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Thanks for sharing!!
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

I have them on right now, listening to some awesome hollywood themes. Epic!

My 7-year old is sleeping soundly beside me. Whatever sound is leaking does not seem to bother him at all. The T1 in my opinion leaks more, but of course it will, as it is semi open.

What I'm saying is, yes they leak, as most headphones will do closed or not. The amount of leakage will be based on seal and volume. The amount of inconvenience to others will depend on their tolerance for noise. The TH900s for me are good enough that I am willing to come to a compromise about how lound I listen and how much noise those around me can tolerate. I personally can't give up this pair just because someone in my house can't handle a little ambient noise. If the headphone was not that good, probably yes. When it is this good? Heck no!

Of course this is all coming from my perspective, and the particular set of circumstances I find myself in. Lucky me, I guess, that others around me are willing to compromise too.


Just bought a pair (from Greed) and found out last night they leak quite a bit.  Had them on reading while my wife was watching some reality TV and she waves over me - "good song.  Is that John Mayer? (which it was)"........................LOL

 

These scale very well with good material/sources as you all already know.  With a CD player feeding the vintage Kenwood they sound amazing. 

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Time to get her own pair , enjoy !!

I listen low so others can hardly hear unless they are invading my space smily_headphones1.gif
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So read most of this thread but didn't see one thing - has ANYONE done the Lawton damping mods to their TH900?

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So read most of this thread but didn't see one thing - has ANYONE done the Lawton damping mods to their TH900?

 

You cray :tongue:

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You cray :tongue:


LOL..................just curious if anyone had!   :D 

 

I was looking at Lawton audio site and he has cups for sale for the TH900 that are exhibition grade...............um, the stock ones are nicer!  I can see doing the damping, but changing the cups???? 

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I was interested in the pads at one point. 

 

The stock pads and the headband look a bit fragile - easy to scuff and tear. Maybe when the stock pads wear out, I will try the Lawton pads. Or not. hehehe. 

 

Looked at the cups. Stock ones are waaaaaay nicer looking. 

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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post
 

I was interested in the pads at one point. 

 

The stock pads and the headband look a bit fragile - easy to scuff and tear. Maybe when the stock pads wear out, I will try the Lawton pads. Or not. hehehe. 

 

Looked at the cups. Stock ones are waaaaaay nicer looking. 


Heck yes they are!  I can't imagine trying to upsell even a nice Cocobolo cup compared to the stocker! 

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I would be very careful about the damping mod as I don't know if it's reversible.  Nothing against Lawton as their cups are beautiful but they weren't damped by Fostex for a reason.

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I would be very careful about the damping mod as I don't know if it's reversible.  Nothing against Lawton as their cups are beautiful but they weren't damped by Fostex for a reason.

What is there to damp? just curious.

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I would be very careful about the damping mod as I don't know if it's reversible.  Nothing against Lawton as their cups are beautiful but they weren't damped by Fostex for a reason.

Well, I have experienced the before and after on a Denon D7000 with wood cups and the difference was stark. Very big improvement.

And Fostex didn't damp them stock either so there is a possible gain even on the TH900, which for all intents is very close to a D7000. May seem crazy to some but I know what I heard stock and damped. Cup change from the stock TH900 seems like very little gain, but the damping I think may be worth it.

So has anyone done it or am I going to be the first? biggrin.gif
Edited by Oregonian - 11/26/13 at 5:57pm
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

What is there to damp? just curious.

Both the driver and the cups. Check out Lawton Audio website, it has a lot of info on what is done and entails.
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Well, I have experienced the before and after on a Denon D7000 with wood cups and the difference was stark. Very big improvement.

And Fostex didn't damp them stock either so there is a possible gain even on the TH900, which for all intents is very close to a D7000. May seem crazy to some but I know what I heard stock and damped. Cup change from the stock TH900 seems like very little gain, but the damping I think may be worth it.

So has anyone done it or am I going to be the first? biggrin.gif


If you're comfortable with it then that's all that matters.


Edited by germay0653 - 11/26/13 at 9:14pm
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Both the driver and the cups. Check out Lawton Audio website, it has a lot of info on what is done and entails.

maybe I'm just not familiar with the jargon.  Damp what?  The treble?  Please explain.  Thanks

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maybe I'm just not familiar with the jargon.  Damp what?  The treble?  Please explain.  Thanks

No, they actually apply damping material, dynamat like, to the cups and to parts of the driver basket itself.

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