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post #481 of 789
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

I have to say... these are BIG and they don't fold. They are also a bit heavy.

Also I find the cable slightly short (like 4 feet probably?)

BUT they isolate well and my cube buddies here haven't complained about sound leaking out.

If you are used to going out using bigger headphones, maybe they might not be that bad... but I would still prefer something like the V-Moda M100s when outside.

As for the big headphone issue, I used to have XB700s as my main headphone. The main issue I'm worried about is the fact that some say they need heavy amping, and I'm not one to carry heavy amps. Also, why would you prefer the M100?


Edited by Luv My BASS 1 - 6/14/13 at 10:41am
post #482 of 789
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

As for the big headphone issue, I used to have XB700s as my main headphone. The main issue I'm worried about is the fact that some say they need heavy amping, and I'm not one to carry heavy amps. Also, why would you prefer the M100?

 

Very few circumaural headphones can touch the M-100 when it comes to portability and durability for outdoor use!
post #483 of 789
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

 

Naaah,

These don't sound anything at all like the D2000 to me.

The Denons have more sparkle and air and can sometimes be a bit sibilant. These JVCs are overly warm... and yes, when I say overly, I really mean I find the mids/highs warm giving the appearance that they lack clarity due to it (and they do lack this! Still listening to them at this moment). If you are going to compare these to Denons, we should compare them to the D600s... It actually provides a SIMILAR sound signature BUT the JVC has more forward mids (this is good to me since I like mids... but dammit I like clear mids, not warm mids! ;) ).

 

I'm finding that these perform very well with Pop music, but put up some Metal or even some fast punk and... meh! Guitar crunch, where are you?!?!

 

To the few with these headphones, please listen to something like:

 

Suicidal Tendencies - We are Family

Bring me The Horizon - The House of Wolves

 

compare to your other headphones, and post your findings ;-)

 

I think we have somewhat similar tastes in sound signature :) I would consider the D600 one of the best headphones I've ever heard. The mids aren't too warm, like you say they are on the SZ2000. Maybe a bit too bright for outdoor use (I crank up the volume so that the mids are perfect, the bass is pumping away doing its own thing, but too much treble would hurt my ears at those volumes) but it sounded perfect to my ears indoors. So maybe I should just forget these SZ2000 and get the D600 which would be much more portable. Unless I get the M-100 instead... ah decisions decisions.
post #484 of 789
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

 

Very few circumaural headphones can touch the M-100 when it comes to portability and durability for outdoor use!


Yup. This.

I'm not a big fan of the M100 ear pads (waiting for the XL pads to re-acquire them and test...) BUT they are very light, apart from the wingtips, they look like they can withstand some abuse and their sound is quite good even when driven straight from a phone (without amp...)

post #485 of 789
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

 

I think we have somewhat similar tastes in sound signature :) I would consider the D600 one of the best headphones I've ever heard. The mids aren't too warm, like you say they are on the SZ2000. Maybe a bit too bright for outdoor use (I crank up the volume so that the mids are perfect, the bass is pumping away doing its own thing, but too much treble would hurt my ears at those volumes) but it sounded perfect to my ears indoors. So maybe I should just forget these SZ2000 and get the D600 which would be much more portable. Unless I get the M-100 instead... ah decisions decisions.


From a pure sound quality standpoint, I'd still get the M100s over the D600s and the SZ2000. When taking into consideration portability, my views wouldn't change.

Comfort-wise, the D600s I found very comfortable, the pads (to me) were just 'right'!

I guess the only thing that "bothered" me were the mids, I prefer them a bit more forward and the D600s just reminded me of Beyer DT770 Pro80 mids... It definitely has to do with that boosted bass! LOL But I did enjoy them. I know that the new Denon line get some flak here on the boards but I actually liked the D600s (and now everyone should like them more since their price seems to be fluctuating around $250 used...) BTW, still on the Denon line, I DON'T like in-ears but their C300s?!?!?! TALK ABOUT BASS!!!!

post #486 of 789
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post


From a pure sound quality standpoint, I'd still get the M100s over the D600s and the SZ2000. When taking into consideration portability, my views wouldn't change.

