Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
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Following the success of the Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00, we teamed up with another brand that Foster manufactures headphones for, E-MU Systems, to bring you a new pair of purpleheart headphones—this time smaller, lighter, and perfectly suited for on-the-go use. The Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart features handcrafted solid wood enclosures and biocellulose drivers, like its full-size relative, with a more understated aesthetic and a warm, appealing, non-fatiguing sound Read More

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zep483
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Nov 9, 2019
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GREAT review below:
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https://youtu.be/Kz51PSK_QZU
Nov 9, 2019
HowlAndSqueak
6
Oct 17, 2019
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After 2.5 years of daily wear at a desk job one of the ear pieces snapped off. Very sad day.
Oct 17, 2019
erflugerman
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Oct 22, 2019
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Oct 22, 2019
Saxelrod92
12
Oct 9, 2019
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Just got mine today, one thing that I noticed is that the wood cups rattle a bit. They are not firmly in place, they instead rattle in and out just a tiny amount. Is that normal, or do I have to tighten some screws internally (I'd rather not have to)? Doesn't seem to cause and sound changes, just a little annoying when I move my head and the rattle is amplified internally.
Oct 9, 2019
takahamass
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Oct 10, 2019
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Cool, didn't know about the oxidation. Like you, I think they look very good anyway. Regarding the loose cups, you would think that they would be 100% secure and tight when they leave the factory. Hmmm.
Oct 10, 2019
Saxelrod92
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Oct 10, 2019
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Yeah I would've hoped so, but apparently not and I'm not the only one in this discussion thread even. The guy at Drop who designed this pair said in an earlier post about the same issue to just take the pads off, undo the 2 screws holding the driver cover, and behind there tighten the 2 screws holding the cups in place. Its at least an easy fix, but I dont feel like taking eveeything apart, esp since it doesnt change the sound at all if they rattle a bit.
Oct 10, 2019
takahamass
12
Oct 8, 2019
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Just received mine, sound great so far. Should be called "Walnutheart" or "Brownheart" or "Non-Purpleheart" because there is zero, absolutely zero, purple-ish color, tint, or suggestion here. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't really matter to me (they still look great), but it would have been nice to have the color look somewhat close to that shown in the pictures. If shown to 100 random people, I doubt anyone would identify "purple" as a colorway.
Oct 8, 2019
HarryJ
4
Jul 9, 2019
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A REMOVABLE-CABLE version of this headphone in a future drop would be nice.
Jul 9, 2019
dhruv
0
May 14, 2019
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  • Is there student discount available on Massdrop of any sorts?
May 14, 2019
erickong
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Jul 3, 2019
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Referral links only give you $10 off your next order, after your first purchase right? That's what I remember
Jul 3, 2019
erickong
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Jul 3, 2019
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Nvm
Jul 3, 2019
Oscar_dziki
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May 5, 2019
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Selling basically CAL!s for 75 $ on Massdrop is far from bergain. Also as a long time user of at least 2 pairs of Aurvena Lives, please believe me when I tell you that these will fell apart after few months if you use them as portables. These are not portable headphones.
May 5, 2019
spade38
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May 10, 2019
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I absolutley thought the same thing, having a set of Aurvana Lives myself. Except for the wood, its the same headphone. Just buy the SXFI amp and get a pair of them for "free".
May 10, 2019
Xadro
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Apr 22, 2019
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I've had them for about a week now, and i've noticed that they are getting quite uncomfortable after abou 2h listening, are there replacement earcushion or however they are called, or do i need to stretch them somehow`?
Apr 22, 2019
erickong
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Jul 1, 2019
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That's one of the drawbacks of on-ear headphones. You could try aftermarket pads
Jul 1, 2019
zanthine
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Aug 6, 2019
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I’m wearing them right now with replacement ear cushions. They’re actually the Dekoni sheepskin made for the AT M50x. They show up here frequently. They’re a skootch too big, but not as bad as you might think. It keeps the drivers off my ears and I think increases the sound stage ( though I’m aware that may be confirmation bias, lol). At any rate they sound great and are a LOT more comfortable. Note: I tried some velour pads first, but I really prefer the sheepskin. Your mileage may vary.
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Aug 6, 2019
suchfail
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Apr 17, 2019
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Would these be a better purchase than the Philips Performance SHP9500 if i could get them for a similar price? newegg has a sale going and im trying to figure out the better purchase. I love how these look, just dont know how the sound quality compares.
Apr 17, 2019
Oscar_dziki
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May 5, 2019
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That depends what you expect from headphones and how will you use them.
May 5, 2019
spade38
19
May 10, 2019
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I just returned the SHP9500. I found them very thin sounding. Maybe i got a bad set, who knows, but I did not find them to be as good as most of the reviews for them are.
May 10, 2019
axeldna
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Mar 28, 2019
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Considering I'm also looking for a truly portable DAC/AMP and people says these headphones are like Creative Aurvana Live, is a better choice to get the Creative SXFI + Aurvana SE for an additional $65??? SXFI is supposed to be able to drive high impedance headphones too.
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Mar 28, 2019
axeldna
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May 11, 2019
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Thank you for sharing. So, SXFI is not so good with high impedance headphones. Well, at least it can drive them. I guess with my Sennheiser HD 58X (150ohm) SXFI should provide a better experience.
May 11, 2019
spade38
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May 11, 2019
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I mean it works, but nowhere near as good as a desktop amp would for something with that high of an impedance. Honestly, i hardly everr us the Holographic sound option. I have tried it withbthe Meze 99 Noirs as well..works great for those. At this price and with it coming with a decent set of cans (the Aurvana SE is mostly plastic, but they sound way better than you think they would), you cant really go wrong.
May 11, 2019
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