Aaroona: Does anyone have/have experience with the Vmoda LP2's or M-100's?
Looking at purchasing either one of these, but unsure... Don't want to drop ~$500 on something that I haven't tried :(
I suck at waxing on poetically about headphones but here we go.
Yeah, I bought the M-100 for a buddy for his birthday. I ran them in for a good 10 hours before giving them to him, so maybe they hadn't fully opened up yet, but..
The EQ was definitely V shaped. Mids were recessed. Bass had good extension but wasn't detailed. Upper bass was a little bloomy. Trebble was energetic, and rolled off at the very top end. Definitely not highly resolving cans that bring all the nuances t the surface.
Excellent build quality. Prone to scratching it seemed (but that just adds to the coolness). Very tight/snug fit helped with isolation. Pleather/foam on the cups was rather firm - It was still rather comfy despite the tight fit + harder cups. I was happily listening for hours on end (the EQ helped with low listening fatigue also)
Do some research on the cables too. They were a bit weird. 1 had a remote, the other had a splitter so you could plug in a second pair of cans. No straight cord.
All in all a fun listen, and played bass music well. Probably good for someone who just walks to work for 20mins and wants to blast some tunes. DEFINITELY not audiophile headphones though. Just not enough detail, and they've obv been EQ'd.
At that kinda price you could be looking at Senn Momentums (closed, outdoor use), or Senn HD600 (open, so indoor use. would prob need an amp though).