Same goes for Sennheiser.
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Same goes for Sennheiser.
You all should really try this.
Pardon my short derail of the thread.
I think Haywyre is pretty awesome, they've done something that most monstercat artists don't do. That would be hard and fast sine wave synthesizers. Plus their room effects and reverbs are quite awesome on open back headphones!
I've been looking for a kink-free audio only cable for the M-100s (and my XS), but the V-Moda audio only cables are almost 6 feet long. They are light and flexible but they do tend to kink up.
I found a Mediabridge cable on Amazon that fills the bill. The link is HERE.
I just got a couple of them in today; they cost $8.00, and are available on the Amazon US site. They are very well made, and the step-down connectors fit perfectly into the M-100s and XS, and also into my iPhone with a case on. They are not quite as flexible as the stock cables, but they do not kink at all, and they look great. Secure connection, good sound, no noise.
The 2 foot length is great for when I keep my iPhone/Vamp Verza in an inside jacket pocket. The 4 footer is plenty for carrying the phone and amp in any other pocket.
Thanks for posting this. I've got the Fiio cable which I use mainly on the M-100 set I've got, and the quality/construction is decent, though the earpiece connector is long, sometimes rubbing my shoulder. These have that issue at all? From the pics it looks like they aren't as long as the Fiio cable. (strain reliefs) Went ahead and ordered a couple for the M-100 and XS I have here.
When the cable is plugged in, the exposed part of the connector is about 3/4" long, so no--no rubbing. In this photo you can see the stepped down ring that allows the plug to fit inside the M-100 jack securely.
I should have bought this instead of the v-moda cable... the v-moda cable costed me $25 including shipping =\
On the subject of cables, I bought an orange SpeakEasy to replace my damaged gray SpeakEasy, and the orange one is WAY stiffer and kinkier. There are some right angles on the orange cable that are never going to straighten out. I think I'll go with a black SpeakEasy next time I need a replacement to see if it's more pliable. The audio-only and SharePlay cables are so soft and even the black cable on the BoomPro is nice, just incredibly long. Why can't the SpeakEasy cables feel that way?
MATTE vs. SHADOW - A SALES # QUAGMIRE
PRE-PS- Sorry typos do not have much time!
Forum team - the sales data of Matte vs Shadow is AMAZING and a quagmire that we cannot solve. When we first launched M-100, Matte Black destroyed Shadow in sales. After New Years, Shadow beat Matte Black. Since then, it is wildly neck to neck and has huge variations month to month that we cannot make sense of. I will ask my CFO if we can share a graph of Matte vs Shadow vs White sales, but it is quite amazing. There is ZERO logical sense in the drastic sales patterns. We just have to make black models equally.
Perhaps it is customization and the adoption of M-100 as a standard for DJ use too?
Here is my theory variables:
1) Matte black is better for customization as it works with all color shields and cables (early adopters had time to customize but normal customers did not)
2) Shadow is unique with the suede (our suede is durable as we coat it and we offer lifetime 50% off policies for extreme abuse)
3) Matte somehow is the weapon of choice for Musicians/DJs
It is sad as Shadow was the M-80 "launch color" and was inspired from Italian sports car interiors, Apple's retail team friends and even Deadmau5' manager who said we should make a mouse hair headphone. However, we chose not to make an XS in Shadow color right now as we are making more shields and cable colors to complement them.
Many other brands pushed red/black too hard and it was copied by everybody. We moved our brand logo and everything to a dark red years ago from Pantone 186 to 188c to stay different. The red we chose is deep and sexy compared to others. However, we still wanted to rocket ship to venus versus zag so we moved to black/white with a hint of orange as a brand that declares we are all about vintage virtues. (ROYGBIV? - no we'll skip yellow for sure)
I admit, I love dark red, suede and stitching as it is like high-end cars so it will be a staple to the V-MODA collection forever. However, we will be more seasonal in our CMF selections (Colors/Materials/Finish).
Future Shields or Ideas?
We made a lot of variations of M-100 in development including Avicii Headphones made from Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply denim (that are in stores) and a 24k edition, but we never sold them. What do you want in the future if we release a special color? I made a matte green shield that is AMAZING with Matte Black, the best IMO... it'll be available in a few days. SURPRISE.
Val, I would really love to see a Chanel version of the White M-100's (ala the Rolls Royce and Range Rover White seating with Black or Navy piping). You could also do a limited edition Gold shield with interlocking C's or a variation on that theme with the buyer's interlocking initials. Of course the V-Moda lettering logo etc would all be gold instead of silver. Ltd edition.
THIS is why the M-100's were (IMHO) created: https://myspace.com/bobbaldwinmusic/music/song/in-a-sentimental-mood-51792357-55877065
The M-100's allow you into the center of the performance where not a cymbal, conga drum's ripple, rim shot nor brush is missed! And it rocks me with the bass that the composer intended. Finally. Utopia!!! Kudos to Val and the V-Moda team. This for me is it.
I just checked mine and they are as tight as I remember them when they were new. No loose screws. You have dissected your M-100 more than anyone here.