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The M100 sounds more and more like something I should own, but then with nothing that I'm familiar with are being compared to, I'm still not sure at buying it blind (or deaf rather). So far I've had my luck at buying my headphones deaf (with appropriate research of course) but I worry that my luck will soon run out. My uncertainty with the M100 is how bassy is it.


It supposedly has a 8 db boost but early impressions all agree the bass is textured detailed and doesn't bleed so although bassy it's quality bass. For more info check out AnakChan's review I'm sort of taking a chance myself, I'm not a bass head and lean more towards the treble head camp but I was impressed with the M-80 sound.

 

Quote:MuppetFace

 

 

Check out the new headband design. All it needs is a little flashlight attached to the front of it.

 

Can't wait for mine to be ready! Which should be in the coming weeks...

When yours come in be sure to install a little red propeller on the top center headband to go with the little light.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 10/15/12 at 12:36am
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I'm sure the sound is great, but could there be a clumsier design? I don't think so.

 

Clumsier? Sure. The TakeT H2+ wobbles and practically falls off your head. Though from a purely aesthetic point of view I suppose the Quad Ateliers are more awkwardly implemented, whereas the H2+ at least looks more like a traditional headphone. Sort of.

 

I think the overall spirit is in keeping with the original Float. It's got the frame with zero adjustment ability, whereas the H2+ allows you to adjust them on the horizontal plane (unique among headphones, I believe) and offers a secondary auto resistance-type adjustment with a pseudo wing system comprised of some wires wrapped in leather. That's my biggest concern: fit. Thankfully the Float is designed to project sound outward, truly functioning as an earspeaker in that sense, but even the H2+ and K1000 which beam sound quite a bit offer some adjustment. Perhaps the new leather strap will function in that sense?

 

It's also interesting to see this new interpretation of the Float, especially as there already was an updated version of the Float in the form of Precide's ERGO line: the ERGO 1, ERGO 2, and ERGO AMT. From an aesthetic standpoint, the ERGOs are more along the lines of the original Floats. I'm not sure if they offer any adjustment. From a technology standpoint, the two lower models are dynamics whereas the top one uses a proprietary Heil-type driver design. Something similar was implemented in the H2+'s piezoelectric drivers to overcome the problem of limited excursion. I think the ERGOs were engineered by some of the folks associated with the original Float project, however Jurg Jecklin himself supposedly had a hand in the Quad Atelier's design and implementation. What appeals to me about the QA is that it's an electrostat like the original TOTL Float.


Edited by MuppetFace - 10/15/12 at 12:41am
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It supposedly has a 8 db boost but early impressions all agree the bass is textured detailed and doesn't bleed so although bassy it's quality bass. For more info check out AnakChan's review I'm sort of taking a chance myself, I'm not a bass head and lean more towards the treble head camp but I was impressed with the M-80 sound.

Thanks for that. Yeah I've read AnakChan's impressions on it (don't like the word review for something like audio for some reason) and now just waiting for his royal rumble of headphones between it, the Momentum, the UE6000 and (seems like he doesn't have those, and maybe he does. I dunno, my memory is drunk again) the Sony 1R. But on a portable design front, I'm more inclined on the UE and Vmoda since they can be folded small, but then if I'm going to jam them into my backpack (instead of my messenger bag) flat folding is kind of better that small-folding (if that makes sense LOL).
Edited by jgray91 - 10/15/12 at 12:48am
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Thanks for that. Yeah I've read AnakChan's impressions on it (don't like the word review for something like audio for some reason) and now just waiting for his royal rumble of headphones between it, the Momentum, the UE6000 and (seems like he doesn't have those, and maybe he does. I dunno, my memory is drunk again) the Sony 1R. But on a portable design front, I'm more inclined on the UE and Vmoda since they can be folded small, but then if I'm going to jam them into my backpack (instead of my messenger bag) flat folding is kind of better that small-folding (if that makes sense LOL).


I'm going by memory here due to the M-100 thread moving like a runaway train but I think Craigster has the UE 600. He's also tried a mess of others (Paradox, D600 etc) while he was waiting on his M-100 to be shipped. The only two headphones he decided to keep were the UE600 and the M-100 citing they compliment each other. Again I'm just going by memory but if you message Craigster he could probably answer any questions you may have. He's a rather approachable sort and seems helpful enough on the M-100 thread.

 

Oh by the way, if you go to our pirate hangout you'll find some early impressions concerning the studio V. I think what I posted there might answer any questions you have about that player.

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Thanks for the heads up DF.
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Look out Larry's on a roll, more impressions

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Is the ES700 a replacement for the ES7? 

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@DF, on principal I agree with you on the Studio V's UI. Despite your assurance that it wouldn't be too much of a problem with the "Resource Management" and file browsing, that's still not acceptable for me for $500. Welp, Sansa Clip Zip here I come.
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@DF, on principal I agree with you on the Studio V's UI. Despite your assurance that it wouldn't be too much of a problem with the "Resource Management" and file browsing, that's still not acceptable for me for $500. Welp, Sansa Clip Zip here I come.


Yep, you get no argument from me on that assessment.

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I thought it looked ridiculous the first time I ever saw it, but now, it actually looks pretty endearing --- almost a sense of security to be wearing that thing around the head. It's a true envelopment of sound.

 

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This all seems like exciting news. Audio Technica is a company I respect deeply, even though their house sound isn't always my thing. I feel very lucky to have owned the AD2000 for a bit; that was a gorgeous headphone. (Eventually traded it for some cash + EX1000's).

 

I'm endlessly intrigued by the CK100Pro and CKM1000. One day I have to listen!

 

Isn't there an Audio-Technica flagship gallery store somewhere in Sydney?

 

 

ADDENDUM: Mr. 邊仿 seems to have done it again with the RE600...


Edited by tomscy2000 - 10/15/12 at 2:38am
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Isn't there an Audio-Technica flagship gallery store somewhere in Sydney?

 

 

 

Flagship? doesnt look like it...... 

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Flagship? doesnt look like it...... 

 

It's more sort of a kiosk. Though its the only point of sale for one brand of headphones that I know of in Sydney. (The closest thing would be say, Bose or B&O - though the comparison is far far off)

 

What's nice is that they do some nice discounts.

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Hey DF, did Val said whether the matte black M100 is a limited run or not?
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I was looking for some updated photos of the Jecklin Float QA. This thing just keeps getting more and more amusing:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the new headband design. All it needs is a little flashlight attached to the front of it.

 

Can't wait for mine to be ready! Which should be in the coming weeks...

 

One step away from a Hannibal Lecter mask that plays music biggrin.gif  Honestly though I have massive nerd envy, my current headphones look way too mainstream, might be mistaken for beats :/ Need to get some STAX sigmas to put things right.

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So a YMO live video came up on my youtube playlist. So many vintage headphones.... So jealous...
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