Its been almost a year since I have been wanting V-Moda's. Originally I found out about them thanks to some guy wearing them at a convention I was attending. After finding out about the LP's I found out about the M-80's and for the remainder of my time until holiday season I was pushing to get these. Once mention of the M-100 started around October-November, I decided to hold off on the M-80's for the M-100. Hell I even thought there would be some talk about the M-100 at CES in January.
Its been a long time coming...
An amp Doctor? I do not really see this in the M100, just saying.
We know they have made a new mic, and we know there is a coiled cable in the works (Picture on FB with Erick Morillo using prototype M100s with a coiled cable)
For a cable locking mechanism? If the new feature is a locking mechanism and not two jacks then i think the feature would be by the only jack on the left side i don't see how it could lock the only jack on the left side from the right.
Removable ear pads? All the V-Moda Headphones have had removable ear pads I don't see them getting rid of this with the M100.
Read: Amp Switch.
I was saying that the switch would allow the M-100's to work just enough without an AMP by taking power away from other areas and applying it to more important areas. With an AMP however when switched on it will allow the AMP to fill in all the gaps in power. Think of it like "power saving mode" using just enough power for the M-100's without an AMP only by cutting out some features (bass mainly).
The Cable has been talked about.
As for the locking mechanism, it was something talked about when Val was stressing about how DJ's like to move around a lot and sometimes even with a long cable the plug can still come out. There were thoughts about resolving this, but I cannot say if it was a confirmed idea or just forum thoughts. Also I do not think any more or less of the idea of "dual sided jacks". I think its kinda silly, but I understand its usage and reason for its existence. Still an idea better than the idea of on board controls on the headphone itself (why have that when there are controls on the cable?).
Removable pads, I should have expanded on it by saying something like options for replacements.