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Not quite. XD

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You must have been living here as it was up only for 2 sec MAX before I edited it...

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Not quite. XD

There are 15 posts per page.

You must have been living here as it was up only for 2 sec MAX before I edited it...

I get e-mail notifications whenever someone posts on this thread. biggrin.gif

 

Anyway, my "new" portable rig setup. I switched back to the good 'ol Sansa Clip Zip due to more features versus my iPhone.

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I would be curious to know what $70 IEMs you consider to have more detail than the M-100.  I have also found that more "neutral" headphones that may excel with instrumental or vocals are incapable of producing proper bass for EDM/Hip-hop/R&B which is M-100's forte, but doesn't limit the M-100 to providing a satisfying, if not perfect, listening experience with, for example, jazz  where the bass might be a bit elevated but be otherwise enjoyable.
My ATH-CKN70 has more detail easily noticeable on rock tracks for example.

When I tried the M-100 for the first time, the first thing I thought was like "Where are my vocals". The second was "Where are my details". I was expecting much more from a $300 pair of headphones.
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I would like to try Hifiman sometime as well, but there is too much activity in my house for open headphones.  For anyone who likes the general sonic signature of the M-100, but wants even better bass, higher resolution, superior highs, bigger soundstage, superior build and comfort with large, plush leather cups, I unconditionally recommend the Ultrasone Signature DJ if your budget allows.

Craigster, how is the comfort of signature dj compared to M100? Tempted to get it for my airplane journey.
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1000 pages! WooHoo! I personally like the M-100's, even though they are flawed. What do you guys recommend for something along of the M80 sound signiture? Mad Dogs perhaps? I like the sound of the m80's, especially the punchy lean bass :) 

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1000 pages! WooHoo! I personally like the M-100's, even though they are flawed. What do you guys recommend for something along of the M80 sound signiture? Mad Dogs perhaps? I like the sound of the m80's, especially the punchy lean bass :) 

 

The Sennheiser Momentums are excellent headphones, very punchy and fast sound.

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The Sennheiser Momentums are excellent headphones, very punchy and fast sound.

Nice! How do they compare with the Mad Dogs? How's the Mids? I really enjoy the lush mids in the M80! Also does it have a more punchier bass than the M80?

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Nice! How do they compare with the Mad Dogs? How's the Mids? I really enjoy the lush mids in the M80! Also does it have a more punchier bass than the M80?

 

The mids of the Momentums aren't really lush. They sound good don't get me wrong, but the mids and highs are a bit dry. The Mad Dogs are more lush sounding, however they are terrible for portable and really need an amp to sing. The Momentums and the M-100s are both really easily driven.

 

The M-100s aren't really right for mids either the way you are looking for them as they are laid back. The M-100s have a solid v-shaped curve. They have more weight behind them for the lower mids though due to the bass, which makes them a bit more lush than the Momentums, but really they start sounding thin reaching the upper as they start becoming laid back. 


Edited by kyuuketsuki - 6/15/13 at 9:47pm
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I like the Momentums mids a lot, out of the box they are not thin sounding but not very thick sounding either, You can EQ the lower mids up a few DB and they sound thicker without becoming bloated or distorted, the mids on the Momentums very high quality with a lightning fast response time so you can EQ them without messing up the sound quality. Also the bass is  punchy and sounds good. don't think I have heard a better pair of all rounders under £200 which is what I paid for them. Everything from sub bass to upper treble is very good on them and they work with every genre from trance to classical. The M-100 are quite good to own if you want to have both because they sound different to the momentums and compliment each other pretty well. I guess I was a little harsh on the M-100 initially, still I don't think they deserve the amount of hype they have here, but I don't think they are that bad either, for some genres such as good dubstep they beat the momentums with the bass, soundstage and the sparkly treble, they do lack detail, they are technically flawed, but they do sound good with some genres, I think they beat the momentums for dubstep (not crappy mainstream dubstep, the good dubstep artists like big bud etc.)


