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What are the best sounding pads with the TH900?

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What are the best sounding pads with the TH900?


 IMO the original

post #12513 of 13139
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What are the best sounding pads with the TH900?
I like the Lawton Angle Pads. Pure lambskin leather, angled nicely like the D7000 stock pads but better, and the filling inside is better dampening material and mesh material IMO - this makes a difference. You just need to position it correctly and make sure to not cover the ports when installing the "slider" that it attaches on, and the instructions Mark gives are pretty clear. They feel great and while they are bigger than stock they help create a nice soundstage.
post #12514 of 13139
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What are the best sounding pads with the TH900?

 

Define best sound :).

If you want more mids (less V shape), less hollow/more direct sound, then shallower pads, with slightly larger internal diameter are better. The filling does make a difference, too.

If you have big ears, and/or want more bass, more distant midrange, and more cave-like sound, then increase the depth of the pads.

 

For me, the best sounding pad was described here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/763965/fostex-th900-mods

 

If you want a mix of the above, use more angled (thicker in the back) carbon foam pads in the mod above.

 

I have tried a lot of pads with the TH900 (Stax 007, 009, Audeze, lots of 3rd party pads from ebay), and the original ones were indeed the best (to start with), but could be improved considerably by the mods. And costs you only a few bucks and an hour of work.

post #12515 of 13139

lol opinions and advice given never to be responded to  :D

post #12516 of 13139
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Define best sound smily_headphones1.gif.
If you want more mids (less V shape), less hollow/more direct sound, then shallower pads, with slightly larger internal diameter are better. The filling does make a difference, too.
If you have big ears, and/or want more bass, more distant midrange, and more cave-like sound, then increase the depth of the pads.

For me, the best sounding pad was described here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/763965/fostex-th900-mods

If you want a mix of the above, use more angled (thicker in the back) carbon foam pads in the mod above.

I have tried a lot of pads with the TH900 (Stax 007, 009, Audeze, lots of 3rd party pads from ebay), and the original ones were indeed the best (to start with), but could be improved considerably by the mods. And costs you only a few bucks and an hour of work.

I second this. Angled carbon pads are awesome!
post #12517 of 13139
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I have tried a lot of pads with the TH900 (Stax 007, 009, Audeze, lots of 3rd party pads from ebay), and the original ones were indeed the best (to start with), but could be improved considerably by the mods. And costs you only a few bucks and an hour of work.

 

Agree 100%.  I can tell you by going to activated carbon filling, larger inner (and outer, in my case) diameter, and shallower pad mods, they are quite better sounding to me (that is, more extended (deeper) and linear bass and slightly more mids) than original. And yes, I have both and have compared them one after the other with songs with peculiar features I test with. I have yet to try some slight angling but I am eager to.

post #12518 of 13139
I still don't understand the mod ? What inner and outer ?
post #12519 of 13139
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I still don't understand the mod ? What inner and outer ?

 

It refers to the diameter of the opening of the pads where the sound gets through, and the total diameter of the pad. Sorry if it was unclear.

post #12520 of 13139
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Originally Posted by zolkis View Post
 

 

Define best sound :).

If you want more mids (less V shape), less hollow/more direct sound, then shallower pads, with slightly larger internal diameter are better. The filling does make a difference, too.

If you have big ears, and/or want more bass, more distant midrange, and more cave-like sound, then increase the depth of the pads.

 

For me, the best sounding pad was described here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/763965/fostex-th900-mods

 

If you want a mix of the above, use more angled (thicker in the back) carbon foam pads in the mod above.

 

I have tried a lot of pads with the TH900 (Stax 007, 009, Audeze, lots of 3rd party pads from ebay), and the original ones were indeed the best (to start with), but could be improved considerably by the mods. And costs you only a few bucks and an hour of work.


Don't get me wrong. I already love this headphone. I love the bass most of the time but on some tracks, like the whole album "Raising Sand", the cans gets overwhelmed w/ all that bass energy. And I suppose I have heard a couple times the 8k peak that everyone gripes about.

I'm interested in keeping the closed aspect as intact as possible for my wife's sake. I'm about to install Mark's "Tune-up" kit and was just thinking ahead if new pads could help the TH900 reach new heights. 

post #12521 of 13139
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Originally Posted by marklivia View Post

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Originally Posted by zolkis View Post

 

Define best sound smily_headphones1.gif.
If you want more mids (less V shape), less hollow/more direct sound, then shallower pads, with slightly larger internal diameter are better. The filling does make a difference, too.
If you have big ears, and/or want more bass, more distant midrange, and more cave-like sound, then increase the depth of the pads.

For me, the best sounding pad was described here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/763965/fostex-th900-mods

If you want a mix of the above, use more angled (thicker in the back) carbon foam pads in the mod above.

I have tried a lot of pads with the TH900 (Stax 007, 009, Audeze, lots of 3rd party pads from ebay), and the original ones were indeed the best (to start with), but could be improved considerably by the mods. And costs you only a few bucks and an hour of work.


Don't get me wrong. I already love this headphone. I love the bass most of the time but on some tracks, like the whole album "Raising Sand", the cans gets overwhelmed w/ all that bass energy. And I suppose I have heard a couple times the 8k peak that everyone gripes about.
I'm interested in keeping the closed aspect as intact as possible for my wife's sake. I'm about to install Mark's "Tune-up" kit and was just thinking ahead if new pads could help the TH900 reach new heights. 
I did the tune up no pads. Kept the angeld pads as back up. Maybe I should give them a try? I figured no big difference but hey.
post #12522 of 13139
How crazy would you go if you could buy these for $400?
post #12523 of 13139
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

How crazy would you go if you could buy these for $400?

new? If so, better buy it ASAP before they run out of stock.
post #12524 of 13139
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

How crazy would you go if you could buy these for $400?

new? If so, better buy it ASAP before they run out of stock.

Brand new. Damn biggrin.gif HD-25 jump to HP900?
post #12525 of 13139
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

Brand new. Damn biggrin.gif HD-25 jump to HP900?

Why not? I paid $320 for my HD 650 and I thought that was a good deal. Only $80 more for a TH 900 is amazing.

But make sure it's a good shop though to avoid fake TH 900's.
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