Totally agree I am very skeptical too as what we know currently is very little other than anecdotal.
People are commenting from memory and that's notoriously unreliable when evaluating sound and is really only an impression.
There are precious few hard facts about the QA float even with the new description that has recently been posted.
For example there is a claim that the unit will go down to 20hz, but is this at -1db, -10db or -30db? Such figures are meaningless unless qualified.
It talks about retaining the original ideas and making the headset lighter and more comfortable to wear and the improved transformer to power the headset, but no real facts like
What type and construction of transformers are used ?
What new materials are used and where ?
Are the electrostatic panels basically the same of have they been updated ?
Whats the frequency range and linearity ?
Is the bias voltage the same as the previous Float ?
So far as I have been able to ascertain at the launch there was nothing else to make a direct comparison against be it either original floats or other types of electrostatics.
Hopefully we will all soon be put out of our misery when some of the head-fi early adopters can give us some direct comparisons with know headphones. Then we might know if the QA Float is the holy grail or just a slightly improved version of the original.
Edited by complin - 10/19/12 at 1:21pm
Originally Posted by spritzer
Plenty of the Lambdas have been subpar but that's hardly the issue here, more claims of this being the second coming. Since it's common practice on HF now to get a discount in exchange for favorable impressions it helps to be a skeptic.