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Yes we have some pads coming in
I'm not familiar with an HF1000. Did you mean the HE1000? The HiFiman?
Sorry yes I mean the HiFiMan 1000
I'm not allowed to comment on brands I don't sell. Sorry
Sorry I couldn't help you with those specific headphones, the Abyss was certainly a consideration but I passed on it for the time being in light of the ergonomics. I agree, as a 'professional review' it's not very helpful in the area of comparisons with headphones in the same price point (I'm just an owner who doesn't purchase every worthy headphone for comparison, not a professional reviewer). I was very clear in my disclaimer that the 'review' was intended initially just as an impressions post, and have kept my perspective throughout as just that, my perspective. Perfect for me.
However, there are already a few comments comparing the Utopia to other TOTL cans that can be found on Innerfidelity as well as others from TSAV mini meets, and throughout the Head Fi Focal threads (and elsewhere), referencing those specific headphones. You can find such comparisons if you look. I'm just throwing my thoughts in to the ring is all.
You've had wise counsel!
Extolling the virtues of what you sell is par-for-the-course
Extolling the virtues of what you do not sell is heavy acclaim most probably damaging to your business and/or employment
Denouncing the competition only gives them more credibility than perhaps they deserve.
How much are them Elear pads going to sell for?
Allow me to enlighten you. First, I have nothing remotely negative to say. 2nd, the rules of the site disallow any comments from a sponsor on brands they don't sell. This includes factual engineering data. If I don't sell it, I can't discuss it here on head-fi. I think it's a fair rule. It leaves opinion and conjecture to you the regular members. I can assert that I think all the brands you mentioned are good and have buyers based on their individual tastes.
It's a good question. The price of the stand and the pads haven't been disclosed yet. I'll toss it out there for everyone once I know. I thinks just a few days before we know.
I'd appreciate that Jason, thanks a lot! Are the stands coming in at the same time as the pads? I think I remember you saying the base of the stand was potentially being redesigned about a month ago and that they may only become available toward the beginning of next year, hopefully they're ready before that!
That may not be the case. My understanding is the stand is ready to ship in pretty good inventory. It would be best to assume focal will use all incoming parts on complete Elear headphones getting them out to the world before they release pad inventory for replacement or mod's. It's my understanding that the Elear is in crazy demand globally. The Utopia global demand is impressive also and far more than Focal could have anticipated.
Anyway, I'll post the info as soon as it's given a schedule and $Price
Very much looking forward to the info Jason. I'd be interested in one of stands if they get them up here. Very helpful info.
$999. Comes with a free Elear headphone too!
Great, thanks very much!