Drop Panda + THX Wireless Headphone PR

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by purr1n, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    If this officially out yet? If so, I will post my pre-written succinct review and most importantly measurements tonight. Actually I can post my subjective review already.

    The headphone was snug for my head - I had it full expanded for my big head - but it was not uncomfortable despite the extra weight from the built in Bluetooth and built-in THX AAA amp, DAC, and battery. It will work in passive mode.
     
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  2. Riotvan

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    The guy in the video said it was a pre release version that was sent out to him and he will review in a week. So idk if you can post it.
     
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    msommers High on Epipens

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    Bit different I realize but am curious in SQ between these vs the FDX1 for office/DD use
     
  4. Will

    Will Massdrop

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    Fire away.
     
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    @Will? Isn’t massdrop already a funding platform?
     
  6. Will

    Will Massdrop

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    Makes the product accessible to more people. Units will be sold on DROP eventually, but we gotta sell a lot of Pandas and they've got a big email list.

    If you're interested in buying and haven't hit the request button, you should do that.
     
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    Uhhh, this kind of move and taking a hail mary NRE contract are the two big harbingers of the startup death spiral. My guess is burn rate is too high and revenue not growing fast enough for the board.

    I'm hoping whatever is happening turns around with this launch. It looks like an important one and I wish the team luck here.

    Edit: I'm happy to offer any advice or help if I can. I've solved for stale/declining growth curves at big companies and VC funded startups.
     
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    Wilson Socially Anxious Volleyball

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    Are the pads user replaceable? I don't think they were on the PM-3.
     
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    Will Massdrop

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    Yep, Panda pads are user replaceable/swap-able.
     
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    @purr1n - It roughly looks like the headband is slightly smaller or the same size as the Dan Clark Ether 1.x in terms of the headband in your picture? In other words, can the big head club apply for this PM3 remake?

    Or, if a more common reference helps SBAF more, how big is Panda at max vs HD6xx (ex: Panda at max is equivalent to HD6xx at 5 clicks away from max on each side).

    On a different note, glad this project got going. PM3 was one of the few "mid-fi priced / high end general consumer priced" headphones that I've been curious about for a while.
     
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    @Will if using these in passive mode is the bluetooth turned off, or are they constantly on? Thanks :)
     
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    Will Massdrop

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    The passive input acts as a kill-switch for the electronics. Using 3.5mm turns everything off until you unplug and return to active mode.
     
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    Got in on the preorder for $320, the cynic in me is hoping to not be let down when July rolls around.

    Part of me still misses my Oppo PM-3 in steel blue, but I just couldn't deal with the FR or comfort level on my ears; bass was too low relative to upper mids, while low to mid-treble had this gaping hole. Those issues, along with the early treble rolloff, led me to trade them for the HD650 + cash.
     
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    I got a weird question.. Can you stream two bluetooth sources to it at once? Aka having music streamed to it by my phone/DAP but also playing PS4? Just want to have some tunes while I'm grinding out some levels in FFXIV
     

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