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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by -xX-Mew-Xx- View Post

5 Drivers in each ear, oh wait... Razer Tiamat 7.1 ! If they make it noice isolating and cancelling AND wireless with a built in Mp3 play and amp As well as a voice commanded EQ!

Why on earth do you want multiple drivers? ph34r.gif
post #17 of 31
Individually producing certain frequency ranges with accuracy and detail without interfering with the other sounds! Its like a home entertainment center, Speakers for every sound department ! smily_headphones1.gif
post #18 of 31

I would think that any gains in the sound from having that many drivers would be heavily offset by the difficulty of managing that many crossovers effectively.

post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

I would think that any gains in the sound from having that many drivers would be heavily offset by the difficulty of managing that many crossovers effectively.
The current Razer Tiamat 7.1 has 5 Aux cables coming off of it and a USB, in my opinion it is managed quite well. It feels a little crowded and overly crisp, bright and bassy but can be fixed with EQ . Razer has a lower end Tiamat 2.2 that has 2 drivers per ear and i think it sounds better that the higher end model in most departments.
post #20 of 31

I don't know what's the future of headphones,but I hope we'll be able to buy reference sounding headphones with excellent built quality at much lower prices than now  mad.gif

post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by john53 View Post

I don't know what's the future of headphones,but I hope we'll be able to buy reference sounding headphones with excellent built quality at much lower prices than now  mad.gif
If anything they'll be more because of inflation.
post #22 of 31
Originally Posted by john53 View Post

I don't know what's the future of headphones,but I hope we'll be able to buy reference sounding headphones with excellent built quality at much lower prices than now  mad.gif

 

Already can do. Called vintage headphones.

post #23 of 31

In my opinion the future of HPs are HP's with an emphasis on the mids and highs.....

Reason I say so is that the anti-beats say that mids and highs are more important in songs and so I think that companies will try to capitalize on that......

 

As far as the extinction of CDs go, I think the ea of records is coming back as I see a lot of teenagers like me are starting to listen to LPs.....

 

 

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Originally Posted by john53 View Post

I don't know what's the future of headphones,but I hope we'll be able to buy reference sounding headphones with excellent built quality at much lower prices than now  mad.gif

 I think that this will happen as,

Beats has proved something, people are willing to cough up big sums of money for HP....

so I think most companies in not all will start to sell their cans at high rates......

post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

I would think that any gains in the sound from having that many drivers would be heavily offset by the difficulty of managing that many crossovers effectively.

+1. Among other issues.

A single, high quality driver is better - and there are plenty of designs that demonstrate full-range output from a single driver.
post #25 of 31

I don'tthink my XBA-3 sounds grainy at all.....

If I didn't know it had 3 BA units I would have thought it was a excelent single drive IEM......

post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post

I don'tthink my XBA-3 sounds grainy at all.....

If I didn't know it had 3 BA units I would have thought it was a excelent single drive IEM......

Multi-driver BA is different than multi-driver full-size.
post #27 of 31

didnt know dat.....

thanks....

post #28 of 31

I wouldn't be interested in any frills in a future headphone. No wireless (unless they make an outstanding internal amp and bitperfect signal) and no touch anything. I'd like to see more affordable electrostatics and maybe a more affordable ring-radiator driver from Sennheiser.

 

Imo the one thing that has yet to be made is a closed headphone that images as well as a flagship open headphone. (I've tried the Ultrasone's and AKG k550, didn't cut it for me) All the work that goes into getting the frequency response right without any resonance in a closed headphone is really astounding, never mind getting imaging right. (Anyone interested should check out "The Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook") I've read that the multiple t50rp mods are steps forward in this regard, but also that they just don't image like open headphones. Kudos to Dan and others for catering to this community though!

 

I think big brands at this point will focus more on making "lifestyle" headphones for the masses like the M-100 (didn't like), Momentum (didn't like), and UE6000 (didn't like either). Not hating, I just think they're going to ride out the post-Beats stage of people discovering decent audio. 

 

Penny for you thoughts!

Jeremy


Edited by PanamaHat - 4/1/13 at 12:37pm
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post
Why on earth do you want multiple drivers? ph34r.gif

 

I was gonna say...seems like that person wants surround sound headphones, but that can already be done in a far superior manner-and with just two drivers-with the magic of binaural HRTF mixing.

 

Speaking of which, there's one thing that I hope takes off in the future: ambisonic formats for music. They're basically soundfield recordings (done with specialized array microphones) that can easily be processed for headphones or varying speaker configurations.

 

As for headphones themselves...well, I just hope Stax continues to remain in business and Koss pushes the ESP/950 a little more.

post #30 of 31

wow those are gaming headphones, its just not the same... the gaming headphones are yes, pretty advanced but many people like to carry their light, crappy headphones around.

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