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post #121 of 7952

And I'd say it's extremely difficult to mod them for accurate response, but fairly easy if you're not picky about flat FR and accuracy.


Edited by rhythmdevils - 3/2/12 at 6:09pm
post #122 of 7952

Ok, Yamaha is something I 'll need to look into then.

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Again, they require modding, and it's not a matter of just throwing some stuff in the cups.  I spent a whole year working on one of my Yamahas and there's still room for improvement. 

 

I just want to append my praise with that disclaimer, because there's no point in going out an buying them expecting something easily amazing.  It aint so... it takes dedication and time spent training your ears and learning...

post #124 of 7952
Not sure what to think about the modded ortho scene. The modded phones Tyll has tested on IF measure pretty poorly save a couple.
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Again, they require modding, and it's not a matter of just throwing some stuff in the cups.  I spent a whole year working on one of my Yamahas and there's still room for improvement. 

 

I just want to append my praise with that disclaimer, because there's no point in going out an buying them expecting something easily amazing.  It aint so... it takes dedication and time spent training your ears and learning...



 

I get the picture, that's qhy I will need to look into it, meaning reaading up on the matter here on the forums both to learn how to do it and if I want to go that route in the first place.

But suppose I take the plunge at some point, which Yamaha phones are considered the best?

I mean, I won't be modding a bunch of them, only one, so I would like to go for the top then.

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I get the picture, that's qhy I will need to look into it, meaning reaading up on the matter here on the forums both to learn how to do it and if I want to go that route in the first place.

But suppose I take the plunge at some point, which Yamaha phones are considered the best?

I mean, I won't be modding a bunch of them, only one, so I would like to go for the top then.


There's a big ortho thread with many knowledgeable posters there. I'd start by asking these questions there.

 

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You'd have to be careful about matching with the 4070 then - it can sound bright easily... took me a while to get the tonal balance right so it wasn't too harsh, and I've always liked the "monitor" sound. They're definitely different to the O2, but you did say you were looking for the opposite :) In my opinion, they compliment each other nicely.


I'm actually specifically looking for a dynamic or ortho, something that I can take out of my office and use the HM-801. I'll probably give the Kenwood K1000 a try, it's only $350 or so from Bluetin and should be pretty easy to get rid of if I don't like it. I've seen it described as both much better and much worse than the D5000, so who knows lol.

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Not sure what to think about the modded ortho scene. The modded phones Tyll has tested on IF measure pretty poorly save a couple.


Tyll described the Thunderpants as the best sealed phone that he's heard, FWIW.

 

post #129 of 7952
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ie you want the classic "clarity coloration". 

 

I'm quite happy with "r" shaped sound rather than "-"

post #130 of 7952

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post #131 of 7952

I'm curious about the impedance of the th900! Someone know how much is it?

post #132 of 7952
Searches are showing 32ohms, which seems right.
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I wonder if Jude actually purchased the TH900, or if that's a demo unit that was sent to him for evaluation.

 

I asked Kaneda if he heard any updates for when they'd be shipping, and his answer was "still don't know" more or less. Despite being "out" now, it seems the majority of retailers aren't stocking them until orders are placed. Once an order is placed, they send a request in to the Fostex supplier, and then the waiting game begins.

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Seems like Jude is using the Fostex HP-A3 in that picture, cool.

 

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