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post #9316 of 21040

So yeah, hmm... It could cost tonnes more if bought from V-Moda if those are taken into consideration, when it looks like Amazon could have stocks soon...

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Dues anyone know what states vmoda charges taxes on? I live in Minnesota, does anyone know if they charge taxes here if I pre-order the vmoda m-100?
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what are "customs"? I've seen it brought up every now and then and I don't know what it is. >.>

 

 

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Originally Posted by robble View Post

Import and export officials. Some things demand an extra cost to import into a country


Yup. It's the 'delivery taxes' people are referring to here. 




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Originally Posted by Carlos4996 View Post

Dues anyone know what states vmoda charges taxes on? I live in Minnesota, does anyone know if they charge taxes here if I pre-order the vmoda m-100?

 

There is a taxes and shipping calculator on the site before the actual checkout stage, you can see how much it's going to cost, dpeending on taxes and shipping.


Edited by Apo0th3karY - 11/10/12 at 7:08pm
post #9319 of 21040
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Ah so you were the Monster DNA guy. I do recall someone talking about that somewhere.

 

Next to each other, the DNA has less bass quantity and quality. I was in an Apple Store so the background noise was pretty high. The M-100 hit harder and deeper in this environment, but the DNA had decent punch. I would imagine that the sound would be "fuller" when in a quiet listening environment.

 

The midrange (female vocals really stood out) of the DNA is more forward than that of the M-100 so that's what captured my attention in the DNA. In terms of timbre, the DNA sounded kind of hollow and lacking in warmth compared to the M-100.

 

The highs of the DNA were also more present than that of the M-100 but sounded a bit too pronounced. It might have been due to the loud environment though as the SRH940 also had this "I only hear the treble" effect in a loud environment. This caused the DNA to sound rather cold next to the M-100 since the M-100's treble extension is rather soft/quiet in comparison.

 

Comfort-wise I actually like the DNA more than the M-100 because the earpads of the DNA were soft and cushiony without having my ears touch the hard driver enclosure. Noise isolation was slightly higher on the DNA as well.

 

On the other hand, the DNA seemed to present less details next to the M-100 and I would call them a more forgivable headphone as a whole. For $200 I do think the DNA is a pretty good headphone, but for a loud listening environment, I would prefer the warmer-sounding UE6/4000. The UE_000's are less portable and are much bulkier/heavy on the head though so that's something to consider since the DNA is a really portable headphone. The dual-entry headphone ports is also a nice bonus as I like the M-100's cable on the right or left side depending on which pocket my PMP is in.

 

That's great feedback, thanks for the writeup.  I cannot wait till my M100s arrive if they are really that much better than the DNAs.

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Binaural recordings are cool like that. I watch a TON of binaural videos on YouTube. Let's just say ASMR is kind of my thing.

 

After giving that a video quick listen, I still have to say that the M-100's are deeper than wide. L/R imaging just seems kind of off to me as they seem more diagonal than right next to me. Usually the matchbox shaking sounds are used to image hard left, hard right, right up/down, and left up/down. With the M-100's they seemed more diagonally back left, diagonally back right, diagonally up, and diagonally down in my head.

 

Evidently I must be the only one "hearing things wrong" since everyone else seems to be amazed at how spacious the soundstage is. T_T

 

 

With the original paper towel mod, the L/R imaging is much better. Things seem more correctly placed in my head with binaural ASMR videos. The matchbox shaking and "haircut scissors" are definitely more close to hard L/R than diagonal L/R.

 

So there's better headphones for gaming? I was hoping the positioning would be good

 
post #9321 of 21040

Hm, I was just browsing the M-80's measurements on Innerfidelity, and I have to say, the THD for the M-80's bass looks terrible yet no one complains about the bass sounding bad. I know a THD of less than 0.5% is inaudible, but how can a headphone with so much distortion have so little complaints from people? People blatantly claim that the Beats headphones "have so much distortion in the bass" yet the M-80 easily has more.

 

Interesting.

