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post #2011 of 8003
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

Sorry, another question from me. How is comfort between the Denon D2000 and TH900? If the pads are the same or quite similar, I might have to give up on the TH900. With the D2000, I feel quite a bit of pressure kind on the soft part of my neck that's behind my earlobe and from there up to the bottom of the back of my ear. 

The TH900 doesn't have as much clamp pressure and the pads are softer and not angled as much. I find the TH900s to be much more comfortable, but the D2000s never bothered me.
Edited by Magick Man - 10/14/12 at 2:11am
post #2012 of 8003
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

Sorry, another question from me. How is comfort between the Denon D2000 and TH900? If the pads are the same or quite similar, I might have to give up on the TH900. With the D2000, I feel quite a bit of pressure kind on the soft part of my neck that's behind my earlobe and from there up to the bottom of the back of my ear. 

 

Did you try the Lawton pads? Maybe they will feel more comfortable to you.

post #2013 of 8003
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

 

Did you try the Lawton pads? Maybe they will feel more comfortable to you.

I haven't tried the Lawton pads. I like the general sound signature of the D2000, but the treble is a bit too concentrated and harsh and the bass presence drifts away after a while perhaps due to this. Due to this, I prefer my ATH-W1000X over the D2000 for long term but I get the feeling that I might like the TH900. Actually, comparatively, the local price of the TH-900 isn't bad at all at the moment but it's still a lot.

post #2014 of 8003

I would consider the LCD-3 and TH900 in the same league and place them a step above the HD800.  I can't say I've heard the 7100's.

 

I kind of want to get the TH600's and use them as big leaky portables, like I was originally intending for my TH900 purchase before realizing they're too awesome to risk ******* up.


Edited by driver 8 - 10/14/12 at 4:28am
post #2015 of 8003
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

Nice looking hp, understated to say the least.  Now if they only could leave the innards intact (as in the same as the TH-900) this will surely be a winner.

post #2016 of 8003

I like the looks of the TH900 better.

I wouldn't expect a TH900 sound with different cups though, that wouldn't be a smart move.

There will probably be some changes to the drivres and a different voicing.

post #2017 of 8003
Thread Starter 

Actually, a metal cup is less likely to cause resonance issues than a wooden one, so these could potentially sound very good provided Fostex doesn't decide to tune them to be bass monsters.

post #2018 of 8003

How much difference could the new 1 Tesla motor (coil?) in the TH600 be compared to 1.5 tesla in the TH900? :S

post #2019 of 8003
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

How much difference could the new 1 Tesla motor (coil?) in the TH600 be compared to 1.5 tesla in the TH900? :S

 

You know, this may sound cynical, but the whole "Tesla tech" thing companies are going for these days mostly smacks of a marketing ploy.

 

I think the biggest differences in sound between the TH600 and TH900 will potentially come from how Fostex decides to tune them along with what type of damping scheme they use. If the drivers are very close to the TH900's, then there's no reason to my mind why they couldn't live up to the majority of the TH900's potential. Things like wooden cups and cables, and even the "Tesla rating" of the magnet coils, is contributing a very small fraction to performance differences methinks.

post #2020 of 8003

IMO Fostex's going the right way by it I mean the way they release the flagship first and then the lower model not the other way around. It shows that the company respect their customers. Improvement is good but no one wants to buy a 2k product end up being the lower model next year.

 

 

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You know, this may sound cynical, but the whole "Tesla tech" thing companies are going for these days mostly smacks of a marketing ploy.

 

+1

not sure about Fostex but the beyer's tesla products so far are very disappointing IMO


Edited by xzobinx - 10/14/12 at 7:05am
post #2021 of 8003
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Originally Posted by xzobinx View Post

IMO Fostex's going the right way by it I mean the way they release the flagship first and then the lower model not the other way around. It shows that the company respect their customers. Improvement is good but no one wants to buy a 2k product end up being the lower model next year.

 

 

+1

not sure about Fostex but the beyer's tesla products so far are very disappointing IMO

 

I was going to ask peoples' opinions about the T1's on this thread. I think they are great-- better than my Grado HP1000's even. But their Achilles Heel is the brightness up top. Otherwise, they have a lot of virtues. I'm perfectly content with them in every other way. That said, I also love my D7000's, and consider them complementary. So I look forward to getting the TH900's in the near future...

 

But I don't have a lot of money to spare, so perhaps the TH600? Not as visually lovely as the TH900, but that's a cool 'Darth Vader' look! Let's hope they sound as good, or possibly even better? (As mentioned by MuppetFace regarding the less resonant metal construction).

post #2022 of 8003
I highly doubt that the TH600 is going to sound better than the TH900. It wouldn't be in Fostex's best interests since nobody would want to buy the TH900 when you could get better sound for a cheaper price. At least I hope so or else I'd have a tough time selling my TH900.
post #2023 of 8003
Thread Starter 

The only way I could foresee such a thing is if Fostex decided to go with the current trend of companies making their lower-tier product the more neutrally tuned one (like JVC, Heir, UM, FAD, etc.). They could possibly tune the TH600 to be flatter and even less U-shaped than the TH900, which might appeal to some more.

post #2024 of 8003
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I like this - it looks like something Batman would wear biggrin.gif

post #2025 of 8003

I like the Urushi but at this time, if they have the same sound signature i can't afford the extra extravagance of it i'm afraid. I would be happy if it was an Ed8 cosmetic thing where the headphone is basically the same, just finish is different.

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