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post #3301 of 6847

Okay, back in my room and my first impression is WOW!!

 

I said before in the TH600 thread that I preferred the look of Fostex's new phones with the black magnesium cups, but having seen the TH900 in real life I think I'm gonna have to take that back; the lacquer on the TH900 is just totally stunning. More subtle and darker than I expected:

 

 

 

As for the sound, the bass is fantastic as expected, but the whole range is superb and the imaging is the most impressive to me considering the closed design. Can't say much more about it at the moment but I'm delighted. Gonna be spending a lot more time with these beauties! darthsmile.gif

post #3302 of 6847

Enjoy. :)

 

I agree that the soundstage is impressive for a "closed can". Designwise I think they look cheap - and a Fostex give away with the BIG white Fostex letters on the side. I know I am almost alone feeling that way regarding the design, but that is OK. They look cheap - and they are quite flimsy. I like them though - sound wise.  

post #3303 of 6847
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Designwise I think they look cheap - and a Fostex give away with the BIG white Fostex letters on the side. I know I am almost alone feeling that way regarding the design, but that is OK.

 

I think design-wise Audeze and HiFiMAN both "gave away" at earlier stages in their designs and that their full size headphones look ugly.

 

I know I am almost alone feeling that way regarding the design, but that is OK.

post #3304 of 6847

That is OK. Differences are cultivating a diverse world. As long as we agree that Grados are totally off-piste; THAT is OK. :)

post #3305 of 6847

Yes

 

(think out loud)

...

 

Silver flakes...

 

Urushi lacquer....

 

Platinum foil logo.....

 

......

 

 

 

You're right about the differences making our world diverse.


Edited by devouringone3 - 2/16/13 at 1:17pm
post #3306 of 6847
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

I agree that the soundstage is impressive for a "closed can". Designwise I think they look cheap - and a Fostex give away with the BIG white Fostex letters on the side. I know I am almost alone feeling that way regarding the design, but that is OK. They look cheap - and they are quite flimsy. I like them though - sound wise.  

About the logo you're not alone. Personally I prefer the way ath made their wood cup especially the w3000 the logo and letters were long but it mixed well with the cup created a kind of art work instead of standing out like the big white fostex

post #3307 of 6847

+1 on the loud brand logo, even if I've shared those thoughts before. Just bad taste I find those kind of concepts. Why not stamp it on your forehead while at at?! In platinum ink if you please, but it still looks ridiculous in my books. What I like about my W5000's is that the markings started to fade, and I decided to rub all off but the Raffinato word since that was still unblemished, and it looks so much better like that, and I'm in fact looking forward to when the Raffinato letters start to fade so I'll have a good excuse to rub that off too and enjoy just the beauty of the Makassar wood.

post #3308 of 6847
Anyone have an idea how many TH900s have been produced so far? I would be interested to know.. mine are no. 433 and I notice the one that shipped with the new headphone stand a few pages earlier are in the mid-600s.
post #3309 of 6847
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Originally Posted by MDCLXVI View Post

Anyone have an idea how many TH900s have been produced so far? I would be interested to know.. mine are no. 433 and I notice the one that shipped with the new headphone stand a few pages earlier are in the mid-600s.


It's a safe guess probably around 700 but more in production. BTW, great avatar shot of TH900!

post #3310 of 6847
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


It's a safe guess probably around 700 but more in production. BTW, great avatar shot of TH900!

Thanks! I couldn't resist taking a shot of the cups, knowing all the painstaking work that's gone into it wink.gif
post #3311 of 6847

nvm


Edited by Loevhagen - 2/17/13 at 10:45am
post #3312 of 6847

What?

post #3313 of 6847
Mine is 0056X
post #3314 of 6847
Not my cup of tea in terms of design.
post #3315 of 6847
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Originally Posted by shuke View Post

Not my cup of tea in terms of design.

Seriously what's not to like? hey that's ok its a free world, and if we all had the same opinion it would be a pretty boring place. For me, the TH900 SQ is the most important part, it just so happens their SEXY as all Hell, in my opinion, and I don't think I'm alone.

 

0035X


Edited by Gandah - 2/17/13 at 8:19pm
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