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I had a friend listen to my Audeze last week, he absolutely loved the sound. He didn't comment on the clamping force, which interested me. Maybe my huge head stretched them wide open!

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Double post: His main comments were "So realistic, I can't believe it" which I personally think is a good portrayal. 

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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post

My father thinks my Momentum looks OK but my HD518 looks BEAUTIFUL!?!?!?!?!?

No comment. The HD518 looks like a bee or something IMO
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Honestly, when I first saw HD800 and HD700 they both look very much like cheap ($200) gaming headphones. Really, I was thinking if I would ever want to spend over 1k on such a plastic. On the other hand Audeze looks really exquisite, definitely like something worth appropriate money. And look at the TH-900 - it is so beautiful that it would be worth they money even if didn't make any sound at all.
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Originally Posted by koolas View Post

Honestly, when I first saw HD800 and HD700 they both look very much like cheap ($200) gaming headphones. Really, I was thinking if I would ever want to spend over 1k on such a plastic. On the other hand Audeze looks really exquisite, definitely like something worth appropriate money. And look at the TH-900 - it is so beautiful that it would be worth they money even if didn't make any sound at all.


The reasoning behind the material choice for the HD800 was due to resonance issues. Wood and Metal may resonate in a sonically pleasing way for many, but technically those echoes are not accurate to the recording.

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The wood in the open-backed Audeze cans do not alter the sound.

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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

They are around 500 grams which aren't that heavy. I find my HE-500s to be perfectly fine on my head. 

I get a headache from the clamp & weight after about 15-30 minutes :(

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
 

I get a headache from the clamp & weight after about 15-30 minutes :(

Depends how you are built, your weight, height etc I guess. 

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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Depends how you are built, your weight, height etc I guess. 

More like your head shape. If the headband stick to your head nicely, all parts of your head will support it resulting in more comfortable. If your head is slightly sharp at the top end like mine, it may get uncomfortable because some of the parts are not supported IMO.
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


More like your head shape. If the headband stick to your head nicely, all parts of your head will support it resulting in more comfortable. If your head is slightly sharp at the top end like mine, it may get uncomfortable because some of the parts are not supported IMO.

Yeah, it might be that. I have no problems with comfort on any headbands I've tried so...

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

More like your head shape. If the headband stick to your head nicely, all parts of your head will support it resulting in more comfortable. If your head is slightly sharp at the top end like mine, it may get uncomfortable because some of the parts are not supported IMO.
So for block heads like me they are good, but for cone heads they are bad. Right, got it. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post


So for block heads like me they are good, but for cone heads they are bad. Right, got it. smily_headphones1.gif

 

For the kids who are too young to know the movie...

Coneheads_Poster.jpg

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106598/

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Thanks Armaegis, I didn't plan to sleep tonight anyways.

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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

So for block heads like me they are good, but for cone heads they are bad. Right, got it. smily_headphones1.gif

So,etching like that xD

My "cone head' is really obvious if you look from the back and front a little if you look closely xD
post #1470 of 3941

I'm not sure if this even counts, but this makes me chuckle and face-palm at the same time.

 

http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/236-first-pair-of-headphones/

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