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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

Well, I'm actually getting great results from the Fiio E9 on the TH-900s.  The setup for the moment with my TH-900s is optical -> Gungnir -> fiio E9.

 

The LCD-3s is a bit better off in terms of the setup I have for it.  For the LCD-3s, it is: Optical -> Gungnir -> Mjolnir -> Q-cable -> LCD-3.

 

The TH-900s is still doing a damn good job holding up against the LCD-3s even with that setup.

 

I tried the TH-900s with the Schiit Lyr and some Matsu 6922 tubes and it just messed with the sound too much.

 

I'm having a HARD time deciding which one I like more.  I can only imagine if I was to change my setup for the TH-900s to the Gungnir -> V200 amp.

Just my recommendation, be careful with your $2000 TH-900s + your Lyr. Don't want the "magic smoke" to come out of them like it did with my Ed.8LEs when I first plugged them into my Lyr. eek.gif

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Just my recommendation, be careful with your $2000 TH-900s + your Lyr. Don't want the "magic smoke" to come out of them like it did with my Ed.8LEs when I first plugged them into my Lyr. eek.gif

 

Oh, I agree 100%.  I heard noise when the Lyr was on the lowest volume setting and decided I don't enjoy the sound any ways and don't want to take the risk of damaging the TH-900s while attempting to "adapt" to it.

 

The fiio E9 amazingly enough is doing a wonderful job with this easy to drive headphone.

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The E9 honestly sounds great with the D7000 so I can only assume it does with the TH900.
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

Yes. I owned the 009. Then I disowned then. Think of the 009 as a hyper-lambda in those presentation qualities, but with a more even tonal response.

That's surprising. Why did you offload it if you don't mind me asking?

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

My comparisons would be:

 

LCD-3 > LCD-2 > TH900 > D7000 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> D7100 = Monster Beats tongue.gif

 

 

Where does the W3000ANV fit in this line up?  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

There is no comparison with the D7100...

 

TH900 ≥ LCD-3 > LCD-2 > D7000 > D7100

 

The D7100 doesn't even sound like previous Denon headphones. The D2000, D5000, D7000, and TH900 all have similar sonic signature in general, just getting better in overall aspects. So is LCD-2 and LCD-3. The D7100, however, is a foster child.

 

You mean I should keep my D7000 and bury my idea to upgrade to the D7100 rolleyes.gif

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Where does the W3000ANV fit in this line up?  biggrin.gif

 

I am interested too


Edited by FritzS - 11/11/12 at 7:35am
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Where does the W3000ANV fit in this line up?  biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by FritzS View Post

 

 

I am interested too

 

I was just commenting on the headphones previously discussed. But I slightly prefer the W3000s over the TH-900s. The mids are just so seductive AND they actually isolate like closed headphones. Unfortunately, neither the D7000 or TH-900s do that very well (or else I might be more tempted to pick up the latter). 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

 

I was just commenting on the headphones previously discussed. But I slightly prefer the W3000s over the TH-900s. The mids are just so seductive AND they actually isolate like closed headphones. Unfortunately, neither the D7000 or TH-900s do that very well (or else I might be more tempted to pick up the latter). 

 

Does any one reputable even sell the W3000ANV any more?  In the States, at least.

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

Does any one reputable even sell the W3000ANV any more?  In the States, at least.

Sorry, not sure. I got mine from Moon Audio this past summer. 

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

Does any one reputable even sell the W3000ANV any more?  In the States, at least.

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0073PST30/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

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Yeah, but for some reason I don't have a good feeling about that vendor even though it is through Amazon.  I've done tons of shopping on Amazon but I just have a bad feeling about the stock quantity of 1 for the last several weeks.

 

I'll post over on the W3000ANV thread and see if any other reputable vendors are selling them.

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

Yeah, but for some reason I don't have a good feeling about that vendor even though it is through Amazon.  I've done tons of shopping on Amazon but I just have a bad feeling about the stock quantity of 1 for the last several weeks.

 

I'll post over on the W3000ANV thread and see if any other reputable vendors are selling them.

 

 

Got mine from them in 4 days.

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Got my replacement TH900's today.  I have only been listening to them for 2 hours.  Once they had burnt in a little I started to realise that these were worth the price of admission.  To keep things in perspective I have listened to various flagship cans at meets and with friends, but my primary headphones for many years were D2000's.  So it is understandable that for me the TH900's were serious leap forward in all respects as compared to what I am used to.  This reply has taken me 15mins to write because I keep getting lost in the music I am listening to.  The clarity, soundstage and separation are amazingly impressive even on my current budget system.  Beautiful in aesthetic and sonority, what more could you ask?

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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Got my replacement TH900's today.  I have only been listening to them for 2 hours.  Once they had burnt in a little I started to realise that these were worth the price of admission.  To keep things in perspective I have listened to various flagship cans at meets and with friends, but my primary headphones for many years were D2000's.  So it is understandable that for me the TH900's were serious leap forward in all respects as compared to what I am used to.  This reply has taken me 15mins to write because I keep getting lost in the music I am listening to.  The clarity, soundstage and separation are amazingly impressive even on my current budget system.  Beautiful in aesthetic and sonority, what more could you ask?

I actually think that leap forward isn't a bad way to do it.. you save a lot of $ just going straight to the top and you still got to enjoy some great headphones on the way at meets until you found the right one. My progression was the more natural one in phases, but if I were to do it all over again I may just have done what you did (my first "real" pair of headphones was the D2000s as well). Congrats on the purchase I'm one of those that agrees with the price considering the materials and amazing sound - its a work of art in every respect.

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