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post #20461 of 22847
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Originally Posted by Sappy View Post

Tom, thanks for sharing your experience. if there is stronger clamping force with the 100s, i might have trouble with them aswell, even with XL pads. P7 aren't even strong in clamping and get my head aching. the only on ears I had are the sennheiser px200 which I really liked at their time but they weren't really durable. they didn't ache at all, pressure was nearly absent and still they stood on the head without a problem. thanks for reminding me, I almost forgot them. if the experience is comparable they could be perfect.

However, from reading others reviews on the p7 it seems that they dont use memory foam for the earpads, plus the leather they use there isnt very pliable. Even looking at the reviews on youtube with the m100s with the xl pads u can see the reviewer squishing the pads and they really squish well, does look like very comfortable. The m100s headband is known to take a beating as well so if anything flex em out. i only tried the p7 as a demo at futureshop which is probably not accurate but it wasnt the most comfortable over ear. Pads were pretty stiff.
post #20462 of 22847
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

i'm having a predicament and i'm wondering if the all you kind gentlemen/women would care to help me out. Especially for those that owned the m100 along with either the : xs or the m80s

 

i recently returned my matte black m100s (i absolutely love the very sparkly treble and engaging sound) after receiving my white pearl xs (absolutely love the mids and the warm sound)--> the portability is unreal but the isolation suffers compare the m100s by memory (which had the extra bass and over ear fit for more isolation)--> but comfort is great--> is the comfort better on the m100s with the xl pads i wonder??

 

my reasons for returning the m100s (i'm running off the ipod/iphone)

 

1) i got it at the mall (and they only had matte black, while its nice, if i prefer the white pearl, by a wide margin)

2) the bass is a bit much (making the mids more laid back than i like)

the mids did not have that magic, the lushness of the xs 

 

3) i didn't get a chance with the xl pads (the m100s was a impulse buy) and if i order the xl pads, it wouldn't get here in time (i would exceed the 30 day policy)--> so i never experienced that comfort it seems like a global consensus unlike the sound change(which is kinda 50/50)

 

4) its a bit big around my neck, the cups are  sometimes hitting the bottom of my chin--> unless i stretch my neck--> got sore after a while (now i've gained a lot more weight the past year or so, so part of that is probably on me)---> gonna start working out after i finish my board exam soo that might change

 

 

i still have some time till my 60 day test drive runs out (i got the xs the day it came out) and have been recently been thinking if i should just send my xs back for a pair of m100s only this time with the xl pads for extra comfort measures.

 

what do you guys think?

I've had my m100's for just over a week now and I have to say that I really do enjoy them. I started off with the regular ear cushions and found them to be pretty uncomfortable. After about 20 or 30 minutes, I got a headache and my ears hurts, and I had to take them off for a while. I got the XL cushions and it made a world of difference! I don't have any problem wearing them for a long periods of time. I also wear glasses and don't seem to have a problem there. 

 

I'm almost wondering if I received a bunk pair of headphones because, while the bass is probably more intense than other headphones I've tried, it's not "heart-pounding" as I've heard it described by others. This is true while listening to FLAC files on my PC using an amp DAC. If I crank the volume way up then yeah, the bass hits harder...but my ears also feel like they're bleeding, lol. I think I'm going to write V-Moda and see if I can swap them out for another pair - I'm still well within the 60 day trial period. 

 

I've never used the xs headphones so unfortunately I can't help you there. Like I said, the XL cushions on the m100's made a world of difference and are well worth the money. 


Edited by br34kb34t - 5/14/14 at 10:34am
post #20463 of 22847
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Originally Posted by willston View Post

The main priority for my next headphone will have to be comfort, sound quality would be an afterthought. From the reviews i've seen so far, the xs seems to be the right choice for me.

The absolutely most comfortable closed headphones I've ever tried is KRK KNS-8400.
post #20464 of 22847
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Originally Posted by br34kb34t View Post

I'm almost wondering if I received a bunk pair of headphones because, while the bass is probably more intense than other headphones I've tried, it's not "heart-pounding" as I've heard it described by others. This is true while listening to FLAC files on my PC using an amp DAC. If I crank the volume way up then yeah, the bass hits harder...but my ears also feel like they're bleeding, lol.

