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Originally Posted by darkfireblade25 View Post

I think it is apt to say that this thread is killing my life right now haha. xD

 

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...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mike96 View Post

 

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.

post #2372 of 21094
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Originally Posted by olpne View Post

The headband's material of the M-100 on that pic, I think I don't like much, because it doesn't seem like something one could clean easily (like wipe it off), or clean at all if it gets dirty. Also, the material of the bottom of the headband used on all the crossfades, seems like a material that it can not be cleaned easily, if it get's dirty. You know, the greenish material at the bottom of the headband. This is just from pics. I've never seen a V-Moda headphone in person.

 

Ok, thanks again :) - Currently so tired :P (tongue out for exhaustion)

 

The headband at the May Festival was more the LP2 type headband but tried earlier this week, it was more the M-80 style. Personally I prefer the M-80 style of headband and although I didn't get my (errr...now onizukajp's) M-80 headband dirty, I didn't think cleaning it was a problem. The cups are also more the M-80 type of cups than the LP2 too (note the gloss vs the matte?). Overall, like a circumaural version of the M-80.

 

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So for some reason the Audio Technica ATH-M50's have been raised here and I decided to give it a listen yesterday. I found the ATH-M50's, at least to my head, it didn't isolate as well as the M-100s. In addition its bass kinda boomy to me, so personally I feel it's really comparing very different kinds of headphones. Of course it's been a 2 days since I had my little dabble with the M-100s but what sticks to mind about it's bass is that it's so nicely textured reminiscent of higher end headphones but also deep. Mind you I did have the M-100 playing off the VAmp and my Go-DAP all the time, and at one point with the VAmp's VQ enabled too. In other words, I didn't plug the M-100s straight out of my iPhone or my iBasso DX100 - so how much of that texture is off the M-100 itself vs enhanced by the VAmp/Go-DAP DAC/Amp/VQ I don't really know. Bums me out that I wish I did try the M-100 straight out of the iPhone, thinking about it now.

 

P.S. keep those conspiracy theories going, it's sorta fun to read ;-).

post #2373 of 21094
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Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post

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).

 

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?)

Ah, my apologies Doc. Sounds like a good idea for the M100.

 

After looking at AnakChans repost of those two pictures i just realized how the folding actually works and that picture on the left shows no second jack.

 

However that was a prototype right? So i guess theres still a possible chance for that dual entry jack in the finalized version? Haha

 

Say AnakChan, is that one of the ends of the cable on the table right under the "a"?


Edited by Mike96 - 6/26/12 at 9:38pm
post #2374 of 21094
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Originally Posted by Mike96 View Post

Ah, my apologies Doc. Sounds like a good idea for the M100.

 

After looking at AnakChans repost of those two pictures i just realized how the folding actually works and that picture on the left shows no second jack.

 

However that was a prototype right? So i guess theres still a possible chance for that dual entry jack in the finalized version? Haha

 

Say AnakChan, is that one of the ends of the cable on the table right under the "a"?

 

 

Its an easy misconception bro. Trust me when I say I wish I could describe it easier without using the word "AMP" every other time!

 

 

Also I have a question at AnakChan. Since the newer models of the M-100 Shadow seem to have gloss on the cups (I preferred the look of matte, myself) how is the gloss? I can only imagine them being very much fingerprint magnets as well as possibly easily scratchable. How is the quality in the gloss?

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Here's a thought, maybe the big new feature is a new locking mechanism for the cables only it isn't really a locking mechanism in the traditional sense of the word. Think about it, you're running around doing whatever and the cable snags and the first thing to happen is a cable pull and stress on the headphones plug in. What if V-MODA took a page from Apple and created a magnetic plug in system for their cables. You get a cable snag the sudden pull instead of pulling on the plug a magnetically engineered locking system would automatically release keeping unwanted stress away from the plug. Of coarse during normal use like walking running and head bobbing the magnetic locking system would hold firm. It would be designed in such a way to only release when a certain amount of stress, such as a cable snag, was put on the plug.

