Edited by Existence - 4/9/14 at 7:11pm
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Edited by Existence - 4/9/14 at 7:11pm
If you have to push the volume, then it's not doing its job isolating. Something that isolates well would not require you to pump up the volume. It isolates like the M-80 did... Not bad for an on-ear... Slightly less than the M-100... Far less than an in-ear.
The XS does still have a slower bass decay rate than the M-100, so despite the fact that the M-100 have more bass, it still remains tighter and more controlled. The midrange of the XS is beautiful in so many ways, detailed in a generous manner that isn't too aggressive but doesn't slack behind. The M-100 really doesn't detail as well as the XS does, which is the main differences in the midrange. Both offer strong clarity as well as great vocal dynamics. As you'd expect, the soundstage on the M-100 is larger overall. On the treble side of things, the M-100 offers treble that is slightly more energetic than the XS, but only slightly; it's also less edgy (and slightly more forgiving), again, only slightly. Personally, if the M-100 had the XS sound signature, but in an over-ear design, it'd be a big winner on Head-Fi (minus the bass heads).
More updates with the M-80 and XS, my roommate can hear the differences like night and day as well. With a 2-3 minute session she was able to quickly point out that the M-80 were slightly bassier than the XS. My XS aren't done burning in though, only about 30 hours or so on them... Probably less.
More audio fans should obtain the services of a female ear during any evaluation or testing. A female who happens to be a musician also is a big plus. Females have a superior ability to hear wider ranges of audio.......It may just be what you need and another opinion can never hurt. Enjoy!
sorry if it seems like i'm spamming, but i want to stir some discussion especially for current xs and previous m80 owners
i do notice a bit of bass bleed into the mids (nothing huge) but definitely noticeable,
for the m80s did anyone listen to them extensively (or burned them in) enough for that bass bleed to disappear?
if so how many hours of listening and burn it? i'm burning them in now (i'm still new to burn in, and i worry about the drivers on the xs!--> i'm doing it along with my jvc fxd80s (using the dual inputs =) haha putting it to good use!)
i hope i'm not starting some huge debate
i wanna throw this question out there for this and the other thread so forgive me if you see this twice
We really need to consolidate these threads >.<
I don't hear any perceptible bass bleed on my pair of XS's. I'm only on day three of listening, roughly 22 hours of listening so far.
sorry i didn't mean to alarm anyone/ offend anyone or anything. i just felt solely hyping these headphones may get boring over time, especially if this thread becomes as long as the m100 ones
i'm nitpicking, but it doesn't mean i don't like the sound of the xs!
i did come from very neutral iems (some may say their bass light) soo my apologies
I know that V-Moda is pushing the mind-the-gap with the XS. The gap is definitely gone, almost entirely too. I should note that this isn't the first headphone that does this though. I know that the Marshall Monitor does have this sort of feature which makes it wrap around the entire head. The drivers are also angled which makes them extremely comfortable to wear from an ergonomic standpoint. Unfortunately for them, the XS takes them in terms of sound quality (bass control and treble presence).
got the XS yesterday and very impressed with the sound. Isolation is great, but leakage is a bit more than I'd like. Best sounding V-Moda headphone to date imo, but of course, that's my opinion.
i don't know if this was intentional but i found a way to store one of the v-corks in the case say if your on the go with your buddy and you wanna share your portable device or whatever
originally i was about to use a little baggy but this is much better, plus its secure! hope this helps all your road warriors when you share with your friends sorry if i'm double posting i figured this might help