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post #286 of 896

I hate rolled of treble. Is it like the m80?

post #287 of 896
Logitech UE & V-Moda have put out some amazing sounding cans. Both are worth owning IMO.
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Logitech UE & V-Moda have put out some amazing sounding cans. Both are worth owning IMO.


+1  I have been going back and forth between M-100 and UE6000 for a few hours and I don't yet have a clear winner.  They are distinctively different in signature yet equally appealing.  Superior performance seems to vary based on the EQ of the recorded material.

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I hate rolled of treble. Is it like the m80?


Better extension, but definitely not dark nor bright although they can sparkle, i.e. Ellie Goulding.  I consider them to be a standout and most here who have heard them would agree they need to be heard to be appreciated.  The sound is so smooth it is almost addictive*.

 

*passive mode

post #290 of 896

I will test them tomorrow at the apple store. Prepared to buy if they really sound dat gud

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UE6000 vs. M-100

 

Since several have been asking and I am an impatient creature by nature, here is a comparison between the M-100 and UE6000 (passive mode) with the winner in each category listed.  If I felt any other headphone I have auditioned or owned in the past 6 months was in a league with either of these, they would have been included as well (I will give an honorable mention shout out to the PSB M4U2), so let me state up front that after an extensive headphone search, I am thrilled to find two fantastic, standout headphones and that, if your budget allows, I recommend owning both.  However, if you must choose one, here is my feedback, IMHO, to hopefully help assist with your decision:

 

Comfort- UE6000  Although heavier and larger, the UE6000 has less clamping force and, more importantly for me larger, deeper, plusher cups that fit around my ears better.  I could wear these for hours.  After an hour or so, I felt some discomfort with the M-100.

 

Build/appearance- M-100 The industrial design and innovative hinges of the M-100 are a thing of beauty.  I enjoy just looking at my white M-100s and will be adding my blue shields shortly.  The UE6000 is not an ugly headphone.  It looks to me like a copy of the Denon D600 design which I think is fine, but nothing special.  Regarding build quality, no comparison.  M-100 is a solid piece of electronic machinery complete with riveted stainless steel.  The UE6000 seems to have a sturdy headband, but I worry about the cheap plastic cups and battery compartment.

 

Bass- I have to call this a draw. UE6000 bass seems deeper and more authoritative.  M-100 bass is also deep and authoritative, yet also tighter and I feel the drivers pushing air at high volume with bass boost.

 

Mids- M-100 Both provide excellent mids.  Compared to other headphones I have heard (not top-tier summit-fi) Detail/resolution in the UE6000 is an 8 out of 10; M-100 is a 9 out of 10.

 

Highs- M-100 The UE6000 has highs I would consider very close to neutral.  This works extremely well with current popular music that seems to have a treble emphasis, smoothing out those highs and providing a highly pleasurable listening experience that is by no means dark and can even sparkle somewhat.  The M-100 fills in the small bit of rolloff that is missing from the UE6000 and smoothly extends the highs almost to brightness with absolutely no harshness- quite an accomplishment.

 

Overall sound- This is really a close call for me.  I initially purchased the UE6000 as something to hold me over until the M-100 came out and it turned out to be much more than I expected.  I expect to continue to listen to both headphones and have no intention of returning either, which is saying something because I have returned several headphones in the past few months while waiting for the release of the M-100 including: M-Audio Q40, Audio Technica ATH_PRO700MK2, Sennheiser Amperior, Denon D600, Denon D400 and Sennheiser Momentum.  I have also auditioned dozens more.  All of these returns were based on sonic flaws I felt were dealbreakers, so you could say I consider the M-100 and UE6000 as close to the perfect headphone for me that I have found.

 

Both present bass in a way that is exciting, enjoyable and adds to the rest of the frequency range.  Both have clean, accurate mids.  Both have enjoyable silky smooth highs.  In the end, I must give a slight edge to the M-100 based on the silky-smooth extended highs that are incredibly detailed.  If I can compare the M-100 to any other headphone on the market, it would be an Ultrasone Signature Pro and I would actually say the M-100 is superior.  While there is slightly less resolution than the Sig Pro, the M-100s highs are much smoother with zero sibilance and the M-100 has a superior bass presentation to the Sig Pro.  Somehow, V-Moda managed to engineer a headphone that I believe can truly sound amazing with every genre.

 

I congratulate both companies on developing amazing products and look forward to enjoying both for years to come.
 

post #292 of 896
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Get her a nice pair like the White V-Moda M80 and she'll enjoy music like you do.  She'll care when she has her own nice pair of headphones.  I did for my wife and she is happy.

 

You have a wife and are able to buy a new pair of headphones every half hour?

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You have a wife and are able to buy a new pair of headphones every half hour?

Nope, he mostly gets free headphones sent to him since he is a reviewer. A very nifty privilege indeed.

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I do get review samples sometimes, but I don't get to keep most of them. I wish i did. smily_headphones1.gif

I bought the white M80 for me wife with my own money.
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You have a wife and are able to buy a new pair of headphones every half hour?

 

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Nope, he mostly gets free headphones sent to him since he is a reviewer. A very nifty privilege indeed.


