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The TH-900 is too beautiful, it sings to me.   If I had to choose one it would be the Fostex.

 

Have you compared the TH600 to the TH900?

 

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The TH-900 is my dream headphone. No way I'd ever be able to afford it.

 

Never say never.  Oh wait, you didn't...evil_smiley.gif

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It's 1540 Dollars from Pricejapan

 

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Have you compared the TH600 to the TH900?

 

 

Never say never.  Oh wait, you didn't...evil_smiley.gif

 

I actually wanted to get the TH-600 for my console setup but I also thought about getting something "different" and the only place I would have gotten them is pricejapan. German customs are zhe pain though, didn't want to risk.

 

I think there are a few comparisons in the TH-600 thread. Also comparisons to the AH-D7000 which favor the TH-600. 

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I can personally vouch  for the CALs since  I recently  borrowed a very similar pair of headphones from a friend to try them out, the legendary denon DH-1001 :D  

Paired with an astro mixamp they provide very good surround for  movies,  I did the PS3 bitstream(mix) tweak that is mentionted on the first page and the end result is phenomenal ! 

 

Watched "Perfume : the story of a murderer" recently and I reacted to positioning cues in a way that I haven't done so in years ! (regular freebie DVD with dolby 5.1 )

 

I literally took them off  and thought of searching around the house, thinking that someone has just broke in  ! 

 

Having used way more expensive closed pairs in the past like ultrasone pro 900, DT770/80 PRO and DT150 (250ohm), I find them to be excellent value for money,  they cost like  3 times less than the DT770s,  the rather flimsy build quality shows but that's about it :) 


Edited by SoFGR - 8/23/13 at 4:23am
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Have you compared the TH600 to the TH900?


Never say never.  Oh wait, you didn't...evil_smiley.gif

Christ, man. How's the MA900? tongue.gif
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Got an offer for both the Annies and the K712. Same Price. Now time to choose. confused_face.gif

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The Annies will be rarer and fetch a higher selling price. But then, you can basically turn any Q701 into an Annie. The K712 supposedly sounds a hint different.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/23/13 at 6:39am
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Selling price is a very good argument actually. Q701 headband is horrible to me, like the K701. Chicolom's review is interesting. K712 as more intimate and smooth/warmer, Annies airier, less distant from the Q701. 

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Christ, man. How's the MA900? tongue.gif

 

It's pretty cool.  Ridiculously light and the fit is very unique.  You'll never have your ears overheat with them. They're definitely good for the sub 200 price and have a nice balance with some emphasis on the mids. 

 

I'm thinking I probably shouldn't keep them because there's too much overlap with the X1 and Anniversary, but we'll see.

 

I wrote some notes on it and I"ll post them tomorrow.

 

 

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Chicolom's review is interesting. K712 as more intimate and smooth/warmer, Annies airier, less distant from the Q701. 

 

Correct, although the K712 is only more intimate when both headphones are using the same pads.  In stock form on both, the K712 is the same or slightly less intimate.

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It's pretty cool.  Ridiculously light and the fit is very unique.  You'll never have your ears overheat with them. They're definitely good for the sub 200 price and have a nice balance with some emphasis on the mids. 

I'm thinking I probably shouldn't keep them because there's too much overlap with the X1 and Anniversary, but we'll see.

I wrote some notes on it and I"ll post them tomorrow.

Told you. Sound/tone-wise, it's like a bridge between the Annies/K70x and X1. Really no place for it if you have those, but still, give them a week or so. Alone. I want you to truly come to understand how good they are.
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...give them a week or so. Alone.

 

Sounds kinda kinky.

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But really. When I first got them, I was impressed, but not sold on them. A few days in... man, I really fell in love with them.

Of course I domn't believe in that burn in, but I say it takes a few days for the ears to adjust to a headphone's signature.

MA900 isn't going anywhere, unless I need the money. The X1 does warm up a bit and isn't as light, so even though they overlap, I see a place for both.

I'm gonna pick up the SLYR at my aunt's house and see if the pads fit the MA900. The SLYR's pads are HEAVENLY. We'll see.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/23/13 at 7:34am
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What made you fall in love with them?

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At first, I didn't think they were that full sounding. I noticed... it wasn't the MA900. It was that the E12 was just too controlled, too fast. Once I paired it up with the E17, the sound filled out. There's plenty of body, bass, and richness now.

Tonally, it reminds me a lot of the Q701 without the upper mid glare, and even more body in the bass. It's so well balanced. It's quite organic sounding. I'm inclined to say this is really like a more open HD650, with more speed. I said the same about the Annie, but i dunno, the MA900 is even moreso.

To me, it's like a poor man's Annie/HD650/X1. Takes a bit from each. Annie's balance, HD650's warmth and mids, X1's bass...sorta.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/23/13 at 7:49am
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It's crazy. The MA900 might have a smaller range of bass than the X1, but I swear, the bass is almost as impressive and impactful as the X1 for most of the music I compare them with. TWO COMPLETELY OPEN HEADPHONES IN A ROW WITH BASS? Who'd have thunk it?
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Hmm..I thought the X1 had significantly more bass.

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