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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Is this a dig at me?

No, it's not a dig at anyone in particular. It's a poke at all of us here on head-fi, myself included.
post #19967 of 21033
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No, it's not a dig at anyone in particular. It's a poke at all of us here on head-fi, myself included.

Cool. I've become acutely aware that since buying my ODAC & O2 I've been using the term "night & day" rather a lot.

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post #19968 of 21033
Then you have an idea about what I'm poking at.

For those still wondering, have you ever made a small change somewhere -- change a cable, boost the bass or treble by a dB or two, shift the headband of your favorite headphones a bit -- and had a "wow! that's different!" reaction?

That. Changes like these are actually quite small but we have a tendency to describe the changes in terms of "night and day" and "completely different". Well, no, they're not, but we do like our hyperbole. smily_headphones1.gif

Um. M-100. M-100. Um... sorry you don't like them @Fuzziekiwi. If you like Momentum better then you like Momentum better, simple as that.
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My general interpretation of that phrase is "readily apparent". Not that they're truly that different. 

post #19970 of 21033
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

 

 

First of all; I'm a girl. Second, in a lot of my music, I can barely hear cymbals. It only sounded good with Drum&Bass music. 

 

Horrible high-frequency hear loss, no. I'm 17, never listen to my music overly loud and actually have a slight/mild case of hyperacusis. Sounds that are normally tolerable to other people are not for me; balloon pops, loud, V shaped speakers in a club/restaurant etc. 

 

I must be just used to more mid-centric headphones. In the end, I know I can't resist and I'll end up buying both. 

totally accept your feedback but i just find it odd because i actually found my m100s rather sparkly in the treble

 

for the cymbal crash if your expecting the harshness that you would probably hear in the concert? if so i think the m100s aren't for u. val purposely avoided that harshness and siblance in his headphones for this very reason 

 

i actually tried the momentums as well (not really long listen really like 10-15 minutes) i found the treble more extended on the m100s and as stated before more sparkly

 

both avoid the harshness with the momentums having a more laidback treble having seemingly more bass because of the laid back treble

 

with the m100s being a more sharper V shape sound 

 

mid centric headphones are often more clear > bassy headphones generally speaking of course. but as stated before maybe you'd be better off with something even considered neutral or bass light if you want that treble extension. do i have a recommendation? nothing really comes out off the top of my head thats over ear, neutral, or bass light and closed

 

i can see the hifiman he400 but thats open,maybe the house of marley exodus? 

 

or even the noontec zoros (which is on ear, i do own btw, much cheaper sub 100$ and fairly neutral with a bit just a bit of elevated bass(mostly subbass) with a signature close the momentums (obviously not as good ofc, but the momentums fit annoys me, its on the edge of being on and over ear) it either needs to be smaller or bigger! which is it?!

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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

totally accept your feedback but i just find it odd because i actually found my m100s rather sparkly in the treble

 

for the cymbal crash if your expecting the harshness that you would probably hear in the concert? if so i think the m100s aren't for u. val purposely avoided that harshness and siblance in his headphones for this very reason 

 

i actually tried the momentums as well (not really long listen really like 10-15 minutes) i found the treble more extended on the m100s and as stated before more sparkly

 

both avoid the harshness with the momentums having a more laidback treble having seemingly more bass because of the laid back treble

 

with the m100s being a more sharper V shape sound 

 

mid centric headphones are often more clear > bassy headphones generally speaking of course. but as stated before maybe you'd be better off with something even considered neutral or bass light if you want that treble extension. do i have a recommendation? nothing really comes out off the top of my head thats over ear, neutral, or bass light and closed

 

i can see the hifiman he400 but thats open,maybe the house of marley exodus? 

 

or even the noontec zoros (which is on ear, i do own btw, much cheaper sub 100$ and fairly neutral with a bit just a bit of elevated bass(mostly subbass) with a signature close the momentums (obviously not as good ofc, but the momentums fit annoys me, its on the edge of being on and over ear) it either needs to be smaller or bigger! which is it?!

My ears are small I guess as they cover my whole ear. Like I said, I will probably buy both. Maybe return the one I don't like. Just now I'm applying for a job.  I will still go and audition the M100's some more over the next few weeks. Maybe the M-100 I tried is defective? I don't know. But I certainly don't like giving a headphone one chance. I really wanted to like these. 

 

I already have my Koss TBSE if I am looking for clarity. I just wanted something more suitable for electronic + metal, something that isolates just a tad more. The Koss TBSE are very revealing of source quality. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/2/14 at 6:05pm
post #19972 of 21033
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I will still go and audition the M100's some more over the next few weeks. Maybe the M-100 I tried is defective? I don't know. But I certainly don't like giving a headphone one chance. I really wanted to like these.

