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post #3631 of 7954
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

How was they designed to sound like?  And how do we know this?

 

 

I do not recall you ever posting your impressions.  I was really interested in reading how you liked them.   Still evaluating?

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I do not recall you ever posting your impressions.  I was really interested in reading how you liked them.   Still evaluating?

What?! he never said he heard them. he just asked a question? lets keep the discussion open, lest we become bunch of lemmings 

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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

What?! he never said he heard them. he just asked a question? lets keep the discussion open, lest we become bunch of lemmings 

 

Huh?

 

He owns the TH-900.  He recently purchased them.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

How was they designed to sound like?  And how do we know this?

 

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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

+1

Disclaimer: My impressions as a headphone enthusiast, not a professional.

 

Well... as we all know Fostex designed the drivers in the AH-D series of Denon headphones. It would be logical that they wanted to improve upon that design and thus was born the TH-900. Obviously a huge price increase, but I believe that Fostex wanted to take their design of a "fun" reference style headphone to a new level. End result, I think they did that with the TH-900. The bass is not only incredibly dynamic and bodied, but it punches at the right time and doesn't boom if the track doesn't call for it. I wouldn't say I KNOW this, but from past ventures of Fostex, I think they did an incredible job with the sound of these.

 

Overall I find the TH-900 to be very balanced in different way that I haven't experienced yet. No part of the spectrum seems overwhelming, and all the genres that I listen to sound amazing through them. Not to mention the clarity and detail that rival some of the best open-back has to offer. Of coarse the sound isn't foreveryone, but as far as I'm concerned... relatively speaking, the bass is nearly perfect for a "fun" reference style headphone.


Edited by Greed - 3/16/13 at 11:21pm
post #3635 of 7954
Looks about right, pretty high bass that is unnatural. Not enjoyable for me. The prototype TH900 I heard at RMAF was quite balanced with proper bass, actually needing just a nudge up in bass volume. The production pair I heard 2 weeks ago were a disappointment.
Edited by Maxvla - 3/16/13 at 9:20pm
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Ok, I'm going to ask this question again. Can somebody kindly tell me if the TH-900 have more Midbass than the LCD-2 in terms of quantity, while maintaining or having a better level of clarity?
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


Looks about right, pretty high bass that is unnatural. Not enjoyable for me. The prototype TH900 I heard at RMAF was quite balanced with proper bass, actually needing just a nudge up in bass volume. The production pair I heard 2 weeks ago were a disappointment.

 

I expected to look down at your equipment list and see HD-800.  I was not disappointed.  Different sounds for different ears.

post #3638 of 7954
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Ok, I'm going to ask this question again. Can somebody kindly tell me if the TH-900 have more Midbass than the LCD-2 in terms of quantity, while maintaining or having a better level of clarity?

 

I'd say the mid bass to me is comparable.  Clarity, decay, and instrument separation are what sets them apart to my ears.  In favor of the TH-900s.  Comfort, too.  TH-900s are significantly more comfortable.

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

I expected to look down at your equipment list and see HD-800.  I was not disappointed.  Different sounds for different ears.
Seeing the wall of bass M-100 in yours is the true indicator. wink.gif The M-100 makes the TH900 look positively treble happy in the comparison.
Edited by Maxvla - 3/16/13 at 10:11pm
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Seeing the wall of bass M-100 in yours is the true indicator. wink.gif

 

Valid point. :)  I'm not a closet bass head.  At least I like quality bass, right? wink_face.gif  Heck, I even own the HD-800s for when I need a break from the onslaught.

post #3641 of 7954
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

Disclaimer: My impressions as a headphone enthusiast, not a professional.

Well... as we all know Fostex designed the drivers in the AH-D series of Denon headphones. It would be logical that they wanted to improve upon that design and thus was born the TH-900. Obviously a huge price increase, but I believe that Fostex wanted to take their design of a "fun" reference style headphone to a new level. End result, I think they did that with the TH-900. The bass is not only incredibly dynamic and bodied, but it punches at the right time and doesn't boom if the track doesn't call for it. I wouldn't say I KNOW this, but from past ventures of Fostex, I think they did an incredible job with the sound of these.

Overall I find the TH-900 to be very balanced in different way that I haven't experienced yet. No part of the spectrum seems overwhelming, and all the genres that I listen to sound amazing through them. Not to mention the clarity and detail that rival some of the best open-back has to offer. Of coarse the sound isn't everyone, but as far as I'm concerned... relatively speaking, the bass is nearly perfect for a "fun" reference style headphone.
ditto...well said!
post #3642 of 7954
The TH900's have too much bass (too much for some tracks) to be called "balanced". They also some treble spikes that hurt my ears (I don't expect too many people to have this problem though).

The bass is comparable to the D7000/D5000 (better control, depth), but the overall sound signature is much cleaner. Detail retrieval is excellent. These cans can make some vocal oriented tracks sound wonky.
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Sorry to be a bit off-topic, but what does "balanced-sounding" mean, exactly? I don't think it means sounding as if it's driven by a balanced amp (by XLR outputs). People say that the TH900 is more balanced-sounding than, say, the AH-D7000. Does it mean that the left and right channels sound closer to each other? How does a balanced-sound sound compared to less balanced, or unbalanced sound?

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Balanced as in frequency response is not tipped one way or the other (aka flat). I would say flat, but that has negative connotation for most.
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Balanced as in frequency response is not tipped one way or the other (aka flat). I would say flat, but that has negative connotation for most.

 

So you mean balanced-sound is neutral sound, or as one would put it another way, less-colored sound?

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