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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Man these things look so awesome. I think I'll buy them for the looks alone. They're easily worth $20,000 on looks alone. Now if this thing produces any kind of sound that resembles music then I'll probably buy two or three. One to rock and the rest to stock. These JPS guys are geniuses! Not sure why NASA hasn't hired them yet, but I guess that's probably just a matter of time.

I know right? They should even be capable of making a successor to the Abyss that can float by itself in mid-air. Say no more to headphone stands and protective covers, because the new successors will have special aura around it to block off dust, heat and even sub-zero temperatures making it the perfect cans.

post #122 of 547

I think it's one hell of a value product. I mean look at this thing! Gorgeous!

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I know right? They should even be capable of making a successor to the Abyss that can float by itself in mid-air. Say no more to headphone stands and protective covers, because the new successors will have special aura around it to block off dust, heat and even sub-zero temperatures making it the perfect cans.


Ah the force field model. Maybe they can do a Jessica Alba endorsement thing.

post #124 of 547
That's funny man. Do you really think $50k in the year 2013 would cover tooling for a finished product?

We spent nearly that on a fiber laser just to permanently engrave model/serial numbers on aluminum and do intricate cutting of fine metals. That doesn't include the month or so of set-up, tooling, and training just to be able to properly use the tool, then the learning curve that follows to implement it to the work. You should also consider that people get paid to do this, it's not a DIY function where there's no accounting for your time.

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post

Well if Yamaha could get back in and make 5 grand a headphone they would have their tooling paid for with 10 units. Maybe someone ought to email them:)

Edited by Joe Skubinski - 5/16/13 at 4:39am
post #125 of 547
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That's funny man. Do you really think $50k in the year 2013 would cover tooling for a finished product?

We spent nearly that on a fiber laser just to permanently engrave model/serial numbers on aluminum and do intricate cutting of fine metals. That doesn't include the month or so of set-up, tooling, and training just to be able to properly use the tool, then the learning curve that follows to implement it to the work. You should also consider that people get paid to do this, it's not a DIY function where there's no accounting for your time.

i have written before that this headphone is not for all people.

today, this type of products sells weel in the high-end market.

you have made the right choice.

after all, a company must produce profit.

p.s.: look at the sales of the stax sr-009


Edited by alota - 5/16/13 at 5:33am
post #126 of 547
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Wait until Audeze or Hifiman releases a  >$5.5k planar flagship...that's when things get real.

post #127 of 547
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That's funny man. Do you really think $50k in the year 2013 would cover tooling for a finished product?

We spent nearly that on a fiber laser just to permanently engrave model/serial numbers on aluminum and do intricate cutting of fine metals. That doesn't include the month or so of set-up, tooling, and training just to be able to properly use the tool, then the learning curve that follows to implement it to the work. You should also consider that people get paid to do this, it's not a DIY function where there's no accounting for your time.


That was apparently the quote from Yamaha themselves to build a new ortho magnetic phone.

post #128 of 547
Quote:Joe  Skrubinski.
That's funny man. Do you really think $50k in the year 2013 would cover tooling for a finished product?

We spent nearly that on a fiber laser just to permanently engrave model/serial numbers on aluminum and do intricate cutting of fine metals. That doesn't include the month or so of set-up, tooling, and training just to be able to properly use the tool, then the learning curve that follows to implement it to the work. You should also consider that people get paid to do this, it's not a DIY function where there's no accounting for your time.

 

Maybe, some here think you could have halved the production cost by not opting for the expensive "Ugly Stick" treatment.

Just sayin'

post #129 of 547
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That was apparently the quote from Yamaha themselves to build a new ortho magnetic phone.

I'm certain they were just kidding. And even so, that would be to build just one. A production run requires a lot more than one hand-made pair.smily_headphones1.gif
post #130 of 547
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Originally Posted by Joe Skubinski View Post


I'm certain they were just kidding. And even so, that would be to build just one. A production run requires a lot more than one hand-made pair.smily_headphones1.gif

 

Be as certain as you want. As quick as you were to attempt to school me on manufacturing cycles, one would think you might have some insight into the existing expertise and tooling of an organization the size of Yamaha.

 

Turnabout being fairplay, perhaps "waking the sleeping giant" has come full circle.

post #131 of 547

I must say that going from a cable company to building a 5k headphone is a pretty a risky undertaking. I mean, it's like a half term Alaska governor thinking they can make it as a vice president. Either way, this says a lot about the cable business, or lack of business; or, maybe the headphone industry is just booming faster than we could ever guess. Or maybe it's a government conspiracy. Maybe people are saving so much with Obama Care that they can afford to take a chance on these unknown Frankenstein sized ear instruments.

I wasn't going to talk about the looks of these because I felt kinda sorry for them, but if I needed a headphone to fit over my top hat when I am lighting Cuban cigars with $100 bills, then these might work. 

post #132 of 547
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Originally Posted by Joe Skubinski View Post

That's funny man. Do you really think $50k in the year 2013 would cover tooling for a finished product?

We spent nearly that on a fiber laser just to permanently engrave model/serial numbers on aluminum and do intricate cutting of fine metals. That doesn't include the month or so of set-up, tooling, and training just to be able to properly use the tool, then the learning curve that follows to implement it to the work. You should also consider that people get paid to do this, it's not a DIY function where there's no accounting for your time.

I know you guys are new to headphones, but have you considered that people here can get a general idea of cost to price ratio?  You're not the only company that pays for tooling, machining, engraving, etc...the other headphone companies out there aren't exactly making their headphones out of popsicle sticks and glue. 

post #133 of 547
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

headphones out of popsicle sticks and glue. 

 

 

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post #134 of 547
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Please, how much?

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Originally Posted by alota View Post


Please, how much?


$4499.99..................Let the price wars begin!  biggrin.gif

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