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post #76 of 329
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Originally Posted by alreadyused View Post
 

It's amazing to see that reviews are already up. Blue has really nailed the marketing on this. I don't see reviews in the traditional audio press though, I wonder if that's by design?

 

Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/blue-mo-fi-review-great-sounding-headphones-that-aren-1626669917

 

Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/26/blue-mo-fi-headphones-review-powered-up-hi-fi-headphones

 

 

I bet everybody was waiting for Jude to post up his video, probably an agreement for him to reveal it officially. 

post #77 of 329
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Originally Posted by Drtonyt View Post
 

I think most of you have misunderstood the point of these.. The point is that they can be used by a regular joe with an iphone/android and for them to be able to get the full potential out of the headphones. The secondary point is that instead of carrying round an amp stuck to the back of your device, it is now integrated in the cans.

 

Remember, these are $349 headphones, not $1000+. They are aimed at the "apple" user that buy's $300ish headphones to go with their idevice.

The sort of people that say "amp? what's an amp?, does it come with my phone?" and "what, you mean I have to stick it to my phone with a rubber band???"

+1. It's about convenience (built in amp) and comfort (adjustable frame and lavish earpads). And good sound hopefully.

 

The freq response chart for it I at about.com looks like the Sennheiser Momentum chart, BTW.

post #78 of 329
  1. They look ugly and over-designed. They look like headphones of the future made by a 1980s fashion designer who was aiming for a cyberpunk/cyberdyne look. When you design the sides to look like jet turbines you've gone too far.

     

  2. I have to wonder what the sensitivity of these things are. It's not hard to strap a Fiio E11K/E12 to the back of your phone and the iPhone can put out an impressive amount of power anyway. Putting an amplifier in a headphone is not innovative and has been done for many years but there isn't much benefit to doing so when people either have a portable amplifier or the one in their smartphone is powerful enough.
  3. At 440g they weigh A LOT and more than the Alpha Dogs. That weight is going to be fatiguing and be noticeable.
  4. Sound quality may be meh relative other headphones such as the NAD HP50 and Focal Spirit Pro. All those components are going to add cost and that may mean sound quality was compromised.

 

Doesn't necessarily mean they will be bad but scepticism is needed. Substance > Style


Edited by Dreyka - 8/26/14 at 10:44am
post #79 of 329
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post
 
  1. They look ugly and over-designed.

 

 

A perfect match for the AK240! hahaha.

 

 

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At 440g they weigh A LOT and more than the Alpha Dogs.

 

 

No they don't.

post #80 of 329
1) Taste will always be subjective, I know I think they're amazing looking. I also certainly understand why people would find it hideous.
2) The amplifier is putting 240w into the headphone @42ohm if i remember correctly, and the convenience of not needing to strap on an amp is nice. Sorry if I'm misremembering the stats.
3) There are certainly heavier headphones than this, but at this weight it's enough that it's something to be concerned about if you're not already accustomed to something like the He400.
4) Sound quality may be amazing for the $350, but we haven't heard it to know yet. Jude did say the headphone is competitive for the $350. It could be a great gateway headphone for those looking to get their first serious headphone and don't already have the amps and such.
post #81 of 329
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

1) Taste will always be subjective, I know I think they're amazing looking. I also certainly understand why people would find it hideous.
2) The amplifier is putting 240w into the headphone @42ohm if i remember correctly, and the convenience of not needing to strap on an amp is nice. Sorry if I'm misremembering the stats.
3) There are certainly heavier headphones than this, but at this weight it's enough that it's something to be concerned about if you're not already accustomed to something like the He400.
4) Sound quality may be amazing for the $350, but we haven't heard it to know yet. Jude did say the headphone is competitive for the $350. It could be a great gateway headphone for those looking to get their first serious headphone and don't already have the amps and such.

 

My sentiments exactly.

post #82 of 329
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

1) Taste will always be subjective, I know I think they're amazing looking. I also certainly understand why people would find it hideous.
2) The amplifier is putting 240w into the headphone @42ohm if i remember correctly, and the convenience of not needing to strap on an amp is nice. Sorry if I'm misremembering the stats.
3) There are certainly heavier headphones than this, but at this weight it's enough that it's something to be concerned about if you're not already accustomed to something like the He400.
4) Sound quality may be amazing for the $350, but we haven't heard it to know yet. Jude did say the headphone is competitive for the $350. It could be a great gateway headphone for those looking to get their first serious headphone and don't already have the amps and such.

 

2. It definitely isn't putting in 240W. They probably mean the amplifier can put in a maximum of 240mW at 42ohms but how many dB SPL does that equate to though. 110dB SPL?

 

3. There are not many headphones heavier than 400g and these weigh 466g. The Audeze headphones weigh ~500g I think.

 

4. Jude says all headphones sound good and won't ever say anything negative about a headphone in an infomercial.


Edited by Dreyka - 8/26/14 at 10:53am
post #83 of 329
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post
 
  1. They look ugly and over-designed. They look like headphones of the future made by a 1980s fashion designer who was aiming for a cyberpunk/cyberdyne look. When you design the sides to look like jet turbines you've gone too far.
     

