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post #166 of 3374

$179 would be the sweet spot for these iems on the market. Depends on the durability of the cable and to a certain extent, the sound signature. Iems that small are rare.

post #167 of 3374
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

250$ retail seems a bit much for them. I think when all is said and done the street price will be lower. Too much good competition from 150-250. In any case, got in at 129 to see what all the fuss is about. Also have an asg2 coming in a couple weeks.

 

No one has really heard them to even be able to make the statement that they are over/under priced.  "Street price" typically doesn't drop until a few years after the product officially launches (goes through full production).  I don't see it dropping anytime soon.  Aurisonics tends to keep a keen eye on pricing.  

 

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Could be. I tend to take msrp with a grain of salt. Either way, at 99 or 129, I believe in Aurisonics that they will be a steal for those that like it's signature. Of course that is my personal opinion.

 

I always take MSRP with a grain of salt.  If it can compare to things higher, let it.  If it's absurdly overpriced, that happens too.  With Aurisonics' track record though, I don't think Dale's the type of guy to overreach.  

post #168 of 3374
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

I couldnt splurg ln these myself but i was sure to make a friend do it!! Probably gunna steal it from him for a week or two and maybe do a lil review wink.gif

 

LOL...  "I don't wanna' do it!  You do it!".  Then if you like them, you can buy them later (and splurge a lot more)...  XD

post #169 of 3374
SGS likes em more than the G-2 and the IE800, and it seems to avoid a few pitfalls those two are subject to (peaky highs, overly boosted bass). I think it'll compete handily at the $250 bracket
post #170 of 3374

Should the thread title be changed into something that would better serve Aurisonics? Something more immediate and engaging. 

post #171 of 3374
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Should the thread title be changed into something that would better serve Aurisonics? Something more immediate and engaging. 

Im on that boat smily_headphones1.gif
post #172 of 3374
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

Mitigated sibilance compared to the G-2 I take it. Nice. Lookin forward to hearing the treble response. I'm curious about the sound staging of the Rockets; did it feel monitor like? Is it appropriately spacious? Good dimensionality?

I'm really hyped about the build quality and apparent comfort of Rockets; there aren't enough phones out there that deliver one of the aforementioned qualities, let alone both.

I usually judge staging, spaciousness and dimensionality against a couple of other phones and I didn't have anything to compare them with.

I did think they sounded appropriately spacious on the v200, which isn't known for having an exceptionally wide soundstage but they sounded pretty awesome on it.

Not much help there I know. I usually need to spend a lot more time before giving anything definitive.
post #173 of 3374
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

Im on that boat smily_headphones1.gif

"New Official Aurisonics Thread of More Immediate and Engaging Info - Electric Boogaloo"
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I usually judge staging, spaciousness and dimensionality against a couple of other phones and I didn't have anything to compare them with.

I did think they sounded appropriately spacious on the v200, which isn't known for having an exceptionally wide soundstage but they sounded pretty awesome on it.

Not much help there I know. I usually need to spend a lot more time before giving anything definitive.

No worries, I realize that tryin to provide impressions from memory is generally unreliable. I was just hoping for a general, "yeah, they sounded fine" and it seems like I got that.
post #174 of 3374
I would think that items lowering the street price has more to demand than # of production runs but since I have no experience manufacturing, I could be wrong.
If these come out and all the Kickstarter buyers say it's competition is the in the 150-175 range, you think they would still wait two years before adjusting price?

Another thing that might go against them is that people seem to think that more drivers = better and if they can get a 4 driver 4r used or a well regarded hybrid for cheaper, might be a tough sale at msrp.

I hope these are awesome though.
post #175 of 3374
I think it's all about sound, build quality and ease of use.

An earphone that's got those down will compete against anybody.

Aurisonics' kickstarter video makes it clear they put a lot of thought into each of these key areas. We'll see how they are when they are shipped, but I'm looking forward as all the signs are positive so far.
post #176 of 3374
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

If these come out and all the Kickstarter buyers say it's competition is the in the 150-175 range, you think they would still wait two years before adjusting price?

All 5 or 6 tops? Yea.
There are a lot of variables in that equation. And you need to define competition better. Competition in what facet?

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Another thing that might go against them is that people seem to think that more drivers = better and if they can get a 4 driver 4r used or a well regarded hybrid for cheaper, might be a tough sale at msrp.

Weird people here, not consumers. Go tell average joe I just want a good sounding well built earphone about a quad BA 3 way IEM and watch their face. Then mention that it's an over ear only design. Then watch the back of their head get smaller and smaller.

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

I think it's all about sound, build quality and ease of use.

An earphone that's got those down will compete against anybody.

Aurisonics' kickstarter video makes it clear they put a lot of thought into each of these key areas. We'll see how they are when they are shipped, but I'm looking forward as all the signs are positive so far.

And appropriately targeted.

The video was very well produced.
Edited by vwinter - 1/3/14 at 4:57pm
post #177 of 3374
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Weird people here, not consumers. Go tell average joe I just want a good sounding well built earphone about a quad BA 3 way IEM and watch their face. Then mention that it's an over ear only design. Then watch the back of their head get smaller and smaller.
And appropriately targeted.

The video was very well produced.

Consumers? The same one that buy up beats for the flash and name over sound? We are the target. We are the ones that throw down a grand on some IEMs, hundreds on a 60 year old light bulb, or 400 on a cable that supposedly has gold and silver in it.
I did not watch the video but will do so when I get home. I have no doubt they are well thought out, we'll constructed IEMs and the Kickstarter should sell out for its reduced price, I'm talking about at full price, might be tougher, especially to the average consumer.
I am not attacking the IEM or the company, I'm just giving me opinion and thoughts. I wish Dale the best and I will be the proud owner of two of his products.
post #178 of 3374

It's at 90% of the goal right now. Ahh! Too awesome.

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It's at 90% of the goal right now. Ahh! Too awesome.

 

95%...  

post #180 of 3374
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

Consumers? The same one that buy up beats for the flash and name over sound? We are the target. We are the ones that throw down a grand on some IEMs, hundreds on a 60 year old light bulb, or 400 on a cable that supposedly has gold and silver in it.
I did not watch the video but will do so when I get home. I have no doubt they are well thought out, we'll constructed IEMs and the Kickstarter should sell out for its reduced price, I'm talking about at full price, might be tougher, especially to the average consumer.
I am not attacking the IEM or the company, I'm just giving me opinion and thoughts. I wish Dale the best and I will be the proud owner of two of his products.

Or you know, maybe some other consumers, the ones that don't buy beats and don't exactly hang out on head-fi. There is an in between...

I just disagree with your assumptions is all.

Time will tell.
Edited by vwinter - 1/3/14 at 6:01pm
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