E-MU Teak Headphones w/ Removable Cablesearch

E-MU Teak Headphones w/ Removable Cable

E-MU Teak Headphones w/ Removable Cable

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Any estimate on when another drop might be available for these?
Hello I'm in the market for closed back cans, do you have anywhere in Malaysia I can listen to these? Thanks.
Hi, I broke my removable cable on my old pair of these headphones How can i get a new set? Thanks, Colin
caws
Hi, Please   write to   mtchan@ctl.creative.com
chan_emu
Hi Chan, Any news on which additional wooden cups are currently available?
I already have a pair of TR-X00 Ebony. Are the E-MU Teak worth getting on top of the Fostex?
Der_Klaviermann
If you can afford a complementary fostex driver based headphone with enough subtle differences, it's worth it. Depending on the wood cup there are noticeable changes to the sound signature, but if you're perfectly happy with your Fostex, hold off. There is an easier upgrade path with the cups if you start with the Teaks (Rosewood, Ebony). This Reddit user provided a comprehensive review of both headphones with measurements of all wood cups. Enjoy! https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/4kbf70/woodies_emu_wood_series_teak_rosewood_ebony_and/
https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/4j8xxd/timber_the_teak_has_dropped/
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There are some missing information .... 1. The current drop comes with sheep skin ear pads. 
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2. This drop is limited to 100 units. I agreed that this drop is a bit late. Sorry !
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Hi,   Very likely   :) rg
Thank you.
One of my best headphones. Since one year they got the most headtime. The fq graph besides is ridicolous. There are better messurements around. For me they are a kind of refined ThX00 with slightly better mids and highs, the upper region is better integrated. Original pads are not comfortable. Thx-Dekoni Pads with atenuation rings sound close to stock pads, top!
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Much better if it is 3.5 mm x 2 into the headphone and with option of 2.5 mm/4.4mm/4 pin balanced plug to amp.
mylam
3.5mm doesn't fit the chassis, so that is impossible. Also you can use your own cable with balanced... I don't see the problem here.
Uzuzu
Talking about improvement and better options to us. Of course, we can replace a balanced cable by ourselves.
Wish these were 299.... 350 at most. Seems like these were 449 in the PAST. If the price cant be lowered, at least include a balanced wire too?
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Just wanted to recommend the ZMF Pilot Pad if you'd like more headband padding - I use it on my X-00.
jonathanzhan
Yep I got that at the same time I got the earcups, it helps a lot.
FFFFF I love these. .. I don't need them but I want them. .. F
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No I love them but I’m down a few grand after subscribing to his channel haha. I’m not good with peer pressure.
I also do thank you for the tip on popping the pads out of the jubilees. I prefer them over my 650s now.
This drop is poorly timed.
EMU is sadly a moribund brand. This is just Creative Labs (Soundblaster) not sure what justifies the high price. It's not a premier hifi brand like Grado, Sennheiser, AKG or Beyer.
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Yeah I’ve read from people that own the fostex and prefer these. I have a pair and love them. Except the jacks for the cords are a little sketchy. I like fostex’ connectors more from the look of it. They seem more secure.
v shaped 6XX MY SIDES I think you meant v shaped th-600
Why would you do this to me 2 weeks before Christmas. I've been waiting for months for the drop and it shows up when I have no extra money to spend on myself until after holidays. Feelsbadman.
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Who do you email?
zep483
Generally enquiry@emu.com but from the comments below it seems like it doesn't work anymore so try mtchan@ctl.creative.com lol.
Could we choose to have a 2.5mm balanced plug when we have joined the drop?
@chan_emu Any way to contact you? Sent email to enquiry@emu.com from gmail and yahoo - both failed. Thanks.
pshych0
Sorry for the trouble  :( Please write to mtchan@ctl.creative.com
Does anyone know where or how I can buy a pair of these without waiting for the drop?
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Hello Chan, It seems that the server is not receiving email, any other way of contact? Thanks
LoremicusIpsuminus
Sorry for the trouble . You can reach me at    mtchan@ctl.creative.com  :)
I didn't buy the SFXI, but I would've if the Teaks bundle hadn't been so limited.... Sure hope these drop again soon!
Sorry if this has been answered already but has anyone found a cable to purchase as a replacement? My left side has almost completely stopped working and I could really use a new one asap. Do they sell replacements? @chan_emu
Hi Folks,
1) We have shipped the headphones about a week ago.
2) Most of you should have received them by now.
3) I have given the Denver's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest ( RMAF ) a miss this year as I am involved in the launch of Creative Super X-FI.
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/600-units-of-super-x-fi-amp-sold-in-first-20-minutes-creative
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https://www.sxfi.com/tech/
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@SupabaIs it a bundle or sold separately?
chan_emu
Hi Chan do you have a contact email address.? I have been trying to figure out how to buy a pair of E-MU Teak?
Anyone knows how often these drop?
Karimk
Every couple of months. It's usually by the time the current orders start shipping
Gsh2000
Thanks
Has anyone who owns two pairs of wood cups for this headphone know if the screws strip the wood? I am curious about getting rosewood cups for my teaks but I'd like to be able to swap them out occasionally without worry of stripping the screw-holes in the wood.
Hi fellow Teak owners.
Is there a balanced 2.5mm cable that anyone has managed to get working with the Teaks?
My Cowon Plenue R has a 2.5mm balanced out and I am very keen to get the Teaks running out of that. It tightens up the bass and delivers more drive which I want to achieve.
Thank you
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That sounds amazing. How much did it set you back if you don't mind me asking?
Also, do the 2.5mm plugs fit nicely I to the earcups?
Matt_M_M
