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post #5386 of 7549

DG, have you considered the Sony MDR-1 it's a full size over the ear portable HP, pretty good impressions and reviews. there at the top of my portable audition list


Edited by Gandah - 9/10/13 at 7:28pm
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DG, have you considered the Sony MDR-1 it's a full size over the ear portable HP, pretty good impressions and reviews. there at the top of my portable audition list

 

In case some missed this, here's a comparative review/blog I wrote with my search for a great pair of portable headphones:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/672743/comparisons-psb-m4u2-momentum-mdr-1r-qc15-beats-executive-dt1350-ue9000-beats-studio-2013-kef-m500-and-skullcandy-aviators

post #5388 of 7549
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

In case some missed this, here's a comparative review/blog I wrote with my search for a great pair of portable headphones:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/672743/comparisons-psb-m4u2-momentum-mdr-1r-qc15-beats-executive-dt1350-ue9000-beats-studio-2013-kef-m500-and-skullcandy-aviators

Cheers, nice write-up man :beerchug:

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Cheers, nice write-up man :beerchug:

 

Thanks!

post #5390 of 7549

Committed to the TH900. Will be getting it recabled before it's in my hands.

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GG welcome to the TH-900 club.
post #5392 of 7549
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GG welcome to the TH-900 club.
... So are we going to get a review of your upgraded amp Anak? wink.gif
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... So are we going to get a review of your upgraded amp Anak? wink.gif
Hahaha! If I do, it'll be in the Zana Deux thread rather than the TH-900 since it's the ZD that was modded for the TH-900. Speaking of which (after last weekends fiasco), I should hopefully & finally pick up the ZD this weekend.
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Hahaha! If I do, it'll be in the Zana Deux thread rather than the TH-900 since it's the ZD that was modded for the TH-900. Speaking of which (after last weekends fiasco), I should hopefully & finally pick up the ZD this weekend.

This sounds intriguing already...
post #5395 of 7549
The TH-900 sounds very nice with the ZD.

Though i think i prefer other amps with Th-900, i like my TH-900s to be fun and bassy rather than open and linear sounding
post #5396 of 7549
The TH900 still retains it's fun and bassy character on the ZDSE with the right tube. nearly rattled my eyeballs out of their sockets with a modern Sophia driver.

-Daniel
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The TH900 still retains it's fun and bassy character on the ZDSE with the right tube. nearly rattled my eyeballs out of their sockets with a modern Sophia driver.

-Daniel

 

Lol nice! 

:eek:

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Just to clarify, I'm sure you're aware of this but for the benefit of those who aren't, there is a difference between the ZDSE and the ZD and they're not completely synonymous. The ZD is the older version with a fixed output impedance of 12 ohm whilst the newer/current ZDSE has a 3 ohm/12 ohm Zout switch. I sent my ZD to a tech to mod it to make it into a ZDSE, with great thanks to Craig Urthus on what was need to bring down to 3 ohm.
 
The tech who's doing the work is further making some tweaks to bring out the most of this ZD(SE) variant to suit the TH-900 and last weekend we were just doing the finishing touches to trying different cap values for the negative feedback. Sadly I had to leave the shop prior to completion but let's just say that (after 2 months!) I'm pretty happy with the results. I don't think I can be more pleased with the overall configuration which seems to bring out the best out of my TH-900 for my tastes. I can't give any detailed impressions since it was tested with temporary alligator clips on the caps & resistors to try various values but the words "full and robust", and "holographic" presentation comes to mind.
 
Prior to the mod, the bass of the TH-900 from the headphone out of the Invicta sounded more correct in comparison to the ZD's 12 ohm Zout. After the mod, the ZD(SE) variant gives out a fullness bass and mids.
post #5399 of 7549

Has anyone try to use the CEntrance HIFI-M8 to drive the TH900? As the headphone out has different impedance options, I wonder how it sounds like with the 1 ohm output. :)

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Committed to the TH900. Will be getting it recabled before it's in my hands.

What brand of cable?
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