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post #2716 of 8230

What you're seeing there with the last picture is a black shiny paint or something like that.. it's a different color to the silver 'right' side

post #2717 of 8230
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Originally Posted by Hubert481 View Post

Funny:
in this pic (thank you namaiki)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oksdopc1ptylk49/IMAG0242.jpg
a silver ring indicates RIGHT
on this pic it is on the LEFT
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fQB5lVDVYYw/UIw7MnMTZ9I/AAAAAAAAB2o/JXaorSeCUnI/s1600/EDD_4938.jpg
does it mean if the silver ring is located left, it is mounted in a false way?
sliver ring on BOTH SIDES
http://www.fostexinternational.com/public/images/highside_gallery/TH900_002.jpg


I may be detail blind but I have no idea what you're trying to show with these pictures. Care to elaborate by editing them with Paint and showing the exact area? They all look exactly the same to me.

post #2718 of 8230
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Originally Posted by Hubert481 View Post

sliver ring on BOTH SIDES
http://www.fostexinternational.com/public/images/highside_gallery/TH900_002.jpg

 

Only the right ear cup is clearly silver (left side of image). The left ear cup is black (right side of image).

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Originally Posted by Hubert481 View Post

on this pic it is on the LEFT
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fQB5lVDVYYw/UIw7MnMTZ9I/AAAAAAAAB2o/JXaorSeCUnI/s1600/EDD_4938.jpg

It's hard to say. Perhaps the flash from the camera only hit the left side.

 

 

If you think your left and right are mixed up, try play audio through only the left or right cup to confirm.


Edited by namaiki - 12/17/12 at 4:20am
post #2719 of 8230
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


I may be detail blind but I have no idea what you're trying to show with these pictures. Care to elaborate by editing them with Paint and showing the exact area? They all look exactly the same to me.

They're looking at the area where there's a gap where the urushi cups connect. If you looks closely at the left and right sides they have a different texture. According to the manual the right side should be silver

post #2720 of 8230
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hubert481 View Post

Funny:
in this pic (thank you namaiki)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oksdopc1ptylk49/IMAG0242.jpg
a silver ring indicates RIGHT
on this pic it is on the LEFT
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fQB5lVDVYYw/UIw7MnMTZ9I/AAAAAAAAB2o/JXaorSeCUnI/s1600/EDD_4938.jpg
does it mean if the silver ring is located left, it is mounted in a false way?
sliver ring on BOTH SIDES
http://www.fostexinternational.com/public/images/highside_gallery/TH900_002.jpg

 

The silver ring is supposed to be on the right can. Black ring on the left can. All TH900 are designed that way.

But I can understand your confusion.

 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fQB5lVDVYYw/UIw7MnMTZ9I/AAAAAAAAB2o/JXaorSeCUnI/s1600/EDD_4938.jpg

http://www.fostexinternational.com/public/images/highside_gallery/TH900_002.jpg

 

If you look at these two pictures, it seems as if the silver ring is on the left can. However, it is merely an illusion created by reflected lights and camera angle. The black ring on the left can has a shiny surface, which can reflect light and may seem silver. If you don't believe me, look at the left can of your TH900 and see whether the black ring surface is shiny or not. Look at it under a light source, and you can see that it shines.

 

If you still have doubts, look at the last picture:

http://www.fostexinternational.com/public/images/highside_gallery/TH900_002.jpg

 

This picture was posted on the official website for Fostex, so this should be most accurate. Now, you said there are silver ring on both sides. It seems that way at first. However, look closer: while there is no doubt that the right can (left side of the picture) has a clear silver surface, the ring on the left can (right side of the picture) is mostly black with a shiny surface that may look like silver on the top and bottom. That's because light is illuminated from the top and bottom which causes this shiny reflection off the black ring's surface, while the middle part does not get much light. Look at the red cups, and you'll see that the top and bottom parts are illuminated while the middle parts aren't. Now it makes sense, right?

 

In conclusion, all TH900 have a black ring on the left cup and silver ring on the right cup, including mine, yours, and everyone else's that I know of. So there is nothing wrong with that, no need to worry whether yours was a faulty design. Time to move on. ;)

post #2721 of 8230

no worries at all, just wondering about the optical quality for 2k.

Paying 500 bucks, i would not talk about this.....

post #2722 of 8230

The fit and finish of the TH900 is superb, as you would expect of a luxury headphone at this price but it's not without problems as some owners have found.  However, what you've been obsessing over isn't one of them. wink.gif

post #2723 of 8230

Ah now I see what y'all are talking about. I actually noticed the ring differences the first time I held the TH900 in my hands right out of the box. It was very peculiar to the design but I never gave a 2nd thought to it.

post #2724 of 8230
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post

Ah now I see what y'all are talking about. I actually noticed the ring differences the first time I held the TH900 in my hands right out of the box. It was very peculiar to the design but I never gave a 2nd thought to it.
+1
post #2725 of 8230
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post

I'll let the TH900's settle in for a few weeks, and then compare them to the LA7000's

 

I will say, after a quick 5 minute listen between the two, the TH900 is brighter while listening to my Nektar "Journey to the Centre of the Eye" sacd.The LA7000 / TH900  comparison is not universal though , because each pair is tuned differently according to the stated tastes submitted to Mark

 

Looking forward to this, as I haven't seen a side-by-side comparison yet smile.gif  Also, what are the specs on your LA7000 (wood, cable, pads, etc.)?

post #2726 of 8230
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Originally Posted by sunninho View Post

 

Looking forward to this, as I haven't seen a side-by-side comparison yet smile.gif  Also, what are the specs on your LA7000 (wood, cable, pads, etc.)?

I got the level 3 treatment, waterfall bubinga cups from the Luthier tone woods selection.

post #2727 of 8230

Moon's finally getting their shipment this week.  Should get mine in time for the holiday weekend.

post #2728 of 8230
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

Moon's finally getting their shipment this week.  Should get mine in time for the holiday weekend.

I assume TTVJ will be getting there's too? Todd? I want mine ASAP!! :)

 

-Daniel

post #2729 of 8230
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

I assume TTVJ will be getting there's too? Todd? I want mine ASAP!! :)

 

-Daniel


I would get so impatient! But thankfully when I ordered (not from TTVJ), they arrived 1 week after payment. I am really admiring the TH900s and have been comparing them to my headphone arsenal.

post #2730 of 8230
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

I assume TTVJ will be getting there's too? Todd? I want mine ASAP!! :)

 

-Daniel

To my understanding, Fostex USA's distributor (American Music & Sound,) takes care of PO's in the order they were placed - so if they get 100 phones and have 200 on order from their various dealers, Moon could get theirs without TTVJ getting theirs.  But I have a feeling this shipment will take care of all current outstanding orders, so you should get a message from TTVJ soon enough.

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