How many features can headphones have?
Very few headphones have built-in amps. I don't really think you can be disappointed in a company for not including a built-in amp in a new model.
The M-100s will have removable cables, dual entry for cables (which is relatively rare), an emergency jettison feature, and folding hinges (which, imo, is one of the biggest things V-Moda headphones have been lacking so far).
The only feature I can think of that the M-100s are missing is sideways rotation of the cups. That's not a huge problem, because a lot of headphones don't offer that. It was a bigger problem with the M-80s because the supra-aural design could hurt your ears if they didn't fit the angle of them perfectly.
I'm still hoping the M-100s deliver on more than just bass improvements. The lack of clarity and hidden nature of the mids still needs to be the thing V-Moda most improves on, or else I'll be wondering why I should drop $300 on them.
X2 regarding the features. I'm sure the sound will improve since they've taken a lot of time tuning them, not to mention AnakChan had some very good things to say. I had no problem with the M-80 conforming to my ears however (it takes a little time but it happens) and the mids were the best part for me besides the great bass extension and soundstage (which not many supraaurals can do). The only thing that is slightly lacking is the sparkle in the highs and it's already confirmed they will extend a bit further on the M-100. Yep I think we will see big improvements across the board; I'm expecting a bigger soundstage as well. Can't wait.
Edited by roma101 - 7/28/12 at 4:53pm