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post #6061 of 7521

TH900 is not good with jazz. It's stellar.

post #6062 of 7521
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Originally Posted by quantx View Post
 

TH900 is not good with jazz. It's stellar.


This. 

post #6063 of 7521

No other can has such smoothness and authority. Transients are homogenous and delineated.

If you're in symphonic music too, it's a real limousine. Fostex should release a revamped HPA8 at CES14.

Yum…

post #6064 of 7521
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Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post
 

How much better is the TH900 v.s. the D7000?  Is it worth it?

 

With that said, how does the Fostex TH900 compare to the Lawton modded LA-D7000?

 

Also, thinking of selling my Denon D7000's to buy the TH900 for another reason:  they are still in production so parts are more readily available.

I haven't heard the TH900 but I would like to.  I've owned the LA-7000 for almost 3 years and I still like it a lot.  In the 3 years that I've had them, LCD2.1, LCD2.2, LCD3, HE6, T1 and HD800 have come and gone.  Mark Lawton did a great job of improving my perceived faults of the D7000.  I told Mark what improvements I wanted in the modification, namely bigger and more open soundstage, more forward mids, less bright highs, and a tighter mid bass that doesn't intrude into the midrange.   Put a check mark in every box because my D7000 came back to me as a much improved headphone in name of the LA7000.  My upgrade included the claro walnut cups that are larger than the stock cups and the Jenna Labs TOTL cable terminated in a 4 pin balanced connector.  I also got a 1 foot long XLR to 1/4" plug adapter.  Before I upgraded the D7000, I considered selling it because of the forementioned perceived faults.  Since the modification, I've been very satisfied with it because it is very well balanced.

post #6065 of 7521

The TH900 to me had quite harsh highs and a bit too lacking in the mids. Impactful bass though. 

post #6066 of 7521
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The TH900 to me had quite harsh highs and a bit too lacking in the mids. Impactful bass though. 

Change Burson. Too agressive.

post #6067 of 7521
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Originally Posted by quantx View Post
 

Change Burson. Too agressive.

Not only on Burson, on pretty much anything. 

post #6068 of 7521
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Not only on Burson, on pretty much anything. 

Not on RWK Mk II, Trafomatic Head One to name just two. These are articulated amps.

post #6069 of 7521
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

The TH900 to me had quite harsh highs and a bit too lacking in the mids. Impactful bass though. 

 

Looking at your sig and if the LCD-3s are what you're accustomed to and coming from, then yes I can understand why you find the TH-900s to be on the bright side and recessed mids. It's really what you're used to. Personally for me, the LCD-3s have sounded veiled (and I tried 3 of them, all supposedly post RMAed).

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Looking at your sig and if the LCD-3s are what you're accustomed to and coming from, then yes I can understand why you find the TH-900s to be on the bright side and recessed mids. It's really what you're used to. Personally for me, the LCD-3s have sounded veiled (and I tried 3 of them, all supposedly post RMAed).
+1. I have had the same experience and impression when I did an A/B between the 900 and the LCD 3,(as well as the LCD XC). I even posted the same some time ago. I don't listen to the Audeze and TH 900 on the same day anymore.
post #6071 of 7521

Going from the TH900 to the LCD-3, it sounds like AM radio/mono switched on.

post #6072 of 7521
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Not only on Burson, on pretty much anything. 

Certainly not hash on Grace M903 or the Bakoon HDA 5210 MK3 - in fact on the Bakoon the highs are steller
post #6073 of 7521
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Certainly not hash on Grace M903 or the Bakoon HDA 5210 MK3 - in fact on the Bakoon the highs are steller

I second that. In fact, I intended to buy a Bakoon HA21 dedicated to TH900.

post #6074 of 7521

The HPA-21 is stellar with the TH900. Still trying to get my hands on the 5210 mkIII before I make a decision on which to buy.

post #6075 of 7521
Anyone else loving the TH900 on a a vintage amp?
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