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post #211 of 747
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post


It is a lot of weight, but not too much.
It means you don't have to tuck the cable in. I don't need a remote since I have a Pebble watch.
The sound is also better from the CoilPro.

do you mean the coil pro> the normal audio cable? or the speak easy

 

i heard the remote does degrade the sq adding more impedence to the device amongst other things

 

i heard the xs comes with free audio cable too now so i was wondering how the coil pro would stack up against any stock audio cable

 

any chance you could post a pic of ur xs with the extender plus coil pro? just curious how it looks for on the go use

post #212 of 747

And here's my official review on the product page.

 

Btw nice photos Spider and you captured the "Gap" pretty damn well!

post #213 of 747
Great review roma! Seems like a winner for people looking for an ultra portable HP.
post #214 of 747

Wonder how these would be for DJing.

Have used my m100s couple times for this in clubs and they are overly bassy for that, dont isolate as well as I'd like and not clear enough. Good for listening with but not really DJing compared to say my DT1350s.. but they look a whole lot better and lets be honest that's part of the equation for DJs.

 

If the XS don't clamp much that's a worry for isolation? How's driver clarity compared to m80 / m100 is it much improved or only slightly?

They certainly have portability going for them.

post #215 of 747
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Originally Posted by Snoopy Ears View Post

Great review roma! Seems like a winner for people looking for an ultra portable HP.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

Wonder how these would be for DJing.
Have used my m100s couple times for this in clubs and they are overly bassy for that, dont isolate as well as I'd like and not clear enough. Good for listening with but not really DJing compared to say my DT1350s.. but they look a whole lot better and lets be honest that's part of the equation for DJs.

If the XS don't clamp much that's a worry for isolation? How's driver clarity compared to m80 / m100 is it much improved or only slightly?
They certainly have portability going for them.

The isolation of the XS is not as good as the 1350, and I actually found the M-100 to isolate more than the XS with XL pads - not sure about stock as it's been a while since I've had the stock pads on the M-100. The isolation on the XS is good enough on trains and public transportation for me but it may or may not be enough for you as a DJ. I would suggest trying them out and yes the bass is tighter and punchier than that of the M-100. It's quicker also so I imagine it would be an ideal headphone for DJing.
post #216 of 747

Just some quick impressions of the XS from my day with them yesterday.

 

Since the discomfort issues of the M-80 have been fixed you can just enjoy the music and let the headphones become a part of your head. For subway use they are adequate, but will not isolate enough for the really loud sounds like screeching subway wheels, crying babies, breakdancers or panhandlers. Even a really loud conversation next to you will interfere with your musical bubble. On the bus they fare better.

 

roma101 and dbdynsty25 have reported that the clamping force is lighter than the M-80, but IME it's about the same. Then again, my head is pretty big at the top and I had to stretch the crap out of my V-80's headband to get rid of the pain. For the record I use all 11 clicks of the ear cup arms on my V-80 and only 9 clicks on my XS. Despite the clamping force being the same with both models, the XS is infinitely more comfortable as I wore it yesterday for around 3 hours and experienced no pain. I cannot claim that with the V-80 even though I've had it for over 2 years. There was some mild pressure discomfort, but nothing close to pain. Just a feeling that there's some pressing against my ear. Oh, and I wear thick, black-framed glasses.

 

I won't give any more sound impressions until the end of the week. For now I'm exclusively using my XS and abstaining from the V-80 and M-100 until I'm sure I've gotten the sound signature imprinted on my brain. After that, I'll be able to give a clear review.

post #217 of 747

Could this be considered the xs appreciation thread? I'd like to read about everyone's experience with these :)

post #218 of 747
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Since the discomfort issues of the M-80 have been fixed you can just enjoy the music and let the headphones become a part of your head. 

