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post #16186 of 37451
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Well, I would sell your Anniversary first and "turn it in" for the K712 Pro.  Not much sense in keeping them both, unless you want to compare them.

 

Definitely selling them, first. I'm dead broke until mid September... frown.gif

 

Edit: I just grew a big enough sack to do the bass test since I'm now thinking about selling them. No issues whatsoever... cool.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 8/29/13 at 10:15pm
post #16187 of 37451
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Edit: I just grew a big enough sack to do the bass test since I'm now thinking about selling them. No issues whatsoever... cool.gif

 

Haha.

 

I tested the K712s right after I got them and they were fine.  Buttery smooth.

post #16188 of 37451
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Nothing will beat the MA900 in terms of it's comfort, weight, and just pleasing tonal signature. Hence why it's my favorite alternative to a main headphone. BECAUSE it's an alternative, and not a main, I wouldn't use the Annie or K712 as a main. So I'm perfectly happy woth the MA900 in that regard.

 

 

I'm confused.  Are you saying you don't consider the MA900 as a main headphone but an alternative-to-a-main headphone?  So you have a "1 Main headphone + 1 Alternative" policy now?  Didn't you say you're using the MA900 more than the X1...so isn't the MA900 your main headphone??

 

 

eek.gif....two mains......unforgivable......blasphemy.

 

I reported you to Jude and Currawong for having two headphones.

 

  tongue_smile.gif

post #16189 of 37451

My wallet is beginning to hate you chico! angry_face.gif

post #16190 of 37451

Haha. 

 

It's just now beginning too?

 

I see someone posted a new classified...rolleyes.gif

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Haha. 

 

It's just now beginning too?

 

I see someone posted a new classified...rolleyes.gif

 

Yep! With extra goodies too... cool.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 8/29/13 at 11:14pm
post #16192 of 37451

It's good you're selling those too, because the K712 comes with a nice big velvety pouch and a coiled cable.

post #16193 of 37451
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

It's good you're selling those too, because the K712 comes with a nice big velvety pouch and a coiled cable.

 

I already know; hence why they are included in my classified... cool.gif

 

The bag I have is much more durable, though... so that will be a bummer frown.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 8/29/13 at 11:24pm
post #16194 of 37451
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post


I'm confused.  Are you saying you don't consider the MA900 as a main headphone but an alternative-to-a-main headphone?  So you have a "1 Main headphone + 1 Alternative" policy now?  Didn't you say you're using the MA900 more than the X1...so isn't the MA900 your main headphone??


eek.gif ....two mains......unforgivable......blasphemy.

I reported you to Jude and Currawong for having two headphones.

  tongue_smile.gif

Well, I prefer just having just one headphone, but because I'm so happy with the MA900, I'll use it as my alternative. My X1 IS my main, just that as of late, I've been using the MA900 almost exclusively. Ideally, the X1 will get the most use, and the MA900 will be when I'm fatigued by the X1's stronger clamp or leaner mids.

All in all, the X1 will be my main music/movie headphone, and the MA900 will be my TV show/anime/gaming headphone. Still, the MA900 is actually more of an all rounder due to the better mids, still good bass, and non-fatiguing treble. Again, not saying it's technically better.
post #16195 of 37451

And just in case this info might be useful to other MD owners... my reason for having interest in the K712 PRO is because, like chico, I found the upper mids to be a bit piercing after switching back to the AE after using the MD for an extensive period of time (chico had the same effect when switching from the K712). So I am assuming that the K712 will be a better match for the MD... rather than the AE.

 

Edit: Once I get my hands on the K712 I will make sure add my thoughts


Edited by Change is Good - 8/29/13 at 11:35pm
post #16196 of 37451

I'm at a point in my life where a little bit of change might be good. I've been rocking my m-stage and Pro2900 for like 2 years now. Should I get an iCan and ma900 or just put all that money towards a TH600 or Maddog or Alpha dog?

post #16197 of 37451
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The MA900 wouldn't need an iCan, and should rock out quite well on the Mstage. The higher output impedance on the M-stage won't affect the MA900 due to the impedance compensator built in.

While I LOVE the MA900, you might wanna jump into something more high end than what you own. TH600 sounds like something I'd go for if I had the funds, if only because someone compared it to a modded D7000. Not sure if that's enough bass for my taste (and I want bass out of such an expensive headphone), but it does sound appealing to me for a closed can. The Alpha Dogs are probably too technical and linear for my taste.

I loved the Mad Dog 3.2, but it was still mid-fi and closed to me. I prefer the MA900 overall, though the MD 3.2 did bass incredibly well.


The MA900 has such a low price of entry, so maybe if you wanna save money and want a warm, balanced, incredibly comfy headphone, you should look into it. The Annie (and probably K712 Pro even moreso) would be even better than the MA900 in technicality, refinement, and detail, and should be driven easly by the Mstage. I really only recommend the MA900 for those that want something affordable and competent with everything.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/30/13 at 1:17am
post #16198 of 37451
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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

I'm at a point in my life where a little bit of change might be good. I've been rocking my m-stage and Pro2900 for like 2 years now. Should I get an iCan and ma900 or just put all that money towards a TH600 or Maddog or Alpha dog?

 

I would go for TH600 personally.  The TH600 sounds very enticing.  I've read it does a good chunk of what the TH900 does, and is a better value.

 

I've read the Alpha Dogs are really FAST sounding.  Not sure if that's good or bad for them yet.

 

 

The iCan is great for tweaking the sound and soundstage lovers who like playing with the soundstage, but at default settings it doesn't quite replace the M-stage.  The M-stage is still slightly airy and with a slightly larger soundstage.  I usually prefer to listen to the iCan with a bit of sub-bass boost and the 3D soundstage over the M-stage though.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The MA900 wouldn't need an iCan, and should rock out quite well on the Mstage. The higher output impedance on the M-stage won't affect the MA900 due to the impedance compensator built in.

 

 

 

That's true, although the iCans sub-bass boost certainly helps out the MA900.   

 

I think Calpis should go for TH600 though.  evil_smiley.gif


Edited by chicolom - 8/30/13 at 1:35am
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The low price of the MA900 really tickles my curiosity. I would like to see just how comfy they are.

 

Have you looked into the velour pads off an akg 242? They should be right about the same size as the beyers.

 

Edit: Pretty sure I can safely buy the TH600 with my next paycheck. I do have to take my car in for servicing which is preventing me from getting them now :/


Edited by calpis - 8/30/13 at 1:32am
post #16200 of 37451
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If I was gonna spend so much, I'd just hold out for the TH900. XD

I'm really hoping the TH600 has sub bass like the D7000. That MIGHT make me sell off a limb for one. I should've told Justin at Headamp to send me the demo, but now it's too late. frown.gif

Cal, I was going to send the MA900 to you and a few others, so I'd at least hold off on getting them so you can at least demo them first. I've already started writing in my review, so you guys can expect the MA900 to be sent out within a week or two at the latest. It's gonna hurt sending them out. I've grown attached to it. I think the X1 has had about 2 hours head time in the past, what, 2 weeks?

As for the 242 pads, aren't they using a snap on mechanism like the K70x? That won't work with the MA900. It needs to be a slip on type of pad, and it needs to be big in diameter.

For the MA900 loaner. I'm looking at:

Change, Evs, Calpis, MattTCG, Nameless (he just bought Chico's), Chicolom (no need).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/30/13 at 2:25am
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