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post #181 of 1647
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Originally Posted by akarise View Post
 

And with it being all metal, I bet it'll be even heavier than the VI. Looks gorgeous but seriously, the weight is too much.

it weighs less than the VI

post #182 of 1647

Really?? The Pandora Hope X is lighter? Can you link me the specs?

post #183 of 1647
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Originally Posted by akarise View Post
 

Really?? The Pandora Hope X is lighter? Can you link me the specs?

oh woops... I thought you meant the hope 4

 

I wonder what that muramasa thing is?:blink:

post #184 of 1647

Oh it's cool, not a problem. The Muramasa was FAD's extremely expensive, extremely uncomfortable, extremely limited run first headphone that barely anyone had a chance to listen to. I think MuppetFace was one of those few lucky people. Some of the tech included in the Muramasa has trickled down to the Pandora Hope line apparently.

post #185 of 1647
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Originally Posted by akarise View Post
 

Oh it's cool, not a problem. The Muramasa was FAD's extremely expensive, extremely uncomfortable, extremely limited run first headphone that barely anyone had a chance to listen to. I think MuppetFace was one of those few lucky people. Some of the tech included in the Muramasa has trickled down to the Pandora Hope line apparently.

oh okay

post #186 of 1647

Will be interesting to see how IV turns out, I think this thread could very well concern both, would be pointless to create a new thread for Pandora IV.

Wonder what the pricing will be like on more reasonable places like japan's amazon. Maybe $400'ish (Pandora VI is like $512 lowest atm).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/13/14 at 1:30am
post #187 of 1647
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Originally Posted by Scotshner View Post
 

I was looking for earpad updates on the website and found these have just been added....not sure if they are on sale yet but I assume they are in the process of distributing as they weren't listed a couple of weeks ago. Not on the UK dealer website. They look like a vast improvement...I would wait for them.

http://final-audio-design.com/en/archives/2086

Earpads look firmer (deeper....hmm maybe not, maybe just firmer) and the overall HP is lighter : D

I want that one!!

I definitely prefer the looks of the VI !

post #188 of 1647
Yeah I would agree but in terms of comfort and portability the IV looks like a winner. For me it doesn't really compare at all if the SQ is going to be of a lesser quality. I love my PHVI A LOT : D
Edited by Scotshner - 3/13/14 at 6:18am
post #189 of 1647

Yeah - I also love the sound and I am trying to get an improvement for the comfort issues.

 

Final Audio support in Europe at elast answered to my email. Maybe ther is some news re the earpad repalcement soon. I'll keep You posted.

post #190 of 1647

Guys, I'm going to audition the Pandora IV tomorrow with Chord Hugo. Will report back.

post #191 of 1647
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Originally Posted by AlterSack View Post
 

Yeah - I also love the sound and I am trying to get an improvement for the comfort issues.

 

Final Audio support in Europe at elast answered to my email. Maybe ther is some news re the earpad repalcement soon. I'll keep You posted.

Awesome, please do! I looked at e-mailing them but they had a disclaimer saying 'sorry we can't answer every e-mail' hah, wtf....

 

I don't find them too uncomfortable but some firmer pads might be nice....probably change the sound quite a bit too though.

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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post
 

Guys, I'm going to audition the Pandora IV tomorrow with Chord Hugo. Will report back.

Damn I wish there was somewhere I could try out hp's!

post #192 of 1647

First impressions: very very heavy!!! (Yes, heavier than Perfect Sound Dido's which are mostly metal as well, and heavier than the Alpha Dogs from MrSpeakers...). I guess those two are helped by their floating headband/strap. But the weigh isn't really a big deal, I mean... come on... I'M A MAN!! BRING SOME!! LOL. ;) 

Seriously though, as previously mentioned, pads are just not the best feeling on the ears. They are pleasant but too soft and after a few minutes they are already pressing on the ears and you feel the plastic/metal cup that the earpad TRIES to surround... I use glasses as well so, maybe that's helping with the lack of comfort, but the earpads are just not deep enough! :(

 

Can't judge sound yet since I got them like an hour ago! ;)

I can say though that it sounds airy, with good imaging and a good overall balance (tone). It's neither too bright, nor warm. Like it so far.

post #193 of 1647
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post
 

Guys, I'm going to audition the Pandora IV tomorrow with Chord Hugo. Will report back.

awesome!

post #194 of 1647
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

First impressions: very very heavy!!! (Yes, heavier than Perfect Sound Dido's which are mostly metal as well, and heavier than the Alpha Dogs from MrSpeakers...). I guess those two are helped by their floating headband/strap. But the weigh isn't really a big deal, I mean... come on... I'M A MAN!! BRING SOME!! LOL. ;) 

Seriously though, as previously mentioned, pads are just not the best feeling on the ears. They are pleasant but too soft and after a few minutes they are already pressing on the ears and you feel the plastic/metal cup that the earpad TRIES to surround... I use glasses as well so, maybe that's helping with the lack of comfort, but the earpads are just not deep enough! :(

 

Can't judge sound yet since I got them like an hour ago! ;)

I can say though that it sounds airy, with good imaging and a good overall balance (tone). It's neither too bright, nor warm. Like it so far.

This part is UNANIMOUS and hopefully they fix it soon.

post #195 of 1647

I managed to spend some time with the Pandora IV today. Here're some early impressions:

 

  • It's noticeably lighter, and more comfortable due to the firmer pads.
  • It looks quite cool too with its black cups.
  • Slightly less detailed than Pandora VI and it is still very good in terms of treble and resolution.

 

Here's the best news for Pandora VI owners :D

 

  • Pandora IV's bass is really poor as compared to the Pandora VI. 
  • Pretty muddy and lacked of impact and texture.
  • I hope it's not because that it's not burn-in yet.
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