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CES 2011: Day One

Discussion in 'Archived Blogs' started by jude, Jan 7, 2011.
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  1. HeadCred
    Jude in a PM to Jude: "Let's see how many shots i can get of me and ridiculously famous people this year"
    Reply via PM: "I love you"
     
  2. bhd812 Contributor
    i read some where that 50 put his own money up to start the headphone, anyone else know this?
     
     
     
    pretty cool you got to meet 50 Jude..nice write up did you mention he should Join head-fi? Fabio and 50 on Head-Fi together!
     
  3. elwappo99
    Nothing from AKG?  Disappointing, was hoping for the k1000 successor they teased us with.
     
  4. swjones3
    the 50 cent headphones seem cool. wonder what the sq is like
     
  5. Very Legal
    +1 on that. But it seems like they arent ready yet so the pair 50 cent was wearing was just a dummyphone. Jude would review it later he said.
     
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  6. LingLing1337


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    Seriously 50 is one of my entrepreneurial idols... the guy knows what's up. If anyone hasn't seen the interview with him on "Power Lunch", I highly recommend it. He really gives off the impression of being a savvy businessman first and a rapper second.
     
    Glad, but not surprised, he had the smarts to team up with a manufacturer that knows what he's looking for- trendy, with an emphasis on quality. 
     
  7. GeorgeGoodman


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    He is not making his 150 million a year by doing nothing. I don't agree with pretty much all of his lyrics and worldview in his songs, but I do like his style and agree he is a shrewd guy. Now I want to hear his headphones and see is he as good at that as everything else.[​IMG]
     
  8. Banshee77
    I am very interested in the sleeks does anyone have the tech specs for them.;
     
  9. Confispect


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  10. Very Legal
    There is some specs here:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/sleek-by-50-cent-platinum-headphones-announced-invites-beats-to/
     
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  11. Banshee77


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    Thank you
     
     
  12. dgcrane
    The 50 cent headphones are beautiful.... They are on my short list.
     
    dgcrane
     
  13. pnosker

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    Jude, awesome summary.  I stopped by the Sennheisser booth as well and will hopefully get a chance to check out some of the stuff you mentioned.  I was by on day 3 unfortunately and by then it was getting slow and I was very busy.  I will also hopefully be going to Beyerdynamic's HQ and checking out their operations/testing some stuff.  HiFiMan will hopefully be sending me some of their newest and unreleased iPhone earbuds to test out pre-release.  Sleek Audio is building me some of their brand new un-released CT7 Customs for me to compare to the JH-16 Pros.  They claim the CT7 are very competitive and possibly better.  Sculpted Eers will be sending me their dual drivers.  I was the first to review their single driver headphones (then called Soundcage Bass).  I will be in Anaheim tomorrow and the next day to check out the NAMM show with an appointment with Ultimate Ears and will be checking out Westone and others as well. You've inspired me to post a summary of my CES experience which I will do soon, after I get back from NAMM this weekend.  I will also post a NAMM summary.  Thanks again, and next year we should definitely meet up and grab lunch or something at CES.  Same goes for Drew at Moon Audio.  I didn't get the chance to even step in the Venetian for the "high-end audio."
     
    By the way Jude, not sure if you saw me, but I was at the table to the right of the door to enter the meeting room at Sleek getting my impressions made.  
     
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    As mentioned above, my posted review is here: http://www.pnosker.com/news/tech/776-ces-sonomax-sculpted-eers-pcs-100-custom-earbuds-review
    I have had them for over a month now and I believe this is still the only review available.  To be fair, I did have a pre-release version which carried a different name, but I am told that the current version is the same and is one of several "colors" to be released.  Mine are called the Sculpted Eers Red, which is the bass-heavy one.  I am getting the dual balanced-armature version shortly, possibly even at NAMM (For anyone interested, NAMM=National Association for Music Merchants).  The great news is that they're in some heavy discussion with some larger companies for a licensed version.  For example, they have been in talks with a large company who has the word "Cable" in the name.
     
    Finally, I did have the unique opportunity to try out Sleek's newest tunable headphones and I can vouch for their awesomeness.  Of course, it was only a pre-release model that is not finalized yet, but I found the demos they were using to be to bass heavy (which they attributed to the bass filter being installed).  Because they were out of filters, they pulled out their brand new neutrally tuned SA7 which is utterly beautiful and carbon fiber covered.  If people are interested, I can go into a little bit more detail but due to the sheer volume of the room and the lack of time to do any considerable testing, maybe it should wait for the final version.
     
  14. Captfantastic
    That picture of 50 cent is hilarious...  why aren't his headphones 50 cents?   har
     
  15. buffalowings


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    XDD....
     
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