I think you'll find that the M-100's are capable of extreme bass. Try EQing them.
post #20465 of 22847
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


I think you'll find that the M-100's are capable of extreme bass. Try EQing them.



While I find the M100's to not be the master of luscious mids like mids/highs oriented headphones. I find these are well balanced for outdoor use. However I feel the secret weapon of the M-100's are indeed as you said capable of extreme bass to the point of my ears ringing.

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Picked up a pair of these a couple weeks back through Amazon. And sadly I'm strongly thinking about returning them.

 

I do enjoy their fun sound of most of my music, for instance the new Michael Jackson album Xscape sounds absolutely fantastic!! When I pop on some Metallica, they sound pretty good.... the soundstage is good and I cant describe it better but it sounds more real and less artificial then my M50's. The downside is that I find the guitars have a more muddy sound to them.

 

My first issue with them is the comfort. Im one of those people with larger then average ears and I couldnt wear them for more then a few songs without quiet a bit of pain. I did install the paper towel mod and it helped a lot but I would still need to fork over another $20 plus dollars for the XL pads. 

 

$20 dollars isnt a big deal but... when I paid $299 plus tax and shipping (I live in ontario, canada) plus now the XL pads Im looking at around $400. I paid around $140 for my ATH M50's and I ask myself... do these sound more then double as good as my M50's? 

 

Could someone suggest another headphone with a similar sound but with comfort right out of the box? I do enjoy the portability of these as well but that's not a huge factor... And maybe if possible, a little cheaper.

 

Thank you.

post #20467 of 22847

thanks everyone for commenting on the comfort of these cans. I'm still not decided yet which one to take so one final decisive question: how is the m100 with XL pads compared to the sony mdr-1r concerning comfort (and isolation but this is the bonus part of the question).

 

I like the idea of both the xs and the m100 with xl and if both would work on my head the m100 might be better for commuting in loud trains everyday, which will be their main purpose. but as summer is coming the xs might be good aswell...

 

as you see I am a very close 100 steps from deciding to decide a little later.

post #20468 of 22847
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

i'm having a predicament and i'm wondering if the all you kind gentlemen/women would care to help me out. Especially for those that owned the m100 along with either the : xs or the m80s

 

i recently returned my matte black m100s (i absolutely love the very sparkly treble and engaging sound) after receiving my white pearl xs (absolutely love the mids and the warm sound)--> the portability is unreal but the isolation suffers compare the m100s by memory (which had the extra bass and over ear fit for more isolation)--> but comfort is great--> is the comfort better on the m100s with the xl pads i wonder??

 

my reasons for returning the m100s (i'm running off the ipod/iphone)

 

1) i got it at the mall (and they only had matte black, while its nice, if i prefer the white pearl, by a wide margin)

2) the bass is a bit much (making the mids more laid back than i like)

the mids did not have that magic, the lushness of the xs 

 

3) i didn't get a chance with the xl pads (the m100s was a impulse buy) and if i order the xl pads, it wouldn't get here in time (i would exceed the 30 day policy)--> so i never experienced that comfort it seems like a global consensus unlike the sound change(which is kinda 50/50)

 

4) its a bit big around my neck, the cups are  sometimes hitting the bottom of my chin--> unless i stretch my neck--> got sore after a while (now i've gained a lot more weight the past year or so, so part of that is probably on me)---> gonna start working out after i finish my board exam soo that might change

 

 

i still have some time till my 60 day test drive runs out (i got the xs the day it came out) and have been recently been thinking if i should just send my xs back for a pair of m100s only this time with the xl pads for extra comfort measures.

 

what do you guys think?