    Doesn't necessarily mean they will be bad but scepticism is needed. Substance > Style

I think in this case form follows function. It's not just style.

 

Ugly of course is subjective - I'll wait until I see them in person.The egg shaped ear cups worry me, though.

post #84 of 329

I happen to like their aesthetics, and unlike the AK240, there isn't much design in excess of function here.  The only things you could argue that's in excess are the blue logo with fake grill behind it, and the copper trim, although blue is very known for their antiquated designs.  Even the shape of the earpads is function first, with a triangular shape that fits the ears.

 

I would have liked to have seen an open-backed version since there's already a grill on these, and they're too heavy and cumbersome to be useful for portable use.

post #85 of 329
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post

 

3. At 440g they weigh A LOT and more than the Alpha Dogs. That weight is going to be fatiguing and be noticeable.

4. Sound quality may be meh relative other headphones such as the NAD HP50 and Focal Spirit Pro. All those components are going to add cost and that may mean sound quality was compromised.

 

Doesn't necessarily mean they will be bad but scepticism is needed. Substance > Style

3. Depends on how the frame handles and distributes the weight.

 

4. You can see the frequency chart compared to the HP50 and the Senn Momentum at the about.com link I posted above.

 

It looks like the Momentum - more of a U shape then the HP50.

post #86 of 329

You can adjust height (nothing new here) and tension (probably won't matter to many). I would call it more gimmicky than innovation and the cost of all that weight is not a compromise I like.

 

The amp inside the headphone can be turned off which is good for those who wish to power them through their own portable amplifiers.

post #87 of 329
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post
 

 

2. It definitely isn't putting in 240W. They probably mean the amplifier can put in a maximum of 240mW at 42ohms but how many dB SPL does that equate to though. 110dB SPL?

 

3. There are not many headphones heavier than 400g and these weigh 466g. The Audeze headphones weigh ~500g I think.

 

4. Jude says all headphones sound good and won't ever say anything negative about a headphone in an infomercial.

 

2)  Just going off the Mo-Fi website under specs for the amplifier.

 

3)  Audeze LCD-XC = 650g according to their website.  If there's something heavier, I have a feeling my neck would cry out in protest.

 

4)  My point with #4 is at least he's heard the headphone in order to make a judgement about sound quality.  For all we know, it might end up being on par with headphones in the $150 range after a general consensus has been reached, it might also be on par with headphones in the $5-600 range, or competitive at it's price point like reported.  We just don't have enough information to make any real judgement yet.

post #88 of 329
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

4)  My point with #4 is at least he's heard the headphone in order to make a judgement about sound quality.  For all we know, it might end up being on par with headphones in the $150 range after a general consensus has been reached, it might also be on par with headphones in the $5-600 range, or competitive at it's price point like reported.  We just don't have enough information to make any real judgement yet.

 

That is absolutely right.

post #89 of 329

I did call a Guitar Center pretty close to me.  Seems that particular location isn't going to start selling them until Labor Day.  I may have to head over that day and take a look.  As far as their website is concerned, it says available in stores, so I don't know if there's a shipping option.  Sweetwater.com says they still have it available for immediate shipping if anyone wants to order it online but missed a chance on Amazon before it went to 3-5 weeks for delivery.


Edited by Saoshyant - 8/26/14 at 11:23am
post #90 of 329
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post
 

...Jude says all headphones sound good and won't ever say anything negative about a headphone in an infomercial.

 

Any visitor to our office can tell you that far more gear comes through here than I'll ever have a chance to write or talk about--far more. In the weeks before we update the gift guide, it looks like the 4th floor of Yodobashi Akiba blew up in here. So what do I write or talk about? Gear that I listen to and like--gear that impresses me. I like the Mo-Fi a lot so far, and it impresses me. I look around the office, and the gobs of headphones we have here, and, taken as a whole, there's nothing quite like it.

 

In my opinion (and I think more who use it will agree with me than not), it's very competitive (sonically) at its price, amp or not. It is, at $350.00, swimming in highly competitive, shark-infested waters, yes. That there's absolutely nothing else on the market quite like it, though, certainly helps it stand out--and it's getting harder to stand out.

 

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You can adjust height (nothing new here) and tension (probably won't matter to many). I would call it more gimmicky than innovation and the cost of all that weight is not a compromise I like...

 

If you ever try it, perhaps you'll be more impressed by it in actuality, contrary to what you've already determined it to be--then again, perhaps you won't. Given the design, I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of reviews that say it's very comfortable for the weight--on my head, it very much is. However, 466 grams is 466 grams when it's in your backpack or messenger bag, so if that's too heavy for you (or if the Mo-Fi is too large for you), then that's that.

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