Originally Posted by valkolton
SH!+ - forgot asterick, "greatest sound for the greatest number of people"*
edit *that the model targets, considering demographics, environment used, psychoacoustic sound pref, music content, ergos, source devices and many other secret sauce variables including religious views, carnivore vs vegetarian, sail vs speedboat, brunette vs blonde preferences to name a few.. (sic)
M = modern audiophiles
LP = live play
TH = TOO HIGH (nothing we'll ever make, it can damage your hearing IMO)
Val, it's taking me a while to find this. How many M-100's would I need to buy before I can receive a free goat?
Have you had a chance to listen to the HFI-580's? They're excellent portables. In short, they're bass-heavy with excellent sound quality- more so than the popular M50's and I actually prefer it over the HD25. It has bass quantity similar to the Pro700mk2, but with more accuracy, less muddiness, and no drowning out of other frequencies. Sound stage is pretty open for closed-cans, probably due to S-Logic.
If the M-100 sound anything like my 580's, it's going to be an easy purchase/addition :) I need something I can just carry around w/o worrying about scratching/scuffing my aluminum sides.
Originally Posted by Gilly87
My bottom line with regards to the M100: if it underperforms the M80 without an amp, it's not worth $300, and with regards to how small the real HiFiers are in number, I think that most people who wind up buying them would feel similarly.
Does RadioShack know that the target audience for M100s is comprised of a small, amp-wielding group of special interest forumers?
Nothing but love, Val!
My $300+ Ultrasone Pro 900 unamped under-performs my $130+ HFI-580 by a large margin.
Without an amp, the Pro 900's highs are almost piercing, the bass is almost non-existent, the music sounds almost lifeless, and the volume is barely loud enough.
With an amp, my Pro 900 is simply amazing and of course excels in every category over the 580!
I've been searching and asking for suggestions for bass-heavy cans that have a similar signature for a future upgrade. I was told by many people that I wouldn't find similar, better cans no matter what the price. I was considering the LCD-2 and I was even told by someone with the LCD-2's that I might be disappointed if I bought LCD-2's and was looking for the a similar bassy signature. I still might go with them, just for a different sound.
To show I'm not talking out my a...
"Originally Posted by shamrock134
The LCD-2 is nothing like the Pro900 and I could see you being disappointed. From what I can tell there isn't a logical upgrade path from the Pro900 as high-end cans aim to sound more balanced. Perhaps the Edition 9?
"Originally Posted by Dougeefresh
I was really interested in Edition 9 and did extensive research (WITHOUT listening to one) and concluded that as far as low end goes, E9 wouldn't be an upgrade. I agree that there is no logical (and linear) upgrade path from PRO900. If there is, PLEASE let me know!!!
After I bought my Pro 900, the price was raised $200 for them. Would I still have bought them if they cost $200? Without a doubt."
So I strongly disagree with your statement. The price difference between my HFI-580 vs. Pro 900 is greater than the the M80 vs. M100. The difference in performance btwn the HFI-580 and Pro 900 unamped is vast! But again, I will confidently say that the Pro 900 is worth more than the $300+ I paid for it because of it's amazing performance with an amp.
I'm also sure this is not the only case.
Edited by MrNurse - 2/5/12 at 7:26am