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Fang mentioned they were going to rework the headband because Chinese thought it was ugly.

post #812 of 3090

March is a possibility that's why I said "by April". With new models, and all of the work HiFiMAN is doing on them, delivery may shift to April.

 

We'll know more next month after Chinese New Year. 

 

Peter

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Read it all. The thread is like staring at fish going back and forth in a fish tank.
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March is a possibility that's why I said "by April". With new models, and all of the work HiFiMAN is doing on them, delivery may shift to April.

 

We'll know more next month after Chinese New Year. 

 

Peter

 

Thank you kindly Peter. Can you please make a comment on what the objective was with the sound signature of the 400i and 560? 

 

Anything you could mention would be appreciated.

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Fang mentioned they were going to rework the headband because Chinese thought it was ugly.



It's not just ugly but a matter of what the Chinese believe as good fortune. Expect a round headband and not a square + suspension.

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Thank you kindly Peter. Can you please make a comment on what the objective was with the sound signature of the 400i and 560? 

Anything you could mention would be appreciated.

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It's not just ugly but a matter of what the Chinese believe as good fortune. Expect a round headband and not a square + suspension.

Round + Suspension would be nice ala AKG and AT.  It's likely easier to produce the square bent suspension than rounded though.

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Round + Suspension would be nice ala AKG and AT.  It's likely easier to produce the square bent suspension than rounded though.

 

I'd actually think the opposite was true.  Yes, more of it would be curved, but with a square bend, the actual bend would be tighter and harder to produce, additionally, there would be two of them. It's like trying to go up a long, steadily increasing ramp vs a sharp, upward ramp. 

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I'd actually think the opposite was true.  Yes, more of it would be curved, but with a square bend, the actual bend would be tighter and harder to produce, additionally, there would be two of them. It's like trying to go up a long, steadily increasing ramp vs a sharp, upward ramp. 

I was just thinking of the difficulty of bending to curve a straight piece of metal evenly and with uniform tension, versus bending at 2 points at specific angles.

 

Perhaps we should consult the expert on the matter:

 

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I was just thinking of the difficulty of bending to curve a straight piece of metal evenly and with uniform tension, versus bending at 2 points at specific angles.

 

Perhaps we should consult the expert on the matter:

 

 

LOL, Bender :p  HiFiMan's square headband may actually be a even more difficult as it curves the top of it as well as the corners.  However, keeping equal tension is no problem for any machine to do and it can do it in one fouls swoop as opposed to a dual-corner bend at high tension (higher tension => lower breaking points) may actually take longer.  Then you have to account for the curve that is on top of the HiFiMan square headband (there's a slight curve to it :p)

 

Now for a human to do, and not a machine, that's a different story.  But do note how HiFiMan's square headband uses 3 curves, a smaller, tighter curve at each corner and a wider curve on top.  Now compare that to a single, large curve. 


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LOL, Bender :p  HiFiMan's square headband may actually be a even more difficult as it curves the top of it as well as the corners.  However, keeping equal tension is no problem for any machine to do and it can do it in one fouls swoop as opposed to a dual-corner bend at high tension (higher tension => lower breaking points) may actually take longer.  Then you have to account for the curve that is on top of the HiFiMan square headband (there's a slight curve to it :p)

 

Now for a human to do, and not a machine, that's a different story.  But do note how HiFiMan's square headband uses 3 curves, a smaller, tighter curve at each corner and a wider curve on top.  Now compare that to a single, large curve. 

Good point, the current new ones are slightly curved as well.  I actually like the new design so I'm hoping they don't change it too much.

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Good point, the current new ones are slightly curved as well.  I actually like the new design so I'm hoping they don't change it too much.

 

You've seen the new design?  The fully curved one?  Or are you referring to the one they were using (on the OP)?  I actually do like the design that's on the OP, it has to grow on you, but it is pretty nice. 

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You are all just speculating.

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You are all just speculating.

Most of these pages have been speculation..

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Most of these pages have been speculation..

It's irritating me a bit because some people here are getting bamboozled into believing pure speculation as facts. :rolleyes: 

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