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Your immediate reaction to the May '13 Stereophile cover

post #1 of 38
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"Oh my god!"

" several expletives, pained groans suggesting incredulity".

followed by checking to see if it was Stereophile 4.1.2013.
post #2 of 38

What was on it?

post #3 of 38

Pass Labs new flagship preamp? Okay, so what? They are not the first to review it. Ok, it's Pass Labs, it looks like a whole stack of gear because it consists of three separate enclosures and is a cost-no-object-balls-to-the-wall thing. I can't afford it, so don't care tongue.gif


Edit: damn it, wrong cover.... frown.gif

Edited by AManAnd88Keys - 4/12/13 at 8:25am
post #4 of 38
Thread Starter 
It is fashion headphones - maybe I got the date wrong.
post #5 of 38

Well...At least they used pretty colors..


Edited by Bigshow33 - 4/12/13 at 7:49am
post #6 of 38

Didn't Jude have high praise for the skullcandy aviator?  I think some HF-ers own this can and it does have some positive attributes.  I have ~$60 in target store credit on a gift card and I was all set to get these cans, until I saw they are in the $150-200 vicinity.  So I for one wouldn't automatically just lump them in with dre-beats "fashion-cans".

Edited by kramer5150 - 4/12/13 at 10:14am
post #7 of 38

"High fashion meets high fidelity"


Yeah, whatever... it takes courage to go from Pass Labs' new preamp to this. confused.gif

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post #9 of 38

Initial reaction after glancing at the cover was "YEAH!" biggrin.gif some headphone reviews. 


After recognizing what headphones were actually pictured on the cover, that reaction turned to "YIKES!"  eek.gif

post #10 of 38

I imagine the point is that everyday folks are starting to buy high quality headphones. Beats might be overpriced, but I think the consensus is that they still sound miles better than your average over-ear headphones.

post #11 of 38

I think it's too bad that many people don't have the reflex to check out ''audiophile'' headphones before they buy, i can't help but think that some, if not, most of them would end up making a different choice.

post #12 of 38

...but what IS fashion? I don't consider it to be those.


Heck, even the Jecklin Floats are more fashionable IMO.

post #13 of 38

Personally I think the beats and skullcandy look hideous and I would be ashamed to be seen anywhere near them.

post #14 of 38

Magazine's gotta make money somehow. 
One easy way to do that is to reach an already established market audience. 


Seems legit to me.

post #15 of 38

the Aviator are much better than any headphone I have compared them to... in an Apple store smily_headphones1.gif

But, seriously, while they are  "fun" headphones, I did not hear the classic U-shaped response of Beats and similar. I listened to a good 15-20' of a Mahler SFSO track (don't remember which symphony, but good stuff, very well recorded) playing off an iThing and kept thinking that I'd like to have these in my travel bag...

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