I can see the dilemma, but it seems like he just needs to make 2 headphones: one that needs an amp, and one that doesn't. The "M100" name sounds like its primed to be a successor to the M80, which is a pure portable; if I was Val and I was going to make one that needed an amp, I would call it the LP2 Studio or something of the sort.
M100: $250ish, no amp required; M80 with bigger bass and over ear design
LP2 Studio: $300-$350, LP2 but with bigger drivers for better SQ, amp preferable
I'll wager Val has considered this very thing himself ;) However his more recent posts lead me to believe that he is fairly close to a final decision, and that this will not be the case.
Originally Posted by skyline315
Very interesting, and you can certainly see his dilemna. At the same time, it sounds like a final discussion is far from being made, which means...like others have said...
All of this praise/criticism certainly seems premature considering the fact that he hasn't made a final decision one way or the other.
Edited by Gilly87 - 2/1/12 at 1:17pm