Product Personalization? (Audiophile)
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Hey everybody, We want to ask a simple question…
Do you care about personalizing the products you’re most passionate about?
This could include your name or initials, or even just serialized numbers to make it truly one of a kind and made especially for you. In the Audiophile Community, this would mainly mean your headphones (as we’ve done this kind of thing in the past), but could also mean other products too. If there’s enough interest here, we can take this to the next step. We’ll also pose this exact question to other communities as well if we believe this is something the community truly desires.
We’re listening closely so let us know in the comments below.


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Whitedragem
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Sep 29, 2019
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across the site (aka branding Drop products/personalisation)? I feel that certain items already do this well, but more consumer awareness needs to be raised that Drop versions of products are often highly customised, and likely an improvement over the vanilla part (EG Beyerdynamic DT177X customisations done to improve the sound) I feel that making Drop ‘cool’, ie a little logo or something that ‘brands’ the parts would allow a sense of recognition for the pieces when we are ‘out and about’. Might not matter so much on a pocketknife,.. but headphones are worn in quite overt ways. Saying ‘Drop bought’ need not be linked to budget conscious buys, but to promote pride in Drop collaborated productions; pieces that are rare or improved over the mass market retail experience consumers presently have. An example forms with regards to the Loopwheeler pieces that Drop has... Something to say ‘made with perfection and attention’ or a badge that announces ‘curated piece’/‘special order’ is what Drop should be doubling down on. If only a few million people have ever looked at the Drop webpages, then lets allow that ‘high five’ hand slap/eye acknoledgement- the knowing glance followed by a ‘head nod’ that signifies; good on you & kudos/respect... to be shared amoungst DropOuts (people not presently on the Drop page?).. Some configurable branding to be applied could be offered to specific runs, certainly first runs (if time allows), or special ‘user requested’ production runs that Drop is proud to offer. Eg hifi parts that have been Drop up-spec’ed or configured- some sort of little badge or transfer/print that says I am patiently chosen, and build to a desired high(er) quality. Brand recognition may then happen, of course,.. for tax purposes; money spent setting this up should be allocated to ‘advertising budget’... I know I’d dig knowing if some ‘dude on the bus’ has customised headphones... That person on the train in front of me, ‘serenely smiling out the window’ all of a sudden has personality. Drop unique identifiers highly warranted AND welcomed. ’make it so’
Sep 29, 2019
nick_t
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Sep 16, 2019
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Yes make it happen, but the most important thing for most of us, is sound and comfort, period.
Sep 16, 2019
winterhalter
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Sep 12, 2019
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Absolutely no interest in writing my name on things.
Sep 12, 2019
SRVVZR
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Aug 20, 2019
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No. Not on a nonremovable part. If it were on something like the plates of Beyerdynamic Custom One, or Vmoda m-100, that's fine, because it's a replaceable with a plain part once you realise insert-slogan-or-symbol-here is not you or you want to resell. Something like that would be ok, but it wouldn't be something that would interest me. It seems to be more of a gaming community thing then audiophile. And I would rather see resources go to shortening end of drop to ship time, and getting more drops on freshly hyped products. Eg: Like when people's minds blew with the T2 and like they are currently blown with the audiosense t800
Aug 20, 2019
PlayModeOn
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Aug 19, 2019
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It depends, if I bought a beautiful crafted headphone made in Japan such as the ATH-A1000Z and A2000Z or Fostex cans, I would try to keep it in mint stock original condition.
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Aug 19, 2019
ahaluska
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Aug 19, 2019
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Actually the stuff I care most about, I prefer no personalization. I just prefer a more refined, sleek, and modern look. I feel personalizations take away from that imo.
Aug 19, 2019
Ergomuse
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Aug 18, 2019
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Not interested in putting my name or initials on any gear due to poor resale. I would be interested in other limited run exclusives such as premium materials or components that improve build quality or aesthetics.
Aug 18, 2019
Ergomuse
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Aug 19, 2019
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I think the exclusiveness would generate more sales to offset cost of premium materials, components, or extras.
Aug 19, 2019
jasonblr
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Aug 14, 2019
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Though I would personally love to have that option. But I have had bitter experience in past (as someone also commented already), when you want to resell the gear later - why would anyone want something with your name / the value drops. But the serial number is a good option, again - there is no standard so there is no way you can get the same across your gear even if they are from the same maker.
Aug 14, 2019
RayceManyon
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Jul 30, 2019
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Nope.
Jul 30, 2019
AnotherVoice
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Jul 25, 2019
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No. Seems like cheesy marketing to me.
Jul 25, 2019
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