Comfort-wise, the D600s I found very comfortable, the pads (to me) were just 'right'!

I guess the only thing that "bothered" me were the mids, I prefer them a bit more forward and the D600s just reminded me of Beyer DT770 Pro80 mids... It definitely has to do with that boosted bass! LOL But I did enjoy them. I know that the new Denon line get some flak here on the boards but I actually liked the D600s (and now everyone should like them more since their price seems to be fluctuating around $250 used...) BTW, still on the Denon line, I DON'T like in-ears but their C300s?!?!?! TALK ABOUT BASS!!!!

 

So you think the M-100 sounds better than the D600? I heard that the D600 had clearer mids and more extended treble, but looser bass.
post #487 of 789
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

 

Naaah,

These don't sound anything at all like the D2000 to me.

The Denons have more sparkle and air and can sometimes be a bit sibilant. These JVCs are overly warm... and yes, when I say overly, I really mean I find the mids/highs warm giving the appearance that they lack clarity due to it (and they do lack this! Still listening to them at this moment). If you are going to compare these to Denons, we should compare them to the D600s... It actually provides a SIMILAR sound signature BUT the JVC has more forward mids (this is good to me since I like mids... but dammit I like clear mids, not warm mids! ;) ).

 

I'm finding that these perform very well with Pop music, but put up some Metal or even some fast punk and... meh! Guitar crunch, where are you?!?!

 

To the few with these headphones, please listen to something like:

 

Suicidal Tendencies - We are Family

Bring me The Horizon - The House of Wolves

 

compare to your other headphones, and post your findings ;-)

Thank you so much! Metal is my primary genre and I was considering getting these over the WS99s. But after hearing your remark about the guitars there is no way these would do it for me. That is one of my biggest issues with the S500s.

post #488 of 789
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

 

So you think the M-100 sounds better than the D600? I heard that the D600 had clearer mids and more extended treble, but looser bass.

 

Yup.

I had both at the same time and that is very approximate to what I remember hearing. The D600s actually had good detailed mids but there was a bit of bass bleeding onto the lower mids (which made them headphones sound a bit boomy, at least more than the Denon D5000 they were replacing). Interestingly, they did not have as much sub-bass as I thought they would have... The M100s do not suffer from this. Highs on Both actually extend similarly and yes, I feel the D600s are a BIT more "airy" up top than the V-Modas.

 

I actually remember saying to myself: "wow, this are not basshead headphones..." Well, compared to every other neutral-ish headphone I had at the time (Mad Dogs, Sennheiser HD600s, etc.), it was! LOL. And now I'm on a roll testing basshead cans (even though they aren't really my preference... hence why I got these JVCs...)

 

So, again, in conclusion, to my ears M100s > D600s

post #489 of 789

Problem is with M-100 is that the comfort on them is very poor.

post #490 of 789
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Problem is with M-100 is that the comfort on them is very poor.

Right now, there's a cheap and easy velour mod to fix that, and the XL pads should be here any day now.
post #491 of 789

How do you fix it?

post #492 of 789
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Thank you so much! Metal is my primary genre and I was considering getting these over the WS99s. But after hearing your remark about the guitars there is no way these would do it for me. That is one of my biggest issues with the S500s.

 

Closed cans for Metal... probably the Beyerdynamic T5p? :-p

I actually like Rock from my Ultrasone Sig DJ (thought the Signature Pros were better at Metal though...) and my Mad Dogs are actually quite respectable! Haven't tried either the WS99s nor S500s so, can't compare against these JVCs...

post #493 of 789

I think the Shure SE215 iem's work well with metal music.

post #494 of 789
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

How do you fix it?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639534/vmoda-lp2-w-velour-mod-bossss#post_9525891

post #495 of 789
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post


and the XL pads should be here any day now.


really? i seem to recall there was still a long wait... i wish they were out already >_<

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