I wish I was a reviewer, but I will take that as a compliment.  I have only netted two headphone purchases since last December when I bought B&W C5 IEMs.  However, I have incurred annoying restocking and return shipping shipping fees, but such is the price of curiosity.

post #296 of 896
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UE6000 vs. M-100

 

Since several have been asking and I am an impatient creature by nature, here is a comparison between the M-100 and UE6000 (passive mode) with the winner in each category listed.  If I felt any other headphone I have auditioned or owned in the past 6 months was in a league with either of these, they would have been included as well (I will give an honorable mention shout out to the PSB M4U2), so let me state up front that after an extensive headphone search, I am thrilled to find two fantastic, standout headphones and that, if your budget allows, I recommend owning both.  However, if you must choose one, here is my feedback, IMHO, to hopefully help assist with your decision:

 

Comfort- UE6000  Although heavier and larger, the UE6000 has less clamping force and, more importantly for me larger, deeper, plusher cups that fit around my ears better.  I could wear these for hours.  After an hour or so, I felt some discomfort with the M-100.

 

Build/appearance- M-100 The industrial design and innovative hinges of the M-100 are a thing of beauty.  I enjoy just looking at my white M-100s and will be adding my blue shields shortly.  The UE6000 is not an ugly headphone.  It looks to me like a copy of the Denon D600 design which I think is fine, but nothing special.  Regarding build quality, no comparison.  M-100 is a solid piece of electronic machinery complete with riveted stainless steel.  The UE6000 seems to have a sturdy headband, but I worry about the cheap plastic cups and battery compartment.

 

Bass- I have to call this a draw. UE6000 bass seems deeper and more authoritative.  M-100 bass is also deep and authoritative, yet also tighter and I feel the drivers pushing air at high volume with bass boost.

 

Mids- M-100 Both provide excellent mids.  Compared to other headphones I have heard (not top-tier summit-fi) Detail/resolution in the UE6000 is an 8 out of 10; M-100 is a 9 out of 10.

 

Highs- M-100 The UE6000 has highs I would consider very close to neutral.  This works extremely well with current popular music that seems to have a treble emphasis, smoothing out those highs and providing a highly pleasurable listening experience that is by no means dark and can even sparkle somewhat.  The M-100 fills in the small bit of rolloff that is missing from the UE6000 and smoothly extends the highs almost to brightness with absolutely no harshness- quite an accomplishment.

 

Overall sound- This is really a close call for me.  I initially purchased the UE6000 as something to hold me over until the M-100 came out and it turned out to be much more than I expected.  I expect to continue to listen to both headphones and have no intention of returning either, which is saying something because I have returned several headphones in the past few months while waiting for the release of the M-100 including: M-Audio Q40, Audio Technica ATH_PRO700MK2, Sennheiser Amperior, Denon D600, Denon D400 and Sennheiser Momentum.  I have also auditioned dozens more.  All of these returns were based on sonic flaws I felt were dealbreakers, so you could say I consider the M-100 and UE6000 as close to the perfect headphone for me that I have found.

 

Both present bass in a way that is exciting, enjoyable and adds to the rest of the frequency range.  Both have clean, accurate mids.  Both have enjoyable silky smooth highs.  In the end, I must give a slight edge to the M-100 based on the silky-smooth extended highs that are incredibly detailed.  If I can compare the M-100 to any other headphone on the market, it would be an Ultrasone Signature Pro and I would actually say the M-100 is superior.  While there is slightly less resolution than the Sig Pro, the M-100s highs are much smoother with zero sibilance and the M-100 has a superior bass presentation to the Sig Pro.  Somehow, V-Moda managed to engineer a headphone that I believe can truly sound amazing with every genre.

 

I congratulate both companies on developing amazing products and look forward to enjoying both for years to come.
 

 

Thanks for that.  I was definitely sitting on the fence with the M-100, but that $300 price tag scared me away a bit.  I'm glad I waited and stumbled onto the 6000's.  IMO, the deeper cups on the 6000 are extremely important as I have pretty big ears.  I am happy with these UE6000's, and after reading that, I'm not upset that I didn't splurge an extra $100 on the M-100s.  I guess I can buy the M-100's further down the road just to...well...just to have them :).  Quite fortunate my sound preferences are pretty similar to yours.  Again thanks for that head-to-head review.

post #297 of 896
Thank you for the honest, detailed comparo Craig. Can't wait to get the M-100s. I am really glad to hear that the highs are extended yet smooth.
post #298 of 896

Out of the box I had issues plugging the cord into the headphone like others have mentioned here.  So a bit of a warning. You have to use some muscle to shove it in there and it seem to click in. They are fine after the initial forcing in the cord. I am using a cord that came with my M-80s instead though. They have been burning in on my burn in station since.. Took a listen. These sound fantastic for the price payed. These definitely punch above the price of admission. Good looking out with the impressions. Keep them coming. I think UE has a hit on their hands.

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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I do get review samples sometimes, but I don't get to keep most of them. I wish i did. smily_headphones1.gif
I bought the white M80 for me wife with my own money.

 

Funny, you don't sound British in your unboxing videos..

post #300 of 896

Craigster75, if you can remember, how would you say the fit/comfort and leakage of the Ultrasone Signature Pros compares to the UE 6000's?  

 

I received my UE 6000's and tried them out at work today, but they leaked a bit too much.  Also, my ears had a fairly tight fit with them.  Comfortable enough, but they got hot real quick.  Then again, I've been using IE8's for a long time so going back to headphones is quite different.  I really liked the sound they produced though so it's unfortunate they won't work out for me.  

 

Next on my list to try is the Signature DJ's and since they look to have the same construction as the Signature Pros, was wondering how the Pros compared to the UE 6000's for fit and leakage.  Thank you for all your input.

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