My TH900 have no harshness/fatigue at all, they did not left my head for 12 hours straight last WE, and I'm delicate.
...omg, can it be? different people hearing things differently? *mind-blown* lol
up late, were your 900's previously owned by an NSA agent? Must be the back door that is causing the fatigue!
so the euphonic sound of this headphone is due to the harmonics of the headphone or the imaging? Will adding a tube amp be good for these headphones?
guess i'm trying to figure out what would better suit the audiophile in me and not the child in me so here's the question. I have never heard headphones with tube amps so what would be a more musical/involving presentation
a:T-1 with a WA2 (DG says great pairing)
b:hd-650 with WA2 then down the road get a Th-900 ( Heard it was a great pairing)
c: fostex with solidstate or (don't know a good tube amp for this headphone)
I really do listen to ALL genres. I don't even know what it is about a tube amp that's so appealing or what genres it's good or better with or why.
I've been in the headphone/speaker hobby for a while and while i was initially impressed with the "audiophile" sound it seams the more money i have dished out the more i've been displeased because i've never been able to complete the system with equally impressive gear and lets face it, everyone is picky about one thing or another with how they like to hear their music so it's been a learning experience.
I want want detailed, i want all frequencies to have enough air for their dynamics to breath and a natural organic sound. AND dog gawn it i don't think i've understood PRAT quite yet but i want it too! I don't want it to be so fast i get slammed with transients in a harsh manner.
If someone suggest hiring a personal musician then i should let you know that i can't afford that either! ( TOO being in regards to me not being able to afford this stuff in the first place lol. Disabled)
Also, i heard that if you play Miley Cirus's "wreaking* ball" blu-ray with the beyerdynamic Headzone and the th-900's you can actually feel her twerking your brain. Is this true?
That simply implies that you and the OP share the same experience when it comes to the highs on the TH900 - that they are a little, edgy and grating for your taste. That is understandable. We perceive things differently after all. That does not mean other people's experience is the same.
Perhaps time to find an amp that tones the edgy-ness to your tastes?
Anyway, my take is that if your TH900 offers enough on the table, then it is worth finding a way to mold it to your tastes - whether via a different amp (tube or ss) or different DAC. There's no such thing as the perfect headphone, and I can definitely find fault in any headphone I own. There is however, such as thing as the perfect synergy of gear and music - based on your taste.
Of course, if your tastes change...which they will...well...lol!
Anyhoo, Happy New Year everyone, and I hope 2014 brings you more audio bliss and everything else that constitute what you would call a great year.
suppose it was stupid of me to ask someone to suggest headphones other than the 900 in the 900 thread lol. my apologies. I just grazed into this forum and immediately was intrigued by the vast knowledge of the members in this thread so i blurted.
and Happy New Years everyone!
I do take your point. It was as much a post for them as it was for you. That's why I said "That is understandable". Of course they should as well (understand that sound signature is as much a matter of personal taste as anything in this hobby). The rest of the post is a response to how you feel about them. The others have no complaints, so I offered no friendly advice. I offered it towards you as you had something to fix in your experience with the TH900.
My post does not invalidate you post. Neither does it invalidate their post. We all hear differently; heck we see differently and taste things and touch things differently. We experience things differently, even when we agree on things. The agreement does not come from a shared perception, but from a shared experience. My belief is that no two people experiences things alike, though we can come up with the same conclusion. Sorry, I am rambling.
In any case, we seem to both agree that this is a special piece of gear. That is good. It has been my current headphone for two weeks now, and I am inclined to extend that maybe another few days (or maybe a week) as I am really enjoying myself before cycling to another pair.