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QUAD ERA-1 Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by FastAndClean, Apr 24, 2018.
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  1. Beagle
  2. gtrx333
    Looking for a comparison to the Mr speakers AFC. How are these in terms of sound isolation? The AFC isolate like a boss.
     
  3. FastAndClean
    these are open back headphones, what kind of isolation do you expect from that?
     
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  4. kid vic
    Adding on to what fastandclean stated, these are open, they isolate like an intern.
     
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  5. gtrx333
    Wasn't sure from the pic. Oh well. Still curious how they compare
     
  6. Jodet
    The Quads apparently have the same size connectors as the Focal's. I wonder if that means you could use the Focal cables on them?

    Surprised they've only sold twenty pair on Massdrop so far.
     
  7. Topmounter
    25 now :)

    I guess Massdrop has to make hay when they can, but I was close to pulling the trigger on the Elex drop before I saw the Quads (which I didn't expect so soon after release and positive hype from RMAF). I'm excited to hear how the Quads compare to the Massdrop HE4xx's, which I'm really enjoying.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
  8. Jodet
    Yeah, my HE4xx's have been a real eye-opener for me (or should I say 'ear opener'?). I'm becoming disenchanted with $1500+ cans. Seems there's always some little flaw that pops out at you because everything else is so good. I haven't popped for the Quads yet but it's only a matter of time.
     
  9. Level5
    Found a very critical review with comparisons.



    I'd pass on these or pay a bit more for elex instead.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
  10. Jodet

    'I've listened to these for four days on my Emotiva amp now here's my review'. Not very helpful really. Also he added 40 grams to the weight, Quad says they're 420grams not 460.
     
  11. Jodet
    Well this drop has blown up. The Quad importer has stated specifically that the products in this drop don't come from them or the manufacturer.

    So Massdrop is now a gray marketing scheme? What a mess. I've cancelled my order, but of course may never hear back from Massdrop (they're not known for good customer service) so I had my credit card company cancel the transaction. It's been a real PITA.
     
  12. elira
    I remember that also happened with a Grado drop. Sometimes Massdrop finds a Dealer overseas willing to sell them for less.
     
  13. Jodet
    So the business model is stated as 'we work with manufacturers to deliver great prices on products people want' and the truth is 'we'll scam our way to your credit card any way we can'? Nice.
     
  14. kid vic
    I think that's very much grey market, not sure if I consider that a scam though
     
  15. Jodet
    Well they've leaned hard on the 'we work closely with our vendors' theme. Now they're getting 'cease and desist' letters from a 'supposed' vendor. If it's not a scam it's 'scammy'.
     
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