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post #9706 of 20811

So I checked out Daft Punk's Discovery album from the library....I had NO idea they used that album for the "Interstella 5555" anime series.

 

Hot dang that's a good album! Dat bass line...sounds so AWESOME on the M-100's.

Daft Punk - Discovery Music Videos (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #9707 of 20811

That's good to hear about the no brokerage or customs fees.  Maybe I'll just order from Vmoda then for those little bonuses.

 

Btw if anyone's still wondering, I emailed vmoda about what we get in addition to the m100's in the preorders and they replied with

"The M-100 preorders will include an extra pair of custom shields and our Fader VIP earplugs. Let us know if you have any other questions."

post #9708 of 20811
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

... it SHOULD begin shipping to US and Europe hubs in 4-7 days

 

(smiles and rubs hands together)

post #9709 of 20811
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post



Neither the M-80 nor the M-100 is an audiophile grade headphone....my God, whats with everyone on this thread and the word audiophile?

@musical-kage

Neither headphone you mentioned is an audiophile headphone. An audiophile headphone has absolutely no embellishment in it's sound signature and will sound as flat as possible. Throw the word audiophile out the window for now and just read on and try to understand.

An audiophile grade headphone is the type of headphone that's classed as a monitor grade headphone. A monitor grade headphone is basically a headphone that's tuned flat. The reason it's tuned flat is because sound engineers use it to monitor when they're mixing. If they want to eq the bass up 4 db's it's by far easier to do that and hear how it sounds on a neutral headphone then on a headphone that's overly bassy. If for example a sound engineer was mixing music on a bassy headphone that was already boosted 6 db's in the lows and added another 4 on top of that the result would be a CD with lows that sounded like mud on a stereo system. Also a flat (that's what neutral means, flat) tuned headphone is known for being generally detailed generally speaking of coarse. The reason detail is important when mixing in the studio is when the sound engineer is eqing the music to where he wants it he has to monitor the frequencies to insure those frequencies aren't tripping over one another. what i mean by tripping over one another is distortion or bleed. A flat headphone will show the sound engineer what needs to be cleaned up when he's mixing. for example if he's eqs the bass up 5 db you better believe he's going to playing close attention to the lower mids to make sure the upper bass isn't bleeding into the lower mids and blurring the lower notes in the vocals. Since we're on the subject of mids and just so everyone reading this thread knows the mids is where the music lives and breaths. Where am I going with this mid talk? Where I'm going is a neutral headphone is very very important when you're playing with the mids. Ask any audio pro out there who earns his bread and butter in the music studio and he/she will tell you it's the mids that's always the focus and the lows and highs fall into place if the mids are done right during the mixing process.

With that first part out of the way time to get something else out of the way. The word audiophile is a very misused word especially on these forums. An audiophile isn't a music nut or a collector of music. What an audiophile is is a type of geek, specifically he's an audio gear geek. As far as a true audiophile is concerned his sole care in the hobby is to try and find the most capable most neutral sounding gear he can get his hands on and mate it with the absolute best recorded music that's available on the market. Artists like Taylor Swift, Madonna, Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode, etc etc are considered garbage in the eyes of an audiophile. He doesn't give a crap about the top 40 or the most extreme sounding metal band or the most trippy trance song. An audiophile doesn't subscribe to any genre in particular his/her only care is finding music whatever it might be which is masterfully recorded. The idea behind it all is to play that music on the gear he/she owns and push it to it's maximum potential. The music itself is only a secondary element and the main idea is to see what can be squeezed out of the gear itself.

Next up, let's have a very blunt discussion about neutral. I like neutral sounding headphones. So much so I've taken steps and spent some big bones on commissioning a mod of a T50rp into a Paradox which from what I've read measures almost completely flat. For those interested who don't have the extra bones to throw around on a Paradox you might also want to look into the Mad Dogs. From what I understand they're pretty good although supposedly not on the same level of a Paradox. Here's the thing though, I can guarantee that if I was to get everyone on this thread into a room together and let him/her have a listen on a Mad Dog or a Paradox over half of the people, if not 75%, would remove those headphones and the first thing that would come out of their mouths would be how come there's no bass. A neutral headphone doesn't go doof doof doof in the bass like a bassy headphone does unless the music demands it. Guess what, those trance, hip hop, pop rock songs the mainstream bopper likes because of the doof doof bass when they were first being mixed they weren't mixed to go doof doof doof in the lows. It's the overly bassy headphones that most people bought from BestBuy that were tuned to go doof doof doof not the music.

