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post #4426 of 7815
Can you guys describe the burn in differences? I have a pair of th600 with about 60 hrs on them. The sound has really opened up, but there is still sibilance present.

Btw the headphones took a dive in sound quality around the 20 hr mark with a closed sound and very plummy bass. The extra 30 hrs did wonders.

I am driving the th600 with AE Nighthawk. I had a burson Soloist with Audeze lcd3 for a week long home audition prior to the Fostex. Let me say that combo was just sooooo thick and slow sounding. Boring summed it up. My stax combo of 404le and woo ges( cheaper than than Audeze burson combo) was just so much faster cleaner musical.

The Fostex AE combo much better than the Audeze. If I can just get rid of the sibilance!!!!!
post #4427 of 7815
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Originally Posted by Leicachamp View Post

Can you guys describe the burn in differences? I have a pair of th600 with about 60 hrs on them. The sound has really opened up, but there is still sibilance present.

Btw the headphones took a dive in sound quality around the 20 hr mark with a closed sound and very plummy bass. The extra 30 hrs did wonders.

I am driving the th600 with AE Nighthawk. I had a burson Soloist with Audeze lcd3 for a week long home audition prior to the Fostex. Let me say that combo was just sooooo thick and slow sounding. Boring summed it up. My stax combo of 404le and woo ges( cheaper than than Audeze burson combo) was just so much faster cleaner musical.

The Fostex AE combo much better than the Audeze. If I can just get rid of the sibilance!!!!!

Maybe a TH-600 thread would be a better place to ask?

post #4428 of 7815

Hi, im getting either the TH-600 or TH-900, because my HE-400 have too little bass.

Which one do you recommend? Is it true that you pay way more for the fancy woodwork on the TH-900 than you do for sound?

 

link to a thread about the topic: http://www.head-fi.org/t/664825/fostex-th-900-th-600-or-lcd-2-for-basshead-with-sample-playlist

post #4429 of 7815
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Originally Posted by taleniekov View Post

Hi, im getting either the TH-600 or TH-900, because my HE-400 have too little bass.

Which one do you recommend? Is it true that you pay way more for the fancy woodwork on the TH-900 than you do for sound?

 

link to a thread about the topic: http://www.head-fi.org/t/664825/fostex-th-900-th-600-or-lcd-2-for-basshead-with-sample-playlist

The differences is not just cosmetic alone..... the TH900 driver is a 1.5 Tesla "15,000 gauss" magnetic flux, and the cord is made of 7N grade "99.99999%" OFC vs TH600 driver 1 Tesla, cord 6N grade.

 

I still haven't heard the TH600s for myself, however many reviews that compare the two HPs prefer the SQ of the TH900.

 

Mate, what amp will you be using with the Fostex HPs?

post #4430 of 7815
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The differences is not just cosmetic alone..... the TH900 driver is a 1.5 Tesla "15,000 gauss" magnetic flux, and the cord is made of 7N grade "99.99999%" OFC vs TH600 driver 1 Tesla, cord 6N grade.

 

I still haven't heard the TH600s for myself, however many reviews that compare the two HPs prefer the SQ of the TH900.

 

Mate, what amp will you be using with the Fostex HPs?

 

They also say the V shape signature is more pronounced on the TH-900. As a result, some may prefer the 600s overall for their more linear balance wink.gif

 

The HE-400 too little bass? Hum... you might need to go in the LCD-2 or 3 category to get what your after.

Unless you're all about quantity more than quality, in this case the old Denon Dx000 line might be more suited?

post #4431 of 7815

Went and ordered a pair from pricejapan. 

 

Not happy tho, my paypal wouldnt let me send 153,000 yen so i had to get him to invoice me. In that time the conversion rate went down so i had to pay an extra £50. FML paypal :P

post #4432 of 7815
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Originally Posted by taleniekov View Post

Hi, im getting either the TH-600 or TH-900, because my HE-400 have too little bass.

Which one do you recommend? Is it true that you pay way more for the fancy woodwork on the TH-900 than you do for sound?

 

link to a thread about the topic: http://www.head-fi.org/t/664825/fostex-th-900-th-600-or-lcd-2-for-basshead-with-sample-playlist

 

If you think the HE-400 has too little bass, than you are a serious basshead to the point that the Fostex might not even be enough bass. On the other hand, the HE-400 has a wonky sound signature with flabby bass, and quite a bit of mid-bass bloom. It is what I would consider a polite basshead headphone. If you are looking for more quantity of bass, I would look at getting a pair of old Denon D5K's or trying the new line with the D7100. You could also look at the M100 and Ultrasone Sig DJ's. 

 

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

 

They also say the V shape signature is more pronounced on the TH-900. As a result, some may prefer the 600s overall for their more linear balance wink.gif

 

The HE-400 too little bass? Hum... you might need to go in the LCD-2 or 3 category to get what your after.

