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post #166 of 841
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And here you go:

Side by side (XS & M80):



M80:



XS:



M100:



Cases L to R (M80, M100, XS):



Cases L to R (M80, M100, XS):



Sorry about the crummy quality.  I need to get myself a lightbox or something for pictures.  This is just with a crappy overhead ceiling fan and my trusty S100.  Hopefully these are good enough comparison shots for you guys.
Thank you! I just sold my M-80s and will be getting some XS when my HE-300s sell.
post #167 of 841
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People have the XS already redface.gif
My LP2s are at V-M in Cali, getting repaired. Once I get them back I'm hoping to sell them for the XS.
post #168 of 841
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They are definitely more neutral than the M-100. It's an M-80 where almost all of the original shortcomings; sound, comfort, ergonomics, have been remedied. I didn't have an amp on hand, but I feel like some amping would help tighten the bass some.

As I mentioned in the other XS thread...the Verza definitely enhances and tightens the bass on the XS even though you lose a little bit since it doesn't clamp quite as much.
Is it worth getting the Verza, then?
post #169 of 841
The Verza is a great source and sounds cleaner, detailed with better separation, and more spacious vs my iPod Classic/iPhone 4S when it comes to all my cans, including the M-100 (mids come out more in particular with the M-100 when paired with the Verza while bass gets tighter and more detailed). If you have the means go for it. It's competitive with my HP-P1 (which I may sell off now) and has a much better form factor.
post #170 of 841
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The Verza is a great source and sounds cleaner, detailed with better separation, and more spacious vs my iPod Classic/iPhone 4S when it comes to all my cans, including the M-100 (mids come out more in particular with the M-100 when paired with the Verza while bass gets tighter and more detailed). If you have the means go for it. It's competitive with my HP-P1 (which I may sell off now) and has a much better form factor.
Yeah, I got a good deal on one ($400)
JUST BOUGHT THE XS. It was $50 more than the list price because I live in AUS. I don't mind, because of the convenience it will bring.

I am also selling my LP2s if anyone is interested. Mint condition, unopened. 25% off. Shipping fess - Possibly free, possibly costing $20-$40.
post #171 of 841
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post
  And here you go: (Click to show)

Side by side (XS & M80):

 

M80:

 

XS:

 

M100:

 

Cases L to R (M80, M100, XS):

 

Cases L to R (M80, M100, XS):

 

Sorry about the crummy quality.  I need to get myself a lightbox or something for pictures.  This is just with a crappy overhead ceiling fan and my trusty S100.  Hopefully these are good enough comparison shots for you guys.

 

Thanks so much for posting those. Man, there's a bigger difference between the bands than I was expecting, even with how Val and Jude were describing the changes. That looks excellent. I can see why it lost some of the clamp but retained the isolation, can't wait to experience mine for myself!

post #172 of 841
Dale Thorn posted a very extensive review on Amazon (US). Sounds good but is it better than the M-100? I'm getting broke from buying all kinds of headphones but end up just using the M-100. :P
post #173 of 841
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Dale Thorn posted a very extensive review on Amazon (US). Sounds good but is it better than the M-100? I'm getting broke from buying all kinds of headphones but end up just using the M-100. :P

 

Better?  Gonna be hard to really surpass the M100 if it's the sound signature you like.  They are definitely different sounding headphones, so it all just depends what sound profile you like and what physical characteristics are most important.

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post #175 of 841
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Better?  Gonna be hard to really surpass the M100 if it's the sound signature you like.  They are definitely different sounding headphones, so it all just depends what sound profile you like and what physical characteristics are most important.

 

Agreed I wouldn't say they're competing with each other, just different flavors depending on what your preferences are or what you're in the mood for at that particular moment.

post #176 of 841
Even with improvements over the M80, I'm pretty sure the XS won't be able to touch the detail, separation and soundstage of the M100. The XS could sound like the better headphone, however, to folks who particularly dislike the v-shaped signature of the M100 and want something a bit more balanced. This is conjecture from my side, as I haven't heard the XS (I do own both M80 and M100, though, and reluctantly prefer the M100's sound despite yearning for it be less of a bass cannon - basically I've always dreamed of an M100 with the FR of the M80).
post #177 of 841
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Even with improvements over the M80, I'm pretty sure the XS won't be able to touch the detail, separation and soundstage of the M100. The XS could sound like the better headphone, however, to folks who particularly dislike the v-shaped signature of the M100 and want something a bit more balanced. This is conjecture from my side, as I haven't heard the XS (I do own both M80 and M100, though, and reluctantly prefer the M100's sound despite yearning for it be less of a bass cannon - basically I've always dreamed of an M100 with the FR of the M80).

 

Have you tried the M-100 with XL pads? I found that it becomes more balanced with the XL pads, although amping makes a more substantial difference in bringing the mids forward and tightening up the bass IME.


Edited by roma101 - 3/27/14 at 11:38am
post #178 of 841
Nope I haven't, mostly because I've always found the M100 quite comfortable. I did read some accounts about it potentially improving the sound in some ways, but I've also been toying with the idea of switching to something like the NAD HP-50 for mobile use. XL pads could still be worth a shot though.
post #179 of 841
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Nope I haven't, mostly because I've always found the M100 quite comfortable. I did read some accounts about it potentially improving the sound in some ways, but I've also been toying with the idea of switching to something like the NAD HP-50 for mobile use. XL pads could still be worth a shot though.

 

I had no need for the XL pads myself as I found them quite comfortable as well. But the XL pads really do make a difference to my ears. The bass sounds less intrusive and overall separation went up and so did the soundstage. The overall sound has more balance. The isolation also improves because the seal is better. All just IMO, YMMV but I think you should give them a shot. I was also pleased to see that it didn't make too much of a difference aesthetically and was still head-conforming. The added comfort is a plus.

post #180 of 841

Would you guys consider the XS an audiophile grade headphone? AKA if fed a good source and files, would i be missing parts of a track i would get with other phone?

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