Mitchell & Johnson GL1 Headphones
Mitchell & Johnson GL1 Headphones
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The most affordable of Mitchell & Johnson’s hybrid electrostatic headphones, the GL1 has a design similar to its more expensive siblings, allowing you to enjoy the sound of an electrostatic headphone without having to own a specialized electrostatic amplifier. It does this with an electret driver, which works like an electrostatic driver but is permanently charged using a special diaphragm that can store and utilize this charge in everyday use Read More

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recserv
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Jan 19, 2019
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Already lost left channel. Seems to be where wire enters left ear up. No easy fix.
Jan 19, 2019
I_have_no_name
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Mar 6, 2019
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I don't know why headphones why made it with a fixed cable, especially when you consider the price that they're asking for it.
Mar 6, 2019
Billqs
65
Jan 13, 2019
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I think these have finally reached a price for decent return on purchase. The other off-branded version of this at the land of the giant river is about $60 so this is finally priced right. Although I do get a chuckle that the M&J versions are sitting right beside the Cyberdrives on the Amazon page, Cyberdrive $60 and the obvious matching M&J $169.99 (smoky London pub not included). But seriously I would argue at the current price if you want to try out a hybrid this would be a drop worth taking.
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Jan 13, 2019
bigshel
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Jan 14, 2019
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Cyberdrive... They stole a bunch of people's money on indiegogo in a couple campaigns. I'd avoid them at all costs.
Jan 14, 2019
Digital_Junkie
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Jan 1, 2019
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These have great low and highs -- buts mids are lacking. Nothing like the JP1 that I love. Maybe burn-in will help. I kind of doubt it ! Even the box they come in are cheap !! Get what you pay for in these headphones. But for the price -- they are decent.
Jan 1, 2019
MT56
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Jan 13, 2019
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DJ, do burn them in. I did not like my GL2's at first. But after burning in I now like them a lot. Sure I paid too much for them during their first drop, but at least I like them now. Nice and light weight for a full size headphone.
Jan 13, 2019
AudioJet
180
Dec 17, 2018
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Dec 17, 2018
AudioJet
180
Dec 26, 2018
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I snagged up the pair listed above from Amazon for 24 bucks and although the build quality is horrible they sound pretty good. Highs and lows are clear but midrange suffers terribly. Still burning them in. The cheap fabric cable is not replaceable but if it was I'd get a new one and replace the shallow earpads. I ended up giving them to my kid since he listens to mostly classical music.
Dec 26, 2018
Boxster
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Jan 13, 2019
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This is a fair assessment of the gl2 headphones as well. Good sound with horrendous build quality. At $40-70 it’s okay, but for anyone that paid msrp, I would have lost my mind.
Jan 13, 2019
mbvjmc
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Dec 16, 2018
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I purchased the GL2's from Massdrop recently. OOTB, they sounded like shit. After 72hrs of pink noise burn-in, they sounded not-shit but the stock earpads made the listening experience unbearable all around. Replacing the stock pads with Brainwavz hybrids finally lifted the veil from these cans: larger soundstage, more sub-bass, and a tad brighter than my beloved HD6XX's. However, compared to the HD6XX's, the GL2's were less resolving and vocal presentation was definitely second best. Build quality probably takes the largest hit (headband comprising mostly of cheap plastics) and nothing I've seen with the GL1's would change my mind regarding M&J's overall build quality of their offerings. All in all, the GL2 was a decent $70 purchase after a bit of pad rolling. For $500+? Lol, no.
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Dec 16, 2018
Siep
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Dec 16, 2018
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out of curiosity i read all the comments on this massdrop offer, i own the mj1 headphones, i bought from massdrop also, the discussion there also irritated me, there seem almost no honest reviews from massdrop members about the mitchell & Johnson headphones here, the truth is that , that they are exellent sounding headphones,and especially at the rediculous low price they are offered, true they have to be burned in a long time, at least 100 hours ore more, the cables they come with are garbage, buy better ones, you need a source of good quality, once you did this, you get high end sound for a rediculous low price,period.
