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Makes me want to check out a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50x...
If one keeps an open mind and tries to ignore price tag, the M50X is a pretty solid sound signature. Certainly not without issues, and I'm sure some people don't like them at all, but yes, you should give them a listen. They may surprise you.
I don't have an issue with Tyll liking the m50x's at all. Think they're a solid headphone at that price point. I'm also well versed in diminishing returns to get that "x" amount of extra percentage out of higher end gear. But the m50x's being 5% less than the Ether Flow C just blows me away. Its sounds like something Zeos would say, and he HATES the m50x's with a passion. Not only that, but he recently said he might purchase a Flow C because he likes it so much. What is going on?!?
Tyll Audio Technica shill confirmed jk...
I don't get it either. Percentages are extremely vague when comparing headphones since there is no real reference. 10$ china earbuds can be "95% there" just because they make sound... then there is people who claim "night and day" difference in cables. Point is it's mostly useless to describe something just being x amount better than something else. There has to be more information there. "Opens up soundstage, tighter bass" Then the comparison actually starts to matter.The best way as always is obviously to listen to the headphones (and your wallet) yourself and choose based on that.
Very true. I was just telling the same thing to someone asking for advice on headphones on another online forum. Everyone hears different, so test them yourself if you can!
Overall it was just a strange video review from Tyll. Seemed to be all over the place. Maybe his beard is starting to affect his ears. lol
Hi! It's the end of the year, and awards have started rolling in. Thought I'd share these...
ETHER C Flow received a "Best Closed Headphone" award from Headphone.guru
ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow both won Gold Medals at the Fall FUJIYA-Avic Autumn Tokyo Headphone Show in the over 200,000Yen category
ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow both received a Bronze in the "Grand Prix" for the FUJIYA-Avic Autumn Show (best of show)
ETHER Flow picked up headphone of the year from HiFi+ magazine
ETHER C Flow received a Stuff We Like from Innerfidelity
If any other end of year awards pop up we'll share.
Well... I can say that I didn't really like the M50s at all when I tried it years ago and in fact I preferred Shure offerings (SRH440/SRH940 at the time). And to me, none of those approach the same level the Ether Flow Cs do... now, might he prefer a less up-front sound (especially the highs/mids-high transition)? Possibly. But NO QUESTIONS, Ether provides better imaging, wider stage, controlled bass and actual decent sounding mids... that's not taking into consideration the comfort and kick-ass looks. They might be a little over-priced, but what headphone isn't?!? I mentioned on another board that both the Z1R and Ether C Flows might be overpriced but in my opinion, they are the best closed-back headphones out there at the moment.
Just a small question regarding the AH-D7000 and the Ether Flows C... Could anyone compare these two great cans? I actually own the Denons and was thinking about the new Ether ones...
Thx in advance.
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I owned the D7000 years back. Just curious what aspect of the sound you would improve upon if you could?
New guy here, wondering if the C Flow will benefit greatly from going with a balanced cable? Looking up various transportable DAC/Amps to upgrade to, should I look into balanced? (Which means I'll have to pick up a balanced cable as well)
Welcome to HF!! My favorite DAP is the qp1r by Questyle for both Ethers. Balanced cables will certainly yield benefits but are not mandatory. What kind of budget are you talking about?
Couldn't find the impedance and sensitivity on the mrspeakers.com product page or on the Page1 of this thread. Can anyone enlighten me on this?
I'm growing more curious about potential Ether C Flow + WM1Z/1A pairing hehe
Thanks for the welcome!
As for DAC+Amp budget, I'm currently eyeing the iFi micro idsd and Chord Mojo, but neither of those are balanced, so I guess you can say $500-600 range maybe more if balanced will yield worthwhile benefits. Any recommendations on dac/amp for the Ether C Flow's?
I think they are all very close the Ether C is 22 ohm and 92 db .