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Is anything that comes out of consumer reports credible??
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Is anything that comes out of consumer reports credible??

I agree, but there were many others, besides Consumer Reports, pushing these headphones, and bragging on how good they were [Sony MDR-V6].

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Fostex TH600: Got this for christmas, so not really a purchase, but.. ugh. I wanted to get an HD800 but I knew it was way too expensive. Then I considered the LCD-2, but that was way too expensive too. Same for the HE-500. 

 

Then I saw the TH600 on sale for a HUGE discount, putting it just into the range my parents were willing to spend. So I put it on my list. 

 

I absolutely loathed it from the beginning. Hashy treble, disgustingly thick farty bass, lacked detail retrieval and seperation/soundstage, pads aren't breathable, and overall just woefully colored and poor sounding. I really should've gone with something else.


Sony DR-Z6: I got these after hearing a friend's Z7 (and loving it), but it didn't sound anything like it, and now one of the drivers shorted out. Fun.


Philips N6330 (K240 Sextett OEM): Might be because I'm underpowering these but I doubt it. Their treble is just way too resonant and sloppy for me. 


Sony DR-Z7: Ok, so this one's a bit of a stretch. I adore my Z7, but I had to sell another megarare headphone to get it, a NAD RP18 Mylar, and I'm really disappointed that I never even fed it a lot of juice, let alone tried any mods on it. I've been trying to find another (or a similar large driver fostex planar) ever since. So it's less regretting the purchase of the Z7, and more regretting the sale of the RP18 to GET the Z7.


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Fostex TH600: Got this for christmas, so not really a purchase, but.. ugh. I wanted to get an HD800 but I knew it was way too expensive. Then I considered the LCD-2, but that was way too expensive too. Same for the HE-500. 

 

Then I saw the TH600 on sale for a HUGE discount, putting it just into the range my parents were willing to spend. So I put it on my list. 

 

I absolutely loathed it from the beginning. Hashy treble, disgustingly thick farty bass, lacked detail retrieval, pads aren't breathable, and overall just woefully colored and poor sounding. I really should've gone with something else.

 

Those are some harsh words for a well-loved pair of headphones. There was one selling on the local craigslist for about $400, and I was pretty damn tempted, except it was about 30 miles away and I was too lazy to drive there - thanks for making me feel better!

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Those are some harsh words for a well-loved pair of headphones. There was one selling on the local craigslist for about $400, and I was pretty damn tempted, except it was about 30 miles away and I was too lazy to drive there - thanks for making me feel better!

Yeah I was quite shocked; the build quality was absolutely phenomenal and I've had a lot of good experience with Fostex's older high end gear, but the sound just wasn't there for me. It was pretty fast, but it didn't sound very clean at all and the treble was just repulsive. The bass I could've lived with, because while emphasized it was enjoyable for most things, but the treble simply killed it for me. It was a splashy mess.

 

$400 is quite a big discount, but even then I'm a little iffy. I'd probably just get an HE-400(i) at that point. 

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