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post #1 of 34
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$108.99 from an authorized dealer (not sure if this is the newest version, but still a good price):

 

http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=62848613&navid=155441519


Edited by jleewach - 2/24/11 at 4:00pm
post #2 of 34

It may be the older. ecost buys the bulk retailers/manufacturers need to clear out; almost like what overstock does

post #3 of 34
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I figured they might be the older model, but the description reads that they're 'version 2 w/ improved proprietary driver.' Reading that tells me it's the newest version, but who knows? How many different driver models have there been in the atrios?

post #4 of 34
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actually, I just read further down on the post & the description reads that they have the mg7 driver. Is that not the newest version?

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Originally Posted by jleewach View Post

actually, I just read further down on the post & the description reads that they have the mg7 driver. Is that not the newest version?



Confirmed! These are the new MG7 Atrios for an EXCELLENT price.


Edited by Kunlun - 2/2/11 at 4:00pm
post #6 of 34

Looks like a good deal! Does anyone know what they sound like??? Using search I had a hard time finding definitive reviews, especially of the V2 version..

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Originally Posted by takoyaki7 View Post

Looks like a good deal! Does anyone know what they sound like??? Using search I had a hard time finding definitive reviews, especially of the V2 version..



 Look at Joker's review,  the MG7 driver  will have a better build quality and comfort, plus punchier bass than the v1 and v2 and better treble extention and prominence for a more balanced sound once the driver has broken in (after about 100hours of playtime).


Edited by Kunlun - 2/2/11 at 4:00pm
post #8 of 34

I've had a brief listen to the v2 version, though I had nothing to directly compare it to at the time apart from the SM3 and the original Atrio. I would say that low end timbre is fantastic on the v2, and seemed similar to me to the kind of timbre that the DDM produced. Overall it was more controlled with seemingly better extension on both ends, and a less diffuse sound than the original Atrio. However, I found the treble a little aggressive / sibilant. For a good price I wouldn't be unhappy with them.

post #9 of 34

Why do you Americans have always such good prizes? :P Any good deals in Europe for the MG7?

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Why do you Americans have always such good prizes? :P Any good deals in Europe for the MG7?


I wouldn't say we ALWAYS get good deals on this stuff. I've been waiting an eternity for a good price on an Senn IE8 from an authrorized dealer in the US. :(

 

As far as this deal goes, I'm still not sure whether ecost is selling the MG7 version for $108. The description mentions it, but also in the description, it mentions that it's version 2 of the model. Wouldn't the MG7 be considered version 3? I have a set on a UPS truck right now & will report the results...

post #11 of 34

Maybe the 108$ are not MG7 Atrios, but the 129$ (which still is a great deal) is the Special Edition: http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=62848656&navid=155441519

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 However, I found the treble a little aggressive / sibilant.

That's weird. Aggressive/sibilant are something the Atrios' treble (any version) is definitely not. If they are sibilant, then every headphone and earphone ever made is far, far worse. It's not a question of "everyone's ears are different", either. This reminds me of the guy who found the Monster Miles Davis to be sibilant, but even moreso in this case. The new MG7 Atrios (both in the special edition and the new Atrios) will have a more prominent treble, but it's still not aggressive or sibilant at all.
 

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The box says MG7. I got them last week, but I have not had a chance to listen to them.
 

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Originally Posted by PsiCore View Post

Maybe the 108$ are not MG7 Atrios, but the 129$ (which still is a great deal) is the Special Edition: http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=62848656&navid=155441519

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The box says MG7. I got them last week, but I have not had a chance to listen to them.
 

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Originally Posted by PsiCore View Post

Maybe the 108$ are not MG7 Atrios, but the 129$ (which still is a great deal) is the Special Edition: http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=62848656&navid=155441519


 

Good news!

I've also confirmed with Future Sonics that these are covered by Future Sonics' warranty.

 

Let them burn in before you evaluate them. I found quite a difference once the driver had settled in.

 

post #15 of 34
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Just received mine too. The $108 pair is definitely the new MG7 edition. Completely redesigned box from the 2nd gen version & it clearly reads MG7. Looking forward to listening...

 

Edit: Out of the box, the new drivers are DEFINITELY an improvement over the old in terms of treble. They have much more sparkle than the old atrios & midrange/bass seem the same. Will update once they burn in a bit. 

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