Dec 16, 2018
jcslone
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Dec 20, 2018
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Siep is absolutely correct. The MJ1's require a different cable, hefty burn-in, different ear pads (the stock ones were too shallow for me, brainwavz oval pads will go on, stay on, and sound goo), and I ended up making mine semi-open. Really excited to try out the GL2 after the hidden gem of the MJ1
Dec 20, 2018
recservs
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Jan 5, 2019
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Where do you get a better cord, especially one without the 4-conductor plug. That cellphone push to talk is completely unnecessary and screws up the sound if you push the miniplug all the way into the jack. Is it hard to rewire?
Jan 5, 2019
SEVO2019
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Dec 15, 2018
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I received these headphones and was highly under impressed!! These GL 1 has cheap plastic supports and overall sound is marginal at best, yet its it worth only the cheap price being offered.
Dec 15, 2018
Restatic
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Nov 16, 2018
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How will this one be compared to my own set based on my quality ranking:
  1. Stax 3100 system - (The reference set from a friend of mine)
  2. BossHifi B8 - (Best ever 4Me! (the 'little' Fostex T60rp))
  3. Fostex T50RP - (Bass improved very good modded one)
  4. Superlux HD330 - (Wide open 'Stax' alike sound)
  5. AKG92 - (Good allround headphone just 4 fun)
I'm very curious about the combination of dynamic woofer and electrostatz height. I did rebuild electrostatic speakers myself. Also build a Float headphone, but want some electrostatic quality 'on the road' at work. Will the GL1 beat my BossHifi B8? What's your advice?
Nov 16, 2018
Billqs
65
Dec 15, 2018
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It *might* beat the Boss, but it will be blown into next week by the STAX. I have a lot of headphones with strengths and weaknesses, but none touch the STAX in what STAX does best- amazing vocals, amazing speed and a complete lack of distortion. There is a "you are there" feeling with the STAX that's just hard to convey unless you've heard them. Now these phones are 1/10th the price STAX entery level now, so it's not a fair comparison. At the current price you are probably getting the phones for what they got them from Verisonix. It seems they are liquidating supply. I feel sorry for M&J as two guys with a start-up, but their marketing seemed like it was created by the Bose marketing team during their off time. Smoky London clubs... geez.
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Dec 15, 2018
Uzuzu
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Dec 16, 2018
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they're a rebrander of some chinese OEM
Dec 16, 2018
Jayskins
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Nov 14, 2018
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i had backed a HP102 electrostatic from Verisonix that was on indiegogo last year. all i can say is that it has pretty good mid high, crisp, imaging and soundstage are great but theres no punch when it comes to low frequency, you should do a little tweaks on the equalizer to make it recognizable. but overall i loved it since i do listen mostly on female and male vocals. heres the link to the project; https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/electrostatz-hi-res-hybrid-dual-driver-headphones#/
Nov 14, 2018
Billqs
65
Dec 15, 2018
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Just for clarity, Verisonix is the OEM manufacturer for Mitchell and Johnson. They M&J's I were not a good buy at the $200+ level, but for 44 bucks they aren't a bad gamble. For the money, I would buy the small Emu Purplehearts that drop for $74.99. They sound better than anything at this price level should!
Dec 15, 2018
Billqs
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Dec 15, 2018
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Hey, I looked at the indiegogo and bluetooth electrostaz/dynamic hybrid sounds really interesting. Am I reading it right that it would be $99 currently? It might interest me, but I'd want to try some other phones from them first.
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Dec 15, 2018
DuCSport
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Nov 13, 2018
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If anyone wants to try a similar pair right away. I'll sell a nearly new pair of Sharkk Bravos, with the extra pads and bag for 45 shipped and I'll mail them right away.
Nov 13, 2018
Jimbobularry
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Nov 15, 2018
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Offer still on the table?
Nov 15, 2018
DuCSport
5
Nov 16, 2018
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Yes. Still have them.
Nov 16, 2018
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