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Mitchell & Johnson GL1 Headphones

Mitchell & Johnson GL1 Headphones

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I received these headphones and was highly under impressed!! These GL 1 has cheap plastic supports and overall sound is marginal at best, yet its it worth only the cheap price being offered.
How will this one be compared to my own set based on my quality ranking:
  1. Stax 3100 system - (The reference set from a friend of mine)
  2. BossHifi B8 - (Best ever 4Me! (the 'little' Fostex T60rp))
  3. Fostex T50RP - (Bass improved very good modded one)
  4. Superlux HD330 - (Wide open 'Stax' alike sound)
  5. AKG92 - (Good allround headphone just 4 fun)
I'm very curious about the combination of dynamic woofer and electrostatz height. I did rebuild electrostatic speakers myself. Also build a Float headphone, but want some electrostatic quality 'on the road' at work. Will the GL1 beat my BossHifi B8? What's your advice?
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Restatic
It *might* beat the Boss, but it will be blown into next week by the STAX. I have a lot of headphones with strengths and weaknesses, but none touch the STAX in what STAX does best- amazing vocals, amazing speed and a complete lack of distortion. There is a "you are there" feeling with the STAX that's just hard to convey unless you've heard them. Now these phones are 1/10th the price STAX entery level now, so it's not a fair comparison. At the current price you are probably getting the phones for what they got them from Verisonix. It seems they are liquidating supply. I feel sorry for M&J as two guys with a start-up, but their marketing seemed like it was created by the Bose marketing team during their off time. Smoky London clubs... geez.
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they're a rebrander of some chinese OEM
i had backed a HP102 electrostatic from Verisonix that was on indiegogo last year. all i can say is that it has pretty good mid high, crisp, imaging and soundstage are great but theres no punch when it comes to low frequency, you should do a little tweaks on the equalizer to make it recognizable. but overall i loved it since i do listen mostly on female and male vocals. heres the link to the project; https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/electrostatz-hi-res-hybrid-dual-driver-headphones#/
Jayskins
Just for clarity, Verisonix is the OEM manufacturer for Mitchell and Johnson. They M&J's I were not a good buy at the $200+ level, but for 44 bucks they aren't a bad gamble. For the money, I would buy the small Emu Purplehearts that drop for $74.99. They sound better than anything at this price level should!
Jayskins
Hey, I looked at the indiegogo and bluetooth electrostaz/dynamic hybrid sounds really interesting. Am I reading it right that it would be $99 currently? It might interest me, but I'd want to try some other phones from them first.
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If anyone wants to try a similar pair right away. I'll sell a nearly new pair of Sharkk Bravos, with the extra pads and bag for 45 shipped and I'll mail them right away.
DuCSport
Offer still on the table?
Jimbobularry
Yes. Still have them.
never heard of this Brand , are they Good?
So MJ2 and JP1 will drop soon? Cannot wait to see their price cuts, should be around $100-150?
Unpopular
I don’t know if they have stock still to put on MassDrop, but if they do, then yes I’d expect one more round here for the MJ2 and JP1. Yes, the price would likely be around 99GBP.
Unpopular
You just missed the JP1 drop. It was $110. I joined it because I got the MJ1 and I enjoy those. They definitely benefit from burn-in and eq though. I got the MJ1 for $65 after a partial refund (came with a nasty scratch) and they are definitely worth the price.
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It's pretty obvious they are closing Mitchell & Johnson out. And at the current selling price these are a much better buy, at least closer to the OEM without dodgy supply chains.
Listen- Mitchell & Johnson are real people and they never made it secret over at Kickstarter or since that they worked with manufacturers in China/Taiwan. Geez Louise! If you want to try your chances with TaoBao or prove that it’s a good destination purchase then by all means knock yourselves out for Sharkk or Verisonix. Could be great for Instagram...But it’s not like any of these types of speakers are taking over the planet, so these are interesting to consider. In the end, how well do they perform? I own a pair of GL2 and I scored at a deep discount their “best” JP1 recently too. These cans take a long burn in time to get to maximal quality. They all are pretty darn good with electrostatz similarity to true electrostatic headphones: nice 3-d spatial distance and instrument separation with these types of headphones. These GL1 headphones are their entry model and I suspect are descent and are a good deal at this price.
Ew.
"… and detail that you may not necessarily pick up when using a cheaper pair of headphones." Sounds pretty sad to me :p
For what its worth, I heard these at Capital Audiofest and thought they were pretty good, as did Tyll Hertsens in show impressions. While it may look like a sharkk or verisonix product, looking inside the earcup there is a very visible electrostatic (technically electret) driver element, and I think this product sounds pretty good, with a darn good midrange and well executed treble. Just my 2 cents
Cole104
The Verisonix and Sharkks are also electrostatic headphones. Verisonix is an OEM focusing exlusively on electrostatics. They're the exact same thing. Mitchell and Johnson is the brand selling it to the west as "British" and IN2UIT is the brand selling them to the East as "Japanese." Both with the price increase associated with those countries.
These look like a much prettier looking version of the Verisonix I502B currently being sold here in the US by Best Buy as the CyberDrive - FiRENZE I502B Over-the-Ear Headphones -- except that the CyberDrive are $69.99 and have a detachable cord, but sadly, are rather garish and toyish looking.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberdrive-firenze-i502b-over-the-ear-headphones-blue/6201438.p?skuId=6201438
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trellus
Link for BestBuy says they are sold out/gone.
JDOUBLEH
Well, yes, they are - now. :) . They weren't 27 weeks ago when I posted the link. :D
About Mitchell & Johnson The headphone company was founded in London in 2012 by two longtime audiophiles, Paul Mitchell and David Johnson. Both born in the ‘60s, their musical tastes were heavily influenced by great British rock bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, and the Who. In the ‘70s, there was punk rock; in the ‘80s, Synth Britannia; and in the ‘90s, Britpop bands like Oasis and Blur. Inspired by their shared love of music, Mitchell and Johnson started the company to help others recreate the concert and music festival experience in their homes.
Yes, and apparently they will accomplish this by selling you re-badged Sharkk Bravo, or cheap Verisonix made in Taiwan garbage! That should definitely recreate the concert and music festival experience in MY home. Gee thanks Mitchell and Johnson (longtime audiophiles) thanks for caring so much. I'm sure the Beatles are rolling over in their graves! Black Sabbath are also disgusted with this!
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Massdrop gets shadier all the time....seriously.
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Yeah. Exactly. Scott Grove on YouTube gives guitar lessons and he tells people in a very colorful, hilarious way to steer away from those guitars!
YaBoyRob
I always laugh when something from this"brand" pops up on massdrop. It's like they're trying to kill their street cred. If there is one audio brand that MD should jettison, this would be it. But wow, look at this discount from the original price! These must be awesome!
They are very sharp looking phones. They bear a close resemblance to the ultra cheap Sharkk Bravo, and both phones seem to be made by the same Taiwanese company, Verisonix. Have we been able to rule out that these are essentially the same phones?
EDIT: I searched on the Verisonix website and the Sharkk Bravo are a rebadged Verisonix model N100B, and the Mitchell and Johnson G1 looks closest to the Verisonix I502B. I have no real idea about the sound differences.
Billqs
Sharkk Bravo supposedly much worse and badly made. These should be uod be better than those.
No removable cable though...