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post #8281 of 21063
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Originally Posted by cssimone17 View Post

I'm having the same problem.  I love them so far, but its just so painful to keep them on for an extended period of time.

If you guys are having comfort issues make sure the clamping force isn't too strong.  I got the advice to tweak that a little bit by flexing the headband (being very careful not to overdo it and ruin the seal) and it has helped significantly.  Not solved it completely, but it is much much more bearable now.  I also found that tweaking the length of the arms moved the clamping force to different parts of the headphone and improved comfort too.

post #8282 of 21063

How long are you guys leaving them on before you start to feel they are uncomfortable?

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Have any1 attempted to do the simple mod I often do to my headphones to increase comfort/fit and sometimes improve the balance depending what they are out of box. I remember on LP2 the ear could slightly touch the driver casing so I'd probably have to do it on M100 too to increase comfort. I'm curious how you find the sound doing this mod for M100 though.

 

Ie. taking for example some kitchen papertowel and stuff underneath the pads to make them deeper, For M100 I'd use aprox 1/3 to 1/2 (max!) of a piece of kitchen paper towel per cup, fold into a 1cm wide paperroll and stuff underneath the pads. It's important to not make the extra layer thicker than needed though, if the distance between the driver and the ear becomes too big, it might start hurting the sound signature. Now I saw the pads on these headphones have holes on the bottomside which tends to increase brightness slightly, I have the same holes on Q40's pads and with this mod I get slightly smoothed out 9kHz peak, very suitably so in my ears and it becomes a slight improvement in my ears. Since it seems M100 might be very slight U-shape signature, it might also very well benefit from this mod to balance out the mids/highs balance.

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/19/12 at 7:04am
post #8284 of 21063
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Width ≠ depth in terms of soundstage.
If I recall correctly, the M-100 has nice depth, but a rather limited width (in comparison to the SRH940). Other people have said it has nice width.
I'll need to do more listening, but I might be confusing instrument separation with soundstage width. The M-100 has very nice instrument separation from the time I listened to it.

I haven't had much experience with other high-end headphones, so my comparison is primarily between the M-100s and the M-80s, which several people have asked about, and both depth and width are noticeably greater than the M-80. And, like Craigster mentioned, I can also perceive instruments behind me. It's a great effect and helps out with gaming as I hear approaching rockets whiz by in Quake III(my netbook is too slow to run newer games).

post #8285 of 21063
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Originally Posted by Kirin View Post

How long are you guys leaving them on before you start to feel they are uncomfortable?

I get no pressure discomfort whatsoever. They two things I have to fiddle with are my glasses, which sometimes, depending on how the pads are pressing against them, rattle when I walk, and heat build-up. I have small/medium-sized ears that don't stick out much.

post #8286 of 21063

Hey all, I'm a bit curious on what sort of sources/amps that you guys have run the M100's through and if you noticed any improvements.  Just figuring out if a portable amp would be worth it for these headphones since the majority of my music listening is on the go.  I primarily use a Sansa Clip Zip which already sounds great.  Such is the life of a head-fier, always wanting to improve your gear. smily_headphones1.gif

post #8287 of 21063
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Originally Posted by SashimiWu View Post

Hey all, I'm a bit curious on what sort of sources/amps that you guys have run the M100's through and if you noticed any improvements.  Just figuring out if a portable amp would be worth it for these headphones since the majority of my music listening is on the go.  I primarily use a Sansa Clip Zip which already sounds great.  Such is the life of a head-fier, always wanting to improve your gear. smily_headphones1.gif


Sorry to repeat myself again for others that are tired of mentioning the FiiO E11.  I would imagine there may be better sounding, more costly options.  However, here is what I really like about the E11:

 

  • excellent power and sound reproduction for the price
  • compact and lightweight
  • two-stage bass boost

 

Two areas I would improve upon would be build quality and adding a low-power warning light which should be fixed in the E12, although that will be larger and heavier, but still portable.

post #8288 of 21063
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


Sorry to repeat myself again for others that are tired of mentioning the FiiO E11.  I would imagine there may be better sounding, more costly options.  However, here is what I really like about the E11:

 

  • excellent power and sound reproduction for the price
  • compact and lightweight
  • two-stage bass boost

 

Two areas I would improve upon would be build quality and adding a low-power warning light which should be fixed in the E12, although that will be larger and heavier, but still portable.

 

Thanks Craigster75.  I actually read your comments about the FiiO E11 from your previous which really piqued my interest in obtaining a portable amp that wouldn't break my wallet.  I'm glad to see that you're getting a good use out of the E11 with the M100's since I was hoping a bit more clarity and bass impact would enhance my listening experience at work.  Is there any distortion in the bass when using the E11? What source do you run the amplifier from?

