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Any guess/rumors on the upcoming surprise V-Moda is up to on the 25th? Will it be the XS or something more?
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Likely a new headphone, maybe a deal/discount, seeing as its their 10 year anniversary I believe. Going to be something big.
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I'd be pretty shocked if it wasn't the unveiling of the XS and a bunch of sales. They've been teasing that for ages and it'd be really illogical to drop an unannounced product for the 10th anniversary. 

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Originally Posted by zeppu08 View Post

Any guess/rumors on the upcoming surprise V-Moda is up to on the 25th? Will it be the XS or something more?

i think it will be the xs unless their delaying its launch again.... they were suppose to launch it october i believe... its been what 5-6 months late........

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anyone know if any NYC stores carry the XL pads? B&H seem to have a demo unit but not the separate pads for sale... I kind of want to grab them tonight, instead of being shipped to me...

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Originally Posted by daMannino View Post

anyone know if any NYC stores carry the XL pads? B&H seem to have a demo unit but not the separate pads for sale... I kind of want to grab them tonight, instead of being shipped to me...

The XL pads are only available from V-MODA directly.
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Originally Posted by seanfisher5 View Post

Likely a new headphone, maybe a deal/discount, seeing as its their 10 year anniversary I believe. Going to be something big.

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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

I'd be pretty shocked if it wasn't the unveiling of the XS and a bunch of sales. They've been teasing that for ages and it'd be really illogical to drop an unannounced product for the 10th anniversary. 

Well, hoping its not another headphone and just the XS.

Hmmmmm FREE custom shields will be a best anniversary giveaway... ^__^
post #19388 of 21076
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

Highlighted that because I'm pretty sure that's how it all started. Big drivers that have a lot of mechanical movement do need time to burn-in. Actually on subwoofers you can even smell excess glue burning off and curing when they're new. It makes sense that on a little 50mm driver (or less) it's not a real factor. 


I smelled something burning off my headphones when I drove the bass to maximum volume.
I have yet to get my pair repaired. hehehe.

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I smelled something burning off my headphones when I drove the bass to maximum volume.
I have yet to get my pair repaired. hehehe.

 

Was there that mysterious blue smoke?  Cause things don't tend to work anymore after you get that mysterious blue smoke XD 

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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

@SomeGuyDude,

I'm seeing a lack of definitive statements that burn-in will noticeably improve sound quality. JLAB couches their statement with "most audiophiles agree". V-MODA says, paraphrased, "let them grow on you". Audeze is doing stress testing like Dell does for the same reason: reducing warranty returns on manufacturing flaws and defects. Good for them. A-T is either contradicting themselves or being almost honest that headphones can deteriorate with age and that the sound will change as a result.

What I'm looking for here is a definitive assertion that, "your new ${BRAND} headphones will sound better after ${HOURS} of burn-in," or something like it. The closest I've seen is Miceblue's message from Ultrasone and that one is doused in marketing hyperbole.

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Quite the contrary. I want you to prove that I'm wrong, that I'm mistaken, that burn-in exists and has an appreciable effect. If I'm wrong then I want to know it, and I want to know it sooner rather than later. You're going to need more than weasel words to do that, something that I can't shoot down.

Hey let me beat that dead horse topic a little more..

Go to the site posted way back:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/measurement-and-audibility-headphone-break-page-4

Now scroll down halfway into the comments to the poster "halcyon",
Who explains it all very well and convincingly so(!),

The title of his post is:
IMD and psychological break-in

As well as the link in the title he posted on another related topic of "placebo", and how it is proven to cause real results in many different tests..

There you go.
You know you really believe...Lol
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Edited by Maxx134 - 3/18/14 at 2:51pm
post #19391 of 21076
So I always believed that a good can that is popular like this one, does not have to rely on technical competence.

That does not make it a great seller, just look at shure & akg cans as an example...

No it is the "sound signature" for the brains ability to most easy accept it as a "baseline" reference..

So this m100 sound signature is very popular,
As beginning of this thread describes.

To me there are three things taking place.
The Trifecta of headphone burn experience:

1-brain burn in - adapting to sound signature
2-driver burn in - IMD distortion changes
3-Placebo effect - inducing benefits for the mind's "adaptive filter"

How else can I explain this insanity that would make you spend over $1k on a headphone or IEM??
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Edited by Maxx134 - 3/18/14 at 3:04pm
post #19392 of 21076
I'm finally getting my M100s tomorrow, I can't wait to listen to them all day. I ordered my XL pads, they will not be here til Thursday or Friday.
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I've been giving my M-100's a bit more use as I slowly recover from my back injury and start getting out more. They have such a different signature to my Q701's it's really hard to get used to the change at first.

I used to think it would be ideal to have different headphones to suit specific genres but now I'm beginning to think it's maybe better to buy one pair and learn to make do. It's certainly the cheaper option.

I've also learned that the M-100's really don't need an amp. I think any advantage I've previously perceived has been a placebo more likely. They're really not fussy cans at all.

Owning and living with the Q's though has made me appreciate just how congested the M's sound and there's no real way of getting around that, no matter how much I EQ them. I think I'll order up the XL pads and see how that goes.
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

I'm finally getting my M100s tomorrow, I can't wait to listen to them all day. I ordered my XL pads, they will not be here til Thursday or Friday.

 

I've had mine for about a month, I think, and they almost never leave my head. They're incredibly nice headphones. You will be happy. 

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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I've been giving my M-100's a bit more use as I slowly recover from my back injury and start getting out more. They have such a different signature to my Q701's it's really hard to get used to the change at first.

I used to think it would be ideal to have different headphones to suit specific genres but now I'm beginning to think it's maybe better to buy one pair and learn to make do. It's certainly the cheaper option.

I've also learned that the M-100's really don't need an amp. I think any advantage I've previously perceived has been a placebo more likely. They're really not fussy cans at all.

Owning and living with the Q's though has made me appreciate just how congested the M's sound and there's no real way of getting around that, no matter how much I EQ them. I think I'll order up the XL pads and see how that goes.
Oh yeah, I know that feeling. I can't use the M-100 at home for that reason. XD
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