Not waiting for the XL pads then? ;-)
I was never impressed with B&O stuff. For me, they are more style than performace compare to Bowers & Wilkins and more expensive. Multiple times I tired to get something from them, like their, Form 2, Earset 3i, or Beolit 12, but B&W just beats them out every single time. Although I never tried the H5, I highly doubt that it will be better than the B&W P5, let alone the M-100. Don't get me wrong, I like brand and expensive stuff too, but if it can't perform, then it will just be a waste of money.
Not a direct comparison, but I've heard both on separate occasions. H6 has a leaner sound, closer to neutral, but some colouration, notably a magical sheen in the treble and some bass emphasis (not as much as M-100). If you've ever heard B&O speakers, you'll have an idea of the "sheen" in their house sound I'm talking about.
while i dont own a pair of mad dogs, they were/are on my list and ive researched about them quite a bit.
i would think that the mad dogs vs. the m-100 is an unfair comparison, as the m-100 is a basshead can, while the mad dogs are more neutral? after talking to several mad dogs owners on head-fi, they all said that no matter how much eqing they did, the mad dogs just didnt have what it takes to push out big bass. whereas the m-100 can probably blow your eardrums in before running out of wind. the signatures in general are different and aimed at a different use. which are better in sound quality depends on what you want from the sound...
I agree completely that its a different sound signature from the Mad Dogs, but being a certified basshead myself (I may have even been called a dirty basshead lol), I would say that the 3.2 version of the Mad Dogs have very good bass. Not the force that the M100s give you but the tightness and hitting all the low notes and frequencies (as long as they're amped properly).
I play my share of EDM, hip hop, and screwed and chopped music on the MDs also.
I also agree with Anak to say that I wouldnt wear the MD's outside. And they're not the cutest headphones on the market... Okay they're downright ugly LOL BUT .... They are SUPER comfortable and they sound amazing.
I love BOTH my M100's and MD's
Ooh I get to be the voice of dissent here. I really don't find the Mad Dogs that comfortable because the Alpha Pads and the lack of clamping force causes my glasses to shift around a lot. While it isn't really uncomfortable it is annoying. Meanwhile I find the Momentums really comfortable, because I apparently have small ears, and they don't interfere with my glasses.
And this is the awesome thing about the world we live in. We're all made differently with different sized and shaped heads and ears, and different sensitivities. I would say that comfort is as subjective a topic as sound is and this is a prime example. Most of the opinion on the Mad Dogs w Alpha Pads is that they are the most comfortable can EVER (an opinion that I happen to share) but here's someone with an entirely differnt viewpoint and to me that's a good thing.
Getting back to the M100's - I find them to be very comfortable. I made some initial adjustment for the clamping force and they have been great ever since. I dont dispute that they could possibly be uncomfortable for some people but I think that is all a matter of personal experience.
Lastly - Given all the research and crowd sourcing that was done for the M100, I honestly dont believe that V-moda would have produced a phone that was commonly considered uncomfortable. It just seems unlikely and seems like something that they would not have wanted to hurt their (fairly young) brand. That's my two cents ......
i ordered my M-100's yesterday after reading about the Sennheiser Momentums and stumbling on these nice looking cans.
i do like the fact that they are durable and that the cable is removable and 3.5mm on both sides.
i just hope that they fit well and don't hurt around my ear. i read something about a paper towel solution ahahha hope that's not necessary.
I just read this article which gave a good feeling about my choice.
i looked and looked all around for a store that has one of these so i could demo them.
But no such luck!
i live in Holland near the beach about 2 hours driving from Amsterdam..
And no one sells these nice looking cans..
Luckily i found an internet shop that sells V-moda cans he imports them and i could order a nice matt pair of M-100's ;-)
But i had to pay top $$ for them €340 that's a whooping $444 YAH you read correctly.
Such is live i guess ;-(
One of the things that won me over was the fact that the CEO of V-moda (Val Kolton) seemed like a Modern Steve Jobs a sort of Type a personality in a good way mind you..
i really like someone that has so much passion in there work and products and you can't say mr Kolton doesn't have passion for his product ;-)
i even read i comment he made on "Tom's Hardware place" it was a Sennheiser Momentum vs V-moda M-100 question.
Unlike companies that have outgrown them self really V-moda seems to listen to the customers and have a passion in developing good products…
So i jumped in to the V-moda boat..
i just hope they sound as good as all the hype i keep hearing (when googling for them).
My music taste is broad to say the least , from classic to jazz to rmb pop …One min i could be listening to Brahms and the next to Daft Punk in Tron the Legacy..
i hope to have them in somewhere in the middle of next week…
There is however one thing i found a shame and that is that i had to pay $444 and did not even get a custom plate with them..
How cool would it be to have a Gunmetal black shield with a small "starTrek" logo on them hahaha..
There is one logo i really like and thats the Startrek united nation emblem..(reminds me of my military days)..
When people see it they ask me is that some sort of medal?? hahahha
i reply now those are somewhere in my basement rusting away hahaha !
But alas no custom face plate i found the $444 bucks kind of enough..
Take care all..
If it is less than 7mm then it should. However, those plugs looks quite big...