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KITTY
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Jun 12, 2017
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Has anyone else got the invitation letter from Massdrop? Massdrop is celebrating their anniversary and it says that they're having an all-new custom products and curated drops, plus giveaways, Massdrop swag (idk what that means), and other fun surprises, It's happening in June 19th-30th. I have a strong feeling that they're going to release the HD6XX again this Summer... and I am eager to buy a second pair... I'm debating if I should get this (T-X0) or just wait hoping that they will drop the HD6XX during the anniversary event...
Jun 12, 2017
zekken
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Jun 12, 2017
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I was lucky to buy the HD6XX and IMO, if you are only planning to get one pair, you should definetly wait for the HD6XX as they are overwall a better pair of cans than this ones (from my pov), however both cans are pleasant to listen to (i have the t50rp).
Jun 12, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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I wish I had the chance to listen how the t50rp sounds like. Would you mind sharing your experience with it and your personal thought about the product? Do you really think I should wait? Even if this is a great deal with a unique design, limited edition, and receives a lot of praises from a lot of people.... would I be missing out something important that I would regret later? I see that some people are saying that you should just save up you're money and invest a pair thats worth something more.
Jun 13, 2017
zekken
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Jun 13, 2017
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I'm not good describing sound signatures but two main things is that the hd6xx has more soundstage while the t50rp is more detailed due the planar nature. I recommend you to watch a review in youtube and decide then. By what I have read, this one is sligthly tunned so it won't sound too different to the stock t50rp.
EDIT: As you mentioned, it is a limited edition. I joined the drop even already having a pair xD and the hd6xx (aka hd 650) can be purchased anytime so it's a hard decision :(
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 13, 2017
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why would u need 2? one is planar and as u know one is not, variety is the spice. HD6xx is rumored to cost more next time.
i was able to get the hd6xx serial 404
Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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It's not like I got money laying around for me to spend everything I want haha. Why would I buy something where I'm going to feel like I won't be missing out a special occasion? I think I'll be pretty happy with another hd6xx than the t-x0.
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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fair enough. if u dont have a planar u should look into getting a set someday. they are a whole new world. IMO like audeze or mr speakers, offerings.
im in this drop but i may be ducking out. still on the fence.
Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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I've always been starring at Audeze. But, I think I can wait. Time will come for me perhaps. I'm in this drop, but I'm also on the fence... What are your thoughts and experiences with planars?
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 13, 2017
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i have the mr speakers mad dog. and love them. big plushy leather memory pads , highly rated planars as a whole. i once tried the audeze sine and loved them to death. some complained about the fit, they are on ear so depending on the size of ones noggin, they may not work for some. but i had to return them albeit reluctantly. should we flip a coin to stay in this drop or not? ha
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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r u staying in?
Jun 13, 2017
Elzizo
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Jun 13, 2017
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I can give you my experience since I own about 20 pairs of headphones. And no, I don't have an addiction....
All my headphones are plugged into a quality source, either my Schiit Joutenheim, or an Oppo HA-2SE, and audio files are either MP3 320kbps or FLAC. I own several pairs of planar cans ranging a from the Monoprice Monolith planar M560 and the second run of M1060, Fostex TR50RP MK II, and the Audeze LCD-2 and iSine 10. Planars from my experience are ultra resolving, almost to a fault, where any inconsistency in the audio track can be heard. The over the ear LCD-2​ and the M1060 are quite heavy, so long term listening can be problematic since fatigue can be a factor if you are not built like a linebacker. The sound out of the planars is very warm and fluid, and provides an excellent sound stage with crystal clear highs, warm mids and deep bass. One thing all my planars lack is isolation, so listening to them in a noisy environment does not work well.
I also own a barrage of cans from almost any manufacturer you can think of. For comparison well use my HD650 and HD6xx cans (yes I do own both). The HD650 are really a joy to listen to. They produce almost as good of sound quality as my LCD-2, but at 1/3 the price since you can get them for a little north of $300 on Amazon these days. They are debatably my most comfortable headphones, and resolve increadbly well with a large soundstage. Where I find the HD650 lacks where the TR50RP excel is for complex music like Prog Metal. The TR50RP you can clearly hear every instrument and detail, and can keep up (when powered with a good amp) with the heavy instrumentation from multiple guitars, drums, and keys. Don't get me wrong, the HD650 do a nice job, there is just better separation out of planar cans.
Long story short, it may behoove you to have more than one set of cans for different music types. It really comes down to what you are listening to, and in what environment, and what kind of a source since any of these mid-range cans will exaserbate any recording flaws in any track.
Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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Sorry, I was taking a nap. And I really don't know. I'm hesitating at the moment! What about yourself???
