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post #256 of 820
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Originally Posted by koTECH View Post

 



Thought 'bout april/may. Price 2499 or 2899

 

 

Please provide a shred of evidence at the very least, particularly as this is your first or second post and nobody knows you. You are only doing a disfavor to both Audeze and yourself when you say something this important so off-handedly. A link or your relation to Audeze would be nice.

 

People should be a little more skeptical as well. I don't see Audeze suceeding in selling a closed headphone for $2500 that will almost certainly be sonically inferior to the supposed "cheaper" LCD-3 flagship. It just makes no sense.

post #257 of 820
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Please provide a shred of evidence at the very least, particularly as this is your first or second post and nobody knows you. You are only doing a disfavor to both Audeze and yourself when you say something this important so off-handedly. A link or your relation to Audeze would be nice.

People should be a little more skeptical as well. I don't see Audeze suceeding in selling a closed headphone for $2500 that will almost certainly be sonically inferior to the supposed "cheaper" LCD-3 flagship. It just makes no sense.

Well there's the pricy Sony r10...
post #258 of 820
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Well there's the pricy Sony r10...

 

The Sony R10 was a statement product along the lines of the Sennheiser Orpheus. It was never created or sold to create much of any profit. It used technology and engineering that is impressive even by today's standards because of the massive costs and time that went into them.

 

Audeze is not a Sennheiser or Sony, and probably does not have the resources both monetarily and in R&D to take up such an endeavor. I don't think the LCD-3 is going to shift away as their flagship anytime soon, not that it needs to.

post #259 of 820
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Originally Posted by koTECH View Post

Thought 'bout april/may. Price 2499 or 2899

 

koTECH's crystal ball is very clear that the last two digits in the price will be 99...the more important digits and the release date are blurry.  Time to consult a Magic 8 Ball.

post #260 of 820
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Originally Posted by minimus View Post

 

koTECH's crystal ball is very clear that the last two digits in the price will be 99...the more important digits and the release date are blurry.  Time to consult a Magic 8 Ball.

I'd rather that be digit, as in singular.

post #261 of 820

Fantastic looking headphones. Can't wait for the release, I'm curious about what various reviewers think about them

post #262 of 820

Is there any real information from Audeze avbout the price? I just want to know if this is intended to be a 1k or rather 2k headphone. I seriously wish manufacturers would go back to making good headphones for 1k.

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Originally Posted by Fairwell View Post

Is there any real information from Audeze avbout the price? I just want to know if this is intended to be a 1k or rather 2k headphone. I seriously wish manufacturers would go back to making good headphones for 1k.


I imagine it will depend on whether they use the LCD-2 or LCD-3 as the basis (or both).

Hoping personally for the former, not only because of the price, but I actually prefer the LCD-2 over the LCD-3 (I'm probably the only one on Head-Fi in that camp..)

post #264 of 820
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Originally Posted by Fairwell View Post

Is there any real information from Audeze avbout the price? I just want to know if this is intended to be a 1k or rather 2k headphone. I seriously wish manufacturers would go back to making good headphones for 1k.


Again, this is not actually a headphone intended for production. This is merely a proof-of-concept, an "I did it, see?" that Audez'e brought out to gage interest. There is no immediate, direct lineage going forward yet into an item intended for production.

 

This question simply cannot be answered with a proof-of-concept intended for production. It's like seeing one of those LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants (which are merely conceptual, non-running cars designed by companies to suit a certain need far into the future, by which point they'd be considered obsolete anyways), and asking how much that'll cost the average man when it hits the dealerships, as a Fox News commentator did whilst covering the auto show. Since the car isn't ever intended to be sold, it's a fallacious question.

 

If and When Audez'e puts out an actual production-intent closed-back can, we can start judging pricing. But for now, any guess put out is absolutely pure speculation.

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Again, this is not actually a headphone intended for production. This is merely a proof-of-concept, an "I did it, see?" that Audez'e brought out to gage interest. There is no immediate, direct lineage going forward yet into an item intended for production.

 

This question simply cannot be answered with a proof-of-concept intended for production. It's like seeing one of those LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants (which are merely conceptual, non-running cars designed by companies to suit a certain need far into the future, by which point they'd be considered obsolete anyways), and asking how much that'll cost the average man when it hits the dealerships, as a Fox News commentator did whilst covering the auto show. Since the car isn't ever intended to be sold, it's a fallacious question.

 

If and When Audez'e puts out an actual production-intent closed-back can, we can start judging pricing. But for now, any guess put out is absolutely pure speculation.


I am also kind of surprised that with all the people around who are selling various mods of various headphones that no one has tackled this as a conversion.

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post #267 of 820

There have been some Audeze foolery. Finding success hasn't been easy nor cheap. Feel free to donate pairs of your LCD-2's to various DIY'ers.

post #268 of 820
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post

I am also kind of surprised that with all the people around who are selling various mods of various headphones that no one has tackled this as a conversion.

Me too actually. Maybe it's because people'd rather not take a screwdriver to a $2000 headphone that's been having some QC issues...

post #269 of 820

Have you guys seen this?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/510742/lcd2-woody-grill

 

If you mess with the wood it affects the sound.

post #270 of 820
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Have you guys seen this?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/510742/lcd2-woody-grill

 

If you mess with the wood it affects the sound.

 

Didn't the maker say that it doesn't mess with the sound or that he didn't want it to mess with the sound? confused_face_2.gif

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Me too actually. Maybe it's because people'd rather not take a screwdriver to a $2000 headphone that's been having some QC issues...

 

I thought those QC issues are a thing of the past though? 

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