Nice. I'm in. I keep re-reading these early reviews and the wood cups are just too gorgeous to pass up. I really can't wait to get these on my head. I was in the 700's when I jumped in, maybe I'll get #777 and win the Powerball.
I agree, and this is exactly why I'm firmly on the fence now. The HD 650 on the Crack/Speedball could damn near be endgame for many people. The TH-X00 would be a fun "side-headphone" for me, but I'll also never use it as a portable. But knowing that it's at least on the level of a well driven HD 650 isn't making me as excited as I was when I saw the drop hit this morning. I may still cancel while there's still time...Grizzly you may get one step closer to your 0001 edition ;)
Thanks for the insight Jude! I've actually owned the HD 650 twice, and it is indeed a wonderfully scalable headphone so my expectations are now at a more realistic level.Even on the best setups though I've always felt the HD 650 bass could be just the slightest bit tighter. Would you say this is something where the TH-X00 excels?
Considering Jude's review said that he'd comfortably recommend them at double the price, I'm very much expecting these to perform better than the HD 650. Although hype can be a powerful thing. In a perfect world these will be more fun (and much more comfortable) than my LCD 2. Worst case, they shouldn't be too hard to re-sell at minimal loss.