Audeze MM-100 Headphones Review



Design and Build Quality

When it comes to weight, these headphones are on the heavier side, weighing in at 459g. This is only 40g lighter than the Audeze Maxwell, which is a noticeable difference as these headphones do not fall off when leaning forward. However, compared to other headphones considered comfortable, such as the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro (380g) and the HiFiMan HE-4XX planar magnetic headphones (405g), these headphones are still relatively on the heavier side. If you’re looking for a light, ultra-portable headphone, these may not be the best choice. Overall, while the 40g difference from the Maxwell is noticeable, these headphones could have been more comfortable if they were lighter. In terms of materials, the MM-100 headphones feature magnesium yokes and grilles, a spring steel headband with a light layer of padding, and an adjustable pleather suspension strap to help distribute weight. The earcups are smaller than traditional Audeze studio headphones, making them more portable, and they can tilt and swivel for added comfort. The earcups can also be swiveled to lay flat on a desk. The memory foam pleather earpads have a gel-filled top layer to help keep your ears cool. Overall, the materials used in the MM-100 headphones are designed for comfort and portability.

The design of the MM-100 headphones is based on the tried and true design of the Audeze Maxwell headphones, with adjustments made to accommodate the open-back headphones. I have been using the Audeze Maxwell for 6 months and they still look and feel the same as when they were first purchased, indicating that the MM-100s are built to last. Overall, the MM-100 headphones are well-designed and durable.

Comfort

The MM-100 headphones, like the Audeze Maxwell, use an adjustable suspension strap to fit well, despite not having a vertical earcup adjustment. However, the strap only has three settings on each side, so some users may need to adjust the settings on each earcup differently to achieve a comfortable fit. The clamping force is just right, keeping the headphones in place without being too tight. The earpads are glued to the headphone and are not removable like the Maxwells, so users cannot replace them with Wicked Cushions replacement pads. However, the earpads are comfortable, with memory foam and a gel-filled top layer to keep your ears cool. After extended use, some discomfort may be felt due to pressure on the upper ear and heat from the pleather earpads. A lighter weight and shorter audio cable with a 3.5mm plug would be appreciated for use with a smartphone. Overall, the MM-100 headphones are well-designed and durable, but some adjustments may be needed for extended comfort.

Sound quality

The MM-100 headphones have a bump in the sub-bass and bass, providing the type of bass response that I had hoped for, but did not get with the Audeze Maxwells. The bass is punchy and fast, with a low sub-bass extension that is enjoyable without being muddy. The mids are clear and forward, with emphasized vocals and forward instruments that make it easy to hear detail. The treble is very good, without any noticeable roll-off at the top, although some notes may come off as sharp in certain songs. The soundstage is narrow, likely due to the forward vocals and instruments, but the imaging is excellent, allowing you to pinpoint where different instrument sounds are coming from. Overall, the sound quality of the MM-100 headphones is great, with strong bass handling, clear vocals and instruments, and good treble that may sometimes sound harsh to treble-sensitive listeners. These headphones provide a fun listening experience that is different from traditional Audeze headphones.

Connectivity

The MM-100 headphones have a unique feature that allows you to plug the audio cable into either the right or left earcup, and it will work just fine. However, this also means that if you want to buy a replacement cable, you’ll need to make sure it’s compatible with the MM-100’s internal wiring. With an impedance of only 18ohms and a sensitivity of 98dB, these headphones are easy to drive and can be used with a smartphone without the need for an external DAC/amp. However, the stock cable terminates in a 6.35mm plug, so you’ll need an adapter to use it with devices that have a 3.5mm jack. It’s also worth noting that the V-moda mic may not work with these headphones and could cause issues with your device. Overall, the MM-100 headphones are easy to connect to different devices and provide a stable connection.

Important Note Regarding Adapter Cable for the Audeze MM-100

Previous Audeze marketing material for the Audeze MM-100 stated that a 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter cable would be included with the Audeze MM-100 headphones, however it is important to note that an adapter cable is not included. Audeze has confirmed this via an email message and stated that the error was due to a misunderstanding with their marketing department.

Known Issues

Some people have reported receiving headphone units that have the audio channels swapped when audio cable is plugged into the left earcup. I did not experience this issue, but I recommend that you test your headphones when you get them using this audio channel test youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TWJaFD6R2s. Audeze has responded via a forum post that users experiencing this issue should make sure to plugin the audio cable into the earcup connector all the way in until they hear a click and that should correct the audio channels being swapped problem. If you tried Audeze’s recommended fix and you still have this issue you should contact Audeze for a replacement unit if it’s something that bothers you.

