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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by barid View Post

A number of reasons, and I'd guess the main 2 being:

 

1.  It's just not that important to them

2.  They are unaware of other options / how much sound can be improved.

 

 

Also....the guy with the $900 flashlight, no judgements here, I just want to see the thing.  link link link.

 

biggrin.gif  http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?344842-SPY-007-Sales-thread-6-lt-lt-Open-gt-gt

 

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?173259-Welcome-to-the-SPY-Flashlight-forum-%28START-HERE%29

 

That would be the Spy 007 that Data (Dave) makes.  BTW, not the most expensive light out there either LOL!!


Edited by NocturnalKnives - 1/11/13 at 1:00pm
post #17 of 22

Damn, those things are small! Can I ask (showing my ignorance here) - but what makes them that expensive? Is it the handcrafting? - Is there a level of light output that is unavailable from other assembly line style manufacturers? I know what the difference is between a Skullcandy Titan and a JH13 Pro - but what is the difference between the 007 and a Maglight LED model?

 

Thanks

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post

Damn, those things are small! Can I ask (showing my ignorance here) - but what makes them that expensive? Is it the handcrafting? - Is there a level of light output that is unavailable from other assembly line style manufacturers? I know what the difference is between a Skullcandy Titan and a JH13 Pro - but what is the difference between the 007 and a Maglight LED model?

 

Thanks

 

 

No problem.  The light bodies are handcrafted from a solid piece of titanium, the reflectors are custom made from aluminum and everything about the reflectors are "tuned" to give the light the best artifact free beam you can get; "tuned" to the specific LED emitter being used.  The windows are Sapphire or mineral glass, and all the electronic internals are handmade and custom programmed.  These, as well as many other high end lights, have actual user interfaces so the lights have to have specific programming on their respective internal sandwich boards.  All that programming for the UI, as well as, programming for things like a low battery shut off, or reverse polarity protection, LED emitter efficiency (getting the most run time off of the battery), and optimizing the efficiency for a broad range of battery cells.  Most great lights run off a varied voltage up to 4.2V for a single battery cell...in other words you can run the light on whatever kind of battery cell you can fit in it.  From a light output comparison standpoint the minimum a good high end light puts out on it's highest level (most have multiple light output levels that are user programmable) is about 100 lumens, most now are 250-500 lumens....a five cell maglight puts out about 10 lumens. 

 

There's a lot that goes into them to say the least.  All the machining is a task on it's own.  As I mentioned above, I make custom knives, folding and fixed blade for all sorts of applications.  I am very familiar with machining titanium and I have a great respect for anyone that is forced to do it, it can get frustrating LOL!! 

 

It's not so different for custom knives.  Our knives range from standard Overbuilt fixed blade knives from $350, up to custom hard use folding knives with titanium frame locks going to $2500, then there's the extraordinarily exotic stuff with no limit.

 

With anything at a custom capacity you are mostly paying for the best materials money can buy, attention to detail, and the time and hands of a craftsman....which equals a product that will outlast your grandkids, grandkids, grandkids.........

 

 

Bbwwwwaaaaaahahaha!  Good comparison!  Yes, Skullcandy to JH13, or better yet...a 1985 Chevy Cavalier station wagon compared to an Audi R8 LOLbiggrin.gif

 

you can get pretty crazy with a lot of things though.  This costs more that some of the options that it will fit on LOL!!

http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product3.php?pid=TA31F


Edited by NocturnalKnives - 1/11/13 at 3:19pm
post #19 of 22

they only care about their phone and the hype.

 

not audio.

post #20 of 22
I think some don't really care and others have adapted to mainstream sound quality without knowing any better, which is saddening. For example, most mainstreamers rock around with apple earbuds in their ears, that's what known today as "the norm for SQ" which is absolutely disgusting imo. You have to admit we see this earbud everywhere yes? Apple have set a standard for the norm in today society and the people follow. I think that's what it boils down too really.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/11/13 at 9:51pm
post #21 of 22

I feel like most people don't know their headphones suck, and they don't know how there is way better stuff out there.

 

My roommate had one of his friends over a couple days ago and I asked if he had any good headphones. He said yeah, he had some awesome fancy $40 in ears that his dad bought for him. I said oh.. He got a little curious and I said I'd let him listen to some real earphones. Brought over my W3's, found tips I thought would fit for him and showed him how to put them in right. He was blown away. Now, I don't expect he will be buying a $300 pair anytime soon, but the point is - he now knows that there are way better sounding earphones than $40 ones. Of course he had no idea who Westone was and asked if they were better than Harman Kardon, :P. I feel like very few people know about this kind of stuff. My roommate is in the same boat - I let him hear the W3's and W4's and he was blown away. He wants to buy a nice pair but just sunk $900 into fixing his brakes or something, so it'll be a while before he buys a decent pair.


Edited by Zalithian - 1/11/13 at 11:29pm
post #22 of 22
I had asked a few of friends who uses stock earbuds as I find it weird. They replace their earbuds every like 3 months or at most 1 year? So I asked them"Why not just buy a better ones for maybe $40 so that you don't have to keep changing a new pair? Wouldn't that be a lot cheaper?"

Half of them answered me this" What?! $40 for a small earphones? That's extreme! My earbuds broke probably because I didn't take good care of them. Paying $40 & I have to change them every few months? I wouldn't do that" some of them, got some of my headphone disease & start saving up for a $200 headphone. Recently, there's one of my friend purchased ATH-M50 for his DJ mixing & gaming. He is quite a rough user so I recommended him that... XD
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