ETHER 2

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  1. purr1n

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    Well, I did de-bright this pair a few db relative to the mids by removing one layer of the back damping.
     
  2. netforce

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    Pretty excited for the Ether 2, we should be getting our demo pair later this month for launch as far as I am aware.

    Want to compare it with my Ether Flow which I will do the mod to convert it to the 1.1.
     
  3. Hands

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    Yes, which I wish I had tried myself! I can imagine that would have dialed them in nicely.
     
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    And here I thought my wallet was safe from new headphone purchases for a while...


    It's like they knew I hadn't bought a new can in a few months!
     
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    @Ice-man

    Thanks for the impressions.

    Could you please link to your impressions/review of the original Ethers from 2015? Just as a reference.
     
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    Sure thing. Give me a minute to dig it up.
     
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    I was about to bypass it until I saw the weight...290gr! :eek:
    Any comparison on these and the Code (LE)X?
     
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    Just when I thought I was almost done buying headphones for the next 5-7 years... was just going to wait for a good deal on an easy listening headphone in the Ether Flow Open, 1 somewhat bass oriented IEM as UM legacy (or whichever one their Singapore exclusive is), and just maybe 1 electrostatic or "save" with a MD x Koss 95x.

    I log on today and see this, EFO down to $1600, see new ZMF headphones, realize there are a lot more companies making IEM since I took hooby haitus in 2012 (I knew/expected more but not THIS many more), and check MD to see less than 40 units left on Koss 95x... and now I have to figure out what the "last" headphone and IEM will be all over again while debating if I want to spend my mini-cation $ on the Koss 95x. And of course my wallet is crying too.

    @Ice-man - In all seriousness now if you had to capture the "mood" of the Ether 2 briefly, what would you say? Still "easy and relaxing" like the Ether Flow Open was?
     
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    Likely not yet, as there are only two or three of us that have one.

    Give it time, @E_Schaaf will be your best bet with his Upscale connections.
     
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    I got an answer from Dan about the measurements of the earpad opening on the Ether2:

    2.6" tall
    1.8" wide
    1.1" deep


    That's cutting it a little close, at least for my ears. I measured my own ears at 2.5" high roughly. Hopefully that translates into a fully circumaural experience without any annoying grazing against the earpad.
     
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    My ears are medium plus and it was roomy for me
     
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    There is no "last" headphone. The only way out is to settle on something modest and be happy. There are quite a few peeps here with only HD600, HD650, or ESP950 and are content.
     
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    From my painful and unnecessary(!) failures, I highly recommend you not to be lazy. Oversimplification is lazy and extremely dangerous in this hobby. I know several headphones that are expressed with similar wording but quite exclusive among one another - One might like A, but hate B, and A and B can be categorized in similar ballpark!)

    For E2, Hands and Ice-man posted impressions. I personally respect both of them. But, before taking their arguments literally, take a crucial look at their previous impressions about other gears that you are familiar with (hd600/650 really serves well for this purpose - reference point. You may also look at their takes about aeon and clear.). You may get some idea how to transform their sentences into your perception.

    PS. As an ex-lover/owner of EFO, I am a bit skeptical if efo is "relaxing"..
     
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    I believe I have read specs of down to 10hz for these headphones. How does the Why So Serious track fare from the Batman OST please if you get a chance to hear it.
     
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    I'm not sure that I have that, but I'll gladly check and see.

    edit...you mean from The Dark Knight 2008?
     
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    I'm not going to share these publicly, but my measurements of the units I heard all extended well down to 10Hz with no signs of stopping.
     
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    I insist on 2Hz.

    As an aside, this 10Hz stuff is just audiofukhead wankery.
     
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    as exciting as this is, MrSpeakers is a bit notorious for 'almost overzealous' product revisions, to the point where I am sure they already have some 'planned upgrade' in the works. just take a few blinks to wait out the hype for a bit & there will already be an Ether 2 flow or some other shiny new upgraded model
     
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    @Ice-man @Hands how much is the amplification requirement similar to hekv2 higher/lower?
     

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