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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


Sorry, you said AD, and I immediately thought AD700, AD1000, etc.
I don't think the cable companies are big bad. I grew up without cable, wanted what I couldn't have for a while (before I got hard), but once we got cable (after I moved away to college) I just haven't been compelled to spend the money on it, and now that I'm back at my mom's (aaaany day now I'll find a roomie) and I can watch cable, I'd rather be doing one of my other hobbies. Ain't got no trouble with Cable, but it's not dear to me either. Mostly watch BBC ^_^

 

I'm not a TV watcher myself either. If the TV is on while I'm home It's on BBC America, Discovery or Science. Mostly I have Netflix on. I prefer to game, read or listen to music while surfing various online locations. My wife is the cable watcher in our household. If she weren't, I doubt I'd have the service. I only call it the Big Bad Cable Company because most people have a beef with the big players. It doesn't bother me at all. I mean, they sign my paycheck and I get awesome internet for cheap.

post #16817 of 37333
Thread Starter 
Hold on to the M100 Evs, at least until you get the MA900. I don't wanna spend so much on shipping things out so often. I'm sure I heard the M100 at the Apple store, though it may have been an LP2. I dunno, they all look alike, lol. I'm not the biggest fan of VModas design, but I did like the M80's sound and size. Besides, I might be getting the PX100-II soon. MAYBE. I might just cancel the order.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/15/13 at 9:18am
post #16818 of 37333
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


Sorry, you said AD, and I immediately thought AD700, AD1000, etc.
I don't think the cable companies are big bad. I grew up without cable, wanted what I couldn't have for a while (before I got hard), but once we got cable (after I moved away to college) I just haven't been compelled to spend the money on it, and now that I'm back at my mom's (aaaany day now I'll find a roomie) and I can watch cable, I'd rather be doing one of my other hobbies. Ain't got no trouble with Cable, but it's not dear to me either. Mostly watch BBC ^_^

 

Also Net Flix ftw cable stinks :3 

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Yep, that's why I was asking if it was ok, I know the return shipping isn't free. That said, I'm not without alternative headphones wink.gif If you end up holding on to them for around a month, that would be ok, I've got enough things to work on — people are curious about more impressions of Q701 vs K712, and I still wanna test other tubes, and I've got a lotta games to play... Mainly I'm going to be giving head-time to the K712 for a while anyway. I'll probably want an audio break while on break at work, lol!
Don't think the M-100s were in the Apple Store, they certainly aren't at the one closest to me now. The LP2s and I think M-80 were for a while. As you may remember, I had LPs, I think the M-100 makes fewer compromises, the M-100 are still my "fun" can but better all-rounder's.

I have a pair of PX-100, they were my walk-around headphones while I had the AD700, I used them a ton, the foam disks eventually let your ears touch driver housing with longer sessions but I almost never used them that way, the little bit of headband padding went a long way and they were very comfortable to grab and put on between classes or on a commute. They've been very reliable for me for like... Gosh, 7 years or so, I need to replace the foam pads now (understandably) but the folding method kept them safe and intact (I put them back in the included hard case every time until my senior year of college, but the way the cables are angled when folded I didn't put undue strain on them either when I just wrapped the cable around the center of mass). I'd put them a little above the KSC75 in SQ, a little more refined and less/not harsh. If you have the two Koss and a reference can at home, though, I don't see a "reason" to own them. Maybe try them, but not permanently "own" them, unless your Koss break.

The M-100 easily beats the PX100 at anything though (it does retain heat more, but I've been wearing the M-100 longer than I'd wear a session with the PX-100), more involving.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/15/13 at 1:35pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Well, next to the MA900, the 650's soundstage is gonna leave you disappointed. The mids, organic tone, and body of the 650 are what makes it special to me. The LCD2 further improves on everything I love about the HD650, other than it also being somewhat walled in terms of soundstage.


Sorry guys, the X1 just sold, so no demo. frown.gif

At least now I can pay off my brother...

Looks like I'll be full sized headphone-less for about a month. tongue_smile.gif

Don't worry about me, guys. Enjoy the MA900s. We'll see if impulses don't kick in and I find myself buying something else in the meantime. rolleyes.gif

 

Wooo! glad they sold for you. Now i can put my extra ones up for sale/ trade!

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Xero404, there are two people with your name in Steam... If I just sent you a FR, message me with the phrase "Rampant Audio!"
Lol. "The duck is loose!" would also be acceptable.
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Xero404, there are two people with your name in Steam... If I just sent you a FR, message me with the phrase "Rampant Audio!"
Lol. "The duck is loose!" would also be acceptable.

