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 LOL ....Welcome to Head -Fi

..and sorry for your wallet.
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Have you compared the RX3 and ZD using the TH900 in balanced?  I assume you used it SE.

Yeap, se only.
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 Sounds like a win / win situation ..... enjoy !!

I sure do m8!

Only got a few hours with them atm. but I'm lovin it! =D

 

 

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This thread is going to ruin me!

 

Exactly what it did to me.. ^^


Edited by TobbeL - 9/7/12 at 10:54pm
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Has any one tried Luxman DA200 DAC/amp combo?? I know it has a great DAC but how about its integrated headphone amplifier? Good enough to drive D7000 or TH900? smily_headphones1.gif
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Has any one tried Luxman DA200 DAC/amp combo?? I know it has a great DAC but how about its integrated headphone amplifier? Good enough to drive D7000 or TH900? smily_headphones1.gif

 

I haven't heard the DA200, but Luxman's P-1u was one of the best amps I've heard for the TH900.

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I haven't heard the DA200, but Luxman's P-1u was one of the best amps I've heard for the TH900.

Thanks!

 

Following other thread's commend, the amp that they use in DA200 is closed to P-1u, really wanna try the DA200 if i have the chance~~ :)

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Originally Posted by archeryc View Post

Has any one tried Luxman DA200 DAC/amp combo?? I know it has a great DAC but how about its integrated headphone amplifier? Good enough to drive D7000 or TH900? smily_headphones1.gif

The TH900 is very easy to drive, it even sounded surprisingly good straight out of an iPod Classic (w/ adapter) So any half-way decent amp or DAC/amp combo will be able to drive it perfectly well. Of course, which sound signature is to your taste is an entirely different matter...

 

And yes, the above implies it is not necessary to spend $$$$ on a DAC/amp combo (separate or unified) to fully enjoy the TH900 but of course if you just blew 2k on a headphone, spending equal or more money on amplification would make HeadFi sense...

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 of course if you just blew 2k on a headphone, spending equal or more money on amplification would make HeadFi sense...

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lol. how are you finding them now thegrumpyoldman? have your impressions changed at all?

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To be honest, I'm just not really warming up to them, tried them with all my amps but they are just a bit too colored for my taste. Nothing like the T1 mind you, which turned into a clear no for me after really trying for a couple of months; the TH900 -is- very good in its own way, it is really a matter of having settled on my preferred sound signature and figuring out if/how they would fit in.

 

If they were my only pair and I hadn't spent so much time with other ones (esp. the LCD3 with various amps) I would probably be very happy with them. But esp. in light of the high price, they should be, if not exceptional, at least a clear yes... Fortunately (?) since I bought them, I have the luxury of keeping listening to them as long as it takes to clearly make up my mind...

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TH900s are not neutral cans, they just aren't. They're silky and warm, I'd define them as indulgent. They're not reference monitors. I love mine, more so than most of my orthos and stats, but they are what they are.
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To be honest, I'm just not really warming up to them, tried them with all my amps but they are just a bit too colored for my taste. Nothing like the T1 mind you, which turned into a clear no for me after really trying for a couple of months; the TH900 -is- very good in its own way, it is really a matter of having settled on my preferred sound signature and figuring out if/how they would fit in.

 

If they were my only pair and I hadn't spent so much time with other ones (esp. the LCD3 with various amps) I would probably be very happy with them. But esp. in light of the high price, they should be, if not exceptional, at least a clear yes... Fortunately (?) since I bought them, I have the luxury of keeping listening to them as long as it takes to clearly make up my mind...

 

so you prefer the coloration of the w3000anv?

 

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

TH900s are not neutral cans, they just aren't. They're silky and warm, I'd define them as indulgent. They're not reference monitors. I love mine, more so than most of my orthos and stats, but they are what they are.

 

i've only heard the th900 once and intend to listen to it again, but "silky and warm" is not how i'd describe it. i'd be more inclined to describe the w3000anv in those terms, even though it's not a "dark" sounding headphone. smile.gif


Edited by shimmer n roar - 9/9/12 at 2:02am
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Well, I tend to define HE-6s as neutral, so my scale is likely different. wink.gif
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The midrange on the W3000 has a timbrel  warmth to me, whereas the TH900's highs have a subtle warmth to them somewhat akin to the R10's, a characteristic of biocellulose I've noticed. Both are what I'd consider to be pretty overt in coloration, though in markedly different ways.

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you don't hear the th900 as neutral anymore?


Edited by shimmer n roar - 9/9/12 at 6:04am
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