Has anyone seen CD900ST graphs before by Sonove?
CD900ST is also being compared to Victor HA MX10
Edited by TheBoss - 4/7/14 at 1:55pm
Any opinions on CD900ST tonality next to MDR-V6?
Are they clean and cool? I read some comments saying they were dark however all reviews lean an opposite direction.
Would a fan of MDR-V6 be intrigued by the sound of CD900ST?
Thanks for the reply Claritas,
I can handle brighter that's no problem, I can understand what you're saying about the notes sounding solid, as V6 does have a certain thinness to its mid-range, some female vocals can sound hollow to me at times (especially around the lower mids). What about the bass quantity and extension of CD900ST I read some people saying it was lacking.
Do you have any memories or thoughts if the bass was about on par with V6? I guess what I'm looking for is pretty much a V6 but with slightly thicker weight to some degree in the mids, however I'm also welcome to any positive changes.
I don't have strong memories of its bass, which means it certainly isn't heavy. Its bass is more detailed and, again, the texture is better. But extension and slam don't stand out when listening because the brightness overpowers them (like some Grados, but not to that extent). The whole soundworld is busier in a good way with details which results in a involving layering effect. The layering makes everything sound more dynamic. So both in general and compared to V6, what makes it stand out to me in order of prominence are:
All the best, you'll enjoy them. I got a CD900ST in Japan last year and I never looked back since. I had an opportunity to have a go at the 7506 earlier and recalled I do not like them, something about a brittle sounding treble and thin bass. The CD900STs sounded much fuller bodied and detailed, which is perhaps why the comments on it being dark. Its not, its just so much more capable :)
MDR-V6 is no comparison. V6 sounds nasally in comparison to CD900st. I'm using CD900st with Apogee Duet2 with lovely results. Bought a second pair and extra ear pads as spare. The ear pads on CD900st are NOT the same as v6 or ones being sold on eBay. I does effect the sound if you don't use genuine Sony pads (part# 211569501)
CD900st tends to sound more congested at higher volumes, so it might not necessarily be a good thing to have an open headphone sound like the CD900st.
In going the other way and trying to make the CD900st sound like an open headphone, you could always try different amps?
I've personally found that CD900st unamped gives more weight to vocals, string instruments and bass guitar.
Amping it with O2 on low gain (somewhere between the 7 and 8 o'clock positions), I've found that everything gets shifted lower (?) in terms of emphasis: more weight on accompanying guitars and on snare & bass drums while sacrificing some on the vocals. Listening at this volume, I prefer the sound of orchestral works and faster tempo songs over unamped CD900st.
The O2 is supposed to be transparent, but that's what is happening for me.
A friend of mine has a CD999, which is a semi-open CD900ST. It even has the same pads as far as I can tell, but also worned out. It sounds very similar like a CD900ST, but with treble extension.
Where did you buy those genuine pads?