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What headphone is comparable to the TH-900s but is durable/portable?

 

I'm thinking the Ultrasone Sig Pros or Sig Pro DJs?

 

I want something as close to the TH-900 sound signature as possible, especially the bass.

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Someone in here thought the Sig Pros were similar. I'd believe that since the Pro 2900s share some similarities as well-kind of a poor man's TH900 if you will. But I preferred the vocals on the 2900s. eek.gif YMMV.

 

-Daniel

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I'd seriously recommend staying away from the Dark Star if you want to run sensitive and low impedance headphones. This is an amp that can destroy an HE-6 by overdriving it.

 

Thanks MuppetFace, the reason why I asked is because there is really little information about the Dark star on the forum, I guess that's a good indication to stay away, like you said.

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I still don't understand what this meansblink.gif

 

Anyway, what are some good SS amps to pair with the TH900?

 

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I hope the new GS-X will pair with these good.  Now I have the W3000anv and they sound really good on my Balanced M^3.  I rolled a few opams to get the sound I wanted for those ans the HD800s. 

 

No need to worry. The GS-X + TH-900s is remarkably good! 

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

What headphone is comparable to the TH-900s but is durable/portable?

None that I've heard. The V-Moda M-100 is nice, has equal bass, but is much more colored and rolled-off in the highs (still sounds very good).
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

What headphone is comparable to the TH-900s but is durable/portable?

I'm thinking the Ultrasone Sig Pros or Sig Pro DJs?

I want something as close to the TH-900 sound signature as possible, especially the bass.

Be a man. Go jogging in style with the TH900's over your head. Last time I did it I came home with 3 different woman and some random dog following me cool.gif

The Denon D7000 have a similar sound signature (the bass), so that would be a cheaper alternative. Might need to get it recabled though.
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Be a man. Go jogging in style with the TH900's over your head. Last time I did it I came home with 3 different woman and some random dog following me cool.gif

 

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

What headphone is comparable to the TH-900s but is durable/portable?

I'm thinking the Ultrasone Sig Pros or Sig Pro DJs?

I want something as close to the TH-900 sound signature as possible, especially the bass.

Signature pros are a excellent portable can.. They have clarity and bass quality compatible to the TH900.. What they lack in is comfort, the soundstage, and not sounding quite as natural (a little sterile IMO). I have yet to try the Sig DJs.
post #3099 of 6810
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Someone in here thought the Sig Pros were similar. I'd believe that since the Pro 2900s share some similarities as well-kind of a poor man's TH900 if you will. But I preferred the vocals on the 2900s. eek.gif  YMMV.

-Daniel

I don't think the TH900s have anything in common with the Pro2900s. I'd say the poor man's TH900 would be a D7000 not a pro2900.
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Agreed on this point.
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Never heard a D7000-sounds like I wouldn't want to either. ;) Just commenting on what I heard that thought sounded similar.

 

-Daniel

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@Muppet Face
Btw what tubes are you running in your ZD? Thx.
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I'm also looking at Ray Samuels Dark Star solid state, however I've read low impedance phones are not really recommend for this amp. Can anyone back this up or debunk it?

 

Not that I really have much direct experience with Ray Samuels' amps (though I've "heard" his Apache, Dark Star, and A-10 at meets & shows), but he tends to build amps for high-impedance headphones. I've run into him at various meets over the years and he typically favors the Sennheiser headphones on his own amps - most notably the HD600. I can confirm that he definitely builds his amps to go very loud too, as his amps often have high gain settings as well.

 

For low-impedance headphones I'd categorically recommend either Eddie Current if you like tubes, or HeadAmp if you prefer solid-state.

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Not that I really have much direct experience with Ray Samuels' amps (though I've "heard" his Apache, Dark Star, and A-10 at meets & shows), but he tends to build amps for high-impedance headphones. I've run into him at various meets over the years and he typically favors the Sennheiser headphones on his own amps - most notably the HD600. I can confirm that he definitely builds his amps to go very loud too, as his amps often have high gain settings as well.

 

For low-impedance headphones I'd categorically recommend either Eddie Current if you like tubes, or HeadAmp if you prefer solid-state.

Thanks Asr, yeah I think I'm going to go tube amp after hearing a Little Dot MK VI tube amp last weekend, it was like another world of sound compared to the solid-state that I also listen to, I did like the TH900 paring with the Burson HA-160D, and Fostex HP-A8C, but Little Dot T1 setup was just beautiful. So I have to go tube

 

Was just curious about Rays Dark Star. and as MuppetFace and yourself pointed out low impedance phones are not a good combination with DS

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Signature pros are a excellent portable can.. They have clarity and bass quality compatible to the TH900.. What they lack in is comfort, the soundstage, and not sounding quite as natural (a little sterile IMO). I have yet to try the Sig DJs.

 

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Sig Pro is a fine, fine can, and great for portable situations. I owned both the SDJ and SP at the same time and I no longer have the SDJ. SP and TH900 all the way. 
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