With that out of the way lets now breach the topic of an analytical sounding headphone. A AKG Q701 is considered an analytical. The Sennheiser HD800 and Bayerdynamic T1 are other examples of analytical headphones. A STAX Omega II, the king of the headphone world by the way, is a neutral with a upper treble tilt that makes it boarder on analytical. The same can be said for the Somy MDR EX 600 and 1000 IEM's. This type of gear don't exaclt play well with modern recorded music due to how music has been overly eqed in the recording studio and most of the time this type of gear will sound quite harsh when playing most modern music. So why in the world would anyone want an analytical sounding headphone which can sound overly harsh, detail retrieval. An analytical is another type of coloration that a treble head (read detail fanatic) craves not unlike the basshead craves bass slam. An analytical is NOT a neutral no more then a bassy headphone is a neutral. Over the last ittle while I've noticed people on other threads describing certain gear as neutral because it's overly detailed which could not be further from the truth. A neutral will only present the detail that's present in the music while an analytical will present micro detail ( read fake detail) due to it's sound sig being overly leaned out. An analytical headphone will always have an anlaytical edge to it's sound while a well done neutral is a chameleon and can sound overly warm or overly analytical. what it sounds like depends completely on the music being played and how it was mixed in the recording studio and whether the artist went for a warmer sound to his music or a more crisper more aggressive sound.

(sigh) Almost finished typing...

To answer your question, the M 80 and M 100 are both good sound headphones and I own them both. Neither of them sound like audiophile headphones and if you want to know what I would class them as I would class them as upper tier mainstream audio gear. The M 80 is a smoother more fluid sound signature with very rolled off highs and a slight boost in the lows. Extension on both ends is decent but not great and there is a little bass bleed into the lower mids although not much. The M 100 is the more capable headphone of the two and has more detail in it's sig, better mid transition in the highs and lows more extension in the highs and lows and far more bass in the lows that doesn't bleed into the lower mids. the decision is yours which one you buy but seriously, you'll never know which headphone works for you until you try it yourself. If you're really that worried about it I say wait until the M 100 is on display on the store shelves and try it out before you buy. That's the only 100% way of knowing if it will work for you.
@ my fellow thread boppers

Guys, I know I'm coming across as a bit of a jerk with this post but come on. It's supposed to be about the music not the gear. Just because a headphone isn't audiophile grade doesn't mean it's a bad headphone it just means it's a colored headphone. If it's done right the coloration can sound quite nice. If it's done wrong it'll sound like garbage ( read Beats). That's why i like V-MODA's new line of headphones so much the way Val has chosen to tune the frequencies is quite tasteful and fun sounding. In the end it's all supposed to be about having fun and enjoying the music, right?

Where's the "Like" button?
post #9710 of 20811
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Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY View Post

.ca you say? Canadian eh? 


Well I'll let you know if I get dinged with customs when mine arrives, I ordered mine from V-Moda. In my experience I'veo nly ever gotten hit with customs if I order something through UPS, or FedEx or any other privaitized mail service. I took my chances with the track-less, snail mail to hopefully avoid customs. I think I also put it down as a gift, that's also worked for me getting past customs fees - why should the recipient of a gift pay customs? They don't. 


I'm hoping this all works out in my favour.


Also, Happy Turkey Day, 'Murica. XD
How could you put it as a gift? When I gone through my purchase, I didn't see any options for that...
I choose the trackless shipment anyway. I hope that will avoid these import fees...come on...time is money...I have already paid my four weeks...
post #9711 of 20811
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

It'll be up worldwide soon and production is on schedule, we finished lots of White Silvers yesterday and we are doing an engineering analysis on many data points before releasing them.  I won't commit to exact date until we review the data, but it SHOULD begin shipping to US and Europe hubs in 4-7 days.

 

Can't wait for my own, in fact.  I am using a very old Matte Black engineering validation prototype!

 

-v

Thanks for the quick respond.  FYI, I got into your company's product during my deployment, and my Vibe and Vibe II lasted all four years of deployment abuse!!  Thank you so much and I can't wait to test out the M-100 with my new VAMP.

