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Anonymouse
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Mar 14, 2014
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RooR is the "Bose" or "Beats" of name-brand glass. Gimme Mobius, SYN, Dave Goldstein, etc, or I'm not interested. </snob>
Mar 14, 2014
andy
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Mar 14, 2014
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I disagree, we would never sell Beats or Bose on Massdrop. I would compare them more to Apple. Pricey, name brand, but quality. But now you are getting it good price.
Mar 14, 2014
Anonymouse
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Mar 18, 2014
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If RooR were like Apple they wouldn't use standard GonG fittings, they'd use some special diamater and angle of grind than meant you could only buy official RooR ash catchers, bowls, adapters, etc, and if they could find some way to do it, only RooR-brand "tobacco" also. Actually, they'd make sure their pipes were incompatible with ash-catchers completely; if you wanted more volume situationally you'd have to buy a whole new piece.
The point I was making last post is that so many other big name brands give you so much more performance, design and complexity for the same price. Trees and circs are old tech nowadays, and removable downstem designs ancient, and while other brands still use them too, they charge a lot less RRP, and have higher tech offerings further up the pricing scale. RooR only get away with their high prices for what they offer because of name recognition. The one way RooR are like Apple is that they spend much more on marketing than product development, and I don't like to reward this behaviour.
$330 RRP for one of these things when you can get a Mobius Ion w/ Matrix for that is absurd.
Mar 18, 2014
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