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... hence "I look forward to" in my post. I'm well aware 3d printing of today is worthless to most people and can't produce anything remotely complex. I fail to see where in my post you could draw the conclusion I thought it was realistic for todays 3d printing. But eventually the technology will evolve to the point where yes we will be able to print our own cars, houses, phones, and headphones.

And when we can print cars and fancy headphones and whatnot things are going to have to change. Nobody is going to pay porche or fancy headphone company these insanely marked up prices anymore when that day comes. There was that failure of an anti piracy campaign that said "you wouldn't download a car would you?" and I'm afraid the answer for most of us is Yes. Hell yes we would. And as with today where a large portion of the population pirates they're going to have too many people downloading their own Lamborghini's to throw everyone in jail.

I understood the assumption that in the future it would be possible to download headphones, basically and was disagreeing with that assumption. I was expressing opinion that even with vast improvements in 3D printing it would be infeasible to just push the button and get something as complex and with as many different components made of different materials as a headphone, not to mention a car, just roll out from a 3D printer within few decade time-frame, if ever.

Suppressing my scepticism for a moment and assuming it would be possible to "print a car" - I find it still highly unlikely that a manufacturing technology like 3D printing could compete against proper mass production as far as cost effective goes. I mean if you could print a car "at home" surely it would be possible to print it cheaper "at the plant". Leaving aside to questions of intellectual property ....
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Damn those things look hideous and cheap. If I were to get new headphones now, I would get the new DT 1770 PRO from BeyerDynamic.
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Seriously, those headphones look so cheap in quality...and come on - that design - so damn ugly! doh.gif
2 cents for the parts...but sell it for 1,100 dollars. Nice...just like beats by Dr. Dre headphones.
You won't be bringing these outside anyway, hopefully tongue.gif
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bashing it cause it's not hip looking

kids nowdays
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Anybody that's going to make an argument with terrible grammar and the insult 'kid' isn't worth listening to.

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It would still be interesting to see those headphones reviewed.
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i regret getting my x1 now
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Electro-Static Speakers and Headphones are nothing special to me, they have to many issues for my liking. Looks like they suit the type of person that enjoys spending more time explaining what they are and how they work then actually using them. The price is not bad though.

Give me a pair of Grado PS1000 originals any day! I wish the HD800's had more bass because they are the most comfy headphones ever made!
Edited by hatlesschimp - 10/3/15 at 7:16am
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I realize that but they still look cheap in terms of quality and are selling it for a 10,000% markup. I feel like I am in the wrong industry if it's this easy to exploit people like this.
You would be shocked at how cheap computer parts are to make. Especially high-end ones because they all have markup as insane as high-end audio. You percieve quality through benchmark points, audiophiles percieve sound with their ears and measurements. Not much of a difference, both groups overspend on something they don't technically need.
 
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There's many more costs that go into building headphones than just parts though.

Research and development.
Focus testing
Consumer and professional trials
Manufacturing costs

And tons of other factors.

All of those go into the price, it's not just them coming up with some random number and slapping a mark up on it.

When you're looking at something as complex as Electrostatic headphones, there's a reason they cost so much more.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/3/15 at 7:42am
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