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post #3931 of 4722
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Awesome, thanks for the info.

And yes, that's precisely it. With FAD, you may have a 100% increase in price, and a subjective 8% increase in sound quality on paper, but the emotional difference... That's unmeasurable.

 

Yup. The mood changes and you don't even know why. LOL. It's like almost the same thing you heard from the previous model but then there's a special feel which makes the music much more sweeter. Haha.

post #3932 of 4722

Found these at a great price new at just over $500, so they are on the way to me. I'm excited about investing into a FAD hybrid headphone.  Happy listening! 

 

 

http://www.douban.com/group/topic/48475492/

post #3933 of 4722

I find that I'm planning to sell off my Pandora VI cheaply, yet this item is not a local favorite. I was told that buyers would probably receive an additional cushion pad for the Pandora VI which was meant for the IV. Nevertheless, I find it is not really suitable for my current lifestyle since I go portable for 90% of the time, and then PF IX hasn't receive enough play time.

 

Anyway, back to the story, I was really amazed when I felt fun and turned up the volume knob when listening on Pandora VI. I have been slowly cutting down the listening volume to protect my hearing, and I remembered that the first few instances of listening to Pandora VI yielded unpleasant results. Yet few nights ago the experience was fantastic. It sounds so Real, with all the tiny trivial and vocals mesmerizing my audio senses.

 

One thing about FAD is that I became kinda illogical. It certainly isn't neutral or suitable for monitoring. Yet it sounds captivating that I felt I really had a great listening time! If this Pandora VI stays for too long, I could consider going balanced.

post #3934 of 4722
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

 

This Lab series is very limited edition but if successful could become a future full-release product.

 

Having talked to FAD and the distributors, there's not a LAB-1 to be had. They sold out in a week. I'm betting that qualifies as "successful." I still want to hear it. 

post #3935 of 4722
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Having talked to FAD and the distributors, there's not a LAB-1 to be had. They sold out in a week. I'm betting that qualifies as "successful." I still want to hear it. 

Sup man, long time no see! Muzak told me he's really enjoying his but he thinks the Zero Audio Tenore can more than hold its own against the LAB I. So yeah... Might wanna give that a looksie wink.gif
post #3936 of 4722
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Sup man, long time no see! Muzak told me he's really enjoying his but he thinks the Zero Audio Tenore can more than hold its own against the LAB I. So yeah... Might wanna give that a looksie wink.gif

 

Hey T!

 

for that price, might as well give 'em a whirl!

 

And I found a Japanese distributor that feels confident in being able to "reserve" one. Not sure if it's a language barrier, he is misinformed, or if he knows they will be making a full run on the Lab-1. 

post #3937 of 4722

There's still one Lab-1 lying in the store. For the price asked, well, it's a bit steep (close to USD $2k). But in my country, everything is expensive due to taxes and stuffs.

post #3938 of 4722
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Hey T!

for that price, might as well give 'em a whirl!

And I found a Japanese distributor that feels confident in being able to "reserve" one. Not sure if it's a language barrier, he is misinformed, or if he knows they will be making a full run on the Lab-1. 

Yeah the LAB I is supposed to be a limited run I think. Probably due to the weird 3D printing process being expensive. I think it'll be like a KAEDE/SUI/KURO situation, where the tech will trickle down into more affordable models.

I grabbed a Tenore last night off of eBay. Eager to give it a listen. SQ is supposed to make it an incredible steal, and thankfully the cable and build are really good as well. Muzak said he wasn't confident that more people would pick the LAB I over the Tenore in a blind listening audition, so yeah, quite good indeed
post #3939 of 4722
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post


Yeah the LAB I is supposed to be a limited run I think. Probably due to the weird 3D printing process being expensive. I think it'll be like a KAEDE/SUI/KURO situation, where the tech will trickle down into more affordable models.

I grabbed a Tenore last night off of eBay. Eager to give it a listen. SQ is supposed to make it an incredible steal, and thankfully the cable and build are really good as well. Muzak said he wasn't confident that more people would pick the LAB I over the Tenore in a blind listening audition, so yeah, quite good indeed

 

Yes, it was a limited edition which sold out in a week. They've mentioned that they will do a series based on this concept, so I would think they would probably release the most expensive one first. They also said if the Lab-1 were successful, they would do a full production of it. I think it qualified as successful ; )

post #3940 of 4722

hi guys

 

what do you think about pandora hope 4 VS pandora hope 6 ?

