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post #2191 of 21063
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

Just saw the tweet that said Val is the Steve Jobs of the headphone world. If only she knew about Head-Fi.

Steve Jobs - Maniacal control freak who never let input from focus groups or his engineers (all-glass body is too fragile, metal band around phone will interfere with internal antenna) alter his view of form over function or vice versa. Steve controlled every aspect of design, down to the type of silicon used in his products. Whatever Steve wanted, Steve got.

 

Val Kolton - Not only open to suggestions from his engineers, but open to suggestions and feedback from the audio community and his fan base. Participates extensively on the Head-Fi forums keeping the community updated on nearly every detail of the production process while actively seeking advice on his upcoming products in the months (and weeks) leading up to the product's release.

 

The only commonality I find between you two are you are both extremely hardworking, visionary geniuses who, through your uncompromising ideals toward product design, create justified fanboyism based solely on the quality of the products you produce.

I guess that tweeter was half-right.

 

[Somewhat OT]

I have to admit when I first met Val last year, I had good impressions and I was running around telling my friends that he was like the Steve Jobs of headphones too (makes me curious whose tweet you came across now!!). However the perspective I was coming from is this new style of business where the top CEOs/Founders of decent corporations are reachable by their end customers. A far cry from the older business style where the CEOs were untouchable.

 

Although Jobs has his own autocratic style of running Apple, I think the term "control" should probably be defined a little better. I'm sure Steve didn't investigate and analyse everything himself personally, and get his lieutenants to do so, but he was the final man to ok and choose their findings.

 

Val is definitely more in touch with his end customers, not just on a daily basis, but some times many times a day and this approach has worked very well from him. Even the other big corporations are learning from him.

 

In last month's Fujiya Avic Spring Festival, we had a huge & very established Japanese corporation invite us head-fiers to their studio. They talked to us, showed us some of their offerings, asked for feedback, etc. Now this is VERY surprising for such a large corporation to start focusing on end customers where previously they would get some famous celebrity to review/comment on their products and the results of that review gets marketed through magazines, TV programs, etc.

 

I'd personally still think Steve and Val are similar in that they have changed business marketing strategy setting a lead to other corporations and businesses to change their tactics.

post #2192 of 21063

Will the M-100 be available on Amazon.com? I have a few gift cards to burn there.

post #2193 of 21063

Here's a snapshot of what I was talking about from the Hooters contest.  LP2's, yes?

 

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post #2194 of 21063
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Originally Posted by largemouth bass View Post

Here's a snapshot of what I was talking about from the Hooters contest.  LP2's, yes?

 

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It can't be LP2's because those headphones look white in that pic. As far as I know the LP2's only come in matte black. Those are either the LP's or the white M-100's.

post #2195 of 21063

they are the original lp's
 

post #2196 of 21063
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Let's just say their tongues aren't the only thing hanging out?

sooo funny

 

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Originally Posted by largemouth bass View Post

Anyone watching the Hooters swimsuit pageant on FX?  The DJ is Colleen Shannon and it looks like she is wearing V-Modas!

Only u would say this! LOLOLOL

 

 

On a side note, at my GF's, they tried to break in this morning. numbnuts got into my new Kia Rio (with the alarm on, I have no idea how) and got into the office, only to pull open a locked cupboard with the keys in the lock, and a laptop behind them. and still to leave with nothing since the alarm went off. Ant you do NOT wan't to get caught by our police.

Just another day is sunny SA. Actually its not even sunny, its damn cold

post #2197 of 21063
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Originally Posted by valkolton View Post

 

Scar is always a great word, reminds me of one of my fav book/songs "scar tissue"...

 

I vote some iteration of "Scar"... love Veteran too and it looks a bit like "Veneto" or "Venezia" when I speed-read the letters quickly.

 

 

 

CTX  -  It's my shortened form of Cicatrix (CicaTriX).  It's an English synonym for scar and is most likely derived from the Italian word for scar, cicatrice. (And I think anything with X in it sounds cool lol)

 

The VF - The Veteran Ferito. A mix of English and Italian to mean Wounded Veterans.

 

Veteran CTX - Combination of Veteran and Cicatrix

 

The VALS - The Veterans with Audiophillic Legendary Scars.  Just throwing this out there, lol.

post #2198 of 21063
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Originally Posted by innocentsin View Post

 

CTX  -  It's my shortened form of Cicatrix (CicaTriX).  It's an English synonym for scar and is most likely derived from the Italian word for scar, cicatrice. (And I think anything with X in it sounds cool lol)

 

The VF - The Veteran Ferito. A mix of English and Italian to mean Wounded Veterans.

 

Veteran CTX - Combination of Veteran and Cicatrix

 

The VALS - The Veterans with Audiophillic Legendary Scars.  Just throwing this out there, lol.

the VALS, oh yeah

post #2199 of 21063

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is it possible to engrave this image on the shields?

post #2200 of 21063

What about the conquistadores?

post #2201 of 21063
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Originally Posted by deadmau5y View Post

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is it possible to engrave this image on the shields?

 

From what I understand I don't think it's possible since engraving is only done in black and white. What you could do though is outline the white lines to have a black border, outline the words as well and then paint the lettering white, and then turn all the gray parts white.

post #2202 of 21063

The "Valkyries"

 

Norse Myth. any of the maidens of Odin who conduct the souls of heroes slain in battle to Valhalla.

post #2203 of 21063
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From what I understand I don't think it's possible since engraving is only done in black and white. What you could do though is outline the white lines to have a black border, outline the words as well and then paint the lettering white, and then turn all the gray parts white.

Thanks for the help! Can't wait for the M-100 launch.

 

 

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The "Valkyries"

 

Favorite name so far!

post #2204 of 21063

I'm also down with the "Valkyrie" name - that or "The Valkyria"

post #2205 of 21063
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

I'm also down with the "Valkyrie" name - that or "The Valkyria"

 

Ahah yea, kinda liking "Valkyria" especially cuz it starts with a "V" and has "Val" in it. ^^ Valkyria rings a bit better than Valkyrie to my ears and it fits also better with V-Moda

 

V-Moda Valkyria :)


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 6/24/12 at 6:26am
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