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post #5941 of 14504
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^ You moving to CIEMs full-time?

Pretty much... IEMs sound almost fake in comparison.

post #5942 of 14504
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Pretty much... IEMs sound almost fake in comparison.


Heh, I might be joining you along the CIEM path. Currently waiting for my first ever CIEM (Fitear MH335DW) to arrive. Listened to the demo unit and was completely gobsmacked. Still, I think I'll keep my headphones for a while, or at least till I have adequate experience with both formats. Plus, I kind of like that feeling of having full-size headphones over the ears. Gives me a sense of security.

post #5943 of 14504
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Pretty much... IEMs sound almost fake in comparison.
Will be interested to see your (c)iem journey. Roxanne's?

P.S. Girls Generation Oh! Album is awesome on TH900
post #5944 of 14504
enjoying these cans but gotta say that the midrange depression has become more noticeable.
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Hi guys, I've got a dilemma. I recently picked up a Denon D2000 and have been enjoying it way more than I thought I would this past month. Since now, I have been planning on getting an endgame rig that incorporates the HE6 when I'm done dabbling in mid-fi. But, I've enjoyed the Denons so much that I am thinking the TH900 might be the answer instead of the HE6. I wanted to ask if the Lawton modded D2k/5ks are significantly inferior to the TH900 in the objective categories (soundstage, imaging, detail etc)? I guess if the significance is massive then it would warrant selling the D2000, not think of getting them modded and just trying to buy the TH900. Thanks for the help. Basically, I want to know if the TH900 is head and shoulders above the modded Denons after they've been tuned up. 


Edited by goldenSHK - 12/21/13 at 11:40pm
post #5946 of 14504
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Hi guys, I've got a dilemma. I recently picked up a Denon D2000 and have been enjoying it way more than I thought I would this past month. Since now, I have been planning on getting an endgame rig that incorporates the HE6 when I'm done dabbling in mid-fi. But, I've enjoyed the Denons so much that I am thinking the TH900 might be the answer instead of the HE6. I wanted to ask if the Lawton modded D2k/5ks are significantly inferior to the TH900 in the objective categories (soundstage, imaging, detail etc)? I guess if the significance is massive then it would warrant selling the D2000, not think of getting them modded and just trying to buy the TH900. Thanks for the help. Basically, I want to know if the TH900 is head and shoulders above the modded Denons after they've been tuned up. 

 

the TH-900 still feel a little closed in at times, but they are much improved over the D7k line especially the D2k/D5k. i had a LA7k and couldn't compare to the TH-900. where i felt the D7k was just barely at the high end level, the TH-900 is amongst the best headphones i've heard. blacker background, faster with better transients and more fluid dynamics. deeper more controlled bass, and more detail in the highs. the mids are almost completely grainless and very clean on the TH-900.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/21/13 at 11:50pm
post #5947 of 14504
I'm pretty sure a TH600/900 is a step-up from a Lawton D2000/5000. Whether a Lawton D7000 comes close to a TH900, I cannot say. I've only had my old stock D7000 (now sold) and the TH900 side-by-side and, with the right amplification, the difference is night and day, in the TH900's favour. No idea if a Lawton mod to the D7000 would close the gap or not, since I've never done it.
post #5948 of 14504
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the TH-900 still feel a little closed in at times, but they are much improved over the D7k line especially the D2k/D5k. i had a LA7k and couldn't compare to the TH-900. where i felt the D7k was just barely at the high end level, the TH-900 is amongst the best headphones i've heard. blacker background, faster with better transients and more fluid dynamics. deeper more controlled bass, and more detail in the highs. the mids are almost completely grainless and very clean on the TH-900.

Hmm I see, thanks for the info. This is especially important to me since you say you had a modded 7k not just the stock Denon. Is there any documentation of the difference of the Denon D2k/5k/7k magnet strength compared to the TH900 (which we know is 1.5T)? If there is, we can know how much the Denons are inferior to the Fostex on an objective level since modifications to the enclosure can be imitated to make the Denons look identical to the TH900, but magnet efficiency cannot be modified. 

post #5949 of 14504

its enough to the point where the Th-900 is very fast, almost like a beyerdynamic T1. and the D7k would get congested sometimes. its a much more responsive driver and much improved over the old denons, also where the D7k would be sometimes fatiguing in the treble (especially the Lawton modded ones with the angled pads), the TH-900 are actually smoother and warmer and rarely if ever cause sibilance.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/22/13 at 12:04am
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Thanks kurochin and Dubstep Girl. I guess that settles it. I have to sell the D2000s at the next Head Fi meet or if I find a good TH900 deal around the same time. I still would probably try the HE6 and the TH900 side by side at least once before dropping the money on one though. Thanks for your clear feedback and recommendation. I might post in the Modded Denon Appreciation thread to see what their side of the story is as well just to gauge a fair opinion. 

post #5951 of 14504
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the TH-900 still feel a little closed in at times, but they are much improved over the D7k line especially the D2k/D5k. i had a LA7k and couldn't compare to the TH-900. where i felt the D7k was just barely at the high end level, the TH-900 is amongst the best headphones i've heard. blacker background, faster with better transients and more fluid dynamics. deeper more controlled bass, and more detail in the highs. the mids are almost completely grainless and very clean on the TH-900.

do you hear any grain in the highs? are you using eq to bring up the mids?
post #5952 of 14504
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Thanks kurochin and Dubstep Girl. I guess that settles it. I have to sell the D2000s at the next Head Fi meet or if I find a good TH900 deal around the same time. I still would probably try the HE6 and the TH900 side by side at least once before dropping the money on one though. Thanks for your clear feedback and recommendation. I might post in the Modded Denon Appreciation thread to see what their side of the story is as well just to gauge a fair opinion. 

 

Yup. You should definitely compare the Hifiman and Fostex side-by-side (over an extended audition if possible) to judge for yourself. Same for posting in the Modded Denon thread. We all have different ears, after all. Headphones are sort of like shoes, in some sense. Leave the decision to someone else and results will be less than satisfactory (sometimes downright tragic) more often than not. Good luck!

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I like the analogy.

+1

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post #5954 of 14504
Goldenshk
I guess you know HE6 & TH900 are nothing alike, but they could compliement each other very Well.
HE6 needs lots of power which is very exspensive and still have some bright treble.
Th900 Sounds swell With the portable RX3MB, has amazing sub bass and play all genres.

I use to own HE6 Got tired of looking for the right AMP for it, I am now planning to get HD800 & TH900.
Edited by Moonhead - 12/22/13 at 2:05am
post #5955 of 14504
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Goldenshk
I guess you know HE6 & TH900 are nothing alike, but they could compliement each other very Well.
HE6 needs lots of power which is very exspensive and still have some bright treble.
Th900 Sounds swell With the portable RX3MB, has amazing sub bass and play all genres.

I use to own HE6 Got tired of looking for the right AMP for it, I am now planning to get HD800 & TH900.

Moonhead,

Yes, I understand the issues of the HE6 and quite honestly that is why I haven't already gotten it and have been done with my endgame rig yet. Since I don't have as much disposable income as many on this forum, I was planning on getting something like the iBasso DX100 that can power pretty much any can (except 'statics of course) so that my source/amp component would be done with under 1k spent. That way I could just plan to purchase either the HE6 or TH900 depending on which one appears to be sonically superior or meet my preferences for an under 2k summit fi esque set-up without the flashy tubes and large amps (but maximum portability). 

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