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post #9406 of 20968

Ouch!!! Not good!
Yes, I worry about the quality too in a sense.

I got slightly worried after looking at the wiring inside of the headphones themselves, and how thin and brittle they look compared with the outside wires.

post #9407 of 20968
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Originally Posted by musical-kage View Post

Ouch!!! Not good!
Yes, I worry about the quality too in a sense.

I got slightly worried after looking at the wiring inside of the headphones themselves, and how thin and brittle they look compared with the outside wires.


Unless you're really messing with the internals, almost all headphones are going to have a thin wire in the driver area. My HD238 and SRH940's both have a really thin wire for example.

post #9408 of 20968
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Unless you're really messing with the internals, almost all headphones are going to have a thin wire in the driver area. My HD238 and SRH940's both have a really thin wire for example.


That something to worry about considering these headphones have been tested at a high standard with 70 drops?

post #9409 of 20968

Hi – a practical (and slightly dull) question for those of you who already have a pair of these cans.

 

From the photos I’ve seen once folded and in their case it looks pretty tight for space in there. Is there enough wiggle room for the cables? I want to get the M-100’s with the CoilPro coiled cable (when it’s released) & I hoping that I wont need to detach the CoilPro every time i box them up.

post #9410 of 20968

I preordered these on October 17th. Any news on when they should arrive? The reason I ask is because if it's later than December 12th, I'll be living somewhere else.

post #9411 of 20968

Oof, oy vey there miceblue. Yeah I never tighten my screws too tightly when I change my shields (weekly) because they're otherwise pretty secure.

post #9412 of 20968
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

Hi – a practical (and slightly dull) question for those of you who already have a pair of these cans.

 

From the photos I’ve seen once folded and in their case it looks pretty tight for space in there. Is there enough wiggle room for the cables? I want to get the M-100’s with the CoilPro coiled cable (when it’s released) & I hoping that I wont need to detach the CoilPro every time i box them up.

No I don't think there is enough room for the cable. The SpeakEasy cable CAN barely fit in it, but then I worry about the rubber strain relief breaking over time.

700

 

The Coil Pro Cable looks to have a spring strain relief (similar to the ATH-M50) instead of the rubber though, so I'm guessing it shouldn't break as easily as the SpeakEasy. It might be able to fit.

If it doesn't have the spring strain relief, then I would be cautious about keeping it in the headphone.

Never mind, it looks like it has a straight-sleeve strain relief portion, as opposed to the "carved"-sleeve strain relief in all of their other cables.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by exigentsky View Post

I preordered these on October 17th. Any news on when they should arrive? The reason I ask is because if it's later than December 12th, I'll be living somewhere else.

Val said that they're expecting the M-100's to ship early December.


Edited by miceblue - 11/12/12 at 8:53pm
post #9413 of 20968

thanks MB. that’s a little disappointing but i’ll survive if it needs unplug each time. I’d rather that then broken cabling.

post #9414 of 20968

Indeed. The cons of having a form fitting shell I suppose.

post #9415 of 20968
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This statement holds a lot of weight with me. Its good to hear that these headphones are comparable to others in the price range.

Can you think of a pair of headphones that is far and above the competition in its price range and if so does the m-100 fit into this cetegory?

Anybody can answer that last question if they want.

 

Hmmm, one that is far and above the competition in this price range?  Do you mean in portable closed headphones, or audiophile headphones whether open or closed?

 

In my review (see link in signature) I compared the M-100 to a variety of $199-$349 closed headphones at either RMAF 2012 or at home, and I wrote that I suspect the closest competitors might be the Sennheiser Momentum and Sony MDR-1 as soon as I get hold of those so can compare them more in depth. (I assume the Sony will be a bit more costly though.)  Until then, I can't recommend any portable closed phones in this range that would be far and above the M-100.  The Beyer DT 1350 and Custom 1 that I tried at RMAF didn't do it for me, nor did the Amperior.  The Monster inspiration and DNA headphones were not as good, except maybe the Diamond Tears which I wouldn't be caught dead wearing.

 

My HD25-1 II that I compared to in my review were more aggressive and lacked body and weight, being like a closed version of a Grado. I felt the same way about the Amperior and DT-1350.  The SRH-840 have more recessed mids and bigger soundstage than HD25-1 II, but they also lack weight and body that prevents the illusion of being there, while I think the M-100 have stronger bass, a fuller midrange, and a bigger soundstage.  And I can't recall any competition that has an iPhone cable with button and mic.

