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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

Ahah yea, kinda liking "Valkyria" especially cuz it starts with a "V" and has "Val" in it. ^^ Valkyria rings a bit better than Valkyrie to my ears and it fits also better with V-Moda

 

V-Moda Valkyria :)

The V-MODA Valkyria!

post #2207 of 21075

Haha, I've already found myself mumbling this to myself ..."I gotta get me one of them little Valkers!"

post #2208 of 21075
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My hat goes off to you.  I consider myself a very fair-minded and flexible person, as well as intelligent and sensible.  With that said, I do believe the extremes you referenced most certainly do exist, however, I attribute them to impairment and/or liability, not subjectivity.  If you have 20 reviewers calling something bright and 1 calling it dark, what's the logical conclusion of that one person?  Either their hearing is impaired, perhaps they can't hear above ~x (k)hz, or they're simply trying to garner some attention for themselves.  Personally, I can confidently discard their review - no disrespect intended.  Subjectivity certainly has its place, but it's way overblown.

It is the volume they are listening to, the individual songs/genres and HEARING LOSS.  This used to drive me absolutely NUTS when I read reviews that talked about our sound and I had PERFECT hearing according to my anagrams and could hear frequencies in tests that most others couldn't.

 

After years of R&D, it turns out that those users and editors were usually listening at 50-60% volume to songs mastered in the 70s and 80s.  

 

PS - I still listen to 80s songs about 50% of the time and my #2 engineer loves instrumental/orchestra, so we are all on the same boat of old/new

 

-v


Edited by valkolton - 6/24/12 at 8:06am
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I had an 80's listening period, mostly moved on to the current scene by about 2002, been enjoying alt rock and punk since then with occasional respect for 90's music that while living in it I thought was a crappy period in music. I also have loved instrumental/classical throughout, there is something honest and intricate about unamped and unmixed full orchestra in a good theater.

And wooah, also a big fan of Valkrie; it's got the V thing going on, the headphones are being lifted out from their strife to fight on, and I'm betting they would transport me to an audio heaven. Snap up the brand name before someone else!

I can even show my enthusiasm by burning it into your eyes! Valkrie!
post #2210 of 21075
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I can even show my enthusiasm by burning it into your eyes! Valkrie!

biggrin.gif Sorry~!

 

Valkyrie or Valkyria - both work, but we're not sure which one people like more. Valkyria sounds more dignified to me.

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I love the name Valkyrie, but if you're going to go with something related, technically Val is the Valkyrie as Val is the one deciding the fate of "slain" and not the one being slain.  I think Einherjar would be the better term, but we need a V in it.  So Einherjar of Valhalla would be my best bet if you want to go with this Norse mythological story.  Einherjar are respected for the deeds they did while they were alive, normally including sacrifice for the greater good.  They are missed dearly, but still respected. I think this describes the M100s absolutely perfectly.  Sacrificing, respected, ready for another battle :D

 

(slain or scarred) Einherjar of Valhalla would be more accurate.

I also like the name Valkyrie of Valhalla (but it technically isn't what the M100s represent, they aren't the choosers, they are the chosen).

 

OT: LOL, only reason why I knew what a Valkyrie was without looking it up was through Square Enix :p  Valkyrie Profiles :)  Good game by the way.  You play as a Valkyrie looking for Einherjar to bring to battle.


Edited by tinyman392 - 6/24/12 at 9:37am
post #2212 of 21075
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

I'm also down with the "Valkyrie" name - that or "The Valkyria"


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post #2213 of 21075
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

OT: LOL, only reason why I knew what a Valkyrie was without looking it up was through Square Enix :p  Valkyrie Profiles :)  Good game by the way.  You play as a Valkyrie looking for Einherjar to bring to battle.

Also OT: I love it because it reminds me of the race of the Valkyria from Valkyria Chronicles by Sega. They are those who challenged the rulers in the past, and rewrote history so that they would always be seen as the glorious victors, and their opponents, as the evil enemy. This ends with the Valkyria's being held in high regard in the present, as mystical beings of the past, and the Darksens (Their enemies in the past conflict) now being treated with racism and disgust, The game starts at that point, where you begin to command a squad to turn the tide of a war, and end up righting these wrongs, etc etc. Really amazing game.

 

Explains my reasoning so much better: The War of the Valkyrur


Edited by BRSxIgnition - 6/24/12 at 9:55am
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Valiant is another word that could be added in there somewhere. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2215 of 21075
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

It is the volume they are listening to, the individual songs/genres and HEARING LOSS.  This used to drive me absolutely NUTS when I read reviews that talked about our sound and I had PERFECT hearing according to my anagrams and could hear frequencies in tests that most others couldn't.

 

After years of R&D, it turns out that those users and editors were usually listening at 50-60% volume to songs mastered in the 70s and 80s.  

