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Am I the only one who thinks the lamda series of headphones actually look kind of cool?
 

Yes. :hannibals

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post #52 of 70
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This. These are not CONSUMER products these are meant for professionals and professionals treat their items as TOOLS. Have you ever seen how some photographers totally duck tape their cameras to make them look less obvious? It's because it's a tool, who cares what it looks like you want the best
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Seroously, this.

I'm not even a pro photographer and I run ghettorigged duct tape and cardboard lens hoods.

Screw paying 35 quid for a genuine Canon hood.

Tools aren't meant to look great. They are meant to be rugged, do the job, be usable and withstand the load.

Accept that these are consumer products. But the target audience of these is still going to view it the same as you both have said. These are meant to be at the top-tier of headphone performance. The people buying these are going to be (hopefully) so involved in their music experience that it won't matter what they look like.

However, for some, weight and lack of comfort are big factors that can ruin a pair of headphones for most anyone.
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They could have made them sound just as good without being so ugly. Don't make excuses for the uninspired design. Looks like a knock off of the square monster headphones

You should really do some research on how open-backed headphones work before spouting off opinions as facts. Sure they could have made it look 'pretty' for people, but in the case of a headphones manufacturer like Stax, function is valued much above form.
 
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post #53 of 70
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as opposed to the larger fraction of people on this forum acting superior to those who play game on consoles? Who act superior for using nvidia hardware over AMD, act superior for using intel processors over AMD who act superior for using EK watercooling over XSPC or Alphacool or Bitspower.

I wouldn't be surprised if there's something in your life that you're passionate about, but scoff at another brand. Maybe you like Hyuandai but scoff at Dodge.
I have my preferences but never a leftist attitude .... EVER! It's immature and rude.

That being said its like any other hobby. I see no reason not to buy $1000 cans if that's what you do. It's just weird to me.
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Ow. Those look uncomfortable as hell, even if they are supposed to use driver system with the highest amount of fidelity. I already detest on ear headphones (high clamping pressure, sound leakage, worse SQ, often very uncomfortable) but these look like they will crush my ears after around 10 seconds. I get that these are meant for enthusiasts, but still... If I had a couple of thousand to drop on a setup I would just get HD 800s and a good amp and call it a day.
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If they looked nicer audiophiles would assume they don't sound very good.
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I don't care how great they sound. Not when they look like that. In my opinion, the hd700 is the best look and sound out right now. Just my opinion.

Your opinion sounds like it comes from a guy whos only heard & seen HD700.
This thread is stupid to have on OCN with all the clueless wierdos with gaming headsets and low-fi headphones.

This might be my first Stax headphones if they have improved the bass. As HE-6 & LCD-3 owner I cant simply leave dat bass... biggrin.gif
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Ow. Those look uncomfortable as hell, even if they are supposed to use driver system with the highest amount of fidelity. I already detest on ear headphones (high clamping pressure, sound leakage, worse SQ, often very uncomfortable) but these look like they will crush my ears after around 10 seconds. I get that these are meant for enthusiasts, but still... If I had a couple of thousand to drop on a setup I would just get HD 800s and a good amp and call it a day.

Your right and those who support electrostatic headphones versus non-electrostatic headphones don't factor in the cost of the electrostatic headphone amp especially those such as the Blue Hawaii series. I have the HD 800 with the O2+ODAC and that setup is my end-game setup with nothing else needed and that came in at a much cheaper cost than an electrostatic headphone setup would have cost me. Some may argue that the components may be bought used but the cost for an electrostatic headphone and amp even used is still more expensive than that of a similar setup on non-electrostatic headphones/amp setups.

By the way the Koss ESP950 is one of the more affordable electrostatic headphones and widely reviewed/received but there are quality issues.
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i like the sound of electrostats. very unique and different. i only hope that these don't have the overemphasized highs we've come to "love" from stax...
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If they looked nicer audiophiles would assume they don't sound very good.

I disagree with your stereotype wink.gif. By that logic, computer geeks don't think computers are fast unless they have brand stickers all over them and glowing UV liquid cooling rolleyes.gif.
 
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i like the sound of electrostats. very unique and different. i only hope that these don't have the overemphasized highs we've come to "love" from stax...
Same here, but I've only heard some STAX briefly. I wish I could try the Koss ESP950, but I doubt I would like it more than the Fostex TH900.
 
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