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Small update...I ended up with the Auvio cable after all. Not bad looking when actually plugged into the M-100 :)
I wanted to mod the Audioquest (Pipeline) one but it was going to take too much cutting to make it work. Then I was going to get the V-moda one but realized it was way too long for what I really needed, so Auvio won!

post #19652 of 22829
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Originally Posted by shaolin95 View Post
 

Small update...I ended up with the Auvio cable after all. Not bad looking when actually plugged into the M-100 :)
I wanted to mod the Audioquest (Pipeline) one but it was going to take too much cutting to make it work. Then I was going to get the V-moda one but realized it was way too long for what I really needed, so Auvio won!

 

Yeah the VMODA cable is SILLY long. I had no idea until I got it.

post #19653 of 22829

Just ordered mine. Can't wait!

post #19654 of 22829
I'm ready to get them. Already have M-100s with XL pads and being a big M-80 fan I can't resist the XS and the thought of getting an improved M-80. One thing I have to mention after watching that vid, is that I love that Val 1) pays so much attention to detail and 2) creates gear that he himself uses. The latter is very much correlated with the former as he is one of us, a headphone enthusiast, and then goes the extra mile in hearing our feedback. Gotta respect how involved he is and that's one of the reasons I really love V-MODA as a company.
Edited by roma101 - 3/25/14 at 7:37pm
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I can't deny that the philosophy behind VMODA is a big reason I happily bought the M100, Verza, and Metallo case.

post #19656 of 22829
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It does seem like an M80 with a facelift. Improvements on the fit and some tweaks to the driver but nothing significant. So anyone who was unsure about the M100 and waiting for the XS can just go with the M100. 

I totally agree..
post #19657 of 22829
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I can't deny that the philosophy behind VMODA is a big reason I happily bought the M100, Verza, and Metallo case.

How do you like the Verza? I just got one but I've had little time to spend with it although I do like what I've heard with my cans so far especially when compared to the HP-P1. Both are great-sounding sources but the form factor is definitely better with the Verza.
post #19658 of 22829
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How do you like the Verza? I just got one but I've had little time to spend with it although I do like what I've heard with my cans so far especially when compared to the HP-P1. Both are great-sounding sources but the form factor is definitely better with the Verza.

 

Absolutely a worthy purchase, especially while mobile. I don't recommend using it as an external battery too much because I've noticed if you do that while playing music it dies in about an hour and a half. Not good. But if you need an external battery WITHOUT playing music it's probably good stuff. 

 

Sound-wise, one of my favorite things is that, aside from just sounding cleaner on both my laptop and phone, it sounds the SAME out of both of them. There's no difference, so I never find myself going "eh, time to listen out of the phone, it's good, but not AS good..."

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That's great to know about how consistent it sounds! Definitely don't want a different sound if it already sounds so good with one device.
post #19660 of 22829
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Absolutely a worthy purchase, especially while mobile. I don't recommend using it as an external battery too much because I've noticed if you do that while playing music it dies in about an hour and a half. Not good. But if you need an external battery WITHOUT playing music it's probably good stuff. 

 

Sound-wise, one of my favorite things is that, aside from just sounding cleaner on both my laptop and phone, it sounds the SAME out of both of them. There's no difference, so I never find myself going "eh, time to listen out of the phone, it's good, but not AS good..."

 

 

I'd agree with this assessment. Especially android --> windows (never had a mac to test on). Though that is due to having the same DAC going. From windows to iDevice, I felt it was slightly warmer in tone, but no loss of quality. You still get consistently clean sound from both DACs. I wouldn't seek out an iDevice though, there was a difference but it wasn't major in anyway, not to my ears at least. 

post #19661 of 22829

So I finally purchased the XL pads and have tried them for a couple days.

 

Honestly I can't tell the difference in the sound :blink: 

 

While I do prefer the comfort of the pads, I feel like I should use the stock pads just because that was the way Val intended for the M-100's to be heard.   

post #19662 of 22829

SGD, do you have any other audio cables lying around that you can test with the M-100? Your impressions with the volume on the audio only cable have left me perplexed and I've been thinking about ordering one even though I have no need for it. I extend this inquiry to everyone who is using non-standard audio cables with your M-100. Is there a difference in volume between the SpeakEasy and your no-frills audio cable? Zorrofox?

 

The main ones in question are:

 

NuForce Transient

FiiO RC-MH1

Auvio

That eBay one that's been mentioned

Any other that happens to fit

post #19663 of 22829

I tested the following in my Macbook Pro (late 2013 edition):

 

Speakeasy

No-name red cable I got with my Fiio e11

Auvio retractable cable

VMODA audio-only

 

The Speakeasy was MARKEDLY quieter than the other three, which sounded roughly the same in terms of volume (the Auvio retractable seemed like it wasn't as clean, but it's a REALLY thin flat cable). With my laptop at under 50% volume, the three cables were all plenty volume. With the Speakeasy, it was muffled. The difference is NOT subtle.

 

I'm uploading a video now that should make the difference VERY apparent.

post #19664 of 22829
I am not noticing any volume difference with the auvio cable I got. Now I'm wondering if I should still get the vmoda one. Lol
Then again lack of volume is not really an issue since I have the app. smily_headphones1.gif
post #19665 of 22829

Here you go.

 

 

Sorry it's a little rambly and four minutes long, but I recorded it quickly off of my iPad. 

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