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Fostex TH900 announced!

post #1 of 20
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Didn't see any other threads about this but it looks like Fostex is announcing their TH900 flagship at CanJam!

 

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Fostex will be launching the new TH900 Dynamic Headphones at CanJam @ RMAF which is to be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on October 14, 15, and 16, 2011.

TH900 Dynamic Headphones
Model TH900 is a pair of flagship dynamic headphones from Fostex featuring newly developed drivers with 1.5 tesla magnetic flux density and housings beautifully finished by Japanese lacquer.

  • Newly developed 50mm dia dynamic type driver units with 1.5 tesla magnetic flux density
  • Beautiful housing finished by “Urushi”, Japanese lacquer, made by traditional craftsmanship
  • Headphone cable made of high purity OFC of 7N grade (99.9999%)

 

Looks great as well:

 

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post #2 of 20

aw, was hoping these were going to be more orthos.

post #3 of 20

I knew they were going to be dynamic, but I always had the hope of another planar....

post #4 of 20

Let's wait and see if it can unseat our tweakable Fostex Orthos in performancepopcorn.gif

post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Maxvla 

53) iPod, Fostex HP-P1, Fostex TH900
Nice balanced sound. Bass has good punch. Volume is ok could use just a touch more. Nothing bleeds. Mids are good but slightly recessed. Highs are very clear. No sibilance. Highs sparkle but aren't hot. This is nice. Stage is medium. Center focus is good not great. Imaging is average. Most sounds feel like they are grouped at 10 and 2 with only vocals in center. Vocals are nice but could be better. Fit is very comfortable. Not heavy, no clamp. Cable is one of the best OEM I've ever seen. Kind of a woven cloth. Could easily recommend.

This was all before I heard the price. These still sound good just as my notes say, but my recommendation is not strong now. There are better options at this price. I wouldn't blame anyone for liking these, but I would question their money decisions. A guarded recommendation here.
post #6 of 20

I hope it sounds better my disappointing Denon D5000.

post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post
 


What other recommendation?

post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post



What other recommendation?

Take your pick, HD800, LCD2, LCD3, AD2000, T5p, T1, HE-500, HE-6, others.. all are as good or better imo for the price. The Fostex guy told me the TH900 was $2000.
Edited by Maxvla - 10/25/11 at 11:13pm
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


Take your pick, HD800, LCD2, LCD3, AD2000, T5p, T1, HE-500, HE-6, others.. all are as good or better imo for the price. The Fostex guy told me the TH900 was $2000.


What what what your kidding right , non planer with this price, the LCD3=$2000 ok maybe but this , no way.

Of the above I really like the HE-500 and TI , whats your personal weak spot of the abovewink.gif


Edited by turokrocks - 10/26/11 at 12:46am
post #10 of 20
On the right setup I prefer in order (of those mentioned) LCD3, HE6, HD800, AD2000 = HE500.

Click on the link in my signature for more details.
Edited by Maxvla - 10/26/11 at 12:55am
post #11 of 20

fostex should price these very fair, no headphone is perfect it is just good and likeable not overblown whilst leaving the other naked like roll off and recessed.

post #12 of 20

I hope this isn't a $2000 D7000 with red painted plastic cups instead of wood.

post #13 of 20

Only a dynamical system? How boring...

post #14 of 20

I hope this isn't a $2000 D7000 with red painted plastic cups instead of wood

 

I think it is made of Zelkova Serrata wood (the same as in Sony MDR R10) and uses the

Urushi lacquer from Japanese poison ivy

I would like to know about the sound, is it worth 2000$?

 

post #15 of 20

If this potentially can go up against Sony R10, maybe $2000 does not sound too bad.

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