Aurorus Audio - Borealis & Australis

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by gandhisfist, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Eudis Fernandes

    Eudis Fernandes Aurorus Audio - MoT

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Likes Received:
    110
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Thank you for your valuable impressions Cskippy. :headbang:
     
    gandhisfist likes this.
  2. cskippy

    cskippy Creamy warmpoo

    Friend MZR
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,985
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    I don't have the Eikon on hand for a direct comparison but from memory I would say Eikon handles this particular aspect of the lower mids better as there is a bit less quantity. Upper bass on Eikon does obscure other details at times though so it's all about trade offs. Eikon offers better texture and tactility in the bass and has a more exciting presentation. Weight is an issue for me with the EIkon, where I got a hot spot after about an hour of use. If you want a lighter weight and a little better timbre presentation get Australis.
     
    crenca, Eudis Fernandes and Jinxy245 like this.
  3. Eudis Fernandes

    Eudis Fernandes Aurorus Audio - MoT

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Likes Received:
    110
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    33
    As @cskippy pointed out. One of the channel seems be boosted in the lower mids on the Australis when in reality it should be closer to the Borealis overall. I took the time to simulate it at home yesterday and I will have it resolved before it goes out to the next person. I promise that there will only be a slight delay.

    The issue seems to be caused by something on these demo parts and will absolutely not be present in the final run models. I will also make an effort to get a pair to @cskippy so he can hear it with this fix. The overall aim was to get the Borealis and Australis tonality and FR as close as possible.
     
    cskippy, msommers and Jinxy245 like this.
  4. cskippy

    cskippy Creamy warmpoo

    Friend MZR
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,985
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    Weight for Australis and Borealis updated in review.
     
  5. gandhisfist

    gandhisfist Aurorus Audio - MoT

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    204
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Hey all, just a quick update. @Eudis Fernandes received the units to check over and has made a small adjustment to the baffle on the open back a couple weeks ago. He should be sending those back out to @cskippy in the next couple days. Apologies for the delays on this tour but life happened and Eudis actually welcomed a healthy new member to his family yesterday, so a hearty congratulations to him!
     
    msommers, Gaspasser, cskippy and 7 others like this.
  6. Vtory

    Vtory Illogical Spock

    Friend MZR
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Likes Received:
    4,737
    Dislikes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    I appreciate all the efforts from @gandhisfist and @Eudis Fernandes to make this tour happen and improve continuously. I am eager to hear those two headphones soon.

    But more importantly, congratulation @Eudis Fernandes !
     
    Jinxy245 and gandhisfist like this.
  7. Jinxy245

    Jinxy245 Vegan Puss

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Likes Received:
    4,074
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Montgomery, New York
    Indeed. It's one thing to make a headphone, it's another to make a human.
    Although making a human is usually easier.
    and probably more fun.
    But Congratulations @Eudis Fernandes !
     
    Pharmaboy and Lyander like this.
  8. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Likes Received:
    5,781
    Dislikes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines
    I'm honestly excited to hear more about these myself too, the Australis specifically. Anyone on my side of the globe have a pair? Need to organise a meet soonish.

    Congrats Eudis! Audio gear is cool and all but family comes first.
     
    Jinxy245 likes this.
  9. Gaspasser

    Gaspasser Flatulence Maestro

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Likes Received:
    4,597
    Dislikes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Suburban DC
    Any updates on these headphones? I’m excited about Borealis, especially after hearing one on my Af.
     
  10. yotacowboy

    yotacowboy McRibs Kind of Guy

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Likes Received:
    3,270
    Dislikes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    NOVA
    Home Page:
    Yeah, these were pretty damn impressive; such a fun listen! Definitely interested in picking up a pair.
     
    sheldaze, Baten and Gaspasser like this.
  11. Eudis Fernandes

    Eudis Fernandes Aurorus Audio - MoT

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Likes Received:
    110
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Yes! We made a slight update to give the Borealis more bass extension.
     
    JoelT, Jinxy245, Vtory and 6 others like this.
  12. TheIceman93

    TheIceman93 El pato-zorro

    Friend
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Likes Received:
    980
    Dislikes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    @cskippy Thank you for your impressions. How would you compare the Borealis to the LCD2C with Audeze Vegans or Elite Velour? I love the LCD2C for bass slam, I think it has pretty good resolution and I like the warm sound signature but the staging sucks (helped a little by the Elite Velours but still kinda sucks). Do you think the Borealis will be an improvement in these areas?
     
  13. cskippy

    cskippy Creamy warmpoo

    Friend MZR
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,985
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    Hmmm that's a tough question. I only had a few minutes with LCD2C Vegan and was mostly curious about frequency response changes not sound stage. If I had to take a stab I would say LCD2C Vegan might have a little wider but flatter sound stage compared to Borealis. Borealis has an average but very coherent sound stage, a little bigger than HD650 and for me, not an issue in listening.
     
  14. TheIceman93

    TheIceman93 El pato-zorro

    Friend
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Likes Received:
    980
    Dislikes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    Thank you. Would you say it is an upgrade over the LCD2C in other areas? I'm trying to avoid sidegrades and moving into the $1500+ club.
     
  15. cskippy

    cskippy Creamy warmpoo

    Friend MZR
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,985
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    For me, absolutely without question.
     
  16. m17xr2b

    m17xr2b Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Dislikes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    I may not like the ZMF tuning but I have to give to Zack, his work is flawless
    Edit: appologies, wrong thread.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
    bengo likes this.
  17. TheIceman93

    TheIceman93 El pato-zorro

    Friend
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Likes Received:
    980
    Dislikes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  18. gandhisfist

    gandhisfist Aurorus Audio - MoT

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    204
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    I know updates have been scarce on this. Unfortunately @Eudis Fernandes has been occupied with some personal matters and unable to get demo units back out yet. Hopefully that clears up soon and he gets some time back to dedicate here.

    After spending some time living with that baffle mod he mentioned above. I think we may actually elect not to include it in the final build. While it certainly does increase bass extension a bit, I think the overall change to the character of the headphone makes it a step back rather than a step forward overall.

    Good news is that we received our parts and as soon as time permits, will be starting assembly and finishing up the website to get things ready for sale. While I don't have a solid date for launch yet, I expect we'll be rolling and in business in something like a month's time.
     
  19. Vtory

    Vtory Illogical Spock

    Friend MZR
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Likes Received:
    4,737
    Dislikes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    @gandhisfist Thanks for posting the progress! I am damn looking forward to getting my hands on these..

    Does this mean there has been no change from the unit @cskippy evaluated? Please correct me if I'm missing!
     
  20. gandhisfist

    gandhisfist Aurorus Audio - MoT

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    204
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    That's correct.
     
    Vtory likes this.

Share This Page