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post #17041 of 30856
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Well, I want to listen to some, not buy. My next purchase is gonna have to be something that stays with me, like a TH-900...


But I'm speaking of what ifs. Right now, I can't afford a damn thing.
post #17042 of 30856
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I think I'd like to give the K701 another chance, as I'm in the mood for some highly detailed, airy headphones. the MA900's soundstage really brought me back to the AD700 days.
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Well, I want to listen to some, not buy.

 

When it comes time for me to move on from the T90s (which will be when I can spring for the HD800s) I can send you them before I sell them.  They have a whole lot of air, detail, and soundstage. 

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Yeah, Beyer is at the very top in soundstage and imaging. I wish the T90 would have less zingy highs and better mids. It would be a standard recommendation among the K7xx. 

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Sounds good Chico. Been a while since I've heard a brighter/detail oriented headphone.
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Yeah, Beyer is at the very top in soundstage and imaging. I wish the T90 would have less zingy highs and better mids.

 

Which would be...HD800?

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Well, the T90 is really no comparison....no chance at all. I had a longer post directed at you about it, maybe it went unnoticed under other discussions. 

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Well, the T90 is really no comparison....no chance at all. I had a longer post directed at you about it, maybe it went unnoticed under other discussions. 

 

No, I saw it.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-2-2013-sony-ma900-added/16980#post_9827449

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Ah ok, it's definitely time for the HD 800 then. Which of the three are you planning to keep?

 

Will you upgrade your DAC? (I wouldn't in the beginning)

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Ah ok, it's definitely time for the HD 800 then. Which of the three are you planning to keep?

 

Will you upgrade your DAC? (I wouldn't in the beginning)

 

 

I would guess either the X1 or K712 (If I don't have to sell them ALL to afford it).  I don't suppose you've heard either?

 

I think the K712 would have more overlap with the HD800 while the X1 would sound less like the HD800, with its more emphasized bass.  But I really like the K712.  :\

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I posted some X1 gaming impressions here, sometime at the beginning of the year when the amazon.it offer started the craze. For the price I found it really good but the one-noty bass put me off in the end (+non-removable pads) and the highs while thankfull non-fatiguing aren't very detailed. It was 200€ though and that's still unbeatable imo.

 

The green Q701 I had a few days ago brought me back to the K701 memories (which I had for more than a year). While the AKG Soundstage is wide, it's pretty oval with not much depth and phantom center is lacking/diffuse. So in in terms of "huge", yes, they will overlap. Personally I would get something closed or special like the Fostex to complement rather than something "similar". Maybe Alpha Dogs turn out to be pretty good. 

 

Imo multiple headphones should complement each or contrast more. 

post #17051 of 30856

I really enjoyed all the reviews. This has to be one of the most detailed group of headphone reviews in every price range available. Congrats. Now I'm about to purchase a set of headphones and I'm torn between the MA900s and the Fidelio X1s. I really like the price/performance ratio of the MA900 but The X1s seem to be much better built and I do have the money for them. It's just that I don't want to spend almost $100 more for a very little increase in quality (soundwise). I'm going to use the headphones mainly for gaming (more non competitive), movies and music. My sources would be my gaming PC with a SBZ sound card and an HTC One as my portable music player. What would you recommend?? Thanks

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As much as I love the ma900, if you have the money I'd suggest that you go for the x1. The materials and build quality seem well worth the extra money IMO. The jury is still out on just how well the ma900 will hold up over the long run. You'd definitely want to be gentle with them. my 2c...

post #17053 of 30856

That's exactly what I was thinking. Even if the audio difference between the two may be very little and who knows if I would even prefer the MA900s, build quality is very important for me regarding electronics and gadgets. This is the reason I got the HTC One instead of the S4.

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HTC One FTW. :veryevil: I love mine. 

post #17055 of 30856
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The MA900 seems no more fragile than the Creative Aurvana Live. My stepfather's CAL is still going strong after two years. Unless you're abusive to the MA900, I don't see an issue there.

The X1 is definitely one of the best built cans I've ever owned.

As for sound, they're quite different. If you want a bassy headphone, get the X1. It's that simple.
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