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post #331 of 652
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I would wait for the finished King Sound Stat to hit the street end ofJune or early July

Do you know something we don't know about when the Kingsound phones will arrive?

post #332 of 652
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I'am still curious about these though. How well it will compare to a ESP950 and all which are both about the same price.

Considering I felt the ESP950 was gonna disintegrate in my hands, I'm at least hopeful that the KS-H1 will feel a LITTLE more sturdy. Lol.
post #333 of 652

Yeah the Koss ESP950 build is a joke, I liked the sound definitely a good competitor against some of the good old vintage Lambda model's but that provided amplifier is a shocker and powering a Stax terminated ESP950 on a better amplifier will reveal how well they scale and unlock its potential.

 

But hey, backed up by a life time warranty.

post #334 of 652
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Spritz is pretty picky when it comes to electrostats, how they sound and how they are built. tongue.gif

 

There is being picky but the Jade's were just a scam, nothing short of it.  A new anything shouldn't just break or fall apart right out of the box, let alone something this expensive.  The ESP950 was built like a tank compared to the Jades and they have been made the same way for 25 years. 

 

As for the sound, truly one of the worst I've heard.  The whole concept of reproducing what was actually on the recording was just lost to them.  That surpasses any annoying traits many transducers have as most at least try to get it right. 

post #335 of 652
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

 

There is being picky but the Jade's were just a scam, nothing short of it.  A new anything shouldn't just break or fall apart right out of the box, let alone something this expensive.  The ESP950 was built like a tank compared to the Jades and they have been made the same way for 25 years. 

 

As for the sound, truly one of the worst I've heard.  The whole concept of reproducing what was actually on the recording was just lost to them.  That surpasses any annoying traits many transducers have as most at least try to get it right. 

 

What's the worst you heard - The Jade?

post #336 of 652
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What's the worst you heard - The Jade?


Yep, I know spritz hates it. Fang is working on a new electrostat, he probably has a lot more experience since the times he initiated the DIY project that  the Jade apparently was.

post #337 of 652

Fang doesn't do any of the design work.  As soon as he tried to defend some of the design "choices" in the Jade it was clear he hasn't got the slightest clue about ESP design. 

 

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What's the worst you heard - The Jade?

 

Amongst the worst but it's hard to be definitive about this stuff.  It's in good company with the HE-5's, Ultrasone etc. 

post #338 of 652

Yeah, Fang's brainchild is his planar magnetic line of headphones. The Jade was done by a former colleague of his I think.

post #339 of 652
Who is this Fang person? Fang Bian of HiFiMAN?
post #340 of 652

Yes.

post #341 of 652

Moon Audio site is now saying "Arriving on or about July 5, 2013!!"

post #342 of 652

Good news. Hopefully people start getting them by mid or late July and we can see what these cans are all about!!

post #343 of 652
Too late for me, as I cancelled and went with the X1 which I'm happy with, but still interested in seeing what people say about it.
post #344 of 652

I really do hope they have redesigned the headband and made it more ergonomic!

 

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Moon Audio site is now saying "Arriving on or about July 5, 2013!!"

post #345 of 652

Looking forward to hearing these at the LA Meet.  I am hoping they sound great and the price stays $800 after release for a bit.

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