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post #20956 of 21071
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Originally Posted by Marat Sar View Post
 

 

Thank you, at least now I know I´m not crazy or something. When I get the pads and my fiio x3 I´ll do a mini review on how rock and especially indie rock sounds on the V-modas.



Welp, I found out about the brightness issue.
Standard pads aren't getting a seal. The XL pads definitely fixed this. Initially I thought the brightness was normal. Welp, now they're actually enjoyable to listen to.

post #20957 of 21071
I'll chime in as I've had the X3 and currently still own the m-100. The bass/treble control on the X3 is fantastic and I found that a setting of +4 on the treble and -2 to -4 on the bass was a good EQ for the m-100. I find the bass on the m-100 very accentuated, but very clean and tight. Sometimes I prefer it to my LCD 2.2 and XC.

I've also used the XL pads which are much more comfortable but I found that they reduced the mids too much to enjoy my music so I've switched back to the stock ear pads.

Currently using the X5 as I've sold the X3 but still I EQ the bass by around -6 db to get the sound closer to my more expensive headphones.
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So the FiiO x3 arrived tonight and I have it plugged in as a DAC (installation of drivers on windows 8.1 was NOT fun), with V-Moda m-100s.

 

My first impressions are - wow! What a beautiful sound. Dark, lush and luxurious, way more laid back than I thought. The bass is well under control at -2 and... well, this is just sweet. The V-Modas are still more tailored towards punchy tight bass than rolling low ends, but Fiio makes Interpol sound nice enough and Radiohead´s humming is under control, even horrid 90s U2 sounds cool.

 

You are right, the Fiio x3 bass and treble controls are truly intelligent and well done. 

 

Okay, this is a wonderful player!

 

One thing, though. The V-Moda wire - the one that comes with an extra head-phone output - does not, for me, work with the Fiio x3. It just stutters and is very sensitive to motion. Good thing the M-100 come with another connection.


Edited by Marat Sar - 8/16/14 at 7:00pm
post #20959 of 21071

just out of curiosity does anyone listen to vmoda using a chord hugo and how does it pair with it

post #20960 of 21071
Hello again haha I decided that I'd prefer the M100s over the Momentum Over Ears, so are the XL pads really needed I had the LPs and had no comfort problems but just wondering if they are worth it. And can the M100s stand really heavy bass? As some of you may know I'm a HardDance freak haha. And has anyone had issues such as speakers blowing or the clickfold hinges breaking?
post #20961 of 21071
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

Hello again haha I decided that I'd prefer the M100s over the Momentum Over Ears, so are the XL pads really needed I had the LPs and had no comfort problems but just wondering if they are worth it. And can the M100s stand really heavy bass? As some of you may know I'm a HardDance freak haha. And has anyone had issues such as speakers blowing or the clickfold hinges breaking?

I had the XL pads and switched back to the originals because I found the mids to be lacking with the XL (YMMV). The comfort with the XL pads is great and I find them to be far superior compared to the originals, but that is how much I miss the SQ (I gave up comfort for mids).

The m-100 can really pump out the bass and it's a good bass, nice and tight with authority. No issues for me with the hinges or drivers blowing. They can play very loud and the construction is top notch.
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I've not heard of blown drivers so far and the only problems with the hinges were due to loosened screws, i.e. easy to fix.

post #20963 of 21071
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


I had the XL pads and switched back to the originals because I found the mids to be lacking with the XL (YMMV). 

 

I´m the complete opposite of this. The mids are much sharper, more pronounced with the XL pads. Vocals are brought to the front, I can pay more attention to the singer´s timber. And the bass is finally under CONTROL. Now with the XL pads I understand how out of control it was before. It was vacuum-like, almost hurt my ears, yet now it´s tight and natural. This all comes from a slightly larger soundstage where everything has room to breathe.

 

What a change they make! 

 

I would go as far as to say that the M-100´s are USELESS without the XL pads, since I honestly couldn´t listen to them more than an hour because of the stress the bass was putting on my drums, and the heat of the pads on my ears.

 

The XL´s are a must to try out if you have these phones. The only downside is the reduced sound insulation. People on the bus will hear if I´m listening to Coldplay now. Which I sometimes do...


Edited by Marat Sar - 8/20/14 at 10:56am
post #20964 of 21071

+1

 

The XL Memory Cushions were tuned to keep the M-100 sound signature as close to the original pads as possible. If there are any changes it would be very subtle.

When I changed to the XL's I got this:
1) more comfortable (my ears do not touch the inner part of the pads or the headphone drivers)
2) better bass quality and texture, quantity is about the same
3) better soundstage (slightly wider and deeper) could be because the headphone drivers are further away from my ears
4) smoother transition from bass to mids (less V more U but still FUN!)

