ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Dual-Driver Headphones
ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Dual-Driver Headphones
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Praised by InnerFidelity, Headfonics, and Headphone Guru, the ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 delivers all the magic of electrostatic headphones—that immediacy, transparency, and detail—with one key difference: It doesn’t require a traditional electrostatic amplifier. The company’s patented SBESL (Self-Biased Electrostatic) technology eliminates the need for an AC connection to provide a polarizing voltage, something that most electrostatics require Read More

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NCDonaldson
5
Apr 23, 2019
Beware the headband - plastic parts, and no repair offered by the manufacturer. Not cool for a $1,1000 headphone. Sound is incredible - build quality due to plastic parts that fail through normal use, not so much.
allanjelly
2
Apr 14, 2019
I would not comment on the quality of these headphones based on the specs. I own a pair of them and I love them - and believe me I'm a picky consumer. I fell in love after listening to them at my favorite store. What I heard was the most believable midrange you can buy if you don't want to enter 3k USD price territory. The highs and the staging was also fantastic - and I'm very sensitive in this area. If you are a base fan - you will not be overwhelmed. Lows are there - but more like on the concert - adding to the music than like in a studio - 100% technically correct. Don't get me wrong - they are not boomy at all, they are just a little bit relaxed when you compare them to what is technically possible. For me it just adds to the fun factor they have - they just LOVE to play music - transposing you to the event. If you want to know to what they are comparable - it's easy - they are like my AKG Q701 on steroids. With more midrange and base - as if you just bought an AKG model but two levels above the Q701. And by the way - they ARE picky. After I listened to them for the first time I encountered them during some audio show - I had a listen, even showed them to my friend - what a horror. I wasn't sure how I could be so wrong - they just sounded like 50$ headphones. Only later on did I confirm that this was a component mismatch. They just need an amp of quality, NOT of power, they are really sensitive on themselves so they are not really hungry. Actually, you would be surprised - they sound really decent connected to the phone, but they will appreciate any better source and will reward you with the feast of music.
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tumaru
16
Apr 14, 2019
I want pics of the drivers
William_Shiu
163
Apr 10, 2019
The appearance of this looks very much like a pair of Phillip's X1/X2 to me
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jonRock
147
Apr 9, 2019
I wonder how the sound quality of these compares to the JP1? These D1000 seem a little too pricy.
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LIBY555
134
Apr 10, 2019
No comparison whatsoever. Tonality wise these are HD800 with more bass. They are a really really good headphones, and very comfortable as well. The only downside is that just like the HD800's they are very picky in terms of amplification, so you better have some high-quality setup if you want to enjoy them to the fullest.
msokolov
0
Apr 9, 2019
Hello everybody! What all the fox thinking? I have AKG k340 dual driver electrostats modified. Should I pay attention to this poll as a pair to my HD800? Do they need a really powerfull amp? SS or tubes preffered?
bigshel
258
Apr 9, 2019
Headfi has quite a few reviews on them https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/enigmacoustics-dharma-d1000.21231/ Reviews seem to suggest you're experience will be dependent on how sensitive you are to a 9khz peak and how you like your low end.
William_Shiu
163
Apr 10, 2019
If you want to collect something "atypical" and don't mind the price tag (obviously you can afford HD 800) then why not. According to the review from InnerFedility, there are flaws in terms of sound quality which suggested by distortion data and measurements. Personally I wouldn't bet my budget on such new product(s) especially when it already has pre-existing downfalls being suggested. My other concern would be the longevity as well as uniformity of the "Washi paper based" diaphragm of the driver. Although Washi (simply means Japanses paper and is not particularly thin) has a wide variety of applications, headphone design requires precise machinery and sensible physics, which is vastly different from arts and lamination of windows. Even vintage speakers with paper based cone require re-coning of the diaphragm at some stage, due to deterioration caused by ambient humidity. With prolonged listening, I wonder if the diaphragm would absorb the vapours and moisture from the user's sweat thus affecting its mechanical properties. The design just doesn't sound right to me in this regards.
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I would not comment on the quality of these headphones based on the specs. I own a pair of them and I love them - and believe me I'm a picky consumer. I fell in love after listening to them at my favorite store. What I heard was the most believable midrange you can buy if you don't want to enter 3k USD price territory. The highs and the staging was also fantastic - and I'm very sensitive in this area. If you are a base fan - you will not be overwhelmed. Lows are there - but more like on the concert - adding to the music than like in a studio - 100% technically correct. Don't get me wrong - they are not boomy at all, they are just a little bit relaxed when you compare them to what is technically possible. For me it just adds to the fun factor they have - they just LOVE to play music - transposing you to the event. If you want to know to what they are comparable - it's easy - they are like my AKG Q701 on steroids. With more midrange and base - as if you just bought an AKG model but two levels above the Q701. And by the way - they ARE picky. After I listened to them for the first time I encountered them during some audio show - I had a listen, even showed them to my friend - what a horror. I wasn't sure how I could be so wrong - they just sounded like 50$ headphones. Only later on did I confirm that this was a component mismatch. They just need an amp of quality, NOT of power, they are really sensitive on themselves so they are not really hungry. Actually, you would be surprised - they sound really decent connected to the phone, but they will appreciate any better source and will reward you with the feast of music.
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