 

Hey Val even if this isn't the new feature I suggest you give it some thought. There's enough headphones out there that die all because the plug the cable goes into gets damaged from stress cause by cord pulls

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Originally Posted by Mike96 View Post

Say AnakChan, is that one of the ends of the cable on the table right under the "a"?
Yep, it's a cable. I unplugged it so it wouldnt rock & to put the jack at the back of the case to stop it from rolling back but to make it look like its still part of the headphones.

@The Doctor, to be honest I didn't pay too much attention to the gloss but it seemed to be the same as the M-80. & I didn't have any concerns of fingerprints on the M-80.
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I'm gonna make a guess here and say it's a second cable port on the right earcup.

 

That would be cool, especially if you could plug a second headphone to the m-100 and listen to the same source...

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Thanks for the reply, AnakChan :)

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I see we have come full circle and back to another guessing game.  I nailed the 'Big Feature' back then (folding earcups) so I'll give this a shot.  But first, AnakChan...You got me pumped up with your revised review but said you were using it with the Vamp.  Were you listening to it from the same source/conditions when you first heard it in Japan?   Earcups glossy?  Yes, I can see the difference in the picture but when Val talks about the color scheme being tactical, military, spy...I would be thinking more of a matte non-reflective finish.  Unless he means the shields, which I can't detect in the pic. If you could expand on that?  Also, I think my eyes may be playing tricks on me but one cup looks dimpled while the other is smooth? Which would indicate the top of the cup has a different texture than the bottom? (diagram 2, 2a)

 

Val has already said there will be a cable lock mechanism.  And this was confirmed by 'Frix' in Germany stating, "A new feature will be also screwable cables for a more secure fit."  I like this but I don't think it is something so exciting that he would throw it to us as a tease.  I believe the 'surprise feature' is the super mic.  True, Val also confirmed this feature (page 52) but never mentioned it thereafter. So it is actually not a 'secret' afterall, but a bonus feature we have heard of but not seen.  Again, I am willing to bet all the hair on Val's five o' clock shadow on it.  What the hell, Ill even offer up WiR3D's Neil Sedaka vinyl collection too. 

 

AnakChan said he unplugged and propped up the case with the cable. Which, after enhancing the conrast can be seen in diagram # 1.   But what about that little section in # 3...a continuation of the cable? An unrelated object in the background?  I don't think so. I will suggest it is actually the mic.  Or perhaps I will awake tomorrow more lucid and realize I am a complete idiot.  Who cares...VIVA M-100!   (secondary safe guess- different sized earpads included L,M,S)

 

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*(edit!)... That piece in # 3 more likely the headband to earcup cable, not a mic.  Note to self: No tequila after midnight and/or posting at 4am.


Edited by largemouth bass - 6/27/12 at 1:48am
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ok, I'm going to cover one thing a day til launch that happens so you can see beneath the covers.  What should I call it?  countdown?  chronicles? captains log t-30?   

 

There are still a few hurdles and now I am getting feedback from a large customer, but it is looking clearer every day!

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'M-100 Countdown' seems simple enough. 'Teasin' ma' bitches' works for me also.

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 What the hell, Ill even offer up WiR3D's Neil Sedaka vinyl collection too. 

Wait... What? I know I offered my left ball in a previous bet, but this... What is this, I dont even?!

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Man, I've postponed my V-Moda  M100 purchase since hearing about AKG's and Beyerdynamic's new headphones. There's just so much happening right now. I think competition for the consumer market is heating up.

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Originally Posted by lubczyk View Post

Man, I've postponed my V-Moda  M100 purchase since hearing about AKG's and Beyerdynamic's new headphones. There's just so much happening right now. I think competition for the consumer market is heating up.

There will always be new and exciting headphones on the horizon that promises better sound, features, comfort, etc.  The M-100 IS the future now.  Consider the proverb:  "Inaction is a form of action."

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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

ok, I'm going to cover one thing a day til launch that happens so you can see beneath the covers.  What should I call it?  countdown?  chronicles? captains log t-30?   

T-30 you say? Seems like a release around august 1 then! #tealeafs
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