Some technical leaps happen without all the fanfare, though this one sings it’s own. Tube Audio Leaps Ahead of Solid State Using Graphene! Congratulations to Charles Whitener and all of the Western Electric team who are working diligently to bring the sound back,, to life, for us. https://www.westernelectric.com/blog/application-note-11202020 The synergies between old and new technologies, can simply amaze. This enigmatic siren song 300B tube, now incorporates one of the most advanced thin film technologies we have today, Graphene. WE is utilizing ALD to deposit Graphene, a technology of the future being used to produce quantum computers, Atomic Layer Deposition.
About to receive my replacement Focal Elex and worried about quality
My original Elex left driver went out 10 months in. The replacement is soon to be delivered. I'm worried that the same thing will happen to the replacement at some point. I've ordered the upcoming Drop HD-8xx hoping that it will usable for me like the Elex has been. With the Drop HD-8xx the inherent lift in the highs of the HD 800's has been partially dealt with and some lows added. I honestly don't like hyped treble when using headphones. I'm hoping that there is an open back phone that is somewhat linear like the Elex, and has a similar sonic signature. I don't want another headphone from Focal; just can't deal with this again. What non-Focal linear open back headphone easily competes with the Elex?
I have a pair of focal elex headphones. By far one of the best I've had but one side went dead yesterday. Not the cable issue and read that it is common with them. Could you advise what to do? Can it be fixed locally? Given it right be the driver or copper cable inside?
Online reviews spoke highly, but I was suprised by the detail in the sound. I was using a Dac/amp with an msrp of 1400 so I did not expect much. I did notice an immediate clarity improvement. Music, specifically words were no longer blurred.Singers seemed to make more of an effort to enunciate words more. Even using a $100 DAC the sound was top notch. Drop hit a home run with this product.