So if you only listen to, say, talk radio, these would be perfect.At least they've got looks and personality.
FAD was going for stereotypical vintage horn speaker sound with these. They're basically a novelty, but I really enjoy them with certain music. The IX and X are even more extremely colored than the VIII lol.The 1601 series should be a bit less rolled off. Also a big virtue of the 1601 series is that you can change out the tips. They had a few cases of the metal tips getting stuck in peoples' ears so they made the 1602 / Piano Forte series tips fixed.