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post #15391 of 21200
Sounds like you're livin it up!
Stay sonic my friend wink.gif


SkyBleu,
Allow me to answer in the form of a question. With that plug, can you make it go from this:


To this?


Either way you answer though, it may be moot because the M-100 comes with it's own 1/4" to 1/8" adapter that works fine. Pictured is the cable from my LPs (only part I have left from that headphone) and the headphone jack adapter that came with my AKG Q701s. I'm actually surprised the cable fit inside, the adapter is a screw-on type, but the LP cable's housing was just narrow enough to fit inside. Of course the adapter that actually comes with the headphones fits perfectly. V-MODA products have you sorted with all kinds of extra goodies.

If this isn't your first question about jacks, I may just have to start calling you Samurai Jacks. wink.gif

Cheers! And g'night!
Edited by Evshrug - 7/10/13 at 9:38pm
post #15392 of 21200
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


If you are looking for something more neutral and more comfortable that still sounds great and even has a bit more high end extension, I would recommend the PSB M4U1 as an alternative.

I had not heard of this headphone up until now, and it seems to serve most of my needs! In terms of trade offs between comfort and sound, how does this compare to the Sony MDR-1R? I know that seems to be one of the most comfortable headphones around, and it seems to be a bit cheaper. 

post #15393 of 21200
Starting my headphone life now, 16 years old, I am trying to imagine myself 60 years old, if I keep that passion, I will be awesome.
Thanks for all the head-fiers ego helped me, I am very happy. Thanks guys, a lot!
post #15394 of 21200

I just ordered the BoomPro mic off Vmoda's website...anyone try it out yet? 

post #15395 of 21200
Still can't get over how insanely awesome these headphones are, been sitting in my hotel room (attending conference for work this week in San Diego, CA) listening to my music with the m-100's. Like DeeToti described, I feel like I'm in my own little world with these things on, better yet I feel like I'm in the same room with the band, especially when listening to live recordings.

Seether "One Cold Night", is a perfect example. I've never enjoyed this album as much on any other headphone, not even close.

Kudos, Val & V-Moda for creating such such an outstanding product, these things are pure headphone art, a masterpiece!
post #15396 of 21200
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Originally Posted by Sternum View Post

I had not heard of this headphone up until now, and it seems to serve most of my needs! In terms of trade offs between comfort and sound, how does this compare to the Sony MDR-1R? I know that seems to be one of the most comfortable headphones around, and it seems to be a bit cheaper. 
I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but added info I've heard of PSB, they are best known for making great subwoofers, and their efforts to expand their audio line have been met with praise. In regards to comfort, it seems typically comfort improves with circumaural size (and velour pads, though I think the on-ear Bose, Bower & Wilkens, and Sennheiser models are quite comfortable despite being small supra-aural pleather-encased headphones), but size is inversely proportionate to the level of "dorky to wear something this big in public." I know very little about the Sony MDR-1 or PSB M4U1 except that Craigster liked them before trying the M-100 and deciding he liked the V-MODA best of all. But of course, if the shoe doesn't fit, the shoe doesn't fit.
post #15397 of 21200
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

SkyBleu,
Allow me to answer in the form of a question. With that plug, can you make it go from this:


To this?


Either way you answer though, it may be moot because the M-100 comes with it's own 1/4" to 1/8" adapter that works fine. Pictured is the cable from my LPs (only part I have left from that headphone) and the headphone jack adapter that came with my AKG Q701s. I'm actually surprised the cable fit inside, the adapter is a screw-on type, but the LP cable's housing was just narrow enough to fit inside. Of course the adapter that actually comes with the headphones fits perfectly. V-MODA products have you sorted with all kinds of extra goodies.

If this isn't your first question about jacks, I may just have to start calling you Samurai Jacks. wink.gif

Cheers! And g'night!

Haha, sorry to break it to you, but you didn't quite answer my question. wink.gif

 

My question was if that Oyaide jack, that I had provided above, would fit into the M-100's 3.5mm socket ON the headphones:)

 

I need to know that to get a custom cable made.

 

Thanks for your thoughtfulness to help me out though! Much appreciated:)


Edited by SkyBleu - 7/10/13 at 10:04pm
post #15398 of 21200
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

Haha, sorry to break it to you, but you didn't quite answer my question. wink.gif

My question was if that Oyaide jack, that I had provided above, would fit into the M-100's 3.5mm socket ON the headphones:)

I need to know that to get a custom cable made.
Does the Oyaide plug you pictured have a 3.5mm (1/8") jack on one end? It looks like you're showing a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter, but if you're asking if a 1/4" plug can connect directly into the headphone's cable jack, then the answer is no, the headphone has a 3.5mm (1/8") jack. Such a large plug would be unwieldy on a headphone this size, and besides taking up valuable space inside the earcup IMO would look really bad and void the M-100's use portably. Look how much of the plug would hang out from the jack! Terminate a custom cable in 1/8" plugs and you should be fine, though I think the included cables are very good (unless you need several meters/yards of cable length and silver).

