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post #6586 of 7582
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post
 


Who conducted this battle of the flagships? Is he some sort of important chap, or just another delusional muppet like the guys who run stereophile? I never heard of him. His first name is not Gustav, he's never won an Isle of Man TT, and he hasn't cured cancer, so why should his opinion be more important than my/your/our own? What's considered a "proper setup" anyway? Does it just mean enough power, or do you need to have those stupid resonance eliminating cones and a $1K USB cable to be "proper"?

he is a person respected by many who had the resources and took the time and effort to conduct his own comparisons and was good enough to share it with the rest of us.....it is subjective as everything in this hobby/obsession is....you certainly can disagree with it, but don't denigrate it.....

post #6587 of 7582
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post


Who conducted this battle of the flagships? Is he some sort of important chap, or just another delusional muppet like the guys who run stereophile? I never heard of him. His first name is not Gustav, he's never won an Isle of Man TT, and he hasn't cured cancer, so why should his opinion be more important than my/your/our own? What's considered a "proper setup" anyway? Does it just mean enough power, or do you need to have those stupid resonance eliminating cones and a $1K USB cable to be "proper"?

Easy there, friend. Reviews are posted all the time on Head Fi and it's up to us to either take it or leave it. If it's of no use to you, so be it. For me, it was and is very useful as a reference. We do get passionate about our choices; nothing wrong with that. But let's not shoot the messenger.
Cheers
post #6588 of 7582
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

This headphone is ranked like number 28 on the battle of the flagships. Is that because he didn't have the proper set up.?

Ok then what is #1 then?
post #6589 of 7582

I think we are being trolled.

 

Anyways, I've owned a lot of flagships and to me the TH-900 has the most unique and pleasant sound signatures I have ever heard. Whether it is ranked first or last on a subjective review makes no difference to me.

post #6590 of 7582
David mahler. Search battle of flagships. Quite literally looks at headphones the EXACT same way I do, or rather I look at them the same way he does. Im not trolling. Not everyone with a concern is a troller. I simply have concerns and being that I'm sick right now I suppose not having anything to do has left me with a little edge and free time
post #6591 of 7582
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

David mahler. Search battle of flagships. Quite literally looks at headphones the EXACT same way I do, or rather I look at them the same way he does. Im not trolling. Not everyone with a concern is a troller. I simply have concerns and being that I'm sick right now I suppose not having anything to do has left me with a little edge and free time

Oh alright. I'm sorry I misunderstood your intentions.

 

I do respect David Mahler and he has swayed me to try certain headphones I probably would not have. However, my advice to you is if you can't audition the TH-900s, but curious in how they sound, is that you look for a used pair. If you don't like the way they sound then you can sell without a loss or minimum loss.

post #6592 of 7582
Didn't we convince you a few pages ago not to get the TH900? If you trust this Mahler's opinion so much, then might as well consider the other 27 that rank higher, right?
post #6593 of 7582
Actually just read the list, th900 is 24, so be it, its in good company.
post #6594 of 7582
I said that but I enjoy reading the forums lol. Probably won't stop till I actually find the right headphone.
post #6595 of 7582
I just make it worse for myself. And I would buy a used one if it was on eBay but I worry about buying from somewhere without the type of security measures as eBay.
post #6596 of 7582

The Battle of the Flagships is definitive? There are fans and critics of every phone out there. 

If you read head-fi enough, you kind of get a feeling about which phones do something special for a good number of people

so you know it's not a shill or someone with no experience or weird tastes, but it takes a good week or so of reading to gain this

instinctive feel for things.

 

While you won't find a consensus, you will start to see common themes among independent comments, and this will be valuable in forming an opinion.

Certainly, overall, the TH900s are considered very refined by many folks here who are clearly honest and experienced and have good upstream equipment,

and that should give you faith. I can't seem to think of one big negative that comes up regularly, except the comment of a suppressed midrange, 

it's still a minority and I certainly see it as a tendency not to shout, and may even be a positive, making them less fatiguing than other phones.

post #6597 of 7582
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

The Battle of the Flagships is definitive? There are fans and critics of every phone out there. 
If you read head-fi enough, you kind of get a feeling about which phones do something special for a good number of people
so you know it's not a shill or someone with no experience or weird tastes, but it takes a good week or so of reading to gain this
instinctive feel for things.

While you won't find a consensus, you will start to see common themes among independent comments, and this will be valuable in forming an opinion.
Certainly, overall, the TH900s are considered very refined by many folks here who are clearly honest and experienced and have good upstream equipment,
and that should give you faith. I can't seem to think of one big negative that comes up regularly, except the comment of a suppressed midrange, 
it's still a minority and I certainly see it as a tendency not to shout, and may even be a positive, making them less fatiguing than other phones.
I think David has a particular preference for classical, hence his rave review of beyerdynamic T5p and acoustic with vocal, eg Elliott Smith....which is why midrange kings such as Audeze do well....I've heard all of these and agree that there are better choices if you major in classical or singer songwriter type...the downside is that for electronic, dance, rock, poor recordings and slightly less refined shouty stuff, they can hurt....this is where the th900 comes in...they are good with all genes and great in the non classical acoustic environment....they create such atmosphere space and heart, they captivate you with awe....the audeze midrange type of phone, which seem to figure higher in his list, seduce you with intimate moments...which is also nice, if that's your thing. I've owned both and went with the showman....
Edited by deafanddumb - 3/16/14 at 12:26pm
post #6598 of 7582
...which was the th900...if that wasn't clear?! :-)
post #6599 of 7582
I think David mahler. Battle of flagships was an interesting read, he certainly deserves credit for his extensive testing. I could not however personally
Place the sennheiser HD 600 or 650 ahead of the TH900 like David did in any sonic attribute.
When David made the comparisons the TH900 were retailing in some stores for $2300 so in terms of value the TH900 seemed overpriced.
David as mentioned by deafanddumb is a huge classical fan so I can see his preference for the HD800.
Of note David ranked his top 20 headphones online a few years before his battle thread and he placed Sony R10 base heavy at # 1 and the LCD 2 (revision 1) at # 2 the HD800 was at # 4. The TH900 had not been released at this time.
post #6600 of 7582
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

Sounds dumb to me that people have to FIND proper synergy . I wasn't directing my sudden rush of irritation towards any individual. There's part of me that wants to hear these soooo bad. Probably more so than any headphone. But I can't unless I buy them. The other part of me is saying DONT DO IT!! As I'm not the kind of person that even if I could afford to do so would allow myself to FIND the right set up for a headphone already costing $1500. I'm sure you guys are wondering why I'm still sticking around this thread.. I am too.

my heart bleeds for you doc. lots of people have to buy cans to hear them. some sellers have 30 day return policies. and you can always sell them here. if you and davidmahler have similar ears then you prolly should be hanging with the stax mafia coz the orpheus is pretty hard to come by. wink.gif
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