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post #76 of 324
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

 

I'd agree with that -- Although the M-100 isn't supposed to need an external amp to perform well from a portable player.


I must respectfully disagree- adding something like a FiiO E11 is highly portable.

post #77 of 324
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


I must respectfully disagree- adding something like a FiiO E11 is highly portable.


I definitely see your point, and in a technical sense, you're right: Small amps are portable. But, personally -- when I factor convenience into the mix -- strapping another device to my player, having to fiddle with additional cables and controls, and minding another battery add enough of a hassle to my on-the-go routine that I just end up leaving the amp at home...where it doesn't need to be portable at all. Which is why I only choose portable cans that function well from my DAP's output alone.


Edited by epithetless - 7/14/12 at 12:49pm
post #78 of 324
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post


I definitely see your point, and in a technical sense, you're right: Small amps are portable. But, personally -- when I factor convenience into the mix -- strapping another device to my player, having to fiddle with additional cables and controls, and minding another battery add enough of a hassle to my on-the-go routine that I just end up leaving the amp at home...where it doesn't need to be portable at all. Which is why I only choose portable cans that function well from my DAP's output alone.


What about products like Vamp or I.Fuzen that attach to the Iphone to form one, cohesive unit with only slightly more bulk? 

post #79 of 324
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

 

I'd agree with that -- Although the M-100 isn't supposed to need an external amp to perform well from a portable player.

 

Ah, yeah in re-reading my post I seemed to intimate that the M-100 needs an amp when that's not what I meant.  It was supposed to be a separate statement regarding portable headphones in general.  I just didn't convey that fully.

 

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


What about products like Vamp or I.Fuzen that attach to the Iphone to form one, cohesive unit with only slightly more bulk? 

 

Too big, only works with iPhones.


Edited by A Ham Sandwich - 7/14/12 at 3:24pm
post #80 of 324
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

Is there a viable alternative to the promise of the M-100 which would be a portable circumaural with accurate, detailed mids, neutral highs (neither bright, nor dark) and accentuated bass?  Truly, the only headphone I have come across that is even close to that sound signature is the PSB M4U2, but I would like even a little more bass.  The Ultrasone Signature Pro also comes close, with powerful bass that is too close to neutral, but great detail in mids and highs without being bright or sibilant.  Then there's the Denon Urban Ravers coming out soon, but I have a feeling they may have too much of a V-curve (based on Denon's press release) like most Ultrasones.  The M-Audio Q40 has the PERFECT, EXACT bass I want which is deep, powerful and doesn't bleed into the mids at all, but the dealbreaker on those was sibilance (even though they weren't bright), so I returned them.  What to do?????
 

The New Audio-Technica Solid-Bass lineup might be what you're looking for - The ATH-WS55 and ATH-CKS77. The In-Ear CKS77 is the better sounding headphones which has rich mids and great bass. The treble isn't rolled off either, which I found troubling on the M-80 I demoed. Also, The Audio Technicas also have more of a soundstage than the M-80. If you like the Q40 but want a little more richer mids you might really like the CKS77.

post #81 of 324

For me the mids on CKS77 were a disaster, very shouter upper-mid peak/resonance which caused certain female vocals to be harsh even, may be just my ears.

post #82 of 324
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

The "claws" made out of metal holding together the cup ain't resting very comfortably against your body, that much I can tell.

Well it's no big problem with the M-80, and I don't think the M-100s will be THAT much heavier.  Also, if you actually have a shirt on chances are it'll cushion that a bit.  But I can see your point - it would be nicer if the yoke part had a bit of a wider cross-section for that, but it would cut down on the sleekness of the look.

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Originally Posted by Gclef View Post

 

Great news.  I much prefer over the ear vs. on the ear, so with a minimalist design included, the portability factor should be covered.  And along with high quality and clear sound and the right (crowd pleasing) frequency dynamics, these will be a winner and definitely worth $300.  Anything less and they'll be way overpriced and just another face in the crowd.

I really hope they get the sound right with them.  My biggest gripe with the M-80 right now, though I can definitely live with it, is the perceived "muddiness" to the sound.  While it is nice to have highs that don't pierce your ears, I think that they really are just a liiiittle bit too recessed with the M-80 which is probably what makes them sound a bit muddy relative to other headphones/speakers.  But that perception, to me, tends to wear off after using them for a few minutes, it's most noticeable when actually switching back and forth.

post #83 of 324
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Originally Posted by epithetless View Post

 

From?

 

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/image/v-moda-m-100-shadow

post #84 of 324
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That's actually an earlier iteration of it, according to Val it's changed quite a bit since then.

post #85 of 324
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

That's actually an earlier iteration of it, according to Val it's changed quite a bit since then.
Agreed, there's actually quite a few changes that we can see from looking at later iterations - among them: thinner ear cups (while retaining pad depth), hinges, and a modified; more v-shaped headband.
post #86 of 324
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Agreed, there's actually quite a few changes that we can see from looking at later iterations - among them: thinner ear cups (while retaining pad depth), hinges, and a modified; more v-shaped headband.

 

I didn't see any signs of this in the pic Val posted when he was wearing them, still has the slightly bulging/protruding shape at the upper-edge of the cup. I don't like that shape either but if it does great for the sound, I'm all for it.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 7/15/12 at 8:24am
post #87 of 324
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

I didn't see any signs of this in the pic Val posted when he was wearing them, still has the slightly bulging/protruding shape at the upper-edge of the cup.
I don't know, to me it seems like they are thinner, at least compared to the LP2's, but that's my opinion I guess.
post #88 of 324
Sorry, double posted for some reason.
Edited by BRSxIgnition - 7/15/12 at 8:27am
post #89 of 324

I had the LP2, I think they look very similar in shape:

 

this is M100:

 

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I remember it looking like that when looking in the mirror wearing LP2s. Well ok there might be tiny bit difference.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 7/15/12 at 8:35am
post #90 of 324

this non fanboy thread didn't last long

 

should we now discuss shield designs & colours?... I fancy pink edges with poodle hair inserts

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