 

Sheep

p.s. off topic, I am getting some hisses from the VAMP, is that normal?

post #9712 of 20811
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

So I checked out Daft Punk's Discovery album from the library....I had NO idea they used that album for the "Interstella 5555" anime series.

 

Hot dang that's a good album! Dat bass line...sounds so AWESOME on the M-100's.

Daft Punk - Discovery Music Videos (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At some point I may have forgotten to mention that Discovery is one absolutely stunning album with the M-100's. If there's one album that really rocked my world in combination with the M-100's, it was rediscovering Discovery. Good God did that blow my mind. Your post does explain why my friend's files for Discovery had an anime cover for the album art though xD

 

Other recent favorites that really sound amazingly awesome, this time from Korean Hip Hop band Epik High:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Side note: If anyone's on the fence about colors for shields, after cycling through all my shields (gunmetal, gold, purple, matte), I've gotta say, matte black is simply classy due to its low profile. Gunmetal ain't half bad either, and I've gotten compliments for my zelda shields, and purple is my favorite color, but nothing really beats the low brow look of matte with the matte black m-100.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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Edited by robble - 11/23/12 at 12:03am
post #9713 of 20811
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Originally Posted by robble View Post

At some point I may have forgotten to mention that Discovery is one absolutely stunning album with the M-100's. If there's one album that really rocked my world in combination with the M-100's, it was rediscovering Discovery. Good God did that blow my mind. Your post does explain why my friend's files for Discovery had an anime cover for the album art though xD

 

Other recent favorites that really sound amazingly awesome, this time from Korean Hip Hop band Epik High:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Shield Colors (Click to show)

 

Side note: If anyone's on the fence about colors for shields, after cycling through all my shields (gunmetal, gold, purple, matte), I've gotta say, matte black is simply classy due to its low profile. Gunmetal ain't half bad either, and I've gotten compliments for my zelda shields, and purple is my favorite color, but nothing really beats the low brow look of matte with the matte black m-100.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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Ah, Epik High...reminds me of my high school days back when everyone was listening to them, m-flo, and BIGBANG.

Epik High Songs (Click to show)

 

 

 

m-flo Songs (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

BIGBANG Songs (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not much of a fan of K-pop nor J-pop music, but I must say, they do sound suuuper fun with the M-100's bass.

post #9714 of 20811

Kpop's pretty catchy, I like it. Although I never really liked it until I hit college. Maybe it's because literally every one of my friends was listening to it and running it into the ground for me. Epik High in particular is just super excellent at their lyricism. Viscerally moves me in ways I didn't know I could be. 

 

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My my, it's already the end of november, exciting to see new customers get their new products.

post #9715 of 20811

Here's a song that sounds pretty awesome with them:

 

post #9716 of 20811

When will Jude post his review ? Anyone know ? 

post #9717 of 20811
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Originally Posted by Jerryberry View Post

When will Jude post his review ? Anyone know ? 

 

Did he mention that he'll be posting a review proper?  I'm certain that the M-100 will be in his upcoming Buyer's Guide, (I believe its release is TBA) so we'll at least be getting an overview of his opinion.

post #9718 of 20811
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Originally Posted by Curly21029 View Post

 

Did he mention that he'll be posting a review proper?  I'm certain that the M-100 will be in his upcoming Buyer's Guide, (I believe its release is TBA) so we'll at least be getting an overview of his opinion.

He certainly must have something to say since he has was involved in the development process right ? Plus he covered the momentums after its unboxing and he did the m100s too so im sure he must have a few things to say. Anyways i bit the bullet and ordered it.. Im sure i will like it since i love bass anyways.. 

post #9719 of 20811
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Originally Posted by Jerryberry View Post

He certainly must have something to say since he has was involved in the development process right ? Plus he covered the momentums after its unboxing and he did the m100s too so im sure he must have a few things to say. Anyways i bit the bullet and ordered it.. Im sure i will like it since i love bass anyways.. 

 

That's fair reasoning.

 

The M-100 does bass very well, IMO.  I think it would be challenging to squeeze more presence from a dynamic driver without losing refinement.

post #9720 of 20811
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

Here's a song that sounds pretty awesome with them:

 

 

 

Song I've been digging on the M-100s recently. Really showcases the soundstage (in 320kbps).
 
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