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post #256 of 924
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Originally Posted by iCupboard View Post

I've got one already. :) But thanks for the offer! I use them entirely personal. My own V-Moda will be rockin' that awesome logo! :D 

awesome man, I would probably get my fav. band on one ^_^

post #257 of 924
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Originally Posted by ASpec818 View Post

These look like a great alternative to the ATH-M50s. 

They'd better be for 3x the price of the M50s.

post #258 of 924
They'd better be for 3x the price of the M50s.

 

That's some fuzzy math. Show me where you can get new M50s for $100.

post #259 of 924
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

That's some fuzzy math. Show me where you can get new M50s for $100.

It's pretty darn close to $100. Buy it used and it only goes cheaper from there.
post #260 of 924

That's not the normal street price, is it? They're listed as being around $160 everywhere else I look, including other Amazon listings. Are you sure they don't just happen to be on sale for the moment?

You have a point though. The M50 is a serious bang-for-buck headphone. Especially for a little more than a Benjamin.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 10/6/12 at 6:31pm
post #261 of 924
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

That's not the normal street price, is it? They're listed as being around $160 everywhere else I look, including other Amazon listings. Are you sure they don't just happen to be on sale for the moment?

You have a point though. The M50 is a serious bang-for-buck headphone. Especially for a little more than a Benjamin.

 

The M50S' have been around 110-130 for the past month at least. I see them every time I look at any headphone on Amazon.

post #262 of 924

Not to mention The Sound Professionalss has had them anywhere between $100-$130 for the longest. M50 prices have been pretty nice lately. I can't wait to read reviews/impressions for the M-100s, hopefully the sound will be just as stellar (if not more) for the price as my beloved M50s.

post #263 of 924
Yup, I've repeatedly seen them for around $100 lately. I really hope these V-Moda cans are worth the extra $$$. But, I doubt they'll disappoint. I'm STOKED!!! smily_headphones1.gif
post #264 of 924

While I'm not doubting that the M-100 will have a great sound signature (like the M-80 does), I am doubting whether or not everything else will be good. 

 

ie, detail retrieval, soundstage, imaging, PRaT, etc...

 

My ears can adjust to sound signatures. The other factors are the important part in my book. It's the reason why the Pioneer SE-700 is currently my most-listened headphone, even though the sound signature is weird as hell, it does all of the other things I listed so well that I can't stop listening.

 

The M-80 was very lacking in these areas when I tried it. I'm expecting the M-100 to be the same.

 

We'll see though.

post #265 of 924
Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

While I'm not doubting that the M-100 will have a great sound signature (like the M-80 does), I am doubting whether or not everything else will be good. 

 

ie, detail retrieval, soundstage, imaging, PRaT, etc...

 

The M-80 was very lacking in these areas when I tried it. I'm expecting the M-100 to be the same.

 

Not to indulge in diplomatic doublespeak, but I think you should put this into perspective. The M-80/M-100 both primarily target an audience that wants appealing (or borderline ostentatious) headphones while commuting; otherwise, I doubt V-Moda would bother to include such nice cases. If they're geared towards mobile use, detail retrieval, imaging, etc. already fall under the radar. Instead of trying to improve aspects that wouldn't, and couldn't, be appreciated by many who buy the M-100 most of the time, V-Moda likely chose to focus on areas that would capitalize on its intended use.

edit: Just to clarify, I'm not trying to say that your criticisms are silly (they aren't), or even that hoping for better detail retrieval, soundstage, etc. is inane (it isn't). This is a just a common, safe business strategy many companies employ.

 

 


Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

That's not the normal street price, is it? They're listed as being around $160 everywhere else I look, including other Amazon listings. Are you sure they don't just happen to be on sale for the moment?

 

That's the normal street price, not a sale price. He quoted the price of an ATH-M50S, while you quoted the price of an ATH-M50. The only difference between the two models is the cable (straight or coiled, respectively); regardless, other coiled M50 alternatives fall under $125. Also, I checked Amazon: the most expensive alternative isn't $160; it's $145.


Edited by Nom de Plume - 10/7/12 at 1:07pm
post #266 of 924
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Originally Posted by Nom de Plume View Post

 

Not to indulge in diplomatic doublespeak, but I think you should put this into perspective. The M-80/M-100 both primarily target an audience that wants appealing (or borderline ostentatious) headphones while commuting; otherwise, I doubt V-Moda would bother to include such nice cases. If they're geared towards mobile use, detail retrieval, imaging, etc. already fall under the radar. Instead of trying to improve aspects that wouldn't, and couldn't, be appreciated by many who buy the M-100 most of the time, V-Moda likely chose to focus on areas that would capitalize on its intended use.

edit: Just to clarify, I'm not trying to say that your criticisms are silly (they aren't), or even that hoping for better detail retrieval, soundstage, etc. is inane (it isn't). This is a just a common, safe business strategy many companies employ.

 

 


I primarily develop our headphones for mobile  and portable device use as our society seems to be increasingly "on the go", but we actually just aim to have the highest consumer satisfaction index overall for many consumer "use cases".  Why do you think we "use cases"?

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post #267 of 924

I think it's better to have two purpose built headphones (in my case, AKG Q701 and V-MODA M-100) than a jack of all trades headphone.

 

Unix philosophy: build something to do one thing and do it well.

post #268 of 924
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I think it's better to have two purpose built headphones (in my case, AKG Q701 and V-MODA M-100) than a jack of all trades headphone.

 

Unix philosophy: build something to do one thing and do it well.

I agree, Jack of all trades master of SOME is what I've been saying lately.

 

For instance, when I DJ (rarer and rarer lately), I think LP/LP2 are the best and flashier too.

 

On the other hand, check out this...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Man


Edited by valkolton - 10/7/12 at 5:18pm
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post #269 of 924
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I think it's better to have two purpose built headphones (in my case, AKG Q701 and V-MODA M-100) than a jack of all trades headphone.

Unix philosophy: build something to do one thing and do it well.

asdfasdf way to copy my thinking.

I was JUST thinking of getting a K/Q701 and I posted it on the recommendations thread...can't decide to get the K701 for an accurate cosplay of Mio from the anime K-On, or the more refined Q701.

K/Q701 will be my "home" reference can.
SRH940 is the "portable" version of the K/Q701.
M-100 might be my balanced headphone/jack of all trades.
Sennheiser HD238 will be my "home" basshead can.
post #270 of 924
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


asdfasdf way to copy my thinking.
I was JUST thinking of getting a K/Q701 and I posted it on the recommendations thread...can't decide to get the K701 for an accurate cosplay of Mio from the anime K-On, or the more refined Q701.
K/Q701 will be my "home" reference can.
SRH940 is the "portable" version of the K/Q701.
M-100 might be my balanced headphone/jack of all trades.
Sennheiser HD238 will be my "home" basshead can.


I am looking at multiple headphones for genre vs. application.  I'm thinking M-100 for modern music and TBD for my 60's and 70's soft rock/lighter vocals.

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