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V-Moda M-100 vs. V-Moda LP2 vs. V-Moda LP

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Thread Starter 

I know there is a V-Moda thread, but I cannot find anything that really helps me. So I created a new thread.

 

Anyways, I am trying to determine which of the three has the best bass, while not being muddy or dark, but nice and vibrant and punchy. (better than beats?) And I have heard that the M-100 and LP2 are more expensive (unless you go to the website) but they are more well rounded headphones rather than focus on bass like I would want. I listen to B.o.B., kid cudi, wiz khalifa, but i also listen to dubstep and remixes so good bass is important to me. Also a decent soundstage is important to me as well. Anyways of the three, which would be better for my bass head needs?L3000.gif  And please only answer if you have tried one or two of them if not all three, and also dont just say the m-100s because they are more expensive. 

 

Thanks

post #2 of 10

From best to worst, here is their order: M-100 > LP2 > LP.

 

All these headphones are emphasized for bass. However, the LP has been reviewed as very muddy sounding. The LP2 is a refined LP that is cleaner and more detailed, with a less muddy bass. It has been reviewed to be considerably better than the LP. However, the M-100 is the highest in sound quality out of the 3.

 

I would stay away from the LP in general, but the LP2s seem to have pretty good reviews. However, I would recommend shelling out some extra cash for the M-100 if you have it.

post #3 of 10

And just to clarify, I have not listened to any of these headphones, but I have read reviews on all of them EXTREMELY EXTENSIVELY. :P

post #4 of 10

a cautionary word of warning to the lp's: after at least 100 hours of burn in you lose the sharpness these headphones comes with. its not as noticeable if you are the soul person listening to them. but another thing is that they aren't very fast, meaning not good for metal or anything really quick. but other than that its the best $150 dollars ive ever spent.... ever. they are so durabole i even broke one of the sliders on them and they still work flawlessly

post #5 of 10

What's the difference between LP and M80 and V80?

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

What's the difference between LP and M80 and V80?
The LP are circumaural (goes around your ear) and the m80 and v80 are supra aural meaning they rest on your ears. The m80 and v80 have 40 mm drivers. The LP has 50 mm drivers
post #7 of 10

LP - V-MODA's first foray into headphones with a very bassy signature that many on Head-Fi consider muddy and not well-suited for most genres of music outside of EDM, hip-hop and the like. This is the only V-MODA headphone I have never listened to.

 

LP2 - An update to the LP that better presents the mid-range and treble. I was surprised when I first heard these as I was expecting bass cannons ala Sony XB500 or *cringe* Beats Solo (HD). Maybe I'm just used to the V-MODA house sound, but these were no where near as bassy as I thought they would be and I found them very pleasing and not too far off from the M-100 sound. If anything, the mids lacked the M-100 clarity and the sound stage was a little more compressed. I think that based on your musical preferences, and the $100 price difference, these will suit you just fine.

 

M-80/V-80 - The M-80 and the V-80 are the exact same headphone. The V-80 has HBO's True Blood branding and a tweaked color scheme, but drivers and build are the same. Considered the most neutral sounding of all V-MODA headphones, these have a flatter sound with a slightly emphasized bass with good mid-bass impact. The bass impact, to me, hits harder than the M-100 even. The mids are very lush and forward and vocal driven music shines on them. They are great all-arounders and although I own both the M-100 and V-80, I still find myself grabbing the V-80 every now and again.

 

M-100 - I spent nearly a year on the M-100 development thread watching and reading and interacting with Val and other Head-Fiers as we crowd-sourced what would make an ideal portable headphone. The idea for the folding hinge was born there as was my and a few other people's urging for the White Silver color scheme along with the Boom Pro Mic and the Coil Pro Cable. The sound signature was heavily discussed and tweaked for months and months and in the end I feel Val and V-MODA developed an amazing headphone with a versatile sound signature that performs great across all genres of music. However, some people were miffed that that sound deviated a bit from the flatter, more neutral M-80/V-80 sound. I find the M-100 sound more pleasing than the M-80 and it wasn't until I compared them extensively that I realized I'm not a neutral-head. I prefer a slightly V-shaped sound and the M-100 does this beautifully. The bass is strong and extends deep while the treble is sparkly without ever being fatiguing. The mids do get pushed back a bit, but not in a detrimental way. They are clearer than the M-80 mids, but are also harder to pick out because they aren't as in your face. If only the M-80 mids could find their way onto the M-100...

 

I still say go for the LP2 given your musical preferences. Get the M-100 if you have other needs such as portability, occasional forays into other genres of music, and a choice of different color schemes.

post #8 of 10

The LP2s are great and better than the LP IMO.

 

It still has the bass but is less muddy and is slightly lighter-sounding. Not to say these are light-sounding headphones though.

 

The V-Modas generally have a warm sound signature.

post #9 of 10

I listen to a lot of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and other such bands as well as blues.  What would you suggest for headphones.  I am not focused on a particular brand just need some advice. Thanks.  Mike

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I listen to a lot of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and other such bands as well as blues.  What would you suggest for headphones.  I am not focused on a particular brand just need some advice. Thanks.  Mike

If classic rock and blues are what you listen to I'd look to Grado or Sennheiser headphones. V-MODAs are decent all-arounders but they generally excel at pop, hip-hip, rap and EDM.

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