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Icefalkon
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Mar 23, 2018
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I tried these at the 2018 NYC CanJam. These cans sound FANTASTIC!
Mar 23, 2018
lugnut
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Mar 23, 2018
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Are they $1800 fantastic or something else $$$$ fantastic ?
Mar 23, 2018
Icefalkon
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Mar 23, 2018
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They're worth the $1800 in my opinion. I've heard a LOT worse for a lot more money.
Mar 23, 2018
ZhiyaoYoung
139
Mar 23, 2018
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What are those worse ones?
Mar 23, 2018
PanY
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Mar 23, 2018
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Agreed. Tried it in NUc CanJam and I definitely prefer this 2k headphone over the 3k HE1000v2. To me it’s at the same level with a 5k Abyss 1266.
I personally think it’s selling for a reasonable price. Actually I requested this drop but unfortunately I happen to be short of cash when it besomes available. The marginal costs for high end audio are never low.
Mar 23, 2018
FrostyP
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Mar 23, 2018
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Everything by Hifiman
Mar 23, 2018
Icefalkon
189
Mar 23, 2018
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Well PanY took the words out of my mouth. These are definitely better than the HE1K’s and they sound better than the ZMF’s. I too thought that they were on par with the Abyss.
Mar 23, 2018
Icefalkon
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Mar 24, 2018
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LOL I'm not a fan of his either.
Mar 24, 2018
PaganD
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Mar 24, 2018
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I agree on the a LOT worse for a lot of money as I have experienced the same but as I have not heard these being outside US, hard to say otherwise. The sad thing is there are many headphones overhyped for no reason by fans who have no idea. But then sound & the value, not cost, is highly subjective.
Mar 24, 2018
GymTurtle
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Mar 24, 2018
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The ZMF planars or dynamics?
Mar 24, 2018
ZhiyaoYoung
139
Mar 24, 2018
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Thanks for your information. I would consider this drop in the future if it comes back and I have enough money.
Mar 24, 2018
Icefalkon
189
Mar 24, 2018
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The dynamics of course. While they sound great, the Odin's are something completely different. Just my opinion.
Mar 24, 2018
PanY
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Mar 26, 2018
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Same situation here. Hope it won’t take 6 months to bring it back. I’ll reserve cash for it.
The only complaint is its weight. If you don’t care that, then there’s no better planar headphone under even double of this price.
If you want to buy something cheaper but no worse than the Odin, I’d recommend the Koss ESP950.
Mar 26, 2018
PanY
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Mar 26, 2018
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Yeah, I felt the Odin sounds similar to the HifiMan HE6. They both have solid and lush sound. But Odin has better micro dynamic and is much easier to drive.
Mar 26, 2018
ZhiyaoYoung
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Mar 26, 2018
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How about Audeze LCD4? Could it be better than Odin?
Mar 26, 2018
PanY
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Mar 26, 2018
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I don’t think so. Maybe it‘s a matter of personal taste. I think LCD4 is very overpriced.
Mar 26, 2018
Jdjung
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Mar 28, 2018
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Hi! Do you think these are better then the Stax L700?
Mar 28, 2018
PanY
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Mar 28, 2018
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Hi I haven't tried L700 so I cannot give you my opinion on it.
To me, electrostatics always give you more details and dynamics (even the cheap ones). But dynamic driver and planar headphones give you a different experience. They are different types of animals. Electrostatic headphones bring you good enough sound quality with less cost than dynamic drive/planar headphones.
Mar 28, 2018
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