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post #181 of 384
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

How would you say the soundstage is compared to the Lp/Lp2?


I have the LP and it has no soundstage, and is cold and hard.

post #182 of 384
So would you say the Soundstage is much bigger than the Lp/Lp2 & M80?
post #183 of 384
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

So would you say the Soundstage is much bigger than the Lp/Lp2 & M80?

 

Much bigger than the LP/LP2 and only slightly better than the M80 (like barely noticeable).

post #184 of 384
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Much bigger than the LP/LP2 and only slightly better than the M80 (like barely noticeable).


So basically you're saying, "Pass on XS".....lol

post #185 of 384
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Originally Posted by BeBop Lives View Post


So basically you're saying, "Pass on XS".....lol

 

Depends on your goals.  I wanted a more comfortable and more portable M80...so it fits my goals just fine, and it appears to have appealed to many others in this thread as well.  So not sure where I said PASS on the XS.

post #186 of 384
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Depends on your goals.  I wanted a more comfortable and more portable M80...so it fits my goals just fine, and it appears to have appealed to many others in this thread as well.  So not sure where I said PASS on the XS.


OK

post #187 of 384
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

So would you say the Soundstage is much bigger than the Lp/Lp2 & M80?

well i had only a small sample listening to my buddies lp gunmetal and i found the fit really odd eve though on the outside it looks so similar to the m100. 

 

anyways the treble is much more recessed > xs and especially >m100

 

so the soundstage is smaller 

 

theres definitely MORE BASS > xs and even the >m100 but its not that tight, well controlled, textured bass

 

its more like a one note muddiness but for a lot of general consumers (all they care about is the sheer quantity of the bass not really caring about its control and the lp does that well) 

 

 

anyways that was my little rant sorry about that. but its nice to see vmoda improving their product with each new release! very encouraging

post #188 of 384
As long they sound better than the Lp/Lp2 and M80 I'm happy. Is there any amps you would reccomend to use with them that is in the $50 to $100 range?
post #189 of 384
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

As long they sound better than the Lp/Lp2 and M80 I'm happy. Is there any amps you would reccomend to use with them that is in the $50 to $100 range?

I'm using an E17 and it sounds fantastic. I've never used the E07K, but it's $40 cheaper has a similar feature set as the E17. The E11 goes for around $60 and is supposed to have a better amp section than the E17. I don't like the way it sounds with the cMoyBB v2.03. It makes the sound darker and is not as enjoyable.


Edited by SpiderNhan - 4/4/14 at 7:47pm
post #190 of 384
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Originally Posted by HardstyleLoco96 View Post

As long they sound better than the Lp/Lp2 and M80 I'm happy. Is there any amps you would reccomend to use with them that is in the $50 to $100 range?

C&C BH2...the perfect little amp for the M80, M100 and now the XS. It's about $100.
post #191 of 384
I have
XS m100 lp2 x2
Really every new release is better, the lp2 is better than the LP, so on so forth.
I like the evolution of them, the XS and the M100 go well with each other in my active lifestyle, whereas the LP2 doesn't get used barely.

The M100s are a monolith in size compared to the XS. Soundstage isn't an issue, I use crossfeeds and EQ. Any amp will work with the LP2, but the m100 is harder to amp.
Amped the XS for the first time - awesome impressions.
post #192 of 384
I was thinking about the C&C Bh2 I think i'll go with it and the XS haha thanks everybody for your help smily_headphones1.gif
post #193 of 384

So I got a nice small package in the mail today...  Cut the story short, the new case is about half of the size of the M-80's case which makes it quite portable.  The pads have changed, the padding on the M-80 is more rounded off while the padding on the XS is flatter (this may be because of how they are packaged in their collapsed position).  Either way, the XS pads have more surface area that will touch the ears, but also feel a lot more comfortable on the ears.  The headband has also been changed slightly allowing more headband to actually rest on your head improving distribution of pressure (not that the M-80s had that much pressure to begin with) which should improve comfort.   If anyone had any headband issues with the M-80, the XS should fix it up. 

 

As found sound differences.  Midrange differences can't really be heard through my initial impressions, however, there are some minute changes in the bass and treble.  The bass is more linear overall but also more controlled and has better perceived depth.   The mid-bass hump that the M-80 had isn't as audible any longer, however, the M-80 has better bass presence overall.  The treble follows suite with more linearity as well as a little more detailing and slightly more extension.  The differences are minute though, but Val did listen to our main critiques about the M-80 and did successfully improve it. 

 

Also another note, not that it'll matter for most people, the XS does lay a little better around your collar compared to the M-80. 


Edited by tinyman392 - 4/5/14 at 10:46am
post #194 of 384

Nice first impressions ^^

post #195 of 384
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post
 

So I got a nice small package in the mail today...  Cut the story short, the new case is about half of the size of the M-80's case which makes it quite portable.  The pads have changed, the padding on the M-80 is more rounded off while the padding on the XS is flatter (this may be because of how they are packaged in their collapsed position).  Either way, the XS pads have more surface area that will touch the ears, but also feel a lot more comfortable on the ears.  The headband has also been changed slightly allowing more headband to actually rest on your head improving distribution of pressure (not that the M-80s had that much pressure to begin with) which should improve comfort.   If anyone had any headband issues with the M-80, the XS should fix it up. 

 

As found sound differences.  Midrange differences can't really be heard through my initial impressions, however, there are some minute changes in the bass and treble.  The bass is more linear overall but also more controlled and has better perceived depth.   The mid-bass hump that the M-80 had isn't as audible any longer, however, the M-80 has better bass presence overall.  The treble follows suite with more linearity as well as a little more detailing and slightly more extension.  The differences are minute though, but Val did listen to our main critiques about the M-80 and did successfully improve it. 

 

Also another note, not that it'll matter for most people, the XS does lay a little better around your collar compared to the M-80. 

 

All great things to hear for first impressions, thanks. Hopefully mine returns from the shipping snafu soon. Stupid USPS...

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