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post #9241 of 21068
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I'm not sure about the bass reducing EQ on the iPod, but lowering the 50-170 Hz range seems to fix the bass issue I have for home listening; so if the iPod's EQ does that, then yes it definitely is a more balanced sound.

How does this look?                700

 

...Or would this be better? (It would boost the mids/lower treble a bit also I think..)700

 

Please remember all i'm looking for is more balance.

Appreciate the help :P


Edited by adman164 - 11/8/12 at 2:41pm
post #9242 of 21068
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

Crossfade LP has more bass than LP2!  Get a Gunmetal Black or Phantom Chrome Crossfade LP.  The white ones have SLIGHTLY lower bass.

OR just EQ an M-100 by bringing down the 8-20kHz bands...  it has ultra deep extension just like it's LP/LP2 cousins.

Thanks! I'll probably end up just with a zo and the m-100, all I want the bass for is when I'm in that mood and I wanna get pumped up and listen to some hip hop
post #9243 of 21068
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

 

 I'm more than sure I will be willing to give up the SQ difference for a more solid headphone.

 

 

Despite the couple of folks on here with issues I don't think you are going to find a "more solid headphone"...if you're referring to durability.  I am the complete opposite of miceblue and I would venture to say representative of the masses (since 99% of the people aren't complaining).  My headphones are rock solid, no cable fray, no creaking, etc... and everyone that looks at them is in awe of the rugged design.

post #9244 of 21068
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Originally Posted by adman164 View Post

How does this look?                700

 

...Or would this be better? (It would boost the mids/lower treble a bit also I think..)700

 

Please remember all i'm looking for is more balance.

Appreciate the help :P

No custom EQ? Seriously?

post #9245 of 21068

I'm sitting here wearing a beanie so that my right pad missing Sennheiser 350s don't feel as uncomfortable. 

Hopefully someone here is willing to answer a few quick questions i have about the M-100s

I'm wondering how well these would preform in a PC gaming environment?

Would these be over kill if i'm using on-board sound? if i bought a decent sound card would that then be acceptable or are these only going to be worthwhile if i have an amp? 

 

Any/All advice/recommendations will be much appreciated!

 

Thanks :)

post #9246 of 21068
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Originally Posted by namloc View Post

I'm sitting here wearing a beanie so that my right pad missing Sennheiser 350s don't feel as uncomfortable. 

Hopefully someone here is willing to answer a few quick questions i have about the M-100s

I'm wondering how well these would preform in a PC gaming environment?

Would these be over kill if i'm using on-board sound? if i bought a decent sound card would that then be acceptable or are these only going to be worthwhile if i have an amp? 

 

Any/All advice/recommendations will be much appreciated!

 

Thanks :)

Well, on Head-fi there is no such thing as overkill :).  Since the M-100 is powered just fine directly through my Iphone, I believe your on-board sound card should be fine. 

post #9247 of 21068
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Originally Posted by namloc View Post

I'm sitting here wearing a beanie so that my right pad missing Sennheiser 350s don't feel as uncomfortable. 

Hopefully someone here is willing to answer a few quick questions i have about the M-100s

I'm wondering how well these would preform in a PC gaming environment?

Would these be over kill if i'm using on-board sound? if i bought a decent sound card would that then be acceptable or are these only going to be worthwhile if i have an amp? 

 

Any/All advice/recommendations will be much appreciated!

 

Thanks :)

They'll be fine with an onboard soundcard as long as the occasional buzzing and ringing noise they tend to make doesn't bother you.  I need to get a dedicated soundcard myself, soon...

post #9248 of 21068

I might end up getting the M-100 if its an M-80 that extends deeper. These M-80s are killing my ears even when I modded them to relieve pressure off my anti-helices.

post #9249 of 21068
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

So I've been using DigitalFreak's earpad mod all day today and I'm finding it to be really, really comfortable. The tips of my ear no longer touch the driver enclosure, even after an hour of use, so my ears no longer have to be pained when wearing them for extended periods.

