width and depth to name a few off the cuff from vague memory and willing to be corrected.
the bold for certain
V2?!.... I'm getting my "V1's" in 5 days. Not looking to break my bank so I hope theres nothing to improve on besides a new product.
For some reason I read hope.
They are announcing a Pandora Hope X to be coming soon.
EDIT: Strangely enough I only found this on the Belgium and the Netherlands Homepage.
Maybe only for the European Market ?? No - that would make no sense.
Yep. It's a luxury item for people who want a headphone that's half sound product and half art piece. Which I'm totally down with, but I really do not believe the Hope X is something someone should buy because they're primarily focused on the sonic experience.
Remember the PH6 is $700, the Murasama VIII was $8,000. It's a safe bet the PHX is gonna land somewhere in between, and I'd be willing to bet not on the PH6 side.
Also true, and on top to that it looks as if even more metall was used compared to the PHVI - which means that the earshells will probably move even easier than on the VI.
On the other hand - still curious about the sound, can't help it.
i think FAD had corrected the slider tension enough on the IV,
tried the VI again, begin to notice the slidedown onto my ears...
dun feel like tying rubberbands to stop the slide. :P
But the sound is just so "RIGHT" to my ears...sighh.
The X has more gloss, ( brass? ). i like the looks of it.
Brass cant cost that much more...rite?
If memory serves, the Muramasa was limited to like 100 units and was just as much art exhibit as headphone. I'm not gonna lie, I'd love a pair just to have them on a stand. They were apparently horribly uncomfortable, but hey.
I have about 30 hours burn-in on the Hope VI. The clarity, timbre, and clarity in this headphone is just amazing. I think this is one of the best headphones I've ever heard for crisp natural sounding drums and percussion instruments. The echo and reverb is right on point. And the texture of horn and brass instruments is mesmerizing. There may be better sounding headphones out there, but I don't think I need to hear them. This is just satisfying to my ears on so many levels (width, space between instruments, natural sounding vocals, depth, headstage, and comfort). Well done FAD!
And actually having heard FAD's top of the line BA earphone that goes for about $1K, I think you can't beat this headphone, bargain-wise, if you can find it new for about $600. Yes, I think the sound is a bargain at about $600 (I know it retails for higher than that amount). Actually, I would still recommend it if you have the extra $200 to shell out for the retail price.