Originally Posted by ssrock64
I don't mean to say that the ED8 performs on the level of the HD800. It doesn't. But for a closed can, it comes pretty damn close.
I never meant to say the SRH-940 is on the level of the HD800, it isn't, but for a closed can at ~$300, it comes pretty close.
The issue is there are different spectators on head-fi.
My take on it is something like this.
1. Looks / fashion / price / exclusivity
3. Hard-data / science
Then we have
I would say consensus is typically like this:
Edition 8: 1X
Edition 10: 1Z
In my opinion each group of people (1/2/3 + X/Y/Z) have a certain cynical attitude to the other group/s, myself included, I am a 2Z/Y person so I have a certain skepticism for everything 1, 3 and X.
I definitely think, from my experience, that Final Audio is 1/2Z.
I'd also like to note I don't think the 16 ohm rating on this headphone has anything to do with portability, likewise I don't think the 32 ohm rating on the Tesla T5p denotes portability either, correlation ≠ causation.
There is a lot of white-noise in the marketing of audiophilia. Let's keep it realistic, this Muramasa VIII is most likely white noise and a pioneer of sound-engineering at the same time. What the reviewers need to tell us is how much pioneer this is, and how much white noise, assessing that now is pretty pointless given the companies track-record.
Anyway, even if it's only 7% pioneer, the fashionistas with spare change will still buy it and love it, it's like having a motorbike with titanium alloy or a violin from 16th century France, heh.