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Originally Posted by Existence View Post


Since it's not a real product, no use of making a thread haha smily_headphones1.gif

M100 vs XS - M100 is better but the m50 wins as it is neutral. I guess you could tweak the M100 to be neutral if wanted.
Sound wise, it depends what you listen to. I'd rather go with V-Moda but wouldn't mind ATH. Both great companies with great sound.
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M50s do you make you look like a helicopter pilot, though.

well remember the m50s weren't really intended for portable use, their for studio use like the vmodas which was their main target population.

 

i'm not even entirely sure how the ath50 got into the portable world, their great sounding and credit them.

 

 i mean but i'm surprised a pair  "studio headphones" gained such a following in the portable world. especially since their cable is soo annoying long (if you get the straight cable u need to tie it up in a rubber band--> not the most appealing thing to walk around with) the coiled cable is heavy and even coiled up its quite long for "portable use"

 

its only now that audio technica decided to make more "portable features" like the detachable cables (and 3 included lengths)

post #482 of 782
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i have a good ear?

haha i spend a bit, just a bit too much time listening to them at the sony store haha.

the xs i think isolates a bit more than the mdr1r the top vent on the the sonys really leak in sound too much

in terms of design though u cant go wrong with either (different tastes for sure, sonys more adult-classy looking, while the xs is more flashy), i'm not sure which colour of the mdr1rs u got but i'm in love with the silver and brown

i got the xs in white pearl with gold shields (shoulda gotten a custom logo, oh well) soo id say pretty subtle =)

I have the brown silver 1r as it was $60 cheaper on amazon.com but after seeing the black red one in a Sony store I have to say I definitely made the right choice..!

The isolation of the 1r really isn't that great at all and wind noise is a big problem..it seems that the xs doesn't have these problems or at least not as much..
post #483 of 782
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

well remember the m50s weren't really intended for portable use, their for studio use like the vmodas which was their main target population.

i'm not even entirely sure how the ath50 got into the portable world, their great sounding and credit them.

 i mean but i'm surprised a pair  "studio headphones" gained such a following in the portable world. especially since their cable is soo annoying long (if you get the straight cable u need to tie it up in a rubber band--> not the most appealing thing to walk around with) the coiled cable is heavy and even coiled up its quite long for "portable use"

its only now that audio technica decided to make more "portable features" like the detachable cables (and 3 included lengths)

Yep, saw a fellow student at school walking around with an ath m50 with a huge bundle of cable dangling as he walked around..looked pretty ridiculous..
post #484 of 782
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Originally Posted by theinvertedsky View Post


I have the brown silver 1r as it was $60 cheaper on amazon.com but after seeing the black red one in a Sony store I have to say I definitely made the right choice..!

The isolation of the 1r really isn't that great at all and wind noise is a big problem..it seems that the xs doesn't have these problems or at least not as much..

well i'll be honest the xs isn't great against wind noise

 

those vents do make the music harder to hear on a windy day 

 

very gentle breeze is okay but anymore than that i find it interferes

 

again i don't listen to my music loud, and i don't justify turning up the volume (too much, i do maybe 1click ) to drown out that wind noise

 

i listen about 5/16 on my ipod and iphone. 

 

its pretty dam efficient =) good for my battery and wallet (don't really feel the need to invest in an amp for it)

post #485 of 782
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Yep, saw a fellow student at school walking around with an ath m50 with a huge bundle of cable dangling as he walked around..looked pretty ridiculous..

I personally recommend either recabling them or getting a detachable cable-ready modified version from the Sound Professionals. I use my white modified pair as portables now with a V-MODA cable and they're perfect on the go.

 

I've yet to find something as versatile sound-wise and build-wise.

post #486 of 782
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

So with EQ, you are saying just to notch up the low end a bit and leave everything else how it is or is there more to it? I use a samsung galaxy s3 and the poweramp app which does make a big difference in sound and which amp would you recomend that is in the $50-$100 dollar range that will improve bass and over all sound?

Yes, for me a slight bump on the low end and no other alterations works.  As for amps, sorry; the only one I've ever used is the Verza, so I can't really recommend anything.  The XS really doesn't need an amp, but the Verza cleans everything up a bit, and gives a bit more impact and definition to the bass.  I also think the XS midrange and treble are smoother and better than the M-100.  Not recessed, and the high end is smooth and clear without being overly bright.

 

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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

well i'll be honest the xs isn't great against wind noise

those vents do make the music harder to hear on a windy day 

very gentle breeze is okay but anymore than that i find it interferes

again i don't listen to my music loud, and i don't justify turning up the volume (too much, i do maybe 1click ) to drown out that wind noise

I'd agree with this, but if it's really windy, I haven't found any headphones that can totally block it out.  The XS aren't great with wind since they just sit on the ear, and can't really create a seal around the ear.  Another reason to keep the M100s and get the XL pads, I think.

post #487 of 782
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post
 

I personally recommend either recabling them or getting a detachable cable-ready modified version from the Sound Professionals. I use my white modified pair as portables now with a V-MODA cable and they're perfect on the go.

