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An exhaustive comparison from a fastidious reviewer.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


That's because Headphones.com doesn't sell the TH900.

 

Or maybe because he found it similar to the D7000 and still prefers other headphones?

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

Or maybe because he found it similar to the D7000 and still prefers other headphones?

He ranked the ED10 and T1 higher, and I can't see how in Heaven and Earth, this world or the next, that can happen. blink.gif That's crazy.
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Those headphones both excel in classical music and suck at pretty much everything else (especially the ED10.)  Given his penchant for the genre perhaps his rating makes a bit more sense.


Edited by Radio_head - 11/1/12 at 8:00am
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Actually it makes a lot of sense given his penchant for classical music.

I listen to quite a lot of classical too, and the ED10 and T1, with classical, makes me almost want to take an ice pick and give myself a lobotomy through my ear canal.
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Actually it makes a lot of sense given his penchant for classical music.


Probably!

 

I highly DOUBT I'd like the HD650s or my HD600s against even the D7000 for the music I usually listen to. Since he ranked them based on HIS views/taste (not industry or anyone else)I don't see his ranking as "bad". Pretty sure his Top 10 is different than a lot of people.

 

Still, I liked his "Strength" and "Weaknesses" section in the reviews (including the TH900s) and actually makes me want to try them even more...

 

One of these days... for sure! :)

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I listen to quite a lot of classical too, and the ED10 and T1, with classical, makes me almost want to take an ice pick and give myself a lobotomy through my ear canal.

Now you know why some do like the combo - they've already had a lobotomy.

 

Personally I'd say those headphones were the least offensive with classical music, though it still bothered me as I am less immune to treble energy.  Also keep in mind that those headphones have both had not insignificant variation from pair to pair, based on pad weirdness in the case of the ED10 and horrible driver matching in the case of the T1.  His pair may be less offensive.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


That's because Headphones.com doesn't sell the TH900.


Regarding this comment, I was worried that my opinions would appeared swayed because by the fact that I work for headphones.com. I assure you though, that none of my opinions are related to this.  In fact, the majority of the top 20 we do not sell.  I do like the TH900 very much, and it IS the highest ranking in-production closed back headphone on my list.  The Edition 10 renders acoustic music very uniquely.  For classical, it is very very good I think.

 

I love all different kinds of music for different reasons and as a result, different headphones for different reasons.

 

Anyway, thanks very much guys for considering my review! :)

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I'm a fan of the Beyer T1. Yes they are a little hot or sharp on top, but it's about the trade-offs. I like them for classical a lot, especially. What then is their virtue?-- Transparency, detail, sounstage, engagement, IMO. I own and have loved the (then) top of the line and excellent Grado HP 1000's for a long time, but in most qualities, the T1 is a step up to my ears. That said, my complementary headphone to the T1 is the Denon D7000.

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Probably!

 

I highly DOUBT I'd like the HD650s or my HD600s against even the D7000 for the music I usually listen to. Since he ranked them based on HIS views/taste (not industry or anyone else)I don't see his ranking as "bad". Pretty sure his Top 10 is different than a lot of people.

 

Still, I liked his "Strength" and "Weaknesses" section in the reviews (including the TH900s) and actually makes me want to try them even more...

 

One of these days... for sure! :)

Well, the HD-600 & HD650 really improve with amplification and source.  I don't doubt David at all that those phones are capable of wonderful sound in his very highend headphones setup. 

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My humble opinion on this dynamic list, purely personal:

TH900 = W3000 ANV > LCD3 > D7000 > HD800 > T1 > PS1000 > HE6  > HD650 > HD 600

(admittedly unfair to the HE6 because I used regular headphone amps, where I felt the highs were too strong).

TH900 and W3000ANVs are = sonically in different ways, but the TH900s are more comfortable because they are around-the-ear.


Edited by rgs9200m - 11/1/12 at 10:46am
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He ranked the ED10 and T1 higher, and I can't see how in Heaven and Earth, this world or the next, that can happen. blink.gif That's crazy.

+1

 

My personal ranking is closer to others on this thread vs the reviewer. T1's had a lot of hype but IMO there were lots of headphones that were more musical (I guess the same can be said about the HD800, but I noticed the Senns are more amp dependent and adaptable than the T1s). I just did not like the HE500s, they were dark, the soundstage was small, and silver cable that my generation came with was awfully made.

 

TH900>LCD3>HD800>LCD2=Signature Pro=D7000>T1>HE500

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

My humble opinion on this dynamic list, purely personal:

TH900 = W3000 ANV > LCD3 > D7000 > HD800 > T1 > PS1000 > HE6  > HD650 > HD 600

(admittedly unfair to the HE6 because I used regular headphone amps, where I felt the highs were too strong).

TH900 and W3000ANVs are = sonically in different ways, but the TH900s are more comfortable because they are around-the-ear.

 

400

 

 

You got the HE-6 third to last??  WOW man...

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Uh oh, flamed already...

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Uh oh, flamed already...

It's preproman aka the most die hard he6 fan here. What else could you expect tongue.gif.
My list with my current system would be
Th 900>> lcd 2 > hd 800 > hd650> lcd3(bad version I think) >>>> T1 >>>>ed10

Consider that sometime I take the hd 650 above the hd800 and the lcd2 I like its sonic alone if you involve the comfort its rank could be worse than 650
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