Verum 0.5 - planars with single sided magnetic system.

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  1. Garuspik

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    Hello guys. Long ago, even before Kickstarter campaign for Verum 1 I've created simplified version with single sided magnetic system. I hope that's not against forum rules, but I'd like to arrange tour for USA members to know the opinion about such headphones and whether I should produce them or not.
    That's how they look:
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    Sure, If I decide to manufacture them there will be different color schemes available.
    What a key differences compared to Verum 1:

    1. Single sided magnetic system.
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    2. Less heavy damping
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    3. Textures are not available. Only plain colors
    4. Magnetic pads are not available. Simple double sided adhesive tape.

    All mentioned above leads to:
    - decreased weight ~ - 180 grams
    - decreased price ~ 220-250$ including WorldWide shipping

    The result (from my point of view) is interesting and in some aspects is better then initial model, but as always I'd like to have a community review. So, I want to arrange USA tour between SBAF members to get a feedback. I don't need any loan on these headphones also, you can't buy or order them (at least before I'll ship all Kickater oders). That's only a tour for feedback!
    Let's describe requirements for participants:
    1. You're living in the USA.
    2. You've registered on SBAF at least 6 month and have at least 100 messages
    3. Total 5 participants
    4. I ship Verum 0.5 unit to the first participant on my own cost. Participant #1,2,3,4,5 ships within USA on their own cost.

    p.s. Guys that have already auditioned Verum 1, you'll have an opportunity to listen to 0.5. I just want "fresh ears". Maybe, I'll finally have critical review?

    p.s. I hope, I don't violate any SBAF rules when I post that proposition.
     
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    I hope this gets approved, I'd be interested.
     
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    Maybe I've made a topic in a wrong sub-forum and I should open it in a Loaner programs sub-forum? But I don't need a loan :D Only opinions.
     
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    Sign me up! Have many planars to compare with. Still kicking myself for not jumping on V1.0
     
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    Thanks. Welcome on board :D
     
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    You are good. I see your logo on the right side of the site. MoTs with logos get special rights and a promise from @Hands to not post a picture of a piece of shit as a review.
     
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    Thanks. But if that's a piece of shit - at least PM me :D

    p.s. I think every reviewer can confirm that I never asked to change a review or to send me a text for approval.
     
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    I would be interested too - thinned out my planar herd substantially but can still identify good from not so bad ..dB
     
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    I love that you're building one of the cheapest planars out there but already trying to figure out a way to make it even cheaper (most manufacturers do the opposite, i.e. gouging the customer, once they have a successful product). Keep up the good work, @Garuspik !
     
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    I wasn't focused on making cheaper headphones. I tried to make a very comfortable and lightweight planars. And yep, they become cheaper during that process :D
     
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    Looks like I will be collecting Verum phones :)
     
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    Hey, I thought I was included...pick me! pick me!
     
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    Sure! In Russian "I'd be interested" translates like "i'm interested but not certain yet", that's why I haven't included you.

    Other guys also would like to listen to Verum 0.5 and I don't mind, but You need to discuss that with @Jinxy245 after his turn.

    So, first 6 Sbaf members are:

    @E_Schaaf
    @purr1n
    @Hands
    @JK47
    @dBel84
    @Jinxy245

    So after @E_Schaaf will receive that experimental model, please contact the next person on the list and so on.
    Those headphones will be a gift to that person who will inform me about the most critical flaw of that model that I can fix. No matter in what area: appearance, sound, usability, comfort.
     
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    Shipped Verum 0.5 to @E_Schaaf today. Same as on photo in a start post, but with white metal headband. I have no spare black and thousands of unpainted :D
     
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    if you planning tour in Europe - let me know! ;]
     
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    I would love to see this with a membraned tuned lower and with a slightly broken seal to get the sub bass BOOOM. Yes, it's stupid, but I love sub bass!
     
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    Today I've received a USPS notification that "Expected Delivery on THURSDAY13 DECEMBER 2018by 8:00pm".
    So, @E_Schaaf should receive a 0.5 version today. Hope unit has survived international shipping well (that version hasn't been tested yet for reliability).
     
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    Just received. Plugged em into my phone just to make sure they work, and they sure do.

    Impressions to come - wish I had a 4-pin cable to use them with my main system, might be difficult to do direct comparisons but I'll try my best.

    How long should I keep them before passing them on?
     
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