Always-always-always audition headphones before you buy -- at least those that cost you more than pocket change. And do it where you can sit down and relax and listen to the music. Your music. From your source.

You really do have small ears. I haven't tried TBSE but I have tried ProDJ100 and that's large on-ears for me.

Anyway, one of the best things about M-100 is that you can't go wrong with them. You've got the 60-day at-home audition. That's plenty of time to give them a chance to grow on you without any stress or pressure. And if they're not your thing then they're not your thing.
post #19973 of 21033
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

Always-always-always audition headphones before you buy -- at least those that cost you more than pocket change. And do it where you can sit down and relax and listen to the music. Your music. From your source.

You really do have small ears. I haven't tried TBSE but I have tried ProDJ100 and that's large on-ears for me.

Anyway, one of the best things about M-100 is that you can't go wrong with them. You've got the 60-day at-home audition. That's plenty of time to give them a chance to grow on you without any stress or pressure. And if they're not your thing then they're not your thing.
I haven't bought them. I tried them at a store, with my own music. Twice, each time for about 30 minutes. I will definitely go again to try them out though.
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^^ FWIW, I had both the Momentums (over-ears) and M-100s together for a month. I still have the M-100s, while I returned the Momentums. They just got boring really fast for me. wink_face.gif
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If you demo the M-100's, make sure you are using your own source. At one of the Brookstones here in UT they had the M-100 on a display connected to the main source, on that display. They sounded horrible... I asked about using even just me phone and the Brookstone staff declined. I knew after reading the descriptions of the M-100 here on Head-Fi that the display source at that store was jacked up... I went ahead and ordered the M-100's from V-Moda anyway, and I've been really happy with my set. Sound is great.

 

FTR I haven't had any of the cracking issues yet mentioned just earlier in this thread, I will admit that I'm fairly careful with all my headphones/IEMs, and haven't seen any cracking so far. 

post #19976 of 21033
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Originally Posted by Wasatchsummits View Post

If you demo the M-100's, make sure you are using your own source. At one of the Brookstones here in UT they had the M-100 on a display connected to the main source, on that display. They sounded horrible... I asked about using even just me phone and the Brookstone staff declined. I knew after reading the descriptions of the M-100 here on Head-Fi that the display source at that store was jacked up... I went ahead and ordered the M-100's from V-Moda anyway, and I've been really happy with my set. Sound is great.

FTR I haven't had any of the cracking issues yet mentioned just earlier in this thread, I will admit that I'm fairly careful with all my headphones/IEMs, and haven't seen any cracking so far. 

I did try them at brookstone, yeah that could be the problem. They had a 3.5mm so you can try your own music. Need to apply for a job so I can buy a pair.
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Oh man. For SOME reason the display unit at the Brookstone I went to just didn't sound right. They were REALLY muffled. I have no idea what's going on inside those units, but I just knew it wasn't quite right, even when I could stick my phone on it. The cable coming out was NOT straight from the headphones themselves and something weird was there.. I took a gamble and bought the pair anyway and boy was it a good idea. 

post #19978 of 21033
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

Then you have an idea about what I'm poking at.

For those still wondering, have you ever made a small change somewhere -- change a cable, boost the bass or treble by a dB or two, shift the headband of your favorite headphones a bit -- and had a "wow! that's different!" reaction?

That. Changes like these are actually quite small but we have a tendency to describe the changes in terms of "night and day" and "completely different". Well, no, they're not, but we do like our hyperbole. smily_headphones1.gif

Um. M-100. M-100. Um... sorry you don't like them @Fuzziekiwi. If you like Momentum better then you like Momentum better, simple as that.

The only "night and day" experience I have is changing DAPs. The Moto X, iPad Air, and Fiio e17 out of my computer sound waaaay different from each other.

 

Fiio e17> iPad Air> Moto X btw.

post #19979 of 21033
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

Oh man. For SOME reason the display unit at the Brookstone I went to just didn't sound right. They were REALLY muffled. I have no idea what's going on inside those units, but I just knew it wasn't quite right, even when I could stick my phone on it. The cable coming out was NOT straight from the headphones themselves and something weird was there.. I took a gamble and bought the pair anyway and boy was it a good idea. 

Yeah it wasn't directly from the headphone. Now you know what I heard. Good news they actually dont sound like that! I found that the demo units at Best Buy were a little better than that. The HD558s sound Almost the same as my pair at home there. I wish there was some other place to try them but I guess not.
Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/2/14 at 8:55pm
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They have demo units of M-100s at Best Buy now?

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