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Originally Posted by raptorxrx View Post

That's one hell of a setup thumb.gif
Companies really do under estimate the value of looks sometimes. Beats success is partially fueled by the looks (Obviously Dr.Dre has a big part of it too, but looks don't hurt.), and the same goes with Bose and V-Moda's Crossfade LP. None of those headphones sound all that good, but sell well, and are in the Apple store partly because of looks. If a company wants to sell portable headphones, looks have to be decent.

If you guys wouldn't mind, would you swing by my audio stuff appraisal thread? It'd be appreciated smile.gif

Yeah sad, but very true.
Thing is beats were up-selling their products.
By that I mean:
Beats were "affordable" to most, but the beats pros weren't at around £350 or so.

Denon on the other hand have gone in straight at the high end bracket, and those flashy looks -> I'm thus not convinced it will actually work as a tactic.

+they aren't endorsed by anyone yet....lol


As for your appraisal: I can't really help to be honest! Looks good though
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Yeah sad, but very true.
Thing is beats were up-selling their products.
By that I mean:
Beats were "affordable" to most, but the beats pros weren't at around £350 or so.

Denon on the other hand have gone in straight at the high end bracket, and those flashy looks -> I'm thus not convinced it will actually work as a tactic.

+they aren't endorsed by anyone yet....lol


As for your appraisal: I can't really help to be honest! Looks good though

They need to be endorsed by like Eminem if they want to sell to the "hip" market, but I doubt that would happen...

Honestly, I really hope I don't see Denon's showing up at my school, I don't want to see them go the way of that market. They make good headphones, overpriced sure, but still good headphones.
post #12703 of 37683
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They need to be endorsed by like Eminem if they want to sell to the "hip" market, but I doubt that would happen...

Honestly, I really hope I don't see Denon's showing up at my school, I don't want to see them go the way of that market. They make good headphones, overpriced sure, but still good headphones.

well...that I don't mind in fact.
If people are getting "educated" in sound quality, then I'm all for that thumb.gif

As long as they don't come saying the beats are the best headphones evarrrrr then I'm OK with that.
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In my humble opinion, the best way to get meaningful endorsements, is to go straight for the athletes, especially NFL and NBA ones.
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well...that I don't mind in fact.
If people are getting "educated" in sound quality, then I'm all for that thumb.gif

As long as they don't come saying the beats are the best headphones evarrrrr then I'm OK with that.

That's where I would have a problem. I'm not sure if people would become more educated, or they would just stay the same. If their knowledge doesn't increase, will Denon's quality go down while the price stays the same?

Most of the major audiophile headphone companies seem to do alright with business without hitting the normal market. If they do hit the "normal person" market, do you think that they'll be as good of a company as they are today?
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That's where I would have a problem. I'm not sure if people would become more educated, or they would just stay the same. If their knowledge doesn't increase, will Denon's quality go down while the price stays the same?

Most of the major audiophile headphone companies seem to do alright with business without hitting the normal market. If they do hit the "normal person" market, do you think that they'll be as good of a company as they are today?

This is an interesting debate!

Well, usually the denon line wouldn't have to change, however due to them routing more energy in design and marketing, rather than audio engineering, then yes one could say the quality could reduce.
But this wouldn't apply to an audio company like denon - at least I think not.

As for the fact that they are "more out there" it might show that denon could be somewhat struggling, and thus had to adopt a different strategy in order to make money.

So one could say, yes it is a good move as it will allow them to make money and re-invest it.
But others could say it is a bad move as they will move away from the "audiophile" market.
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Hmm. Good point. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Hopefully they'll be kinda like VModa, where they make some cheap, stylish headphones, but also have some fairly good ones when you pay more.
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Hmm. Good point. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Hopefully they'll be kinda like VModa, where they make some cheap, stylish headphones, but also have some fairly good ones when you pay more.

indeed.
I've yet to try any sort of Vmoda headphones.
I've heard good things about them, but some dislike the price.
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I just sold some used electronics, and now I'm looking into getting a new set of headphones. They're supposed to go with my Fiio E7 amp, and will mostly be used on my computer. When I'm traveling, I'll be taking the E7 amp with me though, along with my headphones. I've been looking at the HD558 and ATH M-50's. Which one's are best? I'll be using my headphones for everything. Gaming, music, movies. You name it. I listen to rock, for the most part. I've read that the M-50's are the best on the market in that price range, but the HD558 honestly seems more appealing to me for unapparent reasons. What would you do in my situation?

TL;DR:

Sennheiser HD558 or ATH M-50's to go with an Fiio E7 amp for combined daily use? Any other suggestions?

E07K, the updated FiiO portable model. That's what I'm using smile.gif
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E07K, the updated FiiO portable model. That's what I'm using smile.gif

Yay, someone who actually answered biggrin.gif Well, the question was, which of the headphones would be more suitable for my DAC. But I'm way past those. I just ordered a pair of DT-990 Pro 250Ohm. I hope my amp can power those biggrin.gif

EDIT: I get the feeling that my E7 won't be enough power to drive my soon to be DT990/250 Ohms. What do you guys think? I don't listen to my headphones super loud, if it makes any difference. Was it a bad idea to get the 250Ohm model to go with my Fiio E7? I don't wanna spend more money on an amp, as my E7 is practically new.
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