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Edited by Coq de Combat - 6/21/12 at 7:43am
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i find the spare presentation beautiful.

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Does this make the Muramasa one of the rarest headphones around if out of production or production stops after 15 units? 

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Edited by MuppetFace - 6/21/12 at 6:48am
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Didn't Ultrasone cart the Edition 7 around to trade shows even after all of them were spoken for? I may be mistaken, but I remember seeing pictures of them after the fact.

And I don't think we're as worried about the box as we are about: does it *sound* like a $10,000 headphone? (and what does a $10,000 headphone sound like?).

I think the box looks neato tbh; all wood against the metal of the 'phones.
Edited by obobskivich - 7/1/12 at 5:23pm
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Didn't Ultrasone cart the Edition 7 around to trade shows even after all of them were spoken for? I may be mistaken, but I remember seeing pictures of them after the fact.
And I don't think we're as worried about the box as we are about: does it *sound* like a $10,000 headphone? (and what does a $10,000 headphone sound like?).
I think the box looks neato tbh; all wood against the metal of the 'phones.

Actually, I don't think their sound is as important as the whole package, to be honest. I don't think anyone buys them for their sound quality. I think those who bought them, did so because of other values. It's more of an art piece than anything. An item made to showcase the company and the worksmanship of their designer. Just like those concept cars.

 

It's like buying one of those cellphones in gold that cost more than Joe Schmoe makes in a year, and ask "So, does it have better reception than an old Nokia?". 


Edited by Coq de Combat - 6/21/12 at 6:41am
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Actually, I don't think their sound is as important as the whole package, to be honest. I don't think anyone buys them for their sound quality. I think those who bought them, did so because of other values. It's more of an art piece than anything. An item made to showcase the company and the worksmanship of their designer. Just like those concept cars.

It's like buying one of those cellphones in gold that cost more than Joe Schmoe makes in a year, and ask "So, does it have better reception than an old Nokia?". 

I could see that - its just usually the rare/fancy type headphones also sound really good too.
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I would imagine the sound will be good, although probably in keeping with FAD's other limited run products: idiosyncratic, but delivering an intended result.

It is kind of like fine architecture, where the thing has to serve a function (a dwelling, an office, a headphone) but also contribute and alter that experience in ways that suit the designer's goals. To that extent it may merit criticism as a high-end headphone (and achieve or fall short of that goal), but must also be considered as an object of art, and succeed as good art or fail as bad art.

So far I only have photos to go by--just like almost everybody else--but I find it intriguing as an art piece.
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google cache to the rescue.

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i will be interested on how it wears on user head, will it be very heavy and only last a short while usage?(The spec of weight is pretty scary thou)
And sound impression, yes that is the most important!!

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Most have probably noticed the posts regarding the Muramasa VIII have been blanked. The future of the Muramasa VIII is uncertain at this point, so FAD have asked me not to discuss it, and I'm respecting their wishes.

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Most have probably noticed the posts regarding the Muramasa VIII have been blanked. The future of the Muramasa VIII is uncertain at this point, so FAD have asked me not to discuss it, and I'm respecting their wishes.

So they are stopping production on these? Not going to be on the retail market?

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I'm sure FAD will announce it when they're ready. Suffice to say their plans have changed.


Edited by MuppetFace - 6/22/12 at 4:13am
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I have heard that they will discontinue the present one but will have another lighter and

less expensive model cost around 500,000 yen soon

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