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I am a bit lazy, how much do these cans leak?
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I'm very very sorry if I offended some people. Because well. It would take a really Lon post to explain my situation. I was just making some enquiries cos well, just to understand more and know more. My apologies to this who are sensitive to apples vs oranges conparision

 

Don't be sorry, I think your question was valid. If you had asked what is best between TH900 with an amp VS LCD-2 from an iPhone, most likely everyone would have said TH900 + amp hands down. It's just that both your candidates works well so it comes down to your preferences in this given situation. How could you have known? That's what you were asking about! Both are good, it comes down to preference in this situation. :)

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The post you're referring to is a statement that one cannot label something 'better' than the other. Your comment is more along the lines of my second comment directly replying to myap, more specifically, the second point within that comment. I agree with your point, but I hope you can see what I meant in the post you were replying to. Further, I think you missed my point because I never said they can't be compared with. I was saying no one can say what is 'best' when it comes down to a lot of things that are more subjective and less measurable. beerchug.gif

 

Gotcha.  Better / best is subjective, unless you have objective measurements 

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Yeah, as a former R10 owner (for several years, multiple pairs), I have remarked to myself that the TH900s have a similar signature, more than any other phone,

and are in some ways nicer to me. 

How are they similar:

1. They emphasize liquidity along with excellent delimiting of images, with very precise (but not over-sharp) object boundaries.

2. Excellent layering (front to back, which I guess is redundant), so you can hear two, three, and even more planes of sound.

3. A mix of delicacy and impact, and here the TH900s have more impact, but just the right amount.

4. An intimate, not cavernous sound area, but not compressed or miniaturized.

5. It may sound silly, but an organic impression, you can sort of "hear" their organic material makeup.

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Haven't read though whole thread so sorry if it's been mentioned already. But do any owners  use the TH900 primarily when listening to western Classical music ( all styles/periods) .

As this is my preferred type of music. I'd be interested to hear from those who prefer the TH900 (and why) to the more commonly mentioned Classical music favored Phones such as Sennheiser HD800,  BeyerDynamic's model ?, Most electrostatics.

Thanks.

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Haven't read though whole thread so sorry if it's been mentioned already. But do any owners  use the TH900 primarily when listening to western Classical music ( all styles/periods) .

As this is my preferred type of music. I'd be interested to hear from those who prefer the TH900 (and why) to the more commonly mentioned Classical music favored Phones such as Sennheiser HD800,  BeyerDynamic's model ?, Most electrostatics.

Thanks.

Wow!! A 2001 HF member (aside from Jude). This is a treat!

 

Out of curiosity, what's western Classical music? Do you mean European?

 

I can't compare against the HD800 or Beyers as I don't own those but I do have the Stax SR-009. As much as I like to praise the TH-900s, I'm going to say for classical music, I'd opt for the SR-009 still as it seems to give me the sense of space, air & finesse more so than the TH-900's. However listening to pop (mainly 80's/90's), I find the TH-900's give me more toe tapping fun and enjoyment.

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Haven't read though whole thread so sorry if it's been mentioned already. But do any owners  use the TH900 primarily when listening to western Classical music ( all styles/periods) .

As this is my preferred type of music. I'd be interested to hear from those who prefer the TH900 (and why) to the more commonly mentioned Classical music favored Phones such as Sennheiser HD800,  BeyerDynamic's model ?, Most electrostatics.

Thanks.

Wow, you have less than 1 post / year. Amazing.

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Wow, you have less than 1 post / year. Amazing.

I wasn't going to respond to that until next year but what the heck ! :) 

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Wow!! A 2001 HF member (aside from Jude). This is a treat!

 

Out of curiosity, what's western Classical music? Do you mean European?

 

 

Hello AnakChan ,yes I was really into headphone listening big time from the late 80's to early 2000's then  got married  and listened only through speakers. I'm now  back to wanting to listen through mainly though headphones, for various reasons.. (  but Im still happily married!) 

 

 As to your question regarding Western Classical music. Not just European. I guess most people would put Aaron Copland for example in that category. 

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I wasn't going to respond to that until next year but what the heck ! smily_headphones1.gif 

Another local, welcome back! Live in Gresham but work in the Couve.biggrin.gif
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Phil we have a Seattle meet this Saturday, want to join us? More details in the thread in my signature.

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Hello AnakChan ,yes I was really into headphone listening big time from the late 80's to early 2000's then  got married  and listened only through speakers. I'm now  back to wanting to listen through mainly though headphones, for various reasons.. (  but Im still happily married!) 

 

 As to your question regarding Western Classical music. Not just European. I guess most people would put Aaron Copland for example in that category. 

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Originally Posted by Phil View Post

Haven't read though whole thread so sorry if it's been mentioned already. But do any owners  use the TH900 primarily when listening to western Classical music ( all styles/periods) .

As this is my preferred type of music. I'd be interested to hear from those who prefer the TH900 (and why) to the more commonly mentioned Classical music favored Phones such as Sennheiser HD800,  BeyerDynamic's model ?, Most electrostatics.

Thanks.


As AnakChan has mentioned, the Stax SR-009 is basically superior to the TH-900 in classicial music renditions (and about everything else except for electronica and hard rock). I listen to a lot of romantic classical and modern, ranging from Beethoven to Saint-Saens, and sound tracks made by Hans Zimmer. Everytime I reach for the Stax SR-009 because the clarity and the transparency are second to none. This also includes other genres such as acoustic, and anything with intimate vocals.

 

On the other hand, the TH-900 does everything well but not excellent like the SR-009. If I didn't own the STAX, I would've been satisfied with the Fostex.

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Another local, welcome back! Live in Gresham but work in the Couve.biggrin.gif

Ha, you do it the right way around( you know why!) I on the other hand live in the Couve but work in Portland. ( I'm really from England. But thats another story)

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Phil we have a Seattle meet this Saturday, want to join us? More details in the thread in my signature.

Thanks for the invite. I unfortunately work Saturdays but I'll see if I can get the day off ( I'll PM you for details if so)

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As AnakChan has mentioned, the Stax SR-009 is basically superior to the TH-900 in classicial music renditions (and about everything else except for electronica and hard rock). I listen to a lot of romantic classical and modern, ranging from Beethoven to Saint-Saens, and sound tracks made by Hans Zimmer. Everytime I reach for the Stax SR-009 because the clarity and the transparency are second to none. This also includes other genres such as acoustic, and anything with intimate vocals.

 

On the other hand, the TH-900 does everything well but not excellent like the SR-009. If I didn't own the STAX, I would've been satisfied with the Fostex.

Thanks Duke, SR-009s are of course a lot more dosh and out of my budget. The 007mkII or SR507s are within it though.

I recently listened to the Koss esp950;s and really liked them.

However various reliability and ergonomic issue have made me looking elsewhere.

I would have liked a bit more body and weight to piano recordings which has lead me to consider the dynamic closed back woody TH900's ( I still remember the experience of hearing the Sony R10's back in the late 80's and loving it!)

( by the way my only headphones I currently  own are the Ety ER4S which I've had for ever  ... or at least as long as they've been available)

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