Originally Posted by m. zillch
Yes, I read the link and it confirmed what I
wrote regarding specific models. You seem to have a weak understanding of what is and what isn't most important in headphone performance ["Oh no, the square wave test isn't square
enough. Oh the humanity!"
It's a very telling test for how the headphones perform, aside from just looking at the full frequency response. I have owned several
of the higher-end headphones on that list and know how they sound. The measurements Tyll has taken (1
) describe the sound as I would expect.
Because the measurements described what I was hearing with my current (and previous) headphones, I then purchased some based on his measurements and have not been disappointed, unlike subjective reviews at places like head-fi, or demoing a pair and finding that I don't like them once I've spent more time at home after buying them; Grado GS1000 being a good example of that.
The "industry standard" Yamaha NS10 found in recording studios is not a particularly accurate speaker, but it is colored in a way that is good for monitoring purposes. In a similar fashion, the Sony 7506 is not an amazingly accurate headphone (certainly not something I would want for HT use) but can be quite good for monitoring purposes. Their new Z1000 are nothing amazing either. Sony just doesn't make great high fidelity headphones in general, and I would not expect anything different from a device like this where the total cost is likely under $800, and the majority of that will not be going into the headphones.
Originally Posted by m. zillch
but more importantly I find it disturbing that throughout this entire thread you have exhibited an evangelical fanboy attitude which likes to pigeon hole products and brands, not just headphones, as either "good" or "bad" (often based on company press releases, which obviously are not very objective sources, since neither the 720p Sony nor the 720p Zeiss have even hit the market), rather than judging each product on actual non
-prototype units none of us have gotten our hands on, in non
-trade show environments, to determine their relative strengths and weaknesses, as you ought to.
I personally know people that have had access to these, and they loved them.
There are many previews out there from people who have tested previous HMDs, agreed that they were univerally terrible, and have come away loving this.
Sony is using the same technology for OLED viewfinders in three of their upcoming cameras, which have been extensively tested by the photographic community, and have been favourably compared to optical viewfinders by people who have lambasted the LCoS viewfinders used in other cameras, and photographers in general are rather critical of image quality.
I have seen Sony's other OLED displays in person, and they are amazing. (but small)
Furthermore, I am excited
about a new product that is a potential game-changer.
Will they be perfect? No. I can already think of changes I'd like to see in a future revision. (but nothing that would stop me buying this)
Will everyone love them? No.
But I think there is a lot
of potential here, it's a very exciting product.
Originally Posted by mark haflich
I don't think many here believe the title to be serious or that the glasses can replace a HQ HT. However, they could be better than a LQ HT especially with bad viewing conditions, an old bulb, visible screen door, poor colors, whatever.
I hope people don't think I actually expect these to make projectors obsolete
. There is still a definite market for them even if these were perfect
. You'd never have guests over and all put on your headset to sit in isolation and watch a film.
But as someone whose HT setup is primarily for personal use, it could eliminate my need for a projector - or at least a high end
projector, if the image quality is good enough, as my guests only see the size, not the image quality. They would comment if it looked bad
, but once you get past that, they wouldn't notice/care.
If someone already has a good projector setup but is interested in 3D, this potentially avoids an expensive upgrade, and should give a better
viewing experience. So far, I have been left unimpressed by any consumer 3D products, including my own 3DTV which never gets used for 3D now.