 

As for audiophile headphones in this price range, that are open, one could consider the HD600 (on sale) or HiFIMan HE-300. (The HE-500 mentioned above will double the cost, but outperform most phones under $1000.)

 

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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

How do these compare against the Sennheiser HD 25 1-ii? I mean, they probably have different signatures but the sennheiser's are discounted to $140 at amazon so it's something i'd like to know

 

The HD25-1 II were worth the $99 that I paid when we bought a pair from buy.com a few years ago, and they might still be worth $140 still.  At the previous $199 price I kept saying no, over and over again.  In general, I'd pick the M-100 for $310 over the HD25-1 II.  But if I was struggling just to raise even $100-150 would I wait and save up for the M-100?  Probably, but that's because my ears are used to $500, $1000 and even $5000 headphones.  But for someone moving up from the iPod earbuds or ear pods, the HD25-1 II are a big step up and you wont feel like you just threw away $140.

 

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Originally Posted by musical-kage View Post

There has already been plenty about this on the thread. I understand you don't want to go though all the pages though.

The M100s are meant to have a lower more powerful bass, a wider soundstage, and less shrill highs.

 

From reviews I've read, the HD 25 1-iis are very detailed but do aggreivate after a while due to the treble. That said, the answer is EQ and I see no problem using it to drop the treble down a bit.

 

For 140 dollars, they may be worth a punt. Are the M100s 160 dollars better? I don't know.

 

I don't think you would be disapointed though. The M100s do have better looks, and better materials.

 

I agree with a lot of that, but I don't find EQ to fix all of the HD25-1 II flaws, which is mostly due to the lack of soundstage although the imaging within a 2D wall of sound isn't bad.  The aggressive nature can be treated with EQ, which then takes away part of the energy that makes them fun with rock music, especially since they don't offer enough as much bass as I would like to play classic rock properly without an amp or bass boost. 

post #9416 of 20968
Well, kind of just bit the bullet and ordered a pair even though waiting and getting them off amazon probably would have been cheaper, but waiting isn't my specialty. Now its time for the long, infamous wait for their arrival and selling my old m50s which I really don't like now...kinda off topic, but I put them on one-day and was like hmm like my ws55s better. :P

~Darknet
post #9417 of 20968
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Well, kind of just bit the bullet and ordered a pair even though waiting and getting them off amazon probably would have been cheaper, but waiting isn't my specialty. Now its time for the long, infamous wait for their arrival and selling my old m50s which I really don't like now...kinda off topic, but I put them on one-day and was like hmm like my ws55s better. :P
~Darknet

Not long now. The site says within 30 days, which means very early December. Certainly in time for Christmas.

I opted for the 10 day delivery, which was $40, so around 20 odd quid. Either that or wait up to 4 weeks.

 

Decided on just the V logo for the extra shield. I think it looks pretty good

post #9418 of 20968

Waiting on Tyll's review.. will it be up today ??

post #9419 of 20968

I just wanted to say, that regardless what my issues are with them, the M-100's have amazing sound, and I hope all of you that are buying, or have bought them enjoy them. You can tell how much care went into making sure they sound amazing. So, for those interested, I will outline my future headphone plan. 

 

Warning: Le Plan! (Click to show)

 

  • Have M-100's 'on' M-100 box every night for next three nights to reduce clamping force. Hopefully this removes my headache problem. 
  • If not - I will continue trying to sell them and wait for the AKG K267's.
  • Hopefully the AKG K267 Tiesto's will suit my needs better, and if they do I will keep them, live happily ever after, end world hunger, etc.
  • If they still aren't right for me, I will get either a modified (detachable cable) AKG K550 or Audio Technica ATH-M50 from The Sound Professionals, meaning I won't have to deal with breaking cables anymore, and the sound will be at least as good as the M50's I'm trying to replace.

 

 

FOOLPROOF.


Edited by BRSxIgnition - 11/13/12 at 9:45am
post #9420 of 20968
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

For such 'indestructible' cans, these have quite a few nagging issues. Hopefully that doesn't happen to mine - I plan on being careful with them.

 

LOL!

Yeah, not quite... The wing tips (or whatever is called) for one of the sides of mine is kind of separated... so I guess resale value will be lower! (sale coming soon!)

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