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Wonder how the new senn HD 6, 7, and 8 stack up
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Originally Posted by DangerToast View Post

Wonder how the new senn HD 6, 7, and 8 stack up

Not portable. HD6 Mix is a 150 ohm nominal impedance headphone. HD7 DJ and HD8 DJ are 95 ohm nominal impedance headphones. That's more load than most portable players can drive.
post #18903 of 22850
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Can you find better headphones at the ~$300 price point? Sure. There's lots out there.

Can you find better closed, over-ear, portable headphones at that price? That's not so easy.

Interesting discussion for everyone, what defines portable? Personally i dont think over ears can be poryal unless their very small ove ears, momentums, sony mdr 10r. I dunno how the sony mdr can be considered portable (my standards anyway, huge vent at the top and the huge spacious earcups, big earcups. Its very nice looking but i would use it at home, because of rwasons listed above
post #18904 of 22850
For me, portable means "convenient to carry around all day". The emphasis is on "convenient". Size isn't necessarily a factor. Large things that are convenient to carry around are portable. Small things that are inconvenient to carry around are not portable. The next steps up are toteable and luggable. Luggable things require specialized equipment to carry them around. This ranges from a good pack to dollies and trollies. Toteable things lie between portable and luggable. They're too heavy or bulky or complicated to carry in a shirt pocket, for example, but are still small and light enough to stow in a bag or a pack which may itself be convenient to carry around.
post #18905 of 22850
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post


Interesting discussion for everyone, what defines portable? Personally i dont think over ears can be poryal unless their very small ove ears, momentums, sony mdr 10r. I dunno how the sony mdr can be considered portable (my standards anyway, huge vent at the top and the huge spacious earcups, big earcups. Its very nice looking but i would use it at home, because of rwasons listed above

 

To me, portable means the following:

 

1) It doesn't need an amp, or if it does it can get by with a tiny one. 

 

2) Can be worn around the neck without much trouble. 

 

That's it. If these two are met, it's good. Basically I have to be able to just plug into a mobile device and go, and if someone's talking to me I can take them off and have a conversation without looking ridiculous. Let me illustrate:

 

The M100's:

 

DT770's:

 

The M100's are ABOUT as big as they can be and still quality as "portable" in my eyes.

post #18906 of 22850
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

To me, portable means the following:

1) It doesn't need an amp, or if it does it can get by with a tiny one. 

2) Can be worn around the neck without much trouble. 

That's it. If these two are met, it's good. Basically I have to be able to just plug into a mobile device and go, and if someone's talking to me I can take them off and have a conversation without looking ridiculous. Let me illustrate:

The M100's:



DT770's:



The M100's are ABOUT as big as they can be and still quality as "portable" in my eyes.

It looks like ass big as i would go. Cause for the reasons as you i would be puttting them aroun my neck when speaking to others, easier to slip on and off. Also i would have to be able to turn my head without my chin hitting the pads. But that depends on how long my neck is though haha and they dont look huge on the head either pretty slim profile.

For me portable means,
1) when worn on head it doesnt make my head huge. Im not very tall (5'7) at all and my head size is a 7 1/4 -7 1/2 hat size so id prefer not making my head look like a watermelon
2) no amp if necessary but i have a fiio e6
3) detachable cable cable gets tugged often on the go
4) folds up i dun care for it folding flat it doesn't help imo
5)good isolation ideally at least like shallow fitting iems
6)doesnt look hideous
7)decently durable less plastic (im looking at u beats solos)
post #18907 of 22850
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post


It looks like ass big as i would go. Cause for the reasons as you i would be puttting them aroun my neck when speaking to others, easier to slip on and off. Also i would have to be able to turn my head without my chin hitting the pads. But that depends on how long my neck is though haha and they dont look huge on the head either pretty slim profile.

For me portable means,
1) when worn on head it doesnt make my head huge. Im not very tall (5'7) at all and my head size is a 7 1/4 -7 1/2 hat size so id prefer not making my head look like a watermelon
2) no amp if necessary but i have a fiio e6
3) detachable cable cable gets tugged often on the go
4) folds up i dun care for it folding flat it doesn't help imo
5)good isolation ideally at least like shallow fitting iems
6)doesnt look hideous
7)decently durable less plastic (im looking at u beats solos)

 

Yeah the DT770's are the exact opposite of portable, IMO. They're gigantic, cannot be worn around the neck, cable doesn't detach, they don't fold, and don't feel terribly durable (though they don't feel flimsy).

 

The M100's, on the other hand, are the ultimate in portable.They tick off all seven of those criteria. They're even small enough to stick in a jacket pocket when folded up.

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So I spent some time playing around with Electri-Q and I think balancing the sound really makes the headphones sound pretty great.

 

Last night just by looking at the HeadRoom frequency chart I ended up with

 

http://puu.sh/7h4AX.png

Well, apparently I thought it sounded pretty darn good since I came back tonight to find that it sounded pretty awful; the bass was far too reduced and it was sounding pretty tinny.

 

Anyways, after reading some more into the tutorial, it turns out the raw frequency chart is a better representation of how the headphones are sounding so after a little bit of tweaking, I came up with

 

http://puu.sh/7h4Al.png

 

It's pretty much a bass reduced inverse version of the raw frequency chart (I cheated by saving the image and flipping it upside down :wink_face:).

 

It sounds much better now. I'll still have to play around with it some more though.

post #18909 of 22850

A big consideration for what makes something portable in my eyes is the length of the cable. The m-100 has no problem there because it's detachable and comes with two great cables. The 80 and 250 ohm DT 770s have 3m cables which can be a bit ungainly on the go, but the 32 ohm DT 770 has a 1.3m cable making it a bit more manageable.

 

Also I don't think having a high impedance prevents a headphone for being portable. Plenty of portable amps, amp/dacs, and daps can fit into your pocket. Of course there are limits - I wouldn't dream of powering something like the HE-6 on the go, but even 250 ohm headphones can be handled by some pretty slim portable amps.

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Look what just came in! dt880smile.png

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Look what just came in! dt880smile.png

 

 

I think you got some clone man... The colours on that packaging look really off... :D

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I think you got some clone man... The colours on that packaging look really off... biggrin.gif

Ow.. Sorry for the color.. Just play with some editing.. Actual really looks like this..

post #18913 of 22850
M100s already broken! (Or they shipped broken). I have only had these 1 month. I contacted vmoda 4 days ago and have heard nothing. What happened to six star support?
The plastic around the ear piece is missing a huge chunk. I have treated these things like a new born baby. But the chunk missing is from the very top, not even a section that would be impacted if they were dropped or thrown (which they haven't).
I bought these in japan from Yodabashi Camera (an authorized dealer).
What have you all done if you had to return your vmodas? Send them into the vmoda or return to dealer?

I am getting my wife to email Yodabashi now (my Japanese isn't good enough) while we STILL wait get my six star service. Just really bummed. Been a vmoda fan for a decade. Talked two friends into getting the m1oos. I really like them, and now my "military grade" cans are broken when treated like a fragile egg.
Edited by gr34td3str0y3r - 3/3/14 at 7:58am
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I'd go to the dealer, without a question. 

post #18915 of 22850
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Originally Posted by gr34td3str0y3r View Post

M100s already broken! (Or they shipped broken). I have only had these 1 month. I contacted vmoda 4 days ago and have heard nothing. What happened to six star support?
The plastic around the ear piece is missing a huge chunk. I have treated these things like a new born baby. But the chunk missing is from the very top, not even a section that would be impacted if they were dropped or thrown (which they haven't).
Can you post a picture?
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