or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Rhapsodio - An overlooked brand of nice IEMs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Rhapsodio - An overlooked brand of nice IEMs - Page 13  

post #181 of 2508

I just think its nice and impressive that Sammy's not going through multiple drivers with multiple crossovers to create his IEMs as there are inherent problems (and benefits ofc) with such a design. 

 

I'm interested in hearing from him whether the rider is better than the original versions of RDB or if its the new budget offering from the hybrid line (since its mentioned that other higher models are incoming). 

post #182 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

(since its mentioned that other higher models are incoming). 

I must have missed this, do tell more?

Is Sammy gonna release some alternative model hybrids?
post #183 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by rookie2009 View Post


I must have missed this, do tell more?

Is Sammy gonna release some alternative model hybrids?



Rhapsodio will never stop making new model hybrids, that's the major downfall of their company.

They seem to of adapted a different sales approach to pretty much the entire portable audio industry where they'll design a product sell as many as they can quickly then introduce something new rather than build 3-4 consistent shelf models.  And for this reason they're not able to build reputation and confidence throughout sales with the Western world.

Their theory might work well overseas however it's not going to get them anywhere quickly here.

What about the RDB V1? Which I did a review on last year or two, that was a terrific hybrid and many people were interested. Within a month or two of my review I had people contacting me saying 'Rhapsodio said it's no longer available but try to sell me their new model'

Then you have the RDB Mini which I own the only unit on Head-fi (to the best of my knowledge), terrific sounding little IEM, though they stop making it and move onto something else before it's created any momentum. They're capable of making nice sounding hybrids (some of them) but their consistency and morales are not in the same lines as other audio companies. 

Just my 2 cents. 
 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/24/14 at 4:01am
post #184 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 



Rhapsodio will never stop making new model hybrids, that's the major downfall of their company.

They seem to of adapted a different sales approach to pretty much the entire portable audio industry where they'll design a product sell as many as they can quickly then introduce something new rather than build 3-4 consistent shelf models.  And for this reason they're not able to build reputation and confidence throughout sales with the Western world.

Their theory might work well overseas however it's not going to get them anywhere quickly here.

What about the RDB V1? Which I did a review on last year or two, that was a terrific hybrid and many people were interested. Within a month or two of my review I had people contacting me saying 'Rhapsodio said it's no longer available but try to sell me their new model'

Then you have the RDB Mini which I own the only unit on Head-fi (to the best of my knowledge), terrific sounding little IEM, though they stop making it and move onto something else before it's created any momentum. They're capable of making nice sounding hybrids (some of them) but their consistency and morales are not in the same lines as other audio companies. 

Just my 2 cents. 
 

 

I was talking more specifically about the rider series,but thanks for that.. I do agree however their lineup of iems on offer could do with being a lot more consistent!

post #185 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by rookie2009 View Post
 

 

I was talking more specifically about the rider series,but thanks for that.. I do agree however their lineup of iems on offer could do with being a lot more consistent!



There are speculations floating around their low level of consistency is in relation to parts suppliers,(or wherever they source their parts) only run limited batches giving them no choice but to move on. How true this only Rhapsodio could tell you (or wouldn't tell you). Its all a little strange if you ask me. Anyway, good luck with your rider series.


 

post #186 of 2508
I know they definitely have been inconsistent, as i have been through the process of asking about a product only to find out theyre no loger available.

I do see a good change in their product lines however, as they now do offer more organized categories of specific iems, dynamic, hybrid, and BA, rather than the "hey check out my new iem. Ya its 2Ba 1 DD!"

Also after talking to Sammy for quite a while, i do know hes put a lot of effort and pride into his dynamic line specifically, and has done a lot to allow it to be made in larger quantities.
post #187 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

I know they definitely have been inconsistent, as i have been through the process of asking about a product only to find out theyre no loger available.

I do see a good change in their product lines however, as they now do offer more organized categories of specific iems, dynamic, hybrid, and BA, rather than the "hey check out my new iem. Ya its 2Ba 1 DD!"

