Originally Posted by Uncle Erik
Lower prices. Manufacturers have priced headphones into a sweet spot for speakers, especially used speakers. Speakers generally win the fight, too.
Second, I'd love to see ribbons and field coils. Yeah, the field coils might be on the heavy side and would need a separate power supply, but field coils can do things permanent magnets can't.
Third, a return to the K-1000 style earspeaker. If AKG doesn't do it, someone else should. Nothing gives a better soundstage.
Random question. Did you ever get to try one of the Headphile K1000/CD3000 frankensteinphones? I'm assuming the K1000's drivers needed a good amount of bass to have any bass at the suspended state they were at, so fact that the thing exists makes me rather sad because they may not even sound that great when confined like that.
And I know Punnisher was attempting to make a pair of K1000esque headphones, and got them to work pretty decently with EQ and DT770 drivers, so if a DIYer could make one, any company should. I like where Sony was going with the PFR-V1, but the contraption is kinda creepy to wear.
I'd love for a company to make a replacement for the now exhausted SFI tweeters.