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post #16636 of 37450
Haha harder to do on my phone than you think
Double quotes that is

Silver is the best conductor slightly
Although copper is the second most conductive i think and is flexible!
Even silver plated will be limited by the copper cabling

I think you convinced me to get the q701s as they are all rounders
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Okay guys... this may be a little bit off topic by the end but I think I need to speak on something here.

 

So I've gotten Sony to lend me a MA900 and I've been playing Outlast over the weekend. Like MLE has explained over the past week or so, this is legitimately a budget Annie, so good till the point where I see no reason to ever get the Annie at its current price point (not including the fact you need some proper amping).

 

Not going to repeat what has already been said countless times, but everything that has been regarded upon the MA900 so far speaks for itself. As was expected when I tested them earlier at a store briefly though, comfort is an issue for me personally however.

It is extremely light, but the fact that the drivers do touch my ears mean that I needed to take the MA900 off every hour or so before the antihelix of my ear starts to hurt like hell.

The headband could a little more padding too if I were to nitpick, but yeah... those with ears with their antihelix being more angled than most, do take note. As comfortable the MA900 is, it will hurt regardless.

 

Now for the off-topic part, you guys need to play Outlast. It's jump-scare fest of a horror title, so it isn't a haunting experience like Amnesia. But holy crap... I think I shat my pants a couple of times playing the game, the soundstage on the MA900 seriously puts this game to justice.

The MA900 forced me to pick up on the little unheard details that I otherwise wouldn't want to hear (some of which are really, really sick messages), it's an frighteningly entertaining experience. The screaming of the... whatever those damn things are, my gosh... it just makes me want to punch my screen LOL! It's a good sort of scare though.

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Haha harder to do on my phone than you think
Double quotes that is

Silver is the best conductor slightly
Although copper is the second most conductive i think and is flexible!
Even silver plated will be limited by the copper cabling

I think you convinced me to get the q701s as they are all rounders

I feel the MA900 makes a better all rounder due to less amping requirement, more fun factor and bass. Not to mention, cheaper. The Q701 is more competitive oriented than an all rounder. It still may lack a little in bass. It wasn't until the Annie was released that I felt AKG finally got bass at least to a well balanced point from the 70x drivers.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/9/13 at 2:52am
post #16639 of 37450
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Like MLE has explained over the past week or so, this is legitimately a budget Annie, so good till the point where I see no reason to ever get the Annie at its current price point (not including the fact you need some proper amping).

 

 

 

I guess it makes sense to call the MA900 a budget anniversary if your talking about it being a pretty balanced sounding headphone with a good soundstage that's good for gaming.  I'm not sure I'd call the MA900 a "budget Anniversary" from a sound-wise perspective though, just because the MA900 doesn't sound all that much like the Anniversary.  Sure they both have a pretty balanced signature, but they're still two different sounding headphones with different soundstages/presentations and different signatures.  They sound as different as any other two headphones I've tried from two different makers, maybe a little more so because of the MA900's unique design which tends to give it a pretty unique sound.

post #16640 of 37450
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They definitely do sound different. I'd rather call it the cheaper alternative to the Annie. Not a cheaper Annie. wink.gif If anything, it's like a bridge between the HD650 and Q701 in terms of sound presentation. More so than the Annie.

Basically what I've said of the Mad Dogs vs the LCD2. A cheaper alternative.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/9/13 at 3:36am
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An alternative makes more sense.

 

Calling a Denon D2000 a "budget D5000" makes sense, but I doubt most people would even call a HD5x8 a "budget HD6x0" as they're two different sounds.   Same thing with the MA900 and Anniversary.

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Now for the off-topic part, you guys need to play Outlast.

 

 

That game looks sick (both in a good way and literally :evil:).

 

At first I was bummed that it was for PCs, because my PC is weak and can't handle modern games, but I just read that it's also coming to PS4.  Yet another reason to get one.  :rolleyes:

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I guess it makes sense to call the MA900 a budget anniversary if your talking about it being a pretty balanced sounding headphone with a good soundstage that's good for gaming.  I'm not sure I'd call the MA900 a "budget Anniversary" from a sound-wise perspective though, just because the MA900 doesn't sound all that much like the Anniversary.  Sure they both have a pretty balanced signature, but they're still two different sounding headphones with different soundstages/presentations and different signatures.  They sound as different as any other two headphones I've tried from two different makers, maybe a little more so because of the MA900's unique design which tends to give it a pretty unique sound.

 

I agree with the "unique" aspect and don't think that any headphone can be a budget version of a better one, neither is it fair to "reduce" them but it happens a lot because there's also the aspect of people believing in getting something of the other one for less money (a certain wishful thinking, no offence). For instance the grainy treble of the AKGs and their oval soundstage with lack of a good phantom center and general soundstage depth should never be called a "80% HD 800" or budget version of it just because they seem similar to some in tonality and in having a big soundstage. It happens a lot though. 

post #16644 of 37450
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Just bought Sine Mora for $2.49 for Steam. WOOT. I needed something to play. @_@
post #16645 of 37450

My KSC75s sound like budget SR009s!!

post #16646 of 37450
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I really wanna hear the SR009.

With the recent price drop of the Fostex TH-900... I feel I can sell a limb and finally acquire it for myself. I think it's the flagship for me, considering it's the ultimate D7000 successor.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/9/13 at 4:26am
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How much is it over there? It's $2250 in Germany, I got it for $1800. That's a bargain over here. :evil:

post #16648 of 37450
Outlast is amazing and suggest everyone to give it a try. I almost gave up on playing it because I was too scared, but I really want to know how the story ends. And man, DAT music...gives me cold sweat. I'm still going to beat it...someday.
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How much is it over there? It's $2250 in Germany, I got it for $1800. That's a bargain over here. evil_smiley.gif

It's $1500 new now. Headamp and Moon-Audio both sell it here domestically, while everywhere else (i.e. Amazon) still imports.
post #16650 of 37450
Okay but how much better is the bass in the q701s compared to the ad700s
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