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post #2821 of 7533
I'm pretty sure mine was broken via crappy s/h-nothing related to the screw issue. My very first venture into this hobby (D2000s) had the same loose screw issue as the whole cup fell in my lap while listening to them once. That was nearly 3 years ago-so you'd hope Fostex would have fixed this by now, especially on a $2300 flagship. *eyeroll*

-Daniel
post #2822 of 7533
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


Both of my sides can touch it with a push, I am not sure if this is inherent from the design to allow forward/backward motion.
For me, the right side can touch but the left side cannot. Another thing is that I don't want to overtighten and add stress to the screw.
post #2823 of 7533
After screwing it tight both side can't touch the base anymore unless I push it really hard. Although it is still movable. Previously my right side is touching the base even without pushing it.
post #2824 of 7533
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

After screwing it tight both side can't touch the base anymore unless I push it really hard. Although it is still movable. Previously my right side is touching the base even without pushing it.

I noticed this with mine - neither side can touch the base and I haven't tried pushing too hard since its a sensitive hinge to begin with, hopefully this means everything is tight and stable.. for those that mentioned it does touch with some light pressure I would imagine the screw may be a little loose?

 

This all is a disappointment for a company supposedly spending so much time and $ on R&D and getting this beautiful finish for the TH900s why wouldn't they pay more attention on the weak point that was already notable on the Dx000 line which this was obviously modeled after. 

post #2825 of 7533
Maybe they changed the designer and the new (young) one did not know anything about the old bug.
I know this from other companies building very important navigation instruments.
And the new models have the very dangerous bug of the previus version ?!? Companies do not need experience of old stuff sometimes.

This bug is not dangerous at all. Only not worth spending so much money.
post #2826 of 7533
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

I'm pretty sure mine was broken via crappy s/h-nothing related to the screw issue. My very first venture into this hobby (D2000s) had the same loose screw issue as the whole cup fell in my lap while listening to them once. That was nearly 3 years ago-so you'd hope Fostex would have fixed this by now, especially on a $2300 flagship. *eyeroll*
-Daniel

 

Screws should not broken or drive out from a headphone in this price class!

 

Gives there no other way as described to fix the screw problem? A special screw driver?

post #2827 of 7533

Yes, if you have enough "special screwdrivers" you probably wouldn't care if your headphones were broken.

post #2828 of 7533

Actually, I  was recently messaging with a fellow HEAD'-FI'ER who is having their TH900 get the Lawton treatment.

I will leave it to them to bring this to the forums, but they have yet to receive them back.My only advice was to have Mark send them back the original cups!

Lawton did great work with the Denons, but........

post #2829 of 7533
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post

Actually, I  was recently messaging with a fellow HEAD'-FI'ER who is having their TH900 get the Lawton treatment.
I will leave it to them to bring this to the forums, but they have yet to receive them back.My only advice was to have Mark send them back the original cups!
Lawton did great work with the Denons, but........

Three cheers for our brave fellow. Please let him know there are many of us out here curiously waiting for the results.
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+1
post #2831 of 7533
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Three cheers for our brave fellow. Please let him know there are many of us out here curiously waiting for the results.

Me included.I will say this , if the LA7000 was a stand alone release from a reputable headphone company , they would have equaled, if not surpassed the Audeze hype IMO.That is not to say the Audeze buzz isn't deserved , it's saying the LA7000 is that good , my opinion of course.

post #2832 of 7533
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post

Me included.I will say this , if the LA7000 was a stand alone release from a reputable headphone company , they would have equaled, if not surpassed the Audeze hype IMO.That is not to say the Audeze buzz isn't deserved , it's saying the LA7000 is that good , my opinion of course.

I think a lot of the hype around Audeze was that it was a US made planar headphone, I actually preferred the stock D7000s to the LCD2s for various reasons.. I imagine the LA7000s would have been a even larger step up but don't know if that would have any real impact in the LCD2 craze that was going on a few years back since there were already a few excellent dynamics (past and present) available.

 

Now that mainstream planars have been available for a while from Hifman and Audeze I think there is less hype around them and more hype around the quality experience and comfort..! Enter the TH900 biggrin.gif..

post #2833 of 7533
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

I think a lot of the hype around Audeze was that it was a US made planar headphone, I actually preferred the stock D7000s to the LCD2s for various reasons.. I imagine the LA7000s would have been a even larger step up but don't know if that would have any real impact in the LCD2 craze that was going on a few years back since there were already a few excellent dynamics (past and present) available.

 

Now that mainstream planars have been available for a while from Hifman and Audeze I think there is less hype around them and more hype around the quality experience and comfort..! Enter the TH900 biggrin.gif..

 

So true. I also own the LCD-2 and it's a great headphone alright, but I too felt that it was a bit overhyped. I still listen to it every now and then, but its relative lack of comfort and finesse in sound quality keeps on making me go back to the TH900.

post #2834 of 7533

I have been reading every review I could about the LCD2 and LCD3 - loved the aesthetic and the characterization of the sound (from the reviews).

 

I had the opportunity to listen to the LCD3 on a Cary Audio CAD 300 SEI recently at Moon Audio......I found the LCD3's uncomfortable on my head (just me - many will not), and the sound was very good - living up to the reviews......Drew stated that he really liked the TH900, and that I should give them a listen.

 

From the moment I put them on my head.....huge difference (for me) in comfort! I felt I could wear them for hours. At first the highs seemed a bit shouty, maybe harsh....after a few minutes, I adjusted (I believe it was just the difference going from the LCD3's). The highs then seemed to be extremely natural representative of the recordings that I was listening to (my collection that I brought in).

 

I do want to return for a longer audition with a couple of the solid state offerings (more in my price range :)) that Drew has. 

post #2835 of 7533

Yeah, i felt the LCD2 was overhyped but any time it was pointed out the user got attacked by some well entrenched in the group.  The LCD's are interesting and have their place but for me the TH900 is more refined and just a better listen.   It is still on my list but have yet to jump due to work insecurity for the moment.  Maybe be able to find a used one down the line when things are more secure.  Glad you guys are enjoying yours, love hearing about them out hear after auditioning them and very impressed.


Edited by dallan - 1/3/13 at 10:45am
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