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post #241 of 7582
Waiting with bated breath.
post #242 of 7582

I'll be up early!  :)

 

For now, after a lot of a/b-ing with all my phones and my three favorite genres, The AD2000, A2000X, W5000 and HD800 can leave the house after having been in the pit with the D7000, W3000 and L3000. All but the A2000X were pretty close though, and the A2000X was on pair with the HD800 for classical music, but the D7000 still won my ears in that area.

Same goes for the ESW10JPN, ES88 and ES10 that fell to their knees before the AH-A100.

FWIW, IMO, etc.. of course. Keep in mind that I seem to favor closed cans to open ones more and more each day.

 

post #243 of 7582
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

My TH900 has arrived. First impressions to follow tomorrow morning.



Very interested in reading your impressions. Hopefully there will be pictures too biggrin.gif


Edited by Ahzari - 4/4/12 at 5:00pm
post #244 of 7582
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

I'll be up early!  :)

 

For now, after a lot of a/b-ing with all my phones and my three favorite genres, The AD2000, A2000X, W5000 and HD800 can leave the house after having been in the pit with the D7000, W3000 and L3000. All but the A2000X were pretty close though, and the A2000X was on pair with the HD800 for classical music, but the D7000 still won my ears in that area.

Same goes for the ESW10JPN, ES88 and ES10 that fell to their knees before the AH-A100.

FWIW, IMO, etc.. of course. Keep in mind that I seem to favor closed cans to open ones more and more each day.

 


The D7000s have really been one of the best cans I have heard, they do so well in everything, the only other can I own/have owned that I slightly prefer with certain genres is the Ultrasone Signature Pro because they have better detail retrieval but lose to the Denons in soundstage.

 

post #245 of 7582

REALLY excited to hear your impressions muppethead, I've been waiting!

post #246 of 7582
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

My TH900 has arrived. First impressions to follow tomorrow morning.



WOOHOO!!!  Congratulatins!  I know you've been waiting for awhile.  As we all have also, to hear your interpretations of the TH900s.  Can't wait for your post.

post #247 of 7582
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

My TH900 has arrived. First impressions to follow tomorrow morning.

I look forward to seeing how your observations compare with my notes. smily_headphones1.gif
post #248 of 7582
Really looking forward to the th900 impressions =OOOOO
post #249 of 7582
A whole page waiting for your impressions MF, no pressure!
post #250 of 7582

Congratulations!

 

When you're ready to post impressions, can you also please provide the information about the headphone stand? Once, Jude commented that the headphone stand isn't that great.


Edited by gzone3lement - 4/4/12 at 10:38pm
post #251 of 7582
Thread Starter 

Cross-posted from my diary thread:

 

"So, the TH900 is on my head, finally....

 

-Packaging is HUEG OMG. It's like a videogame console rather than a headphone.

-The included headphone stand is kind of stupid in a "seems like it would tip over easily and dents the headband" kind of way.

-Build quality of the TH900 is gorgeous, with an extreme attention to detail. The lacquer cups trump the W3000ANV's for beauty in my humble opinion. The plug has platinum over it. Gorgeous.

-Very comfortable to wear, similar to the Denon line that Fostex made. I imagine the isolation is equally poor as well.

 

The sound is... pleasant. Well balanced. For some reason I find it a bit difficult to describe this morning, as there's no truly distinct coloration jumping out at me (I guess I've been listening to FADs too much?). Listening to bass heavy tracks, these have the D7000's lower end capability alright, but over the package is much more refined. The highs are silky smooth. Thankfully inoffensive. The mids have a bit of a recessed quality I recognize from the Denon line as well, but it seems less distinct to me, better integrated into the overall sound signature as a whole. It's not as noticeable on a given track to my ears in other words. Soundstage is moderately large, neither cavernous nor claustrophobic. More importantly imaging and instrument separation are quite good. This headphone has very good coherency.

 

For some reason, my thoughts gravitate more toward the T1 rather than the D7000 at the moment. These headphones strike me as a "jack of all trades," able to do everything reasonably well but with no especially distinct talent immediately apparent. I'm not saying the tonal balance is like the T1's though. These seem to have a relatively less strident top end and more satisfying lower end. A bit recessed in the mids compared to the T1, which has a more intimate feel. However I must reiterate these are relative comparisons. Any recessed quality of the TH900's mids doesn't stick out like a sore thumb to my ears. The TH900 seems quite even tempered."

 

These are very, very early impressions. More to come.

post #252 of 7582

Hard to imagine cups nicer than the W3000ANV. That's saying something. Thanks, Looking forward to more.......

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Edited by lmswjm - 4/5/12 at 5:22am
post #253 of 7582
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Cross-posted from my diary thread:

 

"So, the TH900 is on my head, finally....

 

-Packaging is HUEG OMG. It's like a videogame console rather than a headphone.

-The included headphone stand is kind of stupid in a "seems like it would tip over easily and dents the headband" kind of way.

-Build quality of the TH900 is gorgeous, with an extreme attention to detail. The lacquer cups trump the W3000ANV's for beauty in my humble opinion. The plug has platinum over it. Gorgeous.

-Very comfortable to wear, similar to the Denon line that Fostex made. I imagine the isolation is equally poor as well.

 

The sound is... pleasant. Well balanced. For some reason I find it a bit difficult to describe this morning, as there's no truly distinct coloration jumping out at me (I guess I've been listening to FADs too much?). Listening to bass heavy tracks, these have the D7000's lower end capability alright, but over the package is much more refined. The highs are silky smooth. Thankfully inoffensive. The mids have a bit of a recessed quality I recognize from the Denon line as well, but it seems less distinct to me, better integrated into the overall sound signature as a whole. It's not as noticeable on a given track to my ears in other words. Soundstage is moderately large, neither cavernous nor claustrophobic. More importantly imaging and instrument separation are quite good. This headphone has very good coherency.

 

For some reason, my thoughts gravitate more toward the T1 rather than the D7000 at the moment. These headphones strike me as a "jack of all trades," able to do everything reasonably well but with no especially distinct talent immediately apparent. I'm not saying the tonal balance is like the T1's though. These seem to have a relatively less strident top end and more satisfying lower end. A bit recessed in the mids compared to the T1, which has a more intimate feel. However I must reiterate these are relative comparisons. Any recessed quality of the TH900's mids doesn't stick out like a sore thumb to my ears. The TH900 seems quite even tempered."

 

These are very, very early impressions. More to come.


=O

Can't wait to hear more.
post #254 of 7582

Thanks MuppetFace, you wrote what I secretly wanted to hear I guess.

I'll have to get me one of these beauties as well it seems.  :)

 

I'll check out that thread of yours, I think it's the diary thread no?

Someone already recommended the thread to me, I think it was a_recording but I forgot to follow up. 

Will be a nice read for tonight, for now I have some work to do.

post #255 of 7582

Seeing as they're available for $1750~ from PriceJapan, paying $2300 would not be a smart move.

 

Assuming it is the Denon is also foolish.  Similar form factor + same manufacturer does not mean they are the same.  Especially when Fostex's press release states The new TH900 is a pair of flagship dynamic headphones from Fostex featuring newly developed drivers with 1.5 tesla magnetic flux density (besides for the cups and cable which are obvious differences.)  One who assumes is worse than foolish actually - they are willfully ignorant.

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