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I am looking for a very fun headphone, considering inalready have an HD800. How does the th900 bass and impact compare to the sz2000?
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Originally Posted by bigbeard View Post

I am looking for a very fun headphone, considering inalready have an HD800. How does the th900 bass and impact compare to the sz2000?


dunno about sz2000 but get ready to strap a marshall stack to your ears and prepare to be thumped. Perfect compliment to hd800S, lots of fun, versus lots of balance

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dunno about sz2000 but get ready to strap a marshall stack to your ears and prepare to be thumped. Perfect compliment to hd800S, lots of fun, versus lots of balance

Seconded.  I got the TH900 as a sort of complement to the T1, for when you just need some mind-blowing bass in your life.  GnR on this is simply great.  It's like someone's slapping you with a wall of sound.

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​That is what I am looking for - a headphone that will actually wow me with bass. However, they sing so much praise for the sz200, in their thread, claiming the bass is far beyond anything else; being significantly cheaper also helps. Still cannot figure out what to do.

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​That is what I am looking for - a headphone that will actually wow me with bass. However, they sing so much praise for the sz200, in their thread, claiming the bass is far beyond anything else; being significantly cheaper also helps. Still cannot figure out what to do.

Without a doubt, there are many cheaper basshead cans out there.  For one, I used to own V-Modas. The difference lies in the TH900's soundstage and detail retrieval, not to mention an overall refinement sound.  The great thing about the TH900 is that its bass fits in perfectly with its sound signature, and that makes it truly worthy of being a flagship can.

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If you listen to EDM there is no better headphone IMO. I've tried and own many other TOTL headphones but this one takes the cake for bass heavy genres like Dance, Electronic, EDM, Hip Hop etc
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If you listen to EDM there is no better headphone IMO. I've tried and own many other TOTL headphones but this one takes the cake for bass heavy genres like Dance, Electronic, EDM, Hip Hop etc

 

I am a serious trance guy and I can confirm this 100%. No other cans even come close. 

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There's a nice pair of LA-900 up for grabs atm. :wink_face:

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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post
 

There's a nice pair of LA-900 up for grabs atm. :wink_face:

they look gorgeous too. 

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they look gorgeous too. 

 

Thanks, they're beauties indeed.

My quick snaps don't do them justice really.

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Thanks, they're beauties indeed.
My quick snaps don't do them justice really.

Could kindly donate em to me and I'll take some nice photos. Cheers m8! smily_headphones1.gif
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Could kindly donate em to me and I'll take some nice photos. Cheers m8! smily_headphones1.gif

Now why didn't I think of that? ;P
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Tried using the Th900 with some lesser tracks from the 80s...it absolutely did not like that.  What an unforgiving can haha.

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Tried using the Th900 with some lesser tracks from the 80s...it absolutely did not like that.  What an unforgiving can haha.

 

You can sort of "massage" the sound with the other components in your chain - smooth DAC signature, dark amp signature - but there's only so much one can forgive, and yeah, the TH-900 can be a tad too unforgiving with poorly mastered/mixed stuff, especially in the upper midrange and treble areas. That's one of the reasons I decided to let mine go, aside from my lifestyle becoming more mobile which necessitated IEMs anyway. A large portion of the music I listen to is still pretty "ghetto" quality (eg: live electronica mixes from Soundcloud), and the TH900 wasn't quite as forgiving as I'd wanted. I hear the Massdrop/Fostex collab headphones (THX-00 or something like that) are a bit more forgiving in that regard (smoother up top), but I haven't tried them myself so can't say for sure.


Edited by kurochin - 7/25/16 at 11:06am
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You can sort of "massage" the sound with the other components in your chain - smooth DAC signature, dark amp signature - but there's only so much one can forgive, and yeah, the TH-900 can be a tad too unforgiving with poorly mastered/mixed stuff, especially in the upper midrange and treble areas. That's one of the reasons I decided to let mine go, aside from my lifestyle becoming more mobile which necessitated IEMs anyway. A large portion of the music I listen to is still pretty "ghetto" quality (eg: live electronica mixes from Soundcloud), and the TH900 wasn't quite as forgiving as I'd wanted. I hear the Massdrop/Fostex collab headphones (THX-00 or something like that) are a bit more forgiving in that regard (smoother up top), but I haven't tried them myself so can't say for sure.

Indeed.  I don't think I'll be letting mine go any time soon - the bass is too good, but I can totally understand the upper mid/ treble issue.  

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