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post #346 of 666
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Originally Posted by morserotonin View Post

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.

 

Per Moon Audio's website, the basic set goes up to $1,000 on July 1st.

post #347 of 666
So much for $800.
post #348 of 666
For an unknown quantity, they need to be conservative with their pricing.
Once established they can raise prices to a reasonable amount unlike a certain other company.
post #349 of 666
Anyone got there headphone yet?
post #350 of 666

I heard the samples for the LA meet were held up in customs and didn't make it.  Haven't heard anything else about the pre-orders.

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post #352 of 666

I'll be auditioning these later this week.

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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

I'll be auditioning these later this week.

 

Can't wait to hear your take on these newcomers!

 

post #354 of 666

I wonder how these will compare to the lower end stax and the koss esp-950. Can't wait for impressions!

post #355 of 666
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

I wonder how these will compare to the lower end stax and the koss esp-950. Can't wait for impressions!

One guy at russian forum have KS-H1 + KS-M10, he wrote a short review of them, you might try google translate it from russian if you interested: http://www.forum.doctorhead.ru/index.php?app=tutorials&article=52

If I try to sum up this review... he have LCD-2 and Stax SR-34 and he had WOW-effect when he got KingSound, summary (if I understand his review right) he like them much better than LCD-2, he think that KingSound is much more neutral than LCD-2... he wrote that KingSound quite demanding on quality of record... also he wrote that he thinks that KingSound is close to HD600 by sound signature, but of course KingSound is on much higher sound quality level.


Edited by DragonOwen - 7/31/13 at 1:05am
post #356 of 666

Have the prices gone up on these towards release or still the same?

post #357 of 666

The deal seems to be gone at Moon.  http://www.moon-audio.com/headphones/kingsound-headphones/kingsound-electrostatic-headphone-1.html

 

The deal was: http://www.head-fi.org/t/662100/new-kingsound-electrostatic-headphone-1-save-up-to-400-w-headphone-amp-package-deal#post_9399926

 

 

 

I notice a new release date quoted, now 1 August.


Edited by shipsupt - 7/31/13 at 4:12am
post #358 of 666
Here's to hoping it actually comes out soon. I can't wait to see some trusted reviews.
post #359 of 666

Does this stat have a proprietary amp? Or can a regular Stax amp drive it?

post #360 of 666

^ 2nd post yo XD

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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

I've known about these for a while and two things worry me, first off they are not Stax compatible.  The bias is only 450VDC and who knows how they will behave at Pro bias levels.  It's all about how much headroom is built into the drivers.  Second issue is the general fail with any King Sound design I've seen.  It's almost if they don't fully understand the electrostatic principle and what makes it tick. 

 

Still it will be interesting to see test one of these and see how it responds to higher bias voltage. 

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