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Parkour and headphones is not a good mix

post #14867 of 22939
Took the plunge and ordered the M100 shadow with red crock shields. Already shipped! Now I have to try and forget that I ordered them or I won't sleep till they are in my hands.
post #14868 of 22939
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Originally Posted by Th3Guardian698 View Post

Took the plunge and ordered the M100 shadow with red crock shields. Already shipped! Now I have to try and forget that I ordered them or I won't sleep till they are in my hands.
Nice choice buddy, you're in for a treat!
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Compare the v moda m 100 with the HD598? ??
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

While doing parkour last night my M-100 flew off my head. I felt them slipping away like a hat being blown off by an approaching 6 train, but with both my hands holding onto scaffolding, my body sliding and spinning beneath that multi-tiered, metal skeleton, I was helpless. I grasped the audio cable attempting to yank the headphone back into my hands and in that effort I was only partially successful. I managed to rescue the audio cable. The M-100, however, disengaged and continued spiraling towards the cemented sidewalks of New York City. With a surprisingly gentle 'plop,' and to my absolute horror, they hit the ground popping the left ear cup off of its yoke.

I rushed to collect the remains of my fallen comrade, to reassemble it, to once again make it whole. In a way, it has never looked more complete. There is a reason why the metal plates gracing the sides of our M-100s are called shields and last night mine did exactly that. I wear my scratches with pride.
 

Wow, you sure do a lot of stuff.

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Originally Posted by AN94Master View Post

Compare the v moda m 100 with the HD598? ??

 

Completey different sound signatures. M100 is closed while HD598 is open and so obviously has better soundstage. M100 has lots of bass emphasis, smooth mids and neutral highs. HD598 is much more analytical, with punchy bass but not a lot of it, dry mids and airy highs. Upper mids on the HD598 are not that smooth (some presence peaks) so vocals don't sound that natural or realistic, but also gives the impression of greater detail if you're into that. M100 is also reasonably detailed but it doesn't push the details in your face like Sennheisers do. Build quality and cable on the M100 are far superior to the fragile, plasticky build of the HD598.
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

Upper mids on the HD598 are not that smooth (some presence peaks) so vocals don't sound that natural or realistic, but also gives the impression of greater detail if you're into that. M100 is also reasonably detailed but it doesn't push the details in your face like Sennheisers do. Build quality and cable on the M100 are far superior to the fragile, plasticky build of the HD598.

 

I am not sure this is correct tbh... The M-100 have a MASSIVE treble peak which give false emphasis to the details whereas 598 is more accurate / realistic. If anything the M-100 is the one with the treble spike pushing the treble details into your face, whilst recessing other details at the same time. If anything the HD598 are presenting all the details whereas the M-100 are lacking detail. I don't even like the HD598 very much due to lack of bass and slightly boring sound but I am not sure your analysis is accurate... The m-100 have exaggerated bass and treble


Edited by nicholars - 6/13/13 at 10:31am
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

I am not sure this is correct tbh... The M-100 have a MASSIVE treble peak which give false emphasis to the details whereas 598 is more accurate / realistic. If anything the M-100 is the one with the treble spike pushing the treble details into your face, whilst recessing other details at the same time. If anything the HD598 are presenting all the details whereas the M-100 are lacking detail. I don't even like the HD598 very much due to lack of bass and slightly boring sound but just that I am not sure your analysis is accurate... The m-100 have extremely up front bass and  treble at the expense of everything else.


so no i dont own the 598, but i would hardly call the m-100s peak "massive". using sinegen to find the peaks, i found 2: at ~7.6 Khz and ~10 Khz. both of them around 4 dB. not what id call massive... 

post #14875 of 22939
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

I am not sure this is correct tbh... The M-100 have a MASSIVE treble peak which give false emphasis to the details whereas 598 is more accurate / realistic. If anything the M-100 is the one with the treble spike pushing the treble details into your face, whilst recessing other details at the same time. If anything the HD598 are presenting all the details whereas the M-100 are lacking detail. I don't even like the HD598 very much due to lack of bass and slightly boring sound but I am not sure your analysis is accurate... The m-100 have exaggerated bass and treble

 

Are you talking about the 3.5 kHz resonance spike (which should be there) or the 10 kHz spike which is there because of the recessed 5-8 kHz region? If it's the 3.5 kHz spike, look at what happens to it with DF-compensation on Tyll's graph: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/VModaM100.pdf?time%3D0

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That 10db spike at 8-11khz and also the 7db bass boost... To me this is practically all you can hear on the m-100...

 

The bass from about 20-200hz and the big treble spike at 8-11khz.... everything else is pretty far back recessed...

 

Im not saying they are bad headphones, just that they are very V shaped... I think the Momentum are better headphones due to this, they do not have the initial excitement of the M-100 but the overall sound is better as they present the whole frequency range properly. Just my preference as someone who likes lower mids and treble.


Edited by nicholars - 6/13/13 at 10:43am
post #14877 of 22939
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 That 10db spike at 8-11khz and also the 7db bass boost... To me this is practically all you can hear on the m-100...

 

The bass from about 20-200hz and the big treble spike at 8-11khz.... everything else is pretty far back recessed

 

That's a valid statement then.  I didn't know which spike you were talking about the 3.5 kHz or the 10 kHz.  The main reason that spike is there is because the 5-8 kHz region is recessed (to tame treble a bit and protect from sibilance probably).  That 10 kHz spike can be a bit problematic though. 

post #14878 of 22939
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That's a valid statement then.  I didn't know which spike you were talking about the 3.5 kHz or the 10 kHz.  The main reason that spike is there is because the 5-8 kHz region is recessed (to tame treble a bit and protect from sibilance probably).  That 10 kHz spike can be a bit problematic though. 

 

I think v-moda went a bit too far.... Now all you can hear is the 8-11khz treble and can barely hear anything from about 4-8khz... Also the lower mids from 300-1000hz are recessed. I think they went a bit too far with the recessed mids and lower treble and the spike at 8-11khz... If they would have made them a bit more neutral they would have been better. They do sound good as long as you like the frequencies of 20-200hz and 8-11khz more than the others!

post #14879 of 22939
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

I think v-moda went a bit too far.... Now all you can hear is the 8-11khz treble and can barely hear anything from about 4-8khz... Also the lower mids from 300-1000hz are recessed. I think they went a bit too far with the recessed mids and lower treble and the spike at 8-11khz... If they would have made them a bit more neutral they would have been better. They do sound good as long as you like the frequencies of 20-200hz and 8-11khz more than the others!

 

 

I usually EQ the 10k spike down along with the bass a bit, and it works fantastically. 

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They do seem to respond quite well to EQ if you lower 7-11khz and also add a few db onto 350-900hz... Would prefer if they were more neutral out of the box and did not have to EQ them though.

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