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They're actually two of the Audeze reps at the show. I don't really like companies hiring women if it's to make the male enthusiasts feel "special." I think women should be reps only if they're completely into the products, same as men.  But I guess companies will do what they think works.
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If the wood that's encasing your headphones is responsible for creating a timbre characteristic of the mids then something is wrong with that headphone.  These are music playback devices we're talking about here, not violins or cellos. 


Some more pictures via Aueze's facebook. I really don't know if I like the darker anodized aluminum or not. 


 
You can see why young females are used in advertising so much! I'm sold...

Well I'm bought so...

post #528 of 820

That guy must have a huge head because he's somehow making Audeze headphones look normal sized.

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Has anyone mentioned how well they isolate ?

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Has anyone mentioned how well they isolate ?

Yes; the word is they don't isolate very well unfortunately:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685524/canjam-at-rmaf-october-2013-impressions-thread/15#post_9883736

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That's strange, I would have thought they would.  Those huge Audeze pads really create a suction effect when you put them on.

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That's strange, I would have thought they would.  Those huge Audeze pads really create a suction effect when you put them on.

The only thing separating the ears/membranes from external noise is the wood shell and maybe some damping, which is quite a ways off from the isolating capabilities of some heavy-duty plastic shells (i.e. the stuff used on alpha dogs).

 

Also, Canjam is noisy, very noisy. It probably gets through most closed headphones there save the most isolating few.


Edited by jerg - 10/12/13 at 7:51pm
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I'm thinking maybe the connection from the aluminum frame to the wood cup is not the most well-sealed.  I really want to see InnerFidelity measurements for both new Audezes including the isolation numbers on the XC.

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They're actually two of the Audeze reps at the show. I don't really like companies hiring women if it's to make the male enthusiasts feel "special." I think women should be reps only if they're completely into the products, same as men.  But I guess companies will do what they think works.

They don't need to. Alex and Sankar are sexy enough as it is. They're like Brad Pitts of the Head-Fi world.

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The women with Audeze seemed adept at operating the booth (6? stations) and answering common questions, allowing Sankar (and some other tall guy not Alex) to field more technical inquiries.

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The only thing separating the ears/membranes from external noise is the wood shell and maybe some damping, which is quite a ways off from the isolating capabilities of some heavy-duty plastic shells (i.e. the stuff used on alpha dogs).

 

Also, Canjam is noisy, very noisy. It probably gets through most closed headphones there save the most isolating few.

 

 

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I'm thinking maybe the connection from the aluminum frame to the wood cup is not the most well-sealed.  I really want to see InnerFidelity measurements for both new Audezes including the isolation numbers on the XC.

Wow my w1000x doesn't isolate very well either...

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A good reference to compare isolation for me is the M50.  I found it to seal above average, but with room for improvement.  I hope the XC can at least hit that marker.  It seems like your W1000x has a little better isolation in the upper mids, but a lot less in the lower mids and less in the treble.  Mr.Speakers Mad Dogs are looking reaalll good on the isolation front.  Fantastic seal from the pads and sturdy enclosure.  I can only imagine the Alpha Dogs to improve on that.

 

 

Green: w1000x

Blue: M50

Red: Mad Dogs

 

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A good reference to compare isolation for me is the M50.  I found it to seal above average, but with room for improvement.  I hope the XC can at least hit that marker.  It seems like your W1000x has a little better isolation in the upper mids, but a lot less in the lower mids and less in the treble.  Mr.Speakers Mad Dogs are looking reaalll good on the isolation front.  Fantastic seal from the pads and sturdy enclosure.  I can only imagine the Alpha Dogs to improve on that.

 

 

Green: w1000x

Blue: M50

Red: Mad Dogs

 

I can attest the Mad Dog Isolated like no bodies business! 

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Yes; the word is they don't isolate very well unfortunately:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685524/canjam-at-rmaf-october-2013-impressions-thread/15#post_9883736
Reports say that the XC isolated the music escaping better than excluding outside noise. This may suit some people's needs. But due to the excellent reputation of the alpha dogs in this respect, it seems that the official reports on the XC's performance are going to have to blow the alpha dogs away, to warrant the extra expense. This is what I'm waiting for at least, before placing my order pre Xmas!
Edited by deafanddumb - 10/13/13 at 8:08am
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Reports say that the XC isolated the music escaping better than excluding outside noise. This may suit some people's needs. But due to the excellent reputation of the alpha dogs in this respect, it seems that the official reports on the XC's performance are going to have to blow the alpha dogs away, to warrant the extra expense. This is what I'm waiting for at least, before placing my order pre Xmas!
IMO they definitely don't blow the AD away except maybe in looks. In comfort, the AD would be the one blowing the XC away. The XC sounded a bit more balanced and less intimate overall to me, but they're not miles away from each other in SQ.
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