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post #20266 of 21161
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

I think the XS are favorites. They've pretty much replaced my V-80 since they fit better, are more comfortable, and sound better. The V-80 is just a collector's item now.

As for the XS vs. M-100, they both sound different and for certain genres I'll prefer one over the other. Music that is vocal driven sounds better on the XS because of its forward midrange, whereas stuff that is mainly instrumentation I prefer on the M-100 for its larger sound stage. EDM and Pop sound great on both, so that just depends on which one is within grabbing distance. I can't really choose one over the other in terms on sound quality.

What it really boils down to is portability and for that the XS wins. I do a lot of walking and commuting via public transportation and I usually have my headphones on all day, whether they are on my head or around my neck. The large ear cups of the M-100 are awkward because they touch my throat and chin when I have them around my neck. They also take up more room inside my backpack which seems to get progressively more crowded.

The XS, on the other hand, doesn't bother me when it is around my neck and when my backpack is full I don't need to take the XS off because they are barely noticeable. They don't isolate as much the M-100, but rarely do I need that much isolation anyway. Trains will always be too loud to fully isolate with on-ears and over-ears and I like that I can hear traffic noises when I'm walking around.

Seasonally, the M-100 will be my outdoor winter can since they work great as earmuffs while the XS will serve me during the summer.

+1 basically sums up my thoughts. Except i dont really have much strictly "non vocal music. So for me the xs a fair bit more. Xs i find is a more all rounder. Still want a bit more treble extension and maybe a bit less laid back.

The xs are soo amazingly portable its insane

Odd i usually dont wear on ears in the summer, still sweat in them. I use iems then, my xs kept me warm for whatever was left of the winter
post #20267 of 21161
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post


+1 basically sums up my thoughts. Except i dont really have much strictly "non vocal music. So for me the xs a fair bit more. Xs i find is a more all rounder. Still want a bit more treble extension and maybe a bit less laid back.

The xs are soo amazingly portable its insane

Odd i usually dont wear on ears in the summer, still sweat in them. I use iems then, my xs kept me warm for whatever was left of the winter

I don't like IEMs. They're too uncomfortable and for some reason they always slip out of my left ear. I experimented with IEMs for a little while and though I've never bought an expensive pair, I think that any audio equipment upwards of $200 should be on/over-ear. I've sent a couple earbuds through the laundry before and I would hate to have to go through that with expensive IEMs. Also the M-100, based on Anakchan's tests, could probably survive a trip through the washing machine. :D

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SpiderNhan has his preferred cans for his music.But the M100s are not  mid recessed enough to skip vocal centric music.Not at all.Depends on the studio mixing the vocals can be pushed back at times.In fact I just played Angie by Tori Amos and Patience by G'N'R on both my HD580 and M100s.And although the HD580s were clearer in the vocals.The M100s are not far off.But it would take some pretty bad headphones to screw up Tori Amos's vocals.Though female vocals do sound clearer to me.But those XS are calling my name and I would like to demo them.But for those who want V moda sig sound but more balanced,the XS sounds like the answer.


Edited by Nirvana1000 - 4/21/14 at 10:01am
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Are the plastic wings, or whatever you'd call them, the same as on the M80, or are they like the M100's? 

I have two pairs of M100's and it has broke on both of them. Just cracks. 

The plastic pieces on the M80's on the other hand, wow, they're SO sturdy. 

So I'd like to know, it's relevant since I don't want them to break like my M100's. 

Thanks.

post #20270 of 21161
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Originally Posted by Nirvana1000 View Post
 

SpiderNhan has his preferred cans for his music.But the M100s are not  mid recessed enough to skip vocal centric music.Not at all.Depends on the studio mixing the vocals can be pushed back at times.In fact I just played Angie by Tori Amos and Patience by G'N'R on both my HD580 and M100s.And although the HD580s were clearer in the vocals.The M100s are not far off.But it would take some pretty bad headphones to screw up Tori Amos's vocals.Though female vocals do sound clearer to me.But those XS are calling my name and I would like to demo them.But for those who want V moda sig sound but more balanced,the XS sounds like the answer.

well i wouldn't say "skip vocal music" if you have the m100s not all all. their very competent at that, i just prefer the xs thats all i guess i do like the "balenced/neutral" sound sig 4/8 of my listening gear are considered "neutral or balanced"

 

definitely give the xs a shot! you'd be surprised at the sound coming from such a compact package! the earpads are actually almost just almost the same dimensions as my ear only a bit or my earlobe on the bottom sticks out otherwise, its completely covered so its basically an earmuff for me too


Edited by Tom22 - 4/21/14 at 2:54pm
post #20271 of 21161
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

well i wouldn't say "skip vocal music" if you have the m100s not all all

Depends, with my XL pads, the lower mids are further off recessed and leaves the 1-2khz range alone. See anime-based poprock singers linger around the 500-1.2khz range and 1khz is pretty formidable to my ears when the song is at its' climax.

Although with the standard pads, vocals seem just fine to me.

