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post #1 of 41
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Hey everyone, im new to the forum, and really starting to get into headphones. I recently purchased the V-Moda M100's. Itried the m-80s first, but decided to I wanted over the ear. The M100's are really amazing. My question is this; although everything is very crisp and clear, why do I still bear a slight hiss in the background? Some songs are more noticeable than others.... hope you can belp me out.. thanks everyone
post #2 of 41
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Originally Posted by shove13 View Post

Hey everyone, im new to the forum, and really starting to get into headphones. I recently purchased the V-Moda M100's. Itried the m-80s first, but decided to I wanted over the ear. The M100's are really amazing. My question is this; although everything is very crisp and clear, why do I still bear a slight hiss in the background? Some songs are more noticeable than others.... hope you can belp me out.. thanks everyone

Describe your setup please as that will tell us more.  Here's an example:

 

Computer -> USB cable -> external DAC or Sound Card -> <cable used to go to amp> -> Amp -> M100s

 

My initial guess is that it's the cable from your DAC to the amp but I can tell you for sure once you explain your setup :)


Edited by Byrnie - 2/22/14 at 6:11pm
post #3 of 41
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I have my m-100's going straight into my I-phone 5s, using the cable from V-Moda. No amp
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I have my m-100's going straight into my I-phone 5s, using the cable from V-Moda. No amp

Are you sure the cable is in all the way on the iPhone 5s?  If so then I'm not sure given your M100 is the brand new.

post #5 of 41
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Yea, I have the cables in all the way. It's in the middle of some songs, when the music stops for a second. It's faint, but it's there.
I really hope V-Moda didn't send me used headphones, that would be upsetting.
Would you suggest an external amp and/or DAC setup? I really want the best sound I can (for a moderately inexpensive setup)
post #6 of 41

have you tested with other sources? used other cables? 

post #7 of 41
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I tried both cables and also plugged them into my Samsung tablet, but the sound over all was better on my I-phone..
post #8 of 41
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I have my m-100's going straight into my I-phone 5s, using the cable from V-Moda. No amp

 

What are you playing? Streaming? Local files? Where's your music coming from? 

post #9 of 41
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From my downloaded music from my CDs and from streaming music, Pandora. Spotify
post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by shove13 View Post

From my downloaded music from my CDs and from streaming music, Pandora. Spotify

 

Is it there on ALL of them? If so, maybe you'll want to return them for another pair. 

post #11 of 41
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I'm gonna give a better listen to all my music. I thought I was kind of being picky, but maybe I'm not.
post #12 of 41

Not sure how revealing those headphones are, but if the audio file is not of high quality, then that could be the problem. 

post #13 of 41
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Thanks everyone, my next question is how do I get better audio quality? I need portability, so is an ipod better than an iphone? How about an external amp setup?
post #14 of 41
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Thanks everyone, my next question is how do I get better audio quality? I need portability, so is an ipod better than an iphone? How about an external amp setup?
Usually people will either buy songs in better bitrates or just buy cds and make their own higher quality files
post #15 of 41
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Thanks everyone, my next question is how do I get better audio quality? I need portability, so is an ipod better than an iphone? How about an external amp setup?

Spotify bruh. Worth every penny.
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