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post #691 of 810
..I agree, I'm a fan of electronic and people almost immediately think that electronic=really screechy head-tremoring dubstep but in fact its a pretty diverse genre that has melodic lines as well..thus requires a headphone that excels at highs and mids too..
post #692 of 810
I decided that i'm going to get the M100s they have a better bass response for the EDM I listen to. But thanks for the help smily_headphones1.gif. And with EDM theres atleast 123 sub styles out there, such as the dutch have there hardstyle and italians have there well known hardcore, so yes with djs such as tiesto or armin van buren, borgeous, sean tyas, vitalic, exudus, leewise etc you might need more mids and highs but for these other genres that have not hit the mainstream and are still more into the underground rave scene. You will need a certain amount of bass that blends perfectly with mids and highs, a song that I can think of right now that would need a hard hitting bass is Warmduscher Devil Fish, Warmduscher is a hardstyle dj that is still in the hardstyle scene a dj that will need a bass that decays extremely fast is Dj Pandorum he is a hardcore dj to the max. I can go on and on and on about this but just saying with some sub styles (was way easier back in 2002 as for they were all grouped) will need a good amount of bass because that was what that genre was made for BASS that why it has HARD in it. But what you also need for these genres is a headphone that also has amazing mids, amazing highs just overall amazing sound quality. But what I am trying to say is bass is important in EDM and sub style genres because back in the rave days in the 90s thats what Hardcore was for.
Edited by HardstyleLoco96 - 6/2/14 at 5:49pm
post #693 of 810

Just picked up my XS and breaking the in.  Glad to hear the mids and highs are a bit better than M80/M100.

Does anyone know if there is a iPhone cable for the XS?  Way back when I had the original M80, I had a iPhone cable but noting on vModa's site right now.


Edited by MickeyVee - 6/2/14 at 5:47pm
post #694 of 810
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Just picked up my XS and breaking the in.  Glad to hear the mids and highs are a bit better than M80/M100.

Does anyone know if there is a iPhone cable for the XS?  Way back when I had the original M80, I had a iPhone cable but noting on vModa's site right now.

apparently there were issues with apple, but val did say that there would be on the way

 

but for now only the one button cable

 

if you really needed the controls try some of the monster/beats cables 

post #695 of 810

Thanks.. I can wait.. running the XS out of my FiiO X5 for now but would prefer to use my iPhone on the go.

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apparently there were issues with apple, but val did say that there would be on the way

 

post #696 of 810
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

Just picked up my XS and breaking the in.  Glad to hear the mids and highs are a bit better than M80/M100.
Does anyone know if there is a iPhone cable for the XS?  Way back when I had the original M80, I had a iPhone cable but noting on vModa's site right now.

Is the improvement that significant to your ears?
post #697 of 810

Mids/Highs - to me, significant improvement.  I liked the M80s and sold them when the M100 came out.  If I had the M80 at the same time as the M100, would have kept the M80.  Hated the M100 and sold them. So far, I'm liking the XS, mids/highs are acceptable for casual use and there is a nice balance at low volumes; especially for poorly recorded 70s-90s music (see my sig for my main cans - love great mids/highs and good tight bass in balance with the rest of the spectrum)

As far as break in - jury is still out - hoping they'll smooth out as I find them a little rough right now.

 

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Is the improvement that significant to your ears?
post #698 of 810
Just pulled the trigger on the XS. Listening to my DT1350s and ATH-ES700s so it will help me differentiate. I know out of the box may not be perfect but looking forward to see how they'll sound. Just got the new Zeppelin remastered releases so I am in bliss right now and can't wait for the new cans...
post #699 of 810
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Originally Posted by Richsvt View Post

Just pulled the trigger on the XS. Listening to my DT1350s and ATH-ES700s so it will help me differentiate. I know out of the box may not be perfect but looking forward to see how they'll sound. Just got the new Zeppelin remastered releases so I am in bliss right now and can't wait for the new cans...

 

I'll be interested in your take versus the DT1350's.

post #700 of 810

ok, got these today and have been listening for a couple hours. Gotta say that I am impressed with the comfort and build quality. They are very light-weight and I hardly notice them on my head. Not a big fan of the cable. Not using with a phone so would've liked a straight cable to reduce any noise. Running an iPod Classic 7G and Headamp Pico Power on Medium gain. Mostly ALAC files. Listening to a little of everything I can throw at it: Classical, hard rock, jazz, electronic, folk...

 

Sound: As compared to the ATH-ES700, they are significantly better in bass extension. However, they are a little rough and not as impactful. The treble is indeed a little rolled off. It is not too bad but could use some sparkle. Mids are spot on for vocals and some guitars. Piano and violin not as tight as compared to the 700s.

