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Originally Posted by Greed View Post


I can concur, the TH-900 are perfect headphones for a bedside rig. They are comfortable, have some noise isolation, they do leak but are decent at that as well. The sound is perfect for movies and gaming IMO. Nice soundstage for gaming, excellent bass for movies, and they sound great with almost any genre of music. If you are the type of person that likes to just relax and enjoy what you are listening to in bed, then the TH-900 will be great for your needs.

 

When you guys say bedside rig, hope you don't mean literally. I have fear of breaking my TH-900s as a bedside rig. I think long time TH-900 readers will probably know that I've had my TH-900 cup swivels broken twice in less than a year's worth of owning these cans. I've been using my Signature DJ instead as a bedside rig.

 

 

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


But do the th-900 have enough bass for electronic. I don't want to get it and find it lacking in midbass quantity becos that wld make my electronic songs sound like crap...

 

As per PM. I commend Tokendog for attempting to answer your questions however I think they are difficult to answer objectively as it's all relative. I don't know if anyone can authoritatively answer you if the TH-900 has enough bass for electronic (for you).

 

Also, if I may be so bold to speak on behalf of the TH-900 fans here, the beauty of these headphones really has to do with its ability of presenting sound quality such as rendering of bass, clear airy smooth highs, open soundstage despite being a closed-back design, and 3D imaging; rather than just simplified to "bass quantity". I'm horrible with analogies but at the moment I can't resist throwing one out there - it's a difference of enjoying a nice glass of full bodied red wine, as opposed to just simply "will it give my head a buzz".

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

When you guys say bedside rig, hope you don't mean literally. I have fear of breaking my TH-900s as a bedside rig. I think long time TH-900 readers will probably know that I've had my TH-900 cup swivels broken twice in less than a year's worth of owning these cans. I've been using my Signature DJ instead as a bedside rig.

 

 

 

As per PM. I commend Tokendog for attempting to answer your questions however I think they are difficult to answer objectively as it's all relative. I don't know if anyone can authoritatively answer you if the TH-900 has enough bass for electronic (for you).

 

Also, if I may be so bold to speak on behalf of the TH-900 fans here, the beauty of these headphones really has to do with its ability of presenting sound quality such as rendering of bass, clear airy smooth highs, open soundstage despite being a closed-back design, and 3D imaging; rather than just simplified to "bass quantity". I'm horrible with analogies but at the moment I can't resist throwing one out there - it's a difference of enjoying a nice glass of full bodied red wine, as opposed to just simply "will it give my head a buzz".


I don't know... I certainly am not using them as my bedside rig. But if I were, I don't think I would have a problem with it. I take great care of my things, and I haven't experience the "swivel" problems some of the earlier owners have had. Granted I haven't had mine for very long, but I use them daily, and nothing yet. I would venture to say, if one is always careful with their headphones, what really changes when you are in bed? Other than the obvious... biggrin.gif

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Well, I live in Asia, I am not sure abt them accepting returns. But I will ask. thx for all the input anyways
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post


I don't know... I certainly am not using them as my bedside rig. But if I were, I don't think I would have a problem with it. I take great care of my things, and I haven't experience the "swivel" problems some of the earlier owners have had. Granted I haven't had mine for very long, but I use them daily, and nothing yet. I would venture to say, if one is always careful with their headphones, what really changes when you are in bed? Other than the obvious... biggrin.gif

 

Well my bed broke too!! I've been sleeping on the couch for the past 2 weeks. Surprisingly not from the obvious tongue_smile.gif - it (the bed!!) was just old. So more accurately speaking my SigDJs have been my "couch-side" rig.

 

I actually do lie down with my head on my pillow when listening and doze off 1/2 the time - so when I see "bedside rig" I immediately think of that. However I guess most of you are actually sitting rather than lying down.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

When you guys say bedside rig, hope you don't mean literally. I have fear of breaking my TH-900s as a bedside rig. I think long time TH-900 readers will probably know that I've had my TH-900 cup swivels broken twice in less than a year's worth of owning these cans. I've been using my Signature DJ instead as a bedside rig.



As per PM. I commend Tokendog for attempting to answer your questions however I think they are difficult to answer objectively as it's all relative. I don't know if anyone can authoritatively answer you if the TH-900 has enough bass for electronic (for you).

Also, if I may be so bold to speak on behalf of the TH-900 fans here, the beauty of these headphones really has to do with its ability of presenting sound quality such as rendering of bass, clear airy smooth highs, open soundstage despite being a closed-back design, and 3D imaging; rather than just simplified to "bass quantity". I'm horrible with analogies but at the moment I can't resist throwing one out there - it's a difference of enjoying a nice glass of full bodied red wine, as opposed to just simply "will it give my head a buzz".

