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post #406 of 684
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Originally Posted by Zasteba View Post

No those are a pair of cans I dare not hate. I mean seriously, they spew luxury out of every orifice and the reviews on their sound have been spectacular. I don't have any off the top of my head, but when I see headphones that cost $5000 or more I can't help but roll my eyes. 
The JPS Abyss?
post #407 of 684

i think the hd700 is more overpriced than the hd800 =)

post #408 of 684
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

The JPS Abyss?
How do they sound?

Also yeah the edition 10 looks dead gorgeous i must say that.
post #409 of 684

I have read quite a few less than spectacular reviews for the Edition 10 rolleyes.gif

post #410 of 684
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

How do they sound?

Also yeah the edition 10 looks dead gorgeous i must say that.
Be damned if I know. Anywhere from the HE500 to as good as an LCD3 or SR007. The price tag is nothing to scoff at though, $5495...
post #411 of 684
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I have read quite a few less than spectacular reviews for the Edition 10 rolleyes.gif
Like tyll's? biggrin.gif
post #412 of 684

Skylab hates it as well, read the thread for a laugh...

post #413 of 684
It is over price but that is the audio world. You will be more surprise if you join hi fi.
post #414 of 684

It's only overpriced if you buy it with the stock cable. Double your investment with a crystal piccolino and you'll never look back wink_face.gif

post #415 of 684

Strictly compared to what is out there, I don't believe they are overpriced. I don't believe their performance is $1200 greater than the your average $300 headphone, but you are probably getting one of the best neutral and detailed TOTL headphones in production which you most likely will not need to upgrade. Also, one of the most popular, so is fairly easy to resell for 80-85 of the purchase price.

 

Stax wins the overpriced vote from me, though no doubt it is quality. But for HD800, you do not have to buy an electrostatic amp (which would only work for electrostatic headphones), resulting in a $10000+ rig. You do have to find something that works with HD800, but it will not be anywhere near $10000 (okay, it MIGHT be). Plus, whichever headphones you already have, said amp might also be used for that as well.

 

I am running mine out of a vintage amp that ran me $300 and it is very sexy. Money well spent, although I still frequently go to my Audio Technica AD2000x and IEM's as well.


Edited by GoldfishX - 6/24/13 at 12:00pm
post #416 of 684

Well they are a few pieces of metal / plastic / velour with some speaker drivers in them.....

 

So in that way yes they are overpriced.... But then so is every headphone over about £500.

post #417 of 684

No, they are not overpriced. Of all the audiophile products out there, it is rather ridiculous that you should think the HD800 to be overpriced.

 

What people forget is that these weren't designed by grabbing some off the shelf driver and housing them. They designed a ring radiator driver. The cost of a product is more than the cost of the materials.


Edited by Eisenhower - 6/24/13 at 4:44pm
post #418 of 684
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Originally Posted by Eisenhower View Post

No, they are not overpriced. Of all the audiophile products out there, it is rather ridiculous that you should think the HD800 to be overpriced.

 

Compared to other audiophile products maybe not, but lets face it ANY headphone over about £500 is overpriced.....

post #419 of 684
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Compared to other audiophile products maybe not, but lets face it ANY headphone over about £500 is overpriced.....

 

No, not if those headphones involved extensive R&D and require specialized materials and construction, like the HD-800.

post #420 of 684
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Originally Posted by Eisenhower View Post

No, they are not overpriced. Of all the audiophile products out there, it is rather ridiculous that you should think the HD800 to be overpriced.

 

What people forget is that these weren't designed by grabbing some off the shelf driver and housing them. They designed a ring radiator driver. The cost of a product is more than the cost of the materials.

 

When they cost $1500 and make music sound dull and boring with a free treble spike, I'd say they are overpriced. But if you are rich and like your music served up in that manner, then they are worth it.

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