MrSpeakers Ether Flow - Impressions and Measurements

Discussion in 'Headphone Measurements' started by Hands, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Kejar31

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    Yeah, I can understand that thought processes and would have done the same thing.
     

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    not sure if anyone noticed, but the new Flow driver is nice and flush , where I believe it was intended to be in the Original Ether,
    Because the Original Ether has a recessed cavity in that area.
    The screws on old model did nothing.
    On the Flow it only secures that top piece.
    The main similarity is the problem of not being able to access the rear easily if at all.
    I personally feel both are booby-trapped.
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    I am quite irritated by this statement. I demoed the Ether Flows for the first time today and the main difference for me when comparing them to my HD650 was the bass punch and impact, which was a lot stronger and the sound of the Ether Flow had considerably more body than the HD650.

    Amp was a Jotunheim, Ether Flow was balanced, 650 was SE.

    Is this contradictory or is just my hearing or audiophile terminology off?
     
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    Probably not. Compared to the HD650, I thought the Ether Flows had a fuckton of bass up to the lower mids, and also a fuckton treble spikage. I'd agree with more bass heft and sustain, but I don't agree with more punch or impact than HD650, at least from my custom 45 amp with Z out at least a few ohms.
     
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    It's possible this unit was broken. Owner didn't tell me the ultimate outcome of that.

    It sounded like it had less bass than measured and was weaker sounding than the 650. However, make note I have an amp that really makes the 650 slam (Jot not ideal for this), and the way I process what I hear, anything bright instantly makes a headphone sound more lean to me that it would otherwise. The Flow had a bunch of treble that masked any fullness in that sense.
     
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    Yes, going back to CS and the release of the Alpha Dog Primes, the broken rate of Mrspeakers headphones seems to be about 55%:
    1. Alpha Dog Prime #1 (broken)
    2. Alpha Dog Prime replacement for #1 (broken)
    3. Alpha Dog Prime separate retail purchase (broken)
    4. Ether #1 (ok)
    5. Ether #2 (ok)
    6. Ether C (ok)
    7. Ether C Flow (broken)
    8. Ether Flow #1 (either this broken on the one below broken)
    9. Ether Flow #2 (either this broken on the one above broken)
     

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