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post #196 of 2487

Good luck with that. I believe the customer service rep at Oppo that I spoke with knew more about the headphone, but really was not at liberty to say anything more.

 

One other aspect to mention about Oppo is that in all my years in the audio hobby (since the mid '70s) they have the best customer service, bar none. 

post #197 of 2487

Meant to say good luck with getting more information out of Oppo about the headphone.......

post #198 of 2487
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I..Cant..Hold.. much long..

 

 

 

 

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

 

 


Edited by DarKen23 - 10/15/13 at 4:26am
post #199 of 2487

Shouldn't portable headphones ideally be cheap?

post #200 of 2487
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Shouldn't portable headphones ideally be cheap?

Not in this modern era we live in, no...not anymore.

post #201 of 2487
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Not in this modern era we live in, no...not anymore.

Yeah, not anymore. Part of the 'ad campaign' for the new Audeze X series of phones appears to be that they can be driven to at least  "plenty loud enough" levels out of simple portable devices....although as always a better amp is indicated for better performance. 

post #202 of 2487

A couple reasons that we can be somewhat excited about a headphone from Oppo is that based on past experiences with them, all their products, at each price level, are made very well, and second, they all compete with similar products that cost several times more in price. So, hypothetically, if their headphone were in the $500 range, I think it's fair to say it might be competing with phones in the $1,000 range, and so on. Of course, this is speculation, but it is based on previous experience with their product history. 

post #203 of 2487

The picture just above looks a lot like an Edition 8 with bigger cups.....................

 

Anyway, thanks for the input on the planar bass characteristics.  Didn't realize I wasn't enjoying "quality" bass with my Denon's.  Oh well, I prefer it over no slam.  To each their own.  :blink:

post #204 of 2487
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Knowing Oppo, methinks it will be no less than $900.

 

I know I will be wrong but just by looking at the picture it looks like $500 to $600 headphone. :)

post #205 of 2487
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For me personally, the attraction is the "flat" bass. I'm a little tired of the typical dynamic "mid-bass" bloat - I'm attracted to the idea that Planar drivers can provide flat, even bass over both the sub-bass and mid-bass spectrum.

 

 

Didn't Jude indicate that there was a mild bass lift on these?

post #206 of 2487

Yep .... the ZX in the pic , I got it :P

post #207 of 2487
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Didn't Jude indicate that there was a mild bass lift on these?

He said there is another prototype floating around without the mid bass lift.
post #208 of 2487

Makes me wonder which sound signature will be chosen for the release.

post #209 of 2487
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I know I will be wrong but just by looking at the picture it looks like $500 to $600 headphone. :)

How much does the Abyss look like it costs? :rolleyes:

post #210 of 2487
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Makes me wonder which sound signature will be chosen for the release.
They could release both versions since my guess is that, if the prices are "right", there would be enough takers for both versions.
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