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Old 08-31-2012, 02:44 PM
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-> http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/31/s...um-headphones/

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:10 PM
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The good:
  • Very nice looking
  • Minimalist approach
  • Build quality looks to be very good but we can’t tell till we get one in our hands :/
  • Circumaural ear cups
  • Unique jack that you can make right angled or straight for home use
  • At first I thought dam another headphone designed for ipods :/ Once you read the press release you notice that they include an additional cable with integrated mic/remote, nice move Senn
The bad:
  • No pricing yet but I’m betting this one’s expensive
You can read the Sennheiser press release here.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:24 PM
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[*]No pricing yet but I’m betting this one’s expensive
300€, 350$ expensive indeed. I hope the price is going down a little bit to match with the beats or something
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:39 PM
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Yea, happened to catch it at the end and forgot to edit, too late now.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:19 PM
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The Endgadet article says they're $350 in the last line and the Senn rep says €299 in the video. Not cheap but not crazy expensive.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:34 AM
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The Endgadet article says they're $350 in the last line and the Senn rep says €299 in the video. Not cheap but not crazy expensive.
I guess expensive but not crazy expensive?
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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... Not cheap but not crazy expensive.
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300€, 350$ expensive indeed. I hope the price is going down a little bit to match with the beats or something
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I guess expensive but not crazy expensive?
I have to agree with Norrois as I also say expensive. I paid less for my HD650s when I bought them new. But what's expensive to me is cheap to some others I guess
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:30 PM
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Now THESE I gotta have!!! Damn smexy!!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:30 AM
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If they sound half as good as they look, I'm in. That brushed stainless with the leather is such an elegant, yet modern look.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:17 AM
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If they sound half as good as they look, I'm in. That brushed stainless with the leather is such an elegant, yet modern look.
I agree, very smexy but at this price point they better be ≥ hd650
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Less than 350 for HD650? When you say bought new, do you mean on their release or many many years later? I bought mine only a little before HD800 was released and I was not so fortunate, but maybe I got a bad price.

In any case, I'd call $350 in the upper echelons for reasonably priced headphones, but a clear and very appreciated step back from the silly 1k + prices that became so utterly and disgustingly popular in the recent years (whether I believe HD800 is worth that much or not, I have no idea, but I know there's a great deal of headphones in that range that have no right to be and are only taking advantage of dumb consumers).

It's in the range of how much a lot of premium mp3 players cost (at least in CAD), so I can respect that price point as being realistic for what most people are willing to pay for a device they expect to use a long time.

Regarding my actual impressions of the device... Well, they're certainly going for that old-man jazz look. That is bound to appeal to a lot of audiophiles who romanticize such an image of a large room with a chair in it and a person listening on brown looking headphones to a massive record system. Whether those people actually listen to jazz/classical or not is another question I will say that I'd be tempted to give them a listen and certainly credit them as interesting looking, but they offer no reason for me to purchase. If I bought pricy headphones again they'd have to be significantly different from the 650s, and I just don't think these will be. Best case scenario they are a reskin of some similarly priced headphone they already have with minor adjustments, worst case scenario they are a reskin of some cheaper headphone that they know people will buy because it looks classy. Which, to be honest, I think the brushed metal clashes a little too much with the leather. Outside audiophiles they might even be thought to be very ugly. They should have gone all the way with the old man look.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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Less than 350 for HD650? When you say bought new, do you mean on their release or many many years later?
I just looked up my old receipt as for the longest time I had been saying I paid $285, but I was wrong. I bought mine on 29th of December 2007, including shipping & tax they totaled $316.49 new. I bought from amazon but that same day I saw them on other sites for $285.00 plus $15.00 shipping. So for a difference of $16.49 I bought from amazon as I'm more comfortable with their return policies. Thus my statement "I paid less for my HD650s when I bought them new." That said, I do know times have changed, I probably paid less for everything in 07, it was only a statement that applies to me.

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In any case, I'd call $350 in the upper echelons for reasonably priced headphones, but a clear and very appreciated step back from the silly 1k + prices that became so utterly and disgustingly popular in the recent years (whether I believe HD800 is worth that much or not, I have no idea, but I know there's a great deal of headphones in that range that have no right to be and are only taking advantage of dumb consumers). …
I don’t like the hd800 sound quality thus in my book they’re way over priced, not to mention I find them very fuggly but I can see how they appeal to some. Aside from custom monitors being high priced I find the "momentum" headphones expensive for portables but like I said before, what’s expensive to me is a drop in the bucket to you. That said, I wouldn’t mind buying a pair of these myself if the SQ is there as I’ve been looking for great portable cans for a long time now.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:19 PM
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Awwh- "Targeted towards the lifestyle consumer-" is not the first thing I want to hear about a set of headphones but maybe its just that Engadget writer who triggered the Sennheiser rep to say that to begin with. Still, whenever I hear that I just instantly think "Less for more" even though I guess my TMA-1 could be considered such products, guess 200€ is just the right price to override my cynic-senses :P
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