 

And the seal goes "ow ow ow,"

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Crap, having trouble getting the Recon3D control panel displaying correctly... stupid PC making everything difficult, wasting my day. Probably gonna have to install the drivers on Mac just to configure the Recon3D just the way I want it, I don't want to mess around with uninstalling and reinstalling crap then updating etc. If my device is plugged in, and switched to PC mode, it should just work :/

/end rant.

Edit: after installing the Recon3D software with the device plugged in, restart, update, restart, open and close program a few times, then unplug and re plug in the device, now Windows is passing along the recognition of the device to the THX control panel software.

Update:
Ok, played 2 rounds of BF3 (one of them changed maps and gametype halfway through), I had a moment with the Recon3D and K712 where I heard someone running, turned around and looked under a train, saw the enemy, and easily ambushed him when he came around the corner. Yay! I'd play more but I spent most of the day relaxing and reading the forums, now it's time to eat.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/15/13 at 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

And the seal goes "ow ow ow,"
Lol, thanks for the applause
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Evs, check your inbox
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Did.
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added you on the dota friends list. however GTA5 is out tomorrow and i may be unavailable for a few days lol.  

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Although my comments are not applicable for gaming directly, I'll offer them here for those considering the Sony ma900.

 

ust received the Sony today. Here are my unbiased impressions of the ma900 as I don't know jack didley about it tbh.

 

Really like:

 

*supreme comfort. This hp simply "rides" on your head with a sub zero level of clamp. At first I wanted more clamp from it as it felt as though it would slip off my head if I bent over to tie my shoes. After a few minutes it simply disappears on the head and feel like nothing is there. Comfort is a very close second to sound signature in my book and I'll give the comfort on the Sony a solid 9.

 

*good balance across the spectrum. No part of the signature is much out of place. The bass doesn't bleed into the mids. There is a nice transition from mids to treble without any congestion which is a common for many hp at this juncture in the sound. Everything flows freely between the mids and treble and feels easy and relaxed in presentation without any sense of strain to reproduce the music.

 

Don't like:

 

*the cable stinks. It couldn't be more cheaply made or any longer. It could double as a repelling apparatus should I ever decide to take up repelling. The first thing that I'd do is chop that cable in half and replace the jack with something decent. 

 

*build quality and design. Still getting my brain around this. Looks and feels like a cheapie, at first. The more I use it though, the better it seems to be put together and more solid than my initial impression was. Seriously angled and open pads adds to the sound stage for me. I wonder if the pads could be about twice as thick. They feel somewhat like memory foam but I'm not sure on that. The real issue that I have with the design is that the cups are largish. I'd want to use these as a home portable and the cup size holds them back from doing that somewhat. 

 

Kinda like:

 

*The bass does go somewhat deep but the weight and visceral impact are somewhat lacking. This is not a deal breaker for me at all, particularly at this price point. The mid bass is present and not bloated. The sub bass in tight and in balance with the rest of the sound. 

 

*The mids lack some of the natural tonality that I have come to love and appreciate. There is a hint of graininess that is present especially in female vocals. Again, I'm being VERY picky here and this is not a deal breaker either. In fact there is some nice body to the mids that impressed me after I got past the slight grainny sound. 

 

*The treble is pretty darn good. I like a darker treble but one that can still resolve and extend when the material calls for it. There is nothing harsh or fatiguing whatsoever about the treble here. Cymbals and violins came through with nice realism. 

 

Overall:

 

After about three hours going through my test material, the Sony's are really growing on me. I wasn't even sure what the price point was and just went to check amazon.  Looks like about $200 shipped. In my estimation, what they offer certainly justifies the asking price. Will I go out and grab a pair? Not sure. If I see them on the used forum here for less, I'd jump on it for sure. 

 

I was a bit disappointed when I listened to these on the x3 by fiio. Fortunately with the A2/bf the sound scaled up quite nicely and I found myself really getting lost in the music. These are good hp's, very good. The offer NO isolation. They do offer a nice comfortable experience and don't do much wrong and do so many things right. 

 

Anybody want to sell their pair?  :biggrin: 

post #16829 of 37333

Welp, ordered my first ever "flagship" headphone. The Fostex TH900.

 

Can't wait to see how they perform with my music and games.

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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

Welp, ordered my first ever "flagship" headphone. The Fostex TH900.

 

Can't wait to see how they perform with my music and games.

 

It'd be awesome if we could get those into MLE's hands for a short while ;) Hell, I'd pay for shipping both ways just to read his thoughts. To be able to compare the TH900 directly to the Alpha Dogs? Win!

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