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Logitech UE6000 or V-Moda M80?

Poll Results: UE6000 or V-Moda M80?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 100% (7)
    UE6000
  • 0% (0)
    M80
  • 0% (0)
    Other (please specify and explain!)
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Looking to replace my modded HD555s with a set of headphones that I can use both indoors and outdoors, without any amping. Pretty much narrowed it down to the Logitech UE6000 and the V-Moda M80. Any other recommendations are welcomed as well, but please offer an explanation of why.

 

I mostly listen to electronic (dubstep, trance, dance), pop, and orchestral (think Two Steps From Hell or Yanni) music. In terms of sound, I pretty much want whatever is closest to my old 555s- good clarity and detail, and a wide soundstage. I like the dark and warm sound as well. While I love the analytical sound, I'm opting for the UE6000 or M80 because I missed some of the fun that more "mainstream" headphones had to offer (for instance, the 555s had perfectly clean bass, but it lacked impact).

 

When considering the UE6000, I'm only concerned with the passive mode.


Thanks a bunch guys!

post #2 of 7

At $200, the best headphone is the ATH WS99, but if you can't that, I'd get the Fidelio L1, and if you can't do semi-open, get the UE6000.  

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Ah, I actually just listened to the WS99 and was impressed by the sound, and disappointed by the build and design.

Why do you recommend the L1 over these two, and why the UE6000 over the M80? (Also, thanks for the response! :D)

post #4 of 7
The L1 is very similar to the ue6000, but it wins on 2 things: speed, highs. The ue6000 just sounds dull and very dark. Too laid back and slow sounding. The ue6000's sound stage is much better than the m80's, plus the m80 leaks a little more than the semi open fidelio l1, and the resolution is slightly better on the ue6000.
post #5 of 7

With the music you listen to, your the best bet in this price range is the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 - or original LPs if you want to save $80 since there isn't really that much of a difference.  I just got a pair and dubstep is really where they shine.  They have much more of an "impact" than the M-80s, the bass is elevated slightly (about half as much as Beats), but it doesn't interfere with the rest of the spectrum after a good 9 hours of pink noise burn-in; I can listen to Skrillex, Taylor Swift, and Pat Benatar in the same playlist and not feel like I'm missing anything in any of them.  The M-80s, being more balanced are better suited for jazz, soft rock, or classical - really only big sounding classical, softer compositions are not treated well - for electronica or dubstep the LP2s are much better suited. 

 

Also they - being fully circumaural - are more comfortable than the M-80s IMAO and isolate slightly better, although because the aluminum body transmits sound more than plastic, they don't isolate as well as similarly priced closed cans.  As far as portability they are light enough, and clap just strongly enough that they can be worn while walking around without being uncomfortable; and my Sony Walkman S-series can drive them fairly easily.

 

Edit:

 

Just to be more specific, if you are not familiar with the Sony Walkman NWZ-S764, it has almost identical internal components to the last iPod Nano generation before the touchscreen one (minus the camera).  It has a maximum volume setting of 30, and I usually listen between 12 and 15 in a quiet room, or up to 17 on a bus, at 20 it is uncomfortably loud in almost any setting.  At home I listen through my Creative SoundBlaster Go! Pro and amped by my Sony desktop stereo receiver and it is better, but only noticeable with a side by side comparison.


Edited by MikeF93 - 9/19/13 at 7:56am
post #6 of 7

I can't speak for the UE6000, but I can speak about the M80. I think it's a great headphone, with the exception of the bad comfort (for me). If you decide to go that route, I'd be very careful about buying before trying. I think the sound was fantastic, the build great, the aesthetics superbly sexy, the accessories impressive, the service and warranty from v-moda outstanding. But, I had to sell them because the comfort was simply intolerable.

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post
 

I can't speak for the UE6000, but I can speak about the M80. I think it's a great headphone, with the exception of the bad comfort (for me). If you decide to go that route, I'd be very careful about buying before trying. I think the sound was fantastic, the build great, the aesthetics superbly sexy, the accessories impressive, the service and warranty from v-moda outstanding. But, I had to sell them because the comfort was simply intolerable.

I second every aspect of Heretix's post.  I would also extend the comfort to almost all non-Grados on-ear headphones.  Again I will suggest that you look more into the V-MODA LP or LP2 as they will play electronic music much better than the M-80.  The M-80 will play the orchestral music slightly better than the LP; however, the gap is much greater for the electronic.  I do not consider myself an audiophile, but there is little left to be desired from the LP2. 

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