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post #841 of 1960
Looks like the headband package is in my company's mail distribution system. I'll post some pictures when I have it in my hands and access to my camera.

It supposedly has been really revamped so we'll see how different it is from how it used to be.
post #842 of 1960
For those of us who don't know, what do you mean by headband?
post #843 of 1960
Icarium has a special headband made by SP for the qualias. Supposedly it fits most of not all heads well. Stock qualias are notorious for being difficult with fit (I've given up as well), and the SP headband resolves this issue....at $1500 I believe.

Would love to hear more about the new, revamped version. =)
post #844 of 1960
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Icarium has a special headband made by SP for the qualias. Supposedly it fits most of not all heads well. Stock qualias are notorious for being difficult with fit (I've given up as well), and the SP headband resolves this issue....at $1500 I believe.

Would love to hear more about the new, revamped version. =)
$1500 for a headband? that's the funniest thing I've read all day.
post #845 of 1960
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$1500 for a headband? that's the funniest thing I've read all day.
I'll quote that for the truth.

Thanks for the info didwlgh.
post #846 of 1960
Shrug the stock headband while is fragile and not adjustable is ~1k from Sony direct. With that logic a more durable and adjustable headband for 1.5k might not be completely unreasonable provided Qualia are absolutely your ideal headphone when you get that magic fit.

Some people pay a lot more for cabling.

Anyway I would ahve been fine without it since the medium headband fits my head just fine. I also basically got the headband for free with the pair of Qualias I bought.
post #847 of 1960
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Shrug the stock headband while is fragile and not adjustable is ~1k from Sony direct. With that logic a more durable and adjustable headband for 1.5k might not be completely unreasonable provided Qualia.

Some people pay a lot more for cabling.
You've hit upon something great... I'm visualizing Nordost Valhalla headbands.
post #848 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Shrug the stock headband while is fragile and not adjustable is ~1k from Sony direct. With that logic a more durable and adjustable headband for 1.5k might not be completely unreasonable provided Qualia are absolutely your ideal headphone when you get that magic fit.

Some people pay a lot more for cabling.

Anyway I would ahve been fine without it since the medium headband fits my head just fine. I also basically got the headband for free with the pair of Qualias I bought.
Dan,

Don't forget to post the picture of your headband. Is it made of stainless steel or carbon fiber? For those who have never tried the Qualia, a good fit is important in order to get good sound. Most medium size headband are way too big for many.
post #849 of 1960
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You've hit upon something great... I'm visualizing Nordost Valhalla headbands.
Why stop at paltry Nordost? Why not go for the gusto with some Jena Labs Awakening Ultra headbands at $18,000 per 3' sections?!? What a deal!!!
post #850 of 1960
Thread Starter 
Hahahahaha.... humor has finally entered this thread... finally!

Anyway since we were talking about voltage and current, the other day I had my amp on and I was slowly inserting an HE1.2b. Someone else was listening to the HE90. Anyway, I don't usually do it, but I did since we were in the middle of a song. Anyway, the plug is rather tight, and hence it was plugged in slowly. Right towards the end of plugging it in I got a rather nasty shock. Nothing fatal (I don't think I am dead, but I'm open to being proved wrong here), but it did raise my heartbeat and make my hands go numb.

Anyway - don't do this! operator error for sure!

Btw - the amp is fine (phew!)

Neil

PS - take a look at my avatar. I'm working on a super new 3l33t headband myself... I like to call it the orgasmatron. Yeah others may have beat me to the punch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U3LL...eature=related) the difference is, I'll charge waaay more.
post #851 of 1960
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Nothing fatal (I don't think I am dead, but I'm open to being proved wrong here), but it did raise my heartbeat and make my hands go numb.
Hey Neil,
Next time I see you, I can now say "I see dead people".
Hey, can I get some of your equipment (NWO would be nice) if, in case you do not recover from another similar mishap?
post #852 of 1960
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Originally Posted by neilvg View Post
Hahahahaha.... humor has finally entered this thread... finally!

Anyway since we were talking about voltage and current, the other day I had my amp on and I was slowly inserting an HE1.2b. Someone else was listening to the HE90. Anyway, I don't usually do it, but I did since we were in the middle of a song. Anyway, the plug is rather tight, and hence it was plugged in slowly. Right towards the end of plugging it in I got a rather nasty shock. Nothing fatal (I don't think I am dead, but I'm open to being proved wrong here), but it did raise my heartbeat and make my hands go numb.

Anyway - don't do this! operator error for sure!

Btw - the amp is fine (phew!)

Neil

PS - take a look at my avatar. I'm working on a super new 3l33t headband myself... I like to call it the orgasmatron. Yeah others may have beat me to the punch (YouTube - The Tickler) the difference is, I'll charge waaay more.
Was the shock from the connector, the cable, or the headphones? It seems like there have been some quality control issues with the HE headphones; I hope they don't turn out to be deadly.
post #853 of 1960
Neil,

Glad you're still standing vertical. You're too young for Headphone Heaven. Thanks for the reminder to always kill the power.
post #854 of 1960
Thread Starter 
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Was the shock from the connector, the cable, or the headphones? It seems like there have been some quality control issues with the HE headphones; I hope they don't turn out to be deadly.
That's an interesting point you bring up here. Since, I have never had this experience while plugging in any of my other headphones, and I've "hot-plugged" my HE90 quite a bit. This is not something I want to really experiment with per se, but if anyone else has "stumbled" upon this, let us know. I just assumed it was the amp - but.... maybe not.

Neil
post #855 of 1960
Anyone heard from Mikhail,I presume he has finished for Christmas?
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