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post #16831 of 26701

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: 

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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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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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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!

 

HIS impressions -.- I agree but you could always try them your self, but sadly the reality is he could get them easier

than any of us could 
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HIS impressions -.- I agree but you could always try them your self, but sadly the reality is he could get them easier

than any of us could 

 

If I could afford to try out the TH900, believe you me I certainly would. I'd love to hear a current flagship. I'm used to hearing former flagships.

 

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Mmm, Bentley Continental GT


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Been playing it over the weekend. Amazing game. Graphics wise, pretty much the same as GTA 4 though.

 
But gameplay itself has improved alot. Cops are so damn aggressive in this game lol, they use all sorts of maneuvers to slow you down.

 

Also loving the game audio. Pretty nice selection of music on the radio, and the cars sound and handle great.


Edited by pervysage - 9/16/13 at 5:05pm
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Been playing it over the weekend. Amazing game. Graphics wise, pretty much the same as GTA 4 though.

 
But gameplay itself has improved alot. Cops are so damn aggressive in this game lol, they use all sorts of maneuvers to slow you down.

 

Also loving the game audio. Pretty nice selection of music on the radio, and the cars sound and handle great.

 

I really dig aggressive cops, Need For Speed Most wanted was great! The Cops at lvl 5 started to break the laws of physics they'd have SUV doing about 300 mph, they'd fly, drive through walls and I even had them flip 18 wheelers at me. it was epic funnest cop chase game ever

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Warning...Massive Multi-Quoting (MMQ) ahead....:o

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

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

 

 

Nice impressions!  I agree with them.

 

 

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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.

 

Nice!!  That's end-game material.

:beerchug:

 

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

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.

 

It's sounds similar to the D7000, for obvious reasons, so MLE should already have an pretty good idea of how they'd sound. 

 

But ya. 

 

 

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If I could afford to try out the TH900, believe you me I certainly would. I'd love to hear a current flagship. I'm used to hearing former flagships.

 

 

Come to an Ohio meet and you can!  Darryl (aka Preproman) in Cincinnati has an absolutely stunning gear collection including several flagships such as the TH900.  He brought them to a meet and that's where I got to hear them.

 

 

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Amazing game. Graphics wise, pretty much the same as GTA 4 though.

 

This is coming to PS4 right?  If so, I think I'll wait for the souped up version.

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This is coming to PS4 right?  If so, I think I'll wait for the souped up version.

 

No word of it, and I doubt it because this game has been developed for so long. Some people would wait, but they knew what they were doing by closing out the current generation with a bang. I'd expect Red Dead to be next year's R* release.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

Come to an Ohio meet and you can!  Darryl (aka Preproman) in Cincinnati has an absolutely stunning gear collection including several flagships such as the TH900.  He brought them to a meet and that's where I got to hear them.

 

Trust me, I haven't missed them all due to a lack of trying. There's word of one coming in the next couple months; I'll be swapping days with someone at work for that event, as long as some kind soul is willing.

 

Unrelated, but here's the banner ad from the bottom of the page while replying. I found it funny.

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I usually played with headphone in pc. I want to try playing with it on console.

Must I buy the Astro mix amp? or are there any other thing that I can use beside Astro? since I hear the quality of it is not that good.

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Creative Recon3D USB
Turtle Beach DSS - I remember this having good positioning, but I could never unhear a slight hiss.

The 2011 Astro mix amp works well for me.

Search this thread for more info on those devices. There are some good overviews/guides in this thread.
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Wow, very confusing cable setup for the astro mixamp. What kind of connector is that on the 360 for the astro? Is it the old connector?

The creative recon is more simple, just optical cable or wireless I think? But I didnt see any optical output on my 360 (old black elite version). So, how do i connect the recon with my 360? Wireless?

But the creative is 150usd, 50 more than the mixamp in here.


Edited by widdyjudas - 9/16/13 at 7:39pm
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