 

I put my M80 on a water cooler overnight to stretch and they've been wonderfully comfortable every since.  Does anyone know if the XS uses different drivers than the M80?  If it's only about comfort, I'll pass.

post #219 of 747

Anyone know where to get the XS in Canada? Thanks:)

post #220 of 747

hey guys check out my unboxing of the xs pearl white they look better in real life by far! pictures do not do them justice

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrEA96vkbGE&feature=youtu.be

 

i felt unboxing the xs would be a great start to my new youtube channel

 

any comments would be great!

post #221 of 747
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

Just some quick impressions of the XS from my day with them yesterday.

 

Since the discomfort issues of the M-80 have been fixed you can just enjoy the music and let the headphones become a part of your head. For subway use they are adequate, but will not isolate enough for the really loud sounds like screeching subway wheels, crying babies, breakdancers or panhandlers. Even a really loud conversation next to you will interfere with your musical bubble. On the bus they fare better.

 

roma101 and dbdynsty25 have reported that the clamping force is lighter than the M-80, but IME it's about the same. Then again, my head is pretty big at the top and I had to stretch the crap out of my V-80's headband to get rid of the pain. For the record I use all 11 clicks of the ear cup arms on my V-80 and only 9 clicks on my XS. Despite the clamping force being the same with both models, the XS is infinitely more comfortable as I wore it yesterday for around 3 hours and experienced no pain. I cannot claim that with the V-80 even though I've had it for over 2 years. There was some mild pressure discomfort, but nothing close to pain. Just a feeling that there's some pressing against my ear. Oh, and I wear thick, black-framed glasses.

 

I won't give any more sound impressions until the end of the week. For now I'm exclusively using my XS and abstaining from the V-80 and M-100 until I'm sure I've gotten the sound signature imprinted on my brain. After that, I'll be able to give a clear review.

thats so odd spidernhan i'm listening to my xs right now,

 

i'm using them at 4 clicks (is my head small =0) and yes they go all the way to 11 clicks

 

i've never heard the m80 so i can't compare but these are by far one of the most comfortable on ears i ever tried (i own the noontec zoros and they are very comfortable too, and lighter by far, but made of cheap plastic, looks so fragile in comparison)

 

and they seal perfectly while being so comfortable

 

i also own the m100s and i find even though these are on ears they're more comfortable so far (the very top of my ears touch the drivers on the m100 slightly) and my ears barely fit inside the m100s stock earpads (the edge of my ears touch the inner part of the earpads) but oddly its still not uncomfortable (maybe i have higher tolerance =p)

 

well i just got my xs today i'm heading my first hour or so with them, (which is saying a lot for the comfort, the earpads are even broken in yet and their plenty comfortable!!!) no hot spots on the headband either

post #222 of 747
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Anyone know where to get the XS in Canada? Thanks:)
http://www.v-moda.com
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post #223 of 747
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Originally Posted by Kon Peki View Post
 

 

I put my M80 on a water cooler overnight to stretch and they've been wonderfully comfortable every since.  Does anyone know if the XS uses different drivers than the M80?  If it's only about comfort, I'll pass.

The v-moda website says the XS uses M-class Dual-diagraphm 40mm drivers and the m-80's use m-80 dual diagraphm 40mm drivers, i'd guess the drivers are different but you could always ask their customer service for a sure awnser. From what the thread says and what v-moda says on their website, it seems like the xs sounds better than the m-80. also it's not just about comfort, because they also put in a folding feature and the dual ports :D


Edited by poopsockk - 4/1/14 at 8:40pm
post #224 of 747
Pretty sure the drivers are identical. Just a bit of sound tweaking by the engineers/Val to remedy the complaints about the M80s (most notably extending the treble a bit).
post #225 of 747

I A/B'ed the XS and M-80 to see what differences I could hear when I received them on Saturday.  I did hear a slight improvement in the treble in the XS relative to the M-80, enough to call out the difference but not enough to suggest that the drivers are different.  The differences could be created in other ways (something like what Mr Speakers does with the Doggie Treat mod to the Alpha Dog), but exactly how I am not sure.  I think V-MODA did the right thing by not altering the sound of the M-80 too much in going to the XS -- the XS' sound is different enough from the M-100 to give the XS it's own character.

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