 

Crossfade M-80

700

 

Beats Studio

700

 

 

In that 1-hour video that AnakChan posted somewhere, it was mentioned that the M-100 has a lot of distortion too.

post #9322 of 21040
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Hm, I was just browsing the M-80's measurements on Innerfidelity, and I have to say, the THD for the M-80's bass looks terrible yet no one complains about the bass sounding bad. I know a THD of less than 0.5% is inaudible, but how can a headphone with so much distortion have so little complaints from people? People blatantly claim that the Beats headphones "have so much distortion in the bass" yet the M-80 easily has more.

 

Interesting.

 

Crossfade M-80

700

 

Beats Studio

700

 

 

In that 1-hour video that AnakChan posted somewhere, it was mentioned that the M-100 has a lot of distortion too.

Apparently on-ear headphones tend to have more distortion to begin with?  I guess this shows distortion isn't always bad though.  Either that or the measurement is wrong. :P

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Well it wouldn't be the first time on hed-fi a headphone measured terrible yet everyone seemed to like the sound. I wish purrin would get a M-80 and M-100 and throw up some of his measurements. His water plots are very informative.

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Well it wouldn't be the first time on hed-fi a headphone measured terrible yet everyone seemed to like the sound. I wish purrin would get a M-80 and M-100 and throw up some of his measurements. His water plots are very informative.

Didn't he do one of the M-80 at some point?

post #9325 of 21040
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Originally Posted by namloc View Post

So there's better headphones for gaming? I was hoping the positioning would be good

Yes definitely. I only do light gaming (I play Team Fortress 2 casually from time-to-time), so really any headphone is good enough for me. For the more serious gamer, I'm sure there are plenty of better choices out there. It was mentioned earlier in this thread way back in a time long long ago that analytical headphones are actually really good for gaming; so headphones such as the AKG _701 or Shure SRH940 would probably make a better gaming headphone for accurate imaging and detail retrieval.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Well it wouldn't be the first time on hed-fi a headphone measured terrible yet everyone seemed to like the sound. I wish purrin would get a M-80 and M-100 and throw up some of his measurements. His water plots are very informative.


He did measure the M-80:

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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

V-Moda M80

Hmm. Fashion headphones. Smallish supra-aural. Hmm. These can't be good. <Putting them on> Wow. Surprising they don't sound that bad. Hey, I'm still listening to them. They are giving me some musical information. Yup. Going to listen to a few more tracks. I can't believe I'm not finding them offensive for what they are. Maybe it was my extremely low expectations upon first seeing them. Wait. K.D. Lang voice's is a bit bumped up. At least these work well for popular music. Broad peak at 2kHz? No appreciable ringing heard. That's impressive. Rolled off.

 

Lets go. (I had to to solid plate tests for these because of the supra-aural design. The solid plate tests tend to emphasize any ringing and create more junk and plateaus below 1.5kHz)

m80 L solidplate.txt.jpg m80 R solidplate.txt.jpg

Not too shabby at all, considering solid plate tests were used. The FR could be more linear, but it's actually fairly clean for what it is. I'll post a 2kHz+ version of the usual anechoic plate tests later.

post #9326 of 21040

I never knew purrin did the M-80, if that's the case it should only be a matter of time before we start seeing some M-100 measurements.

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post #9328 of 21040
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

I've posted my M-100 review here - http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-crossfade-m-100/reviews/7811

Nice...I'll have to read it when I'm not tired at 2:25 AM.

 

BUT, while I AM still awake...that's one HELLAVA long video review.

post #9329 of 21040
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

I've posted my M-100 review here - http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-crossfade-m-100/reviews/7811

 

Great review!

post #9330 of 21040
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Originally Posted by Carlos4996 View Post

Dues anyone know what states vmoda charges taxes on? I live in Minnesota, does anyone know if they charge taxes here if I pre-order the vmoda m-100?


State tax when a product is shipped out of state is based on the state where the business is established.  I believe V-Moda is registered in California.  If that is the case, then only California residents would be subject to sales tax.

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