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post #6871 of 9108

Massdrop just can't sell these things anymore.  Only got up to 140 this recent drop but they just extended it another 2 weeks. 

post #6872 of 9108
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Originally Posted by jamor View Post
 

Massdrop just can't sell these things anymore.  Only got up to 140 this recent drop but they just extended it another 2 weeks. 

 

Market saturation... whoever wanted them already got one.

post #6873 of 9108
They also take too long to ship, and those extensions time adds up too
post #6874 of 9108

I'm still hoping for a black bird's eye maple version of the TH-X00 - or better not, so I won't be forced to buy another one if they really decide to make it one day. :)

post #6875 of 9108

I imagine there are lots of people waiting to see how the Purplehearts turn out as well. Until the reviews start flying and comparisons are made theres probably gonna be some fence sitters.

post #6876 of 9108
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Originally Posted by notfitforpublic View Post
 

I imagine there are lots of people waiting to see how the Purplehearts turn out as well. Until the reviews start flying and comparisons are made theres probably gonna be some fence sitters.

I've been waiting since the day I joined the drop. At least for a review.

post #6877 of 9108
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Originally Posted by Whitigir View Post

They also take too long to ship, and those extensions time adds up too

The extensions don't affect the shipping date.

 

Massdrop should really slow down with the drops, though. If they make them available 2 or 3 times a year, they'll probably sell out every time.


Edited by Drizz1e - 6/10/16 at 12:12pm
post #6878 of 9108
I'd be interested in a retuned version.
post #6879 of 9108
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Originally Posted by Drizz1e View Post

The extensions don't affect the shipping date.

Massdrop should really slow down with the drops, though. If they make them available 2 or 3 times a year, they'll probably sell out every time.

If they're making money (they are) why do we want them to be available ***less often***
post #6880 of 9108

True, the TH-X00 has probably been their best-selling product - just remember how soon the first batch sold out and how many people were always requesting to re-activate the Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 drop.

post #6881 of 9108
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Originally Posted by fjrabon View Post


If they're making money (they are) why do we want them to be available ***less often***

 

Well, they don't seem to be selling nearly as well as they did in the first few drops. If their current sales are meeting their expectations then so be it. I have no delusions about wanting these to be "exclusive" or anything like that.

post #6882 of 9108
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Originally Posted by Drizz1e View Post

Well, they don't seem to be selling nearly as well as they did in the first few drops. If their current sales are meeting their expectations then so be it. I have no delusions about wanting these to be "exclusive" or anything like that.

Well, they don't need to sell 2000 for it to be worthwhile for them to drop. They do headphone drops all the time where it's only like 20 units to be successful
post #6883 of 9108

True. I wasn't really thinking it through when I posted that.

post #6884 of 9108

So after owning the Fidue A73s for a while, I'm starting to wonder if my X00s are defective or if the difference in sound stage difference between a closed back and a good iem is truly this vast. From just about every track I can play, the A73 sounds...vast and extremely immersive, while the X00s seem to front load all the audio cues and make everything feel super close up in comparison. From some posts I read, I got the impression that over ears should inherently have the advantage in the sound stage department and that the X00s are no push over as far as sound staging in closed backs are concerned. This all has be a bit confused, since I'm finding myself to often prefer these $150 iems to my $400 headphones even when I'm at my desk now. :confused: 

post #6885 of 9108
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Originally Posted by thekorsen View Post
 

So after owning the Fidue A73s for a while, I'm starting to wonder if my X00s are defective or if the difference in sound stage difference between a closed back and a good iem is truly this vast. From just about every track I can play, the A73 sounds...vast and extremely immersive, while the X00s seem to front load all the audio cues and make everything feel super close up in comparison. From some posts I read, I got the impression that over ears should inherently have the advantage in the sound stage department and that the X00s are no push over as far as sound staging in closed backs are concerned. This all has be a bit confused, since I'm finding myself to often prefer these $150 iems to my $400 headphones even when I'm at my desk now. :confused: 

It might be your DAC? I found the Bifrost Uber sounded closed in compared to my Theta and the Theta is a 20 year old DAC but had a state of the art digital filter in it that is used currently in the Yggdrasil.  If the Uber was better than the Modi, and the Modi is equivalent to the ODAC... I'd get a better DAC for sure and you might see just how far these headphones will scale..

 

Also you must try well-mastered recordings. There are CD recordings out there that sound just as good as any hi-res recording I've ever heard and it comes down to the mastering. I only play lossless too... not lossy conversion methods. It's either CD or FLAC,WAV,ALAC for me.

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