 

PS - I still listen to 80s songs about 50% of the time and my #2 engineer loves instrumental/orchestra, so we are all on the same boat of old/new

 

-v


It seems like modern music demands more sonically from headphones- crisper mids and highs, deep, bellowing impactful bass and sub bass.  My first headphones were purchased in the early 80's- Sennheiser HD414.  I bragged to my friends they were the best sounding headphones I ever heard.  While my taste has changed, music recording technology seems to have advanced greatly along with the advent of new genres of music.  I thought I would try Amperiors before the M-100 came out and I'm fairly certain I am going to return them.  Nothing bad to say about them, they sound best with classic rock and 80's- Tom Petty, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Boston, etc.  which makes sense since that is when the drivers they are based on were designed and that was their reference music when developing their sound signature.  They don't have the bass presence that it takes to move me when I want to appreciate artists like Pitbull and Rihanna. I am trying to find a headphone that will move me today the way the HD414 moved me when I was 16 which is why I have so much anticipation for the M-100 and a new design for a new age in music that doesn't leave classic music behind.


Edited by Craigster75 - 6/24/12 at 11:07am
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It seems like modern music demands more sonically from headphones- crisper mids and highs, deep, bellowing impactful bass and sub bass.  My first headphones were purchased in the early 80's- Sennheiser HD414.  I bragged to my friends they were the best sounding headphones I ever heard.  While my taste has changed, music seems to have advanced greatly, at least in terms of recording technology.  I thought I would try Amperiors before the M-100 came out and I'm fairly certain I am going to return them.  Nothing bad to say about them, they sound best with classic rock and 80's- Tom Petty, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Boston, etc.  which makes sense since that is when the drivers they are based on was designed and that was their reference music when developing their sound signature.  They don't have the bass presence that it takes to move me when I want to appreciate artists like Pitbull and Rihanna. I am trying to find a headphone that will move me today the way the HD414 moved me when I was 16 which is why I have so much anticipation for the M-100 and a new design for a new age in music that doesn't leave classic music behind.

Although music may sound fuller nowadays, because of it usually being mixed to a v curve and because older music had a mid-centric sound due to the limitation of the technology, the loudness wars has definitely affected modern music negatively. I like being able to hear subtle things in music, but it's just not there in music where everything is almost to the levels of clipping and everything is just sorta "firing on all cylinders". Don't get me wrong, I'll listen to any sort of music. I'm not one of those people who only listen to "audiophile-grade" recordings, but it is sad what the digital age has done to audio engineering. Just throw an auto-tuner on a bad singer, compress everything else, and voila!

post #2217 of 21075
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Although music may sound fuller nowadays, because of it usually being mixed to a v curve and because older music had a mid-centric sound due to the limitation of the technology, the loudness wars has definitely affected modern music negatively. I like being able to hear subtle things in music, but it's just not there in music where everything is almost to the levels of clipping and everything is just sorta "firing on all cylinders". Don't get me wrong, I'll listen to any sort of music. I'm not one of those people who only listen to "audiophile-grade" recordings, but it is sad what the digital age has done to audio engineering. Just throw an auto-tuner on a bad singer, compress everything else, and voila!


I hear what you are saying (literally).  I will always have a love of 70's music because it is so pure, simple and organic with all of the amazing singer/songwriters from that decade.  However, when it comes to music that gets me moving for a workout and pumps the adrenaline, it's Nicki Minaj, Britney and Jay-Z over Gordon Lightfoot, Carole King and James Taylor.  Even though I know the former has been autotuned and overprocessed, I have to admit that I like it and sometimes that is the music that moves me.  I'm still searching for the headphone that can do both (and everything in between) extremely well without breaking the bank. 

post #2218 of 21075
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

biggrin.gif  Sorry~!

Valkyrie or Valkyria - both work, but we're not sure which one people like more. Valkyria sounds more dignified to me.

Ah don't be sorry, I am enthused about Valkrie. Valkria is kind of a special derivative, as many modern stories make a nod to the mythologies that inspire them by using slightly altered vocab from said myths. I have the same kind of love for Durandal, the famous sword of Count Roland, though I'm not sure which way to say it is "authentic" (I've heard Durandan, even Durandana). Durandal's sister swords were Joyeuse and Cortana, crafted for King Charlemagne and given to his favourite lieutenants, and often believed to be the basis for the "Le Morte de Arthur" legends/mythology. Recognize any of these names?

Aren't we all just a nerdy bunch!
post #2219 of 21075
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Ah don't be sorry, I am enthused about Valkrie. Valkria is kind of a special derivative, as many modern stories make a nod to the mythologies that inspire them by using slightly altered vocab from said myths.

Well - I meant sorry about the "burning it into your eyes" thing - but yeah. we're all nerds apparently, haha.

post #2220 of 21075

Not wanting to read through the 100 pages of forum...but I'm wondering...what is this Valkyria stuff going on?

 

*Oh and do we have a rough estimate as to when the M100s may come out?

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