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V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Crowdsourced Headphones Now Shipping

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V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling designer of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces the availability of the highly-anticipated M-100 headphones designed by and for music aficionados. V-MODA tapped the collective intellect of artists, editors and audiophiles to design, develop and vote on the first units to go to mass production. M-100 quickly became the most highly discussed headphone on the internet forums with over 10,000 posts and 700 pages on the world's largest headphone site, Head-Fi.

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I dont want to sound like an Apple hater (although I am), but why would you advertise your $300+ supposedly hi-fi product with an iPhone (or a phone in general) which is the worst way to play high quality music. Is this another Beats? It looks cool and comfortable at least.
 
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I dont want to sound like an Apple hater (although I am), but why would you advertise your $300+ supposedly hi-fi product with an iPhone (or a phone in general) which is the worst way to play high quality music. Is this another Beats? It looks cool and comfortable at least.
The answer to your question is marketing.

Also Beats is not altogether terrible, it is just terrible at its price point. If you were to take the Beats product line at 30% of its original cost, they would be excellent products.

I have beats in my laptop, and I have never in my life heard another laptop play as loud and clear. That being said, I would never purposely purchase a Beats product, but they are better than your average product. Build quality is almost on par with its price point, however.
 

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I dont want to sound like an Apple hater (although I am), but why would you advertise your $300+ supposedly hi-fi product with an iPhone (or a phone in general) which is the worst way to play high quality music. Is this another Beats? It looks cool and comfortable at least.
The answer to your question is marketing.

It's not just marketing.


iPhone uses a special jack for the controller instead of a standard TRS plug the "regular" headphones have, hence the info.

I'm sure there's licensing as well.


Beats...they charge you extra for the iPhone "ControlTalk" versions. :rolleyes:


That said, I love my Lebron Beats. :p
 
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Also Beats is not altogether terrible, it is just terrible at its price point. If you were to take the Beats product line at 30% of its original cost, they would be excellent products.
That was exactly what I ment.

Anyway in the meantime I read a few user review and website reviews and it seems that they have acceptable (some say just "ok", others say "quite good") sound quality with very good bass. Seems like heavy bass is causing the sound inaccuracy issues, as always on this type of headphones. That together with all the gimmicky extra specs should make them a reasonable buy for someone who wants to spend around 300$ and wants something cool looking, a flashy brand, and not terribly overpriced for what they offer...

By reading the extra stuff I now understand that they show the iPhone cause of the integrated mic that works with these devices. Sounds cool.
 
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I like my V-Moda LPs
sound great and I got them for like $100.
 
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The answer to your question is marketing.

Also Beats is not altogether terrible, it is just terrible at its price point. If you were to take the Beats product line at 30% of its original cost, they would be excellent products.

I have beats in my laptop, and I have never in my life heard another laptop play as loud and clear. That being said, I would never purposely purchase a Beats product, but they are better than your average product. Build quality is almost on par with its price point, however.
Did you mean 10%? and at $30 there are still better options like the JVC RX700...
At $120 Audo technica M50s ....

At every price point there is a better option than Beats. Beats has Bass and muddy at that.
Everything is piss poor. if you listen to c Rap and pop... supposedly they are ok.


Honestly I would like to try these V-Modas ...but $300 for a crowdsourced set is way too much. crowdsourced is a way to say we only half designed it. To charge extra for ending up with a product that is what the community wants when its not your doing is preposterous.