Price

At $399, the Audeze MM-100 headphones are a great value for Audeze studio headphones. However, it’s important to note that these headphones have a new Audeze sound signature that is more in line with the MM-500, rather than the traditional Audeze sound. There are other headphones available at a lower price point, such as the HiFiMAN Sundara and the Drop + HiFiMAN HE 4XX planar magnetic headphones. However, the MM-100s are built better than the Sundara and have a sound that some may prefer over the HE-4XX, despite their smoother presentation and better soundstage. Ultimately, whether the $399 price tag is a good deal will depend on your sound preferences and what is important to you. If soundstage is a priority, then these headphones may not be the best choice as there are other options with better soundstage available.

Conclusion

The Audeze MM-100’s are easy to recommend for their sound quality, forward presentation of vocals and instruments, and build quality. While they may not have the widest soundstage and may not be the most comfortable for extended listening sessions, they offer a fun listening experience at a reasonable price point.

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The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error SOLUTION on Windows 10 (UPDATED 2020)

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error SOLUTION on Windows 10 updated for 2020. This problem may happen if something goes wrong with your Windows system such as when installing Windows updates.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Fix the Issue:

  1. Turn on the computer
  2. When you see the error message, Hold down the Shift Key and press the F10 key (Note: if you are on a laptop you may need to hold down Fn key and Shift Key together and then press the F10 key)
  3. Once the command prompt shows up, type: regedit
  4. Once the Registry Editor comes up you’ll want to go to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\ChildCompletion
  5. Once you are on the ChildCompletion key look on the right hand side and find setup.exe and double click on it
  6. Change the value data from its current value to 3 (Note: leave the Base as Hexadecimal)
  7. Click OK
  8. Then click OK on the error message so that Windows can restart
  9. After the computer reboots it should continue normally into the finalize settings phase and won’t run into the error anymore
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Outlook Opens Then Closes Immediately FIX

In this video I show how to fix the problem where Outlook opens then closes immediately. A lot of people having been having problems with Microsoft Outlook crashing with error 0xc0000005. The problem with Outlook crashing when trying to open it was caused by a bad Microsoft Outlook update, and in this video I show you how to rollback to a previous version of Microsoft Outlook update that works without any problems.

Instructions:

Open Search and search for Command Prompt
Right Click on Command Prompt and select “Run As Administrator”
Click “Yes” to the security warning
Here is the command to copy and paste to the command prompt: “C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe” /update user updatetoversion=16.0.12827.20470
Press the ENTER key after you paste this onto the command prompt

Once Outlook is updated, you can run Outlook again without it crashing.

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Cannot Start the PS4 7.50 Update Safe Mode Loop FIX

The latest Sony Playstation 4 software update 7.50 has caused major problems for PS4 users. The problems range from people’s PS4 blu-ray drive becoming inoperable, not being able to install the updated, and causing your PS4 to go into a Safe Mode boot loop. In this video I show you how to reinstall ps4 7.50 update to get your PS4 out of the safe mode loop when your PS4 cannot start.

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Compatible PS4 USB Drive

PS4 Software Update DOWNLOAD Page:
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/
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Monolith M1570 Review

This is my Monoprice M1570 review video of Monoprice’s new flagship audiophile headphones after owning them using them for more than a month. With the release of the Monolith M1070 / M1570, Monoprice is building up its audiophile audio gear offerings. Monoprice recently released the new Monoprice M1070, which is a successor to the Monoprice M1060 as well as their new flagship headphones the Monoprice Monolith M1570. This is a Monoprice Monolith M1570 first impressions review of Monoprice’s new flagship headphones where I go over the sound as well as talk about the possibility of using a balanced cable with these headphones. With the release of the Monolith M1070 / M1570, Monoprice is building up their audiophile audio gear offerings. #monoprice #m1570 #headphones

I created a Monoprice M1570 blog where I cover the balanced cable issue and provide a Balanced Cable Guide for those that want to create their own balanced cable for their Monoprice M1570’s or want to send out the information to have a professional audio cable maker make one for them. Here is the the blog/guide: http://www.zadiustech.com/monoprice-m1570-balanced-cable-guide/

Monoprice M1570 Headphones

Audeze LCD-2 Classic B-Stock

Other Monoprice headphones to consider:

