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post #16 of 59
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Originally Posted by funch View Post
 

These 'phones have made an appearance in the last two episodes of the Fox TV show 'Empire', probably because of their unique look.

 

HaHa!  And of course, he's wearing them backwards!  :rolleyes:

 

post #17 of 59
OMG, caught that right away. To bad some people just don't get it.
post #18 of 59

I had a brief demo of the Mo-Fi & I really liked what I heard...if the Lola sounds anywhere near as good, I may be digging into the wallet...again...sigh.

post #19 of 59

If in term of accuracy to the music track, Beyerdynamic would fit the bill as far as I hear for mixing and recording. Why would Blue took a long time to develop Lola?

post #20 of 59
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Originally Posted by piaudio View Post
 

If in term of accuracy to the music track, Beyerdynamic would fit the bill as far as I hear for mixing and recording. Why would Blue took a long time to develop Lola?


In terms of accuracy, a pair of $40 Sony will fit the bill for general application.

 

I am going to assume Blue took a long time developing the Lolo because R&D is a lengthy process. With my background in manufacturing, I can tell you first hand taking an existing, established  product and slightly altering it takes months. One can't simply slap parts together and call it a day....unless you are Beats.

 

:beerchug:

post #21 of 59
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One can't simply slap parts together and call it a day....unless you are Beats.

 

 

...or Ultrasone?

post #22 of 59
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post
 

very nice! I would love to check it out in white. :)


I LOVE the blue mofi (though mine is a review one, not the production one). See me avatar?

 

It's my favourite headphone by a mile. I look forward to you REVIEWING these on youtube, please don't just unbox them - what's the point? I'd like you to try the v-moda wireless too and give us your thoughts.

post #23 of 59
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Originally Posted by jinxy245 View Post
 

I had a brief demo of the Mo-Fi & I really liked what I heard...if the Lola sounds anywhere near as good, I may be digging into the wallet...again...sigh.


NEAR as good, get the Sony aap100 H.ear thing. I have both, amongst other mid range ones. The Sony is almost there, punchy, weighty, but not really in the same league as the Mofi which has deep deep articulate honest-to the-note bass and mega clear highs, all with an upfront solid clean mid range. And that's without the MoFi's amazingly good amp. I don't like hyperbole but the mofi deserves it. And yes if the Lola is close and around 160USD it's going to be excellent. If it's more than that get the Mofi and enjoy the best closed sound available under 500. Yes, including overrated Mad and Alpha dogs which lack top end clarity and low end musicality.

 

IF...


Edited by peterdc - 11/19/15 at 10:18pm
post #24 of 59

Amazon page is up! :D  But there isn't any stock yet. :mad:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sealed-Over-Ear-High-Fidelity-Headphones/dp/B016A8OUUQ

post #25 of 59

It would be good to hear if it's not merely an amp free version of Mo-Fi, as I was not that impressed with it (amp on or off).

post #26 of 59

So I sold my old gear (Woo Audio WA2 and WDS) and cans to make room for my endgame rig: Schiit Ragnarok and Yggdrasil.  I am using HE1000s as well as LCD-Xs.  For kicks, I plugged in the Blue Mic Lola's using the stock ribbon cable and 1/4 inch SE adapter.  I don't know what I was expecting, but the Lola's SING on this rig.  Playing lossless tracks via TOSLINK, I was truly impressed by how coherent they sounded.  The soundstage was reasonable, but dare I say, the music was "holographic".  I thought I could hear the reverb from the mallets of a xylophone!  I pushed them hard with a variety of tracks (pop, classical/orchestral) and they kept up and never frayed, if that makes any sense.  The Lola's are not the match of flagship cans from Hifiman, Audeze, Sennheiser, etc., but you would not be embarrassed to play them on a rig like this.  Bravo, Blue Mic!

post #27 of 59

hows the comfort level on this Lola....  

post #28 of 59

Lorspeaker,

 

So with the customary caveats regarding subjectivity as well as individual head sizes/shapes, I must say I find the Lola very comfortable.  To put this into context, I did previously have a pair of the MoFi's.  However, I returned them since they pressed rather uncomfortably against my upper jaw.  I do not have that problem with the Lola's, although their headband architecture is quite similar.  The Lola headphones are on the heavier side, especially compared to the Fostex TH-X00.  Regardless, for about $250.00, I think they are a great pair of cans.

 

-pcpark

post #29 of 59

PCPark, so is it identical in sound to the MoFi (with the amp / power off, running passive)? I was not impressed with that sound on the MoFi when I heard it.

post #30 of 59

Mark Up,

 

I vaguely remember the sound signature of MoFi's.  For me, the biggest negatives were the weight of the headphones and the way they pressed down on my jaw.  To put this into context, I also had a pair of LCD-2s at the time, which are be no means featherweights.  Regardless, the point of my post, was that if you play the Lola's on a (relatively) high end rig, you will not be disappointed.  By comparison to the Schiit Rag/Ygg rig, they were at best ho-hum on my portable setup (Centrance HiFi-M8 with itouch).  Finally, while I am still breaking in my pair of the Fostex TH-X00s, I feel the Lola's suffer very limit by comparison.

 

Hope this helps.

 

-pcpark

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