Discussion in 'Headphone Measurements' started by sorrodje, May 29, 2016.
That is priceless...haven't seen that before.
I considered it at the beginning, but the driver itself turned to be pretty costly, so selling it as a separate part will result in about the same price as some of the lower-to-mid-end planars. Still I wonder, what price for pair of Odin drivers seems fair for you?
Another problem is that we never got to the point when we have enough of them in stock.
There's also talk of an Odin Mk3 which is lighter and possibly uses similar drivers to the Thror?
Maybe @Drakkard can comment here, as the main English language source in that thread is kind of not awesome at English, so details get lost a bit, plus unconfirmed.
I stole it from @jexby #noshame
I've never shopped for drivers, neither am I a modded so my estimate probably wouldn't reflect your market, but I guess I can picture it becoming a platform for others like the vali drivers.
I guess as a company that is a big risk to take.
How high a price for the drivers alone, if I may ask? Seems to me there are quite a few enthusiasts around who love modding their headphones, so offering vanilla drivers and some basic components (headband, adjustment mechanisms, etc), plus options for modular chamber tinkering (kinda like Lawton Audio does I guess, for the Fostex TH-series?), could draw in quite a bit of traffic.
Then again, it all really depends on the pricing. I know I'd be happy to have a pair of cans whose tuning I could change by swapping a few parts around, going from bass-heavy monstrosities to something with lush mids or a more neutral presentation, but if the cost of doing so is close to that of a new pair of cans themselves, well....
ha I stole it from someone/earlier post on SBAF as well! #noshame2
Yes, there are plans for it. It will be basically the same Odin, but with reduced weight and more comfortable headband.
Tror will have different drivers.
Vali v.2 is also planned - weight reduction and possibly different ear cushions.
Lowest price assuming direct sales only via our website will be $200 for drivers alone. It's my personal rough estimate, and might be noticeably higher all things considered.
Speaking of DIY drivers, for instance, Vali drivers are available for purchase on some sites like parts-express. So far I did not see any diy thread related to them. So I don't think diy market is that large. Kind of sad, as I'm into modding myself, love to tinker with some old planars.
I don't mind the weight so I'm kinda glad I just grabbed the original Russian tank Vali the other day
I was very, very tempted by the that crazy Pale Moon Ebony Odins
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