The best of both worlds would be to have the M-100's with an XS low-profile design! I loved the XS but its lack of bass gave me an emotional reaction that could only be described as angst. (I loved the XS but could not live with recessed bass if I could only have one pair). The M-100's are the answer! The highs dazzle, the mids (vocals) are front and center and the bass is lush and supportive. It is a refined well-rounded presentation. Design wise, I have the same problem as you have with the M-100's hurting when around the neck (Yes, there ARE reasons that you need to take them off-ear for a time). I don't know why they are not designed to flip down when around the neck. I thought that the M-100's were designed for DJ's who always flip their cans down when multitasking. Still, the M-100's are utopia IMHO! The only thing to improve them would be a lower profile and better comfort fit for long-term listening. There are rumors that a new sibling is in the works called The Revolver. I wonder if this will be a re-worked M-100? 

post #20469 of 22847
I'm wondering if vmoda would ever build a bluetooth headset, I think they could build a really nice one, the technology is much better today! Oh and I'm a proud owner of the m100...
post #20470 of 22847
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Originally Posted by br34kb34t View Post

 

I'm almost wondering if I received a bunk pair of headphones because, while the bass is probably more intense than other headphones I've tried, it's not "heart-pounding" as I've heard it described by others. This is true while listening to FLAC files on my PC using an amp DAC. If I crank the volume way up then yeah, the bass hits harder...but my ears also feel like they're bleeding, lol. I think I'm going to write V-Moda and see if I can swap them out for another pair - I'm still well within the 60 day trial period. 

 

I hear you on this. I got my pair of M100s today and from first impressions, although they sound great, I wasn't really blown away by the bass as people have said. Yes, there is plenty of it, but my Sony XB700s really do have more of that heart pounding bass. Maybe it's the fit? They aren't completely ear encompassing compared to the XB700s which are also more comfortable. These are more of a half-way house between on-ear and circum-aural. 

Granted, I've only tried a handful of tracks recorded at 320kbps on my Sony mp3 player, and a few tunes on my Samsung galaxy s3. I'm tempted to use a portable amp too since I really have to turn the volume up high to enjoy the bass. I do believe they have potential, but right now I'm not experiencing it. 

 

Any tips/tricks would be welcome. 

post #20471 of 22847
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Originally Posted by JusticeForAll28 View Post
 

Picked up a pair of these a couple weeks back through Amazon. And sadly I'm strongly thinking about returning them.

 

I do enjoy their fun sound of most of my music, for instance the new Michael Jackson album Xscape sounds absolutely fantastic!! When I pop on some Metallica, they sound pretty good.... the soundstage is good and I cant describe it better but it sounds more real and less artificial then my M50's. The downside is that I find the guitars have a more muddy sound to them.

 

My first issue with them is the comfort. Im one of those people with larger then average ears and I couldnt wear them for more then a few songs without quiet a bit of pain. I did install the paper towel mod and it helped a lot but I would still need to fork over another $20 plus dollars for the XL pads. 

 

$20 dollars isnt a big deal but... when I paid $299 plus tax and shipping (I live in ontario, canada) plus now the XL pads Im looking at around $400. I paid around $140 for my ATH M50's and I ask myself... do these sound more then double as good as my M50's? 

 

Could someone suggest another headphone with a similar sound but with comfort right out of the box? I do enjoy the portability of these as well but that's not a huge factor... And maybe if possible, a little cheaper.

 

Thank you.

i hear you i live in toronto, so the shipping and everything does adds up and if you get hit with customs well thats really bad. but i don't think you should be thinking that way (the part where you wonder whether the m100s sound double as good as the m50s. unfortunately its a diminishing return in terms of headphones, i hate to generalize but most of the time you will get "better sonic" performances the more you spend, however that being said, improvement to the sound gets less and less drastic the higher you go (in terms of price). just cause its double the price, doesn't mean it will double the performance, rarely will you ever find this to be true

 

unless you run into say the athm50s which is an insane bargain for how they're priced and how they sound. 

 

this sounds bad but if it sounds good you should change your thinking into, is it worth the money or can i spend this money on it? rather than comparing its msrp to another headphone. which is too often done.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NV2U View Post
 

The best of both worlds would be to have the M-100's with an XS low-profile design! I loved the XS but its lack of bass gave me an emotional reaction that could only be described as angst. (I loved the XS but could not live with recessed bass if I could only have one pair). The M-100's are the answer! The highs dazzle, the mids (vocals) are front and center and the bass is lush and supportive. It is a refined well-rounded presentation. Design wise, I have the same problem as you have with the M-100's hurting when around the neck (Yes, there ARE reasons that you need to take them off-ear for a time). I don't know why they are not designed to flip down when around the neck. I thought that the M-100's were designed for DJ's who always flip their cans down when multitasking. Still, the M-100's are utopia IMHO! The only thing to improve them would be a lower profile and better comfort fit for long-term listening. There are rumors that a new sibling is in the works called The Revolver. I wonder if this will be a re-worked M-100? 

what do you mean by low profile?? =0  the m100s are actually more low profile > the xs, unless you mean the "gap part" i find the m100s almost loses that gap already. 

