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post #6346 of 8576
Well, true. Okay, LESS FLASHY, LESS PRONE TO SCUFFS AND SCRATCHES? biggrin.gif

I know I would be hella paranoid with damaging the Red AD's finish.
post #6347 of 8576

How do you know the matte finish is less prone to scuffs and scratches?


Edited by M3NTAL - 4/1/14 at 4:07pm
post #6348 of 8576

I know OT again, but I just don't care for the matte black.  Nothing to do with bling or flashy.  I'm fine with the 7520 on the front page but not the matte of the AD.

The matte of the AD just looks like a unfinished car.

post #6349 of 8576
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Originally Posted by sunneebear View Post
 

I know OT again, but I just don't care for the matte black.  Nothing to do with bling or flashy.  I'm fine with the 7520 on the front page but not the matte of the AD.

 

The matte of the AD just looks like a unfinished car.

 

I personally like it and think the matte black looks super simple and understated.

But I do also like the red that's for sure.

post #6350 of 8576

Well, I have some bad news on Matte Black.  The process for producing matte parts will not work for us for production.  Our test runs came out perfectly, but in production we can not generate high enough yields to make this viable.  

 

We accept zero defects in the paint finish.  With conventional gloss paint, we can remove dust, scratches, lint, "fish eyes", orange peel and other problems that are ubiquitous in paint through our polishing process.  Matt finishes are subject to many of these defects, but they can not be polished because that literally creates a polished surface mixed with the matte.  Yuck.  As such, an imperfection requires a complete re-paint of the part.  

 

We are going to switch to a metallic glossy black, I will post photos as soon as we have our first sets.  Anyone who ordered the Matte can switch to Claret, stay with glossy black, or request a refund.  Because we know how to work with gloss paints this will be a quick transition and we will begin shipping next week.  

post #6351 of 8576
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

Well, I have some bad news on Matte Black.  The process for producing matte parts will not work for us for production.  Our test runs came out perfectly, but in production we can not generate high enough yields to make this viable.  

 

We accept zero defects in the paint finish.  With conventional gloss paint, we can remove dust, scratches, lint, "fish eyes", orange peel and other problems that are ubiquitous in paint through our polishing process.  Matt finishes are subject to many of these defects, but they can not be polished because that literally creates a polished surface mixed with the matte.  Yuck.  As such, an imperfection requires a complete re-paint of the part.  

 

We are going to switch to a metallic glossy black, I will post photos as soon as we have our first sets.  Anyone who ordered the Matte can switch to Claret, stay with glossy black, or request a refund.  Because we know how to work with gloss paints this will be a quick transition and we will begin shipping next week.  

 

With your few test run, make a " super-limited"  Mat Edition  ;-)

post #6352 of 8576

Sorry to hear about all the trouble with the paint. The matte black would have been killer.

post #6353 of 8576

Yeah, it's disappointing, but the glossy black will look sweet.  

post #6354 of 8576
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Yeah, it's disappointing, but the glossy black will look sweet.

Yep.  I might have to buy an extra set for my wife....

post #6355 of 8576

I've had my ADs for about three weeks now, and...

edit: I have no idea what the hell is going on.


Edited by Sanctuary - 4/2/14 at 3:43pm
post #6356 of 8576

What is your amp and source?

post #6357 of 8576

If you have specific songs from Tool, I have four of their albums and will give them a listen for you.

post #6358 of 8576

Glossy alpha dogs sound interesting. 

post #6359 of 8576
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Originally Posted by Sanctuary View Post
 

I've had my ADs for about three weeks now, and I honestly can't tell if mine are just defective or if they are really supposed to sound this way.  I know that they are supposed to be "neutral", but if anything they sound completely anemic.  Everything sounds entirely artificial and devoid of any kind of life.  The bass is so hidden the majority of the time that it may as well not even be considered to exist.  You can hear it sometimes, but it's so rare that I forget that these even have the ability to play any at all.  I don't want "bass-head" headphones, and I've heard "neutral" before and what I heard had way more bass.

 

When you listen to something like Tool, you aren't supposed to think "Man, those drums sound like tin cans or metal chairs" or that the bass guitar is being played on a keyboard instead.  They don't sound good with music, they don't sound good with movies, and they sound "okay" with games.  The closest comparison to another pair that I have would be the infrared set that came with my Pioneer Dolby Headphone/DTS box, but even those have more bass than these, and those are pretty tinny sounding at times too.

 

What were you past experiences with headphones?

post #6360 of 8576
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

What is your amp and source?

 

Actually, momentarily scratch what I just said.  I have no idea what is going on and why I would be getting two distinctly different sounds from the same card.  I've been listening to these on my new PC that's using Windows 8 for the last three weeks.  Everything, and I mean everything just sounded completely drained of life.  My new system has a new Essence STX and my Windows 7 PC has the exact same card.  Both of them have the same drivers, same settings and everything, but they don't sound the same at all for some reason. 

 

For the first time, I just hooked up these headphones to my Windows 7 system and they sound a lot different.  Thing is, it can't actually be the card though, because the one in my new system is new, and up until a week ago I was using the STX that I put into my older system.  On the older system, there's definitely audible bass, pretty much all of the time now on the songs that you should be able to hear it.

 

Now I need to watch some movies on my older system too...

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