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Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

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just wondering if my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the power to support this headphone? I just dont want to get another pc of amplifier to pumps it up
recieved mine a few weeks back and was pretty impressed withthe quality for what i paid, unfortunately the right hand driver decided to stop working today and I can't coax it back to life. Unscrewed both cups and checked wiring which is fine. As far as my limited detective skills can tell its now only half working. What can I do except buy some newer hopefully more sturdy headphones?
Mine just arrived last night... I'm a bit concerned the box was already opened. This happen to anyone else?
I bought this pair mainly for gaming since my akg are slowly dying. How comfortable are they for prolonged sessions?
At the current price of the Thinksound On2 I think that'll be a better buy
How do this compare to Audio Technicas ATH-M40X? I between those and this Purpleheart. Which has better audio quality? I like flat response, but a little bit of bass is cool, what I hate is overpowered treble.
catchingdrops
I have the ATH-M40X but haven't tried the E-MU Purplehearts. I can speak about the ATH-M40X who are very good in terms of audio quality and flat response. I've read many reviews claiming that M40X are better than the M50X and worth the money.
I'm using the M40X with this DAC and it powers them more than enough and gives clarity - https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC
From reading the E-MU reviews, I'd say the M40X is non comparable and much much better than the E-MU but this is just my opinion!
catchingdrops
I’ve only owned the purplehearts for about 12 hours so take this comment with that in mind. That said, if you love a flat signature you may like the m40X better. I find the purplehearts warmer than the 40s. The purplehearts are also lighter weight. Very easy to drive with my phone too so perfect for commuting or having medical care inflicted on me.
How would these compare to the Bose A.E 2 wireless? I recently upgraded my home drivers and all other headphones sound pretty sucky now.
do these beat my m220s? wondering if its worth it. I am experimenting with different types of headphones and have figured that I like closed over open. edit: plan on gaming with them and listening to music
23.00$ CAD on duties Ontario
Still great price all in all
guys although this one is associated with Creative Aurvana Live! - it still doesn't have the same sound signature, so please search and vote for CAL! drop, because we need to bring it back! :)
I'm going to wind up buying these one night when I'm drunk.
I got a lame joke! I got a lame joke!!! If Foster is the parent company of Fostex, who is the parent company of Foster? Father? *ba-dum-tss*
I just got my pair, they sound quite good and sonically hold up quite well to more expensive headphones. The stock pads are rather small and are bordering on on-ear as opposed to over-ear. I have read that the HM5 pads work well as do Shure 840 and 940 pads. For now it is working great for use with a phone/tablet/NintendoSwitch.
zod000
I don't own these..but everything I read about them says on ear so that's not a surprise.
It's also the reason I didn't get these.
LX_Emergency
Yeah if you have anything resembling average to large ears, these would be way too small to cover. Might be considered over-ear if you have smaller ears. A solid, fun coloured secondary pair nonetheless. They also leak way too much sound to be used in an office.
I just received x E-MU PH yesterday. Cute and light headphones are nice sounding for me, on the warm side but not too much. For portable use on a smartphone.
OK massdrop, if you can make a version of these with a detachable cable and then perhaps even offer a remote/mic on the cable, I'm all in. Otherwise, sorry.
chuckolatte
With this being an decade+ old headphone design I don't necessarily see them changing it now. The Denon D1000, D1001 and Creative Aurvana Live! are the same headphone with minor tweaks. This is a CAL! with PH wood cups that sells for $74.99, pretty thin margins to account for a change in manufacturing process on a line that's been discontinued 3 times already. As long as the price/volume remains right I'm sure Foster won't mind keeping the line open, alterations could be difficult as they've only recently added this to their higher end OEM and in house brands.
ElectronicVices
I was gonna say. These are Creative Aurvana Live! phones in a different livery. I thought I was crazy.
Will these be suited to be used to monitor a home podcast setup? Any input would be helpful! Thanks in advance.
I cant help but comment on this I am no audiophile but biocellulose diaphragm is that not cardboard and has it not been the cheapest type of diaphragm in use since the first development of mag driven speakers?
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I am now educated thank you EV
Jax1
You're welcome, I had the same question when I originally purchased a GR07 a few years back.
Are the ear pads replaceable? If so, any recommendations?
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I've only spent 2-3 days with them but for the record these replacement one lead to more fatigue for some reason. They do a worse job of keeping the headphones away from my ears than the OEM pads (I have a really big head) so it bothers my outer ear a lot (my ears also stick out more than most people's it's unfortunate lol).
