Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)
Feb 18, 2014 at 11:41 PM Post #10,171 of 32,484
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Thats some heavy duty modding. Ood for u guys! Haha. Hows the sound?


Biggest improvements:

-Bigger soundstage
-Tighter, deeper bass
-Slightly more lively treble
-Blacker background

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Feb 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM Post #10,176 of 32,484

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the treble was always what bothered me about the M80... just doesnt have the presence. Sounds like a great mod though! 
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How much did u spend modding ur 120 dollar headphones though?
 
Feb 19, 2014 at 12:11 AM Post #10,178 of 32,484
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the treble was always what bothered me about the M80... just doesnt have the presence. Sounds like a great mod though! :D

How much did u spend modding ur 120 dollar headphones though?


I'd say all said and done it'd cost you $50 and some elbow grease. Honestly the reason I'm pushing these to their limit is because they're the very first gift my long term girlfriend ever gave me. I know there are much better on ear cans around.

As far as the m100 goes? I happen to be of the party that thinks the m100 is most definitely a worse-tuned can. It's performance is OK, but it is most definitely not as good of a headphone as the m80. Unless you're a basshead of course :)

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Feb 19, 2014 at 12:12 AM Post #10,179 of 32,484
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And that sexy sliver cable :)


Also, not silver. Silver-plated copper. I don't really believe in cable modding except for ergonomics and looks, but this particular wire won't oxidize and turn green over time, is nice and pliable, and isn't too pricey.

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I'd say all said and done it'd cost you $50 and some elbow grease. Honestly the reason I'm pushing these to their limit is because they're the very first gift my long term girlfriend ever gave me. I know there are much better on ear cans around.

As far as the m100 goes? I happen to be of the party that thinks the m100 is most definitely a worse-tuned can. It's performance is OK, but it is most definitely not as good of a headphone as the m80. Unless you're a basshead of course
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Kojaku

 
I'm 100% with u on that. Very aggressive sounding can. Just not enjoyable to me... the M80 was my first venture here on headfi haha. good times 
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Feb 19, 2014 at 12:27 AM Post #10,181 of 32,484

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Also, not silver. Silver-plated copper. I don't really believe in cable modding except for ergonomics and looks, but this particular wire won't oxidize and turn green over time, is nice and pliable, and isn't too pricey.

Kojaku

I see. It looks awesome! 
 
Feb 19, 2014 at 5:45 AM Post #10,182 of 32,484

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Boy that Fraggler really knows his stuff.  If I ever move to Chicago, I'm house shopping right next door to that guy.  Outstanding project.
 
Feb 19, 2014 at 8:10 AM Post #10,183 of 32,484

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Balanced cans are definitely the way forward for portable rigs.
I agree with all you say about the improvements you listed. 
Ive had Frank make me up a balanced White Widow for my Amperiors and like you say, 
The difference really is night & day!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Feb 19, 2014 at 8:12 AM Post #10,184 of 32,484

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Portable Rig of this week 
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iPod Touch 5G + New Apogee One + V-moda M100 White... 
 
Synergy, Details, Imaging, Dynamic are Perfect for me....
Just I have to keep spare Sanyo Eneloop XX AA batteries with me all the time....
 
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  Balanced cans are definitely the way forward for portable rigs.
I agree with all you say about the improvements you listed. 
Ive had Frank make me up a balanced White Widow for my Amperiors and like you say, 
The difference really is night & day!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Is that a toucan? I almost owned that amp xD
 
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