 

 

credits to these pictures goes to me =) i actually found myself on google--> linked to my youtube channel

post #20472 of 22847
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Originally Posted by Feemy82 View Post

I hear you on this. I got my pair of M100s today and from first impressions, although they sound great, I wasn't really blown away by the bass as people have said. Yes, there is plenty of it, but my Sony XB700s really do have more of that heart pounding bass. Maybe it's the fit? They aren't completely ear encompassing compared to the XB700s which are also more comfortable. These are more of a half-way house between on-ear and circum-aural. 
Granted, I've only tried a handful of tracks recorded at 320kbps on my Sony mp3 player, and a few tunes on my Samsung galaxy s3. I'm tempted to use a portable amp too since I really have to turn the volume up high to enjoy the bass. I do believe they have potential, but right now I'm not experiencing it. 

Any tips/tricks would be welcome. 

I'm using a Nuforce udac-3 and it definitely delivers a much better sound than my GS4 or the sound card in my computer. I haven't used an amp for my phone but I'm sure that would sound pretty great as well. But I guess I was expecting the bass to be heavy without having to use an EQ to drive it, as another user mentioned I should do.
Edited by br34kb34t - 5/14/14 at 5:32pm
post #20473 of 22847
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

i hear you i live in toronto, so the shipping and everything does adds up and if you get hit with customs well thats really bad. but i don't think you should be thinking that way (the part where you wonder whether the m100s sound double as good as the m50s. unfortunately its a diminishing return in terms of headphones, i hate to generalize but most of the time you will get "better sonic" performances the more you spend, however that being said, improvement to the sound gets less and less drastic the higher you go (in terms of price). just cause its double the price, doesn't mean it will double the performance, rarely will you ever find this to be true

 

unless you run into say the athm50s which is an insane bargain for how they're priced and how they sound. 

 

this sounds bad but if it sounds good you should change your thinking into, is it worth the money or can i spend this money on it? rather than comparing its msrp to another headphone. which is too often done.

 

 

what do you mean by low profile?? =0  the m100s are actually more low profile > the xs, unless you mean the "gap part" i find the m100s almost loses that gap already. 

 

 

credits to these pictures goes to me =) i actually found myself on google--> linked to my youtube channel

By low profile, I mean that the M-100's are visibly larger than the XS and could be made the same size (Profile) and not lose any of the sound signature. In your photo, see how much larger the cups are on the M-100? The lightness in weight has everything to do with the comfort of the XS. The XS can be worn for hours in comfort. You almost feel as if you're not wearing them. The M-100 could benefit by scaling down in size but keeping the sound as-is.

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Originally Posted by NV2U View Post
 

By low profile, I mean that the M-100's are visibly larger than the XS and could be made the same size (Profile) and not lose any of the sound signature. In your photo, see how much larger the cups are on the M-100? The lightness in weight has everything to do with the comfort of the XS. The XS can be worn for hours in comfort. You almost feel as if you're not wearing them. The M-100 could benefit by scaling down in size but keeping the sound as-is.

oh i thought you mean like in terms of WIDTH! like sticking out on your head like say the ue 6000.

 

the xs definitely excels in terms of lightweight comfort! so i guess i will be sticking with the xs =) theres too much "non sonic" benefits
 

 

i'll wait for the update for the m100s if anything but this time please val use the xl pads as the stock pads!!!! =) that "pillow-like" comfort is really tempting

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Just bought  M-100s and had no idea that mobile cable is 1 button only. Do they(or someone aftermarket) sell 3 button iDevices compatible cable with less awkwardly placed mic for M-100?

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