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FIRST REVIEWS: Shotgunshane:  https://drop.com/buy/drop-jvc-ha-fdx1-dual-carbon-iem/talk/2492647 Mkubota1: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/drop-jvc-ha-fdx1-dual-carbon-iem-available-in-the-us.912737/#post-15116376 Crinacle:  https://crinacle.com/2019/08/20/drop-jvc-ha-fdx1-unboxing/   GRAPHS: Jude: james444: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/drop-jvc-ha-fdx1-dual-carbon-iem-available-in-the-us.912737/page-4#post-15125113 Crinacle: https://crinacle.com/graphs/drop-jvc-ha-fdx1/     NAMING HELPER: JVC’s Base/Stock Product Name: JVC HA-FD01 Class S SOLIDEGE Inner Ear Headphones Collaboration Official Product Name: Drop + JVC HA-FDX1 DUAL CARBON IEMS Engraving on each earpiece: DROP HA-FDX1 DUAL CARBON   Don't worry, I have a decoder: (Actually, I cheated. I asked JVC.)    “HA” → HA means that headphones category in our regulation  “FD” → FD means that inner-ear headphones and especially "SOLIDEGE" category in our regulation  “DLC” → Diamond-Like Carbon....
Aug 20, 2019
Back in the U.S.A.
Some collaborations start with a community request for a specific product type.   Some start with a beloved community product.   Some start with a partner we really want to work with.   Some collaborations have proven, replicated modifications that the community have discovered and implemented.   Some products aren't readily available, they're pretty hard to get...   This project has all of the above.     COMMUNITY MANDATE Some people have been asking us behind the scenes for 2-3 years to work on a "high-end Dynamic Driver IEM that is balanced and natural with an effortless bass kick".   They have given a lot of reasons why we should do this: "Dynamic drivers have a more natural sound (timbre)" "Single driver IEMs don't have phase/timing issues that multi-drivers can have" "We like <XX dynamic driver IEM>'s effortless bass but the treble is just fatiguing" "We like the <XX dynamic driver IEM>'s mids & treble but the bass is just overpowering" "I'm willing to pay up to $500 for a...
Aug 9, 2019
Drop Wireless Headphones
Control Scheme
When enthusiasts talk about control schemes, they mostly complain. Which seems fair given most control schemes aren't great. Among the most consistent points, we see displeasure toward touch controls, and intuitive menu prioritization (single tap for virtual assistant, double tab for next track, etc). For this headphone, we're using one physical control for all major functions. The physical controller is a short throw joystick + button. We're still developing the joystick surface finish and shape. Here's a summary of the control scheme: To clarify the volume up and volume down, you're pushing the stick up or down with your thumb. Shockingly, up is volume up, down is volume down. What do you think? Did we draw the right conclusions on intuitive prioritization? Let us know your thoughts!
Aug 1, 2019
Drop + Terzuola ATCF Tanto Folding Knife
The Classic Shape that Shaped an Industry
Hey everyone, We’re proud of every design we launch and grateful to the partners who make them possible. However, in the case of the ATCF, I felt a great sense of personal responsibility to Mr. Terzuola because of the significance of the design and its place in the history of the cutlery industry. Bob’s design gave way to a whole new category of folding knife - the “tactical folder” - that now dominates the folding knife market. That’s why the ATCF (Advanced Technology Combat Folder) is known as “the classic shape that shaped an industry.” With a storied history and field-tested design, there wasn’t a lot we needed or even wanted to change. The biggest difference between the original handmade knife and our production version is the blade profile - the original is a drop point, and this knife has a tanto blade. This project actually didn’t start with asking Bob if we could make the ATCF, it started when we asked if Bob would design a knife with a tanto blade because we...
Jul 22, 2019