 

As compared to the DT1350s, almost the same as above, except sound-stage seems a little wider in the XS. I really like the staging. There seems to be a fuller presence of placement. When hearing some Bill Evans, the piano was a little recessed but the intimate club setting was like I was sitting right off the small stage. The 1350s seemed a little harsh in comparison. The stand-up bass sounds and slap were intoxicating. I am not a bass head, but damn, that was sweet. I was looking for it in the 1350s and it was missing. The slap and impact were there, just not the extension.

 

summary:

Take this with a grain of salt. They have not burned in yet and I am not sure it will change significantly or if I will just become accustomed to it. The sound is different and that was what I was looking for. I purchased these to have a deeper bass phone and light fit. I will most likely being taking these outdoors with an iPod Touch 3G and ALO National. I like what I am hearing and can forgive the slight treble roll and somewhat 'muddy' bass. I hope the mud clears and provides the deep extension I was hoping to get. These are definitely keepers. Just another tool in my arsenal when seeking a specific sound. As time goes by, I am really looking forward to see how they work out.


Edited by Richsvt - 6/6/14 at 6:51pm
post #701 of 810
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Originally Posted by Richsvt View Post
 

ok, got these today and have been listening for a couple hours. Gotta say that I am impressed with the comfort and build quality. They are very light-weight and I hardly notice them on my head. Not a big fan of the cable. Not using with a phone so would've liked a straight cable to reduce any noise. Running an iPod Classic 7G and Headamp Pico Power on Medium gain. Mostly ALAC files. Listening to a little of everything I can throw at it: Classical, hard rock, jazz, electronic, folk...

 

Sound: As compared to the ATH-ES700, they are significantly better in bass extension. However, they are a little rough and not as impactful. The treble is indeed a little rolled off. It is not too bad but could use some sparkle. Mids are spot on for vocals and some guitars. Piano and violin not as tight as compared to the 700s.

 

As compared to the DT1350s, almost the same as above, except sound-stage seems a little wider in the XS. I really like the staging. There seems to be a fuller presence of placement. When hearing some Bill Evans, the piano was a little recessed but the intimate club setting was like I was sitting right off the small stage. The 1350s seemed a little harsh in comparison. The stand-up bass sounds and slap were intoxicating. I am not a bass head, but damn, that was sweet. I was looking for it in the 1350s and it was missing. The slap and impact were there, just not the extension.

 

summary:

Take this with a grain of salt. They have not burned in yet and I am not sure it will change significantly or if I will just become accustomed to it. The sound is different and that was what I was looking for. I purchased these to have a deeper bass phone and light fit. I will most likely being taking these outdoors with an iPod Touch 3G and ALO National. I like what I am hearing and can forgive the slight treble roll and somewhat 'muddy' bass. I hope the mud clears and provides the deep extension I was hoping to get. These are definitely keepers. Just another tool in my arsenal when seeking a specific sound. As time goes by, I am really looking forward to see how they work out.

very nice write up! i would like a bit faster, tighter bass as well (a bit less in quantity) but i think the way their made now allows them to be a bit more mainstream friendly. as well as the treble being so smooth, maybe not as revealing as id like  (i actually prefer using them on sound alone at home relaxing on my couch). very non-fatiguing for sure. didn't expect it when i got it but i think mines is a keeper as well. 

post #702 of 810
I just reread what I posted and it seems I may have been a little unfair to my 1350s. They are not harsh but more bright than the XS. It seems I want the best of both worlds. Somewhat sparkly treble and some real deep hard hitting bass with some decent mids while we're at it. I recognize that I probably won't find that (my HD700 comes real close), especially in the on-ear set-up I am currently enamored with. I really like the 1350s but was looking for something different. I found that in the XS. Thanks for hearing me rant...
post #703 of 810

How do the Vmoda XS compare to the Sennheiser Amperiors? I currently have the Vmoda M80 and looking to upgrade between one of these two :) thanks in advance!

post #704 of 810
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How do the Vmoda XS compare to the Sennheiser Amperiors? I currently have the Vmoda M80 and looking to upgrade between one of these two :) thanks in advance!

The XS sounds very similar to the M-80. Besides comfort and portability, the XS isn't really that much of an upgrade. Unless you plan on replacing your M-80 with the XS, I'd go with the Amperior. The Amperior sounds different enough that it'll add some extra flavor to your headphone selection.


Edited by SpiderNhan - 6/24/14 at 9:03pm
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