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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

So these are up for sale...........yeah, hard to believe I'm doing this but I have a big project in mind and need the $.

D2000 with COCOBOLO Rosewood cups.



Going for the TH900? 

post #2972 of 4015
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Eww that's not what I wanted to hear :-[

 

Sonically or rather with regards to the mids, how do the Lawton Pads compare to the Alpha? I know the J$ are MID suckers as well

 

Not sure if I want Lawton or Alpha at this point... Might even try find some Beyer Gels :O if I knew how they changed the sound...

Your not going to find the clear gels very easily, the black ones are terrible.

 

The Alpha pads are much better then the Lawtons to my ears.

post #2973 of 4015
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

Going for the TH900? 


Maybe...........................:bigsmile_face:

post #2974 of 4015
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 

Your not going to find the clear gels very easily, the black ones are terrible.

 

The Alpha pads are much better then the Lawtons to my ears.


Agreed.  Had both the clears and blacks, sold them both.  And for a Denon, which should have angled pads, these are not optimal.

 

I too prefer the Alphas to the Lawton angles......................close but the comfort wins me over. 

post #2975 of 4015
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Agreed.  Had both the clears and blacks, sold them both.  And for a Denon, which should have angled pads, these are not optimal.

 

I too prefer the Alphas to the Lawton angles......................close but the comfort wins me over. 

Could care less for comfort is the sound is better, non the less the Alphas are cheaper and I like Dan! Mark L has left me with a bitter taste :3 and Dan has always been super great! 

post #2976 of 4015
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Agreed.  Had both the clears and blacks, sold them both.  And for a Denon, which should have angled pads, these are not optimal.

 

I too prefer the Alphas to the Lawton angles......................close but the comfort wins me over.

I really like the clears, the black ones are a different material. I may like them because I slanted the drivers in my D5ks when I modded them. I love the Alphas on the D7ks, I notice no lack of mids.

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 

I really like the clears, the black ones are a different material. I may like them because I slanted the drivers in my D5ks when I modded them. I love the Alphas on the D7ks, I notice no lack of mids.

Well, soon enough I'll know for my self! 

post #2978 of 4015
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Well, soon enough I'll know for my self! 

The comfort with Alphas and the HD650 pad make these headphones comfy for hours............

Can't wait till you get your set!
post #2979 of 4015
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The comfort with Alphas and the HD650 pad make these headphones comfy for hours............

Can't wait till you get your set!

Feels like if at this point :/ nothing from Martin in a week now... 

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Oregonian, all of your Denons  are just beautiful (love the wood choices), sonically are they any better?

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Oregonian, all of your Denons  are just beautiful (love the wood choices), sonically are they any better?

Thanks, I was planning the COCOBOLO cups for a while as the wood is beautiful, and they turned out better than expected. The D5000 has Brazilian Rosewood and it's just a shade lighter, yet still beautiful and sound wonderful as well. Love wood cups for both sound and looks. Want a TH900 to add to the collection.......haven't seen those wood cups in person but they sure look sweet.

I only had a before/after with the D2000 (original plastic cups Lawton damped) to compare but will say the answer is yes. The cups are a half inch deeper than stock and the bass is felt deeper without being boomy. The original cups sounded great as well so it was just a small incremental improvement besides the looks.
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Thanks, I was planning the COCOBOLO cups for a while as the wood is beautiful, and they turned out better than expected. The D5000 has Brazilian Rosewood and it's just a shade lighter, yet still beautiful and sound wonderful as well. Love wood cups for both sound and looks. Want a TH900 to add to the collection.......haven't seen those wood cups in person but they sure look sweet.

I only had a before/after with the D2000 (original plastic cups Lawton damped) to compare but will say the answer is yes. The cups are a half inch deeper than stock and the bass is felt deeper without being boomy. The original cups sounded great as well so it was just a small incremental improvement besides the looks.

The TH900 cups look much, much better in person tha in pictures. Pictures just do not do them justice. Sadly, I couldn't justify keeping them when I preferred the sound of the TH600.

post #2983 of 4015
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

The TH900 cups look much, much better in person tha in pictures. Pictures just do not do them justice. Sadly, I couldn't justify keeping them when I preferred the sound of the TH600.

ouch, so is the TH 600 "more fun" I mean what was the differance in sound

post #2984 of 4015
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

The TH900 cups look much, much better in person tha in pictures. Pictures just do not do them justice. Sadly, I couldn't justify keeping them when I preferred the sound of the TH600.

More feedback please............what about the TH600 did you prefer?

I auditioned the TH600 heads up with my D7000 and loved it as well, though it was a clone to my Denon (Lawton modded). To hear from someone that the 600 was preferred while I'm considering a 900 gives me pause.
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The TH900 has better detailing, better soundstage and more air between the sounds, the bass impact on the TH600 is scaled down compared to the 900, while equally the bass doesn't go as deep. However the TH600's flatter sound signature appealed to me more. That and the $900 price difference.

 

However, if I had the money, I'd get the TH900 again, no questions asked, it's just such a fantastically good headphone and aside form the price and more pronounced V-shape to the sound signature, is an all together better headphone. I simply couldn't justify keeping it over the lesser priced, but 95% as good TH600.

 

As for which was the more fun sound? The TH900 certainly. I'll highly recommend both though. 


Edited by Tangster - 11/16/13 at 10:57am
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