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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Don't think anyone said otherwise.  The 900 is a balanced phone.  It is also less U than the D7000 as well.

 

 

 

Indeed! Your comment just inspired my random musings. I agree pretty much.

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I will never get ahead in this addiction - another muti-hundred $ set that I know I'm going to end up buying.

 

...and I just got the LCD-3s

 

I should have never read this thread tongue.gif

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I will never get ahead in this addiction - another muti-hundred $ set that I know I'm going to end up buying.

 

...and I just got the LCD-3s

 

I should have never read this thread tongue.gif

lol, yea this thread definitely made me look in the general direction of the TH900 (albeit not that seriously at first), but then I had a chance to demo them, and I just haaaad to have them.

 

Side note. They are the most beautiful phone I have ever seen, just stunning (pictures don't do these justice)..!


Edited by Ahzari - 5/11/12 at 2:21am
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No, they don't. They are just stunning in person. I really can't wait to get these, then I'll have my 1, 2, 3 punch of favorite cans; 007s, HE-6, and TH900. Then I'll be done with crazy expensive flagships... for a while.
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Maybe I should block this thread from being viewed while I've still got a fighting chance. rolleyes.gif

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Far from objective or complete, but I felt compelled to make a video at 2AM about these guys:

 

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Hey, awesome! YouTube video yay!

 

Stand is in no way reflective of Japanese architectural know-how when it comes to earthquake endurance for their building's structure, and the stuff in them.


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/11/12 at 12:37am
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Your video does a wonderful job capturing the emotional impact of the TH900, driver 8. It's genuine and from the heart, yet captures lots of good details: you strike a good balance between the two, which is certainly appropriate for these. Your joy for these is contagious. Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks!

 

Re: The Stand: It really did fall over on me within my first 15 minutes of owning them.  I caught the headphones, luckily.


Edited by driver 8 - 5/11/12 at 1:22am
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I'll also say this about the TakeT H2+ in comparison to the TH900:

 

The TakeT H2+ has much more of a bass emphasis. It's more linear to my ears through the rest of the sonic spectrum, but yeah, the bass is much more present compared to the TH900. It's not crappy bass: it's actually the best bass I've heard on a pair of headphones. However I can definitely foresee some people feeling it's overwhelming, whereas the TH900 is much closer to even-handedness.

 

Also the TakeT H2+, as driver8 mentions, is absurdly picky about amping. I don't just meant having to use the transformer either. What you pair that transformer with makes a rather surprising difference in how it sounds. Pairing it with a common, run-of-the-mill T-amp for example just kills the bass entirely. I think there's a way to tame the bass---though not too much---without having to use EQ. Some people say running it off of a Stax amp strikes the right balance. But yeah, it's a pain to try and work with compared to something like the TH900.

 

Plus the TH900 is one of the most comfortable, easy-to-wear headphones versus the H2+ which is one of the worst in that regard. Not really a fair comparison though: Fostex has decades of engineering experience versus TakeT which is basically one single genius with limited resources behind the whole thing.


Edited by MuppetFace - 5/11/12 at 1:23am
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Thanks!

 

Re: The Stand: It really did fall over on me within my first 15 minutes of owning them.  I caught the headphones, luckily.

 

Great job with the vid - always nice to see phones moving around instead of being still in pictures. Totally agree with you regarding the stand, I just looked at it and put it right back, its too flimsy to trust with these headphones; a nice supportive stand is a must.


Edited by Ahzari - 5/11/12 at 2:31am
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Nice vid Driver8, haven't seen any video reviews here but Jude's and I must say it's refreshing.

Oh and two of my cats were suddenly very interested in your video as well.  ;)

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Me too but mine are 1,2,3,4,5 punch of favorite cans: 009, HE-6, HD800,W3000ANV and TH900. I can not say for sure I'll be done and I hope so biggrin.gif.

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No, they don't. They are just stunning in person. I really can't wait to get these, then I'll have my 1, 2, 3 punch of favorite cans; 007s, HE-6, and TH900. Then I'll be done with crazy expensive flagships... for a while.
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Updated the first post with links to various impressions found throughout this thread so far.

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Great job with the vid - always nice to see phones moving around instead of being still in pictures. Totally agree with you regarding the stand, I just looked at it and put it right back, its too flimsy to trust with these headphones; a nice supportive stand is a must.

 

Maybe you absolutely need to insert the quarter inch plug into the Fostex "logoed" holder (joining the two ends of the shaped metal bar that is the stand) at the base and behind, to act as a crucial counter-weight? I still think such a flimsy stand is stupid and useless and a waste of space inside the box of the TH900, but maybe it was designed so extremely peculiarly and precisely (it's a Japanese thing, so it's very possible) that you absolutely need to put the plug of the headphone in its place, for the stand to "work".

 

For illustration, this would be what is to not be done:

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And rolling the cable around the circle base before inserting the plug?

 

After that I won't be insisting anymore on trying to save that silly stand.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post

Thanks!

 

Re: The Stand: It really did fall over on me within my first 15 minutes of owning them.  I caught the headphones, luckily.

 

Phew!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

Nice vid Driver8, haven't seen any video reviews here but Jude's and I must say it's refreshing.

Oh and two of my cats were suddenly very interested in your video as well.  ;)

 

Jude's video review? where :P

 

I thought he only had made a Head-Fi photo album about it, and about his unboxing.


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/11/12 at 3:07pm
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