Hey, guys. I've been doing some research on a new pair of headphones to buy, and I've come across the V-Moda M-100's. Currently, I'm using a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset for gaming/generic music listening, so I feel like upgrading to an M-100 would be a HUGE improvement.
Also, the BoomPro mic was another huge selling point, as I didn't find many high quality headphones that offer an upgradable mic feature. I find the build to be very aesthetically pleasing (looks very sleek and slim, and I wouldn't mind wearing it in public)--another huge selling point in my books.
Now, is this all worth $300? ($330 actually, including the mic) With someone as inexperienced as I am in audiophile, will the sound difference be extremely significant (remember, I've only been using Apple's earphones and a Steelseries headset).
If you can recommend any alternatives with similar features, that'd be great. Maybe I don't NEED the M-100? There's also the LP2 for $200, or even the LP for around $130. Would those be better picks given my preferences (gaming, radio listening on both PC and iPhone)?
Here's a breakdown of my preferences (also posted on Reddit's r/headphones):
Budget - I'm already pushing my budget at $330. That's the definite max I will go.
Source - About 80% they'll be plugged into my PC, and the remaining 20% into my iPhone.
Requirements for Isolation - It's not a huge factor since I currently don't listen to music while outside. Maybe that'll change once I get a decent pair of headphones though.
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over-ear would be ideal.
Preferred tonal balance - I honestly have no idea. I've only had a Steelseries gaming headset and the generic Apple headphones so I'm not quite sure what my preferences are. If I had to say something, maybe not TOO much bass? Like to the point where my headphones are vibrating nonstop or something (if that's even ever a problem).
Past headphones - Mentioned above.
Preferred Music - Pretty much anything. Popular songs on the radio, classical, EDM (HUGE fan) and electronica. I also play video games often, so something that'll work well with video game audio would be nice.
MUST HAVES A MIC! As mentioned above, the m100's have a really nice mic peripheral that also looks nice. And speaking of looks, hopefully the headphone looks...nice. I really don't want something super bulky/ugly.
Edited by Realest - 2/26/14 at 3:00am