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post #9256 of 21161
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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

I personally don't like any of those. Usually with EQ's, turning down the knobs instead of increasing them gives better results ("better" as in less distortion):

EQ's for soul music (Click to show)

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EQ's for symphonic metal (Click to show)

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EQ's for breakbeat (Click to show)

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EQ's for progressive house (Click to show)

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EQ's for folktronica (Click to show)

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From what I've just did, it looks like a decrease in bass and "increase" in treble causes most tracks to have a more balanced sound to my ears.

 

Of course, the EQ varies from track to track depending on how they're recorded and mastered (e.g. for the "progressive house" tracks, I used tracks from Deadmau5; "Some Chords" has a lot of really annoying treble and super-boosted bass compared to "Ghosts 'N' Stuff (ft. Rob Swire)", so you can tell from the EQ's which one is which).

 

Tracks used were V0 (256 kbps VBR) MP3's accurately ripped from CD's through EAC, no external amping, through my MacBook on iTunes 10 (21).

 

 

I should mention that dedicated media players that use a lot of resources greatly improves the audio quality despite it being the same hardware. Audirvana Plus on Mac really makes a difference for the "Some Chords" song. Harsh treble is reduced somewhat and bass impact is improved (using the same MP3).

 

 

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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

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

The M-100's block out some noise, but I've seen that the midrange frequencies are not as blocked out compared to other headphones I tried. In my case it's good since I like to hear what's around me while listening to music.


Edited by miceblue - 11/8/12 at 7:19pm
post #9257 of 21161
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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.

 

Yes, I'm using with the L9 and there is NO hiss detectable at all for me. ZO2.3 is the best bass amp for it's price range, period. It doesn't touch the mids and highs; I can attest for this. It will give you what you're looking for and more.

post #9258 of 21161
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Originally Posted by Leon Dota View Post

 

Yes, I'm using with the L9 and there is NO hiss detectable at all for me. ZO2.3 is the best bass amp for it's price range, period. It doesn't touch the mids and highs; I can attest for this. It will give you what you're looking for and more.


Thanks.  I'm buying myself an early holiday gift.

post #9259 of 21161
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

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.

I will see if they get better at the end of the month. Glad there are 60 days to try! I have loosened the headband, too. Now they do not feel secure when I am looking down. I don't want them any looser.

 

Edit: Sorry for spamming the M-80 here, but I am really considering the M-100 due to comfort issues...which isn't really solved by the M-100 for me lololololol


Edited by Uruha - 11/8/12 at 7:39pm
post #9260 of 21161

This thread never seems to slows down.


@miceblue

 

I used to own the P5. I'm a huge B&W fan boy and the P5's were the first expensive headphone I bought. It was one of the most disappointing buys I ever made and I sold them a year later. Sonically they lacked good mid detail, bass was muddy, and treble had no sparkle. Also, I don't know if it was just me but whenever I listened to the P5 instrument positioning and separation sounded really off and weird. My biggest problem with the P5 was I think for the money spent buying it it was ridiculously overpriced for the quality or in this case the lack of quality of sound it delivered. It's sonic short comings aside it was probably the most well built, most comfortable, and best isolating headphone I ever owned. I've yet to run across another mobile headphone that isolation wise and form factor wise was so good. If B&W would have put as much thought into the P5 driver tuning as they did into everything else they could have turned the market upside down. Talk about a missed opportunity.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 11/8/12 at 8:54pm
post #9261 of 21161

Because the hype and buildup surrounding this product has been so great, and the fact the release date keeps getting pushed further, my interest in it is kinda waning. Anyone else experience this?

post #9262 of 21161
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post

Because the hype and buildup surrounding this product has been so great, and the fact the release date keeps getting pushed further, my interest in it is kinda waning. Anyone else experience this?

Most of us following the thread from the very start!  It won't be pushed back anymore though, it's moved onto its full mass production by now.

post #9263 of 21161
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post

Because the hype and buildup surrounding this product has been so great, and the fact the release date keeps getting pushed further, my interest in it is kinda waning. Anyone else experience this?

 

Production is right on schedule!  As of now the production dates end November 25-29th.  I'll keep you updated on when that means they'll land in USA and ship direct to customers, but around first few days of December is likely and we are loading them up to ship quickly worldwide.  This is why I've been travelling for so long across the globe, we want them to be available across Europe, North America and Asia on the same day.