 

The sound signature is changed a bit on the other hand. The lower-highs are less pronounced, treble extension is improved, the midrange is brought forward a tad bit, and the bass quantity is reduced, thus reducing the bass thump. As a whole, this creates a more balanced sound while in a quiet environment, but the missing quantity of bass may be problematic for some (I still find it very acceptable to listen to while on the bus).

 

This is why I turned to my ZO2.3 after the mod. On a lower bass-boost setting (yellow-green), it really makes up for the loss of lower-endness in a fantastic way.

post #9250 of 21068
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Originally Posted by Uruha View Post

I might end up getting the M-100 if its an M-80 that extends deeper. These M-80s are killing my ears even when I modded them to relieve pressure off my anti-helices.

The M-100 does indeed extend a lot deeper.  But the antihelix is one of the parts of my ear that really gets uncomfortable when wearing the M-100...it just has really shallow cups.

post #9251 of 21068
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Originally Posted by Leon Dota View Post

 

This is why I turned to my ZO2.3 after the mod. On a lower bass-boost setting (yellow-green), it really makes up for the loss of lower-endness in a fantastic way.


Are you using with the L9 line out?  Any audible hiss or other noise?  Overall quality compared to other portable amps?  I don't want to touch the mids or highs in the process of boosting the bass for select genres and am seriously considering the ZO.

post #9252 of 21068
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

The M-100 does indeed extend a lot deeper.  But the antihelix is one of the parts of my ear that really gets uncomfortable when wearing the M-100...it just has really shallow cups.

REALLY?! Darn! I was thinking I wouldn't get the comfort issue some are talking about since my ear bends back after the anti-helix. My Anti-helix sticks out the most of my ear.

post #9253 of 21068
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


Are you using with the L9 line out?  Any audible hiss or other noise?  Overall quality compared to other portable amps?  I don't want to touch the mids or highs in the process of boosting the bass for select genres and am seriously considering the ZO.

i had an ipod video>headphone out>ZO 2.3>vsonic gr07
the hiss was barely audible when music was paused, but when the music started, the hiss wasnt detectable for me
even on the lowest bass boost, it gives everything a layer of warmth

really fun though when you need that extra bass
post #9254 of 21068
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Originally Posted by Uruha View Post

REALLY?! Darn! I was thinking I wouldn't get the comfort issue some are talking about since my ear bends back after the anti-helix. My Anti-helix sticks out the most of my ear.

I honestly found that the M-80 was comfortable after having them for like a month or so, though...I had to bend them around and stretch the headband a bit to get them loose enough though, the clamp was too much before.

post #9255 of 21068
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

So I've been using DigitalFreak's earpad mod all day today and I'm finding it to be really, really comfortable. The tips of my ear no longer touch the driver enclosure, even after an hour of use, so my ears no longer have to be pained when wearing them for extended periods.

 

The sound signature is changed a bit on the other hand. The lower-highs are less pronounced, treble extension is improved, the midrange is brought forward a tad bit, and the bass quantity is reduced, thus reducing the bass thump. As a whole, this creates a more balanced sound while in a quiet environment, but the missing quantity of bass may be problematic for some (I still find it very acceptable to listen to while on the bus).

 

 

I also A/B-ed the M-100's next to some of the headphones in a local Apple Store and I can assure you that the M-100 sounds [subjectively] better than all of the ones I tested (UE6000, UE4000, Beats Executive, Monster DNA, B&W P5, Sennheiser Amperior, Harman Kardon BT, Skullcandy Navigator). That being said, the DNA and the UE4000 are exceptionally good for the price, I think.

 

The M-100's had amongst the worst noise isolation for the headphones I tested though. On-ear headphones seemed to have a LOT of noise isolation in comparison.

 

 

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You're making me worry about my order >.>

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