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Can anyone do a quick comparison between the K612 and the Sony Ma900? In terms of sound and comfort? Ive been trying hard to decide between these. I have a CAL and wanted something open, just bought an HD 558 2 days ago, and I like it, but was thinking I could get something a little better. I can still return this easily and buy something else. The Sony's attract me because of their apparently insanely good comfort, which is vital because I spend a lot of time with my headphones on. The comfort of the 558 is pretty good, if a little clampy (it got more loose after a day), but I definitely prefer the velour to pleather. I havent heard a single bad thing about the K612, and have seen some people regard them as better in every way in terms of sound compared to the MA900. I will driving the headphones from a Fiio E10. 

 

Ive heard that the position of your ears in the MA900 can change the sound a lot, is it annoying to get your ears in the right position? And do the headphones move around? Or is it easy to put them on and get them in the right spot. 

 

Thanks


Edited by tigim101 - 2/8/14 at 12:38pm
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Can anyone do a quick comparison between the K612 and the Sony Ma900? In terms of sound and comfort? Ive been trying hard to decide between these. I have a CAL and wanted something open, just bought an HD 558 2 days ago, and I like it, but was thinking I could get something a little better. I can still return this easily and buy something else. The Sony's attract me because of their apparently insanely good comfort, which is vital because I spent a lot of time with my headphones on. The comfort of the 558 is pretty good, if a little clampy (it got more loose after a day), but I definitely prefer the velour to pleather. I havent heard a single bad thing about the K612, and have seen some people regard them as better in every way in terms of sound compared to the MA900. I will driving the headphones from a Fiio E10. 

 

Ive heard that the position of your ears in the MA900 can change the sound a lot, is it annoying to get your ears in the right position? And do the headphones move around? Or is it easy to put them on and get them in the right spot. 

 

Thanks

'tis not enough? - http://www.head-fi.org/t/691053/review-and-comparison-of-the-200-open-back-underdogs-the-akg-k612-pro-and-the-sony-mdr-ma900

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Yes I have read that review, and everyone in the thread seems to think that the K612 is superior in all aspects expect soundstage. Not that many people commented on the comfort, and it seems to be pretty power hungry, and im not sure if the Fiio E10 drives it well. Was just looking for more opinions. 

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Yes I have read that review, and everyone in the thread seems to think that the K612 is superior in all aspects expect soundstage. Not that many people commented on the comfort, and it seems to be pretty power hungry, and im not sure if the Fiio E10 drives it well. Was just looking for more opinions. 

I own both, so what in particular you need to know? 

Fetch me a PM and I'll try to help :] [No need to post it here me thinks]

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Yes I have read that review, and everyone in the thread seems to think that the K612 is superior in all aspects expect soundstage. Not that many people commented on the comfort, and it seems to be pretty power hungry, and im not sure if the Fiio E10 drives it well. Was just looking for more opinions. 

 

The MA900 is the safer choice IMO.

More musical, easier on the ears and also easier to drive.

They are not inferior to one another, just different. The K612 being more neutral/analytic, MA-900 more fun/mid-centric.

K612 wins in imaging, MA-900 wins in soundstage size.

 

I like both and oyu can't really go wrong with either.

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I've considered selling my MA900 for the K612, but in the end, I can't see myself giving it up. Its just been too good to me, like my Koss clip ons.
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And since the MA900's discontinued and all, the price will only keep going up as it sells out. Makes it all the more unlikely you'll get a replacement.

I'm probably going to hang onto my MA900 for a while longer, but something desirable and expensive just showed up elsewhere, possibly necessitating the sale of my more valuable gear...
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I've considered selling my MA900 for the K612, but in the end, I can't see myself giving it up. Its just been too good to me, like my Koss clip ons.

The Annie was good to you, too, and what happened to it? :P
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The need to try something new.
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The need to try something new.

It gets me every time!!!
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I got a chance to use the new Gold Playstation 4 headset for about 5 hours. My sister went out and purchased them at Best Buy late last night so I decided to cancel my pre-order from Amazon and give these a whirl before I made my decision. 

 

Comfort wise, they feel pretty good. Very light and comfy. They are made out of plastic but are sturdy and I doubt they will have the same durability issues the Pulse Elite had. They fit my size 8 head well. Not too tight and not too loose. I haven't had to adjust them much after hours of usage. The ear pads seem to be made out of the same material as Sony's PS3 headsets which is a plus since they feel nice and soft against my dome.

 

For $99.99 I wasn't expecting the sound to blow me away and I was right. They sound good but not great. They have a kind of thin sound signature. There's a decent amount of bass but it's not deep and won't blow your ear drums. I like that they sound loud and don't really distort too much at max volume. On second thought, I'm not sure if it's slight distortion I hear with explosions or the nature of the thin sound signature. I had no issues locating enemies and other objects in games such as BF4 and COD: Ghost so that was a pleasant surprise.

 

Last of all, I had no issues with voice chat in games. I could hear everyone without issue even with explosions all around me. Although I must mention that I was in a party chat and a couple of buddies commented that they could hear me well but compared to my Astro 5.8 mixamp and a30 headset, it sounded a little "tinny". 

 

As a gaming headset, I'd recommend the Gold PS4 headset. It does well with voice chatting, sounds good for a headset, surprisingly does a nice job with positioning and last of all, it is amazingly easy to hook up with no wires in sight.

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Originally Posted by tigim101 View Post
 

Yes I have read that review, and everyone in the thread seems to think that the K612 is superior in all aspects expect soundstage. Not that many people commented on the comfort, and it seems to be pretty power hungry, and im not sure if the Fiio E10 drives it well. Was just looking for more opinions. 

 

here is my quick impressions with 612pro comparing with ma900. unfortunately 612pro is not the headphone for me with E17.

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/216596/akg-k601-k612-pro-owners-unite/1020#post_10248010

 

P.S: not sure about E10 but certainly E17 is not paring well with 612pro.

 

 

 

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updated impressions added :

http://www.head-fi.org/t/216596/akg-k601-k612-pro-owners-unite/1035#post_10265596


Edited by appsmarsterx - 2/12/14 at 9:39pm
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here is my quick impressions with 612pro comparing with ma900. unfortunately 612pro is not the headphone for me with E17.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/216596/akg-k601-k612-pro-owners-unite/1020#post_10248010

 

As I mentioned to you in that post... you are doing the K612 wrong with the E17...

 

So... yeah... without proper amping? Not the headphone for you...

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anybody here know if there's a way to adjust L/R balance with dolby headphone? I even tried to connect the output of my turtle beach dss2 to my tv, hoping i could adjust it from my tv's settings, but that didn't work. It's pretty annoying since my right ear is can't hear as well as my left by just a bit. I'd even buy an external amp to achieve it.

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As I mentioned to you in that post... you are doing the K612 wrong with the E17...

 

So... yeah... without proper amping? Not the headphone for you...

 

I already tried it with my Xonar Phoebus which has the same DAC as STX (PCM1796) and TPA6120A2 AMP. so I dont completely agree with the "proper amping" argument.  I'm sure 612pro is a great headphone for its current price tag, but the point is 612pro is very unpredictable with some sources.  


Edited by appsmarsterx - 2/8/14 at 7:48pm
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