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Just got my XL pads in and swapped them out. Not only are they way, way more comfortable (glasses wearer here), I was able to get rid of all of my midbass-taming equalizer settings on Neutron & Poweramp. It really did rein in the bass quantity -- albeit with a pretty small loss of tightness. Bass impact seems to still be intact. Low bass/subbass seems to extend deeper as well. Neil Finn's "Into the Sunset" from One Nil is one track that benefits from the XL pad's lower bass extension and makes it really obvious.

 

Soundstage/digital imaging has certainly opened up. Sigur Ros's Agaetis byrjun sounds a lot less cramped, especially in tracks like Staralfur where the string and horn sections seemed to be too cramped in/on top of the rest of the instruments.

 

I liked their sound before, but not enough to keep from taking my Amperior as my standard daily driver. That might change now. Twenty bucks really well spent. 

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Just got my XL pads in and swapped them out. Not only are they way, way more comfortable (glasses wearer here), I was able to get rid of all of my midbass-taming equalizer settings on Neutron & Poweramp. It really did rein in the bass quantity -- albeit with a pretty small loss of tightness. Bass impact seems to still be intact. Low bass/subbass seems to extend deeper as well. Neil Finn's "Into the Sunset" from One Nil is one track that benefits from the XL pad's lower bass extension and makes it really obvious.

Soundstage/digital imaging has certainly opened up. Sigur Ros's Agaetis byrjun sounds a lot less cramped, especially in tracks like Staralfur where the string and horn sections seemed to be too cramped in/on top of the rest of the instruments.

I liked their sound before, but not enough to keep from taking my Amperior as my standard daily driver. That might change now. Twenty bucks really well spent. 

Dude, I'm liking what I'm hearing. I might have to reconsider coming back to the hundreds.
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Anybody tried to pair FIIO E12 with the m-100? With iPhone 5 source? What does it sound like? Would you recommend those as a set-up? If not , then What model of amp/Dac will add more spark, clarity, definition, and detail to the music using FIIO brand? Verza is too high for my budget.

How does JDS Labs D5 work with m-100?
The C5? Or did you just leak their new product coming out in a few weeks?

The C5 pairs well with the M-100. The sub-bass bass boost comes in handy when in noisy areas.
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FYI: the M-100 now can be demoed and purchased at Brookstone stores along with their collection of memory foam pillows.
Yo dawg. I heard you like memory foam, so we put memory foam pillows next to your memory foam earpads on the M-100 so that you can sleep on memory foam pillows while you have the memory foam earpads on your head.

I dunno why I just posted that. XD
post #17269 of 22829
AustinValentine,
I love Straralfur, and especially soundstage in general! It's kinda odd that decreasing the quantity of bass makes it looser... Then again, it was a fair feat that V-MODA's team was able to make the stock M-100 have that much bass yet keep it that tight... maybe the usual rules are reversed for this headphone?


Just had a trippy experience on Netflix. If anyone gets the chance, watch the Batman Beyond episode: Shriek.

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FYI: the M-100 now can be demoed and purchased at Brookstone stores along with their collection of memory foam pillows.
Cool! We have a Brookstone in our mall!
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From the white M80 I have.  The cable is a bit thinner than the stock M100 cable and is less microphonic. 
Looks like the one that came with my LPs. I use it because it has the iPhone controls for volume.
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Klawn,
You posted about the mids earlier? Sorry, I check this thread from time to time, but I must've missed it. The only thing you said just now about mids is the sub bass bleeds into the low mids... so I guess mid bass and top bass stay the same except for being skipped? And when you say "bleeds into low-mids," do you mean the low mids get dB boosted or they get recessed underneath the sub bass?

Really, the only thing I got from your description was that the bass gets stronger yet boomier, which I suppose means more diffuse. What if you EQ down the bass and use XL pads?

 

To me, the mid-bass looses its punch while the sub bass becomes more dominant. This creates a looser/boomier bass. Thus, the feel of the bass (rattling of the ear pad) will increase. A good reference point, is Santeria by Sublime. Just compare the punch of the bass during the verse with the two pads. They have a different attack. At the end of the day, it's all preference. 

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:confused: How can sub bass affect the low mids? It's mid bass and upper bass that bleeds into the mids. Sub bass is low enough to do its own thing without affecting anything else.

Well, it depends on what you refer to as upper bass. To me, upper bass and low mids can be seen as interchangeable. The punch of the bass that I'm referring to are the low mids. With the XL pads, the sub (low) bass becomes more dominant. Since the XL pads increase the distance the sound has to travel as well as the amount of room they have to fill (larger earcup), the dominant low bass drowns out the low mids. So while the impact of the bass may improve with the XL pads, the punch and accuracy takes a hit. 

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I have to say, the M100 is one good looking headphone.
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The C5? Or did you just leak their new product coming out in a few weeks?






Lol typo. The vocals is what I want to bring out with my m-100 as it has the tendency to get drown with the bass and the instruments. So I hope the C5 is good for that?
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Yup, and
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I have to say, the M100 is one good looking headphone.

Yup, and that's why I'm getting one soon. Btw weird looking Gorillapod stand youve got going there lol. Photography a hobby for you too?
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I bought a m100 white 2 weeks ago and enjoying it so far. But the other day,I bought the matte black in a local reseller. When I opened the box, the wing plate where the screw attaches is broken. Am I entitled for outright replacement as I haven't used it yet or they will just replace the broken part. Operating hours for distributor is only weekdays so I can only find out on Mon. Your thoughts?

 

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Is there any difference in noise isolation with the XL pads?
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Is there any difference in noise isolation with the XL pads?

Not a lot.

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I bought a m100 white 2 weeks ago and enjoying it so far. But the other day,I bought the matte black in a local reseller. When I opened the box, the wing plate where the screw attaches is broken. Am I entitled for outright replacement as I haven't used it yet or they will just replace the broken part. Operating hours for distributor is only weekdays so I can only find out on Mon. Your thoughts?

 

 

No brainer- just return or exchange with the reseller.

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No brainer- just return or exchange with the reseller.

^^What he said^^

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^^What he said^^

I went to the store the next day, they don't offer outright replacement and I don't understand why. They told me to contact the distributor here in Singapore instead. Too inconvenient as it is only open during weekdays, which mean I need to apply for leave at work also. I tried to contact V-Moda support online but they also told me to contact V-Moda China if I want a replacement. Is this really their policy or has anyone experience the same?

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