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Alternatives to the V-moda M-100 with the same features?

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Hi everyone, I'm new here but I've been visiting the forums quite often lately in search of an answer to this question, what other pair of headphones have the same features as the V-moda M-100 such as button control with mic , kevlar reinforced cables (this is not really necessary but welcome!), very good portability and durability and that has less bass emphasis? Altough I really like to feel the bass I don't want a headphone that overshadows the other frequencies, as I've read it does with the mids. I'm not an audiophile and my best pair of headphones is a monster turbine, which I really like, but now I want something better! I mainly listen to house music, some dubstep, acoustic guitar, some jazz and rock in general. I don't want to spend more than $300. I know there are a lot of topics and comparisons including the M-100 but everytime someone recommends another headphone they are only considering the sound quality and not the other features included, like the control with mic or the quality of the cables and for me that's really important especially the mic since I'll be using it with my Nexus 4 on my daily commute to work and not having this feature on my turbine is a real pain. Thank you! 

post #2 of 35

The.........V.........Mode M80! lol althought with that said I would try the M100's I think you will like them coming from the Turbines. If you want something a lot "better" in terms of fidelity than the M100's I would go with something like the Sony MDR-1R (no iControls that I remember) or the Sennheiser Momentums (iControls) both are slightly bass heavy but wont have the punch or impact your use to but will have great fidelity. Both have removable cables.

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Thank you I'll take look at those!

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PSB M4U 1, MDR 1r, Sennheiser Momentum, KEF M500, Focal Spirit One, Fidelio L1, etc.

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This is going to be tough, because as a whole package the M-100 is really hard to beat.  Nothing on the market that folds so small with comparable sound and construction.  Take the Momentum for example, it has a more balanced sound compare to the M-100, but it is a one piece construction and it doesn't fold.  It's cable is also custom and not easy to find an aftermarket replacement.  Other might fold or has detachable cables or better sound, but they are all missing one thing or another compare to the M-100.

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This is going to be tough, because as a whole package the M-100 is really hard to beat.  Nothing on the market that folds so small with comparable sound and construction.  Take the Momentum for example, it has a more balanced sound compare to the M-100, but it is a one piece construction and it doesn't fold.  It's cable is also custom and not easy to find an aftermarket replacement.  Other might fold or has detachable cables or better sound, but they are all missing one thing or another compare to the M-100.


That's why I created this topic! I'm finding it really hard to find something else that offers everything that the m100 does! I know we can't have everything in one headphone but the m100 is a really compelling option!

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That's why I created this topic! I'm finding it really hard to find something else that offers everything that the m100 does! I know we can't have everything in one headphone but the m100 is a really compelling option!

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Yep, Val designed the M-100 based on a pool of features that currently no other headphone at it's price point can fill all at once.  And if you don't have a pair already, I suggest you get one.  If not get a pair of Momentum and be happy.


Edited by DrSheep - 8/10/13 at 11:55pm
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Yep, Val designed the M-100 based on a pool of features that currently no other headphone at it's price point can fill all at once.  And if you don't have a pair already, I suggest you get one.  If not get a pair of Momentum and be happy.

Thank you for your help! I think M-100 it is then!

post #9 of 35

No problem, let me know if you need any help on DAC/AMP or shield designs.

post #10 of 35

The psb m4u and ue6000 fold, and have detachable cables, plus they isolate better, though they aren't built as well.

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The psb m4u and ue6000 fold, and have detachable cables, plus they isolate better, though they aren't built as well.

I've been looking at the psb m4u but the problem is that I'm going to ask a friend to buy it for me when he goes to new york next month and the only physical store  that I know that carries a broad range of headphones is bh audio & video and they don't have it. Do you have any other store recommendation in NY?

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Guys I know I might be going way off the inicial objective of this thread but it just popped an oportunitty to grab an used Westone 4r for the same $300. What do you think???

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Guys I know I might be going way off the inicial objective of this thread but it just popped an oportunitty to grab an used Westone 4r for the same $300. What do you think???

Do it.  It is a great 4 driver IEM with warm sound.

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Do it.  It is a great 4 driver IEM with warm sound.

Someone bought it before me...back to the beginning...

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Someone bought it before me...back to the beginning...

http://www.earphonesolutions.com/westone-4r.html

 

$424 after coupon code "class".

 

Never mind, Amazon has it for $325.

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