The 2.5mm plugs are an extended version so they will work with anything but they are not as attactive as the original. I have several headphones that take the 2.5mm so it was easy to justify. They were about $70 US which is a little rich, but having said that a substantial upgrade.
Will these probably drop again before Christmas? I cannot purchase them this drop as my budget does not allow for the price at this time, but I would like to have them this year hopefully.
Niacies
they usually drop right after the most recent drop finishes shipping. this current batch dropped less than a week after i got mine in the mail, and i think the one before that was similar as well
Gsh2000
Alright, thanks for the info!
Reposting the "granny mod". I like my cans in mint condition so a little wool sewed in place to protect that headband. You can get these on ebay but there are snap buttons that can damage the band, a little scissoring action and a needle and you're good to go to the nursing home.
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I would love to hear from anyone who has swapped the teak cups for the other fostex cups. I understand the teak cups have the largest cups inside, and I guess I wouldn't want to tighten the stage any more but am curious to hear your opinions.
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Yes, the ebony is the one cup that always stood out to me as Hmm... what will that bass be like? I guess since getting into headphones I know theres a chance at experiencing a song I love in a richer way and that's the temptation for me, so the ebony makes me raise my eyebrow and wonder. I think i'll venture into planars before I invest in cups though, spread that disposable income evenly.
LMAONAISE
Yeah I think that would probably be the smarter move, planar and electrostatic (stax) would probably give you a more different experience and let you explore different side of things.
I think I tunnel vision myself with Denon AH-D2000 then E-Mu Teak and Fostex TH-X00. Amps/Dacs I've tried are E10K (sold), Fulla 1 (returned), UDAC3, and recently SMSL M3 (returned).
Looking back maybe I should've just spend money on more different things. Lol oh well I guess I live and learn.
So ive barely had these a week and the right hinge is already extremely loose, despite being gentle with them. Is there anything i can do to fix this myself, or do i have to try to email @chan_emu? Worried to even keep using them.
Edit: So I see how to fix it, but I dont have anything small enough to use between the cup and the screw to tighten it back up.
Edit 2: Mini crisis over. Fairly simple to fix, and it let me figure out how to change out ear cups if i decide to buy some others. If it happens to anyone else, remove the earpad, and you'll see four screws where the pad clicks in to. Remove those screws, the ear cup comes off, and you have a bit more space to use a small screwdriver (luckily just a small phillips screw) to tighten it back up. Bit of a bummer though, really. Even more so since it doesn't seem like the cup sits as tightly as it did before taking it off.
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RobertTho87
You are fast. Before I can comment you already fix the problem.
Your steps to solve the problem is correct. You sure have good craftsmanship.
Please contact us at support@emu.com. We will like to gather more finding and feedback the problem to Foster.
chan_emu
Okay, will do. E-mail has been sent.
Generally, I prefer a neutral to slightly warm pair of headphones; among the headphones I love, there are very few exceptions. This is one such exception. The V-curve is not violent enough to induce simultaneous vomiting and ear bleeding, and though the stage is incredibly small, the imaging is rock solid. I love these dearly, and for the price, I think they're better than th-900's, which I've just sold because I use these more. The th-900s provide more stage, and do certain things better, but with the right combination of pads, these close the gap more than the difference in price would suggest.
My only caveat is that the thx00 Mahogany sounds almost imperceptibly similar, and if the interchangeable cable or ability to change cups doesn't phase you, they may be the better value. Still, having had both, I kept these. To me, those mechanical differences mattered, but YMMV
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Squee
Makes sense I hated the 900s when I first got them. I have since changed amps/dacs and modded the damping inside the cup, had the wiring upgraded, and changed the pads on them. Lots of work to get there but they are incredible now. Hopefully these come close.
Exploitedpixels
Hpretty similar, but the th900 stage is expansive by comparison, with more bass impact, which is a bit looser, and a bit more bite to the treble.
Anybody else buying these this time around?
Wondering if anybody has the Teaks and the Fostex Ebony? How do they compare?
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Exploitedpixels
If you're interested, I posted a similar question regarding the E-MU Teak vs. Fostex Ebony last year and received some informative responses, particularly from PopZeus. > https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-fostex-tr-x00-ebony-headphones/talk/1797979
JTrubs
Thanks, that definitely helps.
I love mine so much. Just beautiful, visually and sonically. Also, I was packing for a trip tonight and thought I'd use the little pelican case to store the cable. Pop it open for the first time, there's another cable already in there, and another 1/4" adapter. Don't think I've seen that mentioned anywhere, and don't recall it on the drop page.
ryanaeh
You may have just gotten lucky, my case was empty.
RobertTho87
mine was also empty, he probably got the extra cable by mistake
Got mine yesterday, and I'm super happy so far.
Sadly, the balanced cable I picked up for them appears to be incompatible, and I'm wishing I'd read the comments here more closely before grabbing it. :(
Edit for those coming across this later: you either need a *correctly wired* 2.5mm TRS cable, or any 2.5mm TS cable.
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logic
The Venture cables for HiFiMan that drop on a regular basis are fully compatible. They use a 2.5mm mono (TS) plug. Work like a charm too.
logic
just tried mine with a periapt cable and it works, so at least that one is compatible
This is so hard. Mine are waiting for me at home but I don’t get home for a few days. I want these on my head so hard right now.
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Good to know. I’m so ready for these 2 days. Maybe I can fly home early. Worth it Ha
Aech661
Oh no. That’s a scary thought. I was scared so I just had FedEx hold them till I get back.