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post #5506 of 14257
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seductive's right. smily_headphones1.gif so the w3000anv's mids are more forward than the th900's?

I would say the mids are more open and occupy a larger space within the soundstage compared to the TH900...for one of the very first time I'm going to disagree with MH and say that I find the W3000ANV to have a bigger soundstage, more air and space. Although to me the TH900 has a slightly 'deeper' soundstage.
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I honestly do not want to bother with the LCD-XC. The same yoke and headband style will make it completely unideal for actual portability. The weight will be a bugger too. I bought my TH900 to use walking around, being able to hear my surroundings, maybe attract some attention, and as an alternative to cIEMs because cIEMs are the worst... I am quite interested in the LCDX but I'm tired of Audeze's sound now tbh. $1600 new = too much still. Must wait til second hands come rolling out on FS.

Part of me is asking whether I truly want a headphone heavier than the LCD-3s. :p

 

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seductive's right. smily_headphones1.gif so the w3000anv's mids are more forward than the th900's?

Mids are more forward, yes. Bass is rolled off in comparison and the imaging is smaller with the W3000ANVs. 

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I would say the mids are more open and occupy a larger space within the soundstage compared to the TH900...for one of the very first time I'm going to disagree with MH and say that I find the W3000ANV to have a bigger soundstage, more air and space. Although to me the TH900 has a slightly 'deeper' soundstage.

 

Sorry, but we're going to have to diverge here...but the imaging on the TH-900s rivals open headphones and demolishes every closed headphone I've heard/owned. That said, I primarily used both the W3000ANV and TH-900s on my GS-X, so that might play into the equation where the TH-900s scaled higher? Or not....

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just got my EF-6 a few hours ago. been listening for a hour orso, and i gotta say, i am extremely impressed with this combination already, what i noticed right away is how clean the sound is... i have never heard anything like it, there is no distortion whatsoever.

 

good for you.....

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good for you.....

 

yeah thank you man, and thanks for the advice you gave me a few weeks ago. do you actually use the EF-6 with your TH900's? or do you prefer your BHA-1?


Edited by fonna - 10/5/13 at 11:31am
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Hmm, just wondering if people found themselves listening to their TH-900 with a relatively loud volume compared to other headphones? Or perhaps it's because of the wonky (measured) FR and isolation that may give these a dark background?

 

Also, I've been considering the HD800 recently. Is either the HD800 or TH-900 relatively more fatiguing than the other? I've heard that the HD800 can be fatiguing because of brightness, but I find the TH-900 bright enough at times. (e.g late night listening, and being tired from work)


Edited by namaiki - 10/5/13 at 1:44pm
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Hmm, just wondering if people found themselves listening to their TH-900 with a relatively loud volume compared to other headphones? Or perhaps it's because of the wonky (measured) FR and isolation that may give these a dark background?

I can only speak for the TH-600, but yes, I found that I didn't enjoy listening to them unless the volume was way higher than normal.
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yeah thank you man, and thanks for the advice you gave me a few weeks ago. do you actually use the EF-6 with your TH900's? or do you prefer your BHA-1?

 

I prefer the BHA-1 just for the additional play with the volume....when I do use the EF-6 I use the reduced gain and use the computer volume to do the fine tuning....luck to you.....

post #5514 of 14257
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

Hmm, just wondering if people found themselves listening to their TH-900 with a relatively loud volume compared to other headphones? Or perhaps it's because of the wonky (measured) FR and isolation that may give these a dark background?

Also, I've been considering the HD800 recently. Is either the HD800 or TH-900 relatively more fatiguing than the other? I've heard that the HD800 can be fatiguing because of brightness, but I find the TH-900 bright enough at times. (e.g late night listening, and being tired from work)

Listening to louder volumes may be due to selecting the vocals or mids as reference, hence compensating the U shape with higher volumes to hear the same amount of vocals.
That said, while I enjoy the th900 at high volumes, listening to them at lower volumes for a while made my ears adjust.

If you find the TH900's treble "enough" I HIGLY recommend you do not go for the HD800. Oh the sibilants and fatigue... It's quite an acquired taste that you must also tame with high end gear. Anyone who claims you'll be fine with an amp like an O2 with the HD800 have never heard the HD800 at their best, they prefer a fatiguing thin sound, or their hearing is terrible.
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Listening to louder volumes may be due to selecting the vocals or mids as reference, hence compensating the U shape with higher volumes to hear the same amount of vocals.
That said, while I enjoy the th900 at high volumes, listening to them at lower volumes for a while made my ears adjust.

If you find the TH900's treble "enough" I HIGLY recommend you do not go for the HD800. Oh the sibilants and fatigue... It's quite an acquired taste that you must also tame with high end gear. Anyone who claims you'll be fine with an amp like an O2 with the HD800 have never heard the HD800 at their best, they prefer a fatiguing thin sound, or their hearing is terrible.

Well out of the th900, lcd3, and hd800 out of the hifiman 901, th900 actually gave me most treble energy. On my home rig on the audio-gd nfb28 or violectric v200/v800, the HD800 didn't really sound all that bright over the "king of darkness" LCD3. Not really sure if the HD800 was less bright on later production batches or what. I have had wanted to bring the the th900 home as I need a closed pair but the th900 relative treble aggressiveness and the scoped mids had held me back. Though I may still go for it for the impeccable lacquer finish. These babies just look stunning!
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Some mo pix in the sunlight. This is all I could do with an iPhone sorry.

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Edited by Girls Generation - 10/5/13 at 3:48pm
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love the pics man, keep them coming :bigsmile_face:

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love the pics man, keep them coming :bigsmile_face:

 

Wish I had my dslr

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Wish I had my dslr

 

GG 

 

They are nice pictures ..............

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GG 

 

They are nice pictures ..............

 

Thank you~ They would be better with some more DoF and detail. :(

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