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  • 1.2m Asymmetric Cable (3.5mm TRS Jack)
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm Stereo Jack Adapter
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Considering I replied to a post requesting "sub 300 open backs" I think there's a reason why I would say that.
I see, that make a lot more sense. I thought you were referring the headphone in general. Gotcha
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I briefly owned these when they were $450 and when I worked in an office environment. I returned them after a couple days. Despite them being the best sounding "closed" headphones I'd ever heard, they leaked sound like crazy.

Within 3 feet away, my neighbors could have heard what I was listening to - and I don't listen loud.

I've had semi-closed headphones leak less.
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I have the Sundara and like others have said before the build quality isn't that good. One side of the headband slide already doesn't hold properly and I've got to adjust it every time it's used. Also one ear cups connector is having issues and causes sound loss in that side. It's has to be wiggled around to fix it. And I'm very gentle with them and haven't even used the, a lot actually. They do sound great but no way they are going to last for many years. If I had to do it again I'd buy something else.



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Just gonna be a dick and say throw another 50 and get a Sundara.

Or save and get a HD6xx or Fidelio X2

Edit: If I recall, someone mentioned in a previous Elegia deal that Adorama isn't a Focal-authorized vendor so warranty is a wash - is that still true?
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I feel the HD6XX is a tremendous value that puts headphones in the $300-700 market to shame.
With one caveat; they are high impedence and require a good amp to drive them. And they scale so well with amping.
*I'd like to believe having an amp is almost a given for those shopping in that $300-700 range.

On that note, it's difficult to recommend the HD6XX if having an amp is not included in the budget.
They sound great for a $200 headphone but they absolutely don't "put $300-700 headphones to shame". Compare them to headphones like the dt1990pro, the fostex tr x00 and the hifiman sundara and the difference is obvious.
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Seems like not much love for these headphones. Anyone actually own these or have spent a decent amount of time with them? Any thoughts?

Looking for some closed backs. Something less than 500 price range?
I had a pair. Very smooth and enjoyable headphones. They were probably my favorite closed back headphones (and I tried a lot) until I got hooked on the Fostex X00 series.
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They sound great for a $200 headphone but they absolutely don't "put $300-700 headphones to shame". Compare them to headphones like the dt1990pro, the fostex tr x00 and the hifiman sundara and the difference is obvious.
Not sure why you are getting down voted. I've owned all four models and the 6XX, while great, is the worst of the four. That said, there are plenty of other $300-700 headphones that they are better than.
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FYI the Phillips x2 are 144 on Amazon, I just got a pair a few days ago.
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anyone know how these compare to AFOs. Was looking for warm/bassy closed.
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anyone know how these compare to AFOs. Was looking for warm/bassy closed.
From all the reviews I've read, these aren't the bassiest headphones. So I'd look elsewhere if you want more bassy drivers.
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How are Focal Elegia compared to Beyerdynamic dt 1770 Pro or 177x GO ?
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FYI the Phillips x2 are 144 on Amazon, I just got a pair a few days ago.
FWIW, they had them for $100 to $110 multiple times on Amazon around BF. I know that ship has sailed, but...
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From all the reviews I've read, these aren't the bassiest headphones. So I'd look elsewhere if you want more bassy drivers.
That was the only reason I left the Elegias. Not quite enough bass. Fostex X00 is the only place I could find what I was looking for. With a Loki (or other EQ), you could make them spectacular.
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From all the reviews I've read, these aren't the bassiest headphones. So I'd look elsewhere if you want more bassy drivers.
I've had both. The AFOs have an AMAZING 3D / holographic sound. They have some really cool layered width to them. Super comfy and lightweight. The Elegias have more oomph to them — a bit more forward (and they are closed).
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Just getting into audio and picked up a pair of the HyperX Cloud Orbit S during that deal- which are basically the Audeze Mobius without Bluetooth. They have 100 mm planar magnetic drivers and a built in amp.

I use them primarily for gaming but the audio is outstanding and way better than anything I have listened to before.

How does something like this compare to the the Audeze Mobius for sound quality?
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I have the Sundara and like others have said before the build quality isn't that good. One side of the headband slide already doesn't hold properly and I've got to adjust it every time it's used. Also one ear cups connector is having issues and causes sound loss in that side. It's has to be wiggled around to fix it. And I'm very gentle with them and haven't even used the, a lot actually. They do sound great but no way they are going to last for many years. If I had to do it again I'd buy something else.
On mine both earcups literally fell apart on both ears within a month of each other, not sure why. Hifiman wanted me to send them in.. like really?

I ended up getting some 'premium leather' replacement earcups off Amazon and I really like them. Other than that the build quality on mine are excellent, both the slides still hold strong-like-bull but I would definitely hate it if one got weak.
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