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post #106 of 903

It still looks like a mixture of beats, 50 cent and fanny wang headphones. I don't like the styling at all. Neither does it look luxurious and expensive (like D5000 and D7000), nor does it have a futuristic and high tech look.  It does look comfortable though...

post #107 of 903
Cut the bs, hop off the aesthetic hate-chain, and keep an open mind. No one is asking anyone to pre-order a pair.

I for one am not ashamed to be wearing even floats if the sound is worthy.
Let's focus on the new speculative driver manufacturer and my personal favoite- the weird-looking iems.
post #108 of 903
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Cut the bs, hop off the aesthetic hate-chain, and keep an open mind. No one is asking anyone to pre-order a pair.
I for one am not ashamed to be wearing even floats if the sound is worthy.
Let's focus on the new speculative driver manufacturer and my personal favoite- the weird-looking iems.

 

If people recall, Fostex ran into some troubles keeping orders filled for the T50RPs about 5 months ago.  I had heard from a distributor that the issue had quite a bit to do with the Japanese earthquake in which Fostex took a pretty big hit and was trying to recover a bit of their production capabilities.  Within a few months, the stock was flowing again and the T50RP prices normalized again.  I wonder if this had any impacts and possibly led to Denon pushing the release of these newer headphones to a potential earlier time-frame?  It certainly seems plausible.  Hopefully, though, they're with a solid company that has some good QC processes with their production capabilities.

post #109 of 903
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Let's focus on the new speculative driver manufacturer

 

What's interesting about the drivers is that it has a *very* similar design to the old Fostex drivers. Both with the "free-edge" design and the "nano-fiber" material.

post #110 of 903

Not as bad..  as the initial renders and prototypes...

post #111 of 903
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I just can't see the logic behind this move to discontinue old Dx000 series and introduce THIS? Any1 ever saw/heard any logical explanations as I don't see which sane company would do something like this as the Dxxx series was highly popular and then introduce something that looks so much different than what you're used to see from them, I don't know but this is gambling in business at its best like doing an "all-in" in poker.

 

The Dx000 series' popularity is skewed by its online praises (many people fall prey to this fallacy on the internet, especially on specialty forums like head-fi) they, in fact, do not sell as well as most people on head-fi think they do, especially in their homeland of Japan where the D7000 is currently being discounted for more than 40% of their RRP on Amazon, and the same discount for the D5000, this should tell you plenty how well they are ACTUALLY selling when stores are so heavily discounting them, and with plenty of stock too.

 

In business terms this gives Denon two options: they could double down and continue to listen to the current supposed audiophile market and their supporters (which, mind you, has failed to put the money where their mouth is as evident on the heavy discount of the phones), or they can bite the bullet and plug their ears to the complaints and search for a new market, and the later appears to be the approach they are taking.

post #112 of 903
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Let's focus on the new speculative driver manufacturer and my personal favoite- the weird-looking iems.

 

I take the Iems over the full sized ones. 

post #113 of 903

Not sure about the syling, but the iems do look interesting.

post #114 of 903

Ok being serious, though, I hope these new Denons take off the lower-mid/bass bloat that I have always heard on the Denon D-Line. I may be more interested if that get fixed.

 

Kojaku

post #115 of 903
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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

Not sure about the syling, but the iems do look interesting.

Denon has yet to compete with the big boys in that field.
I sincerely hope they don't take another warm bloomy approach with some of their lower-mid tier iems.
Versatility please!
Edited by Sil3nce - 5/29/12 at 6:42pm
post #116 of 903
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If people recall, Fostex ran into some troubles keeping orders filled for the T50RPs about 5 months ago.  I had heard from a distributor that the issue had quite a bit to do with the Japanese earthquake in which Fostex took a pretty big hit and was trying to recover a bit of their production capabilities.  Within a few months, the stock was flowing again and the T50RP prices normalized again.  I wonder if this had any impacts and possibly led to Denon pushing the release of these newer headphones to a potential earlier time-frame?  It certainly seems plausible.  Hopefully, though, they're with a solid company that has some good QC processes with their production capabilities.

So the question to ask is if the drivers are still being tuned by Fostex/ currently undergoing specificational changes?
Or is it true they have a completely new game plan in mind?
Surely they hope to continue their great sales record by following up the well-liked d7000's prowess.
Now I would much prefer a slightly different presentation, but hope it's not a drastic polarizing change.
Can't wait to give them a try nonetheless.
post #117 of 903

I wish I wasn't locked by my work network from posting earlier, as I was online right when the first post came. Since I can't remember any of the revelations I had when I saw the first few photos and paragraphs (and you'll just have to trust me here that there were revalations), I'll leave my one little comment.

 

Is it bad that I actually like the design of the around-ears and hate the design of the IEM?

post #118 of 903

I hope the planned headphone store in Manhattan opens up quick so I can give these and others a fine test.

post #119 of 903
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I wish I wasn't locked by my work network from posting earlier, as I was online right when the first post came. Since I can't remember any of the revelations I had when I saw the first few photos and paragraphs (and you'll just have to trust me here that there were revalations), I'll leave my one little comment.

Is it bad that I actually like the design of the around-ears and hate the design of the IEM?

Not at all, I for one do prefer simplicity in the iem design. However, interesting is still interesting.
post #120 of 903
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post


So the question to ask is if the drivers are still being tuned by Fostex/ currently undergoing specificational changes?
Or is it true they have a completely new game plan in mind?
Surely they hope to continue their great sales record by following up the well-liked d7000's prowess.
Now I would much prefer a slightly different presentation, but hope it's not a drastic polarizing change.
Can't wait to give them a try nonetheless.

 

I'm not sure what to say in that regard - whether Fostex is still the main player or not.

 

Rumor has it, these are endorsed by Bobby Brown.  biggrin.gif  I Keed,  I Keed.

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