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post #5821 of 7820
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Originally Posted by dynamics View Post


Lawton modded D7000 and TH900 don't sound the same at all.  I had the lawton modded D7000 and I wasn't impressed by the mod.  The only reason I got lawton pads was to replace the original ones, cause they were worn out.  Otherwise, I would have never bought the lawton pads as they are extremely overpriced and change the sound signature of the D7000.  The reason why I owned and loved the D7000 in the first place for so many years was because of its amazing sound quality and sound signature.  The lawton pads took out that joy and made the headphones somewhat boring and the sound like it was coming from inside a cave.  It had a weird effect.  I preferred the original pads over the lawton mods any day.

I just couldn't find the original pads anywhere to purchase so I was forced to buy the lawton pads.  I ended up selling the D7000 with the lawton pads and after selling them I found out where to buy the original pads.  But it was already too late by that time, cause they were gone to another owner.

But I'm glad I sold them, because I now own the TH900 and they are the greatest headphone I have ever owned.  I've tried a few 1k+ headphones and a lot of them were a huge disappointment.   The TH900 are a pair of headphones I do not regret spending my money on.  They are an absolute masterpiece from its design to its sound quality.  I'm actually surprised these headphones are not mentioned as one of the best headphones ever made open or closed.

Also, the TH900 are an improvement over the D7000 in every area modded or not modded.

TH900 bass is probably the best I have ever heard on any headphone.

Sounds like you are confusing Lawton pad replacement of your stock pads with the Lawton DAMPING mods. Totally different conversation. I agree the pads are overpriced and not worth the price which is why I have the Alpha pads on my D7000.
post #5822 of 7820

On another subject, 

 

has someone used/tested the  iFi products, and more particulary the iCAN with the TH900 or LCD ?

 

 


Edited by bmichels - 11/29/13 at 12:47am
post #5823 of 7820
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Originally Posted by dynamics View Post
 


Lawton modded D7000 and TH900 don't sound the same at all.  I had the lawton modded D7000 and I wasn't impressed by the mod.  The only reason I got lawton pads was to replace the original ones, cause they were worn out.  Otherwise, I would have never bought the lawton pads as they are extremely overpriced and change the sound signature of the D7000.  The reason why I owned and loved the D7000 in the first place for so many years was because of its amazing sound quality and sound signature.  The lawton pads took out that joy and made the headphones somewhat boring and the sound like it was coming from inside a cave.  It had a weird effect.  I preferred the original pads over the lawton mods any day.

 

I just couldn't find the original pads anywhere to purchase so I was forced to buy the lawton pads.  I ended up selling the D7000 with the lawton pads and after selling them I found out where to buy the original pads.  But it was already too late by that time, cause they were gone to another owner.

 

But I'm glad I sold them, because I now own the TH900 and they are the greatest headphone I have ever owned.  I've tried a few 1k+ headphones and a lot of them were a huge disappointment.   The TH900 are a pair of headphones I do not regret spending my money on.  They are an absolute masterpiece from its design to its sound quality.  I'm actually surprised these headphones are not mentioned as one of the best headphones ever made open or closed.

 

Also, the TH900 are an improvement over the D7000 in every area modded or not modded.

 

TH900 bass is probably the best I have ever heard on any headphone.

Nice impressions, I agree totally, other headphones like HD800, T1, and LCD-3 which are great HPs just don't really tick all the boxes for me like the TH900 do for sound signature and comfort

post #5824 of 7820
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Originally Posted by dynamics View Post
 


Lawton modded D7000 and TH900 don't sound the same at all.  I had the lawton modded D7000 and I wasn't impressed by the mod.  The only reason I got lawton pads was to replace the original ones, cause they were worn out.  Otherwise, I would have never bought the lawton pads as they are extremely overpriced and change the sound signature of the D7000.  The reason why I owned and loved the D7000 in the first place for so many years was because of its amazing sound quality and sound signature.  The lawton pads took out that joy and made the headphones somewhat boring and the sound like it was coming from inside a cave.  It had a weird effect.  I preferred the original pads over the lawton mods any day.

 

I just couldn't find the original pads anywhere to purchase so I was forced to buy the lawton pads.  I ended up selling the D7000 with the lawton pads and after selling them I found out where to buy the original pads.  But it was already too late by that time, cause they were gone to another owner.

 

But I'm glad I sold them, because I now own the TH900 and they are the greatest headphone I have ever owned.  I've tried a few 1k+ headphones and a lot of them were a huge disappointment.   The TH900 are a pair of headphones I do not regret spending my money on.  They are an absolute masterpiece from its design to its sound quality.  I'm actually surprised these headphones are not mentioned as one of the best headphones ever made open or closed.

 

Also, the TH900 are an improvement over the D7000 in every area modded or not modded.

 

TH900 bass is probably the best I have ever heard on any headphone.

 

i had lawton d7000 and they dont sound like anything u described. they sounded fun coherent and with well balanced bass. mine had stuffed pads though, not the lawton pads.  

