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post #4006 of 6846

It's very delicate but completely safe to travel with I'd say in a Pelican case.

 

The soft bag would protect the finish but they're extremely delicate when it comes to the headband. I'd recommend again anything but a Pelican case or hard case of some sort.

 

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Originally Posted by kodyaudio View Post

Question, how is the red finish holding up to wear and tear on the th900's? If purchased, I would take them traveling, take them to the office, I'm fine with taking a larger set of headphones around because of the quality...

But I am concerned the finish is just not going to be durable..

Has someone used them like this, traveled with them? Yes I could place them in a big foam lined box... But would they be fine is a soft bag? Or am I nuts for even pondering this?
post #4007 of 6846
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Originally Posted by kodyaudio View Post

Question, how is the red finish holding up to wear and tear on the th900's? If purchased, I would take them traveling, take them to the office, I'm fine with taking a larger set of headphones around because of the quality...

But I am concerned the finish is just not going to be durable..

Has someone used them like this, traveled with them? Yes I could place them in a big foam lined box... But would they be fine is a soft bag? Or am I nuts for even pondering this?

I wouldn't, they'll get dinged and scratched for sure. I use the TH600s as a travel set and they seem much more suitable.
post #4008 of 6846
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Originally Posted by kodyaudio View Post

Question, how is the red finish holding up to wear and tear on the th900's? If purchased, I would take them traveling, take them to the office, I'm fine with taking a larger set of headphones around because of the quality...

But I am concerned the finish is just not going to be durable..

Has someone used them like this, traveled with them? Yes I could place them in a big foam lined box... But would they be fine is a soft bag? Or am I nuts for even pondering this?

 

I would say you should be fine with a well-padded case, like Morbid's suggestion of the Pelican case. The headband and hinges are quite fragile compared to your typical traveling/portable headphones such as the Ultrasone Signature Pros. If you were looking for something to travel with you might want to look into the Signature Pro or DJ offerings from Ultrasone, as they are more marketed for portable/on-the-go use than the Fostex TH-900. The sound quality is comparable, but the TH-900 are better.

post #4009 of 6846

I would rather worry about the one screw holding the cups to the headband. I think the finish will do fine if you handle the cans carefully..

post #4010 of 6846
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Originally Posted by Helstar View Post

I would rather worry about the one screw holding the cups to the headband. I think the finish will do fine if you handle the cans carefully..

 

+1. I've not had any scratches on the Urushi cups but I've had the swivel screw break twice (once per cup) last year. Here's a linky of my TH-900 in a Pelican 1400 case :-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/1695#post_8656701

post #4011 of 6846
Quote:
Originally Posted by kodyaudio View Post

Question, how is the red finish holding up to wear and tear on the th900's? If purchased, I would take them traveling, take them to the office, I'm fine with taking a larger set of headphones around because of the quality...

But I am concerned the finish is just not going to be durable..

Has someone used them like this, traveled with them? Yes I could place them in a big foam lined box... But would they be fine is a soft bag? Or am I nuts for even pondering this?

Had mine for three months now and they're like brand new still. That said, I would never travel with them. Got my Sennheiser Momentums for that.

post #4012 of 6846
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Originally Posted by kodyaudio View Post

Question, how is the red finish holding up to wear and tear on the th900's? If purchased, I would take them traveling, take them to the office, I'm fine with taking a larger set of headphones around because of the quality...

But I am concerned the finish is just not going to be durable..

Has someone used them like this, traveled with them? Yes I could place them in a big foam lined box... But would they be fine is a soft bag? Or am I nuts for even pondering this?

Just my 2 cents' worth: I have owned many urushi lacquer fountain pens over the years; with normal use this is a very durable material in my experience, surviving the bumps, drops and klutziness that I can subject it to without any appreciable damage. Yes, it can scratch if you really try (don't!) but I haven't done it yet and I have subjected one or two of my collection to accidents that definitely would have scratched even a durable ordinary wood finish. 

 

In any event, the Pelican case is a good idea, more to protect the somewhat fragile cup/headband nexus than anything else. The Pelican 1400 suggested by a previous post fits.

 

As a final note the urushi cups on the TH900 are nice, but not as pretty nor as nuanced as that of a Nakaya pen. You can look at www.nibs.com or www.nakaya.org for some examples of these pens but the pictures really don't do them justice-- in particular the aka-tamenuri (dark reddish-red) is stunning in person.

post #4013 of 6846

is this this a similar screw problem reported with the dennons?

 

and

 

Does anyone know if the 600's are sturdier or same exact design?

post #4014 of 6846

Same problem and same design.

 

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Originally Posted by kodyaudio View Post

is this this a similar screw problem reported with the dennons?

 

and

 

Does anyone know if the 600's are sturdier or same exact design?

post #4015 of 6846

Not as good as a Pelican case, but I find the large Hippocase to be pretty good with the TH900.  I use it when I need to bring it into stores for audition etc.

 

It is a reasonably hard case.  So as long as you don't push too hard or put something really heavy on it, it should be able to hold quite well.  I probably would put it in luggage, but for casual travel to and from office etc, it should do the job.

post #4016 of 6846
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Originally Posted by 711er View Post

anyone ordered the limited edition??

i really really wanted one, but I couldnt wait so I got a normal already

Link?

 

Have not read anything about a LE TH-900.

post #4017 of 6846
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Originally Posted by 711er View Post

anyone ordered the limited edition??

i really really wanted one, but I couldnt wait so I got a normal already


Read below.


Edited by dukeskd - 4/22/13 at 12:37pm
post #4018 of 6846
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Originally Posted by HideousPride View Post

Link?

 

Have not read anything about a LE TH-900.

 

Google TH900 Suara

post #4019 of 6846
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Originally Posted by En_R View Post

 

Google TH900 Suara


Wow, Never seen that before. However, is it just a graphic difference?

post #4020 of 6846
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


Wow, Never seen that before. However, is it just a graphic difference?

 

The innards are exactly the same as a normal TH900. Just special cups to commemorate Suara's (a Japanese singer) last tour.

 

I think it looks ugly =P

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