The mids are less recessed (more forward). All of the above are very small subtle changes.

post #20965 of 21071
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Originally Posted by Marat Sar View Post

I´m the complete opposite of this. The mids are much sharper, more pronounced with the XL pads. Vocals are brought to the front, I can pay more attention to the singer´s timber. And the bass is finally under CONTROL. Now with the XL pads I understand how out of control it was before. It was vacuum-like, almost hurt my ears, yet now it´s tight and natural. This all comes from a sligtly larger soundstage where everything has room to breathe.

What a change they make! 

I would go as far as to say that the M-100´s are USELESS without the XL pads, since I honestly couldn´t listen to them more than an hour because of the stress the bass was putting on my drums, and the heat of the pads on my ears.

The XL´s are a must to try out if you have these phones. The only downside is the reduced sound insulation. People on the bus will hear if I´m listening to Coldplay now. Which I sometimes do...

Funny how we all hear differently. I should note that I EQ the bass down by around -6db centred at ~80Hz with a smooth spline curve to 1kHz. With this EQ setting it's easier to hear through the bass and focus on the other frequencies.

I EQ the bass to bring it closer (very close) to what I hear from my LCD-2 as I would never wear those out and about.

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Edit: I should note that with the XL I only needed to EQ the bass around -4 db, but the overall sound was less dynamic, more flat. So yes, they do tame the bass a bit on their own.
Edited by x RELIC x - 8/19/14 at 1:57pm
post #20966 of 21071
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 should note that I EQ the bass down by around -6db centred at ~80Hz with a smooth spline curve to 1kHz. With this EQ setting it's easier to hear through the bass and focus on the other frequencies.

 

That makes me wish my FiiO x3 had that EQ it doesn´t have (though the bass/treble setting is still good). I would like a one fit for all smooth curve EQ setting that lessens the bass just a bit, so I wouldn´t have to switch up and down between albums and songs - more for dance, less for indie. 

 

Oh, and another thing!  Something no one has mentioned about the XL pads, because maybe they don´t get that effect, but it´s a HUGE plus for me - it´s WAY more comfortable to wear them around my neck. With those big comfy pads slightly hugging the lower part of my throat. Before, the metal hinges would cut into my collarbones, now the phones no longer rest on those.

 

I was thinking how the hell do they make phones so uncomfortable to wear around the neck for DJ´s.

post #20967 of 21071
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Originally Posted by Marat Sar View Post

That makes me wish my FiiO x3 had that EQ it doesn´t have (though the bass/treble setting is still good). I would like a one fit for all smooth curve EQ setting that lessens the bass just a bit, so I wouldn´t have to switch up and down between albums and songs - more for dance, less for indie. 

Oh, and another thing!  Something no one has mentioned about the XL pads, because maybe they don´t get that effect, but it´s a HUGE plus for me - it´s WAY more comfortable to wear them around my neck. With those big comfy pads slightly hugging the lower part of my throat. Before, the metal hinges would cut into my collarbones, now the phones no longer rest on those.

I was thinking how the hell do they make phones so uncomfortable to wear around the neck for DJ´s.

When I had the X3 I reduced the bass by -4db and increased the treble by +2db with the m-100. Sounded pretty good to me.

I like a generally balanced sound signature, but will indulge in a more 'fun' headphone when the mood strikes or on the go. Thinking back on what you guys are describing is what indeed happens with the XL pads. Without any EQ the bass with the XLs is reduced compared to the mids and treble so the perceived presence of the mids and treble is more. Because I EQ the bass the presence of the mids seems reduced to me because the drivers are further away. It's all relative.

Still love this headphone no matter how you play it. The nice thing is that even though I find the bass overwhelming (relative to the other frequencies) it's very controlled for a dynamic driver, especially at this price. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by x RELIC x - 8/19/14 at 9:49pm
post #20968 of 21071

Well i'll most likely be ordering them from Amazon I will be getting them like new though, but they are selling for $200 so it's an awsome bargain I just pray that the price doesn't go up or theres none left.

post #20969 of 21071

hi guys in case anyone is interested again XS vs M-100 comparison i made a thread about my comparison between the three.

 

this thread is to answer any and all questions regarding these two fantastic,stylish and great sounding headphones in its entirety (sound, build, isolation etc) and to compare them with each other as well. 

 

i hope to see you there!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/731387/v-moda-xs-m-100-compared-ask-your-questions-here

post #20970 of 21071

Soo. What do you do if you have a damn scratch on your V-moda's? Is there a way to cover it up? It happened to me while I exchanged the normal pads with the xl pads (Don't ask me how)  >.<. I mean it's not that of a problem, but still.

Gotta show you guys a pic ->

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