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Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones

Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones

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Are we getting another drop?
I thought I was pretty clear regarding the amount of head time it's had.

Look, they're both really quite remarkable (thx00 & sonorous). It should just be understood they have different talents/strengths/emphasis.

I had a singer reinforce my observation the sonorous's is in the treble, presence, and low bass (if the amp can drive the ridiculously low 8 ohm impedance; more later). This really serves to bring out and forward vocals and guitars.

The thx00 has a much fatter midbass to accompany the equally strong low bass, great and more natural thru mids (stand-up bass finger plucks and slides and string flutter are more pronounced and almost visible) has great high highs, but is much more subdued in the presence region. It is much easier to listen to for longer for this reason. I can get slightly agitated from the sonorous at high levels for long.

I recommend everyone with access to both listen to Piltch & Davis, Take One, track Horizontal Blue (buy it from HDTracks; its a marvel of a record). What I say should be evident. The stand up bass and cymbals takes front stage on the THX00. Less so on the Sonorous where the bass is more an accompaniment to the piano which now comes forward, with drums; the vocalizations made in the second half by I think the bass player that are way in the background on the thx00, are much more pronounced and forward on the Sonorous.

At $400/$500 both are buys; and I did. Add an extra $150-ish to the Sonorous and I'd opt for just the THX00. Sorry Final.

Now, a word on ease of drive. I am using my McIntosh MHA100 driving both on high gain, autoformers on low 8-40 ohm impedance. So, there is no problem at all delivering the current to the sonorous. But do this comparison with my newly delivered Opus #1 player, and one finds the low low bass is noticibaly lessened on just the sonorous. The 8 ohm current draw is a tough one for these little devices. No such problem driving the 25 ohms of the THX00.
Got it for 499$ last year. Haven't regret it ever since. Surprisingly with the right pads this can become very comfortable (not sure why people can put up with the Audeze comfort but not this one). Check out my post here
http://www.head-fi.org/t/696821/reviews-impressions-thread-final-audio-design-pandora-hope-vi-interesting-dynamic-ba-full-size-headphones/1545#post_12623577
still not 1 unit sold...... what a disaster
Are these better or worse than the Fostex TH-X00? Anyone know? I have the Fostex TH-600 and am wondering if these Finals are worth it when those are damn good.
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Waynedo, As an owner of both, I disagree with you. Since I purchased, these have had a few hours of head time. It's true, they do get pretty uncomfortable, but that's only part of it. In contrast, I've listened to the thx00 cumulatively for days. It's just so engaging. (I also own the Ether, AlphaPrime, HE1000, HD650, and many others)

No surprise there are no takers. Massdrop, you forget what your charter is?
m8oman
Hi, does ur final cans burned in?
What happened to the price?

NVM.
I have an HD600 for a long time when I had a chance to try these on for the first time last year.
At first I was meh. The highs were just a little bit too sharp for my taste
But then the lows hit and I was grinning so wide people'd think I was mad.
The bass became alive with these cans. What was once a painting, beautiful as it is, has became a sculpture. It adds another dimension to the sound and I loved it.

But would I buy it? probably not, my half a day with the cans left me with a sore neck for a week and quite a terrible headache. Fit and comfort is terrible here but that sound is something.
I want these, but not at this price. $499 w/ free shipping or fail.
lol these also weigh 480 grams. Enjoy the broken necks, dang!
I don't see many people will join this drop as the price is way too high
this drop is more expensive than I buy retail here in Australia
why such a huge price increase? weren't these $499 last year?
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While a juggernaut every time I see a Head-Fi recommended product that really needs to be taken with a grain of salt. I joined late 2001 and HF was actually a good place... before money took over. Most of the real enthusiasts have left for greener pastures. Too many "reviewers" over there now.
ducatirider
Yes, they were $499. At $639.99 it is inching every way closer to Hi-Fi headphones. Might as well spend $1000 on something better.
Why can't this be shipped to UK or other places (ಥ﹏ಥ)(ಥ﹏ಥ)(ಥ﹏ಥ)
I'm still listening with my Sonorous VI since I got it. The Sonorous VI has become a favorite. It accurately caters to my musical inclinations. Once in a while, I would try on my other headphones, but after a few minutes, I get the sense I'm missing something, that there's something I'm not hearing, and I keep returning to the Sonorous VI. It makes any music I listen to (in mostly the following genre: jazz, pop, classical, house, deep house, chill) so engaging and deeply satisfying. Sounds absolutely fantastic paired with Schiit's Bifrost and Lyr 2.
Exciting news, group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.

If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
We have some news to share with everyone regarding this Sonorous VI drop. Unfortunately, the Type B pads will not be available until April. In the best interest of the group, we were able to come up with an alternative option. Our vendor has agreed to substitute the Type B pads with the Final Audio Design Heaven Adagio III's ($65 value).

If you do not find this substitution favorable, you have the option to either wait until April for the pads (VI's would still ship this week) or cancel your order altogether. To opt in for either of these options, please reach out via the "Contact Support" button in your transactions page. https://www.massdrop.com/transactions

If we do not hear back from you by end of day Wednesday, we will ship you the Sonorous VI's + Adagio III's.

Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 2/25 or sooner if something comes up.

**EDIT: Pushing Date Out
ArthurM
If I choose the Adagio III, Can you arrange for an option to purchase (at reasonable price) the type B pads in April if I find that I want/need them after receiving and trying the Sonorous VI with the standard pads? Thx