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post #92 of 301

Is the headband plastic or metal?

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Is the headband plastic or metal?

 

Metal (aluminum).

post #94 of 301

Man that's a lot of cast metal for the price point. Impressive. 

post #95 of 301

I got an advance Mo-Fi to test over the last few weeks. I included it in my mega-review of the category here:

http://www.marco.org/headphones-closed-portable

 

In short, I didn't like it at all:

 

  • It's extremely heavy. It's as heavy as orthos (even heavier than the HE-560), and handles its weight very poorly, with extremely tight clamping pressure at any tension-knob setting, unevenly distributed weight across the earpad circumference, and a lot of weight bearing on the top-center head pad. My (heavier!) HE-6 feels much more comfortable.
  • I didn't find the amp to make a noticeable difference in quality, nor is it necessary for very loud volume — these are extremely efficient in passive mode and can get uncomfortably loud from an iPhone. The amp just makes them much louder, not better-sounding.
  • The sound is dramatically inferior to others in its class, with severe deficiencies in midrange presence and treble. There's so little detail that it almost sounds like you're listening through a towel. If you like a laid-back sound with rolled-off treble, there are better options.

 

Based on this, I'm not holding out hope for the quality of their future "audiophile" model(s). I hope I'm wrong about that.

 

My loaner also had a QA problem: a noticeable channel imbalance. So even if you choose to buy these, I'd suggest waiting a little while to work out quality issues.

post #96 of 301

Let's get a reality check here.  350 is still a lot of money.  350 was the price that flagships used to be priced at.  I think everybody's numbed out because we're used to disgustingly priced headphones that plague this current market.

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Let's get a reality check here.  350 is still a lot of money.  350 was the price that flagships used to be priced at.  I think everybody's numbed out because we're used to disgustingly priced headphones that plague this current market.



HD600-HD650
post #98 of 301

Wow looks great hope they sound as good as they look

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In short, I didn't like it at all:
  • It's extremely heavy. It's as heavy as orthos (even heavier than the HE-560), and handles its weight very poorly, with extremely tight clamping pressure at any tension-knob setting, unevenly distributed weight across the earpad circumference, and a lot of weight bearing on the top-center head pad. My (heavier!) HE-6 feels much more comfortable.

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post #100 of 301

I don't understand why there are not simply two or three different sizes for headbands for conventional headphones. There is always somebody complaining about either lacking pressure or too much of it. Why not simply offer two sizes? I don't get it...

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Originally Posted by HuoYuanJia View Post

I don't understand why there are not simply two or three different sizes for headbands for conventional headphones. There is always somebody complaining about either lacking pressure or too much of it. Why not simply offer two sizes? I don't get it...


I think the answer is a little more complicated than that. Each headphone is its own animal. Weight is spread out different ways according to how it touches your head. These are just my thoughts.

Each ear-cup has a different size. The clamping force is related to how it sits and how the foam lined cups help the headphone rest. It is this combination of so many factors that just three sizes would not completely satisfy the issue of feeling great to wear.

There is also so many individual things, remember how the headband bumps affected only a group of new AKG k701 owners? The fact that each person is so very different. To me it is very close to how folks respond to car interiors. It is a multitude of ergonomics at play?


The only thing we do know is lighter is better.
post #102 of 301

I would love to see a comparison with PSB M4U2. Both have an internal amp, and both sell for the exact same price.

 

Just by looking at the video it's clear that the Mo-Fi has a heads-up in terms of looks and design. In the sound department however it's not going to be easy for the Mo-Fi as the PSBs sound absolutely superb, and the internal amp is integrated beautifully. Really beautifully.

 

One clear advantage of the PSB's is the use of AAA batteries rather than built-in battery, and the AAAs last more than 3 times the hours of continuous play compared to the stated specs of the Mo-Fi.

 

If the sound is on par with the M4U2's, then I'll definitely give these a try. I do love the design, it reminds me of the Abyss (for better or worse)

post #103 of 301

the question is that will Mo Fi outperform HD 600/650, Grado 325 and other 300 dollar cans if yes then i love looks and will want a set if no then will get something else 

post #104 of 301

I've been wondering about that particular question as well.  If it can hold up against a HD650, that will go a long way towards reassuring people.  Well, a $350 closed holding up against the HD650 would be great.  So that might be asking too much, but you get the idea.


Edited by Saoshyant - 8/26/14 at 2:30pm
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I would love to see a comparison with PSB M4U2. Both have an internal amp, and both sell for the exact same price.

 

Just by looking at the video it's clear that the Mo-Fi has a heads-up in terms of looks and design. In the sound department however it's not going to be easy for the Mo-Fi as the PSBs sound absolutely superb, and the internal amp is integrated beautifully. Really beautifully.

 

One clear advantage of the PSB's is the use of AAA batteries rather than built-in battery, and the AAAs last more than 3 times the hours of continuous play compared to the stated specs of the Mo-Fi.

 

If the sound is on par with the M4U2's, then I'll definitely give these a try. I do love the design, it reminds me of the Abyss (for better or worse)

 

I haven't tried the M4U 2, but the M4U 1 far surpasses the Mo-Fi in both sound quality and comfort.

 

Looks are subjective, but honestly, I think both are pretty ugly.

 

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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

I've been wondering about that particular question as well.  If it can hold up against a HD650, that will go a long way towards reassuring people.  Well, a $350 closed holding up against the HD650 would be great.  So that might be asking too much, but you get the idea.

 

Sorry, it doesn't. Not even close. It sounds mediocre to poor among other midrange closed headphones.

 

I don't have a HD 650 to test with right now, but I've had them before, and the DT-880 I still have here absolutely destroys the Mo-Fi. Heck, the $80 Grado SR60 completely destroys it — even in comfort, and I really don't like the SR60's comfort.

 

The Mo-Fi barely holds up against other closed headphones. Against open headphones, it's just so painfully defeated that it's really just unfair.

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