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    Sharing my friend's poor experience with Woo Audio's customer service

    From what I can gather, WooAudio have been thoroughly inconsistent in their approach to dealing with the issue, backtracking, changing the story, making false promises, etc. Not a great look for a company charging up to tens of thousands for its products. It'll be interesting to see how this is...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    You're right, I'll stop trying to say anything potentially humorous from now on.
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    Maybe they will sell a backplate that converts them from 'on-ear' headphones to 'over-ear'.
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    Zeos Edition by the looks of it.
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

      Yeah sorry, I wasn't trying to aim my displeasure at you. Given exactly what you've said, they should market it as an 'Ultraportable' Over-Ear set, along with the likes of the Sennheiser momentum over-ears etc. They may not have the style of the momentums, but they're not bad-looking. Plus...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    Yeah, but 'on-ear' describes a property of the headphones, a property that these headphones don't have except to those with extremely large ears. If we're going down this road, they might as well just market them as planars and then say it's just a marketing term. The folding portion of the...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

      Have the HIFIMAN team rethought the idea of marketing these headphones properly as 'Over-ear' and not 'On-ear'? It's pretty misleading for the vast majority of people, and many people overlook them because of the fact that they are marketed as on-ear headphones. Which is a shame, because...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    The Hifiman Edition S are very comfort able. Although they're really portable, they are definitely over-ear, which makes them much more comfortable than a lot of other portable cans. They fold down pretty nicely too, and the choice between open and closed is very nice, making them very...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    Three things for context: 1. I'm comparing to the original price (and excluding other options) 2. I live in the UK where Black Friday isn't really a thing (it exists, but we don't get deals anywhere near as good as you do in America) 3. The Edition S exists in a kind of niche. It's both closed...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    Edition S. Frankly, $150 is a criminal bargain.
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    I only have three other cans, Sennheiser momentum (on-ear, first gen), AKG K550 and HE-400. The momentums have more bass but they're aimed at that, but it's not tight and punchy. It's not too boomy either, but it definitely isn't as tight. The K550s have no bass at all, and the HE-400 has a bit...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    They're probably a bit lacking for a basshead or someone accustomed to Beats, but by my standard (good amount, punchy and not flabby/boomy) they're amazing.
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    I found the clamping force a bit much once I first got them, but they've loosened up over time. I find them really comfortable compared to some other headphones I've worn.
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

      A few people in this thread have tried contacting Hifiman to correct them about the marketing, but they do not want to change it. Despite having multiple people interested in this thread only to not buy them because they didn't want on-ear headphones. I mean, these things aren't huge, but...
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    Hifiman Edition S - NEW Closed Portable

    Zeos just made his HIfiman Edition S review public and gives a pretty glowing recommendation for use as a portable set of headphones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0NqlVHoJFo
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