Headphone Market News

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 22146 times.

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 11069
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #160 on: 21 Jul 2018, 05:53 am »
This Ananda is not a thing I can use in my cd player(no volume control) it is too sensitive at 103dB and 25 ohms, price is out of my range too ((

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 11069
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #161 on: 26 Jul 2018, 04:47 pm »
Yet another new release on HifiMan top line named Shangri-la Jr. with a dedicated tube amp at 8K usd set:
http://store.hifiman.com/index.php/shangri-la-jr-electrostatic-headphone-and-amplifier.html

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 11069
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #162 on: 7 Aug 2018, 01:01 am »
Some HifiMan models are dancing:
HE560 was exceeded by Sundara at $499.
Edition X now $899 was obsoleted by Anara released at $999.
Top of the line Shangri-la also was surpassed by Shangri-La Jr. at less price(only $8000 w/tube amp) and have a wide freq range 7Hz-120kHz.

OBS.: Jr. without the tube amp is priced $4000.
« Last Edit: 7 Aug 2018, 02:32 am by FullRangeMan »

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 11069
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #163 on: 1 Oct 2018, 03:26 am »
Just received a newsletter with a crop of 5 releases from HifiMan:
The original Jade was a electrostactic Orpheus clone Dr.Fang made some units before HifiMan was founded in a company named HE Audio, looks promising.
Jade II
Arya (looks a cheaper Jade II or a regular Hifiman orthodinamic)
HE5SE
HE6SE
HE1000SE
https://store.hifiman.com/index.php/he1000se.html

https://store.hifiman.com/index.php/he6se-579.html
« Last Edit: 1 Oct 2018, 06:49 am by FullRangeMan »

dB Cooper

Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #164 on: 21 Oct 2018, 10:26 pm »
Is Sennheiser's closed-Back HD820 fatally flawed?

Harman's Sean Olive tested it and published the results, which do look bizarre:

https://www.facebook.com/sean.olive/posts/10217811678665114

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 11069
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #165 on: 21 Oct 2018, 10:33 pm »
Its a great collector item as the inexpensive also dinamic 50mm driver HifiMan HE350, to listen beauty music there is various planars at Audeze and HifiMan.

dB Cooper

Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #166 on: 21 Oct 2018, 10:36 pm »
AAAAaaand..... Longtime electrostatic speaker maker Janszen is getting into the headphone business with a self-biasing headphone they claim can be driven from portable devices. Since an electrostatic driver is essentially a sound-emitting capacitor, we'll see, but nevertheless....

The introduction target date would support a debut at Capital Audiofest, where Janszen- a speaker maker- has a booth, not a room.

Expected price ~$1500, not all that stratospheric in today's high-end headphone market.

Here is a link to Janszen's page with CAD renderings of the design.


iFi Tyler

  • Industry Contributor
  • Posts: 1035
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #167 on: 21 Oct 2018, 11:22 pm »

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 11069
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Headphone Market News
« Reply #168 on: 22 Oct 2018, 06:50 pm »
Check out this guy   :popcorn:

https://alclair.com/monitorshop/electro-electrostatic/
This small bud have the same price as the new full size HifiMan Jade-II electrostatic headphone.
Jade-II $1500 ($2499 with solid-state amp)
Arya $1599
HE6SE $1800
HE5SE $699
« Last Edit: 23 Oct 2018, 12:29 am by FullRangeMan »