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post #31 of 76

An extra $300 for a paint job doesn't seem *that* far fetched... there's also that nifty little silver snake coiling around the cable. The proceeds are also apparently going to charity. So factoring that in, the price seems reasonable to me. 

post #32 of 76
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Cuz it's Chinese snake year guys

 

Yes.  It is.  However, they didn't release any special editions when it was the year of the rat back in 2007.  Or, at least I can't recall that happening.  wink.gif

post #33 of 76
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Agreed. I don't know if anyone else mentioned this yet, but the number 8 is considered a lucky number in Chinese. 8 is probably too few to make, 888 is probably too many, so I guess they just settled for somewhere in between.

 

True. I do like how a German company is deciding to commemorate Chinese new years though.  


I don't think this has anything to do with Germany or Sennheiser, just a blatant promotion of Chinese manufacturing, I'd love to see in what country these headphones are manufactured in.

 

Putting untouchable Chinese history (apart from India) and philosophy aside, the Chinese have absolutely no design sense, everything ends up having Shenlong on it, and is either coloured red or gold.

 

Sorry guy's, not a good design.

post #34 of 76
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I don't think this has anything to do with Germany or Sennheiser, just a blatant promotion of Chinese manufacturing, I'd love to see in what country these headphones are manufactured in.

 

Putting untouchable Chinese history (apart from India) and philosophy aside, the Chinese have absolutely no design sense, everything ends up having Shenlong on it, and is either coloured red or gold.

 

Sorry guy's, not a good design.

 

Yeah, why would the company who owns the product (Sennheiser) have anything to do with the product made that is being sold on their site? Anyway, pretty sure the Amperior is made in Ireland.


Edited by Zalithian - 2/14/13 at 2:09pm
post #35 of 76

Ok, my post was a bit harsh, but it does look as though Sennheiser are targetting the wealthy population of China, design still looks bad though.
 

post #36 of 76

But keep in mind the pricing is different. A pair of regular Amperior Blue is priced at 2999 CNY (481 USD) in China. And this snake year limited version is priced at 3688 CNY (591 USD). It doesn't look too bad to pay 110 more to be 1 of 88 smile_phones.gif

post #37 of 76

This can't be serious???  blink.gif

post #38 of 76

So, it's a bad deal to pay an extra hundred for Beats Detox, but it's a good idea to spend double the cash for a fancy paint scheme on a product that is arguably not worth its original MSRP?

post #39 of 76
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So, it's a bad deal to pay an extra hundred for Beats Detox, but it's a good idea to spend double the cash for a fancy paint scheme on a product that is arguably not worth its original MSRP?

You're comparing the Amperior to Beats?

post #40 of 76

I keep saying it but you're paying for exclusivity here. These aren't like the Detox in that they're always available. 

 

These are going to be tough to get during production not to mention a few years down the line.

 

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So, it's a bad deal to pay an extra hundred for Beats Detox, but it's a good idea to spend double the cash for a fancy paint scheme on a product that is arguably not worth its original MSRP?

post #41 of 76

You're comparing the Amperior to Beats?

 

Isn't the main reason the majority of us hate Beats is that they're very overpriced?

 

When you can get the Sennheiser HD-25-SP-II (the bassier cousin of the HD-25-1 II) for $120, yeah, I'd say the Amperior at $350 is overpriced, and a $600 dollar one is a bit silly. For the same / less amount of money, you can get custom, one of a kind ones made for you.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Tus-Chan - 2/14/13 at 9:44pm
post #42 of 76
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Isn't the main reason the majority of us hate Beats is that they're very overpriced?

 

When you can get the Sennheiser HD-25-SP-II (the bassier cousin of the HD-25-1 II) for $120, yeah, I'd say the Amperior at $350 is overpriced, and a $600 dollar one is a bit silly. For the same amount of money, you can get custom, one of a kind ones made for you, and have money left over.

 

Being overpriced is one reason people hate Beats, sound quality being another.  Even without hearing the Amperior, I'm going to go on a limb and say the Amperior has better SQ than Beats. Hey, maybe it's not the case - but I'm betting it is. Second - how much did the HD-25-1 II cost when it came out, MSRP wise?  $250? More?  How long have the HD25's been out? Hardly an apples to apples comparison. When the Amperiors have been out as long as the HD25 and if they still cost $350, you'll have a legitimate complaint. The Amperior can easily be purchased for $300 or less, and under $200 if you get a refurb.

 

MSRP for a lot of products is over priced by most people's standards. I don't ever buy any headphones at MSRP. MSRP is overpriced for pretty much any product - so what you have said is pretty much pointless.

 

The $600 is for a collectible item. I don't know if you have ever collected anything before, but things with a limited production typically cost a lot more. It's called scarcity.

 

I wouldn't buy the limited edition Amperiors, but some people who can afford to will.

 

post #43 of 76
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So, it's a bad deal to pay an extra hundred for Beats Detox, but it's a good idea to spend double the cash for a fancy paint scheme on a product that is arguably not worth its original MSRP?

 

earlier...

 

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But keep in mind the pricing is different. A pair of regular Amperior Blue is priced at 2999 CNY (481 USD) in China. And this snake year limited version is priced at 3688 CNY (591 USD). It doesn't look too bad to pay 110 more to be 1 of 88 smile_phones.gif

post #44 of 76

the Beats is forever expensive and overpriced no matter what variant you get. for this one its only the very limited edition one which is very expensive, but if you think it is too expensive you can always get the original version. so thats the difference between the beats and amperior (also as stated above if you are not pleased with the snake you can get get your own custom version for i believe a lot less)

post #45 of 76
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I don't think this has anything to do with Germany or Sennheiser, just a blatant promotion of Chinese manufacturing, I'd love to see in what country these headphones are manufactured in.

 

Putting untouchable Chinese history (apart from India) and philosophy aside, the Chinese have absolutely no design sense, everything ends up having Shenlong on it, and is either coloured red or gold.

 

Sorry guy's, not a good design.

 

The dragon, red and gold are considered very lucky and i think it is nice that these traditions are recognised and maintained. I am Chinese and looking at how i've dressed this morning, i am definitely not wearing any red or gold so i think you are slightly stereotyping here.

 

I think the fact that it it has a dragon and is coloured gold is because it is timeless and will be seen as symbolising what is good about Chinese culture. I suppose they could have slapped a Chinese flag and Chairman Mao's face on the side but i don't think that would have been as desirable!

 

Anyway, well done to Sennheiser i say!

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