cheerio
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Aug 22, 2013
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While the V-Moda M-100 sounds good, if you want something comfortable for extended wear I would avoid it. It clamps hard and the earpads are also hard, which is an uncomfortable combination.<br /><br />My suggestion would be the new last year MDR-MA900 from Sony.<br /><br /><br />The Sony MDR-MA900 would be a great pick for an inexpensive audiophile headphone that would excel at both music and games (assuming you like gaming).<br /><br />The soundstage and imaging is superb because of the massive 70mm drivers. According to many people at head-fi.org, second only to the $1,500 Sennheiser HD800.<br /><br />It helps with games where you need to determine which direction something is coming from.<br /><br />They're also extremely light for having earpads this large, which makes them comfortable for many hours of extended wear.
Aug 22, 2013
AB01
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Sep 20, 2013
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I'm increasingly reading great things about this MDR-MA900 model on forums & reviews. Important to note, though, that the real 'streetprice' for them is (and almost always has been since launch) $199, and that any drop should properly reflect an appropriately sized discount from that, not the inflated MSRP.
Sep 20, 2013
redsevn
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Oct 7, 2013
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No one is seriously comparing the MA900 to HD800, unless it's a shill or sensationalist review. The size of the drivers have nothing to do with sound quality, either. The MA900 is a fantastically comfortable and decent-sounding headphone for ~$200, but if you're looking for sound quality and not comfort there are better options in that price range alone. They also have very different usage scenarios compared to the M100 (closed/semi-portable vs extremely open and not portable at all).
Oct 7, 2013
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