Originally Posted by money4me247
Omg... the idea of a M100 w/ swively deep cushy earcups/pads legit gives me goosebumps. that would be soooo beautiful hahah. last pair of DJ headphones I will ever buy.
Originally Posted by fuzzyash
vmoda revolvers are supposed to have revolving cups
not sure about the clickfold though
Its funny, I've made ANC, swivel and bluetooth headphones for many years. I used them every day and then I put them in drawers. I have never sold them. My mantra is "I won't sell a product until I'd use it myself". The over processing and ADC to DAC to processing messes up the sound badly.
SWIVEL - is it dead like the flip phone?
I really thought swivels were the solution ~10 years ago when I developed Revolver, but then all the DJs said "Crossfade LP is the perfect swivel, the headband is the swivel". And therefore it doesn't break, is sleeker and is lighter.
I think the swivel for DJS was like flip-phones. Everyone was doing it, so everyone thought it was essential. But then, the brands learned the swivel adds a huge defect failure point, similarly cell phones produced the current smartphones with round corners and rectangle screens with less buttons and swivels. WHY? Defects.
Remember the high defect rates of blackberry trackballs? EVERY FEATURE THAT IS PHYSICAL CAN CAUSE HUGE DEFECTS. Less is more. It took forever for me to approve M-100's hinge and we designed it ourselves. I didn't trust any other hinge in the world, I had to do it on my own.
The most popular DJ headphones today DON'T swivel, I think people are finally starting to realize the negative aspects and alternative ways to monitor.
HAVING SAID THAT
Revolver will probably swivel... will it make it less durable for DJs vs Crossfade LP2, YES. Will it still be durable, YES. That is why I was thinking of marketing the folding/revolving units to audiohpiles as they take care of the gear better.
Will Revolver EVER come out? I don't know... It is my "holy grail" headphone and maybe it just makes me develop the others with itt's technology. Like a Formula 1 race car for a car co.
Every second of the day I think about durability and QC, I have an obligation to make gear that performs on stage and I take it very seriously.
LONG LIVE ANALOG:
Edited by valkolton - 3/15/13 at 9:02pm