Well, I'm worried because well, like for example when it tried the LCD-2, the clarity was really great with just right decay and soundstage and naturalness and the list of pros go on but when the bass comes in, it just becomes meh~. Well, I don't think anyone want to spend 2k on a pair of hps that doesn't fit their sonic signature. My question is not to question the th-900 sound quality but just to verify this SONIC SIGNATURE is to my liking. But anyways thanks for the input.
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


Well, I'm worried because well, like for example when it tried the LCD-2, the clarity was really great with just right decay and soundstage and naturalness and the list of pros go on but when the bass comes in, it just becomes meh~. Well, I don't think anyone want to spend 2k on a pair of hps that doesn't fit their sonic signature. My question is not to question the th-900 sound quality but just to verify this SONIC SIGNATURE is to my liking. But anyways thanks for the input.

 

I think at this point you probably just want someone to tell you what to buy so I've just done that on PM :D. If it doesn't suit you, sorry. The classifieds are there and they're highly active.

 

You are right no one wants to spend so much on something that doesn't suit them. But with little point of reference and little knowledge of what you like or what your priorities are, it's really not easy to advice. You're going to have to bite the bullet and take the risk with one. Audio isn't an exact science.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

I think at this point you probably just want someone to tell you what to buy so I've just done that on PM :D. If it doesn't suit you, sorry. The classifieds are there and they're highly active.

 

You are right no one wants to spend so much on something that doesn't suit them. But with little point of reference and little knowledge of what you like or what your priorities are, it's really not easy to advice. You're going to have to bite the bullet and take the risk with one. Audio isn't an exact science.

 

I read you. I am going to figure it out well step by step and hopefully get an answer.

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


Well, I'm worried because well, like for example when it tried the LCD-2, the clarity was really great with just right decay and soundstage and naturalness and the list of pros go on but when the bass comes in, it just becomes meh~. Well, I don't think anyone want to spend 2k on a pair of hps that doesn't fit their sonic signature. My question is not to question the th-900 sound quality but just to verify this SONIC SIGNATURE is to my liking. But anyways thanks for the input.


If electronic music is your main concern, I think the TH900 is one of the best cans for that genre. In my opinion, the TH900 squash the LCD-2 in the electronic genre enjoyability because there are many advantages: sound stage, bass quantity + quality, treble that the LCD-2 will never approach. The TH900 also gives you a sense of a sub-bass "rumble", something that all open-based cans cannot reproduce because of the inherent design. I believe that makes electronic music even more enjoyable.

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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


If electronic music is your main concern, I think the TH900 is one of the best cans for that genre. In my opinion, the TH900 squash the LCD-2 in the electronic genre enjoyability because there are many advantages: sound stage, bass quantity + quality, treble that the LCD-2 will never approach. The TH900 also gives you a sense of a sub-bass "rumble", something that all open-based cans cannot reproduce because of the inherent design. I believe that makes electronic music even more enjoyable.

 

Well, but you do know that electronic is more midbass oriented right? So you mean that the TH-900 have more midbass than the LCD-2, (Please say yes......) normal_smile%20.gif

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

 

I read you. I am going to figure it out well step by step and hopefully get an answer.

 

Actually, scratch what I said in PM. I don't know why I didn't think of this before. Don't buy anything. Try to organise a meet with your fellow peers in your local city. Those are probably one of the most invaluable experiences you may encounter with little to no financial investment but just time. It's not just about trying other members' headphones but the conversations would be enlightening too.

 

Need to run, but will PM you later.

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

 

Well, but you do know that electronic is more midbass oriented right? So you mean that the TH-900 have more midbass than the LCD-2, (Please say yes......) normal_smile%20.gif


Like AnakChan mentioned previously, it depends on the ears wink.gif. However, to me they do have more midbass and the overall bass has more life to it when compared to the LCD-2.

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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


If electronic music is your main concern, I think the TH900 is one of the best cans for that genre. In my opinion, the TH900 squash the LCD-2 in the electronic genre enjoyability because there are many advantages: sound stage, bass quantity + quality, treble that the LCD-2 will never approach. The TH900 also gives you a sense of a sub-bass "rumble", something that all open-based cans cannot reproduce because of the inherent design. I believe that makes electronic music even more enjoyable.

+1.. mid bass has even more noticeable thump than the XB1000s and those were basically speakers on the head (they were all for show though). 

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Not ALL for show. The XB1000s are ridiculous fun. :D

 

Going to +2 that though. I'd take 'em over an LCD 2 any day.

 

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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

+1.. mid bass has even more noticeable thump than the XB1000s and those were basically speakers on the head (they were all for show though). 

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A box from... PriceJapan came in today at the office.... gasp! 

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A box from... PriceJapan came in today at the office.... gasp! 

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