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post #2341 of 21236

Wow Val I'm sorry Beyerdynamic completely ripped off your design...that bites. Even the 4 screws, just a rounder version of your shape.

 

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I'm not big on companies being greedy with patents, but you might wanna send them an e-mail...

post #2342 of 21236

yea honestly. everything's sooo similar. the wire connecting to the drivers...the way the thing adjusts...the flexible headband...like...cmonnn...

post #2343 of 21236
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Wow Val I'm sorry Beyerdynamic completely ripped off your design...that bites. Even the 4 screws, just a rounder version of your shape.

 

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I'm not big on companies being greedy with patents, but you might wanna send them an e-mail...

 

Beyer-Dynamic uses that basic shape in all of their models (minus the screws).  The only thing they changed is the faceplates that are cut off on the sides, but held together by screws outside the faceplate.  There are some large differences between the two models. 

post #2344 of 21236

To say this is ripping-off is lame IMO, you can expect this is the latest trend where market will move towards very rapidly at much larger scale than previously, mark my words, you'll see a lot more of these in the next few years also from more traditional headphone companies. I think it would look bad if V-Moda started going on a rampage on a market segment which V-Moda is a pioneer in, they don't need to do this and I don't want any1 to put an end to a more "customizable" content in general, to me the looks isn't an important factor at all but the adjustable venting design is highly interesting to me.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 6/26/12 at 9:27am
post #2345 of 21236

Thank you and the rest for answering my question. I thought I had read every page and every post, somewhere along I may have missed the chat about the bass frequency (my fault). After your detailed explanation, I'll be purchasing the cans on day one!!! The added bass will make these a perfect 10 if they sound as great as were described. I just hope I can purchase these with PayPal's BillMeLater service, cause it will be hard to justify the purchase to my fiancé tongue_smile.gif

post #2346 of 21236

I personally don't like the way that Beyerdynamic's "shields" look.  The headphones look nice enough, but the way they way they are doing their shields just looks kinda meh to me.  They must be pretty delicate, if they need to be recessed and held in place by a frame, instead of just screwing on to the headphone directly.

post #2347 of 21236
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Originally Posted by mutescream View Post

I personally don't like the way that Beyerdynamic's "shields" look.  The headphones look nice enough, but the way they way they are doing their shields just looks kinda meh to me.  They must be pretty delicate, if they need to be recessed and held in place by a frame, instead of just screwing on to the headphone directly.

No offence to anyone, but its the badly colour coordinated bisexual of the Beyer Brand. Its trying to be a fashion flash like the M80, and failing miserably

 

The shields are not bad, but the mechanism, and the overall design is anti-fashionable. so in the end just looks like a V-moda wannabe.

 

And I am in no doubt that many will call it this. Even if it does sound good.

post #2348 of 21236

Hows the soundstage on these things? I will be using these as my main headphones for my mp3 player / phone as well as for gaming on my PC with a nice sound card, so if they perform good on my games, even better! cheers :)
 

post #2349 of 21236
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Originally Posted by JordanMB View Post

Hows the soundstage on these things? I will be using these as my main headphones for my mp3 player / phone as well as for gaming on my PC with a nice sound card, so if they perform good on my games, even better! cheers :)
 

We don't know since they aren't yet available, but what we do know is that they have 50mm drivers and are semi-open which should help with the soundstage compared to a completely closed design.

post #2350 of 21236
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Anyone else think this staunchly no-fold stance is just a forced attempt to further promote wearing headphones as a fashion accessory to get the VMODA name out there...?

 

These guys should hire me to do their marketing, these tactics are kind of transparent and a little sickening IMO...

 

No of course not...any moving mechanism in a product will always be its weakest point and as any great headphone company should, V-Moda places huge emphasis on build quality hence the dislike for hinges, and I am still unsure if the hinge is a good idea until I see it 

 

Obviously V-Moda shouldnt hire you to do their marketing if you cant even figure this one out...wink_face.gif

post #2351 of 21236
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Wow Val I'm sorry Beyerdynamic completely ripped off your design...that bites. Even the 4 screws, just a rounder version of your shape.

