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I really like the way these look. But I'm concerned that so few people are buying in. Is the price point close to something a lot better? I've heard lots of good reviews so I don't understand.
$699.00 is not cheap + Kennerton headphones not being popular. It’s hard to throw money at something at this price with little reviews. I decided to try them in the previous drop and I’m very satisfied, the construction is solid and the sound is very good. Around this price you can get the Campfire Audio Cascade or the Audeze LCD-2C, from the three I feel the Vali are the most neutral, the audeze darker and the cascade strange (kind of v shaped), anyway the Vali stand up and compete in sound quality for the price range, a really good option.
Thanks for more information. Headphonics has a good review too and they are pretty accurate from what I’ve been able to listen to.
I've got both these and the Cascades. And an Elex on the way. I'm impressed with both, and will be using the Cascades for my office work (the closed cans are worth it in this scenario). I have some more expensive open cans that I'm using right now, but hope to give the Vali a more worthwhile listen in the future. Thus far, I have enjoyed my time with the cans and would recommend it (if spending this ludicrous amount of money on headphones is a consideration for you). The build is quite solid, the wood cup detail is impressive. The gimbles are clunky, but functional and will likely last forever. The headband is thin, but quite nice during long listening sessions.
Like I mentioned before, I can't comment too much on the actual sound quality comparisons--my ears have been tainted by so much change in gear and source recently. I will say that I am looking at purchasing the upcoming *THROR* from Kennerton whenever they finalize it
I used to own the original, shortly after they came out ... an excellent headphone .. perfect all rounder .. I'd equate them somewhat ~w the Klipsch Heritage HP-3.
Did you get a chance to compare them with the Elex, and what were your thoughts?