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post #18631 of 21250
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Originally Posted by Nirvana1000 View Post
 


Yes it's pretty pathetic the very limited selection in audio electronics we have here and they make sure of it also on the websites we have access to.

i know how you feel, i'm another canadian head fier, theres not ever really any deals out there, limited selection and are regularly more expensive than USA

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Both the Clip Zip and Clip + are fantastic players. Excellent mid-quality DAC chip with near perfect implementation - they punch way above their price point as you can find refurbs for around $20. The stock Clip +/Zip have a pitch error that seems to be firmware based (most people don't seem to notice it). I highly recommend buying one and Rockbox-ing it with Rockbox's firmware (http://www.rockbox.org/), as it both fixes the pitch error and adds a much improved interface with far more features than the stick Sansa firmware.

 

These little players can definitely drive an M-100 out of the box, but you might want to consider pairing them with a FiiO E6 for a similarly low profile size and a bit more power. 

i'm curious if you or anyone else can recommend another portable media player with touch screen and possibly expandable memory. like i like how cheap the clip is but most of the songs i listen to are not exactly english so its hard to shuffle through them. i'm using a ipod touch paired with a fiioe6 amp so i like just typing in the song and it pops up rather than scrolling and scrolling my entire music library for that 1 song.

 

also it would be nice it did play 720-1080p video but if thats the case i think i'm only left with the ipod touch (4th-5th generation) but any suggustions would be great. i'm using it for low impedence gear anyway (40ohms and under) 

post #18632 of 21250
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How much is it monthly and how is the quality?

Ten bucks a month and plays 320kbps OGG on WiFi, 192kbps on cell data unless you tell it to stream high quality, also downloads at 320. I can't imagine trying to use any device I have to manually sync any more.

post #18633 of 21250
This really isn't the best place to discuss media players outside of the context of using them with M-100 so I suggest taking a look at the budget-fi and mid-fi photograph threads for a sampling of what head-fi'ers are using.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651010/pictures-of-your-budget-fi-portable-rig-200
http://www.head-fi.org/t/681701/pictures-of-your-mid-fi-portable-rig-200-600
post #18634 of 21250

M100's came in the mail! Woo! Smacked them on, I have prettty small ears, but I'd have to say they're even smaller fits than the Panasonic HTX7 or ATH-A900X (although the m100's are pretty comfy)

It seems like it suffers from pre-burn in symptoms: harsh highs/mids.

But oh man, when I set my sony walkman to 25/30 volume, and FiiO E11 (16 gain, Bass Boost on, 12 o'clock dial), THESE THINGS RUMBLE. OH MY GAWD, I was trying to read the box description, but holy modas the letters were shaking!

I'll give these a well overnight burn-in before they rest on my head again.


I noticed these can get pretty loud with no distortion (well, my eardrums distort first...), can these get louder than an iPad speaker?

post #18635 of 21250
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 

M100's came in the mail! Woo! Smacked them on, I have prettty small ears, but I'd have to say they're even smaller fits than the Panasonic HTX7 or ATH-A900X (although the m100's are pretty comfy)

It seems like it suffers from pre-burn in symptoms: harsh highs/mids.

But oh man, when I set my sony walkman to 25/30 volume, and FiiO E11 (16 gain, Bass Boost on, 12 o'clock dial), THESE THINGS RUMBLE. OH MY GAWD, I was trying to read the box description, but holy modas the letters were shaking!

I'll give these a well overnight burn-in before they rest on my head again.


I noticed these can get pretty loud with no distortion (well, my eardrums distort first...), can these get louder than an iPad speaker?


congrats! take it easy with the volume mate...

post #18636 of 21250
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

I wonder if I'm one of the only dudes here using, like, Spotify...

 

Nope, you're not the only one...I use Google Music (previously Spotify) for around 75% of my listening.

post #18637 of 21250
I've went ahead and ordered the Fiio E6 for use with my phone and the M-100's. We'll see if that makes any difference at all.
post #18638 of 21250
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I've went ahead and ordered the Fiio E6 for use with my phone and the M-100's. We'll see if that makes any difference at all.

 

Can't say for sure about the e6 (I don't have one any more) but the e11 seems to clear things up, plus boost volume.

 

Oh, and apparently you can boost the bass on these and they'll just devour it as long as the source is clean. Cranked it for a test and wow.

post #18639 of 21250
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

Can't say for sure about the e6 (I don't have one any more) but the e11 seems to clear things up, plus boost volume.

