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post #9376 of 21165
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

 

Ah interesting to read another perspective.  I like how he comments under the article that he's too scared to post it here on head-fi.  :)

 

My first impressions of the M100 were slightly aligned with his points in that I thought the bass was quite intense and the mid-range lacking occasionally on some albums.  Since then, I'm not sure if it's just me that's adapted, or the fact that I always listen through my lovely Leckerton amp now, but I've grown to like the signature more and more.  At this point I absolutely love it for rock - the new Soundgarden album sounds wonderfully satisfying on the M100s.  There's certainly strong bass, but it doesn't detract from the clarity of the vocals and other instruments.  It sounds great.  My other cans include the Denon D2000 and some Grados (SR125 and RS1i).  At the moment I would say that the M100 outperforms them all for it's price.  

I've been finding this as well, I've noticed that the more I stop 'listening' to the bass and start 'feeling' it, the mids and detail arise out of the depths and I have a LOT of fun. However, mentally focusing on the bass does overwhelm the rest of the elements, especially on songs like 'Thinking bout you' by Frank ocean and pretty much all of the Alt-J album. To put it another way - It's hard to think polyphonically with these headphones.

post #9377 of 21165
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Originally Posted by Jerryberry View Post

First unflattering review i have read so far !!! This comfort issue seems to bug me more than anything else. Personally i like good bass... Great pics though ...All in all good to see someone thinks otherwise ...still different strokes for different folks !!!.. 

 

http://noblehifi.blogspot.co.uk/

 

It reads more like a review of his attempts to totally alter the sound signature vs. what the headphones sound like.  It's obvious from the get go the guy like's a more neutral sound signature and spent his entire time trying to obtain one by electronically boosting mids etc... vs. reviewing the headphones.

post #9378 of 21165
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

I am really sorry to say this - but even after bending, I can't get these to stop giving headaches after 45+ minutes. The pads are fine now that I have bent the angle of the cups, but something is really making me dizzy when I wear these. It may be the headband on my head, the clamping force, or something else, but I've never had this happen before with anything but my old TMA-1's.

 

It's sad because I like/love the sound. It seems like these just aren't made for me... 

 

I will probably be selling these soon - if someone wants to help a fellow Head-Fi'er out and buy my pair, I'd be really grateful. I'll be sad to see 'em go.

 

Have you also reduced clamping force and played with different headband lengths?  I have found those to be hugely important and the headband lengths surprised me.  By altering that you can move where the clamping force is applied on the cup and find a spot that is more comfortable.

post #9379 of 21165

I wrote my review here:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-crossfade-m-100/reviews/7820

 

I forgot to mention EQ-ing but I really need some sleep...it's 5:00 AM here. >.>

post #9380 of 21165
For those recommending me to use the 60-day test policy, I would have to take a loss on everything I have paid so far + the return shipping. I would end up losing 95$ + $30 Shipping.

I really rather not do that if I can help it.
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So we got HA's review and miceblue's.

It's now Monday and Tyll said his review will be here today!

Oh its also $1 tacos at Sammy Chan's at Temple!

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I just want to thank HeadphoneAddict and miceblue for their fantastic, in-depth reviews. Really lets me a get a handle on the way these cans sound.

BRS, I agree with DF whatever you want to price your M-100s at is completely your business. If you're sure about selling them, I would just go ahead and post a classified for them. I'm sure someone will snatch them up.
Edited by roma101 - 11/12/12 at 6:52am
post #9383 of 21165
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

I just want to thank HeadphoneAddict and miceblue for their fantastic, in-depth reviews. Really lets me a get a handle on the way these cans sound.
BRS, I agree with DF whatever you want to price your M-100s at is completely your business. If you're sure about selling them, I would just go ahead and post a classified for them. I'm sure someone will snatch them up.

Will do - thank you.

 

Also, I hope the rest of you that have or will have M-100's will enjoy them, sound-wise, they're an amazing can!

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I am so tempted to sell my m80's and order a pair of these, but the size difference is huge and I can't make up my mind if I want that large of a portable headphone. Then again the only thing I don't like about  my m80's is the comfort is lacking a little. Has anyone made the change from m80 to m100? did you regret it at all?

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I have both the M80 and the M100, and don't regret getting the M100 at all.  It's more comfortable than the M80 for me and soundwise it's a considerable step 'up'.  I put the quotation marks there as some people might not agree that the changes are an improvement (as some recent reviews illustrate) - not everyone will want the added bass, for example.  I still absolutely love the signature of the M80s but find the larger soundstage of the M100s to add a great deal to the listening experience.  I generally enjoy the signature of the M100s more than the M80s.  They're a blast.  I'm going to keep both - couldn't bring myself to part with either of them.

post #9386 of 21165
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Originally Posted by Uruha View Post

So we got HA's review and miceblue's.

It's now Monday and Tyll said his review will be here today!

Oh its also $1 tacos at Sammy Chan's at Temple!

Sadly, I think it'll be a day late. Got some things to do today, and don't want to rush it.

post #9387 of 21165
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Originally Posted by jonnio View Post

 

It reads more like a review of his attempts to totally alter the sound signature vs. what the headphones sound like.  It's obvious from the get go the guy like's a more neutral sound signature and spent his entire time trying to obtain one by electronically boosting mids etc... vs. reviewing the headphones.

I thought he was a bit too liberal with his EQ, I found a more subtle change reduced the veiling on the mids considerably:

 

 

 

This worked well on my setup (macbook sound card, no amp) YMMV. I decided to lower the 200 HZ bass hump, which has a tendency to cloud the the mix, and introduced a mid boost. The iTunes EQ doesn't exactly have precision or quality, but at least this way I can use it on my iPod.

post #9388 of 21165
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

Ah interesting to read another perspective.  I like how he comments under the article that he's too scared to post it here on head-fi.  smily_headphones1.gif

My first impressions of the M100 were slightly aligned with his points in that I thought the bass was quite intense and the mid-range lacking occasionally on some albums.  Since then, I'm not sure if it's just me that's adapted, or the fact that I always listen through my lovely Leckerton amp now, but I've grown to like the signature more and more.  At this point I absolutely love it for rock - the new Soundgarden album sounds wonderfully satisfying on the M100s.  There's certainly strong bass, but it doesn't detract from the clarity of the vocals and other instruments.  It sounds great.  My other cans include the Denon D2000 and some Grados (SR125 and RS1i).  At the moment I would say that the M100 outperforms them all for it's price.  

+1 to that.
Initially (first week or so) the bass was overwhelming to me and I started to wonder if I made a misstake buying them, especially considering rock music. I was worried i'd have to buy an amp or equalizer.

But now a 'phone like the Momentum just sounds to 'flimsy' compared to the M-100, which feels like it presents music (every kind) with heft, so to speak. It's just heavy, massive fun, with the right kind of details to still be enjoyable when listening to jazz or rock. I'm enjoying this sound more and more, parlty because it makes music sound more like a live experience.

To Edd from Noblehifi: please don't be afriad to post your critical review here. I don't think anyone believes there is such a thing as the perfect headphone. It's listeners like you that keep the discussion going.

I'm sincerely interested though in how many days/weeks you had them before posting your review. From my experience, these have to grow on you, especially when you're expecting an 'audiophile', type of sound (with less emphasis on fun).
Edited by Vibemerchant - 11/12/12 at 1:26pm
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iPad double-post (tip: don't quote others when replying with an iPad on this forum)
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