Ni!


edit: I looked at your picture for a minute, looks like those might be 3.5mm plugs. But my comment about the housing being "too big" stands, I think the whole threaded section with the vulcanized pattern would stick out a fair bit and call attention to itself. If you include the bend/tension-relief molding at the end of the V-MODA cable, it may proportionately have as much plastic stuff over the end of the cable as the Oyaide has silver, but you're giving up the strain-relief and the silver/brass would call attention to itself in the way the black ones do not. In the end, your choice & YMMV; I personally wouldn't do it, so many other things to spend money on like insurance and pizza and paying off loans/debt early.


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Originally Posted by DeeToti View Post

Starting my headphone life now, 16 years old, I am trying to imagine myself 60 years old, if I keep that passion, I will be awesome.
Thanks for all the head-fiers ego helped me, I am very happy. Thanks guys, a lot!

Dude, you are awesome today, enjoy who you are. I just recommend (like Val does) that you take advantage of the headphone's sound isolation, and not listen to the music too loud so your hearing will age well with you. I'm 26 and I can't hear Mosquitos anymore (I think), but I still have pretty acute hearing.

That first headphone feeling you're having now? I'm having that same feeling with my first car I bought myself, I even sprang for the upgraded sound system LOL. I wanna go back outside and sleep in it ^_^ Patience, research, and passion pay off big time, I had a fair bit of stressing the little things up front, but now I'm super pleased with confidence and zero buyer's-remorse smily_headphones1.gif

Must sleep! Must sleep to unbox and review M-100 in the morning!
Edited by Evshrug - 7/10/13 at 10:30pm
post #15399 of 21200
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Originally Posted by christophermx4 View Post

I just ordered the BoomPro mic off Vmoda's website...anyone try it out yet? 

 

Yes, it works great w/ my Astro Mixamp and my 360, and obviously on my PC as well.  The perfect accessory really if you do any online voice enabled gaming.

post #15400 of 21200
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but added info I've heard of PSB, they are best known for making great subwoofers, and their efforts to expand their audio line have been met with praise. In regards to comfort, it seems typically comfort improves with circumaural size (and velour pads, though I think the on-ear Bose, Bower & Wilkens, and Sennheiser models are quite comfortable despite being small supra-aural pleather-encased headphones), but size is inversely proportionate to the level of "dorky to wear something this big in public." I know very little about the Sony MDR-1 or PSB M4U1 except that Craigster liked them before trying the M-100 and deciding he liked the V-MODA best of all. But of course, if the shoe doesn't fit, the shoe doesn't fit.

I loved the sound of the M-100s, but the combination of the clamp, shallowness of the ear pads, bass, and the smell (they really smelled of spray paint) gave me a headache after more than an hour of listening. The Sony and PSB seem to be considered more comfortable than the M-100s, at least for people with larger heads and larger than average ears. I'm going to try to head to a Sony store to try out the MDR-1Rs to see how they feel before I buy, since I didn't have a chance to do that with the M-100s. 

post #15401 of 21200

Its just interesting how often the comfort aspect is brought up... interesting insofar as I expected problems, originally intended to wait for the XL pads, skipped that due to the unclear timing and was positively surprised by the status quo: I don't have any problems for my usage pattern and find them quite comfortable and definitely my most comfortable mobile set.

 

Furthermore I let several people try them out and in most cases the second thing they mentioned after the sound was that they found them to be comfortable (none of them found them so uncomfortable that they felt the need to mention that and they all did not just try them on but listened for some time). Yes, of course there are more comfortable headphones available, but most of them aim at completely different usage scenarios (i.e. home / studio use only).

post #15402 of 21200
Anyone else notice that when you use the shareplay cable the m100s play way louder? Or is there something wrong with my speak easy mic cable?
post #15403 of 21200

Are you sure your Speakeasy cable was correctly inserted into the jacks on both the headphone and your device? Probably your device does not fit the 4-pin connector well. If that is the case you might want to try to fully insert the plug and then pull it back just a little bit. In case that resolves your problem you might be better off with the 3-pin shareplay cable as the position in the jack might change when putting your device into a pocket...

post #15404 of 21200
Spidernahn uses it for his video reviews.
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Originally Posted by christophermx4 View Post

I just ordered the BoomPro mic off Vmoda's website...anyone try it out yet? 
post #15405 of 21200
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Originally Posted by Snoopy Ears View Post

Spidernahn uses it for his video reviews.

Did Val changed anything between the VTF version and this new retail version?

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