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post #226 of 258

One thing I really like about this thread is it's not only a "top end price of every brand forever current list" but it also compiles all the brands out there (at least the current ones, not Aiwa etc.).

 

Ideally I'd like to see the top 5 products in price from every company, with a very brief summary on what they are, and a seperate section for the companies which no longer exist, that would make for an excellent site or better yet magazine which I'd buy in an instant, quite an endeavour however...

 

kiteki

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One thing I really like about this thread is it's not only a "top end price of every brand forever current list" but it also compiles all the brands out there (at least the current ones, not Aiwa etc.).

 

Ideally I'd like to see the top 5 products in price from every company, with a very brief summary on what they are, and a seperate section for the companies which no longer exist, that would make for an excellent site or better yet magazine which I'd buy in an instant, quite an endeavour however...

 

kiteki

With my studies, a charity organization, a move, an automotive website, a new music career, and a headphone website to run, I doubt I could do that.

post #228 of 258

I don't think I can either, but I'll definitely think about it!

post #229 of 258
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Added PNY and adjusted pricing on the HD800 and T5p/T1. I promise a much larger update later tonight...

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Added Rock it Sounds, Goldendance, Kenwood, 9W, Ashidavox, GreenHouse, Landport, Mix-Style, Thanko, TEAC, Logicool, Marushichi, Marantz, Micro Solutions, Nagaoka, neu, Nobil, and Novac. A few of them had some unique products in their range:

 

Mix-Style has a top-of-the-range headphone reminiscent of the Beats Studio, called the Novel, with numbers and letters scrawled in three dimensions all over the headband and earcups.

 

TEAC's top product is a $600 bone-conduction earphone that claims to be the first hi-fi bone conduction product on offer. It is a full system, permanently attached to a built-in amp.

 

Novac has a 5.1 surround headphone that uses XLR connections and comes with its own Dolby offbrand encoder.

 

Nobil has a cool retro made-of-metal on-ear that (judging by its price of around $250) could possibly compete with the likes of the TMA-1 and HD25-1 II.

post #231 of 258

i noticed that approx more than 70% of the list are custom iems... who are they actually marketing the product? the artists or the hobbyists? lol

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

 

 

TEAC's top product is a $600 bone-conduction earphone that claims to be the first hi-fi bone conduction product on offer. It is a full system, permanently attached to a built-in amp.

 

I hope it doesn't have a plastic surgery special edition.

post #233 of 258

Bone-conducting headphones (lol... bonephones...) have been around for a while, but the implementation has never been particularly successful from a fidelity standpoint according to reports I've read. I think one of the latest reviews was from Tyll.

 

It's a neat concept though as an alternative to traditional headphones for people who have certain hearing problems.

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Bone-conducting headphones (lol... bonephones...) have been around for a while, but the implementation has never been particularly successful from a fidelity standpoint according to reports I've read. I think one of the latest reviews was from Tyll.

 

It's a neat concept though as an alternative to traditional headphones for people who have certain hearing problems.


Yeah, they've never exactly been at the forefront of perfect audio. I wonder what TEAC's up to charging $600 for them.

post #235 of 258

Another heads up for the list:

 

http://www.quad-musik.de/html/jecklin.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/607422/new-jecklin-float-qa

 

The Jecklin Float QA is an updated interpretation of the old Floats from the 70s. The company selling them is called QUAD Musik I believe, however they are working with the original creator of the Floats.

 

Price is 1395 EUR for the headphones alone and 2590 EUR for the headphones and the power supply. I think it's like the TakeT H2+ in that you have to use the power supply for most amps, though I'm not entirely positive on that.

post #236 of 258
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Another heads up for the list:

 

http://www.quad-musik.de/html/jecklin.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/607422/new-jecklin-float-qa

 

The Jecklin Float QA is an updated interpretation of the old Floats from the 70s. The company selling them is called QUAD Musik I believe, however they are working with the original creator of the Floats.

 

Price is 1395 EUR for the headphones alone and 2590 EUR for the headphones and the power supply. I think it's like the TakeT H2+ in that you have to use the power supply for most amps, though I'm not entirely positive on that.


Thanks for the pricing info! I had seen something about the project a few months back, but they didn't have pricing at the time.

post #237 of 258
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How do you guys think that I should count this one? I outlaw can/amp combos in the rules, but I've let in the phones like the Koss ESP/950 and other's that you cannot buy without amps or energizers before. Should I count the energizer into the Float deal?

post #238 of 258
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Added Onkyo, Sanwa Supply, Sharp, Shiro****a, Soundevice, Vertex, Yazawa, Zero Audio, ダイソー,  大山コーポレーション, IXOS, Jensen (not the same company as the one already listed), JTS, Pickering, and Rio. If any native Japanese speaker can help me on those two interesting ones, I'd be very pleased.

post #239 of 258
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How do you guys think that I should count this one? I outlaw can/amp combos in the rules, but I've let in the phones like the Koss ESP/950 and other's that you cannot buy without amps or energizers before. Should I count the energizer into the Float deal?

 

The Float QA can't run on any amps properly without that external power supply, so you pretty much *have* to buy it unless you own one of the original Jecklin transformers, and in that case you may have to modify the plug as I don't think it's the same.

 

So I think it's reasonable to list it as "Jecklin Float Quad Atelier + Power Supply" myself.

post #240 of 258
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The Float QA can't run on any amps properly without that external power supply, so you pretty much *have* to buy it unless you own one of the original Jecklin transformers, and in that case you may have to modify the plug as I don't think it's the same.

 

So I think it's reasonable to list it as "Jecklin Float Quad Atelier + Power Supply" myself.


I think I will make the exception, as what I had in mind when I made that rule was stuff like the Westone+FiiO multi-brand deals.

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