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V-MODA M-100: Discussion/Feedback, Reviews, Pics, etc. - Page 1139post #17071 of 2284410/14/13 at 8:14pmOne thing I did notice about the headphone stand upon closer inspection of the picture is that it seems designed solely for the M-100. If you look at where the case is, no other V-Moda headphone case would fit there.
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got my m-100's last friday. so love the SQ. there just few songs that distorts when listening to it, especially the highs... listening to: My help comes from the holy one by David Baroni. tried to use it straight to my iphone and in my laptop with the distortion... any advice how to make the M-100 play better?post #17073 of 2284410/15/13 at 3:20ampost #17074 of 2284410/15/13 at 3:25am
XL pads doesn't garantuee improved sound for everyone, it's subjective, some people like it, others not. If there were no sound changes whatsoever people would also get affected by "expectation bias" or "my-invested-money-has-to-be-justisfied bias" so statistically there would probably be some people noticing a slight improvement with the XL pads even if they would be sounding the same based on human psychology alone.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/15/13 at 3:27ampost #17075 of 2284410/15/13 at 3:30ampost #17076 of 2284410/15/13 at 4:12ampost #17077 of 2284410/15/13 at 4:57ampost #17078 of 2284410/15/13 at 7:22amQuote:
note that the verza is $600. i would say try free options to improve the sound FIRST such as equalizers or higher quality bitrates/source file to see if you can find your happy sound :) ...especially if you are only noticing problems with a few songs.
I would say that XL pads are more geared for improving comfort and fit. Some people enjoy the change in sound signature, but it seems pretty subjective depending on your preferences. However, if the headphones are uncomfortable or do not fit properly, I would highly recommend the XL pads as having the proper fit can positively influence the sound signature.post #17079 of 2284410/15/13 at 8:38ampost #17080 of 2284410/15/13 at 9:10am
I guess it's all preference. I don't really see how the XLs make the headphones sound much better as some people are claiming. I feel people are simply trying to convicne themselves that they are in order to feel better about their decision to swap them. Yes, they are much more comfortable. However, they compromise sound for me (and remember that I have small ears). To me, the reason I got the M100s was for the engaging sound and punchy bass. If I wanted balanced headphones, I would have gotten the Momentums. The M100s simply didn't sound like M100s anymore with the XL pads. The Xls make the headphones too boomy. I'm a stickler when it comes to bass, and I am looking for a tighter bass rather than a loose one. I thought the originals pads simply deliver the better sound. The drivers in the M100s were tuned for the original pads, not the XLs so I feel the sound is better optimized for the regular ones. I can agree that perhaps the XLs are better suited for hard rock and heavy metal, in which the original pads can provide fatiguing highs (not to mention that distorted guitar being right up to your ear). But for rap, hip-hop, electronic, classic rock, acoustic, folk, the original pads are the way to go.post #17081 of 2284410/15/13 at 9:25am
Loving the pads! Sure, the sound sig has changed. But m100 was a fun can to begin with, so I'm quite enjoying the new sound. I have what you can call "medium-sized" ears, so the stock pads were a little uncomfortable, I could wear them for a couple hours but I'd have to take them off/re-adjust them every now and then. With the new pads, its completely gone! I am actually considering selling my main cans now lol.
Really appreciate V-MODA listening to the customers and delivering, very hard to find that in the ever-progressing industry, where the focus normally is on upcoming products. You've just earned a loyal customer!
Edited by Rockin_Zombie - 10/15/13 at 9:26ampost #17082 of 2284410/15/13 at 9:59ampost #17083 of 2284410/15/13 at 11:50amQuote:
Way to hang your buddy out to dry. You told everyone that he worked at DJ Corner in Dubai, and when he was meeting with V-MODA and now leaked non-public information that you said came from him. Oops. I'd be a little more selective about what you post on here, especially since the CVO reads this thread. I would venture to guess, there were not more than a couple people in that meeting.
Edited by Speakerphile - 10/15/13 at 11:52ampost #17084 of 2284410/15/13 at 12:15pm
I disagree. I believe that instrument separation has taken a hit with the XLs. People are confusing the increase in distance between the ear and driver for an increase in sound stage. In reality, its just an increase in distance from the source of sound. To me, the instruments seems to bleed into each other as the sound must travel a further distance to reach your ear drum. With the originals, your ear is much closer to the driver, which gives the sound more clarity, and the instruments more distinction. I also disagree with the mids being marginally recessed. I see them more as drowned out due to the more pronounced lows (the thump you're referring to) as well as the distance between the ear and driver. The mids take a major hit. The punchy bass that the old ones were known for has become more of a loose boomy bass with the XLs. The highs become less fatiguing which is definitely a pro for the XLs. That's why genres such as Heavy Metal and Hard Rock may sound better with the XL pads. But if you're looking for metal/rock headphones, you're looking at the wrong brand. Keep in mind that this is coming from someone with small ears that do not protrude my head at all. I had no comfort with the original pads. From a sound standpoint, I just see no strong argument for why the XLs sound better.
Just compare the song "Stan" by Eminem with the Regulars and XLs. The acoustic guitar in the background during the verse is much more pronounced with the old pads. With the XLs, it seem too distant. The vocal clarity also takes a major hit with the XLs. WIth the regulars, it felt like Eminem was talking into your ear. With the XLs, the vocals become too distant and lose clarity. The bass in the song becomes looser and more boomy, and it bleeds into the drum track in the background.
If you're looking for a more relaxed and distant sound, the XLs are great. If you're looking for a more engaging and intimate experience with your music, the Old Pads are the way to go.
Edited by K-Lawn - 10/15/13 at 12:16pmpost #17085 of 2284410/15/13 at 12:30pmQuote:Originally Posted by K-Lawn
I guess it's all preference. I don't really see how the XLs make the headphones sound much better as some people are claiming. I feel people are simply trying to convicne themselves that they are in order to feel better about their decision to swap them. Yes, they are much more comfortable. However, they compromise sound for me (and remember that I have small ears). To me, the reason I got the M100s was for the engaging sound and punchy bass. If I wanted balanced headphones, I would have gotten the Momentums. The M100s simply didn't sound like M100s anymore with the XL pads. The Xls make the headphones too boomy. I'm a stickler when it comes to bass, and I am looking for a tighter bass rather than a loose one. I thought the originals pads simply deliver the better sound. The drivers in the M100s were tuned for the original pads, not the XLs so I feel the sound is better optimized for the regular ones. I can agree that perhaps the XLs are better suited for hard rock and heavy metal, in which the original pads can provide fatiguing highs (not to mention that distorted guitar being right up to your ear). But for rap, hip-hop, electronic, classic rock, acoustic, folk, the original pads are the way to go.
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