheone - 6/3/13 at 9:08am
post #14756 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

From one Brooklynite to another - thank you.

 

Would you mind doing me a favor? Can you play on youtube: "This is what it feels like W&W Remix"with your M-100s and tell me how hard the bass hits after the vocals and the big drop comes in? You cant miss it.

 

Thanks in advanced.

 

If you can get to Manhattan, you can come to the store I work at, AC Gears. We have one for demo, you can bring your own source and plug them in.

post #14757 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

From one Brooklynite to another - thank you.

 

Would you mind doing me a favor? Can you play on youtube: "This is what it feels like W&W Remix"with your M-100s and tell me how hard the bass hits after the vocals and the big drop comes in? You cant miss it.

 

Thanks in advanced.

I had to pop my ears. basshead.gif

 

You live in one of the few cities where you can go demo the M-100. Go hit up AC Gears on 8th and Broadway. They have a VAMP VERZA you can demo there, too.

EDIT: And there goes Tom beating me to punch.


Edited by SpiderNhan - 6/3/13 at 9:34am
post #14758 of 23002
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

I had to pop my ears. basshead.gif

 

You live in one of the few cities where you can go demo the M-100. Go hit up AC Gears on 8th and Broadway. They have a VAMP VERZA you can demo there, too.

EDIT: And there goes Tom beating me to punch.

lol so I guess the bass hit hard - but was it muddy at all?

 

I am def going to have to check AC Gears after work one of these days - thanks!

post #14759 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

lol so I guess the bass hit hard - but was it muddy at all?

 

I am def going to have to check AC Gears after work one of these days - thanks!

Muddy doesn't belong in the M-100 vocabulary. Once you hear it, you'll understand.

post #14760 of 23002
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

lol so I guess the bass hit hard - but was it muddy at all?

 

I am def going to have to check AC Gears after work one of these days - thanks!

 

If you come Saturday through Monday you get to meet a fellow Head-fier beerchug.gif

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