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TDK TH-ST800

post #1 of 23
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From Akihabara News:

 

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Here you are TDK’s latest luxury all leather TH-ST800 overhead headphone made for those who’s looking for the best sound quality in the best package possible.
Featuring a pair of 50mm driver unit with impedance of 200±10%Ω on a reproduction bandwidth of 20Hz to 20kHz and a 97 ± 3 dBSPL / mW@1kHz output. Finally this TH-ST800 also comes with an integrated EQ controller allowing you to tune your sound directly from your headphone audio cable via a little remote and let you tune your music experience at will.

Schedule to hit Japan later this march the TH-ST800 will be sold at around 25,000 Yen in Japan.

 

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post #2 of 23

They really look like the Beats, but classier. The cable looks a little cheap though, and I'm not sold on the concept of an in-line equalizer.

post #3 of 23

they look nice, almost like leathery beats... don't know whether I would like to have a pair of headphones with a built-in equalizer though.

post #4 of 23

right, i see that i wrote the exact same post as the previous one... must be cosmic synergy or something wink_face.gif.

post #5 of 23

Great minds! biggrin.gif

post #6 of 23


what he said beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Great minds! biggrin.gif

post #7 of 23

The equalizer is definitely an odd choice to slap in the middle of the cable, but still has me interested... Looks are a little gaudy in my opinion. My company will be carrying these soon so maybe I'll try a pair, but has anyone heard these yet?

post #8 of 23

Welllll... I can get them for a very attractive price, so I may just try a pair and see how it goes. My father had a pair of TDK studio headphones that he loved back in the day.

post #9 of 23

Dont know about these, but most modern TDK Headphones i have heard are MEGA warm.......

 

i actually have a set of ST-550s. (bought them to replace broken ipood phones  before i became interested in high quality audio) Saying they produce high quality sound would be a blatant lie, but i am very fond of the sound they make. It sounds like listening to music though a nice warm blanket, totally inaccurate with very little detail...... but somehow really comforting and very easy to listen to, especially when commuting and such when i dont really mind about quality but want a easy to listen to sound. i personally really like them despite their cheapness (perhaps because i have spent so much time listening to them?). Though i doubt many people on here would.

 

if these sound similar to those, but with more detail (and better in general) i may consider getting a set for out and about use. please let us know how they are Landis.

post #10 of 23
>Featuring a pair of 50mm driver unit with impedance of 200±10%Ω on a reproduction bandwidth of 20Hz to 20kHz and a 97 ± 3 dBSPL / mW@1kHz output. Finally this TH-ST800 also comes with an integrated EQ controller allowing you to tune your sound directly from your headphone audio cable via a little remote and let you tune your music experience at will.


errr, hopefully the +- impedance is matched for both L/R. 200 ohm + 97 spl seems pretty hard to drive (different specs on the tdk site below). Not a good idea for the EQ - period. Why would you want an additional A-D-A conversion and to carry 2xAAA batteries for a dodgy 5 band parametric EQ with fixed bands (let's hope they're variable) and for $305 is beyond me.

http://www.tdkperformance.com/en-eu/Headphones/High-Fidelity-Headphones/ST800-High-Fidelity-Headphones/ http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/tdk-unveils-th-st800-headphones-31-01-2011/


>On-ear volume and mute controls are always within your reach

lol..
Edited by svyr - 4/15/11 at 4:39am
post #11 of 23

I like that it says "in ear headphones" beside it.  I don't think that would be very comfortable to try.

post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post

I like that it says "in ear headphones" beside it.  I don't think that would be very comfortable to try.


lol +1. The website fixes it to "On-ear" biggrin.gif
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Landis View Post

Welllll... I can get them for a very attractive price, so I may just try a pair and see how it goes. My father had a pair of TDK studio headphones that he loved back in the day.


I never came across TDK headphones before. The first thing that came to my mind was: Cd's. tongue.gif

 

I look forward for impressions, if you buy them. 

post #14 of 23

Hey, i just bought these and was very disappointed to hear them. 
Too big and heavier than average.

In terms of sound, very distorted, barely any soundstage, mids n highs are unimpressive. I am comparing this pair to my ATH-M35 and these TDK's dont even stand a chance. Gosh, i'd rather listen to my SRH-440 than these. 

 

 

post #15 of 23

are they exceptionally dark / warm with lower octaves drowning out most of the higher ones? and somewhat muffled, like listening to sound through a thin cushion?

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