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Thanks for posting, I posted a question, but for some reason it doesn't show up after I refresh.
 

You must click the button "show unanswered questions". There are tons.

post #17 of 63

How helpful of Axel!! :S

"Daniel343 

7 hours ago

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When will the HDVD800, HDVA600 and IE-800's be released in Canada/USA?
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avt-medium.pngAxelGrell @Daniel343  6 hours ago  SHARE
 
Autumn this year ;-)
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post #18 of 63
Can he end the hockey lockout?
post #19 of 63

Doesn't the Sony XB1000 have 70mm drivers?

post #20 of 63

The purpose of that interview was more about advertising than truly informing.

Unnecessary.

post #21 of 63
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The purpose of that interview was more about advertising than truly informing.

Unnecessary.

 

I think he did well considering how these things usually turn out.

 

Management doesn't want him to divulge business/product strategy.

 

Lawyers don't want him to say anything offensive/incorrect about the competition.

 

Sales don't want him to steer people towards certain products, it's their job.

 

I think he spoke as freely as he possibly could being from such a large company, this is sennheiser we're talking about after all.

 

You have to read between the lines a bit but that's to be expected, very nice interview I think! cool.gif

post #22 of 63
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Can he end the hockey lockout?

I wish somebody could! I'm having a hockey/canadiens withdrawal :(

 

At least I have music and two good rigs beyersmile.png

post #23 of 63
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Doesn't the Sony XB1000 have 70mm drivers?

Yes. And the MA900. And there's also a Koss from ages ago that had ~77mm drivers, and a Lafayette that had ~80mm drivers. But with possibly the exception of the MA900, those are not "current production" models.

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I think he did well considering how these things usually turn out.

Management doesn't want him to divulge business/product strategy.

Lawyers don't want him to say anything offensive/incorrect about the competition.

Sales don't want him to steer people towards certain products, it's their job.

I think he spoke as freely as he possibly could being from such a large company, this is sennheiser we're talking about after all.

You have to read between the lines a bit but that's to be expected, very nice interview I think! cool.gif

This. It was an interesting read to say the least! smily_headphones1.gif
post #24 of 63

Assuming his experience would be accepted as the final word, Axel Grell settled two debates I have had with fellow Head-fiers that I didn't even think were debatable and supported what I thought:

 

1.  Driver size does matter

2.  The driver is the most important part of the headphone

post #25 of 63

i wonder though why a lot (or almost all) of the dynamic headphones have 40mm drivers, what's so special about this figure? ( i did ask this at the Q/A but got no answers)

post #26 of 63
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i wonder though why a lot (or almost all) of the dynamic headphones have 40mm drivers, what's so special about this figure? ( i did ask this at the Q/A but got no answers)

 

Probably the price-to-performance sweet spot. 

post #27 of 63
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i wonder though why a lot (or almost all) of the dynamic headphones have 40mm drivers, what's so special about this figure? ( i did ask this at the Q/A but got no answers)


It seems like most of the next gen headphones have 50 mm drivers- AKG, Yamaha, V-Moda, Sony, Velodyne, Ultrasone, etc.

post #28 of 63
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Probably the price-to-performance sweet spot. 

hmm probably

post #29 of 63
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It seems like most of the next gen headphones have 50 mm drivers- AKG, Yamaha, V-Moda, Sony, Velodyne, Ultrasone, etc.

bigger drivers generally have better bass response and lower distortion i guess?

post #30 of 63
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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

 

Probably the price-to-performance sweet spot. 

Ultrasone HFI-780 40mm

more expensive than

Ultrasone HFI-580 50mm
 

shure srh940 40mm
more expensive than

shure SRH550DJ 50mm

 

you have to take also in account the material used by the driver, the magnets ....

And I  guess bigger driver would also mean lower performance on the treble,

otherwise why most speakers would need two drivers ( tweeter, and subwoofer)

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