 

the th-900 is a nice step up from the d7000 though

post #5825 of 7820

Hey... brave members of the TH900 community, the First FREE HD Download is available on LINN.  

 

There will offer one per day until Christmas, but...Hurry, each one is available for free only  24 hours...

 

 

 

 

post #5826 of 7820
HELP: before tomorow, End of the black friday promo I need to décide which IEM to buy to become my alternative " non Leaking " option to my TH900 that i love:

JH's ROXANE or 1plus2 ? !
post #5827 of 7820
To my ears, the 1Plus2 has more of the TH900 sound (although not exactly the same course) than the universal Roxannes I demo-ed. But comfort-wise, the Roxannes were more comfortable.
post #5828 of 7820

Thanks, I think I will plunge for the Rowane...

 

By the way, you should love today's free LINN download.

 

Plus it is available in various formats, from MP3, 16/44, 24/96 all the way up to 24/192, so we can use it to test t if we hear a difference depending on bits rate.

 

post #5829 of 7820
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Thanks, I think I will plunge for the Rowane...

 

By the way, you should love today's free LINN download.

 

Plus it is available in various formats, from MP3, 16/44, 24/96 all the way up to 24/192, so we can use it to test t if we hear a difference depending on bits rate.

 

great music!

Thanks

post #5830 of 7820
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Thanks, I think I will plunge for the Rowane...

 

By the way, you should love today's free LINN download.

 

Plus it is available in various formats, from MP3, 16/44, 24/96 all the way up to 24/192, so we can use it to test t if we hear a difference depending on bits rate.

 

 

Are you able to help me download Day 2 and 3? xD I missed those and only have Day 1 and 4...

 

Edit: Actually just Day 2, Day 3 is apparently still free to dl.


Edited by Girls Generation - 12/4/13 at 2:07am
post #5831 of 7820
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post
 

 

Are you able to help me download Day 2 and 3? xD I missed those and only have Day 1 and 4...

 

Edit: Actually just Day 2, Day 3 is apparently still free to dl.

 

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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post
 

 

Are you able to help me download Day 2 and 3? xD I missed those and only have Day 1 and 4...

 

Edit: Actually just Day 2, Day 3 is apparently still free to dl

 

YEP.  PM Sent...

post #5832 of 7820
took delivery of the th900 today. was bummed that the box was a bit beaten up but no signs of damage to the cans that I could see. they're beautiful cans - no surprises there.

maybe i wasn't in the right head space but can't say i was all that impressed with the sound. didn't have the clarity i was expecting from what I've seen here and the highs sounded a bit raw. and it felt like something was missing which i put down to the mids.

anyways, left them running for an hour and came back for another try. maybe i'd gotten out of my funk coz they sounded rich and organic - not hyper-detailed in a forced "hi fi" kinda way. and then there's the bass. finally a can that comes close to doing deep speaker -like bass - oh man. and they're so comfortable. feels like i could wear them for hours. so yeah - things are looking up. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by up late - 12/4/13 at 3:55am
post #5833 of 7820
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

took delivery of the th900 today. was bummed that the box was a bit beaten up but no signs of damage to the cans that I could see. they're beautiful cans - no surprises there.

maybe i wasn't in the right head space but can't say i was all that impressed with the sound. didn't have the clarity i was expecting from what I've seen here and the highs sounded a bit raw. and it felt like something was missing which i put down to the mids.

anyways, left them running for an hour and came back for another try. maybe i'd gotten out of my funk coz they sounded rich and organic - not hyper-detailed in a forced "hi fi" kinda way. and then there's the bass. finally a can that comes close to doing deep speaker -like bass - oh man. and they're so comfortable. feels like i could wear them for hours. so yeah - things are looking up.

What headphone amp are you using with them? Just curious.

post #5834 of 7820
don't have one yet. plugging it into the nait 5si headphone out.
post #5835 of 7820
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

took delivery of the th900 today. was bummed that the box was a bit beaten up but no signs of damage to the cans that I could see. they're beautiful cans - no surprises there.

maybe i wasn't in the right head space but can't say i was all that impressed with the sound. didn't have the clarity i was expecting from what I've seen here and the highs sounded a bit raw. and it felt like something was missing which i put down to the mids.

anyways, left them running for an hour and came back for another try. maybe i'd gotten out of my funk coz they sounded rich and organic - not hyper-detailed in a forced "hi fi" kinda way. and then there's the bass. finally a can that comes close to doing deep speaker -like bass - oh man. and they're so comfortable. feels like i could wear them for hours. so yeah - things are looking up. smily_headphones1.gif

 

It is funny... headphones and more so C/IEMs actually go deeper than speakers (unless you are talking subs here). But, I can understand what you are referring to. Take some time to get used to the signature. Definitely one of those headphones that either wow you, or if you are used to something else, will need some time to adjust. 

 

I also recommend you get an amp and dac soon. 

 

Edit: Also, your current integrated amp probably has a relatively high output impedance including the headphone out circuit. 


Edited by Greed - 12/4/13 at 9:43am
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