Originally Posted by takato14
Good God, you'd think they could improve the looks after this much time, instead they made them worse...
However, if it performs as well as its supposed to, I really don't care how downright retarded it looks.
There are actually two spiritual successors to the original Floats.
The company who originally put out the Floats was called Precide, and they make a headphone in the same spirit as the original Floats today called the ERGO. I'm not sure if Jurg Jecklin is associated with these in any way, however. Instead of electrostatic drivers the top model in their lineup uses a Heil-type Air Motion Transformer driver which gives it more in common with the TakeT piezoelectric headphones than these electrostats. But yeah, the frame is like a refined version of the original Floats and looks quite a bit more polished than these.
These headphones on the other hand are made by a small company that mostly repairs old Quad speaker panels. Jurg Jecklin was directly involved in their development from what I understand, but the project was very much a small-scale endeavor, basically one or two guys building them in their home.