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post #15406 of 22931
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Originally Posted by Sternum View Post

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. 

 

Had both the MDR-1Rs and M-100s, the Sony's are DEFINITELY more comfortable by a mile (it has been one of the most comfortable headphones I've tried these past few years). BUT, I found the mids to be very accentuated and especially, there seems to be a region in the upper mids that causes a bit of fatigue TO ME. It seems others are Ok with the overall sound and some others mention that these are better at lower volumes... (probably due to the mids/fatigue factor...).

 

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

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).

 

I didn't have any problems with them in half-hour increments... If you give them for people to try, they might NOT notice any comfort issues if they only have them on for 10 minutes or less... Try most of the day (at work I AT LEAST use headphones for 6 hours of the day... maybe more... #CubicleCodeMonkey ) and it's very apparent and your ears feel the pain. That's basically THE ONLY reason I sold them. The fact that also one of the wingtips was cracking turned me off. When I get them again, I will definitely NOT pay full retail for both headphones and XL pads... :-p

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I have to admit I don't know any headphone I'd be willing to wear for more than 3h without a break (I'm in a similar business btw ;-)

Each of my test persons tried them for about 30-45min I'd say, so a whole different thing of course. I use them successfully for about 1-2h -- which is max for me when using headphones due to my need for fresh caffeine etc. (any of the ones I have, the Fostex included).

post #15408 of 22931
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

Hey guys, I'm back with another question about jacks:)

Does anyone know/own (if) this Oyaide (Ultrasone Version) would fit into the M-100's?








Cheers.
It depends on how thick that thinner section of the plug is, between the contacts and the screw-on housing. The jack on the M-100 is recessed so it needs to fit inside. I don't have a ruler handy but the moulding around the v-moda cable's plug looks like it's about 1/4" in diameter.
post #15409 of 22931
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

It depends on how thick that thinner section of the plug is, between the contacts and the screw-on housing. The jack on the M-100 is recessed so it needs to fit inside. I don't have a ruler handy but the moulding around the v-moda cable's plug looks like it's about 1/4" in diameter.

The extended base at the bottom of that tip does fit into the M-100's socket. The only thing in worried about is if it will reach the depth of the socket..

I've tested with other jacks with that extended tip base (not as long) and the do fit, just not go all the way to make the headphones work.
post #15410 of 22931

The actual jack is recessed for about 5mm. So by judging purely by your photos I'd say it should fit. Not talking on the record though ;-)

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

The actual jack is recessed for about 5mm. So by judging purely by your photos I'd say it should fit. Not talking on the record though ;-)

According to a fellow head Fi'er, he states the oyaide jack is 1.87cm, whilst the stock v moda cable measures to be around 1.91cm.

If possible, could someone remeasure the amount of the jack that goes into the M-100's to confirm for me?
Cheers.

It appears as though it should fit..but I can't risk a 20 dollar jack:/
Edited by SkyBleu - 7/11/13 at 8:45am
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Which dimension are we talking about? The front part with the 3 contacts? That is 15mm long on the orange V-Moda cable. Plus 5mm depth in the headphone cup. That is from the outer flat part of the headphone cup 5mm down starts the actual jack. Which has standard 3.5mm dimensions, i.e. a 15mm deep connector goes in.

 

I think your only problem might be the outer part that sits in front of the actual jack. That part is about 5mm deep and a bit 6mm wide. The part I marked in red in your photo should have min 5mm length and max. 6mm diameter.

 

 

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

Which dimension are we talking about? The front part with the 3 contacts? That is 15mm long on the orange V-Moda cable. Plus 5mm depth in the headphone cup. That is from the outer flat part of the headphone cup 5mm down starts the actual jack. Which has standard 3.5mm dimensions, i.e. a 15mm deep connector goes in.

I think your only problem might be the outer part that sits in front of the actual jack. That part is about 5mm deep and a bit 6mm wide. The part I marked in red in your photo should have min 5mm length and max. 6mm diameter.




Thanks for your aiding in my measurements!

From those pictures that I provided, it appears to suit the bill, but I know for a fact that the little extension part at the base of the 3.5mm does fit within the socket. I have tried a different jack with that extension bit (although not as long), and that fits, just doesn't reach the actual 3.5mm plug inside the headphones.

So technically, if that little base is 5mm long, the jack should fit? smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by SkyBleu - 7/11/13 at 9:02am
post #15414 of 22931
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

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


No, just a few less accessories are included with the retail version.

post #15415 of 22931
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


No, just a few less accessories are included with the retail version.

So they removed the Y-spliter from the package?  I don't think that's smart.

post #15416 of 22931
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

So technically, if that little base is 5mm long, the jack should fit? smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yes, if that part is at least 5mm long it should reach the actual jacket.

post #15417 of 22931
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

Yes, if that part is at least 5mm long it should reach the actual jacket.

Alright, thanks for helping me out!

I'll find out from the guy who has that Jack if its 5mm or not then I shall let you know.
post #15418 of 22931
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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?

 

Actually:

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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

[snip]

 

BoomPro/CoilPro 

We retooled the CoilPro to be even more reliable (it already beats our normal cables in all tests) and the BoomPro was reoptimized, we upgraded the mic IC and cut out some background noise from the early models we sent out to test for the first orders due to feedback.  We also had to shield the electronics in the switch/volume control to reduce interference. Time for me to test drive w a few games!

 

[snip]

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

I didn't have any problems with them in half-hour increments... If you give them for people to try, they might NOT notice any comfort issues if they only have them on for 10 minutes or less... Try most of the day (at work I AT LEAST use headphones for 6 hours of the day... maybe more... #CubicleCodeMonkey ) and it's very apparent and your ears feel the pain. That's basically THE ONLY reason I sold them. The fact that also one of the wingtips was cracking turned me off. When I get them again, I will definitely NOT pay full retail for both headphones and XL pads... :-p

^ this

Trying a pair of headphones for less than 5 minutes and saying the comfort is good doesn't mean very much.

post #15419 of 22931
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post
Trying a pair of headphones for less than 5 minutes and saying the comfort is good doesn't mean very much.

 

Exactly. Thats why I mentioned that said persons tried them for longer than 1 song...

But there are also effects to the contrary: I could not stand the HD-25 when trying it out in a shop, though I had almost no problems when wearing them for longer: their headband gets looser while wearing and retracts afterwards. After taking them off they slowly get back to their original form.

post #15420 of 22931
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

So they removed the Y-spliter from the package?  I don't think that's smart.

I haven't seen the new packaging personally, so I am not certain which accessories that were included with the VTF are not currently included. 

 

I really like V-Moda's Y splitter and use it with my wife when traveling, but it wouldn't be a dealbreaker and any Y-splitter would work fine.

 

For anyone curious about what WAS included with the VTF (original preorder)

 

M-100

Case

caribiner

mini to phono plug adapter

Y-splitter/extender

extra custom shields

BoomPro mic

V-Moda Faders

hand-written note from Val


Edited by Craigster75 - 7/11/13 at 12:26pm
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