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post #361 of 1640

width and depth to name a few off the cuff from vague memory and willing to be corrected.

k550

th600

dx700

dx1000

AD

Vibro

MD pro

 

the bold for certain

post #362 of 1640
When is Pandora heavenVI.v2 coming out? :-)
post #363 of 1640
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

When is Pandora heavenVI.v2 coming out? :-)

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. :eek: 

 

EDIT:

For some reason I read hope. 


Edited by Jooce - 4/23/14 at 6:30am
post #364 of 1640

 

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.


Edited by AlterSack - 4/23/14 at 7:17am
post #365 of 1640
^yeah but it's gonna be stupid expensive.
post #366 of 1640
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Originally Posted by AlterSack View Post
 

 

They are announcing a Pandora Hope X to be coming soon.

 

Looks like a fusion between the VI and Muramasa.. Hopefully the price doesn't fuse together aswell haha

post #367 of 1640

True - but I'm still curious how it might sound.

 

AND I cannot claim to understand their strategy behind this.

post #368 of 1640
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^yeah but it's gonna be stupid expensive.

 

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. 

post #369 of 1640

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.

post #370 of 1640

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? 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/23/14 at 8:55am
post #371 of 1640
I have to search my PMs but its going to be like 3000 or something crazy like that. Easily the most expensive closed back under the Sony woodies
post #372 of 1640
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I have to search my PMs but its going to be like 3000 or something crazy like that. Easily the most expensive closed back under the Sony woodies

considering what they charged for the Muramasa (Murasama?) this woud be bang for the buck biggrin.gif
post #373 of 1640

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. 

post #374 of 1640
Thread Starter 

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.


Edited by ericp10 - 4/24/14 at 7:19am
post #375 of 1640

Like I've said before, I had a credit card in my hand ready to pick up some LCD2s or something along those lines. It's impossible to overstate just how happy I am I went with the PH6 instead. 

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