Originally Posted by Flasken
ok so here's what I'm thinking... What if Sony applied some of their rocket science r&d to designing a fully integrated electrostatic system? I mean, if the omega is better than the r10, how hard can it be for Sony to make an electrostat system better than the 010 system in nik's possession? I just don't get Sony's dedication to dynamic designs... I mean, look what Sennheiser did for their be all end all system!
What about if they are not interested at all in electrostatics??? Not everybody like them, and just a few manufacturers made them nowadays. The rest will never make one. Or maybe they do believe that they could reach the same performance with a dynamic one....they get it now with the Qualia, so IMO it is possible.
I don't know exactly which the answer will be, but IMO modern life try to simplify life too much, for weird and illogical that it seems to all of us, electrostatics needs a dedicated electrostatic amp, and usually those are expensive, if the Qualia alone is about 3600.00 could you imagine an electrostatic system at that level, which the cost will be?
OTOH with dynamic cans, there is not too many manufacturers that suggest the use of any headphone amps with their products, not even Sony with the Qualia, even when all of us know that they will benefit from them...So to make the answer simple, most of the people who get headphones don't even know their existence, so they are "saving money" (ignorance is a bliss we do not have anymore) in not getting a dedicated amp for them, but with an electrostatic system they are obligated to get an amp, that will cost an extra, some of the future purchasers will look at that as a problem....remember that not everybody try to get so much info before buying headphones, as we did....