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post #121 of 5785
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Who cares how it looks?
Most people.
post #122 of 5785
Why would you care? These are not meant for portable use. These are for home use. Can you see what your headphones look like on your head?
post #123 of 5785
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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
Why would you care? These are not meant for portable use. These are for home use. Can you see what your headphones look like on your head?
When you pay $1400 and it looks like a cheap phone to you, then you might be wondering why did you pay so much for..
post #124 of 5785
I can't wait for the reviews. It's pricey at $1400, but I'm sure the price is going to drop after the initial release frenzy.
post #125 of 5785
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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
Why would you care? These are not meant for portable use. These are for home use. Can you see what your headphones look like on your head?
hey maybe some people sit in front of a wall mirror you know?

no but seriously, since a single impression and photos is all people have to go on looks are obviously going to be picked apart. Cant do a whole lot else.

Personally i think they dont look too great as well, and its the color. Reminds me of a plastic bezel on a cheap electronic. However i think the ED9s look cheap too so whats that matter? If opinions are unanimous that they feel great, sound great, and arent penny pinching in the quality compartment then you wont hear another word from anyone. As it stands, theres not a whole lot to talk about other than looks, and price.
post #126 of 5785
Congrats on the scoop Jude! I ran into Eric Palonen from Senn at Macworld today and he said you were the lucky one to get first dibs tonight. It's only just, and I am really looking forward to more news from you and Drew and whoever else is at CES. Keep 'em coming because I want to know what I'm getting. Been waiting long enough. p) Have fun!
post #127 of 5785
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Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
Doh! I didn't catch the impedance symbol while looking at the picture. This is what you get when you wake up at 3:30 AM with an urge of browsing Head-Fi after a few months. Maybe all that sixth sense stuff will end being true after all.

Still interested on how demanding those headphones are, and how good they will scale balanced. Time will tell, I guess, although they don't seem to look too promising for some casual unamped applications.


Man it does look like Qualia 010/SA5000 !!! The frame, structure concept seem come from the same engineer.


I am wondering will it also suffer the "echoy" signature that has plagued Qualia and SA5000 ?!


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post #128 of 5785
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Originally Posted by cosmic castaway View Post
When you pay $1400 and it looks like a cheap phone to you, then you might be wondering why did you pay so much for..
When I pay $1400 for a headphone, I want it to 1) have world-class sound quality; 2) be extremely comfortable; and 3) have best-in-class build quality.

I couldn't care less what it looks like. In fact, I'd rather that the money spent making it look snazzy go into squeezing out every extra last drop of SQ and durability.

If they can make it look great, then so much icing.
post #129 of 5785
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Originally Posted by mudhole View Post
I am saving money for my HD650..... but now.......
What can I do? what can I do? what can I do?
Get the HD650 for cheaper of course! There are a couple on AudiogoN high end audio auctions, classifieds, hifi chat for $245.
post #130 of 5785
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post
Who cares how it looks?
Appearance on audio equipment is a to each his own kind of thing.

So who cares? I do... Obviously the sound is the main thing but the importance of aesthetics shouldn't be underestimated.

Good looks sets the mood. Good looks set a certain expectation. And let's be honest they create sales. Sennheiser will sell more of these thigns is they look good so of course appearance needs to be considered.

I don't care how nice she is. If she's ugly, she's just ugly.
post #131 of 5785
So...why the photo of the SA 5000?

Just kidding.

They do look quite similar, though.
post #132 of 5785
Sigh.....Well there went my future plans of finishing my k1000 setup...this changes everything!

So have they announced an official release date yet ?

post #133 of 5785
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Originally Posted by TreAdidas View Post
Appearance on audio equipment is a to each his own kind of thing.

So who cares? I do... Obviously the sound is the main thing but the importance of aesthetics shouldn't be underestimated.

Good looks sets the mood. Good looks set a certain expectation. And let's be honest they create sales. Sennheiser will sell more of these thigns is they look good so of course appearance needs to be considered.

I don't care how nice she is. If she's ugly, she's just ugly.
I couldn't disagree more.
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Thread Starter 
Added link to brochure in jpg format:

Sennheiser HD800 Brochure - a set on Flickr
post #135 of 5785
There's the technical information we've all been waiting for.

Thank you very much for keeping us well informed with the consistent updates Jude.
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