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post #826 of 2677
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
If that's the case, then they better start using more secure packaging. Really fast!
It's too late anyway.
The initial momentum is wasted.
It will be hard to restore the reputation.
Hopefully they'll succeed since the market for electrostats does certainly need competition.
post #827 of 2677
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Originally Posted by cosmopragma View Post
It's too late anyway.
The initial momentum is wasted.
It will be hard to restore the reputation.
Is that your opinion or is it a hard fact?

A pretty negative statement.
post #828 of 2677
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Is that your opinion or is it a hard fact?

A pretty negative statement.
It's my opinion and a pretty realistic statement.
Nothing wrong with being a betatester but obviously some of the early adopters are already tired of flawed batch after flawed batch and are out of it and most lurkers won't invest in a HeAudio unless it's proven that they've finally fixed all problems.Naturally this is kind of a catch 22 situation.

Btw
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Originally Posted by cosmopragma
Hopefully they'll succeed since the market for electrostats does certainly need competition.
isn't such a negative statement.At least it was not intended to be.
post #829 of 2677
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Originally Posted by cosmopragma View Post
Btw isn't such a negative statement.At least it was not intended to be.
That's true. But it does seem that most members here really want these to be successful, even though there have been some trying times.
Even the second batch of HE-90's had their growing pains.

I guess I'm really lucky to be enjoying mine without any issues.
post #830 of 2677
Hey you’re looking at something with the performance of the un-available HE90’s at the cost of the O2’s. It’ll sell if the company fixes the problems and supports its customers. There’s nothing similar currently available.


I worked for a Microwave Company and we made combiners / isolators etc. They used magnets to bend microwaves. New Products were failing en-mass. It turns out the failed units were shipped in unpressurized cargo containers and the Low Temperatures at altitude during transit degaussed the magnets. It was unusual because parts of a batch would fail on delivery but not the whole batch.

The fix was to ship our units with a Shipper that used pressurized cargo holds.

Purely normal learning / growing pains. If it’s something like that- who would have thought. HeAudio might not have been able to get a pair to fail at the plant. It’s an engineering challenge.

Did you see in the For Sale Forum Ray Samuels was looking for a pair of HE90’s? Electrostatic Amplitude?


Mitch
post #831 of 2677
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Originally Posted by braillediver View Post
Hey you’re looking at something with the performance of the un-available HE90’s at the cost of the O2’s. It’ll sell if the company fixes the problems and supports its customers.
And if one takes into account the fact some of us simply don't cotton to O2's sonic signature, there are suddenly very little choices in the current-production 'stats.

After basically continuous audition of EH1.2b, I'm beginning to think it's almost unfair to label it as "HE90 clones" or Stax wanna-be's. EH1.2b has a tremendous sound all its own, one that some may prefer over anything else depending on his tastes.

I hope HE Audio works out its problems and continue to support its customers. I'm not too thrilled about my situation, but purely based on sound quality, I have decided against a refund, even if that means gambling on the (ouch) third pair. If the darn thing didn't sound the way it does, I assure you it would have stopped before the second pair.
post #832 of 2677
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Even the second batch of HE-90's had their growing pains.

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But the HE90's were from a multi-million $$ company, the buyers can rest assured whatever the problems are, they will get fixed the right way. Mean while, HeAudio is still in a reputation building stage (as are all Chinese electrostatic headphones).
So, are all 1.2 and 1.3 problem free at this point? if so HE can still fall back to the older design, which is a good thing.
post #833 of 2677
Well, I am still watching, as I would like to buy a pair when all the kinks are worked out. Until then, I have a couple of pairs of STAX SR-5 Gold, a couple of pairs of SR-Lambdas, and a SR-Lambda Signature to play with.
post #834 of 2677
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post
EH1.2b has a tremendous sound all its own, one that some may prefer over anything else depending on his tastes.
Mirrors my thoughts exactly.
post #835 of 2677
My HEs have arrived.
Packaging was 1st rate.
Fit-n-finish is better than depicted in most photo's I've seen.
30 minute on the head impressions are above average.
Very different from my O2/4070.
I have to let'm burn-in...
The HEs sound good thusfar.
post #836 of 2677
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Originally Posted by Snacks View Post
My HEs have arrived.
Packaging was 1st rate.
Fit-n-finish is better than depicted in most photo's I've seen.
30 minute on the head impressions are above average.
Very different from my O2/4070.
I have to let'm burn-in...
The HEs sound good thusfar.
I think heard a loud and distinct "PHEWWW!!!!" after the last line...
post #837 of 2677
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fang told me that they think they have discovered the problem with the 1.2B and plan to make an announcement about it - maybe in this thread. not sure.

this seems like promising news but with all that has happened, i guess i will be fully convinced only when several batches have gone out and no issues/problems are reported.

we'll see. if things get resolved i may jump right back into the He game. but for now, i will continue to sit on the sidelines to see how things play out. a man can only go to the post office so many times.
post #838 of 2677
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
a man can only go to the post office so many times.
OMG, you guys have limits on everything over there. My Post Office owner may grimace, roll eyes, frown, smile and provide all sorts of reactions to my frequent visits (receiving and sending) but he's never closed the doors (so far at least ) due to my number of visits LOL.
post #839 of 2677
The little HeAudio name plate on the case that the headphones came in fell off. Funny I haven't touched the case since they arrived, yet it just sort of popped off.

That's the straw, I'll be calling Headdirect in the morning and asking for a refund. The headphones are performing flawlessly (After about 100 hours).

I won't stand for poorly badged cases, back they go!


Hmmmm, maybe not.
post #840 of 2677
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
a man can only go to the post office so many times.
Except, if your the postman!

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Originally Posted by Yikes View Post
I won't stand for poorly badged cases, back they go!
Too easy.

Badges...you don't need no stinkin' badges!
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