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Does TH900 sit on your head better than Sennheiser HD800 ?

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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Does TH900 sit on your head better than Sennheiser HD800 ?

Do you mean for comfort or stable wise?

 

Personally with the little time I've had with the HD800, I think the HD800s are more comfortable in being lighter, but prefer the pads of the TH900s. For stability HD800s no question, you would never dance or rock out with the TH900s, I'm always thinking there going to fall off my head which has happened once, lucky backwards


Edited by Gandah - 6/9/13 at 6:13am
post #4563 of 7942
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Does TH900 sit on your head better than Sennheiser HD800 ?

 

Although both headphones are very comfortable, I prefer the TH900's comfort by a small margin because the way it rests on your head and covers your ears feels more natural and cozy.

post #4564 of 7942

Both comfort and stability.  Not that I shake my head a lot.  

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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Does TH900 sit on your head better than Sennheiser HD800 ?

 

Whoooo, that's a hard one. I think I agree with songmic. Comfort wise, they are a little different, both extremely comfortable. I could go either way depending on my mood. Stability wise, HD800 wins, not by a lot, but it definitely wins. They feel very secure on my head. If for some reason I am moving around a lot while listening to TH900, I am very aware of my actions and make sure I'm not going to let them fall off my head, which they could, given the right (or wrong) move. 


Edited by SoundFreaq - 6/9/13 at 7:01pm
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Not to change the subject, sadly ive only worn the HD800 for less than an hour, so i cant give my input. 

 

 

What do you guys think of the Gilmore Lite as an amp for the TH900s? 

 

Since the GS-X seems to work so well would the lower end dynalo also perform well? 

post #4567 of 7942

A pic of the original TH900 pad off:

 

A pic of the Lawton pads on the TH900, with the original pad to the left of the headphones:

 

I have the impression that the Lawton pads are changing the sound such that it removes the "liveliness" of the upper mid range and, hence, sounds a bit subdued or muted to me.

 

My upstream gear (MBP 13" Retina, via MOG -> Audioquest Dragonfly -> TH900):

(Sorry for the dark photo, too lazy to do any adjustments right now.)

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Someone try the TH900 with the Mjolnir ?
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Originally Posted by Ony38 View Post

Someone try the TH900 with the Mjolnir ?


No single ended and TH900 is a low impedance Headphone so not recommended


Edited by Gandah - 6/16/13 at 12:12am
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I already use my Mjolnir with low impedance headphones like Grado and a Denon D600
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I recently purchased an Eximus DP1 to pair with my TH900's.  As this is my first step towards a high-end system it is difficult for me to speak with authority, but I will do my best.   I would say that the pairing is truly fantastic as the DP1's more forward mid presentation addresses the slightly recessed mids of the TH900s.  I have found myself staying up till 3am most nights as I cannot stop listening to my music collection.  The DP1 compliments the soundstage of the TH900's by giving each instrument its own space and the imaging is really well defined.  In Daft Punk's - Giorgio by Moroder (88kHz/24bit) the bass is soul shatteringly good.  The TH900's just seem to laugh at every bass test track I put them against and this song shows how they can deliver serious bass and not lose clarity in complex passages of music; things are nice and tight.  I have also found that the highs are very well controlled with the DP1, which has meant that some tracks that I have previously found a bit harsh are now smooth all the way to the top and sibilant tracks are tamed.  When it comes to details I would say this: I have a particular favorite album that I have listened to countless times over the last 14 years but through this setup I am hearing things that I have never heard before and the music has a much greater depth that for me it was like I was listening to it for the first time.

 

To sum up I would say this is a really solid paring that counteracts the slightly recessed mids of the TH900's and results in a spacious, euphonic sound with tight bass that will rattle your ancestors.

 

(MBP >> DP1 >> TH900)

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Originally Posted by Ony38 View Post

I already use my Mjolnir with low impedance headphones like Grado and a Denon D600

 

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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post

Has anyone tried the Schitt Mjolnir + Gungnir combo on the TH-900? For 2 separate units, it seems like a good deal. Otherwise, I might have to increase my budget to $3k excluding headphones for AIO or separate units.

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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

Seriously, don't! Not only does Mjolnir lack singled-ended outputs (meaning you'll have to recable the TH900 which will cost you more money since the TH900's wire is not detachable and probably reduce its resale value in the future), Mjolnir's high power output is overkill for such sensitive headphones and may actually introduce noise or other sonic flaws, not to mention the danger of damaging those expensive cans. Do yourself a favor and look for something else.

I've never used the Schitt Mjolnir, so don't know for sure, however with what I've read on this thread and others is the Mjolnir is a very powerful amp and it's not a good idea to run low impedance headphones. as I said not 100% sure


Edited by Gandah - 6/16/13 at 2:43am
post #4573 of 7942
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

I recently purchased an Eximus DP1 to pair with my TH900's.  As this is my first step towards a high-end system it is difficult for me to speak with authority, but I will do my best.   I would say that the pairing is truly fantastic as the DP1's more forward mid presentation addresses the slightly recessed mids of the TH900s.  I have found myself staying up till 3am most nights as I cannot stop listening to my music collection.  The DP1 compliments the soundstage of the TH900's by giving each instrument its own space and the imaging is really well defined.  In Daft Punk's - Giorgio by Moroder (88kHz/24bit) the bass is soul shatteringly good.  The TH900's just seem to laugh at every bass test track I put them against and this song shows how they can deliver serious bass and not lose clarity in complex passages of music; things are nice and tight.  I have also found that the highs are very well controlled with the DP1, which has meant that some tracks that I have previously found a bit harsh are now smooth all the way to the top and sibilant tracks are tamed.  When it comes to details I would say this: I have a particular favorite album that I have listened to countless times over the last 14 years but through this setup I am hearing things that I have never heard before and the music has a much greater depth that for me it was like I was listening to it for the first time.

 

To sum up I would say this is a really solid paring that counteracts the slightly recessed mids of the TH900's and results in a spacious, euphonic sound with tight bass that will rattle your ancestors.

 

(MBP >> DP1 >> TH900)

 

The DP1 is an exceptional pairing with the TH900, no doubt. beerchug.gif

post #4574 of 7942

Just to add I copied this off Schitt website:

 

High Power for Any Headphones
High-gain amps can be noisy. This doesn't matter for low-efficiency orthodynamics, but if you have, say, Denons, it may not be ideal. Mjolnir delivers both 8W RMS per channel, and exceptionally low noise.

post #4575 of 7942

Good grab Gandah....  In this case Denon = Fostex (TH900) no?

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