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post #19111 of 21038
Jeez! Now I see it. That's an odd looking photo though. Maybe better taken from an angle rather than head on.

I've also been busy improving my V-Moda's to make them more compatible with acoustic music (which they don't handle so well to my ears). No pictures yet but my new AKG Q701'S should arrive tomorrow.
post #19112 of 21038

I found the wires that connect the earcups together to be a little annoying since they poked out quite a bit and I thought they might get snagged on my fingers or something else eventually. All I did was remove each earcup from it's plastic hinge and then turn it one revolution either clockwise or counterclockwise so that I'd get them to loop like this.

 

 

post #19113 of 21038
Actually, that does look pretty cool. Is that the stock cables?
post #19114 of 21038
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Actually, that does look pretty cool. Is that the stock cables?

 

Yeah, all you have to do is pop the cups out of the clamps and give 'em a flip. Takes about 30 seconds. 

post #19115 of 21038

Yep, it's pretty easy to do as well.

 

 

You can just gently lift one hinge right off and then do the same to the other side.

 

Let the earcup dangle to see which way you should twist it and then turn it one full revolution. I tried to get them both to look identical on either side as far as the orientiation of the loops go but the cable on my right earcup is slightly longer and wasn't positioned exactly as the one on my left earcup.

 

It doesn't seem to stress the cable very much and I'm still able to lie the earcups flat.

 

It would have been pretty cool if V Moda attached the cups together with a coiled cable like the Marshall Monitors.


Edited by Semont - 3/11/14 at 7:07pm
post #19116 of 21038

I have to admit, I'm really befuddled as to why the M100s have a few inches of cable dangling so awkwardly instead of having a gentle coil or something. It actually gives them their only "fragile" appearance.

post #19117 of 21038
Me too. My Shure SRH840's have this same 'design' feature. Mind you, the Shure cable is a lot thicker and a bit neater too. But it's still loose. There must be some good reason for it I suppose.
post #19118 of 21038
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Originally Posted by Semont View Post

Yep, it's pretty easy to do as well.




You can just gently lift one hinge right off and then do the same to the other side.

Let the earcup dangle to see which way you should twist it and then turn it one full revolution. I tried to get them both to look identical on either side as far as the orientiation of the loops go but the cable on my right earcup is slightly longer and wasn't positioned exactly as the one on my left earcup.

It doesn't seem to stress the cable very much and I'm still able to lie the earcups flat.

It would have been pretty cool if V Moda attached the cups together with a coiled cable like the Marshall Monitors.

I'm going to do this tomorrow while I wait...
post #19119 of 21038
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

I have to admit, I'm really befuddled as to why the M100s have a few inches of cable dangling so awkwardly instead of having a gentle coil or something. It actually gives them their only "fragile" appearance.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Me too. My Shure SRH840's have this same 'design' feature. Mind you, the Shure cable is a lot thicker and a bit neater too. But it's still loose. There must be some good reason for it I suppose.


It's because of the folding feature. The cables have to be long enough to accommodate the folding without stressing the cables.

It's not a huge problem, but definitely noticeable.

FWIW, on the crossfade LP's and LP2's, the cable is very short and barely noticeable.

post #19120 of 21038

The Marshalls do the same thing but with a coiled cable as I said before.

 

 

Too bad they don't sound nearly as good as the M100.

 

By the way, has anyone tried the paper towel mod with the XL pads?

 

Edit: Alright, so I just swapped out the old tissue rolls from my stock pads to my XL pads and I'd say it's actually more comfortable now. The pads aren't as squishy as before and only the tips of my ears touch the driver cover.


Edited by Semont - 3/11/14 at 11:28pm
post #19121 of 21038
Good morning all. I performed the cable twists pretty much as soon as I awoke this morning. Looks good.
post #19122 of 21038
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

I have to admit, I'm really befuddled as to why the M100s have a few inches of cable dangling so awkwardly instead of having a gentle coil or something. It actually gives them their only "fragile" appearance.

The amount of slack that M-100's little wires have is so that they can reach full extension on the sliders while allowing reasonable play on the cup pivots. Coiled wire short enough to take up slack at minimal extension would put strain on the entry points at full extension. You'd need a thicker insulation material on the wire and probably molded strain reliefs as well.

The alternative is wires or ribbon cables folded up inside the headband slider mechanisms and ear cup mountings which have their own design constraints and durability issues.
post #19123 of 21038

Let me express my anger replacing the earpads to XL pads
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Heh.
+1 for darker sound sound signature
+1 for deeper/slightly wider soundstage
+1 for less fatiguing treble
+1 for comfort
+1 for isolation
-1 for looser bass
~0 for mids
~0 for subbass

Debating whether I want a more genre specific aggressive M100 or an allrounder more comfy M100...


Edited by Nec3 - 3/12/14 at 9:33am
post #19124 of 21038
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 

Let me express my anger replacing the earpads to XL pads
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Heh.
+1 for darker sound sound signature
+1 for deeper/slightly wider soundstage
+1 for less fatiguing treble
+1 for comfort
+1 for isolation
-1 for looser bass
~0 for mids
~0 for subbass

Debating whether I want a more genre specific aggressive M100 or an allrounder more comfy M100...

 

I'd personally give a -1 or ~0 for the darker sound signature...  The M-100 doesn't need to get any darker (or looser) unless you're a basshead XD  I swapped back to the original pads despite the fact that its slightly less comfortable, but something I could tolerate easily. 

post #19125 of 21038
IMO, the XL pads did very very little to the sound sig. The only exception I think would be if the stock pads did not seal completely on your ears. Maybe they change the sound stage slightly as the drivers are slightly further from your ears, but overall there I precieved almost no change except being WAY more comfortable.

And they are a pain to get out. Im a strong guy, and I thought I was going to destroy them before they finally popped out. I think doing it a second time would be easier though, but Ill never know, as I Hated the stock pads to the point that I would have sold the phones without the XL pads. They hurt my ears that bad with the stock pads
Edited by MCImes - 3/12/14 at 10:47am
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