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Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones

Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones

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I wasn't sure if I liked these at first, but then I finally bought some balanced cables for the FA-011s
I have a JDS labs OLDAC connected to an Aune x7s.
I genuinely feel like I can hear the empty spaces between each instrument now.
They are extremely good.
How long is the warranty on these? It mentions a special extended warranty on their website but I cant find the actual length.
Vishmaw
I emailed Fischer Directly and they told me 2 years, so 2 year warranty on the FA-011 AE, for anyone else who is wondering. They also said they sold replacement earpads for it, so that is good to know for the future.
Another nonsense headphones from exotic company! Better than DT 1990 Pro, are you kidding me? One must be listening some super trash metal when it actually does not matter what phones are on your head! Gals and guys do yourself a favor, listen them first, do not believe all the "beautiful" chat, especially when people actually bought them, I should live much longer to hear someone saying: "you know what, I bought a trash."
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tacit57
Since when had Fisher audio been an exotic brand?
Not really arguing your point, but thought that was funny. Lol
TwoToneZylophone
Exotic: of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized; strikingly unusual or strange in effect or appearance; of a uniquely new or experimental nature, also pretentious
I have just received my Oldskool today. It sounds really good, but the headband is sooooooo short! I have it on max and it barely fit on my head :(.
Fellas and gals - just a heads up that I had my FA-011AE broken in for awhile now and this is still my personal favorite. I had the Beats Pro (Blehhhhhhh -- great for the bass awhile), Master & Dynamics MH40, and recently the Beyersdynamics DT 1990 Pro, and I have to say the FA-011AE is my favorite still.
It's not the best built in terms of quality, the Beyers and M&D are better, but the soundstage is raw and wide and the unapologetic rawness (rustic) of the sound is bliss. Russians built these??!? Go figures. Versatility comes to my mind and something to throw any music at. This can has it's own personality.
Beyers may be better at reproduction, superbly German--no puns, the Beats for the head bangers, the M&D is demure compare to Beyers and FA in terms of personality.
If the cliches goes like 'sound of the cans is a personal preference' -- the FA-011AE has plenty to throw at you.
ha! i just bought a set of these from mayflower electronics, and now they show up here again. figures.
ahh well. at least i've got a set of 'em.
Anyone who might have bought from an earlier drop care to give a review. Are the pads able to be changed
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MusicLover
Yes you are able to changed the pads. Get thicker pad with ZMF
MusicLover
I changed them to the hm5 sheepskin, have to cut out the foam of the sheepskin tho, otherwise its veils the highs.. alot, lol
Does this Massdrop Oldskool has the logo engraved on the cups (like the normal version in Fischer Audio website)? Or just plain, naked wood like shown in the photos?
Looks like drop was cancelled by Massdrop. Not sure why
mahee
As far as I have understood, the drop has been canceled because of small mistakes on the web page. Tomorrow the drop has to be started anew.
Vazek
@Vazek is correct. We apologize for the issues on our end. You can anticipate seeing the product listed on the site again soon.
they end this drop so fast?
Did they sell out?
кому это уродство надо по такой цене
it says these would work with a portable setup even tho the open back are of a higher impedance. Does anyone know if these would pair well with my Bottlehead Crack w/SB amp? I typically only use my HD600 with it but would love to have a couple cans to use with....
Timoteo80
The description today specifically cites the 33 1/3 Old Skool as the "high impedance but easily powered". I'm not sure what the previous text was but that model IS closed and based on the sensitivity would be easy to drive despite it's impedance.
Checkout options are not working correctly, as every option is the same price.
Received these a couple of days ago, and the audio/sonic quality is spectacular. Still burning in but so far the ambience and the subtle vibration from the sound reproduction really hits home for me--character of the cans. The mini XLR cables are hefty and a bit of annoyance particularly with how light weight these are. The built quality is very good, zero issue, and I wish I can take these everywhere.
I've own a number of these cans. The original dark wood cups, current light woods cups, the limited edition & I grabbed one of these AE. Apart from the AE all the other 3 sound different.
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I don't think I would say I prefer these over the original FA-011 O. They are both very different. The AE aren't bass heavy like the O, they are much more refined in bass mids and treble. Clarity and micro detail is the stand out compare to the O.
Mach3
Thank you. I waited again. They look great but when I heard they were similar to some of the headphones that I already had I decided to wait. So many Quality Headphones out now and money is tight so I am gonna be very selective on my next purchase.
Wauww, I bought these when they were first released. Not sure how this edition fairs, but the originals (Anniv Ed?) were really bassy and the treble sharp. Just my 2 cents.
treal512
I agree. They're too bassy and it swallows the mids.
Jeremiah_R
Watch Zeos review of this version he have listened to both :) They are not the same as the original version.
Why are these double the price of the non anniversary o.o Anyone want to sell me an older set -_-
Are these on or over ears?
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Gotcha, don't own either of those. I would be good with the old circumaural and supra-aural monikers but those seem to have lost favor with enthusiasts.
ElectronicVices
I don't think the correct term "around-ear" ever lost favor with users, but certain folks who promote the sales mostly tend to push the ambiguous term. If you look at the hundreds of reviews of the M100 on Amazon, you can find at least a couple hundred complaints in the comments from people who would have liked to know about the potential issues in advance. It's never fun to get your new $300 headphone in the post and realize it won't fit as you expected, then to make things worse, you have to repack it and take it to the shipper and pay to send it back, with insurance.