 

Cheers!

 

-V

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post #9264 of 21161
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

 

Production is right on schedule!  As of now the production dates end November 25-29th.  I'll keep you updated on when that means they'll land in USA and ship direct to customers, but around first few days of December is likely and we are loading them up to ship quickly worldwide.  This is why I've been travelling for so long across the globe, we want them to be available across Europe, North America and Asia on the same day.

 

Cheers!

 

-V

That's great news. The pre-orders would make a great Christmas present :D.

post #9265 of 21161
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

 

Production is right on schedule!  As of now the production dates end November 25-29th.  I'll keep you updated on when that means they'll land in USA and ship direct to customers, but around first few days of December is likely and we are loading them up to ship quickly worldwide.  This is why I've been travelling for so long across the globe, we want them to be available across Europe, North America and Asia on the same day.

 

Cheers!

 

-V

Wasn't  meaning to criticise.  I appreciate the way you keep in touch with your potential customers. It shows a level of personal attetion unrivaled with any other company. It's just that I've been busting for these since early this year evil_smiley.gif

post #9266 of 21161
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Sucks, because I would be paying $40 just for sending mine back - if I add that to the tax I paid, I'd have lost $95+ on these headphones if I chose to return them. 

 

I am in the same camp. I love the sound, but the presentation and little bits here and there definitely need to be cleaned up. (I'm lookin' at you, Pads, Cables, Y-Wings, Headband, Plastic...)

 

I'm probably going to pick up a pair of MONSTER Inspiration headphones to compare to these. I prefer designs without exposed cables, with more streamlined and solid aesthetics. I don't mind if I lose a little bit of sound quality if I can get a solid, good looking pair of headphones. It's what I wanted out of the AKG K267's, before those got delayed 3 times.

 

Don't do it.  I was at RMAF and the Inspiration were not as good as the M-100.  Also, the passive Inspiration were not as good as the active NC version.  I'd prefer the Senn Momentum or Sony MDR-1 over the Inspiration.  The Monster Diamond tears didn't sound bad, so get them if you're a girl.

post #9267 of 21161
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

 

Don't do it.  I was at RMAF and the Inspiration were not as good as the M-100.  Also, the passive Inspiration were not as good as the active NC version.  I'd prefer the Senn Momentum or Sony MDR-1 over the Inspiration.  The Monster Diamond tears didn't sound bad, so get them if you're a girl.

I wish the demo sets they had at future shop let you use your own music.  Same goes for the demo sets of Momentums.  They probably EQ'd the hell out of the music to make them sound better than they really are.

post #9268 of 21161
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

 

Don't do it.  I was at RMAF and the Inspiration were not as good as the M-100.  Also, the passive Inspiration were not as good as the active NC version.  I'd prefer the Senn Momentum or Sony MDR-1 over the Inspiration.  The Monster Diamond tears didn't sound bad, so get them if you're a girl.

I had the chance to listen to them today, and I haaate them. The marketing makes them look so good, but the cups are cramped, shallow, the build is plasticky, light, creaky, the clamping force is too much, the bass is too much, the mids are too recessed, the treble is harsh...

 

Barely lasted 5 minutes on my head..

 

Unless I get the new M-100 pads and they fix the nagging issues I have with my M-100's, then I am almost completely set on my pre-ordered AKG K267's. Style + Adjustable Bass + AKG sound + Solid materials + detachable cables. I am willing to give up a bit of sound for a heavier, more solid headphone. It's more of a preference than a rag on the M-100's, as the M-100's are amazing 'fun' headphones.

post #9269 of 21161
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

 

Production is right on schedule!  As of now the production dates end November 25-29th.  I'll keep you updated on when that means they'll land in USA and ship direct to customers, but around first few days of December is likely and we are loading them up to ship quickly worldwide.  This is why I've been travelling for so long across the globe, we want them to be available across Europe, North America and Asia on the same day.

 

Cheers!

 

-V

 

Music to my ears! Is it possible you can "recommend"/mention in any way what online retailers will host these for example in europe? Just wanna make sure I buy from the "right" places.

post #9270 of 21161
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

I wish the demo sets they had at future shop let you use your own music.  Same goes for the demo sets of Momentums.  They probably EQ'd the hell out of the music to make them sound better than they really are.

 

Yeah, I used my iPod Nano lossless music > LOD > Pico Slim to listen to them with no EQ.

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