Summary: Originally published on June 16, 2013
Note: this review is an exact cross-post from post #1 of this thread on Head-Fi, which contains some user discussion on the review that may be relevant to read: http://www.head-fi.org/t/668277/review-v-moda-m-100
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I first heard V-MODA's M-100 at CanJam@RMAF 2012 (in October),...
Pros: Durable & fold-able, full mid-range, lots of bass
Cons: Uncomfortable, lack of treble & clarity, too much bass?
Summary: The V-Moda M100 is a headphone that will please the average consumer but not please audiophiles.
(Note:This is my review from someone who has had only a few other headphones.)
The V-Moda come with vivid highs and lows with tame but detailed bass.The Mid's could use some work but are not muffled or drowned out and can have this fixed with a simple equalizer. These headphones are not very painful to listen to. Example:when you hear very sharp tss and sis.
Pros: Low impedance, size, can daisy chain,and the durability.
Cons: Sound stage, genere specific, and comfort(replaceable ear pads available.)
Summary: I was one of the lucky few who received the M-100 back in September as part of a Head-Fi.org promotion, so I've had ample time listening, wandering, traveling, subwaying and airplaning these heaphones. I've also had some time to compare the M-100 to my other pair of V-MODA headphones, the V-80, as well as to other headphones I've managed to play with at various retailers in New York City such as the Apple Store and B&H Photo.
Pros: Fantastic build, engaging sound, great accessories, super cool carrying case, very responsive to EQ, customizable, portable
Cons: White case is prone to stains, not great worn around the neck, bass is slightly overpowering with some genres, audio cable frays
Summary: These are not flat or analytical sounding cans, but they are a pretty good slice of the sonic cake for portables. I'm crowning these cans as Electronic Dance Music (EDM) king contenders for sure.
First off, let me say that I love Head-Fi, and I enjoy reading so many impressions of so many pieces of gear. I've learned so much about portable sound over the years thanks to this place and Head-fi has cost me a lot of money (in a good way) too!
Pros: Comfortable, non-fatiguing, portable w/mic and controls, very enjoyable sonic presentation (musical, w/adequate detail)
Summary: V-Moda M-100 Unboxing Picture Post
Warning: Picture Heavy
Today I received a production version of the V-Moda M-100. As I was not a part of the pre-release run these aren't the VTF-100s with additional accessories, etc. As such there are no pictures of the additional accessories. This is the retail on-the-shelf stock package.
I also have to thank you very much to the V-Moda team (Val, Gavin, Bill), and to VentureCraft (Hamada-san) for making this happen for me.
Pros: Superb build quality, excellently rendered bass, really fun sonically
Summary: M-100 is a very easy to drive headphones. Before that I am using M-80s on-ear, and really do not belive any headphones can replace it. As the M-80 can deliver very high quality audio even with bare iPhone 4S with lossless music tracks! With an headamp the sound is just bigger and better a little bit but it is not 'day and night＇difference.
Pros: Easy to drive, great sound, immersive feel
Cons: Can't find anything yet... missing the apple 3 button cable if it also counts
Summary: After picking up these headphones, I soon returned them. This is why.
1. They get HOT. Due to the memory foam, my ears were sweating under these.
2. They leak more sound out than in.
3. The reduced treble left some parts of songs lacking - cutting out vocals almost entirely at some points.
4. V-Moda's apparent refusal to accept returns of their headphones from sellers aside from themselves - even when they advertise the return policy on the seller's website.