Edited by nicholars - 6/17/13 at 3:44am
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I like the Momentums mids a lot, out of the box they are not thin sounding but not very thick sounding either, You can EQ the lower mids up a few DB and they sound thicker without becoming bloated or distorted, the mids on the Momentums very high quality with a lightning fast response time so you can EQ them without messing up the sound quality. Also the bass is  punchy and sounds good. don't think I have heard a better pair of all rounders under £200 which is what I paid for them. Everything from sub bass to upper treble is very good on them and they work with every genre from trance to classical. The M-100 are quite good to own if you want to have both because they sound different to the momentums and compliment each other pretty well. I guess I was a little harsh on the M-100 initially, still I don't think they deserve the amount of hype they have here, but I don't think they are that bad either, for some genres such as good dubstep they beat the momentums with the bass, soundstage and the sparkly treble, they do lack detail, they are technically flawed, but they do sound good with some genres, I think they beat the momentums for dubstep (not crappy mainstream dubstep, the good dubstep artists like big bud etc.)

These 2 songs work well on the M-100...

Paranoizes - silent war
Just out of curiosity, when you attempted the paper towel mod did you try using Gauze? A long time ago I remember discussing paper towel versus gauze for stuffing in the earpads and I found the gauze to sound much better and not tamper with the bass at all. I've had the gauze in my ear pads for almost half a year now, and it still sounds great. Also I was very disappointed with the comfort of the M-100 but after 5-10 hours of break in they became very comfortable to me.


Also I find that a lot of people buy this headphone expecting for them to sound good with all types of music, but that is simply not the case. We have established that the M-100 sounds best with EDM, Hip-Hop, and some Pop music, yet people come in this thread and complain about how they don't sound good with Acoustic, Orchestral,Country or Rock music. I mean they are marketed as DJ headphones, and if you look at the frequency graphs you would not expect them to sound well with those genres. To me they sound ok with those genres, but like I said they really excel at EDM.
Edited by chuckle490 - 6/16/13 at 9:37am
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I might give the gauze a try, I used kitchen towels and also tried it with cut up mouse mat (cut into "O" shapes to fit under the pads), Both of these made the bass pretty bad. Maybe this is because of the air vents under the pads? At the moment I have removed everything and just use  them as "on ear" headphones because the pads are so shallow. I think my ears got used to it a bit because they are not as bad as before although after an hour it starts to hurt. If I had loads of money I would probably keep these for the genres they are good at when I get bored of my other headphones, but if I have to choose an all rounder, it would not be the M-100, I think these are good if you have other headphones as well. I found that actually I think the M-100 sound best if you leave the EQ completely flat.


Edited by nicholars - 6/16/13 at 12:07am
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Deleted, was high


Edited by nicholars - 6/17/13 at 3:41am
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Why did you quote me and then add extra text onto the end? I did not say that!

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Craigster, how is the comfort of signature dj compared to M100? Tempted to get it for my airplane journey.


The Sig DJ is a leap forward in comfort over the M-100.  The cups are spacious and deep with plenty of room for my ears to fully fit inside without touching anything.  The earpads and headband use the softest leather I have felt anywhere.  The clamp is a bit on the snug side which has never been an issue for me, but some have commented about slight discomfort after a few hours.  I have actually fallen asleep with them on and not had problems.  You may want to check out the Sig DJ thread for more feedback, but they are a fantastic headphone.

 

When I go back to the M-100 after wearing the Sig DJ, I immediately notice how small and thin the M-100 pads feel by comparison.

 

While the Sig DJ does isolate well, I don't know that you could fully appreciate their sonic benefits over the M-100 on an airplane.


Edited by Craigster75 - 6/16/13 at 3:58am
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The Sig DJ is a leap forward in comfort over the M-100.  The cups are spacious and deep with plenty of room for my ears to fully fit inside without touching anything.  The earpads and headband use the softest leather I have felt anywhere.  The clamp is a bit on the snug side which has never been an issue for me, but some have commented about slight discomfort after a few hours.  I have actually fallen asleep with them on and not had problems.  You may want to check out the Sig DJ thread for more feedback, but they are a fantastic headphone.

 

When I go back to the M-100 after wearing the Sig DJ, I immediately notice how small and thin the M-100 pads feel by comparison.

 

While the Sig DJ does isolate well, I don't know that you could fully appreciate their sonic benefits over the M-100 on an airplane.

Thats good to know..If the comfort is close to the edition 8 then i am happy..I can't wear my M100 for more than an hour which is sad because i quite like the sound of them. Now need to look around for the best price..

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