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    Beats Studio3

    For the member questioning the 60 pages: Apple bought Beats and upgraded them, so this isn't exactly the same cheap feeling and sounding but overpriced brand they used to be. Plus there have been lots of sales so you can find some deals out there. Studio 3 is $70 off at Best Buy and Apple in...
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    Most overrated headphones?

    Clear is a great deal for sure! You have all you need unless you really want to buy extra cables and another case anyway. I would still try the Utopia because it's really a different headphone than Clear and Elear. Lemo connectors and beryllium drivers. Tuned differently also, by what people...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    Not sure that's true in my case, because I use mobile and portable. I've benefited, both volume and sound wise. I haven't tried any of the mind-blowing ones yet(budget limits right now) and still I see benefits. It probably only gets better if I were to spend real money. Now if you have a...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I get the feeling he believes some audiophiles are pretentious and name droppers. I found the email with the original post before the mod edited it and that's the impression I got when he said can you identify your favorite sets blindly without their names(something like that). I have to say...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I didn't say I didn't agree with the price. Not sure where you read that. What I said was I'm going to be more critical when spending $4K on a set. I'm going to be judging build quality, sound quality, etc. much more than a $300 set.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I've been following this thread via email again. Ok so rutter rubs people the wrong way. But he wasn't entirely wrong IMO. If I gave my honest 2 cents, I'd be disappointed too that a $4K set didn't wow me. If the demo is indeed using the wrong amp, they need to remedy that situation ASAP. But...
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    AirPods

    I went the cheap route and while those cheapo BT buds off Amazon are OK, just not my cup of tea in the end. Only one pair was decent, the rest had issues. I'm sticking with known names for BT from now on.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    But see, you know there's a limit for you and you avoided the temptation to keep spending by not going to shows with very high priced equipment. I say that's smart.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    What personal attack? "You" was general, I didn't exactly mean you specifically. Plus it wasn't an attack.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    That depends on how much you get drawn in. $500K is certainly a stretch but let's say it was $10K or $20K. Say you're saving for a down payment on a car BUT.... That's one way people spend more than they were planning to. Or what they shouldn't. The temptation for the good stuff. You taste it...
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    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    Yes I hear the situation with the mids but it doesn't come into play after I changed the stock cable, use a DAC/AMP, and raise the volume somewhat. No treble issues either.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    That's what meomap is doing, removing themselves from the temptation.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Poor "bastard" in the Midwest here. Local places often fill the void for chain burger places. THEY are superior in fact!
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I take that to mean they don't want to keep being tempted into going into debt. Trust me, it can happen and not just with equipment. Once you experience top of the line, you sometimes can't go back. But it will cost you if you don't have true disposable income.
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    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

    Lots of people say that about the mids(wonky or sucked out) but with amping and good music, not an issue for me at all. I've also seen that about harsh treble spikes but I've never experienced this. Now I do have to say that I wasn't used to the sound at first but Elear opened up and is now my...
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