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post #76 of 89

The box it came it is meant to double as a case.  It may be cardboard but it is fine to use.

post #77 of 89
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Originally Posted by AaronFournier View Post

The box it came it is meant to double as a case.  It may be cardboard but it is fine to use.

Definitely appreciate that double usage, but am looking more for a bag-like case, where the edges are less square but rigid enough to protect the headphones (which should be minimal, the way it's built).

Congratulations, btw, these are sounding great so far in my limited listening time! cool.gif What are your personal thoughts on burn-in?
post #78 of 89
Just want to give a shout out to thinksound. Wow, what customer service! It just further reinforces my sound decision to go with these cans. Not only do they sound great, are highly portable, but they come with an excellent company who backs up their product.

Btw, I put on some Rodrigo Y Gabriela and man, do they go well with these. Every pluck of the strings is discernible and tone sounds pitch perfect.

I did also find an extra carrying case from Slappa that fit these guys perfectly, for those looking for an alternative to carrying them around.

Again, kudos to Aaron and his team. Just a great all-around fun set of headphones!
post #79 of 89

Just received my On1. I'm impressed with the amount of thought put into the packaging. First, there''s a "tear here" sign that makes opening the USPS cardboard package easy. Then there's a small loop attached to Thinksound's packaging at where the USPS package opens. So the Thinksound box just pulls out easily. 

 

The care and attention to details show, so well done. 

post #80 of 89

Just got these and they sound really good so far without burn in. Great balanced tonality, separation and soundstage. The soundstage in particular is not only big for an on ear but seems to be very realistic - its easy to place where sounds are coming from. Bass, mids and treble seem to be in proper proportion to each other. Wooden instruments like upright bass, acoustic or non-distorted electric guitar and piano sound absolutely sublime. If I had to sum them up in a word it would be "effortless". 

 

My only dings on them sound wise is that they don't really give you the bite needed for some metallic sounding instruments like sax, trumpet and distorted guitar. Just a little too smooth. I wonder if they do wood better than metal because they're made of wood rather than metal? Also, sub-bass seems a little loose. The lack of bite on metallic instruments probably isn't helped by my source, the warm sounding X3.

 

They seem very comfortable for an on ear, but it remains to be seen if they'll hold up comfort wise for the 4 hour long sessions I need them for.

 

The plastic attachment between the cups and the headband seems a little flimsy/vulnerable, but I haven't heard any reports of it breaking so hopefully looks are deceiving.

 

They do everything better than the Onkyo ES300s except getting that metallic bite and maybe sub-bass tightness. They do everything better than the SoundMagic HP100s except perhaps expansive orchestral pieces like Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa.

 

Best sounding track so far (sounds absolutely amazing):

 

 

Worst sounding track so far (doesn't capture the screeching, earth reverberating bite of Pharaoh's sax)

 

 


Edited by Stuff Jones - 2/20/14 at 4:02pm
post #81 of 89

I've been listening to these a lot every day. They are amazing for wood based instruments or voice. String quartets, piano trios, bossa nova, classical guitar all sound great.

 

However the plastic pieces on both sides that connects the plastic part of the headband to the metal part have cracked and so they're going back.

 

I'm not sure why a 300 dollar headphone uses such cheap plastic attachments. 

post #82 of 89

Just to let you guys know i have been treated most kindly by Aaron and Ray in switching the MKI's for the MKII's with the modified headband. After missing them for 2 weeks I almost forgot how good they sound. On Ear = numbah 1, yes indeed:-). Thanks guys, keep it up. 

Now if there would be a possibility to obtain a beyerdynamic dtx501p case that would be wonderful. I've written a small note to beyerdynamic Germany; fingers crossed!

post #83 of 89
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Just to let you guys know i have been treated most kindly by Aaron and Ray in switching the MKI's for the MKII's with the modified headband. After missing them for 2 weeks I almost forgot how good they sound. On Ear = numbah 1, yes indeed:-). Thanks guys, keep it up. 
Now if there would be a possibility to obtain a beyerdynamic dtx501p case that would be wonderful. I've written a small note to beyerdynamic Germany; fingers crossed!

What are the differences between the two? Can you post pics?
post #84 of 89

is the soundstage on these deeper (not wider) than that of the kef m500? i own the kef, but i miss more accurate imaging/layering in soundstage depth and they are too lush in the lower midrange. i listen to big classical orchestras mostly and still searching for an onear design, that has just enough detail, separation and can render a large concert hall in front of me. the kef comes close, but well as i said not close enough...

post #85 of 89

So I've been listening to the ThinkSound On1 for the last couple days, enjoying them quite a bit...  Always really have been a fan of the ThinkSound, sound.  This is another set that will be easy to listen to by just about any ear.  It's warm, lush, and relaxing in signature.  The bass does have a slight boom to it with great depth, body, and texturing down low.  The lows aren't the tightest, or fastest, but definitely enough to get by.  This definitely is a fun, enjoyable headphone.  The midrange is smooth, lush, and non-aggressive; at times a bit much so.  Snares don't come off as aggressive or with an edge, but have great presence while the upper treble offers good detailing and even some texture giving it a bit of a crisp to it without becoming edgy or sibilant (treble evens out as you use them).  This is a headphone you don't use for critical listening, it's a headphone you use to get lost in the music, it's just that musical.  Well, that's what I've got with the initial impressions.

 

The cups look very nice in light and have a glisten to them with the depth of true wood, they look beautiful.  Although my right cup came with a nick on it :/  The headphones pads have a bit of give to them and are comfortable once you get them in the right spot.  If you don't though, they can get a little uncomfortable after an hour. 

 

A little shot I took with my iPhone

post #86 of 89

If anyone has the old headband please contact me at hello@thinksound.com and we will upgrade your headband for you.  We have changed a part to die-cast steel to make it much more durable and easier to maintain.  

 

Thanks!

 

 

Aaron Fournier

president and ceo

thinksound

post #87 of 89
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Originally Posted by AaronFournier View Post

If anyone has the old headband please contact me at hello@thinksound.com and we will upgrade your headband for you.  We have changed a part to die-cast steel to make it much more durable and easier to maintain.

Dale Thorn, who's a big fan of these, brought that to attention in a recent video so I'd been meaning to contact you about to find out more. Thanks for posting about it.
post #88 of 89

General Impressions:

 

Good midrange with an even balance from lower to upper mids

bass is textured and slightly punch and pretty good. It could be slightly tighter and I am scared to bass boost it but overall its good with nice texture and not flabby. 

The soundstage like everyone mentioned is also great for an on ear.

I feel the headphone is only moderately punchy overall. The focal spirit pro for example is a tighter sounding headphone with better attack even though the balance is very similar. The balance is slightly warmer than reference and its fairly detailed but I dont find it a headphone to use for anything critical/professional. It does have a safe listening quality to it while being very musical and appreciably warm. 

 

I dont hear too many problems with sibilance even with the stock cable but maybe if get more into it I will. Could be the songs I have been playing. 

 

I cant think of a more comfortable on ear and the isolation is amazing. On-ears despite popular belief have proven to do very well in this regards in my experience and this is no exception. 

 

easily recommendable

wide genre bandwidth

and does nothing really wrong so far

post #89 of 89
Thanks for the impressions! I really liked FSP except for the comfort and durability so maybe this is the way to go, especially for summer.
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