Unless you're all about quantity more than quality, in this case the old Denon Dx000 line might be more suited?

 

I would consider the TH-900 to have more of a U-Shape sound signature, but in all honesty, the mids aren't THAT recessed. The bass is quite linear, and the treble is not overly bright, or harsh (meaning no spikes, that I have heard). 

post #4433 of 7815

I listened my Melanie greatest hits album yesterday on my TH900s and it's heaven on earth: powerful/tuneful/not overwhelming bass, as much bass as you would ever want of fine quality,

nice sweet well-rounded mids with no grain but very good detail and soaring highs.

I am really not aware of mid range recess at all, maybe it seems that way because the bass is strong, but it's not like things get lost in the bass.

I've sold a lot of phones, but these are keepers. Very comfortable and light too for icing on the cake. A very worthwhile purchase and worth every penny.

They hold up relatively well with modest amps (solid state or tube). They are not super detailed like Stax 009s but they are the eminently musical and

also deal well with lesser quality recordings.

They are kind of in the camp of HE500s for being forgiving, but they images are much more palpable and well defined and are overall a much more real experience

and IMHO much superior overall.


Edited by rgs9200m - 5/23/13 at 9:58am
post #4434 of 7815
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Originally Posted by Gandah View Post

The differences is not just cosmetic alone..... the TH900 driver is a 1.5 Tesla "15,000 gauss" magnetic flux, and the cord is made of 7N grade "99.99999%" OFC vs TH600 driver 1 Tesla, cord 6N grade.

 

I still haven't heard the TH600s for myself, however many reviews that compare the two HPs prefer the SQ of the TH900.

 

Mate, what amp will you be using with the Fostex HPs?

 

Schiit Modi/Magni at first.. Probably upgrading later (not for a while though)

post #4435 of 7815
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Originally Posted by taleniekov View Post

 

Schiit Modi/Magni at first.. Probably upgrading later (not for a while though)


Ok, well the real question is are you definitely going to upgrade to a better amp? because if you don't upgrade I would say save your money and go with the TH600 or even LCD-2.

 

The Schiit Modi/Magni combo is great value for money no question, but paired with TH900 is a tad overkill if you decide to stay with this combo

post #4436 of 7815

When I'm ready, I've decided the next headphone I'll be getting is the TH-900. I heard it last year at an head-fi meeting and was very impressed with it, although I don't know what amp was being used. The amp I'd be using it with is the GS-Xmk2, so I'd be expecting them to sound very good with that amp. Apart from sounding very good, one of the other reasons why I'll eventually be going for the TH-900, is because I've already got the SR-009's and HD-600's which are both open headphones, and as we know the TH-900 is closed.

 

Does anyone know if the TH-900 is only available with the red coloured cups, or can they be got in black ?

post #4437 of 7815
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

When I'm ready, I've decided the next headphone I'll be getting is the TH-900. I heard it last year at an head-fi meeting and was very impressed with it, although I don't know what amp was being used. The amp I'd be using it with is the GS-Xmk2, so I'd be expecting them to sound very good with that amp. Apart from sounding very good, one of the other reasons why I'll eventually be going for the TH-900, is because I've already got the SR-009's and HD-600's which are both open headphones, and as we know the TH-900 is closed.

 

Does anyone know if the TH-900 is only available with the red coloured cups, or can they be got in black ?

 

I believe the TH900 will make a great complement to your current system of SR-009, because it has that touch of blissful euphony that the SR-009 lacks.

Only red colored cups for the TH900. Black cups are TH600.


Edited by songmic - 5/24/13 at 3:47am
post #4438 of 7815
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

I believe the TH900 will make a great complement to your current system of SR-009, because it has that touch of blissful euphony that the SR-009 lacks.

Only red colored cups for the TH900. Black cups are TH600.

 

Thank you for that.

post #4439 of 7815
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

When I'm ready, I've decided the next headphone I'll be getting is the TH-900. I heard it last year at an head-fi meeting and was very impressed with it, although I don't know what amp was being used. The amp I'd be using it with is the GS-Xmk2, so I'd be expecting them to sound very good with that amp. Apart from sounding very good, one of the other reasons why I'll eventually be going for the TH-900, is because I've already got the SR-009's and HD-600's which are both open headphones, and as we know the TH-900 is closed.

The GS-X mk2>TH900 combo is a awesome pairing, but hey you could call me biased as this is the setup I personally use, and I'm not alone Darryl aka preproman also really likes this combo, however he has said he prefers the GSX>HD800 slightly more

post #4440 of 7815
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Thank you for that.

Check the Mark Lawton website. They may have optional cups in their offerings. That is if, after shelling out almost $2K large you don't mind tearing into these. biggrin.gif
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