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Thanks all for your thoughts. I look forward to pairing this with my WA6 (and upgraded Woo eventually). Perhaps also trying it out with my Burson. 

 

The only reason I ask if anyone got a lower price quoted over the phone vs. the actual printed price was because when I ordered my D7000's from HeadRoom, they sold it to me for $649. I just asked if they had any Denon's on sale that day or something. I don't mean haggling (I hate that). It was a pleasant surprise to get it much lower than I expected. I guess the Denon's were so mass produced, and with a bulk order they had a lot of leeway with the selling price. A lot of other folks got the D7000's for around that price too, IIRC. I would imagine though that there probably is not that kind of leeway with the more expensive to make Fostex.

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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

Thanks all for your thoughts. I look forward to pairing this with my WA6 (and upgraded Woo eventually). Perhaps also trying it out with my Burson. 

 

The only reason I ask if anyone got a lower price quoted over the phone vs. the actual printed price was because when I ordered my D7000's from HeadRoom, they sold it to me for $649. I just asked if they had any Denon's on sale that day or something. I don't mean haggling (I hate that). It was a pleasant surprise to get it much lower than I expected. I guess the Denon's were so mass produced, and with a bulk order they had a lot of leeway with the selling price. A lot of other folks got the D7000's for around that price too, IIRC. I would imagine though that there probably is not that kind of leeway with the more expensive to make Fostex.

I haven't read the Fostex being sold for anything under $1900. My understanding is it wont be discounted as the D7000s were since they are made in limited batches (the Urishi finish takes time since)..

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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

Thanks all for your thoughts. I look forward to pairing this with my WA6 (and upgraded Woo eventually). Perhaps also trying it out with my Burson. 

 

The only reason I ask if anyone got a lower price quoted over the phone vs. the actual printed price was because when I ordered my D7000's from HeadRoom, they sold it to me for $649. I just asked if they had any Denon's on sale that day or something. I don't mean haggling (I hate that). It was a pleasant surprise to get it much lower than I expected. I guess the Denon's were so mass produced, and with a bulk order they had a lot of leeway with the selling price. A lot of other folks got the D7000's for around that price too, IIRC. I would imagine though that there probably is not that kind of leeway with the more expensive to make Fostex.

Good point.  A while back the whole Denon line could be had at discounted prices.  People were nabbing the D7000 for $649 and in some cases even lower.  I even recall a few years back when everyone was nabbing the Senn 650 for $299 from B + H.

 

I suppose its all in the timing.  I dont imagine the TH-900 dipping below a certain point however , I would guess that Fostex wants to keep that prestigious reputation in check and not fall into the discount arena (pertaining to the TH-900). 

 

If you dont mind taking a day trip to Toronto why not look into this place  http://www.headfoneshop.com/  ,  great price (for us Canadians anyway).  Spend the day , grab some lunch , see the sites...and go home with your shiny new toy biggrin.gif

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I feel a road trip coming on...Thanks Mortalcoil!

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LOL !   Its only a 7 hour drive,  6 if your quick.  One thing I should mention (not that you havent thought of it) you should call first make sure he has them (Charles is his name, nice guy BTW).  Apparently around these parts demand is high, supply is low.

 

Food for thought nonetheless.  Good luck on your quest.

post #1911 of 7958

i have spoken to charles at his shop in toronto and the distributor told him that th900 are going to be available only in the beginning of november. i bought an alo continental at his shop and i tried the ultrasone signature pro and beyerdynamic t5p. instead of making a trip to his shop for nothing, you should message him on headphone shop facebook page. he answer all the time.

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HEADFONEshop/213954721961373

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Cool. It's going to be a little while before I have the funds. Still trying to decide if that should be the next upgrade...

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By the way, does anyone know what the "TH" and "900" signify? Or for example "AH" "D7000"? Are the letters abbreviations for something, or are these just alpha-numeric indicators? We see this a lot in technological products of course.  The generic names of the products we discuss rarely seem to be discussed.

