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post #1816 of 7952
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I talked to Fostex in the last Fujiya DAC Festival last month. I told them that there are these very complaints on the Internet. They said to bring it back to the Fostex distributor of your country.
My swivel was fixed by Fostex after the video BTW...actually they fixed more than just that cos the swivel broke & I scratched the lacquer housing too.

 

So, Fostex not only fixed the rotation issue, but also repaired (or replaced) the scratched lacquer housing too? I don't mean to accuse you or anything, but just to be clear, Fostex even repaired a scratch that was caused by your mishandling, for free?

 

I'm asking this question because I also see a scratch on my TH900. I'm absolutely sure I'm not responsible for this scratch because it's been there since the beginning, but I can't think of a way to prove it... but if they would repair scratches that are covered under warranty, then maybe I can also get it fixed along with my swivel issue.

post #1817 of 7952
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Originally Posted by TheGrumpyOldMan View Post

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Same here. Maybe not both to exactly the same degree, but pretty much symmetrical.

Same here as well.. looks to be symmetrical.

post #1818 of 7952
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post


I dont have that issue as per video. Both swing consistently at about 30 degrees

 Same here.

post #1819 of 7952
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

So, Fostex not only fixed the rotation issue, but also repaired (or replaced) the scratched lacquer housing too? I don't mean to accuse you or anything, but just to be clear, Fostex even repaired a scratch that was caused by your mishandling, for free?

 

I'm asking this question because I also see a scratch on my TH900. I'm absolutely sure I'm not responsible for this scratch because it's been there since the beginning, but I can't think of a way to prove it... but if they would repair scratches that are covered under warranty, then maybe I can also get it fixed along with my swivel issue.

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/1245#post_8520853

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/1260#post_8522028

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/1425#post_8559545

 

In -my- case, they fixed my swivel issue, fixed the broken cup (1st link above, my fault), and the scratch (2nd link, also my fault) all under warranty. However I have an advantage 'cos I know the Fostex chaps from all the Fujiya Festivals I've been going & I drove out to their service centre personally to drop off my TH900 and to chat with them. Normally, most manufacturers in Japan don't accept such drop-off repairs and encourage service repairs to be mediated by the retailer/reseller/distributor.

 

i.e. I don't know in your case if the scratch will be covered under warranty but the swivel most definitely is.

post #1820 of 7952

I've received and spent some time with the TH900 now. For the first time, I'm not left wanting anything in the sound. I am elated. It's been a long time since I've been floored by headphones. They make me regret going to live shows and getting too close and damaging my ears. 

 

Compared to the Signature Pro in A/B, they sound 3-D and organic sounding. Sure, the mids are a tad more recessed but the naturalness blows the SP mids away. They sound so much more clean, and refined. Not to mention the soundstage and imaging are on a whole other level completely. They are more engaging, and make the SP sound flat by comparison. I wasn't expecting such a jump in quality. The bass is the best I've ever heard. So tight, so clean, so voluptuous. It's magic. The highs are so refined and extended. I am in heaven. 

post #1821 of 7952
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

I've received and spent some time with the TH900 now. For the first time, I'm not left wanting anything in the sound. I am elated. It's been a long time since I've been floored by headphones. They make me regret going to live shows and getting too close and damaging my ears. 

 

Compared to the Signature Pro in A/B, they sound 3-D and organic sounding. Sure, the mids are a tad more recessed but the naturalness blows the SP mids away. They sound so much more clean, and refined. Not to mention the soundstage and imaging are on a whole other level completely. They are more engaging, and make the SP sound flat by comparison. I wasn't expecting such a jump in quality. The bass is the best I've ever heard. So tight, so clean, so voluptuous. It's magic. The highs are so refined and extended. I am in heaven. 

 Congrats ..... Enjoy them !

post #1822 of 7952
@SF, welcome to the TH900 club. You have surmised the differences between SigPros & TH900 perfectly. That's how I felt when I compared the two when I went to the store originally to purchase the SigPros but walked out with the TH900s.

Now to get back to my TH900 after 6 days in the hospital smily_headphones1.gif (nope I'm fine, but helping my wife with our first born).
post #1823 of 7952

Congrats on the birth! 

 

still thinking about just selling most of my collections to go with this but can not quite decide

post #1824 of 7952
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

@SF, welcome to the TH900 club. You have surmised the differences between SigPros & TH900 perfectly. That's how I felt when I compared the two when I went to the store originally to purchase the SigPros but walked out with the TH900s.
Now to get back to my TH900 after 6 days in the hospital smily_headphones1.gif (nope I'm fine, but helping my wife for our first born).

I remember that original intention of getting sig pro but ended up with th900 at the store. That post was the final blow to my wallet sky high...biggrin.gif

Anyway congratulations to your new born. I brought all sort of new age music for my first born at the hospitals years ago..It's a magical moment indeed.
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ooops double post.


Edited by Mortalcoil - 9/12/12 at 7:52pm
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Snapple10, really impressive collection you have there, alot of heavy hitters for sure.  If I was in your situation and was deciding what to unload I would lean towards dropping the ED 10, PS-500, 650, and last but not least the D-7000.  Due to my loyalty towards the Sig Pro I say keep it for now.

 

(Im biased lol...too much TH-900 lovin going on) tongue.gif


Edited by Mortalcoil - 9/12/12 at 7:52pm
post #1827 of 7952

Thanks , was thinking the same except  PS500 is staying 

long story stort, having D5k coming in tomorrow too.

was just on moon audio site, all I have to do is click the buy button , why is that so hard.?

post #1828 of 7952
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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post

Thanks , was thinking the same except  PS500 is staying 

long story stort, having D5k coming in tomorrow too.

was just on moon audio site, all I have to do is click the buy button , why is that so hard.?

 LOL ...I hear ya loud and clear.  How you have resisted this long is amazing.

post #1829 of 7952
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

I've received and spent some time with the TH900 now. For the first time, I'm not left wanting anything in the sound. I am elated. It's been a long time since I've been floored by headphones. They make me regret going to live shows and getting too close and damaging my ears. 

 

Compared to the Signature Pro in A/B, they sound 3-D and organic sounding. Sure, the mids are a tad more recessed but the naturalness blows the SP mids away. They sound so much more clean, and refined. Not to mention the soundstage and imaging are on a whole other level completely. They are more engaging, and make the SP sound flat by comparison. I wasn't expecting such a jump in quality. The bass is the best I've ever heard. So tight, so clean, so voluptuous. It's magic. The highs are so refined and extended. I am in heaven. 

I felt very similarly in regards to the Signature Pro and the TH900, its a definite audio upgrade most noticeably in the soundstage / imaging and 'naturalness' of music and movies.. congrats on the new phones - hopefully it will cure your upgrade'itis for a while wink.gif

post #1830 of 7952
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

I felt very similarly in regards to the Signature Pro and the TH900, its a definite audio upgrade most noticeably in the soundstage / imaging and 'naturalness' of music and movies.. congrats on the new phones - hopefully it will cure your upgrade'itis for a while wink.gif

 

Ahzari, you forgot "balanced cables" for the TH900 ;-)!!

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