Here's why I'm posting:
For those who want to match the shields to the cable on the matte-black M-100:
I just received a pair of orange shields as replacements for my scratched matte-black pair.
No, the orange isn't exactly the same as that of the cable, but seeing the orange shields made me remember the fashion principle I'd forgotten:
You can get away with different shades of the same color if the texture is different enough. And in this case, the texture and look of the orange kevlar cable is markedly different from that of the shiny orange shields -- so much so that the two do work together.
The color works so well that I'd have liked to ask to have them etched if the request were fair (which it wouldn't have been -- I already have an etched pair in matte black).
A friend of mine saw the orange shields and fell in love, fairly begging me to install them right there. I told him I'd do so after my multi-head screwdriver arrived, because enough people on Head-fi have reported issues with the included L-wrench to make me not want to risk creating cosmetic flaws.
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Still listening to the M-100s, which I've decided not to comment on as a kind of late modernist diarist. This isn't because I'm following Anak-Chan's directive (never comment on headphones' sound unless you've heard them over time) but because I'm in the unusual sitch of listening to them at length only after I've been up for twenty hours straight. I need the extra time to check for those odd conclusions that are the result of fatigue's logical dyslexia. Besides which, I find it annoying when people raise issues which aren't a matter of correctness but rather consensus of opinion. I've been a studio musician for most of my life and it's never appreciated in that environment when someone tells you there's only one way to listen.
Edited by scrypt - 10/23/12 at 6:40am