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Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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No need to tell me that you don't have an addiction. I envy you though. I wish I had 20 headphones haha.
Thank you for your valuable information. After reading your comment it's really hard for me to decide if I want to back down or not... I do tend to switch my headphones time to time depending on my mood, so I might want to give these a try...
Jun 13, 2017
Freezky
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Jun 13, 2017
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Hey thank you for sharing those precious insights! I was wondering if your Oppo HA-2SE is able to drive your MKII properly since that's the only dac/amp I have.
Jun 13, 2017
PolygonBronson
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Jun 13, 2017
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I love planar sound. The sound is so fast and engaging, especially the bass. I own a T20-RP MKIII, HE-400, and M1060 and I joined this drop in the first minute it was live (I'm excited for the added bass as compared to my MKIII). Any other quality planar experiences are going to set you back more than these will. It's an acquired taste but look at it this way, when the reviews for these phones start rolling in I can almost promise that a lot of people are going to regret not picking these up. I will be surprised if you aren't able to sell these cans for more than you bought them for, if you don't like them. If you are even slightly interested I would say, "pick these up!" It's a win-win.
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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Well so far I'm still in. :/
Jun 13, 2017
Elzizo
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Your welcome. Happy to help.
Jun 13, 2017
Elzizo
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The Oppo HA-2SE is much better at driving difficult headphones than the specs it has on paper. In high gain, the oppo powers the Fostex TR50RP MKII without a problem. It has an excellent DAC, and pretty impressive power for it's size.
Fun fact, you can use your Oppo as an external battery to power your phone on the go by pushing and holding the battery indicator button. This alone makes the Oppo indispensable since I travel often for work, with a lot of international travel.
Jun 13, 2017
Elzizo
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I'll second this point on resale value. A great example is the HD6xx sell for around $300 on the grey market (eBay etc.) and only sold for $199. I've been tempted to sell mine, but most likely will not since at some point either of my 2 young girls will destroy one or the other.
Jun 13, 2017
Elzizo
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I wouldn't be reluctant. These really are awesome cans. The upgraded pads alone make this an excellent value, let alone the accoustic changes.
Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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Lmao, me too :/
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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I'm leaning to staying in. What about you kitty
Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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I think i'll make my final decision when 1850 units are sold.
Jun 13, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 13, 2017
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What about the O2 Amp+Dac combo? I was planning to purchase the Joutenheim this year, but I end up buying the Noble X iem and Opus #1...
Jun 13, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 13, 2017
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Be. Strong.
Jun 13, 2017
Elzizo
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Jun 14, 2017
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The JDS Labs O2 is a nice little DAC/ AMP combo as long as you do not need a balanced connection. It will have plenty of power either for these TR50RP MKII remakes, or the HD6xx if you choose to wait.
I have the Joutenheim, and I am quite infatuated with it. The USB DAC is one of the best I have ever heard, and the amount of connection options is pretty impressive for the price point. It is also staggeringly powerful with a balanced connection. I never dial my volume pot past 3 out of 10 for my HD650s, and even then, it is uncomfortably loud at times on high gain.
Jun 14, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 14, 2017
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Are you using Alpha pads or from ZMF? I assume that's lamb skin?
Jun 14, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 14, 2017
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alpha pads. genuine lamb. great pads. its the way they came on the mr speakers mad dog. the pads are $60 should be interesting what happens when someone tries them on this new fostex
Jun 14, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 14, 2017
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Anyone thoughts on the Monolith M1060? T-X0 or should I save up for M1060?
Jun 14, 2017
Freezky
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Jun 14, 2017
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Thank you again, I was very worried about having to buy another amp! Looks like I won't need to sell my kidney ahah
Jun 14, 2017
Xpfreak
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Jun 14, 2017
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Hmmmm, OCD perhaps with 20+ cans owned? Mo' power to ya brother!
Jun 14, 2017
Xpfreak
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Jun 14, 2017
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Is there a discernable difference noticed beetween planar & circumaureal headphones? Are there any diagnostic sound curves out there for each? Curious fence sitter fer sure... Sure hope Massdrop rolls out the HD6XX by sennheiser soon again, missed out on that drop! Argh! Since this set of headphone seems to be the defacto standard on which all else is based on...
Jun 14, 2017
Vibrum
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Jun 14, 2017
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How do the HD6xx compare to the HD650s?
Jun 14, 2017
dwane5
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https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx here is the massdrop write up. basically, soundwise it is a HD650. i have the HD6xx love them.