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I got a question on YouTube about whether or not the white headband dirties over time. Since people have asked that on here also I decided to upload a comparison pic. The white headband doesn't get dirty much and is easily cleaned with a wet cloth. Below is a side by side picture of my year old M-100 next to my friend's brand-new XS. The white streaks are liquid leather which I used to repair the small tears I got from not using the included case. It's hard to tell from the picture, but in person there is a TINY color difference that is best described by the word "yellowing."

 

post #20273 of 21161
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

I got a question on YouTube about whether or not the white headband dirties over time. Since people have asked that on here also I decided to upload a comparison pic. The white headband doesn't get dirty much and is easily cleaned with a wet cloth. Below is a side by side picture of my year old M-100 next to my friend's brand-new XS. The white streaks are liquid leather which I used to repair the small tears I got from not using the included case. It's hard to tell from the picture, but in person there is a TINY color difference that is best described by the word "yellowing."

 

Damn spider that headband looks bad.... have the fallen a lot or that kind of wear is usual even with lots of care?

post #20274 of 21161
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

I got a question on YouTube about whether or not the white headband dirties over time. Since people have asked that on here also I decided to upload a comparison pic. The white headband doesn't get dirty much and is easily cleaned with a wet cloth. Below is a side by side picture of my year old M-100 next to my friend's brand-new XS. The white streaks are liquid leather which I used to repair the small tears I got from not using the included case. It's hard to tell from the picture, but in person there is a TINY color difference that is best described by the word "yellowing."



Ah I was the one who was wondering and seeing that decided on buying the black community though I wished they made it in shadow like the m-100 instead of matte black
post #20275 of 21161
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post
 

Damn spider that headband looks bad.... have the fallen a lot or that kind of wear is usual even with lots of care?

I don't abuse my M-100. I just didn't use the case and just shoved them into my backpack all the time. I have dropped my M-100 on concrete, tile and wood but those only resulted in some scratched on the ear cups and shields. Most of the wear happened near the edges and once I put liquid leather on those parts I decided to have some fun with it. The liquid leather down the middle of the headband was just for aesthetics. Here are where the real tears are.

 

 

Mainly the places where it rests on my neck or on a table when I lay it down. From my experience, the Shadow headband seems to be the most durable of the color schemes.

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"Aesthetics" clearly means something different in New York.

(^_-)
post #20277 of 21161
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

I don't abuse my M-100. I just didn't use the case and just shoved them into my backpack all the time. I have dropped my M-100 on concrete, tile and wood but those only resulted in some scratched on the ear cups and shields. Most of the wear happened near the edges and once I put liquid leather on those parts I decided to have some fun with it. The liquid leather down the middle of the headband was just for aesthetics. Here are where the real tears are.

 

 

Mainly the places where it rests on my neck or on a table when I lay it down. From my experience, the Shadow headband seems to be the most durable of the color schemes.

 

 

OOOOOh..... so the REALLY white parts is where you putted the liquid leather right? at first glance it seams like a totally tear appart headband..... XD

 

The headband on the shadows seems indeed a bit more durable but the matte black are my only option.... as i said a couple of posts ago i can get a mint condition matte black with purchase recipt and everything for 160 euros.... the cheapest way for me to get a shadow is from amazon and never below the 299 euros mark..... i prefer to live with the matte blacks and not waste 140 euros thank you.... XD

 

But i have to admit that my fist choice was indeed the shadow because i really liked the red parts..... but i am seeing more and more pictures of the matte blacks and i am liking the stealthy look more and more as well.... :)

post #20278 of 21161
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post
 

 

 

OOOOOh..... so the REALLY white parts is where you putted the liquid leather right? at first glance it seams like a totally tear appart headband..... XD

 

The headband on the shadows seems indeed a bit more durable but the matte black are my only option.... as i said a couple of posts ago i can get a mint condition matte black with purchase recipt and everything for 160 euros.... the cheapest way for me to get a shadow is from amazon and never below the 299 euros mark..... i prefer to live with the matte blacks and not waste 140 euros thank you.... XD

 

But i have to admit that my fist choice was indeed the shadow because i really liked the red parts..... but i am seeing more and more pictures of the matte blacks and i am liking the stealthy look more and more as well.... :)

well its odd cause it seems like vmoda used different materials for all three colours

 

a welcome addition considering the competition just uses the same materials excepted painted different

 

 (i own the xs in white pearl) and the m100s in matte black

 

if someone can confirm this now assuming the xs white pearl uses the same materials on the headband is the same as white pearl  an m100 

 

i can confirm the material is different from the matte black 

 

the material used on the matte black is a bit more slippery > the white pearl which is a bit more grippy and pheatherlike haha 

 

tbh the matte black feels better and more premium in the hand ( not gonna be mistakened for leather anytime soon but its definitely a nicer feeling pheather) > the white pearl and it should age well cause its black and its probably easier to clean because of it (i haven't had to clean mine) but i'm a sucker for white =)

post #20279 of 21161

btw guys, the fisual s flex mini fits the vmoda m100 perfectly, its a really nice flexible cable.


Edited by Aerathion - 4/23/14 at 4:05am
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Man V-Moda is still waiting to get the XL pads in, i ordered a week and a half ago, I'm canceling my order.
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