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come on guys bring this drop back!
i have a suspicion that they will drop again after the first lot is recieved and shipped, as it was limted to 270 units but they only sold 124, now idk if they ordered the full 270 or only the 124 + some extra in case of faults, but im hoping they ordered the full 270 so they can drop it again once its in stock at their warehouse :) fingers crossed!
We'll see, Mr.Speakers manufactures everything in house. Im fairly certain Dan ordered the right amount of materials to make the ones that were ordered. He ordered materials after the drop closed (I think anyways)
Other than the price, they're great headphones. They're my default closed cans for the work environment (off of FLAC -> D50 -> Woo WA5-LE amp).
However, don't be too surprised if the sound quality isn't head and shoulders above some of the less expensive options. I have a pair of Monoprice 1060c headphones, for example, which are largely similar to the MrSpeakers, other than the exaggerated bass (on the 1060c) -- which I quite enjoy, depending on what I'm listening to! On the other hand, the build quality of the MrSpeakers is 10x better than the Monoprice cans, and the included case is 80% smaller, and so on. Lastly, if you want more bass, you can always boost it in the DAC or amp stage, but it's a bit harder to tune the Monoprice cans to match what you get (i.e. reality) from the MrSpeakers.
The big question is: At this price, are they worth it? I would not hesitate to suggest these MrSpeakers, for someone who needs closed cans and likes good headphones and doesn't mind paying for it! (I have the originals, not the ones coming from Massdrop. I doubt that the sound differences are that significant, but I'd definitely pay extra to get rid of the Massdrop logo ;-)
You would be battling the "Law of Diminishing Returns" at this price point. I'm with you too, but I think for me -$1000 is enough quality. Going from 4XX to LCD-2C was an improvement, but at a $530 difference. LCD-2C are $800, so going to a $1600 pair of cans, will have even less of an improvement due to LODR playing a bigger role. Still lots of fun either way!
I don't think that you can go wrong with these. +/- $500 is just $500 ... they're good cans.