OT: @eron, I'm glad that Lau Pa Sat was actually mentioned. I do love that place!!
Well we all have our different preferences for sure but the best way to write a review is simply to stay objective and simply describe how it sounds like and you should have enough experience with different headphones to be able to position it fairly well in the different aspects I think how it compares like versus other headphones. Unbiased is when you simply say it has a "a a fairly boosted bass" but don't take any stand to whether this is good or not, same goes if it's V-shape or has an intimate soundstage versus laid-back & spacious, to different people it may be either a bad or good thing but that's up to the readers to decide, you just describe the sound, but you don't take stand to whether it's good or not, that's the readers tasks. To me this is an unbiased review which I try to follow, example of what I'd call is an "objective review" can be found in my signature.
Yep, but just a point I would like to clarify further in case my original post wasn't clear.
1) Objective: To me even what's objective is objective to my hearing. So if I may borrow your words and further amend to it :-
"...objective and simply describe how it sounds like to me..."
As mentioned earlier, sonically my ears may be more (or less) sensitive to some frequencies than the person next to me. This isn't about sonic preferences but actual sensitivity that my ears can or cannot pick up compared to the person next to me. Therefore, to me, even "objective" is really "subjective".
2) unbiased: Think you & I are on the same page about this.
OK, so it's actually done or mostly done but can I check <fill in the blanks here> and get back to you all? Rest be assured, with reference to past speculation, there's no technical issue - sonic, functionality, nor build-wise.
L-R: Bill (V-Moda HK), Val, yours truly, Naoki, Jin.
An interesting piece of info: For those of you who managed to get your VTF-100 orders, please consider yourselves very lucky and if I may humbly request, please chill a little about when your M-100s will be delivered. Let's just say that the V-Moda staff, and even Val himself are running around town with heavily tested M-100s that aren't up to production standards for sale.
Sonically they're the same as mine, but after all the durability tests, they're somewhat aesthetically "blemished" to put it mildly. Which means, the customers are really put on 1st priority of receiving production quality M-100s that there's not enough left for themselves. I hope you all appreciate this gesture.
P.S. I think Bill wins the "Floppy M-100" awards. That's one extremely well tested pair of headphones.