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post #61 of 1522
I dunno, I find the X1 to be an aesthetic marvel, as well as solid in sound, yet it floats for around $250. It puts much more expensive headphones to shame in build and looks.

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post #62 of 1522
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The same holds true for their universal players, but they are definitely a value compared to others that are comparable. Just for fun, I'm going to speculate $600 :)

Oppo's a Chinese brand isn't it? That might be why (not in a bad way).

post #63 of 1522

This is a cool development. I hope Beyer and Sennheiser come out with planars as well.

post #64 of 1522
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Just for fun, I'm going to speculate $600 :)

Amen! I hope the price will not be higher than that.

post #65 of 1522

Don't forget, Yamaha were bundling great-sounding planar magnetics free with their electronic organ in the '70s. I don't see why a bang-for-buck ortho in 2014 should be $600.

post #66 of 1522
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Very nice to see more orthos - it's like the '80s again.

 

What I wonder is, why do they all target the high-end price point? The technology can be made cheap, so why not go there?

 

Why aim high? I think 5 pages of frothing-at-the-mouth responses in less than 8 hours answers your question.

 

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Please let it compete with the HE500 price...preferably something around $500-600, though knowing Oppo, I expect around $1000. Their stuff isn't cheap.

I hate the way companies are going with pricing though. Only Philips has been doing it right, with the X1.

 

Indeed. The X1 competes with almost anything and it's almost a budget priced can.

post #67 of 1522
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Don't forget, Yamaha were bundling great-sounding planar magnetics free with their electronic organ in the '70s. I don't see why a bang-for-buck ortho in 2014 should be $600.

Because other decent modern production options cost 699$+. And that's a shame TBH.

post #68 of 1522
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The same holds true for their universal players, but they are definitely a value compared to others that are comparable. Just for fun, I'm going to speculate $600 :)

 

That's half the price of a BDP-105 and there's not much in there. I would guess less than that.

post #69 of 1522
Well, the HE-4 at $345 is a fantastic value so $600 is eminently fair,IMO. Anyhow, count me in.
post #70 of 1522

Wowzas, looks nice!

post #71 of 1522
Wow..they look excellent.
post #72 of 1522
Subbed. These have certained grabbed my attention.
post #73 of 1522
Damn it..Ive already clicked on this thread about 20x just to look at the photos. I hope they deliver, they definitely look the part.
post #74 of 1522
interesting biggrin.gif hope they are not that expensive :3
post #75 of 1522
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interesting biggrin.gif hope they are not that expensive :3
I think its safe to say that these dont look cheap, I doubt it will be up for grabs for just anyone.
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