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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a2channelman
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May 17, 2020
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I may be in the minority here but I could care less about that. I have a dream that one day a audio manufactures will discover there are more than blue LED's available. Imagine a World with Red , Green or even Amber LED's ! . At one point in time you knew what brand of gear from a glance at several feet away, they all had their own look. Now it's a endless sea of oh so bright blue tackiness. I want to listen to it not land a 747 on it.
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May 17, 2020
alphamachina
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Jun 15, 2020
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A nice, sedate amber LED would be fantastic.
Jun 15, 2020
Logistics
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May 9, 2020
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You're always going to have the group of consumers who buy equipment to try and then resale because they moved on to something they like better. Those users really, need not comment, here. A "nay" doesn't seem constructive, here as the question truly, facilitates asking those who DO want customization, what sort of options they would like to see. And it makes sense, when you consider the ridiculous things Bentley and Rolls Royce owners spend money on to customize they're vehicles. I would humor custom paint jobs or options such as leather-clad cups or other textiles. Hey, people custom paint their shoes, these days.
May 9, 2020
SUPERTOMMO
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Jul 22, 2020
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Being in a sorta-yes camp myself, I still feel that a ratio between yes and no is also important for Drop. They have to make sure that a certain portion of their customers are willing to buy whatever they want to come up with.
Jul 22, 2020
freeyuki
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Apr 3, 2020
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I don't care at all for names or anything but engraving an image on something like an IEM would be cool. Not too much into headphones and the like as I think it's too much. Something similar to engraving option on JDS lab's elements 2 would be cool.
Apr 3, 2020
SergeyRome
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Apr 1, 2020
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I ain't Diresta to put my name of my stuff. That said - I do like to give a customer paint-job to my gear :)
Apr 1, 2020
pschneid
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Mar 31, 2020
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Not at all. Don't even like the big serial numbers now. Adding your name would hurt any resale, and it can make our already 'eye catching' hobby a bit too gaudy. I would never choose a personalization option.
Mar 31, 2020
R530er
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Feb 11, 2020
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Not printed, like in he example, but of it is emgraved/carved/embossed, then yes, having the OPTION to do that would be really cool.
Feb 11, 2020
dcime
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Feb 9, 2020
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Yes. A great way to identify oneself with audio life choices.
Feb 9, 2020
Nutellah
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Dec 26, 2019
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No, maybe color swaps but not naming on it, often looks nasty
Dec 26, 2019
timbarnes
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Dec 16, 2019
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No, personalization seems unnecessary, and likely to reduce resale value. Perhaps it might make sense for portable products where there's a significant risk of losing the item?
Dec 16, 2019
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
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