Monoprice Monolith M1070 Headphones
Monoprice M570 Headphones
Monoprice M1060 Headphones
Monoprice M1060C Headphones (Closed-Back)

Other Headphones to consider:

Audeze LCD-2 Classic
Focal Elex
Beyerdynamic DT-1990 Pro
Fostex TR-X00

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How to Reinstall PS4 System Software Without Losing Data (An Error Has Occurred SU-4281-9)

In this video I show you how to reinstall PS4 system software without losing data if you are getting any of the following errors:

cannot start the PS4
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation
an error has occurred SU-4281-9
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.00
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.00 or later
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.02
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.00 or later

#ps4error #ps4fix #ps4notworking

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Video 4: PS4 System Lag Fix (PS4 Rebuild Database) – PS4 Update 7.0 Fix

Video 5: How to Restore Game Data on PS4 – Playstation Plus (EASY)

Video 6: How to Let PS4 Update Games While in Rest Mode

Video 7: How to Replace PS4 Hard Drive and Reinstall PS4 System Software in Under 8 Minutes!

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Netgear XR450 – Best Gaming Router Under $150 !?

Today we take a look at the Netgear XR450 and I explain why I think this is the best gaming router under $150. The Netgear XR450 Nighthawk Pro Gaming router is a great deal considering it costs about the same as the lower end Netgear XR300 and is about $100 cheaper than the Netgear XR500. The Netgear XR450 brings together the great Netgear Wifi Router hardware with the best in the game software for reducing game lag, bufferbloat, and prioritizing your gaming network traffic with the DumaOS software from Netduma. The Netgear XR450 is even cheaper than Netduma’s own Netduma R1 Router. In this video I explain the differences between the Netgear XR450 vs XR500 routers. #XR450 #NighthawkXR450 #NighthawkProGaming

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NETGEAR XR450 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router w/ free The Division 2 game

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Monoprice M1570 Balanced Cable Guide

My custom Monoprice M1570 to Audeze Balanced cable adapter:

Monoprice M1570 to Audeze Balanced cable adapter
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This is the wiring diagram I used for connecting the wiring on my mini-XLR Monoprice M1570 to Audeze Balanced cable adapter:

audeze_monoprice_mycable_miniXLR_pinout_layout_final
Mini-XLR Layout courtesy of Gurbakhshish Singh

Note: Wiring the mini-XLR connectors in this way allows the balanced cable to be used for both Audeze/ZMF headphones as well as Monoprice M1570 headphone.

The Problem: 

The Monoprice M1570 Headphones do not ship with a balanced XLR cable.  Some of us tried connecting our Audeze or ZMF balanced XLR cables to our amplifiers, but it triggered the overcurrent protection on my Massdrop THX AAA 789 for example.  Monoprice is also not planning to have a balanced XLR cable available until about another month or two.  Per Monoprice, their target price for their balanced cable is expected to be around $80 (but don’t quote me on it).  I think that will be a fair price as that is about the same price as third party balanced audio cables made by companies such as Periapt.

Problem Discussion:

Create your own balanced cable or have an aftermarket audio cable company make one for you.  You’ll need the wiring pinout schematics below in order to do this.

First let’s look at why the Audeze and ZMF balanced cables do not work on the Monoprice M1570 and why you shouldn’t use cables from other headphones with the Monoprice M1570 headphones.

Audeze LCD-2 headphones Quarter Inch Pinout Wiring Diagram:

Audeze LCD-2 Quarter Inch Unbalanced Pinout Wiring Diagram
Image obtained from Head-Fi.org

Continue reading Monoprice M1570 Balanced Cable Guide

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Monoprice M1570 First Impressions Review

 

This is my Monoprice M1570 first impressions review video of Monoprice’s new flagship audiophile headphones. Monoprice recently released the new Monoprice M1070, which is a successor to the Monoprice M1060 as well as their new flagship headphones the Monoprice Monolith M1570. This is a Monoprice Monolith M1570 first impressions review of Monoprice’s new flagship headphones where I go over the sound as well as talk about the possibility of using a balanced cable with these headphones. #monoprice #m1570 #headphones

Monoprice M1570 Headphones

Audeze LCD-2 Classic B-Stock

Other Monoprice headphones to consider:

Monoprice M570 Headphones
Monoprice M1060 Headphones 
Monoprice M1060C Headphones (Closed-Back)
Monoprice Monolith M1070 Headphones

Other Headphones in this video:

Audeze LCD-2 Classic
Beyerdynamic DT-1990 Pro
Fostex TR-X00
Focal Elex

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