Jun 14, 2017
Elzizo
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Jun 14, 2017
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I am including all of my IEMs, noise canceling and cans. I travel quite a bit to Japan for work, and go to Akihabara (electronics town) quite often to see all of the shiny electronic toys. Credit cards make it WAY to easy to bring home new things that conveniently fit into my bag. Between this, kids (2 little girls, 1 is 2 weeks old) and motorcycles, it seems I need to find cheaper hobbies.
Jun 14, 2017
Elzizo
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You know, other than some minor build quality changes where metal was swapped for plastic, I can not tell a difference. They honestly sound identical to my ears, and at $200, the 6xx are an incredible value. If you can wait, I'd wait for the 6xx to drop. If not, just get the 650s. They are my favorite headphones for long sessions while mashing a keyboard at work and just zoning out to bass heavy chill music (Mavis Staples, Otis Redding, Gorillaz, Lianne La Havas and Disclosure to name a few of my current favorites). I keep one pair at home and one pair at the office these days.
Jun 14, 2017
Elzizo
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Elzizo
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I own the Monolith M1060 and I like them, but I do not love them. They are very heavy and quite bulky, so for long sessions you will get some neck fatigue. I am no dainty flower (6'1 and 205 lbs) so there is something to be said for how large they are. They sound very nice, but brighter than the TR50RP MKII. They have a nice sound stage. Bass is punchy and full but not overwhelming. There have been some build quality issues, so if you are seriously considering the M1060, only buy the second production run since this addressed most of the communities issues with this latest build. Both are worthy considerations for a planar set of cans. Monoprice does have a 30 day return policy if you hate them. All it will cost you is the shipping which if I remember was about $15.
Jun 14, 2017
Vibrum
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Jun 14, 2017
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Dang alright, thanks. Was thinking of getting a pair of planars first (coming from an SR80e and some IEMs) but i good I'll grab the dropped hd6xx before that haha
Jun 14, 2017
qu11355
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Jun 14, 2017
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You can find a he500 for under $400 and you don't ever need to buy anything else. I have most of the high-end stuff. T1 hd800 th900 d7k he500. Its a split between the th900 and the he500 for me.
Jun 14, 2017
Xpfreak
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Jun 15, 2017
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oh yeah, right on bro. reading books is an inexpensive pasttime. Know the feeling, been there done that, except for the motorcycle...
Jun 15, 2017
sil3ntscr3am
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Jun 15, 2017
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That's IF, the HD6XX ever drops again. I'll definitely get in on one!
Jun 15, 2017
PolygonBronson
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Jun 15, 2017
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Here is a quote from Will of Massdrop.
"Love your post, voting with your wallet at it's finest. That said, I'm not answering your question because I want you to buy a K7XX, it's because you're right about the miss information floating around and I don't support alternative facts :p. Will there be more HD6XXs available? Yes, there will be more HD6XXs. When will there be more HD6XXs? We're working on that with Sennheiser right now. The demand for these headphones is massive, and it's a lot harder to find the time for 25,000 units of production than 5,000 units of production. With over 54k requests, we're trying to plan with Sennheiser so the next drop isn't gone as fast as the first. Will the HD6XX be the same price? That's what we're shooting for, but there is a possibility the price will have to increase. This is out of our control, all based on the prices Sennheiser gets from their suppliers. Will the website be able to handle the next launch? Yes. Following the 6XX launch, our engineering team overhauled our transaction system. Where it previously could only handle ~20 transactions per second, it can now handle several hundred per second. First drop took four years to prep, but we're hoping to improve on that for the second round � "
So it could be up to a couple of years from now before we see another drop for the HD6XX. There is no promise of the same $200 price either. Hopefully it stays under $300.
Jun 15, 2017
sil3ntscr3am
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Jun 16, 2017
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Awww...bittersweet news. Great that MD and Senn are planning the next HD6XX drops, but not soon enough for us. Haha!
I'll enjoy these T-X0 in the meanwhile.
Jun 16, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 16, 2017
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Massdrop has announced that they're a dropping 1 secret headphone (Massdrop collaboration) during the anniversary. I wonder what it is... I'm actually more curious to wait and see than purchase the T-X0.
Jun 16, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 16, 2017
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there was a headphone announced today to be dropped on monday akg m220. this is likely that which u speak of
Jun 16, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 16, 2017
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Damn, I was actually expecting something more than that ): And why aren't they named AKG M22X instead? It's a trap!
Jun 16, 2017
Yakov
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Jun 16, 2017
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It's just a recolor of an existing headphone AKG manufactures.
Jun 16, 2017
Petronas44
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Jun 16, 2017
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The word you are looking for is dynamic driver vs planar and it just depends on model to model of each but planar headphones are popular because they tend to have bass that extends deep and smooth mids and treble but modern high end dynamic drivers could do all of this to it just comes down to preference in the end, I prefer dynamic to planar but to each there own
Jun 16, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 16, 2017
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Exactly... wow my expectation has been ruined lol. I read the it again and it says headphones, so I assume there will be more than one headphone during the anniversary event?