What does this mean: " vintage USSR military-grade litz cables"? Sounds like marketing babble, just like aerospace grade aluminum...
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Mike_WI
With AC signals, there is a skin effect where current will flow on the surface of the conductor rather than inside it. DC doesn't experience the skin effect. Stranded wire is a bunch of thin conductor strands threaded together into a thicker wire to make the wire more maneuverable than solid core wire (single thick strand of conductor). Litz cable/wire is just stranded wire where each individual strand/bundle of strands is insulated from each other, providing more skin surface area for AC signals to reduce losses. This is useful for certain electrical applications, but it may or may not be useful in audio systems.
Lucun
Litz wire is interwoven to reduce skin effect not to increase it, skin effect starts at about 100K.
I have the FA-011's and they are fantastic sounding. The issue I see here is that I paid $120 for mine. What could possibly make these so much more?
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Cracker
Did you purchase yours from Massdrop? Aren't the Massdrop version an upgrade from the non Massdrop version
MusicLover
They are definitely an upgrade. These are the 10th anniversary edition, which are made by Fischer's higher-end parent company, Kennerton. Full details here: http://kennerton.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=93
I have been eying this for a last few days and read a hand full of reviews. From what I gathered they would be darker and warmer then HD 650 and listened to 650's a few times and loved the way they sound. And darker and warmer 650 would be ideal for my tastes. So I want to get some opinions how they stack up with HD 650? I mostly game and listen to podcasts on my headphones. For music it is metal, rock, house and trance. So will this cans be a good buy for me?
So, good or not ?
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So, not great.... Go to K7xx !
Kyo9999
i have the K7XX myself i enjoy them
These should be balanced, considering they have mini XLR connectors to *each* side. Probably wouldn't be hard to make them balanced, but it's too bad FA didn't do it from the beginning.
demize
That's just a cable change, yes? And of course you'd need a balanced system from source to headphone. That could be a little pricy for this class of headphone.
dalethorn
Oh yeah, should just be a cable change if you want it, and the whole balanced system would definitely be more expensive than may be worth it. Either way, FA could have included a balanced cable to make this a bit more attractive to people who already have a balanced system.
How about a special edition Massdrop OdinXX?
Aaaand here's another gorgeous set of headphones that're out of my price range at the moment.
bloody computer picked the worst time to die
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You are a fool! As 99 Classics owner, and an owner of great headphones such as DT770, T70, SRH440, HD600, Momentum, and Q701, the 99 Classics ARE the real deal! Read the professional reviews around the internet (such as Innerfidelity) or the 150+ pages of impressions over at Head-Fi before posting like a fool/tool! Idiot...
Bansaku
It is an interesting way to communicate, i just wonder to what civilization you belong... I guess and hope - rare species:)
Setting aside the political nonsense (FYI, it's the same everywhere), this is very intriguing as a collector's item. This will be worth a lot more in a couple of years, believe me. And what makes it even better is the exact sound doesn't matter - I just tune them up with my parametric equalizer. BTW, my headphone purchases here have all been successful, right down to my 3 sets of $5 Monk-Plus earbuds.
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Haha, I would - it looks great - but I already have a Vali 2, and it seems like my ears are lo-fi enough that they can't hear any difference from there. ... will you get it?!? - ah I just checked your profile, and I see you will. Awesome!
...and then at the last moment, I did
I'm living in Saint-Petersburg. Is there an option to come and have the ability to listen to those headphones? Would love to have something that is made locally (if the quality is there).
jodaka
Please, write in the section "Contact us" on the Kennerton official website and you will be surely answered by the staff of the company.
I want to say a few words on the subject, guys. You should not interfere with politics here. Hatred has never led to anything good in life. Yes, Kennerton is a small company from Saint-Petersburg. Work in the company for many years and a citizens of Ukraine, citizens of Russia, a Swedish citizen, a British citizen, a citizen of Romania, a citizen of Kazakhstan, the citizens of Singapore. And we have no problems between us, never. Wars are between governments, not people. We are, Kennerton team, are the soldiers of one army, the army of Hi-Fi and we do not care about politics. And the fact that most part of the team Kennerton is in Russia... Sorry for that. For my part, I promise that in my next life I will try to be born somewhere in another country ( I love Singapore, Greece and Bali...). And yet... Maybe to fund a huge army of immigrants in one of the more prosperous countries? I don't think the citizens of these countries will welcome us and will be happy, right? And so they have a lot of beggars lately... But i don't want to lie to you, in Russia it is very difficult to do something worthwhile. So many factors and laws that hinder and impede our progress. And the policy - is one of its problems. But we stubbornly try. But we do it. And I know and believe that the world has no boundaries, it is open to all normal people. And crazy politicians, fanatics and radicals, no matter their country and nationality - enemies of all mankind. P.S. Sorry for my terrible English.
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Kazanzhi
Thumbs up for sure.
Kazanzhi
Well said bro . You are welcome anywhere in this world . I wish more people had your mentality !!!
Owned the FA011 and the FA011LE.
Not worth the price and build quality is pretty poor. The sound was decent but $340 can buy you better warmish sounding cans such as Nighthawk,Fidelio X2, HE400 etc.
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gikigill
I had the X2 - excellent. Also the Nighthawk, which was a dog.
gikigill
Warmish sounding,are you serious ? (have had all 3 of them,got rid of them all because of their harsh upper mids/highs)or perhaps you've been listening to them sourced from a warmish(usually expensive,at least to me)tube amp ?