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post #6556 of 8042
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post

The LCD2.2 has more balls (bass) than the LCD3, which I prefer, though still not quite as big as the TH-900's balls. Both LCDs have bellies (midrange) that extend more forward than the TH900. In the LCD3's case, his belly is so big that he can't see his balls when he's taking a piss. At the end of the day, it all depends on yourself and the kind of physique you want to see when looking in the mirror.

that's so beautiful man wink.gif
post #6557 of 8042
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Originally Posted by awry View Post

Minibox seems like overkill. At what volume do you use the TH900 with the minibox? 1.5? 2?  

Details and nuances in sound for the different amp cards seem to deteriorate slightly the more powerful they are. The IEM card is more than enough, IMO, to use the TH900 with. Using it as I'm typing this, in fact. 

+1
post #6558 of 8042
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

No, I do not. They are very intimate and reach out very well, they just do not shout. And as playitloud says in post 6532, they scale extremely well to good upstream eqpt like a great tube amp that brings out fine midrange texture.

Agree. Alison Krauss never sounded so good as she does on the TH900: voice of an angel. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6559 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


Agree. Alison Krauss never sounded so good as she does on the TH900: voice of an angel. smily_headphones1.gif

Funny, when I saw your post, I'm listening to Alison and the Union Station's 'New Favorite' SACD through HP-A8 to TH900 :D  What a treat on a quiet Sat morning.


Edited by fengwei007 - 3/14/14 at 8:23pm
post #6560 of 8042
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Originally Posted by fengwei007 View Post

Funny, when I saw your post, I'm listening to her 'New Favorite' SACD through HP-A8 to TH900 biggrin.gif  What a treat on a quiet Sat morning.

Especially the title track... smily_headphones1.gif
post #6561 of 8042
I believe the lcd 3 is able to see its balls but I see where you're coming from. All frequencies seem to come from these wall of sound so it can be picky when it comes to separating them as the lows, miss, highs don't have their own domain. Give them a good rig and the amount of detail thrown out won't have you wondering you where the grand scheme of things is. It's polite but throws out what makes a very musical headphone given the right tonality and that is minute details.
Edited by DoctaCosmos - 3/14/14 at 9:52pm
post #6562 of 8042
I wouldn't go to am lcd3 if I was trying to multi-task and just let the music flow to me. That sounds more like a denon headphone (my experience) with the mid bass punch and forward transients. But if I was to sit down for more focused session then I would go with something with a flatter eq like the lcd3 or he6. Sounds like the th900 is good for both
post #6563 of 8042
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

To me the TH900 lacks the low mids that give the vocals more weight and body.
This is definitely true...even after some eq....they just sit, at best, equal to the other parts....but never forward....not a great failing...just the way it rolls. I still love them, for the sum of its parts :-)
post #6564 of 8042
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

No, I do not. They are very intimate and reach out very well, they just do not shout. And as playitloud says in post 6532, they scale extremely well to good upstream eqpt like a great tube amp that brings out fine midrange texture.
Got to get me some tubes! Would portable tubes work....such as tu 03 and 05 anyone?
post #6565 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
Agree. Alison Krauss never sounded so good as she does on the TH900: voice of an angel. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by fengwei007 View Post
 

Funny, when I saw your post, I'm listening to Alison and the Union Station's 'New Favorite' SACD through HP-A8 to TH900 :D  What a treat on a quiet Sat morning.

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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
Especially the title track... smily_headphones1.gif

I totally agree.  Her voice sounds its best on the TH-900;  there is an older album called "Forget About It" that sounds amazing, as well.

post #6566 of 8042
"I totally agree. Her voice sounds its best on the TH-900; there is an older album called "Forget About It" that sounds amazing, as well."

I'm not so into krall, but have found amazing vocals on the th900, the tracks are irrelevant, it comes down to production quality that the th900 can excel at. If that still allows me to see my balls, then I'm good with that.
post #6567 of 8042

Has anyone compared the Fostex HP-A8 v.s. the Grace m903 on the TH900?

post #6568 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Red Jacket Mike View Post

I totally agree.  Her voice sounds its best on the TH-900;  there is an older album called "Forget About It" that sounds amazing, as well.

Yes. It's wonderful! I have that one too! wink.gif
post #6569 of 8042
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

"I totally agree. Her voice sounds its best on the TH-900; there is an older album called "Forget About It" that sounds amazing, as well."

I'm not so into krall, but have found amazing vocals on the th900, the tracks are irrelevant, it comes down to production quality that the th900 can excel at. If that still allows me to see my balls, then I'm good with that.

Whazzzup, you should listen to Stacey Kent as well: wonderful production and lovely voice. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6570 of 8042

A lot of phones I tried turned out to be disappointing, with some deal-breaking irritation or just plain lackluster sound so that the phones collected dust and were eventually sold.

The TH900s are the opposite; over time they just got more thrilling and I am more in awe of them than ever.

Just my 2 cents and my subjective experience for those considering them and any owners considering selling or returning them.

I think you should give them time or try to scale them with better upstream gear. They really deliver with care and feeding.

They are phones that have a sound that really touches my heart. I love these phones.

 

At first I thought they would be like my Denon D7000s (that I had for a long time but eventually gave up on as sometimes too shrill and bassy and overdone and not insightful, even after a try with expensive recabling

and balancing).

But after a short while, the TH900s were really the kind of phones that had a true soul and were on a much higher level.

Mine are just plain stock ones, unmodified, and perfect as is.


Edited by rgs9200m - 3/15/14 at 11:29am
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