Jun 16, 2017
dwane5
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Headphones are a pair. Hence the plural.
Jun 16, 2017
KITTY
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Don't u dare destroy my dreams. I'm trying to be positive here.
Jun 16, 2017
Xpfreak
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Ah hah! Marketing hype with opinions to confuse... Thank you for the clarification/s indeed!
Jun 16, 2017
dwane5
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aw ... since u dont have any planar this should be right up your alley. a planar at this price is a steal. i cant see a collabo worth speaking of for awhile (just a hunch). i can only imagine a collabo with with audeze.
Jun 16, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 16, 2017
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True True, but the M1060 caught my attention recently. Heard a lot of good things about it. Some say it resembles to LCD-2. I just realized fathers day is coming up... I need extra cash lol.
Jun 16, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 16, 2017
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true true but they are really large and heavy. maybe not the best planar option there is. cost factor aside. fathers day doesnt mean anything to me.
Jun 16, 2017
Elzizo
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Jun 16, 2017
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They are similar to the LCD-2, but also different. They are more or less a blend between Hifiman 400i's and LCD-2's. Neither are an exact comparison, but you can see features of each in the headphones. With that saidm this is an admirable first pass by Monoprice to make an affordable Hi-fi set of planars, and for that I commend them for the effort. To take community feedback and incorporate the changes in less than 6 months into a design is also pretty astounding.
Others are correct that they are quite heavy, so keep that in mind.
Jun 16, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 16, 2017
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I may bail. Since I have the mr speakers mad dog already.
Jun 16, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 19, 2017
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1849! :o
Jun 19, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 19, 2017
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Palms sweaty, knees weak.
Jun 19, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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I WAS RIGHT! HD6XX COMES OUT IN 5 DAYS <3 !!! Should I another pair of HD6XX INSTEAD <3 I LOVE EM!
Jun 21, 2017
Yakov
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Jun 21, 2017
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Aw, shoot.
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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My instincts were right! Well, time to bail off from this drop~
Jun 21, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 21, 2017
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Isn't it too late to bail? I bailed a few days ago
Jun 21, 2017
Yakov
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Jun 21, 2017
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I'm in for both. I always wanted a pair of these headphones.
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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I just bailed lol.
@Yakov Lucky you! I want'em both, but my wallet is filled with depression.
Jun 21, 2017
sailcat
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Jun 21, 2017
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I was lucky enough to get a HD6XX on the last drop so I am sticking with my order of the T-X0. Not gonna bail on this drop and not gonna try for another HD6XX. Standing pat!
Jun 21, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 21, 2017
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250 for them is a drag.
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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Good luck for you buddy! Hope you like it. It was hard for me to decide if I should stay or not, but I made my decision believing that this headphone is only an entry planar. Even though the price is right and the quality itself might be good, maybe I should save up for a better planar headphone in the future. It's tempting since it's one of a kind, but I'll save up for something better. I've mentioned it before multiple times that I really want to try out the m1060 haha. Hope it's worth it once I get them.
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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It really is, $50 more expensive than the previous drop. Better than spending $300 from other places tho and I do like this dark blue from Massdrop.
Jun 21, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 21, 2017
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Duly noted. Some don't like the color
One could always paint them
Jun 21, 2017
sailcat
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Jun 21, 2017
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Well, as planars are concerned, I already have a Hifiman HE-400i and an Oppo PM-3. I just want a T-X0 to satisfy my curiosity...plus the price was right. Kind of a win/win, in my opinion. Good luck with the m1060, by the way. I hope you enjoy them!
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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It is, after all its our hobby to collect and try different headphones. They're all unique on its own way and we want to use different headphones depending how our moods are. I just love the wide sound stage on the HD6xx
Jun 21, 2017
Silverion77
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Jun 21, 2017
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wide soundstage?! First time I've heard the 6x0s regarded as wide...lol
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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Sound is subjective?
Jun 21, 2017
snapacap
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Jun 21, 2017
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agreed. I wouldn't say wide, I would say accurate.
Jun 21, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 21, 2017
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wide with just enough bottom is how i like it. i call it bootyfunk
Jun 21, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 21, 2017
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Jun 21, 2017
dwane5
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Jun 25, 2017
KITTY
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Jun 25, 2017
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WHY HELLO DER
Jun 25, 2017
zhouharvey
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Jan 4, 2018
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You should try HE-6. HE500 is high value, but after you hear an adequately amped HE-6 you will never look back.
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