Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2 - Page 299

post #4471 of 21450

The gang of TMAC has converted me into their numbers. I walk the hollowed halls of TMAC lunacy which for me isn't anything new.

Jude.png

 

 

700

 

Nice photoshop skills Warren


Edited by DigitalFreak - 1/6/13 at 10:29pm
post #4472 of 21450

Whenever I'm on someone else' computer I'll go to an ep of Head-Fi TV, screen cap Jude, and make it their desktop because they're always awesome pictures.  I'm not making this up.

post #4473 of 21450
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

The gang of TMAC has converted me into their numbers. I walk the hollowed halls of TMAC lunacy which for me isn't anything new.

 

Jude.png

 

Nice photoshop skills Warren

 

Thanks, and you wear it so well!  wink.gif

 

This month is our chance to visually poke fun at pay homage to Jude without getting like all banned and stuff.  Just couldn't resist...  biggrin.gif

post #4474 of 21450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylverant View Post


Really, sheesh. It would be nice if we could figure out [as a society] how to stop being so stuck on ourselves long enough to learn how to treat other people for a change...


My thoughts exactly Sylverant..

post #4475 of 21450

Since we're on the topic of society:

post #4476 of 21450

I enjoyed that lil' chat. After I sit down with a serving of Haagen-Dazs, will seek more vidz from series "What NOT to do in Japan."

post #4477 of 21450
Thread Starter 

Remember those $5k Spired-Man orthos? The Abyss? Well, I suspected that was just an early prototype they were showing, and it turned out to be the case. Here is the production JPS Labs Abyss:

 

 

1000

 

Note the vertical and horizontal adjustment a la TakeT H2+.  At least, that's what I assume the little thingy on the headband is. The headband looks pulled from the Jade, though it should be more flexible to accommodate adjustment. The cups look like they have angled connectors a la Audez'e, but actually the entire cup seems ever-so-slightly angled. The earpads are attached to the cups using a magnetic locking system, which seems super convenient. The cups / screens are supposedly milled and setup to act like diffusers, and the whole thing uses some type of porous aluminum to control resonance. Also remember: this is a single-sided ortho driver, which is kind of unusual, but in theory offers certain benefits in controlling resonance. They also come with a wood box and aluminum stand.

 

Still $5k I believe. Available in April from what JPS Labs says.

 

Edit: Also the screens look like brillo pads. lol.


Edited by MuppetFace - 1/6/13 at 11:37pm
post #4478 of 21450
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Remember those $5k Spired-Man orthos? The Abyss? Well, I suspected that was just an early prototype they were showing, and it turned out to be the case. Here is the production JPS Labs Abyss:

1000

Note the vertical and horizontal adjustment a la TakeT H2+.  At least, that's what I assume the little thingy on the headband is. The headband looks pulled from the Jade, though it should be more flexible to accommodate adjustment. The cups look like they have angled connectors a la Audez'e, but actually the entire cup seems ever-so-slightly angled. The earpads are attached to the cups using a magnetic locking system, which seems super convenient. The cups / screens are supposedly milled and setup to act like diffusers, and the whole thing uses some type of porous aluminum to control resonance. Also remember: this is a single-sided ortho driver, which is kind of unusual, but in theory offers certain benefits in controlling resonance. They also come with a wood box and aluminum stand.

Still $5k I believe. Available in April from what JPS Labs says.

Edit: Also the screens look like brillo pads. lol.
They better be as good as the SR-009 or greater biggrin.gif
post #4479 of 21450
I thought those were the headphones people said were pretty bad, especially for 5k.
post #4480 of 21450
I can't imagine how heavy that would be..
post #4481 of 21450
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I thought those were the headphones people said were pretty bad, especially for 5k.

 

The only impressions I've seen were for the early prototypes. DBel liked them a lot. Anetode (I think it was him?) thought they were fairly decent but was underwhelmed given the price (biggest complaint was the treble stridency on certain tracks). Tyll refused to go into much detail, but said what he heard was promising.

 

So I wouldn't call that pretty bad. The vast majority of the criticism for the prototypes had been for the design and materials.

post #4482 of 21450
OK. When I saw them and their price and the first trickle of comments I no longer paid attention to them.
post #4483 of 21450
Thread Starter 

Yeah, the price is stupid IMO. I suppose they're trying to justify it as saying it's a "whole package" by throwing in some fancy cables (they're a cable company, after all), display box, and stand when they perhaps should have done more to try to offset the costs or come up with a better business strategy there. However a lot of innovative R&D work has gone into these, and it's nice seeing new advances in orthos.

post #4484 of 21450
Thread Starter 

Fashion-related things I want:

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

Seafoam green shark shoes.... hnnnnngggg......

 

 

1000

post #4485 of 21450
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Yeah, the price is stupid IMO. I suppose they're trying to justify it as saying it's a "whole package" by throwing in some fancy cables (they're a cable company, after all), display box, and stand when they perhaps should have done more to try to offset the costs or come up with a better business strategy there. However a lot of innovative R&D work has gone into these, and it's nice seeing new advances in orthos.

I agree, but the restrained praise itself is a bit damning. Industry insiders like Tyll know better than to preemptively pan new products based on prototypes, because there's no good point to nipping in the bud something still in development and presumably undergoing improvement. But for being among the most expensive headphones in production they could use a bit more praise behind them than "promising" to get me interested.

I think it's interesting mostly that the appearance is entirely different now but the price is exactly the same. I like the appearance more now -- the spider web design was silly -- though it looks unfinished, like a metal shop Stax knockoff. JDS could benefit from getting an industrial designer to consult on this, because they seem to be flailing for a design.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › The diary entries of a little girl in her 30s! ~ Part 2