Originally Posted by DMax99
Sorry for being a noob, but what exactly is 3D printing and what difference does it make to the headphone? Thanks in advance
In this case, it permits making a honeycomb like structure in the walls of the cup, with small pockets of air. It shows this in the video. This technique is common in 3D printing, because it saves material in most printed objects and adds strength to structural integrity while making it lighter, afaik. The advantage for closed headphones, as i understand, is making them lighter without compromising sound isolation. After that, i'm sure small tweaks can be made to customize the sound.
I was pretty excited about these, until i saw the price. *sigh* And i wish they had a single cable, not two from each cup. But everything else seems great and i'll probably get one someday.
Also, i'm wondering if he'll release the cad drawings for the cups? For the DIY crowd that has access to a 3d printer and want to play with the design.
Edited by Dead Ghost - 8/9/13 at 6:18am