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Trust me guys, I debate swivels and lab test their durability EVERY DAY for nearly 8+ years.  My very first headphone and flagship design EVER (which isn't out yet in fact) had a swivel.  

 

We eventually may release a swivel model too, but I've decided that for DJing the swivel is a death-wish and we'll only release it when its ready and with OCD consideration on its durability.  Therefore, it could take even longer, as quality is #1.

 

I'm VERY hard on my headphones and before I started V-MODA I'd break an in-ear in about a week by weights, elliptical, car doors and plane seats killed the cables), and swivel headphones when I DJ in 2-6 weeks (except the HDJ-2000 which lasted me much longer).

 

This is the reason we've worked so hard over the years developing our own labs and using "crash-test DJs" (instead of DUMMIES get it), who are very rough on their products like Sander Kleinenberg, Erick Morillo and myself.  Does anybody know our "ejection" mechanism built into the arm and cup on LP/LP2/M-80?  It's quite amazing yet I haven't really publicized it and it took 1+ year to develop.   There is a 3 stage mechanism to prevent it from breaking when it is abused, I envisioned it to be like a jet's "eject". 

 

I have another theory on swivels too, I'll explain more later.  I think it is quite fascinating, and if you read all the 200+ reviews on Amazon too, almost all are 5 stars which is showing us a lot of real-life proof data on our comfort and ergo research.

 

-v  

 


Do you mean how the cable comes out of the headphones if it gets snagged on something? Because that's saved my Crossfades a few times.

 

 

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They’re also prepping a headphone amp that snaps onto the back of an iPhone, and that includes a rechargeable battery that powers the amp and the phone.

 

Is there going to be a version of this that can go on the back of an iPod Touch?


Edited by Bad Santa - 2/25/12 at 4:51pm
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I saw you post something about the "ejection system" in a review for the LP2. Didn't know the M-80 had it too, cool.


It isn't needed as much in M-80 as LP2 as the arms are stiffer and the product is lighter if it is dropped.  But it is there on M-80, it just works slightly differently bc of its smaller design.  The eject mechanism uses different kgF to either pop the arm out or eject past a certain point, I'll video demo it someday but we don't want to encourage people to try it at home, its meant to be an alternative option to breaking.

 

-v

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Originally Posted by 12Rounds View Post

 

The Revolver? 



?!

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?!


Go to post 355 in this thread, click link, read article, drool.
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I know... wonder why it hasn't been mentioned before.

 

 

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Ooooooo I want to see that ejection system video!

Be sure to link it here if/when you do make one, Val ;)

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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post
My very first headphone and flagship design EVER (which isn't out yet in fact) had a swivel.  
 

i see what u did there wink_face.gif, implies flagship headphone is in development?

 

We eventually may release a swivel model too, but I've decided that for DJing the swivel is a death-wish and we'll only release it when its ready and with OCD consideration on its durability.  Therefore, it could take even longer, as quality is #1.

good move in my opinion, keep the reputation for quality,

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http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/image/v-moda-m-100-shadow

 

The Revolver? Headphone amp?

Wait do that means v-moda will be releasing a headphone amp along with the M-100? THAT'S COOL
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Sorry to hear that swiveling cups are not coming to the M-100... that same omission is really making the M-80 quite uncomfortable for me: even with their much lower clamping force they can't rival the HD-25 or DT1350 in comfort. Maybe its less of a problem with over the ear cups...

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Somehow I seem to connect the dots....

 

Hey Val remember this ----> "Life revolves around music...."

 

 

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For those looking for a circumaural version of M80 with similar build quality and isolation plus a little more bass and swiveling cups, Philips Fidelio L1s may be worth it as some 300 usd portables.
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For those looking for a circumaural version of M80 with similar build quality and isolation plus a little more bass and swiveling cups, Philips Fidelio L1s may be worth it as some 300 usd portables.


Have you heard them yet? Only asking because if you haven't it would be pretty odd of you to recommend them, especially in a thread that's about the M-100.


Edited by roma101 - 2/26/12 at 1:28pm
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Any word on the available colour schemes?

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^ Not yet. However, reviews are positive towards their warmish neutral sound and Tyll's measurement looks quite good. To me, the Philips L1s do not look as handsome as V-MODA, but they seem to tick more boxes on my wish list.
Edited by zzffnn - 2/26/12 at 10:03pm
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Somehow I seem to connect the dots....

 

Hey Val remember this ----> "Life revolves around music...."

 

 


Yes I do! It's my first and flagship concept ever "Revolver", it just hasnt made it to market in 8 years plus... Rome wasn't built in a day, but the R&D DNA from the uber flagship is in all our products. I like to think of it as Formula 1 research.


M-100 is inching closer, in a few hours I'm signing off on PP (pilot production) acoustics and colors!
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