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Spending money on power is fine as long as it needs it, but the m-100 was made for mobile devices so getting such a high power amp just confuses me

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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

Spending money on power is fine as long as it needs it, but the m-100 was made for mobile devices so getting such a high power amp just confuses me

The best reason to do it is to fix the recess mid.  It's not a total fix but it does help a great deal.

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What's a VC SDT?

Edit: Venture Craft SounDroid Typhoon... got it.
Edited by x838nwy - 8/9/13 at 6:59am
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But then why get the m-100's anyway if you're looking for better mids? 

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But then why get the m-100's anyway if you're looking for better mids? 

That wasn't my intention, but it's nice to have options.

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Spending money on power is fine as long as it needs it, but the m-100 was made for mobile devices so getting such a high power amp just confuses me


The DAC/amp combo is really what sets Verza apart.  Verza takes M-100 and most other capable headphones to another level in the sense that I perceive the sound with greater clarity and resolution.  There are subtle sounds and tones as well as a natural spaciousness that come through with Verza vs. my Iphone direct.  It is especially apparent with vocals.  There is also a bass boost button as an added bonus which I rarely use because Verza seems to fill out the low end by bringing out the sound that is already on the track as opposed to having a default boost.

 

As with all high-end gear, the cost/benefit ratio is subjective, but there is a noticeable difference for portable audiophiles.

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How does the Verza work with the phone part of a smartphone? Will the mic and buttons on the M-100 cable still work when the Verza is between the headphones and the phone?
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How does the Verza work with the phone part of a smartphone? Will the mic and buttons on the M-100 cable still work when the Verza is between the headphones and the phone?

Sadly, no.

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Spending money on power is fine as long as it needs it, but the m-100 was made for mobile devices so getting such a high power amp just confuses me
The best reason to do it is to fix the recess mid.  It's not a total fix but it does help a great deal.

Wait, you don't need to spend $600 to do that. O.o
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Wait, you don't need to spend $600 to do that. O.o

Ture, but I don't NEED a lot of things in my life either, I just want them.

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Spending money on power is fine as long as it needs it, but the m-100 was made for mobile devices so getting such a high power amp just confuses me

 

Overall, we're talking about a improvement in sound. I think most of us believe that they do sound good, right out of the box but they really reach their true potential with additional clean power that most mobile devices dont provide.

 

Currently I'm running the M100's on The National from ALO Audio and the sound is really amazing. Mids are more forward, getting even more quake from the lows and the highs are more clear without being too bright.

 

The M100s are very efficient in terms of power so an amp isnt totally necessary but with a good amp, even a novice will notice a clear improvement.

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Ture, but I don't NEED a lot of things in my life either, I just want them.

 

I think some of us wonder (myself included), if the verza is truly worth the price in comparison to similar amp/dac combos on the market today. I think you'd be hard presed to see it win in a comparison test against the ALO, Pico, RSA or some others in the same price range.

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I think some of us wonder (myself included), if the verza is truly worth the price in comparison to similar amp/dac combos on the market today. I think you'd be hard presed to see it win in a comparison test against the ALO, Pico, RSA or some others in the same price range.

That's very true, but remember that the VERZA is pretty much the only one that supports both iOS and a majority of Android devices out there (and Windows RT, if you care.)  Of course for $600 amp only, then I will get the ones you mentioned anytime.  In fact, I am very likely to pick up a ReMK3-B+ or HiFi M8 in the future.


Edited by DrSheep - 8/9/13 at 9:31am
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The Metallo case is actually a pretty cool aspect as well.  The total package, if you ask me.  As if the sound quality improvements weren't enough?

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Returned my M-100s to Amazon. Contacted V-Moda support and they told me that they don't cover shipping for replacements, which is understandable, but disappointing to say the least. 2 pairs hit with the same problem, very unlucky. Made one side of my $300 headphones feel like a Chinese knockoff. Maybe Amazon got a bad batch with damaged hinges.

Anyways, if V-Moda's Monday sale is decent and possible includes the XL pads, I'll order the M-100s again, but otherwise, my HA-S500s will be my portable fix until something else blows over. Sad though, since I really enjoyed the M-100 sound signature, how low-profile it was and its portability.
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