 

Custom_Style.png

 

I'm not big on companies being greedy with patents, but you might wanna send them an e-mail...

 

Rip-offs? Nope. Bad design? Yeh.

 

It's hard to keep up with the interest in this thread - the M-100 must be one of the most anticipated cans out there. I can't wait to get my hands on a pair now. The LP2 and M-80 have got me hooked on the V-MODA brand, so the M-100 has got me really stoked. :)

post #2352 of 21236
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

No offence to anyone, but its the badly colour coordinated bisexual of the Beyer Brand. Its trying to be a fashion flash like the M80, and failing miserably

To me it looks less like the colorblind bisexual, and more like the out of touch uncle trying to be cool, while clumsily missing all of the social cues.  The colors aren't bad, but the fit and the cut is all wrong.

post #2353 of 21236

It was a given something like that would happen at some point, but why try to focus on it?

 

The design looks counterproductive to its means, adding the custom points while other points either clash with the look/design. Plus I highly doubt they are built to withstand nearly as much damage.

 

Worst of all, who is Beyerdynamic trying to sell this to? V-Moda can bridge the gap between form and function which anyone (audiophile or not) will love them. But is Beyerdynamic trying to get the same bridge? Its not going to happen with that design, it just looks too awkward.

 

 

With all this said though, its just best to leave it alone. I doubt it will really make much worry on the market on our and V-Moda's end.

post #2354 of 21236
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Originally Posted by mutescream View Post

To me it looks less like the colorblind bisexual, and more like the out of touch uncle trying to be cool, while clumsily missing all of the social cues.  The colors aren't bad, but the fit and the cut is all wrong.

 

I don't think that.  V-Moda and Beyer both have different design scheme.  The V-Modas look for a cleaner, brighter look while Beyer is looking towards a more risque styling that is darker and more mysterious (judging directly from pictures). 

post #2355 of 21236
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Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post

The secret special feature could either be:

1: An on board AMP switch (turning it on with an AMP would allow pure AMPED M-100 goodness while when off suits just fine with its self). I and I believe a few others suggested this idea as a means to bypass AMP only values by using the NON-AMP system to redirect the power used. In other words it will sound great in some areas, but in others (such as true bass) might lack unAMPED. Its possible, but doubtful.

2. A new cable (either the one Val has hinted to before or something new entirely)

3. A new cable locking mechanism (This was talked about lightly, basically the cable system would lock into place so that the wires would not be pulled out of the headphones so easily if you were a DJ or etc.)


4. Removable ear pads ( Already mentioned, I can see it happening.)


5. An Artificial Intelligence that mimics your own personality, tastes, and irony. Waaamp waaaa!

Well, let's see, features and accessories...

1. New cable: 3 cables confirmed, one cable was never pictured/revealed, could be a surprise there. They might also be in different colors, quote:

Originally Posted by valkolton 
yes, all 3 cables.  Aren't we generous?  Ok, what colors for the 3 colors on White M-100 should we include?  1-button, 3-button and an audio only/DJ is included.  3/1 is going to be White but I'm thinking Orange or Deep Deep Red for the audio. I'm feeling orange or cyan lately!

(I'm a fan 'o cyan)

2. Super Microphone: confirmed but never pictured. This could relate back to 3rd cable... But I doubt it. Still feverently hoping they thought of a cool way to add a boom mic or mic that can easily be incorporated with an Xbox 360 chat system! Worst comes to worst though, I've had my eye on those Zalman mics for a while

3. Folding hinges: confirmed, to make headphones more compact for travel.

4. New case: Confirmed, to match M-100 shape when folded. Cable and SD card storage reworked, but we don't know HOW yet (still like my clip-on shield idea, but that possibly came too late, see page 131)

5. New Shields design: unconfirmed, but Val has hinted about a "tactical" design and new colors for shields, some have inferred from that (guessing and hoping) that a 2nd shield set might be included. V-MODA has offered a promotion before to get custom shields along with a Crossfade purchase direct from the V-MODA website. It is of note that Val has a brother in the military (Air Force I believe?), and that Val mentioned colors for the different cables.
Edited by Evshrug - 6/26/12 at 1:56pm
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