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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

It kinda looks to be black wood finish to me. Not sure why they'd show a Wood Cup in the picture if not and using that as a selling point otherwise.

 

If it's a real black lacquered wood it'll be prone to look like glossy plastic in photos.

 

If it's just paint over black, well, they win points with me for downplaying a potential marketing asset I guess.

 

(Edit:  After looking at the pics again, I'm beginning to wonder if JVC is using Fostex as an OEM now that Denon isn't.


Edited by ardgedee - 1/13/13 at 6:24pm
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If it's a real black lacquered wood it'll be prone to look like glossy plastic in photos.

 

If it's just paint over black, well, they win points with me for downplaying a potential marketing asset I guess.

 

(Edit:  After looking at the pics again, I'm beginning to wonder if JVC is using Fostex as an OEM now that Denon isn't.

The pic of the JVC can reminds me of the TH600 prototype too.

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Do you have a roommate? Freshman year I was roommates with this girl who would leave me hostile notes accusing me of going through her stuff (which wasn't true) and criticizing me for not keeping my desk organized to her liking. She'd invite her awful boyfriend in at all hours and they'd get into screaming matches about how much they hated one another, and she'd often barricade herself inside the storage closet and proceed to scream at him from the other side of the door.

They ended up getting married a few years later, according to a friend of mine. Like my sentiments to JPS:

"Good luck. You'll need it."

Nothing nearly so bad. My roommates are civil with me, but they are annoying sometimes.

One will wake up from the lightest noise and he gets VERY upset when he gets woken up. Incredibly annoying.

Plus I don't know, I'm not a quiet person per se, but I need my alone time to recharge. Complete alone time -- I had the same problem with my parents who were quite nosy and would frequently come bother me in my room. I just need total alone time where no one can bother me. Obviously, when sharing a room with 2 other people, this is impossible. So it's more a problem with me than a problem with the roomies.
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wait... I'm confused. I thought fostex was a part of denon? I'm not sure how this stuff really works...

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wait... I'm confused. I thought fostex was a part of denon? I'm not sure how this stuff really works...


Fostex and Denon are two completely different companies. Denon decided they wanted headphones that didn't sound like crap so they approached Fostex and struck a deal with them and Fostex became Denons OEM  headphone manufacturer. For whatever reason both companies decided to part company and Fostex continued on their merry way engineering good sounding cans while Denon went out and found another company to be their OEM manufacturer for their headphones. End result, the Fostex engineered AH-D7000 was dropped from Denons product line, as well as the rest of the Dxxxx line, and was replaced with the new AH-D7100 which was engineered and tuned by someone else.

 

Has anyone figured out yet who Denon's new OEM manufacturer is? I'm rather surprised nobody knows anything about this new OEM.

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The pic of the JVC can reminds me of the TH600 prototype too.

They look identical to the DX 1000 to my untrained eyes. I have no eyes for fashion stuff as you all probably realized already lol

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Fostex and Denon are two completely different companies. Denon decided they wanted headphones that didn't sound like crap so they approached Fostex and struck a deal with them and Fostex became Denons OEM  headphone manufacturer. For whatever reason both companies decided to part company and Fostex continued on their merry way engineering good sounding cans while Denon went out and found another company to be their OEM manufacturer for their headphones. End result, the Fostex engineered AH-D7000 was dropped from Denons product line, as well as the rest of the Dxxxx line, and was replaced with the new AH-D7100 which was engineered and tuned by someone else.

 

Has anyone figured out yet who Denon's new OEM manufacturer is? I'm rather surprised nobody knows anything about this new OEM.

ah, thanks for clearing that up. I was a bit hazed by that. So otherwise, Denon's never really been good until the made the deal with Fostex? Only other company that went downhill with a flagship was AKG since they were bought by Harmon.

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And Sony
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

ah, thanks for clearing that up. I was a bit hazed by that. So otherwise, Denon's never really been good until the made the deal with Fostex? Only other company that went downhill with a flagship was AKG since they were bought by Harmon.

Fostex is Foster, a huge manufacturing conglomerate. They have a healthy portfolio of headphone technologies that they market out as an OEM. Ever since biocellulose proved too expensive and unsustainable, they have switched to pimping microfiber. I'm not sure who manufactures the new Denon line, but I think it is likely that they found an OEM which allowed for greater customization. Unfortunately this resulted in a line of phones which are caricatures of hi fi.

 

The shame of Fostex stock orthos goes without saying. With LCD and HiFiman orthos propping up the market they could easily enter at 500$+ after a bit of refinement.

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Fostex is Foster, a huge manufacturing conglomerate. They have a healthy portfolio of headphone technologies that they market out as an OEM. Ever since biocellulose proved too expensive and unsustainable, they have switched to pimping microfiber. I'm not sure who manufactures the new Denon line, but I think it is likely that they found an OEM which allowed for greater customization. Unfortunately this resulted in a line of phones which are caricatures of hi fi.

 

The shame of Fostex stock orthos goes without saying. With LCD and HiFiman orthos propping up the market they could easily enter at 500$+ after a bit of refinement.

Oh, so they pretty much just sell out their design/tech for other companies Yes to the orthos too :s

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

And Sony

:s sadly, but isn't sony's case different? They weren't bought over or bought an idea, but I'm not sure what exactly happened.

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And Sony


Sony's weird, a big company with multiple contradictory lines of headphone R&D. The mainstream approach right now, after listening to their engineer at RMAF, is to basically differentiate the market and sell club-sounding phones vs. the audiophile phones. Still the audiophile phones are also flawed, which is OK with Sony, as long as they meet a proprietary list of requirements (e.g. even mids).

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Originally Posted by anetode View Post


Sony's weird, a big company with multiple contradictory lines of headphone R&D. The mainstream approach right now, after listening to their engineer at RMAF, is to basically differentiate the market and sell club-sounding phones vs. the audiophile phones. Still the audiophile phones are also flawed, which is OK with Sony, as long as they meet a proprietary list of requirements (e.g. even mids).

ah, alright. 

 

>:o maxvla is a violin luthier. zomfg.

 

Would something like the mdr-f1 at $500 be reasonable when compared with the z1000 at $500? 

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Now this is a beautiful TT:

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These look cool.. stats by the look of the cable. Can't seem to find any information about them. Looked all over. The picture is only captioned: 'King Sound' which is a electrostatic speaker maker, but their site shows only speakers.


Edited by Maxvla - 1/14/13 at 1:24am
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

 

If it's a real black lacquered wood it'll be prone to look like glossy plastic in photos.

 

If it's just paint over black, well, they win points with me for downplaying a potential marketing asset I guess.

 

(Edit:  After looking at the pics again, I'm beginning to wonder if JVC is using Fostex as an OEM now that Denon isn't.


Yeah I agree the TH600 kinda looks like **** due to that black finish lol. I thought it was plastic but isn't it wood? Anyways it's a cheaper option than getting the TH900 with similar if not the same sound. Then again I know someone who I can get refurb TH900s for a great price so it don't really matter to me :).

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