 

I've yet to find something as versatile sound-wise and build-wise.

no need, they have the updated ath-m50x with detachable cable.  great headphones though has to be said, was initially going to keep mine, but A-Bing them with the M100, I prefered the M100

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Hmmm im going to go with XS and try the set up I might go with the C&C BH2 or a Hipo Cri Cri as for they both are in my price range if anyone else has recomendations fell free to tell me smily_headphones1.gif
post #489 of 782
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

I personally recommend either recabling them or getting a detachable cable-ready modified version from the Sound Professionals. I use my white modified pair as portables now with a V-MODA cable and they're perfect on the go.

I've yet to find something as versatile sound-wise and build-wise.

Yep, there's the modified m50 with the a detachable cable and there's the m50x..both are available on amazon.com
post #490 of 782
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Originally Posted by Thesonofkrypton View Post

no need, they have the updated ath-m50x with detachable cable.  great headphones though has to be said, was initially going to keep mine, but A-Bing them with the M100, I prefered the M100

Well the new m50x doesnt come with a standard 3.5?mm jack, so u wont find any cables with any android/ios controls so thats the only option if u want to skip and play tracks.
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

I personally recommend either recabling them or getting a detachable cable-ready modified version from the Sound Professionals. I use my white modified pair as portables now with a V-MODA cable and they're perfect on the go.

I've yet to find something as versatile sound-wise and build-wise.

Thats great u found something that works, the m50s arent bad by any means i hope u didnt think i said their bad.

I just prefer the xs
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Just got them in Black and was amazed how small they are compared to the M-100  and these is my first pair of on-ear headphones since i usually find them to tight and these aren't.   Though i have one question i had an issue registering it is that a problem and should I look for an exchange from amazon ?

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Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post

Just got them in Black and was amazed how small they are compared to the M-100  and these is my first pair of on-ear headphones since i usually find them to tight and these aren't.   Though i have one question i had an issue registering it is that a problem and should I look for an exchange from amazon ?
They're not meant to be tight. They're made to be lighter to reduce clamping. Want them tighter? Adjust the length of the headband.
post #493 of 782
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post

They're not meant to be tight. They're made to be lighter to reduce clamping. Want them tighter? Adjust the length of the headband.

I don't want them tight.. I usually avoided on ear because they are tight smily_headphones1.gif


I was just astonished how small they are since these are my first on-air headphones
Edited by Closingracer - 4/27/14 at 6:14pm
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I've been out walking almost every day for the past week or so, with the XS, along with my iPhone 5/Vamp Verza.  I've gotten to like them a lot, especially after tweaking the bottom end up a bit using the AudioForge Equalizer app.

 

Today, with a cold wind blowing, I opted for the M-100s instead.  I expected, and got, better, deeper bass, but I really noticed the recessed midrange more than I ever did before.  This is where the XS shines; the mids are smooth and full.  The bass is easily boosted a bit, but I don't know if EQ could bring the M100 midrange to sounding as good as the XS.  

 

I walk outdoors a lot with my portable rig; usually 4-5 miles a day, almost every day.  I've dropped 55 lbs. and 53 cholesterol points, as well as lowering my blood pressure significantly over the past several years.

 

I'll keep the M100s, which I've now ordered XL pads for; they will be great for cold, windy days, acting more like the earmuffs that will be necessary.  But I'll use the XS whenever possible; right now for outdoor walking, I prefer them over the M100s, for size, comfort, and sound.

post #495 of 782
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Originally Posted by Red Jacket Mike View Post
 

I've been out walking almost every day for the past week or so, with the XS, along with my iPhone 5/Vamp Verza.  I've gotten to like them a lot, especially after tweaking the bottom end up a bit using the AudioForge Equalizer app.

 

Today, with a cold wind blowing, I opted for the M-100s instead.  I expected, and got, better, deeper bass, but I really noticed the recessed midrange more than I ever did before.  This is where the XS shines; the mids are smooth and full.  The bass is easily boosted a bit, but I don't know if EQ could bring the M100 midrange to sounding as good as the XS.  

 

I walk outdoors a lot with my portable rig; usually 4-5 miles a day, almost every day.  I've dropped 55 lbs. and 53 cholesterol points, as well as lowering my blood pressure significantly over the past several years.

 

I'll keep the M100s, which I've now ordered XL pads for; they will be great for cold, windy days, acting more like the earmuffs that will be necessary.  But I'll use the XS whenever possible; right now for outdoor walking, I prefer them over the M100s, for size, comfort, and sound.

 

The Verza helps the XS' bass quite a bit actually.  You are right though, I'd love it if the M-100 had the XS/M-80's midrange...  On the treble side of things, the M-100 comes back though, though it isn't perfect. The XL pads will make the M-100 a little bassier unfortunately :/  Lusher mids, less energy :/ 

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