Originally Posted by morijinal
Those are some cute headphones. Give them a listen though because the ones I tried were a bit harsh on the high end for my tastes!
Harsh? That's unfortunate! I have found that over the past year I am even more sensitive to harsh highs than I remember. I get fatigued and irritated quickly. My Q701s actually must be near the edge of what I can take treble-wise, because with a poor amp I get irritated and can't listen anymore in less than 30-20 minutes. It hurts to listen to them straight out of my iPod's headphone jack, and straight from my Recon3D.
However, I'm surprised to hear that applied to the LPs; the head of V-MODA, Val Kolton, is an outspoken advocate against the common treble peak because it's "louder" than the rest of the frequency balance and a particular danger for damaging hearing. While V-MODA has never been shy about a bass-boost, the LPs were designed for smooth treble, which was certainly my experience with my LPs. I even enjoyed the results of using my iPod's Treble Booster EQ. The only thing against the LPs were that, like all closed headphones, for me they physically started to feel hard on my ears and head after some time, although not as bad as other closed headphones.
Morijinal (cool name btw, what does it mean?), I wonder if the LP you heard was a store-demo that had been damaged, or something. I believe you when you say the one you heard was harsh, it just surprises me because it doesn't match my experience.