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QUAD ERA-1 Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by FastAndClean, Apr 24, 2018.
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  1. LaCuffia
    So what’s the overall verdict on the ERA-1 and how it compares to other planars in the price range? The LCD-2C is basically the same price. Is the ERA-1 just a different sound signature and you can’t really say which is superior or is the ERA-1 better from a technical, comfort and build standpoint?
     
  2. Sopp
    PhilW described ERA-1 as a planar Focal Clear and I second his viewpoint. So far, I think ERA-1 can compete LCD-2C in the price range. The sound signature is quite different and the choice depends on one's favorite.

    About build quality, the yoke is plastic and headband seem not genuine leather. I have no more complain except these two shortcomings.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
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  3. XERO1
    How does their bass compare to the LCD-2C?
     
  4. the fool
    How does this sound compare with lcd-x?
     
  5. Beagle
    Does anyone own these?
     
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  6. Sopp
    Bass is tighter on ERA-1.
     
  7. naynay
    Hi,how have you managed to get hold of these when all of the stockists are still waiting on delivery?
     
  8. Beagle
    I was wondering the same thing. And they have already been reviewed in HiFi News in UK.
     
  9. naynay
    The HIFI news article is just explaining what comes in the package not a review on the sound.
    There are no reviews on sound at present because they are not available to have and the dates given on websites for delivery are still not confirmed dates.
     
  10. Beagle
    There is a full review by Ken Kessler in the August issue.
     
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  11. Sopp
    Saw he ERA-1 listed on the distributor's website then asked a local dealer about the availability. Few days later I got a phone call and they had one for me to purchase.
     
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  12. naynay
    They should be available in most distributors to purchase on Friday 24th Aug.
    QUAD ERA-1 or MrSpeakers Ether C Flow?Will i hear that extra £1000?
     
  13. Max Choiral
    I wouldn't recommend buying Ether unless you hear it personally. No open, nor closed version worth its price in my humble opinion.
    Quad is a more safer bet if you have urge to buy smth new.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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  14. Sopp
    Owned MrSpeakers Mad Dos, Alpha Dog and tried Ether C. EAR-1 would be my choice if I can only pick one among these four.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
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  15. naynay
    Did you listen to the Ether C Flow as well people say it is a big improvement over the Ether c?
     
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