Originally Posted by J-Pak
The build quality does not look very good.
Originally Posted by spritzer
Congratulation's but man is it ugly! That grill while being an eyesore is also going to cause some problems with the backwave as it can be partially reflected. I'm glad to see they changed to a ribbon cable though.
Why is it, that some members feel a need to put down a component, without ever holding it in their hands or listenng to it. Is it that some people are just negative in general?
Spritzer and J-Pak, you seem to exude a lot of negativity in your posts, why is that?
Anyway...my doorbell rang at 7:30 this a.m. and I received mine too. However, the color of the body of the cans on mine are lighter:
The wood leading from the cans to the headband is heated up and reformed to make a beautiful arc.
Here are the 1.2 prototypes next to the new production 1.3's
Notice how the swivel holder integrates and disappears into the headcups themselves (nice construction!)
Looking good and sounding great
These cost $999.00 and sound close to/equal to/or better than the HE-90's and come with a case that is quite similar to the case that the Omega 2's come in, and the adapter is included in the price. Not sure what else an electrostat lover could ask for. The bass is subsonic, clean and fast.
I've had the prototypes since November (when I first ordered these) and they had some time on them before I got them and I've put hundreds of hours on them since I got them.
I'm going to let the 1.3's run for a while and let them cure and warm up before making comparisons.
Even with the design change (which was caused by everyone calling them HE-90 clones) the manufacturer says the two revisions are identical in sound signature.