Matte black + orange looks so good
Can't wait to get mine... Probably should pick up a vamp too.
Give him a break. He has his reasons. You'll have to wait a bit longer for his review, ask the others who've gotten their gear.
I guess you could call it that. I'll probably end up waiting for them, and trying them myself in the end. I'm just hoping the isolation is on par with my late ATH-M50 at least. If it is, I'll be fine with 'em, and get a second set of custom shields after doing my review. If they aren't, I will post my review as usual, and return them. (I'll be out 40$, but it's worth getting the chance to personally try them and such.)
Only other headphones I am truly looking at right now are the AKG K267 Tiestos and the SONY MDR-1R's. But I want to give the M-100 a try first. Hopefully, I will be getting the AKG K267's from 'our martin' free when he opens his store in NYC later this year. (Favor)
Val, you forgot to mark the packages as "USB Sound Card". Or maybe they are checking that they aren't counterfeit? The irony if that were true...
Regarding reviews: Like everything, they will come. Here's a kind of funny thing though: I deliberately didn't bug Val before now about reviewing a pair, as I thought it'd be a bit selfish and I don't like asking people for things. As well, I'd be taking a pair away from someone who would very likely use them a lot more than me (despite doing my best to get RID of headphones, they are accumulating none-the-less) and I will probably be able to borrow Anakchan's at some point. However, all this talk about them, as well as the recent trend towards affordable, high-quality portable amps and DACs has got me too curious and I know if I talk about those, everyone is going to ask about the M-100s, so I've asked Val for a pair (eventually, as I don't consider myself a priority).
Indeed, the faders and the boom mic and the extra shields are all extra goodies that come with the preorder, along with val's thank you note of awesomeness
So how did that picture with all the customs lined turn out?
From memory, I found that TMA-1 have slightly better isolation than M100 and the sound leakage is very minimal compared to M100. M100 however are very comfortable, the clamping force are just right. I am wearing it for hours now without having any fatigue.
If what anakchan says is true and that Bill and Val are currently promoting the M-100's with very... well worn models, then I think we have nothing to fear. Our models may be reworked a bit here and there, but they are not going to be the ones seared with the fires of hell.