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post #121 of 349

Two reasons I don't like Audez'e? The weight AND clamping force. My head is much bigger than typical, I have nearly all my phones on the last click. This one isn't for me! 

post #122 of 349

Anyone else think these "look" like more of a gaming headset? If they are meant for mobile listeners they could have probably toned down the space age exoskeleton design IMO. Not sure I'd want to wear these things on my commute to work, the weight, as others have mentioned, is also pretty hefty and I personally like a lighter headphone. At the moment I use a pair of Senn 419's for my commute and those things are like a feather.

post #123 of 349
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

@marcoarment Just a thought: If you have channel imbalance and the sound is bad, it could be that you have a faulty pair. This has happened quite a few times in the past. It'd be worth getting them swapped out for another pair and see if that changes your impressions. 

 

It's certainly possible, but the imbalance is pretty subtle (I didn't notice it until the second week — maybe it got worse), and the sound isn't so bad that it sounds defective. It just sounds mediocre.

 

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Hi, Thanks for posting your impressions. When you say "deficiencies in ...treble" do you mean that it's too bright or that there's not enough treble?

 

Other reviews I've read say that the sound signature is somewhat bright:

 

PCMag:

 

CONSThe bulky design isn't for everyone, and some aspects, like the Power switch, could use a little tinkering. Bright sound signature not for everyone

 

 

  • PROS

    Extremely powerful audio output, with excellent bass response and high frequency clarity. Cool retro design with innovative compression band for secure fit. Can be used in passive and active modes, as well as active with enhanced bass response.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Blue Microphones Mo-Fi is a well-made, wonderful-sounding headphone pair for the serious music lover.

  •  

 

I've seen a lot of variety from reviewers trying to describe the sound, but none of them seem to love it — I think they're just having trouble describing what they're hearing in standard terms.

 

Someone posted a response graph (sorry, I can't find it now) showing (IIRC) a huge drop in lower-midrange, a huge spike in upper-midrange, and then a pretty strong treble roll-off. That's roughly how they sound — some parts of the spectrum sound muffled, some are too powerful (mid-bass and that midrange spike), and overall it sounds a bit muffled.

 

I could see maybe a non-audiophile reviewer describing the midrange spike as "bright", misusing the term, but I'd never describe these as having much treble presence to speak of.

 

I just A/B'd them with the (properly sealed) Momentum, and there are many tonal similarities, but the Momentum has significantly more treble and detail (even though it's still much less than what I prefer).

 

Tonally, whatever the Momentum was going for is also whatever the Mo-Fi was going for — the Mo-Fi just did a worse job of it, I think, probably due to Blue's inexperience with headphones so far.

post #124 of 349

So it's slightly heavy. I just ordered this to get myself ready.

post #125 of 349
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

So it's slightly heavy. I just ordered this to get myself ready.

have fun with your musculoskeletal damage

 

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Edited by takato14 - 8/26/14 at 6:39pm
post #126 of 349
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Originally Posted by marcoarment View Post
 

 

It's certainly possible, but the imbalance is pretty subtle (I didn't notice it until the second week — maybe it got worse), and the sound isn't so bad that it sounds defective. It just sounds mediocre.

 

 

I've seen a lot of variety from reviewers trying to describe the sound, but none of them seem to love it — I think they're just having trouble describing what they're hearing in standard terms.

 

Someone posted a response graph (sorry, I can't find it now) showing (IIRC) a huge drop in lower-midrange, a huge spike in upper-midrange, and then a pretty strong treble roll-off. That's roughly how they sound — some parts of the spectrum sound muffled, some are too powerful (mid-bass and that midrange spike), and overall it sounds a bit muffled.

 

I could see maybe a non-audiophile reviewer describing the midrange spike as "bright", misusing the term, but I'd never describe these as having much treble presence to speak of.

 

I just A/B'd them with the (properly sealed) Momentum, and there are many tonal similarities, but the Momentum has significantly more treble and detail (even though it's still much less than what I prefer).

 

Tonally, whatever the Momentum was going for is also whatever the Mo-Fi was going for — the Mo-Fi just did a worse job of it, I think, probably due to Blue's inexperience with headphones so far.

Thanks. I posted that response graph - it was from stereos.about.com and, yeah, it shows a rather steep drop in the lower mid's and a spike after that. Like the Senn  but more V shaped as opposed to the U shape that the Momentum shows and the flatter response of the HP50.  http://stereos.about.com/od/Headphone-Reviews/ss/Review-Blue-Mo-Fi-Powered-Headphone_5.htm

 

Oh well, I'll have a chance to listen to them tomorrow and see what I think. I really like the NAD's I have (except the earpads opening is too small for my ears) so I'm not sure I'll like these.

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post #128 of 349
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Oh well, I'll have a chance to listen to them tomorrow and see what I think. I really like the NAD's I have (except the earpads opening is too small for my ears) so I'm not sure I'll like these.

 

FWIW, here's the Mo-Fi earpad (left) vs. the NAD HP50 (right). The Mo-Fi pad is much deeper, but the earcup opening is similarly sized. (And there's much more clamping pressure, and much more weight...)

 

post #129 of 349
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Bloody good idea! An all-in-one solution. Brilliant!
post #130 of 349
For some reason I am really eager to see a review from some familiars. Or folks im used to reading from. Im not fully abandoning these yet. Such a unique design and a new beginning is bound to have a lot of controversy because name brand fan boys didnt get a chance to jump on em first and hype em up.
post #131 of 349

Just bought myself an early birthday present from Sweetwater Audio. Can't wait to try em.

post #132 of 349
Gelocks shared this
http://m.thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-300ish-headphone/

“Among the top two, it really becomes a matter of preference rather than quality.And in the end, we preferred the Blue’s sound.
"


...."In the end, though our ears preferred the Blue, the PSB sound equally amazing(?), cost $50 less, and we’d rather have someone decide to try the Blue and say we were crazy for questioning the weight than have someone buy the Blue and be miserable because they couldn’t wear them all day."

This makes sense kinda but I personally prefer durability over weight issues if its evenly distributed. Not to say the psb isnt durable but I can actually see the extra 50 bucks. Also the PSB is def not my number one pick. Something about it was very off though it had an enjoyable balance.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 8/26/14 at 8:11pm
post #133 of 349
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Originally Posted by marcoarment View Post
 

 

FWIW, here's the Mo-Fi earpad (left) vs. the NAD HP50 (right). The Mo-Fi pad is much deeper, but the earcup opening is similarly sized. (And there's much more clamping pressure, and much more weight...)

 

Thanks.

post #134 of 349

E-mailed support about the battery and the reply I received back was that the battery is not user replaceable.

post #135 of 349

Seems a bit overcomplicated. Sexy design though but all those thin parts make me wonder how sturdy they are.

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