The Hope4 has a tighter gripppp i think...but still a slider.
The only benefit I see to the sliders is that you can fine tune the fit precisely to your liking. And let's not kid ourselves, FAD is big on aesthetics, so a slider is more "pleasing" than a clickety clackety ratchet system. Even if it's less functional, LOL.
The ONLY way I can see anyone disliking these is if they just don't like closed headphones. Wide soundstage, deep bass, crystal treble, big lush mids. It's weird how all elements of the spectrum on these are potent but somehow it still doesn't feel "neutral".
I would be willing to bet that the people who aren't a fan of these are going to be open-back aficionados and people who prefer their bass minimal. Other than that... I can't figure out how anyone would say these aren't the top of the heap. I'd love to sit with some TH900s, D7000s, and Ultrasone Signatures just to have a real shootout of the top-end closed dynamics. I'm curious where the PH6 lies in that grouping.
TBH, even if one of those is better, they're all twice the price and saying these are among the "top four closed headphones period" is more than adequate for me.
Cheap and perfect with the PH6.
from my very brief encounters w the pandora n sigpro, hands down hands up i take the pandora.:P
been reading a few pages of this thread, so u guys been wrestling with the pads n slider the past months lolz.
i am half hallucinating, the pandora is the closed version to my LCD2withSilvercable...
every time i slap on my LCD i am a very happy man. Now the pandora might just complete my yingyang.
I guess the B&O H6 is killed by this pandora?
Anyone compared this pandora with the Oppo1 yet? brief take?
Dang. Well here's the official version, just a little more expensive. http://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/B008XHU9ZS/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1398013038&sr=8-8
Yeah. There are really only two genuine flaws here:
1) The pads suck
2) The ear cups slide too easily
That's it. Yes, it's annoying, but I'm willing to get new pads and do a little adjustment on the headband once in a while. Still, they ARE flaws and FAD needs to address them, IMO.
Are the Signature DJ a lot bassier? Because I think Signature DJs bass quantity wise is up my alley but I don't think the mids are forward enough for my tastes why I keep looking at these Pandora. =)