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post #31 of 207
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

 I'm seeing a lot of Wagon Queen Family Truckster here. redface.gif

 

I just looked it up on wikipedia: lol. 

post #32 of 207
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

 And not to be "that guy" - but honestly, $2500 for what's in that picture: lol no. I'm seeing a lot of Wagon Queen Family Truckster here. redface.gif

 

This, haha.

post #33 of 207
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Originally Posted by Kjeldsen View Post

They also coined the term "The World's Finest Headphones". :) So price may go up even further!

 

Grado already claims that slogan...

post #34 of 207

Wow, Grado is making a new planar headphone? Awesome!

 

rolleyes.gif

 

Who wants to make bets on this just being some college kid with a newfound knowledge of audiophile construction terms... ultra thin, machined aluminum, select woods, neodymium, low driver mass, planar technology... lol...

post #35 of 207
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Originally Posted by soundstige View Post

 

Who wants to make bets on this just being some college kid with a newfound knowledge of audiophile construction terms... ultra thin, machined aluminum, select woods, neodymium, low driver mass, planar technology... lol...

 

$3200! Hahaha.

post #36 of 207

You know what would be really cool? If this thing sounded phenomenal and costed around a 1000... One can dream I guess wink.gif But I find that design just plain ugly especially with the colors shown

post #37 of 207

prolly costs 2000usd with the cable headphone and stand...

 

after seeing that nasty headband and cups... maybe 200usd

post #38 of 207

I bet they are waiting to set a price.  Paitently watching this forum and waiting to see how much you guys are predicting that they will be.  Then they will set the price right around there.  In that case I am sure that all of you are wrong.  1-2k?  Never, I think they will go for 350, tops.

post #39 of 207

As someone who has worked in new product development, I would say that those grilles are a prototype and the whole headphone will likely be different when it is brought to market. I mean look at the evolution of the LCD-2 from the original LCD-1 prototype. The grille and everything about them makes them polarizing and more likely to generate buzz. Based on the comments in this thread, I would say mission successful.

post #40 of 207

Selected wood? Looks like plywood to me

 

Plus If this sells at $1000, no way it'll be a hit. LOOK AT THAT SQUARE HEADBAND!

post #41 of 207
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Selected wood? Looks like plywood to me

Plus If this sells at $1000, no way it'll be a hit. LOOK AT THAT SQUARE HEADBAND!

I was gonna say birch or some other cheap wood, you know the stuff those very cheap little "model airplane" toys are made with? In other words: scrap.

Regarding "generating buzz" - I highly doubt they're accomplishing the goal; negative press and derision usually isn't a good thing.
post #42 of 207

The design looks like it's trying to reach out to both audiophile ultra-purists and trendy hip cool kids. Keyword: trying.

post #43 of 207

I still wouldn't count them out until some gets a chance to hear them this weekend. Look at what Hifiman and Audeze have done with just a few guys starting out on their own. Maybe with the backing of a larger company behind them, Abyss will be able to produce something great.

 

And again, those look pretty "rough" right now. My guess is they are either a test bed or unfinished prototype and the final versions will differ significantly. But hey, who knows, these could turn out to be the Beats of Orthos: "Overpriced, Ugly, and Terrible Sounding™".

post #44 of 207
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I still wouldn't count them out until some gets a chance to hear them this weekend. Look at what Hifiman and Audeze have done with just a few guys starting out on their own. Maybe with the backing of a larger company behind them, Abyss will be able to produce something great.

 

And again, those look pretty "rough" right now. My guess is they are either a test bed or unfinished prototype and the final versions will differ significantly. But hey, who knows, these could turn out to be the Beats of Orthos: "Overpriced, Ugly, and Terrible Sounding™".

Of course no one is counting them out; the only info about them currently is how they look, and that means discussions will be exclusively confined to that.

post #45 of 207

One Dollar, Bob!

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