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Originally Posted by jsans View Post

Looking forward to these.  I want to buy the 2.2's but if this is around the corner i'd rather have a great closed back headphone

I'm in the same boat. I loved the LCD2.2 but need a closed back headphone. Wish there was more info about how development is progressing. 

post #302 of 820
This looks very interesting. I'm predicting $1200 -1500 for a for a launch price. And, I'm guessing that performance will come in a hair below the LCD2.2. You can't expect "open" type performance from a closed closed design, imho.

That said, I will likely pass on this one, simply because I have no need for a $1000 plus portable. I will keep my M100 for portable use. My next headphone, to go along with my LCD3, will likely be an electrostatic.
post #303 of 820
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Originally Posted by BRAC View Post

This looks very interesting. I'm predicting $1200 -1500 for a for a launch price. And, I'm guessing that performance will come in a hair below the LCD2.2. You can't expect "open" type performance from a closed closed design, imho.

That said, I will likely pass on this one, simply because I have no need for a $1000 plus portable. I will keep my M100 for portable use. My next headphone, to go along with my LCD3, will likely be an electrostatic.

TH-900 would surely open your ears to the possibility of how good a closed back design can be.

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TH-900 would surely open your ears to the possibility of how good a closed back design can be.
Maybe... I'd love to hear the TH-900.

My previous ED8 was a great closed headphone, but it still didn't come close to the LCD2.2 I had at the same time.
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I got to hear the latest prototypes at the NYC Audio Show on Sunday. Very impressed. I plan to buy a pair (if I can afford them!).

post #306 of 820

I wonder if they still plan to release them this year as originally planned.

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Originally Posted by VandyMan View Post

I got to hear the latest prototypes at the NYC Audio Show on Sunday. Very impressed. I plan to buy a pair (if I can afford them!).

 

 

Give us more details.....

 

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post #308 of 820

Have they changed the looks any since?

post #309 of 820
Very nice looking! Pinocchio would be proud!
post #310 of 820
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Give us more details.....

 

I only spent ten minutes with them. They had an excellent seal and a very balanced sound. Unsurprisingly, they sound and look a lot like my LCD 2s. Imagine a pair of LCD 2s with the leather headband and wooden cups. They are not noticeably heavier than the 2s despite the cups. The bass pressure inside the cups was very strong (more than my HD-25 II); I need to spend more time with them to decide if it is a bit too much for my taste.

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The quote below was on the NYC Audio Show thread.  Seems like it's different but the same.

 

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Met Alex yesterday who I've corresponded with before. Nice guy, in fact the whole staff is. Today he had not come in as yet.

 

I did have a good 20 minute listen to the closed back prototype. As I was making my notes one of the team said, "We are going to use different drivers, we are just showing about what it will look like"

We will have an engineer who will be working just on this project"

So I stopped jotting my notes because it probably is not going to sound the same as the prototype on display today.

 

Two things though I am sure of and I verified with the fellow who was talking to me.

 

1. It going to have, as this one has, the Audeze sound. Large sound stage, wide range from top to bottom, and detail.

2. It will, as this one does, look like a Audeze headphone.

 

 

 

BTW the set up is......Macbook Air > DACmini > Bryston BH-1 > LCD closed back.


Edited by V-Duh - 4/18/13 at 2:45pm
post #312 of 820

Hope it doesn't look like that.  Quite honestly the very first one that Jude posted has looked best so far.  I wouldn't mind a cherry-wood type color, but I'm not feeling the purplish frame.

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Originally Posted by V-Duh View Post

The quote below was on the NYC Audio Show thread.  Seems like it's different but the same.

 

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Hope it doesn't look like that.  Quite honestly the very first one that Jude posted has looked best so far.  I wouldn't mind a cherry-wood type color, but I'm not feeling the purplish frame.

 

 

Just to get the two versions on the same page; I agree this one looks much better!

post #314 of 820

Oh man.  'New Driver' and 'engineer working just for' sounds like a good reason to spike the price on this to me.  

post #315 of 820
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Oh man.  'New Driver' and 'engineer working just for' sounds like a good reason to spike the price on this to me.  

Audeze has never marketed to the consumer or Low-Fi/Mid-Fi crowd. They have and will probably always will be a market towards the enthusiast crowd, and the price will represent that accordingly. I do understand the people who want to believe this headphone will be "affordable" but it just isn't realistic given Audeze's past ventures. 


Edited by Greed - 4/19/13 at 10:43am
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