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NAD Viso HP50 or Vmoda m100?

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I am deciding between the NAD VISO HP50 and the V Moda m100. They both look really promising. I listen to mostly hard rock, symphonic metal, new age orchestral, and electronic dance and trance. I have medium size ears, but a pretty large head (I have to put a pair of bose oe2 on the largest setting to fit my head). Has anyone tried both of these headphones and prefer one over the other, or does it really just come down to what type of music you listen to? Also, I have a Fiio e6 portable amp. Would this help running it off of a phone?

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I am looking at the same units and I added the Momentum over the ear to the mix. They are all the same price.

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The M100 is quite bass heavy, the HP50 is a bit bass heavy and the Momentum has a relatively neutral bass. Treble is a little low in level on the Momentum though, so it may sound a little boring/mellow. The HP50 has a bright, elevated treble, but not to the point of being overwhelming. Think about the 50s as having a smiley-face eq curve. While the M100s are superbly sturdy and good looking I think they're too far from neutral to the extent that you might get a headache after listening for an hour or so because of all the added bass. The momentum is less fatiguing, however my favorite of the three is the HP50.

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The M100 is quite bass heavy, the HP50 is a bit bass heavy and the Momentum has a relatively neutral bass. Treble is a little low in level on the Momentum though, so it may sound a little boring/mellow. The HP50 has a bright, elevated treble, but not to the point of being overwhelming. Think about the 50s as having a smiley-face eq curve. While the M100s are superbly sturdy and good looking I think they're too far from neutral to the extent that you might get a headache after listening for an hour or so because of all the added bass. The momentum is less fatiguing, however my favorite of the three is the HP50.

I would have to disagree.  The HP50's treble is very laid back.  I would say they are slightly warm but more or less neutral.  I quite liked its signature except for the too polite treble.  Too back the headband is terrible and might not fit a large head comfortably.

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Originally Posted by yopeople70 View Post
 

I am deciding between the NAD VISO HP50 and the V Moda m100. They both look really promising. I listen to mostly hard rock, symphonic metal, new age orchestral, and electronic dance and trance. I have medium size ears, but a pretty large head (I have to put a pair of bose oe2 on the largest setting to fit my head). Has anyone tried both of these headphones and prefer one over the other, or does it really just come down to what type of music you listen to? Also, I have a Fiio e6 portable amp. Would this help running it off of a phone?

 

For those genres, just get the M100 and don't look back. When the guitars are soaring and the kick drum is pounding you'll thank me.

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I am comparing both too, I listen to almost everything, HD movies as well.
I will use my macbook pro or iPhone for driving my headphones.
I am confused, and I have to place my order today.
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I just returned my set of M100's. They are a fantastic set of headphones but not without issues. I have a big head too, and big ears.... The m100 out of the box is extremely uncomfortable. I was really only able to listen to a couple songs before the pain set in. I added in the paper towel mod and while it helped, it wasn't a final solution. So count on picking up the XL pads.

 

The sound is absolutely fantastic for pop songs or r&b, for rock... not so much. I found the guitars could get pretty muddy sounding. That and the comfort was a deal breaker for me, especially for the price. 

 

While I have not heard the hp50, I would be nervous to try it out because I think comfort would be an issue. If it helps any I did research for days on end for a headphone set around the 300 dollar mark and after the disappointed with the M100's... I'm trying the AKG K545 ( a little cheaper) . They are in the mail being shipped to me now. Heres hoping :D

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Anyone heard this two headphones?

I would like to see a comparison between the two. They are similarly priced.

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You might want to read Tylls reviews at Innerfidelity:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/i-love-these-headphonesthe-nad-viso-hp50

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/bassheads-delight-v-moda-crossfade-m-100

 

He characterizes both headphones quite well. To me the HP50 is the more versatile headphone, but less sturdy and therefore less suited to street-use.

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I have a NAD HP50 headphone, and for me it lacks in bass.

I do listen a lot EDM, and pop. Not so much rock, and never classics and such, so the bass is really important there.

 

I ordered now used m-100, and UE6000 hoping that one of them can give me that "reference" sound from my beloved Soundmagic E10.

Yes, I find its IEM signature the most balanced for me.

 

I do have many other IEMs, some are 5 times pricier, but none of them satisfy me more than Soundmagic.

Most of them lack in bass also, but Velodyne v-pulse for instance just seems too much bass, and muddy.

 

So seems to me, I'm not die hard bass-head ,but I do love some hard hitting low end.

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Originally Posted by Rune1221 View Post

I have a NAD HP50 headphone, and for me it lacks in bass.
I do listen a lot EDM, and pop. Not so much rock, and never classics and such, so the bass is really important there.

I ordered now used m-100, and UE6000 hoping that one of them can give me that "reference" sound from my beloved Soundmagic E10.
Yes, I find its IEM signature the most balanced for me.

I do have many other IEMs, some are 5 times pricier, but none of them satisfy me more than Soundmagic.
Most of them lack in bass also, but Velodyne v-pulse for instance just seems too much bass, and muddy.

So seems to me, I'm not die hard bass-head ,but I do love some hard hitting low end.
the hp50 responds well to eq and amps. So eq the bass up.
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Originally Posted by Rune1221 View Post
 

I have a NAD HP50 headphone, and for me it lacks in bass.

I do listen a lot EDM, and pop. Not so much rock, and never classics and such, so the bass is really important there.

 

I ordered now used m-100, and UE6000 hoping that one of them can give me that "reference" sound from my beloved Soundmagic E10.

Yes, I find its IEM signature the most balanced for me.

 

I do have many other IEMs, some are 5 times pricier, but none of them satisfy me more than Soundmagic.

Most of them lack in bass also, but Velodyne v-pulse for instance just seems too much bass, and muddy.

 

So seems to me, I'm not die hard bass-head ,but I do love some hard hitting low end.


Did you get the m100 yet? If so then how do you like it in comparison to the hp50?

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