 

:)

post #3941 of 4722

Plastic reverb vs. metal reverb.

darker sound vs brighter sound.

post #3942 of 4722
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Originally Posted by autumnholy View Post
 

Plastic reverb vs. metal reverb.

darker sound vs brighter sound.

ah, yes of course... actualy i heard them both, but i didnt try that much, that time i was busy with other stuff :)

 

i mean, deeper opinion about which one is more worth to buy in various situation

maybe about price to value? maybe about built or finishing? :)

 

thanks in advanceee... :D

post #3943 of 4722
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Originally Posted by Advert View Post
 

ah, yes of course... actualy i heard them both, but i didnt try that much, that time i was busy with other stuff :)

 

i mean, deeper opinion about which one is more worth to buy in various situation

maybe about price to value? maybe about built or finishing? :)

 

thanks in advanceee... :D

 

In FAD world, value is a very... absurd thing. It's especially ridiculous (to me personally) in the higher priced products as most of the time, the difference is not in detail retrieval ability or some technical stuffs, but rather the taste, or the flavor coming from the reverb of that particular material.

 

In this Pandora case, I personally wouldn't go back to the IV since I have the VI, and to me I prefer VI a lot more than IV due to my disliking of the plastic reverb (which reminds me of my "late" Beyerdynamic T70). It's very evident for closed cans with plastic housing (or so my expectation bias tells me). Basically, the sound is the same, in regards to the 3-freq and sound signature. It sounds like the VI but that VI gives an edge with the metal reverb, which sounds much more alive, surreal, and "correct" on FAD terms. The "camera body" IV sounds just a tad behind those things I like, and to me personally I'd go straight to the VI since the price difference isn't that big (a few hundred bucks is big in terms of "real world", but not in "FAD-audiophile" world, that's my justification of going for VI).

 

Build and finishing? You can clearly see (or so from the demo unit I saw in store) that the VI has better cable (thicker) than the IV, and the side slider for VI is much more polished. Ironically the padding is much better on the IV, and I heard that the store would probably gives the early buyer of VI a set of IV pads if available. The pads of IV is better in the sense that they are thicker and so the ears don't touch the drivers easily.

post #3944 of 4722
Well sadly I had to return the Heaven V1's due to fit issues.
John at hifiheadphones was brilliant about it. A great shame. I completely agree with what people say about communication of emotion.
I thought concepts like that were bollo until I heard the Heavens.
I am now waiting for JH13 customs.
I'm prepared to bet that although they will be great they won't have what the FAD's have.
BTW. I think it speaks volumes how interesting this thread is. With philosophy, poetry and music!
Unique on here IME.
I've enjoyed my time here and am very sorry I won't be joining you lucky owners.
Thanks for all the help.
post #3945 of 4722
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Originally Posted by autumnholy View Post

In FAD world, value is a very... absurd thing. It's especially ridiculous (to me personally) in the higher priced products as most of the time, the difference is not in detail retrieval ability or some technical stuffs, but rather the taste, or the flavor coming from the reverb of that particular material.

In this Pandora case, I personally wouldn't go back to the IV since I have the VI, and to me I prefer VI a lot more than IV due to my disliking of the plastic reverb (which reminds me of my "late" Beyerdynamic T70). It's very evident for closed cans with plastic housing (or so my expectation bias tells me). Basically, the sound is the same, in regards to the 3-freq and sound signature. It sounds like the VI but that VI gives an edge with the metal reverb, which sounds much more alive, surreal, and "correct" on FAD terms. The "camera body" IV sounds just a tad behind those things I like, and to me personally I'd go straight to the VI since the price difference isn't that big (a few hundred bucks is big in terms of "real world", but not in "FAD-audiophile" world, that's my justification of going for VI).

Build and finishing? You can clearly see (or so from the demo unit I saw in store) that the VI has better cable (thicker) than the IV, and the side slider for VI is much more polished. Ironically the padding is much better on the IV, and I heard that the store would probably gives the early buyer of VI a set of IV pads if available. The pads of IV is better in the sense that they are thicker and so the ears don't touch the drivers easily.

Ah. Thank you very much

Yes. I knew that FAD things are "never" cheap in value... Thats why i only can ask that question HERE, not at other thread hahahhaa

Yes, few month ago i tried to buy VI, just because the "false" pad then i didnt buy VI
VI pads are easy to broke, and the IV pads are much better, thats why i am thinking to buy IV now

And also right now VI no stock in my country smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you
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