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Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? #2998054 07/10/19 06:32 PM
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Fender is pushing their headphones...with Gibson presumably out of the headphone market, they pretty much have guitar-maker-makes-headphones market cornered smile Of course, Marshall amps makes headphones too.

I wonder how it's going for them...anyone used Fender or Marshall headphones? Are they any good?

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Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: Anderton] #2998073 07/10/19 08:06 PM
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They sell Marshall headphones at Macy's during the holidays, at least in Chicago. I had a chance to give them a good listen. They are typical Chinese factory headphones. Plenty loud, hyped bass response, fine for casual listening. I actually preferred the other headphones that they were selling adjacently that had little light up cat ears on the headpiece.


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Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: Anderton] #2998075 07/10/19 08:31 PM
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I assume the market is a bit more "consumer listening" as opposed to what I use IEM's for which is live monitoring. Can't imagine spending that kind of money unless they were custom molded, tour tested, etc. and even then, can't imagine they would warrant 8 times the price I paid for the ones I currently use and am happy with.


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Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: J. Dead] #2998077 07/10/19 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by J. Dan
I assume the market is a bit more "consumer listening" as opposed to what I use IEM's for which is live monitoring. Can't imagine spending that kind of money unless they were custom molded, tour tested, etc. and even then, can't imagine they would warrant 8 times the price I paid for the ones I currently use and am happy with.


You're not willing to pay $100 for earphones and $1,000 for a logo? What's wrong with you?

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LOL. I WILL say that the thermoplastic tips sound intriguing, because after a 4 hour gig, my ear canals can start to feel a bit sore. But that's probably just because I don't play as much anymore. When I wore them every single Friday and Saturday night, I don't recall them getting sore like they do now.


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Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: Anderton] #2998416 07/13/19 07:57 AM
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Who in their right mind would pay $1,200 for earbuds??

It beggars belief


The past is gone. I'm sure it can take care of itself now.

Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: BMD] #2998425 07/13/19 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by BMD
Who in their right mind would pay $1,200 for earbuds??


Personally, I wouldn't pay a dollar for earbuds, but some people can't live very long without them. The Shure KSE1500 is an electrostatic earbud system that costs $2500, so these Fender earbuds are just a drop in the bucket.

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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
Originally Posted by BMD
Who in their right mind would pay $1,200 for earbuds??


Personally, I wouldn't pay a dollar for earbuds, but some people can't live very long without them. The Shure KSE1500 is an electrostatic earbud system that costs $2500, so these Fender earbuds are just a drop in the bucket.


The world's gone mad


The past is gone. I'm sure it can take care of itself now.

Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: BMD] #2998483 07/14/19 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by BMD
The world's gone mad


You mean it wasn't before this?

Re: Are You Ready for $1,200 Fender Ear Buds? [Re: Anderton] #2998500 07/14/19 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Anderton
Originally Posted by BMD
The world's gone mad


You mean it wasn't before this?


The world's gone madder


The past is gone. I'm sure it can take care of itself now.


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