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post #4621 of 4633

Wow,  I see the prices listed.  $3,000 is a lot of money for a headphone.  I think it mildly amusing that it says it is the first or only in ' nanometer thickness '.  You can describe anything you want using a measurement of your choice.  For instance this -diaphragm is 3 billion nanometers thick ! They don't say it is 1 nanometer or 10 or 100 etc, you get my drift.

I see that they offer headphones at a number of price points.

I am a relative newbee with headphones.  Is $3K the typical price point for the top of the line for many manufacturers? 

post #4622 of 4633
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Originally Posted by Mechans1 View Post

 

I am a relative newbee with headphones.  Is $3K the typical price point for the top of the line for many manufacturers? 

 

It's starting to become that way.  Before it was closer to $1,500.  The Sennheiser HD 800 was that price, the HiFiMan HE-6 (their former flagship) was $1,300, the Audeze LCD-3 was about $2,000.  AKG's K812 and Beyerdynamic's T1 Gen 2 (and the Gen 1 at launch) were in this price range too.  Stax was the exception because they're on a different level, and they're the only ones with headphones I'm willing to pay over $1k for.

post #4623 of 4633
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Originally Posted by Mechans1 View Post

Wow,  I see the prices listed.  $3,000 is a lot of money for a headphone.  I think it mildly amusing that it says it is the first or only in ' nanometer thickness '.  You can describe anything you want using a measurement of your choice.  For instance this -diaphragm is 3 billion nanometers thick ! They don't say it is 1 nanometer or 10 or 100 etc, you get my drift.
I see that they offer headphones at a number of price points.
I am a relative newbee with headphones.  Is $3K the typical price point for the top of the line for many manufacturers? 

Yes to what the previous poster said.

But the opposite is also true for non top of the line headphones. You can nowadays get way better sound quality for lower prices than ever before. If you just look at the $150, $300, $500 price points you now have so many incredibly great sounding choices, it's mad. Great times indeed. Heck just look at the iems you can get for below $100, crazy good.

As for the diaphragm of the HE-1000. It does help when the founder of the company Dr. Fang Bian, has done his PHD in nanotechnology. This headphone is indeed amazing and the technology unique (so far) in certain aspects.

Interesting times....
post #4624 of 4633
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Originally Posted by JackiesFridge View Post
 

[...]

Over the holidays, I brought my (used) Fiio X5 and (used) DT-990s to my parents' to have them listen and see what they thought. I played a FLAC rip of one of my mother's favorite classical pieces, and she was amazed. [...]  Then I played some Queen (a long-standing family favorite) and she started crying.

Update on this one. A couple weeks after I posted this, my mom took a dive on some ice and tore the muscle off her right knee. She had surgery to reattach the muscle, but has been bedridden for the past month while it heals enough to start physical therapy.

 

I brought over my X5 and AT-M50s, with the Fiio loaded with the Queen albums and high-resolution versions of Paul Simon's Graceland and some Joe Satriani, along with all her classical music (she has eclectic taste for a 70-year-old). I had to label all the controls with masking tape so she knew what to press to get around.

 

She's run the battery down five times so far, and starts PT this week. Fiio for the win!

post #4625 of 4633

That's an amazing story. Better than most so far!

post #4626 of 4633

Flatmate listened to DT 990.

Sold his Bose QC-25 to the first buyer.

There gotta be a Why Bose is Bad -101 course thread.

Anyone?

post #4627 of 4633
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Originally Posted by Subhakar View Post
 

Flatmate listened to DT 990.

Sold his Bose QC-25 to the first buyer.

There gotta be a Why Bose is Bad -101 course thread.

Anyone?

 

QC-25 is a good, probably the best noise cancelling headphone. Good if you travel a lot, especially with airplanes - but SQ wise, yeah...

post #4628 of 4633
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

QC-25 is a good, probably the best noise cancelling headphone. Good if you travel a lot, especially with airplanes - but SQ wise, yeah...


Yes, Bose's active noise cancellation feature is perhaps the best in the market. If only they cared about NOT processing the sound so much to what they think is best for our ears...

post #4629 of 4633
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

QC-25 is a good, probably the best noise cancelling headphone. Good if you travel a lot, especially with airplanes - but SQ wise, yeah...
True,its just the brand that we pay for that inflated price......and their r&d,marketing blah blah.
Sametime I also believe that they designed the qc series to aviation standards!
post #4630 of 4633
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Originally Posted by Subhakar View Post


Yes, Bose's active noise cancellation feature is perhaps the best in the market. If only they cared about NOT processing the sound so much to what they think is best for our ears...

Well,those processing are all ambient noise elimination but nothing on the sound front.......so if you just use the HP w/o anc its the same bose sound, Ok for mainstream market and to those who love that signature and who use them mostly/prefers on travel. Plus they weighted on industry's top NC & comfort (top notch no complaints here)and yeah, the 4 letter brand with strong background on acoustic science. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4631 of 4633
Bose is good, they have a goal and target set when designing their earpieces, and they reached those said goals and targets. The price is high yes, but don't forget we have Prada when Lacoste is good enough.
post #4632 of 4633
I was over at my EX girlfriend's house and I was moving between my two houses, so I had my audio equipment with me. She knew I was into all sorts of speakers and headphones so I asked if she'd be interested in trying my Audioquest Nighthawks & Dunu Dn-2000j with my Oppo Ha-2, running from my phone playing Flac versions of her favorite music.

As a control, I had her grab her earphones and headphones (generic brandless) and listen to the music from her phone (256kbps [maybe] via apple music). Then I let her listen to mine, she put in the earphones for like 4 seconds and took them out and said
"oh they're ok".
I told her to listen for longer. After a minute she pulls them out and says
"I don't hear a difference".
My guess, she's not pushing them in far enough, whatever, I don't know, so I give her my headphones to try next.
"They sound exactly the same" she says

Now, I can tell when people are bullschiiting and just telling me that my equipment sounds better when they don't think it does, but I'm not gonna lie, I've never had anyone tell me that it sounds "Exactly" the same. Hearing is definitely somewhat subjective, but it's beyond me how someone can think that there's no difference.
post #4633 of 4633

I bet if she can find this post of yours she'd be giggling to death. She won.

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