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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Never is an awfully long time friend... Sometimes the small improvements are "just enough to tick all my boxes!" to justify higher and higher prices, and for many audio enthusiasts even $2000 headphones or headphone-based audio systems are major bargains compared to what you can get in the speaker world. The detail and 3D dimension of a great binaural recording played through a good DAC, amp, and headphones can seem more "real" than even a 9.1 speaker setup with height channels.
Or maybe they are planning ahead for "when" they win the lottery, or regularly saved money instead of buying lotto tickets and cigs and stuff. If it's your hobby, all sorts of price ranges become reasonable and justifiable.
If you don't feel like you can justify over $X for headphones, then go with that instinct. However, you may be surprised one day.

 

Yep. My speaker/amp/source system costs more than 2x of my Stax SR-009/SRM-272A, and although good I find that some of the factors you mentioned sound better on the Stax than in my speaker system.

post #3902 of 21063
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

Yep. My speaker/amp/source system costs more than 2x of my Stax SR-009/SRM-272A, and although good I find that some of the factors you mentioned sound better on the Stax than in my speaker system.

2x is still conservative, most of the time you haveto spend 10x and higher on a speaker rig to equal the sound from a headphone rig.

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Some one knows the newest ETA for these ?

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It's looking like somewhere around the third week of August. 

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Originally Posted by nonsupremous View Post

It's looking like somewhere around the third week of August. 

 Gah, I wish Val would just let us order them now and ship them to us later like a preorder.

post #3906 of 21063
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Originally Posted by olpne View Post

Actually, I understand now, and I've experienced it first hand. Sometimes doing what one loves can cost quite the amount of money.

Thanks, Evshrug! That was good!
I've had a lot of practice explaining to my mother? Lol! I totally would emphasize staying in your price comfort zone, but the higher end models exist because audio companies (and other hobbies) find new ways to blow us away.

For example, $300 for a pair of headphones may Seem like a lot, but I listen to music every single day, and it often adds pizazz and even inspiration at work (and dates too). Meanwhile, dancing may seem like a cheaper hobby, but my mom buys +$100 dancing shoes that wear out in less than a year and pays $10 once or twice a week to get into the hall. I can barely dance beyond The waltz and line dances, so I can't really tell you what I need from a dance shoe. It's not a competition (usually), but you tend to invest money, time, and attention into your interests/passions.


As far as the delayed release of these headphones, well... I'm still enjoying what I have, and I wouldn't trade my antsy-pants anticipation for missing out on the development progress of these headphones. Now that the development is pretty much out of flux, there's not much more to say but still looking forward to release.
And I still think a boom-mic attachment for gamers, built for V-MODA's interchangable cable system and design aesthetic, would be hella awesome! To everyone thinking about speakers vs headphones, have you ever played a game designed for binaural sound played through headphones, like Battlefield 2 or the Thief series? Amazing!!!
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We really need to know at least when the pre-orders will start. Denon already has their new headphones out, PSB has had theirs out for a while... Still waiting - thank god I wasn't here since the beginning of this thread. biggrin.gif

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TBH, I could wait as long as needed, as long as the sound of the M-100 blows me away. Delays don't bother me and if it means the headphone will sound better and be further tooled to its best so be it. That said, I've been anticipating these for quite some time now and I'm happy the release date is finally getting closer!

On another note, I've pretty much decided instead of the matte black, I will get the original Shadow. I can't get over how classy and badass they look simultaneously with the brushed metal and silver accents.
Edited by roma101 - 8/1/12 at 2:19pm
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I think for me the main selling point for the M-100 is the "Modiophile" sound signature in a portable form factor. I am not a fan of supra-aural headphones, so that rules out a good chunk portable headphones (Sennheiser HD25-i-ii, Beyerdynamic DT1350, V-MODA Crossfade M-80, etc.).

 

I like my Shure SRH940's because they offer a very analytical sound in a portable form-factor. However, this type of sound isn't desirable for many genres, and especially while on-the-go/commuting. The M-100 seems to fill those gap.

 

Even if Denon released their new headphones before the M-100's, they do not have the same portability as the M-100, so there is no comparison for my purposes. The PSB M4U 2, honestly, doesn't look very durable for a portable headphone in much the same way the Beats Studio's are, just from what I have observed in photos. Also, the 3 modes of isolation/noise cancellation isn't very appealing to me.


Edited by miceblue - 8/1/12 at 4:33pm
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A dumb question, but I've seen some conflicting comments.  Is this headphone sealed (isolates) or semi-open? (leaks)

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Semi closed due to the very small vents. Won't leak sound but you will hear some wind noise for example. Still isolates better than an open or semi-open headphone.
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

Semi closed due to the very small vents. Won't leak sound but you will hear some wind noise for example. Still isolates better than an open or semi-open headphone.

 

So one can expect outside sound to come in but not let sound out, then?  I don't mind hearing external noise, but my biggest concern is not disturbing the woman I share the couch with. :)

post #3913 of 21063
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

TBH, I could wait as long as needed, as long as the sound of the M-100 blows me away. Delays don't bother me and if it means the headphone will sound better and be further tooled to its best so be it. That said, I've been anticipating these for quite some time now and I'm happy the release date is finally getting closer!
On another note, I've pretty much decided instead of the matte black, I will get the original Shadow. I can't get over how classy and badass they look simultaneously with the brushed metal and silver accents.

 

I second this times a thousand regarding the anticipation and delayed release.  I think I'm set on the matte black with orange cables but still a little confused about which colors the PPU's will be.

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Originally Posted by Curly21029 View Post

So one can expect outside sound to come in but not let sound out, then?  I don't mind hearing external noise, but my biggest concern is not disturbing the woman I share the couch with. smily_headphones1.gif

Haha yep at least that's been my experience with the M-80 and my woman.
post #3915 of 21063
Not sure about the PPUs either but I would imagine they'll either be all Shadows or most Shadows and a small variety of several colors. I could be totally wrong though. We shall see! smily_headphones1.gif
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