Also after talking to Sammy for quite a while, i do know hes put a lot of effort and pride into his dynamic line specifically, and has done a lot to allow it to be made in larger quantities.

Lol, I think everyone has been telling him a proper and systematic way for releasing an item and an incremental improvement of current products will be beneficial. 

 

I mean, Sammy have released honest to god awesome products....with the proper advertising, the right people to review them, a demo tour maybe? will definitely bring the Rhapsodio brand places..

post #188 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by nazrin313 View Post
 

Lol, I think everyone has been telling him a proper and systematic way for releasing an item and an incremental improvement of current products will be beneficial. 

 

I mean, Sammy have released honest to god awesome products....with the proper advertising, the right people to review them, a demo tour maybe? will definitely bring the Rhapsodio brand places..


I've been semi interested in raphsodio for awhile now (curiosity mainly).  If there had been a more coherent line up and website behind it I may well have ordered one by now just to get away from the "mainstream" of westone, shure and the like.

post #189 of 2508

more stuffs will be coming up!

post #190 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nazrin313 View Post
 

Lol, I think everyone has been telling him a proper and systematic way for releasing an item and an incremental improvement of current products will be beneficial. 

 

I mean, Sammy have released honest to god awesome products....with the proper advertising, the right people to review them, a demo tour maybe? will definitely bring the Rhapsodio brand places..


I've been semi interested in raphsodio for awhile now (curiosity mainly).  If there had been a more coherent line up and website behind it I may well have ordered one by now just to get away from the "mainstream" of westone, shure and the like.

 

I honestly do think Rhapsodio has had a rocky start, as there has been a lot of ups and downs throughout its process but I really do believe that Rhapsodio's settled down a bit now and has gotten the formula down. Theyre dynamic driver line up is quite complete now, although currently the lower end models like the RD1 arent listed. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by rookie2009 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

(since its mentioned that other higher models are incoming). 

I must have missed this, do tell more?

Is Sammy gonna release some alternative model hybrids?

 

"Succession from the renowned RDB Series, now comes the new entry-level RDB - The Rider, with an extremely efficient 1Ba+1DD design. While more high-end models coming, RDB series has been brought back to live with a new design."

 

Little more info on Riders.

post #191 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

 

I honestly do think Rhapsodio has had a rocky start, as there has been a lot of ups and downs throughout its process but I really do believe that Rhapsodio's settled down a bit now and has gotten the formula down. Theyre dynamic driver line up is quite complete now, although currently the lower end models like the RD1 arent listed. 

 

 

I agree with this, The website has had a serious makeover in the past week and you can now order direct from the Rhapsodio e-shop so credit to them for that..

 

Sammy is really focused on the flagship RD series and they will be here for a long time to come..

 

Id recommend people interested in his products to deal with him directly,he really is a top guy and glad to help..you can email through the new website or just hit him up on Facebook..  I rather do that as then I can always get feedback on the progress of any orders I have with him..

 

I know il pick up an Rti1 at some stage,cough black Friday cough :D 

post #192 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post Theyre dynamic driver line up is quite complete now, although currently the lower end models like the RD1 arent listed.

Almost as if they want to sell the more expensive models first, funny that :) :P  Understandable from a business point of view though!

post #193 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

Theyre dynamic driver line up is quite complete now, although currently the lower end models like the RD1 arent listed.
Almost as if they want to sell the more expensive models first, funny that smily_headphones1.gif :P  Understandable from a business point of view though!

Haha i know sammy intends to keep his RTi1 as his flagship amongst all his iems. Definitrly give hom a message on facebook if you have any questions. Hes quite easy to talk to and will definitely point you to whats right for you.
post #194 of 2508
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

Almost as if they want to sell the more expensive models first, funny that :) :P  Understandable from a business point of view though!


If its something lower end you want,you can try his new rider hybrid..only 300usd which is cheap in headfi terms:D

post #195 of 2508
And then tell us how it sounds biggrin.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
This thread is locked  
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Rhapsodio - An overlooked brand of nice IEMs