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post #31 of 130
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

 

You can actually get the pads outside of Japan? This is definitely nice to know. I was afraid of the pads inevitably falling apart and having to use the V6 or *shudder* the Beyer pads.

 

i wouldn't buy a v6, dt250, or any other pads for the cd900st. for me, they degrade the sound too much. i used those pads i mentioned before and it sounds really wrong.

 

We can order all parts for the CD900ST at soundhouse website. we might need to have a 'buying service' like whiterabbitexpress to get them though, which adds to the cost.

 

http://www.soundhouse.co.jp/shop/SearchList.asp?search_all=cd900st&i_type=a&x=0&y=0

 

http://whiterabbitexpress.com/

 

also, any idea what is the driver size of the CD900ST? is it 40mm or 45mm? Thanks.

post #32 of 130
I want to say 50mm, but I'm having trouble finding the Sony Japan page for it (it used to be available via sony.co.jp).
post #33 of 130

thanks. i looked for it as well but i cant find it. maybe ill just compare the size of z1000 (50mm) and the cd900st tomorrow.

 

thanks again!

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post #35 of 130
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post


The MDR-V6 pads changes the sound. I tried it. My contact at Sony said he can order them in the U.S., but it's not cheap at $33 ea.
The CD900st can be had with coiled cable too. I don't know of they will ship to U.S.

 

Ouch. Lets hope I don't have to replace them any time soon. They seem to be holding up pretty well, especially since I'm not the first owner.

post #36 of 130

ive been using mine for a long time and the pads are still perfect. what i just do for 'maintenance' is to wipe the sweat (and oilyness) with cloth lightly until the sweat/oil comes off.

post #37 of 130

You can order parts for the MDR-CD900ST from a online store in Japan:

 

http://www.e-earphone.jp/shopbrand/003/029/X

 

They also offer repair services for the CD900ST at their physical store too.
 

post #38 of 130

I'd really like a pair, but was wondering what the cheapest way to get one to California, USA would be...

Both ebay and amazon ship from japan for around $260-270.  Then there's the customs fees I have to worry about... 

 

Any advice?  Thanks

post #39 of 130

if you know someone in japan (or any trusty headfier that lives in japan that you know), you can have him or her buy there and have it shipped and declare the value lower so that you wont get taxed bigtime =)

 

used with very good condition cd900sts can go as low as 5000yen in electronic stores in tokyo.

post #40 of 130
anyone in japan wanna help me buy these or anyone here wanna sell his pair? tongue.gif want to try them badly tongue.gif

btw how does this compare to hd650 and hd598?
post #41 of 130

it sounds closed compared to the both senns hehehehe but more transparent IMO

post #42 of 130
dyaems, sell me urs biggrin.gif
post #43 of 130
is there a open heaphone that got the sound of cd900?
post #44 of 130

youre late by a few months :P that one went 150usd + shipping

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/622322/fs-ft-sony-mdr-cd900st

 

and no, i wont sell these because it is my favorite headphone haha.. i went "high end" and still ended up in the mid fi xD the headphone is so underrated that rarely people buy it from outside of japan =(

 

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open headphone that sounds like it? not sure if there is one, sorry!


Edited by Dyaems - 11/12/12 at 9:12pm
post #45 of 130
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

youre late by a few months :P that one went 150usd + shipping

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/622322/fs-ft-sony-mdr-cd900st

 

and no, i wont sell these because it is my favorite headphone haha.. i went "high end" and still ended up in the mid fi xD the headphone is so underrated that rarely people buy it from outside of japan =(

 

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open headphone that sounds like it? not sure if there is one, sorry!

That one was mine!

 

But yeah, it's a decent 'phone, but I ended up liking my HD600 just a lot more. The CD900ST is crystal clear and slightly mid-forward though. It has a great sound, I just wasn't using it at all since I had the HD600.

 

I kinda regret selling it now though. Would've make a great portable headphone with my Dragonfly...

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