 

Do you by any chance have/heard a FiiO E6 or the Digizoid ZO2?  The reason I'm asking is because I'm very interested in the form factor of the amplifier since the Clip Zip is already a very small device.  Sorry for all the questions but I am still a novice in the audio field so guidance would be wonderful.

 

Reading through more of the posts, it seems that amplification does help quite a lot more than the M80's which is good to hear.

post #8289 of 21063
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Originally Posted by SashimiWu View Post

 

Thanks Craigster75.  I actually read your comments about the FiiO E11 from your previous which really piqued my interest in obtaining a portable amp that wouldn't break my wallet.  I'm glad to see that you're getting a good use out of the E11 with the M100's since I was hoping a bit more clarity and bass impact would enhance my listening experience at work.  Is there any distortion in the bass when using the E11? What source do you run the amplifier from?

 

Do you by any chance have/heard a FiiO E6 or the Digizoid ZO2?  The reason I'm asking is because I'm very interested in the form factor of the amplifier since the Clip Zip is already a very small device.  Sorry for all the questions but I am still a novice in the audio field so guidance would be wonderful.

 

Reading through more of the posts, it seems that amplification does help quite a lot more than the M80's which is good to hear.


I have not compared other amps, but there is zero distortion.  I run through my Iphone 4 and the E11 improves bass as well as overall SQ.

post #8290 of 21063
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Have any1 attempted to do the simple mod I often do to my headphones to increase comfort/fit and sometimes improve the balance depending what they are out of box. I remember on LP2 the ear could slightly touch the driver casing so I'd probably have to do it on M100 too to increase comfort. I'm curious how you find the sound doing this mod for M100 though.

 

Ie. taking for example some kitchen papertowel and stuff underneath the pads to make them deeper, For M100 I'd use aprox 1/3 to 1/2 (max!) of a piece of kitchen paper towel per cup, fold into a 1cm wide paperroll and stuff underneath the pads. It's important to not make the extra layer thicker than needed though, if the distance between the driver and the ear becomes too big, it might start hurting the sound signature. Now I saw the pads on these headphones have holes on the bottomside which tends to increase brightness slightly, I have the same holes on Q40's pads and with this mod I get slightly smoothed out 9kHz peak, very suitably so in my ears and it becomes a slight improvement in my ears. Since it seems M100 might be very slight U-shape signature, it might also very well benefit from this mod to balance out the mids/highs balance.

 

That's what I've been doing, but as I said, it only helps a little - my ears still hurt after awhile!  It's not the end of the wooooorld though, I can put up with it. :P

post #8291 of 21063
So at home I'm not completely satisfied with how the treble is presented...but as a road warrior on the bus/walking on campus, MAN these sound great! The noise isolation is better than I thought and I haven't had any comfort issues yet. It might be a problem that the earpads warm up pretty quickly though. It's good for me especially today since it's cold outside. On a windy day, these might be an issue since I do hear that "whoooooooooo" sound that wind makes, but I think that happens to any headphone, closed or open.
post #8292 of 21063

Well mine came in the mail today. Fantastic. I probs won't take too many pics because everyone else seems to have that covered rather thoroughly. Probably just the numerous shields I have and whatever.

 

Out-of-the-box impressions

-Hot damn these things are way smaller than pictured. It's like a softball. You could probably even play softball with it (disclaimer: I'm not recommending anyone play softball with it)

-No note from Val. Sadface.jpg but oh well

-*holds up the headphones* Ah yes, now this is a quality built headphone. No evident defects on mine, either!

-oodles and doodles of goodies.

-I think I spent a good 20-30 minutes putting on my shields. I guess I'll only be swapping shields on a weekly-biweekly basis, lol

-Man, when I put them on I was a bit blown back by the bass, but that's mainly because I've been using the DT1350's for so long. The mids do sound less forward to say the least, but the evident bass emphasis is probably driving that placement.

-soundstage is pretty good for closed back. I do love that club sound for stuff.

 

Aaaaaaaaaaaand more to come later.

post #8293 of 21063
I don't know how people can say microphonics isn't an issue. I am currently wearing a cotton/nylon jacket and the collar brushes against the cable (left or right earcup). Every movement the cable makes with my jacket is translated through the cable into the earcup. Just a slight annoyance, but it's something to bring up. T_T
post #8294 of 21063

Oh wow, I absolutely love Roundabout by Yes with these cans. Magnifique!

post #8295 of 21063
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Originally Posted by robble View Post

Oh wow, I absolutely love Roundabout by Yes with these cans. Magnifique!

While on the topic of songs, Fourplay's Bali Run sounds pretty fantastic. Dat synthesizer is so addicting.
I actually like the album version better, but this isn't bad.
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