That would probably be the massive bass EQ at work.
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Fostex has proven that you don't need to be part of the linear bandwagon to be considered amazing. More should follow suit.
Not saying the KS headphone will be high end, but an electrostatic that breaks from the norm is an interesting prospect.
Headphones like the HE-400 have been incredibly popular, and it's response is anything but linear. I really loved that headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/3/13 at 5:07pm
Can you provide us with more details on how the KS sounded? Can you compare them to the HE-500?
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From their own specs:
Bass Boost. +9dB at 20Hz, +3dB at 100Hz
That is quite substantial.
I only listened at the meet and was really taken by the sound. They were very clean and transparent with good bottom end. I will be getting a pair to review when they come out but to compare to the he500 require some more time than I spent with them in NY. The stat is very promising and I was really enjoying what I heard.
The 3db boost at 100hz would more than likely be more noticeable a difference than the 20hz boost.
Pretty sure that 9db bump is PROBABLY cancelling out the typical sub bass roll off, and might equal to a few db boost from true linearity.
Of course, I'm speculating, but I don't see this being some basshead level bass boost. Just looking at 20hz roll offs from almost every can I can think of, this boost would be more benign than anything.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/4/13 at 6:07am
Just a vid of how it looks and swivels....
I'm getting anxious!
I do hope the headband isn't a problem. The second headphone's headband was coming off...
Though I am an SS amp kind of guy, if I could afford the tube amp combo, it's a much better deal, as you're essentially getting the headphone for $100, that or the amp for 50% off, depending on how you look at it.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/4/13 at 6:11pm
The headband still looks pretty disgraceful (I like how the pad was falling off), but at least the cups have a nice big diameter. They look a little bigger than I was expecting. Still hard to tell how deep they are though.
Also, I can only dream of one day being as white as that guy is at 1:17...