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post #76 of 133
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Well...it appears there's a bit of an issue with the headphones.  There's a rattle or vibration in the left earcup when low notes hit.  I sent Mr. Meze an email to find out how to get the situation figured out.  So I'm going to wait until I get that sorted to pass too much judgment on the sound quality.  For right now, I can say they're warm, with excellent impact, but they're not going to win clarity contests.  They are as beautiful in person as they are on the web site, though.  I might get some pictures up tomorrow.

post #77 of 133
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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post

Well...it appears there's a bit of an issue with the headphones.  There's a rattle or vibration in the left earcup when low notes hit.  I sent Mr. Meze an email to find out how to get the situation figured out.  So I'm going to wait until I get that sorted to pass too much judgment on the sound quality.  For right now, I can say they're warm, with excellent impact, but they're not going to win clarity contests.  They are as beautiful in person as they are on the web site, though.  I might get some pictures up tomorrow.

 

frown.gif Not too sure I like the sound of that. Hope it all gets sorted out.

post #78 of 133
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Ho ho ho!  A new development!  Just received an email stating I'll be receiving a replacement pair, with no need to ship the old back.  Now that's customer service!  Definitely can't fault them in this regard.  And I was hesitant to write anything about the sound, because I was so bothered by the faulty driver, and it was distracting me from the music.  Hopefully I'll get the new pair in a timely manner and burn them in for a while before passing further judgment.  An unfortunate incident, but it's been handled about as well as one can expect.

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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post

Ho ho ho!  A new development!  Just received an email stating I'll be receiving a replacement pair, with no need to ship the old back.  Now that's customer service!  Definitely can't fault them in this regard.  And I was hesitant to write anything about the sound, because I was so bothered by the faulty driver, and it was distracting me from the music.  Hopefully I'll get the new pair in a timely manner and burn them in for a while before passing further judgment.  An unfortunate incident, but it's been handled about as well as one can expect.

 

 

 

did the new pair come yet? im still waiting for your impression lol...

post #80 of 133

Same here :(

post #81 of 133

Got my 55Classics. They are just as described: light, practical, low profile. 

Sound is good and they are very comfortable. 

 

But what really makes them special is the style. The wood is gorgeous!

 

I feel great owning them. They give me the feeling that they are not only a technical device but more like a precious object.

:)

 

Well done Meze!

post #82 of 133
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Originally Posted by james cohelo View Post

Got my 55Classics. They are just as described: light, practical, low profile. 

Sound is good and they are very comfortable. 

 

But what really makes them special is the style. The wood is gorgeous!

 

I feel great owning them. They give me the feeling that they are not only a technical device but more like a precious object.

:)

 

Well done Meze!

 

 

 

a little bit more descriptive of the sound please?

post #83 of 133

would love to read some more about impressions on the 88's. 


Edited by HawaiiR - 8/28/12 at 2:45am
post #84 of 133
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As it turns out, I just got the new pair today, and fortunately, there's no issue with either driver.  They're just as beautiful as the prior pair.  If you like your headphones cold and analytical, these are NOT your headphones.  They are very warm.  Dramatic impact (eargasm on AWOLNATION's Sail).  Not super detailed or clear, but enough to be enjoyable.  Quite the complement to my KRK KNS-8400s.  I think the cable is different on this pair.  It seems to be a bit more pliable.  Still kind of rubbery and thin, though.  Not K601 comfortable, but not MDR-V6 painful, either.  The issue is that there's plenty of real estate on the earcups, but the cushions are wide, and leave a small opening, so that the ear goes on it, not in it (Pictures to follow will explain this better).  They might be roughly the same size as the Koss ProDJ 100s (measurements on the pads/lips of the cups are about 9.2 cm wide), and if so, M50 pads would work, and could make this a true circumaural headphone. Sound would most likely change, as well.  If somebody has the DJ 100s and could measure them for me, I'd appreciate it.  Or maybe Beyer pads????

Short listening summary:  very warm, outstanding (fairly tight) impact, not super detailed or for fans of analytical sound, gorgeous wood.  Worth $300?  Perhaps, for fans of bassy, attractive headphones.  Pictures to follow.

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post #87 of 133

@Marximus, thanks for sharing your opinion!

 

Also looking forward to see the IN-Review on the 88Classics as promised at the end of the video above !

:)

post #88 of 133

That's a stunning looking pair of headphones. There's just as much reflection of your camera as there is details of the wood cups!

post #89 of 133

I wish I could be more analytical but I am not a audio specialist... 

What I can say is that the sound is pleasant, warm, balanced and seems to fit most styles of music. I listen Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Electronica some Alternative Rock and Classic Rock and also tested on old Blues and Classical. Seems to be a fair sound and there is nothing that I can complain about. And I very much enjoy the overall listening experience with this pair.

But this is just my subjective view. 

 

:)

post #90 of 133

hey everyone. These headphones seem to be a pretty hot topic and I've been researching them quite a bit.  

 

ordered a pair of the 88s and cannot wait to just rub the wood...(that sounded dirty). Sold my Grado 325is last week and have been looking for something to replace them. And the comfort on these look to be infinitely greater than the oh-so-comfortable (not really, not even close) Grados.
 

Touch of Modern is having a sale on the 88 and 55 classics. Used the site before to buy some other fancy shiny things. Painless sign up and quick checkout. Or, if you guys wanna bypass the waitlist, use this link: 

 

these seem to be pretty tough to find and things sell out on the site real quick so grab em before the sale ends in 4 days.

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