I'm still wearing them in and forming an opinion. The hole is *somewhat* larger for your ear but seems the cushion isn't as good as OEM. If I end up preferring OEM I'll come back and report for others.
Dandre3000
That's interesting, but yea, it's different for everyone of course. I received the replacement pads recently (took a long time) and I immediately felt that they were more comfortable, the OEM pads made my ears hurt after a couple hours of wearing them and I can wear these perfectly fine all day. They're indeed only a small bit larger but it's perfect for my average (perhaps a bit on the smaller side) sized ears and head so I haven't bothered to look for other pads myself. Perhaps there are other pads you could try but I don't know much about pads in general.
Is the jack detathcable
Nigglezz
No
Nigglezz
No
got this few weeks ago , is light in weight , comfortable and covered round my ears although is on ear. the base was obvious. not really cope well with the outside noise when in outdoor or public transport as you could hear the noise quite prominently. it is not a fold-able pair and was not provided with any carrying case so trying to store it in your bag can be a concern too. Overall , the look , the comfort and sound was more than acceptable to me for the prize of it except the flimsy wire .
Got these when they first came out. The cord is crap, but otherwise they're quite decent. They're pleasing to both eye and ear, and they're comfortable.
These look like a Creative Aurvana Live, with wood housings.
cam94z28
That is literally what they are, E-MU is a subsidiary of Creative
cam94z28
I got Creative Aurvana almost 8 years ago, and they still are in decent shape. After recabling they sound very good. That was great steal for that money (I remember paying around $80 back then).
Guys do check out Takstar Pro82 before you decide to join this drop. The hype train of Pro82 is demolishing all hype train stations!
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The takstar pro 82 have almost an identical sound to the Sony mdr-A1. I have both. The sliding tabs on the backside of the ear cups to gain bass, I have mine open all the way for the most bass and sounds just standard bass. The Sony's A1 has more bass but a hint sloppy. The takstar has less mid bass also. Both headphones are great sounding but the Sony outshines by a tad. comparing sound to cost, the takstar is the better choice. At 65 vs 300 dollars, I think the sonys have come down a lot. Somewhere in the 150-200 dollars.
And some say on quiet nights when the moon is full..... wait sorry I got caught up in the moment.
Are there any earpads available for replacement or recommendation for this heaphone ?thanks
are they better than sennheiser urbanite?
would you recommend them for heavy metal music?
I bought a pair of these during the first drop, about a year ago. Given that I have quite a few pairs of "better" headphones, I'm surprised how much I've used these; they simply have a nice sound signature that makes it easy to enjoy your tunes. Somewhat warm overall with a bit of softness on top, but still quite a lot of punch and detail. You get the sense the biocellulose drivers react quite quickly to the music signal, without overly edge-enhancing the presentation, which can lead to fatigue. These are not fatiguing at all, even over long listening sessions. Easy to drive, even from a portable device, but they do reveal differences in upstream amplification and "scale" as you change the setup in front of them. As mentioned ad nauseum here, the isolation is poor, so don't buy these thinking they will replace your NC headphones. That said, I took these on a ~8 hour plane trip (because they are comfortable to wear, and I knew I'd be in some iffy spots during the trip and didn't want to care about $$) and I still enjoyed the experience. The design is somewhat odd for me, being a sort of combination of on-ear and over-ear; as such positioning can really impact the soundstage in odd ways. But staging is not the strength of this headphone, anyway; tonality, musicality, and enjoyment are. A steal at $75, IMO.
Got these in a few days ago as an on-the-go/at home set for when I don't want to bother the roommate. I love the look of the wood: very elegant. They seem to fit pretty well once I wiggle them around a bit and are quite comfortable. Isolation isn't the best, but they do soften outside noises, and the boosted bass comes through clearly in noisy settings. Additionally, the microphonics (sounds carried by the cable) seem quite low, especially in comparison with in-ear headphones. As far as sound, they have a warm overall flavor with a bit of excitement in the upper midrange/lower treble that brings out some texture and detail at medium listening levels but can sound a bit rough when cranking up the volume. Overall, very nice for the price. I think I they sound about as good as my previous pair of closed back headphones, the NAD Viso HP50s, although those had more a reference/neutral tuning than the somewhat fun character of these headphones.
Is this cord for these removable?
ZacharyBinz
No, it's permanently attached.
shumdawg
Thanks man.
I’m realy curious how these cans sound... I was looking for a portable affordable good sounding tending to audiophile pair. I hope this will do the job...
daniel.de.haan
It will! The resolve is quite good but more importantly the tonal balance and timbre are top notch!
These are great for the price