 

Oh, and apparently you can boost the bass on these and they'll just devour it as long as the source is clean. Cranked it for a test and wow.


yea i did that myself and i wasnt disappointed. i added about 25 dB just to see if it they could take it and they were absolutely fine. i couldnt listen for more than a few seconds though :tongue_smile:

 

to be fair though, the other two headphones i tried (dt 770, d2000) took the bass abuse just as well.

post #18640 of 21250
If anyone hasnt listened to "James Blake - To Care (Like You)", you need to. These phones make it sound almost as good as live. (all thats missing is your innards rattling from the 30hz note =) In fact, all of James Blakes music is some of my favorite on these. 'I never learned to share' is also awesome.
post #18641 of 21250
If I'm looking for more of anything it's probably space. I just thought £20 was a fair price to pay for an experiment. I don't really find these cans lacking in any department really, despite what some reviews will tell us. I don't find the bass overpowering nor do I find the mids to be recessed and the treble is just right for my taste.

James Blake? It's been a while but I'll dig it out. I've been playing around with Plex today. Neat concept.

edit - Plex tells me I only have one James Blake track, it's called Limit To Your Love and it does have a mean bass-line! Cheers for the heads-up.
Edited by Zorrofox - 2/19/14 at 3:38pm
post #18642 of 21250
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

If I'm looking for more of anything it's probably space. I just thought £20 was a fair price to pay for an experiment. I don't really find these cans lacking in any department really, despite what some reviews will tell us. I don't find the bass overpowering nor do I find the mids to be recessed and the treble is just right for my taste.

James Blake? It's been a while but I'll dig it out. I've been playing around with Plex today. Neat concept.

edit - Plex tells me I only have one James Blake track, it's called Limit To Your Love and it does have a mean bass-line! Cheers for the heads-up.


I was a bit disappointed that these cans didn't have recessed mids... I was planning to push the bass without lyrics blaring into my ears, but then again, I do EQ for mind blowing bass. So it's only fair I lower down everything else to get that. 

Then again, these headphones DO sound like my A900X, except with less sparkly treble, narrower soundstage, rougher mids, and deeper/punchier bass.  

As a "premium" (rated on Vmoda's charts) headphone, these do quite the job on everything.

On headphone alone, these cost the same as the MDR-1R MK2's, and I wish I bought the M100's first.

post #18643 of 21250
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 


I was a bit disappointed that these cans didn't have recessed mids... I was planning to push the bass without lyrics blaring into my ears, but then again, I do EQ for mind blowing bass. So it's only fair I lower down everything else to get that. 

 

The best thing about these is you really can EQ and amp them to be just STUPID booming. They come out the box with wonderfully deep and present bass, but slap an e11 or something on it, turn up the bass, then sit back and lament the fact that you can only blow your eardrums out once in your life.

post #18644 of 21250
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post

I was a bit disappointed that these cans didn't have recessed mids... I was planning to push the bass without lyrics blaring into my ears, but then again, I do EQ for mind blowing bass. So it's only fair I lower down everything else to get that.

Well, actually, they do. That's what "V-shaped" and "U-shaped" FR curves mean, and M-100 has a V-shaped curve out of the box. It isn't as deep as some serious bass-heavy cans like Crossfade LP. What you may not be accustomed to is how clear the midrange is with M-100 given that bass-heavy headphones tend to drown out the midrange. M-100 doesn't do that. Me, coming from very neutral, very detailed headphones (KRK KNS-8400), I'm confident writing that M-100 is quite detailed although it's not as unforgiving of dirty sources as the KRK's.

Coming from the KRK's I found the depth of the V to be a bit overwhelming. Hearing stuff like Iron Maiden that way was weird, the bass and cymbals in my face while the guitars and vocals were back near the drum kit. That lead me to experiment with tape mods on the bass ports until I found something that I like for daily use. I miss some of the bass for stuff like Juno Reactor but I'm not weirded-out -- weird-outed? -- when the guitar rock comes on. Six of one....
post #18645 of 21250
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post


Well, actually, they do. That's what "V-shaped" and "U-shaped" FR curves mean, and M-100 has a V-shaped curve out of the box. It isn't as deep as some serious bass-heavy cans like Crossfade LP. What you may not be accustomed to is how clear the midrange is with M-100 given that bass-heavy headphones tend to drown out the midrange. M-100 doesn't do that. Me, coming from very neutral, very detailed headphones (KRK KNS-8400), I'm confident writing that M-100 is quite detailed although it's not as unforgiving of dirty sources as the KRK's.

Coming from the KRK's I found the depth of the V to be a bit overwhelming. Hearing stuff like Iron Maiden that way was weird, the bass and cymbals in my face while the guitars and vocals were back near the drum kit. That lead me to experiment with tape mods on the bass ports until I found something that I like for daily use. I miss some of the bass for stuff like Juno Reactor but I'm not weirded-out -- weird-outed? -- when the guitar rock comes on. Six of one....

Would you mind describing and/or posting a picture of your bass port mod? Did you just tape over them or was it a more involved mod? I'm also interested in tempering the bass (just the slightest bit) to bring out the mids a little more.

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