New JVC Victor Woodies HA-WM90
Oct 31, 2018 at 9:19 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 24

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Very little information on them but the look sweet. It seems to be part of a package with a sound app jvc developed /
Dont know any specs on them just that they use a special wood from old submerged trees count me interested. v05.jpg v06.jpg v07.jpg v08.jpg v10.jpg v11.jpg
 
Oct 31, 2018 at 9:32 PM Post #2 of 24

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Interesting thanks for the post. Some out of the head localization thing. Limited to 300 units with option to reserve one ( for the Premium pack only ) seems to include the portable amp and some tunes.
But this 300 batch you have to go to Victor Studios and get your custom measured setting.
900,000 yen!
https://translate.google.com/transl...www.victor.jp/news/2017/0511.html&prev=search
seems the WM30 is out after that.( 300,000 yen ...)

someone said they heard them.
https://translate.googleusercontent...kJrhgYfqI1ZECjYQ0wIza14xQzquFd9g#entry1076904
 
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JVC did it again! I'm a huge fan of JVC headphones, don't get me wrong... But sometimes it seems they have a madman(in a positive, innovative way) running their headphone division.

"Let's make Carbon nanotube drivers for $30 on ear headphones.

" Why not use wood as diaphgram for our totl headphones. "

"We should make headphones out of submerged trees, and add some custom tuning amplifier"

Making bassiest headphones ever with double drivers is mundane for those guys.
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 3:45 AM Post #4 of 24

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http://www.victor.jp/wizmusic/headphone_package/

Hit 'translate' (if using chrome) and scroll down for some more product info.

Looks like most of the cost goes into the personalised service.
I wonder if they might release the headphone for sale separately from the service at some point later.
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 3:48 AM Post #5 of 24

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Yes the headphone release aside from the initial limited service is 300,000 yen from what i can tell.

Looks like that is the headphones-only cost
. At least that i can tell.
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 3:51 AM Post #6 of 24

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What I got from the translation is that currently both 900K and 300K provide different services.
The first services you and 4 'families' of your choosing.
The 'cheaper' service, only measures your own profile for use with the mobile app.

No word on a stand alone headphone release at this point it seems.
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 4:48 AM Post #7 of 24

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Going by the info here: https://www.phileweb.com/news/d-av/201705/11/41165.html
It looks like it might be a combination of personalised profiles combined with stereo speaker DSP.

So maybe something like a much more complicated higher spec combination of Sony VIP-1000 (stereo speaker DSP) and AKG N90Q (personal sound measurement).
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 12:55 PM Post #8 of 24

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Damn that blows i was hoping for a separate purchase from the package but i guess the SW01/02 are there wooden primary wooden cans atm :/
 
Nov 1, 2018 at 8:14 PM Post #9 of 24

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Isn't the 300,000 yen option the standalone?
 
Jan 17, 2019 at 3:51 PM Post #12 of 24

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so $3100ish that alot of cash for some cans especially when the DX1000/700 can be had for much less
 
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so $3100ish that alot of cash for some cans especially when the DX1000/700 can be had for much less
I doubt it will sound much like the DX1000, due to shallower cups, larger ear pad opening and different driver size (looks very similar to their studio monitor drivers).
Mostly likely a different beast altogether.
Hopefully now that it's available as a standalone product, we'll get some impressions soon, but I doubt we'll see measurements for a long time.

If anyone wants to send me their unit for a free measuring service, I'll be more than happy to oblige. :ksc75smile:
 
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bump i wanna know how these stack up against the DX1000 as well
 

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