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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

By the way, does anyone know what the "TH" and "900" signify? Or for example "AH" "D7000"? Are the letters abbreviations for something, or are these just alpha-numeric indicators? We see this a lot in technological products of course.  The generic names of the products we discuss rarely seem to be discussed.

Have been curious about this too!.. ^^


Edited by TobbeL - 9/30/12 at 3:08am
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

By the way, does anyone know what the "TH" and "900" signify? Or for example "AH" "D7000"? Are the letters abbreviations for something, or are these just alpha-numeric indicators? We see this a lot in technological products of course.  The generic names of the products we discuss rarely seem to be discussed.

Denon is not making hp's and is user of third party production... so maybe it's all systematic or logical.

I guess:

A - audio, aural or ear(Latin auricularis, auricola, auricolare) or earpiece/earphone (It:auricolare)

H - headphone

D - dynamic

C - canal (in-ear)


Edited by dharma - 9/30/12 at 12:53pm
post #1916 of 7958

Good guesses, thanks dharma.

 

So, as a newcomer, perhaps this is a better question:

 

For those that have been with the TH900's for a while now, are you still enthralled/impressed, or has the infatuation/romance ended, and have you moved on to something else? No judgement if they are not the 'one' for you, I just wonder if they are built to offer that kind of satisfaction over the long term (such spousal imagery! Lol, sorry). For example, I was completely content with the (then top of the line) Grado HP 1000's for approx. 10 years, until I finally got the itch to see what new developments were out there...I've happily now settled into the AH-D7000's and Beyer T1's, as complementary 'phones. But I might soon have the funds to add to the 'stable'...

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T for two (ears), and for Tesla.

post #1918 of 7958
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

Good guesses, thanks dharma.

 

So, as a newcomer, perhaps this is a better question:

 

For those that have been with the TH900's for a while now, are you still enthralled/impressed, or has the infatuation/romance ended, and have you moved on to something else? No judgement if they are not the 'one' for you, I just wonder if they are built to offer that kind of satisfaction over the long term (such spousal imagery! Lol, sorry). For example, I was completely content with the (then top of the line) Grado HP 1000's for approx. 10 years, until I finally got the itch to see what new developments were out there...I've happily now settled into the AH-D7000's and Beyer T1's, as complementary 'phones. But I might soon have the funds to add to the 'stable'...

I still get impressed every time I put the TH900s on - the excitement does fade a bit as I listen to music for a while. They have this great instant gratification that fades into a stable impressiveness over the time spent in each session. But if you take a break for an hour or two and come back you'll be impressed all over again - dont know if that makes sense but thats how I feel with the TH900s (still very happy with the purchase).

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But if you take a break for an hour or two and come back you'll be impressed all over again - dont know if that makes sense but thats how I feel with the TH900s (still very happy with the purchase).

 

I second that.

post #1920 of 7958

For me, the love affair with the TH900s continues and is better now. When my HD800s or LCD3s don't mate well with a particular recording (and I have high praise for both of these,

especially the LCD3, like from an annoying upper mid spike say), I can always count on my TH900s to save the day.

And the TH900s *do* break in and sound better, becoming more balanced and exhibiting more depth.

They are just a sheer joy to listen to, right up there with Stax 009s. They are R10 beaters to me (a former R10 owner for years--bass lights).

The Fostexes are now a phone I could not live without. If I heard they were being discontinued, I'd sell whatever I had to and buy a 2nd pair for backup.

Anyone on the fence I feel should get these (but absolutely let them break in for a few months to come into their glory and shed the early lower treble emphasis and

pumped up bass).

 

Someone here sent his pair back right away; I can understand that but I think they would have worked out sonics-wise in the long run (he also had a comfort issue

which I also don't experience at all, except maybe in comparison to R10s, but R10s have a special feel like no others I tried, expect maybe for the newest generation

Stax SR007 phones). OK, enough rambling here...

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