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Driver reliability with Hifimans seems to be diminishing drastically though, the only "burst" of driver failures have come from the early batches of HE400s which was early last year, other than that its current line of main production orthos (HE500 and HE6) have had next to no driver failures reported on head-fi.

 

Both Audeze and Hifiman are new companies and indeed both derive from relatively DIY solutions early on that accounted for tons of QA issues (failures, driver mismatch, etc etc) in their inception, but both seem to be maturing quite quickly in that regard.

 

The rule of thumb seems to be that whenever either of these company pushes out a new planar magnetic headphones, it is probably accompanied by half a year of QA issues that eventually get polished out, and past that point it's a-okay.

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The only vintage yamaha that has had spontaneous failures is the YH1000. I should say consistently has failures. I have fixed one YH100 that was said to have just stopped working but when I opened them to fix them, there was a clear screw driver hole through the diaphragm - modding gone wrong and failure to admit doing so. 

 

The most recent pair of YH100 that I sent off after I tweaked sounded astonishingly good. To give you an idea, if I had to give up all my headphones and live with only that one, I would have been perfectly fine with the prospect. 

 

As for modern ortho's being semi-DIY , I would disagree. Audeze and Abyss have gone high tech. Hopefully their investment in the field will pay off in the long run. 

 

..dB

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BTW, it was interesting to read the k1k sales pitch, claiming that ortho drivers are technically more advanced than dynamics(ORLY?) but that neodymium magnets would be too heavy(the LCD2 is 550g w/o the cable lol): http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=Image:K1000_2_Page_05.jpg

 

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Abyss have gone high tech.

 

For 5K a pop and 660g, they'd better sound starwars-holographic and then some.


Edited by leeperry - 5/16/13 at 10:51am
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BTW, it was interesting to read the k1k sales pitch, claiming that ortho drivers are technically more advanced than dynamics(ORLY?) but that neodymium magnets would be too heavy(the LCD2 is 550g w/o the cable lol): http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=Image:K1000_2_Page_05.jpg

 

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Abyss have gone high tech.

 

For 5K a pop and 660g, they'd better sound starwars-holographic and then some.

Personally I think the weight is worth it. That machined aluminum is downright sexy.

 

 

I'm far more interested in the sound though. We shall see.

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Personally I think the weight is worth it. That machined aluminum is downright sexy.

 

 

I'm far more interested in the sound though. We shall see.

In a Joel Schumacher, "Lets put nipples on the Batsuit!" kind of way.

 

 

..............................Not that there's anything wrong with that..........................................

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16 hours left on those Yamaha ortho IEM, and the current bid is at... 800$

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Personally I think the weight is worth it. That machined aluminum is downright sexy.




I'm far more interested in the sound though. We shall see.
That boxy headband for the minecrafter in you... Not insensible for the fit but looks a little silly on the head.
Well many of the high ends do anyway. But what do we care long as they sound good.
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16 hours left on those Yamaha ortho IEM, and the current bid is at... 800$
Aye... Wow
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16 hours left on those Yamaha ortho IEM, and the current bid is at... 800$


I think its time to start sourcing micro ortho drivers.

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And by sourcing, you mean finding a way to economically manufacture them?

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And by sourcing, you mean finding a way to economically manufacture them?


Gosh no. According to the word from the Abyss dude in the other thread it costs just slighly less than a manned mission to Mars to do THAT.

 

I'm thinking of stealing a ribbon driver from a recording mic or somesuchvery_evil_smiley.gif

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I think its time to start sourcing micro ortho drivers.


I guess vsonic is in development stage.

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I think its time to start sourcing micro ortho drivers.


I guess vsonic is in development stage.

Orthodynamic IEMs won't be happening. Planar drivers don't have enough excursion distance when they're made incredibly small. This results in the driver being literally incapable of producing bass. 

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Orthodynamic IEMs won't be happening. Planar drivers don't have enough excursion distance when they're made incredibly small. This results in the driver being literally incapable of producing bass. 


I would have said the same thing about electrostatic IEMs a few years ago but STAX showed otherwise.

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I would have said the same thing about electrostatic IEMs a few years ago but STAX showed otherwise.

and with bass aplomb!

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Orthodynamic IEMs won't be happening. Planar drivers don't have enough excursion distance when they're made incredibly small. This results in the driver being literally incapable of producing bass. 


I would have said the same thing about electrostatic IEMs a few years ago but STAX showed otherwise.

The SR-003 isn't that small. The diaphragm's about an inch or so if I remember correctly. I'm talking about something that actually fits in a normal sized IEM.

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