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1600AU$ from addicted to audio

 

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Fostex-TH900-Dynamic-Flagship-Headphones

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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post

How's the comfort level between the two?  Does either one disappears after some time?

 

 

I found them very close to the D7000s for comfort. That's to say excellent in that regard!

 

If they only isolated better / leaked less than the Denons, I would have been really tempted. 

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Originally Posted by discretesound View Post

1600AU$ from addicted to audio

 

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Fostex-TH900-Dynamic-Flagship-Headphones

They have the ATHW3000anv's for $1095. I'd sure snap up a pair at this price if I didn't have them already.

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$1600 is a good price. smily_headphones1.gif
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Ahhh! Don't tempt me!
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Ahhh! Don't tempt me!

Go ahead. R10-beaters.

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wow, it's a lot cheaper in Australia.

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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

$1600 is a good price. smily_headphones1.gif

That's the lowest price I've seen (1600 AU translates to $1650 US which is about $200 cheaper than the $1850 promo rates the TH900 was going for initially from US distributors like Moon Audio and TTVJ). A no brainer if you're interested in the Fostex headphone, I've ordered through addicted to audio before too, great service.

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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

That's the lowest price I've seen (1600 AU translates to $1650 US which is about $200 cheaper than the $1850 promo rates the TH900 was going for initially from US distributors like Moon Audio and TTVJ). A no brainer if you're interested in the Fostex headphone, I've ordered through addicted to audio before too, great service.
Those prices are more on par with local Japan prices. Should grab them given the chance.
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How much is the difference between the D2000 and TH900? If I purchase the TH900, it would probably come with the add on of someone hating me for a few weeks... :/

 

I gotta say that I quite like the D2000s and I'm guessing that the TH900 are basically what I'm looking for. A bit of added mid-bass, and warmth and less congestion in the upper ranges.. 


Edited by namaiki - 10/24/12 at 4:04am
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I don't know how anyone could quantify what you're asking but $1599 is the best price I've seen for the TH900.
Edited by unspool - 10/24/12 at 4:52am
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

How much is the difference between the D2000 and TH900? If I purchase the TH900, it would probably come with the add on of someone hating me for a few weeks... :/

I gotta say that I quite like the D2000s and I'm guessing that the TH900 are basically what I'm looking for. A bit of added mid-bass, and warmth and less congestion in the upper ranges.. 

I wrote a review comparing the D5000s and TH900s, perhaps that would help:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/627403/review-fostex-th900-vs-denon-d5000
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namaiki, you're looking for justification for being hated for a couple weeks :) I completely identify. Still getting heat from it. 

 

To be clear, I have never heard the D2000. However, I have read about it very extensively, and have owned many other top-end closed cans, and read many comparisons. 

 

I think you can expect a nice step up from the D2000. I would guess you would see a bit less bass overall, particularly sub-bass. The bass will be of much higher quality, super tight, and making the D2000 bass sound sloppy and bloated. The mids on the TH900 will be a tad more forward, is my guess, and much more organic and fluid sounding. Up top, the highs will be detailed yet smooth. Can't venture about soundstage, comfort will be similar with a nod to the TH900, and imaging on the TH900 will be a nice step up. 

 

Having heard and owned many other high-end closed cans, including the Edition 8 and Signature Pro, I feel the TH900 bests those in nearly every way. They are so natural and organic sounding, with some of the very best bass around, and smooth yet detailed highs. $1600 is a remarkable price for them. In my book, that's a no-brainer. 

 

Edit: PS, I just broke a lot of rules around here to try and help out. Hope it helps!


Edited by SoundFreaq - 10/24/12 at 7:57am
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Originally Posted by librarian View Post

Did anyone ever listen to TH900 with Isabellina HPA (LFP-V ed.)?

Hi librarian, I have listen with my Isabellina HPA and i think they sound silky smooth together.   Laidback and very musical.   I can listen for hours on a stretch.   

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

The bass will be of much higher quality, super tight, and making the D2000 bass sound sloppy and bloated.
I don't think the bass will be sound sloppier on the D2000s, I found it to be the opposite with the D5000s which sound almost the same as the D2000s. Here is what I wrote in my review:
"Bass: Denon D5000s have more sub-bass emphasis while the TH900s have more mid-bass emphasis. Due to using the D5000s for much longer I’m more used to the D5000s bass so the TH900s mid-bass sounded a bit slow and bloated at first but after a while it sounds more natural. Both the D5000s and TH900s have exceptional bass extension and hit the lowest of the low notes like a subwoofer. I have not heard any other headphone that matches the D5000s and TH900s bass. In terms of bass quality I’d call it even between the D5000s and TH900s."
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