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post #6601 of 7533

I actually think I bought just about every phone I have ever owned never having tried it. 

I sold most of the ones I did not want to keep.

I have lost count of how many over the decades.

(I think I heard my Superex phones once in a Sam Goody's before I plunked down my $80 long, long ago.)

post #6602 of 7533
Lol on the stax recommendation. I hear ya but he says they lack excitement. Didn't want to say anything because then you guys might start crying that I could possibly be here longer but next month I will Def have enough money saved to buy my headphones,...... Or a new center channel lol. But I think what I might do is buy a th900 and here's the deal breaker for me., IF it actually caresses my ears and I find it as a headphone that truly let's me feel my music then my money will stay in that investment. If not they get sold and I buy a center channel that I know sings to me.
post #6603 of 7533

I am still trying to research the best possible amp/dac combos ~$1,500 to mate with my TH900.

 

I have narrowed it down to:

 

Fostex HP-A8 (are they still going to be introducing a newer version soon?)

Grace m903

 

Any other suggestions?  It doesn't have to be an all-in-one.  Just totaling around  $1,500 or under.

 

I am currently using the Yulong D100 MKII/A100.  Thanks.

post #6604 of 7533
Then later buy the he560. I'm hoping it to be a musical headphone but even if it's not the most I know it will be a very good headphone that does things right imaging and frequency wise and for a great price
post #6605 of 7533
http://youtu.be/RXDkhL22gJ8
Have you seen his review.? I really thought he was going to like them.
post #6606 of 7533
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

http://youtu.be/RXDkhL22gJ8
Have you seen his review.? I really thought he was going to like them.

 

Where did he indicate he didn't like them? Am I missing something? I've watched that video twice now and he seems to like them. He even says he highly recommends them if you are looking for a closed headphone.

post #6607 of 7533
Just mentioned a few times that the highs could be extremely piercing. And he likes the hd800 and t1 lol
post #6608 of 7533
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

Just mentioned a few times that the highs could be extremely piercing. And he likes the hd800 and t1 lol

He says it is the best sounding closed headphone he has ever heard.

 

He says it has the same soundstage as the HD800 but with better bass. He did however say it has a hint less detail than the HD 800. He says the highs are piercing for badly recorded music. That to me sounds like the TH-900 is one of the best headphones out there.

post #6609 of 7533
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

Lol on the stax recommendation. I hear ya but he says they lack excitement. Didn't want to say anything because then you guys might start crying that I could possibly be here longer but next month I will Def have enough money saved to buy my headphones,...... Or a new center channel lol. But I think what I might do is buy a th900 and here's the deal breaker for me., IF it actually caresses my ears and I find it as a headphone that truly let's me feel my music then my money will stay in that investment. If not they get sold and I buy a center channel that I know sings to me.

well your man ranks the sr009 no. 2 behind the orpheus - that's higher than the other 48 cans he reviewed. if you rate his opinion so highly why don't you go with that?
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

http://youtu.be/RXDkhL22gJ8
Have you seen his review.? I really thought he was going to like them.

nope. don't need to.
post #6610 of 7533
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

http://youtu.be/RXDkhL22gJ8
Have you seen his review.? I really thought he was going to like them.
I've spoken to Victor a few times and I respect his own unique take on things...even if like on the LCD 3, he didn't rate them! Of course the th900 can be slightly too much on the odd recording....but so can most headphones which resolve so transparently...I found the audeze xc to become shouty with its forward midrange on some recordings. It's all about compromise and where you prefer your strengths and weaknesses to be....even a Ferrari has it's downsides...but we'd all say yes to having one :-)
post #6611 of 7533
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Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post
 

I am still trying to research the best possible amp/dac combos ~$1,500 to mate with my TH900.

 

I have narrowed it down to:

 

Fostex HP-A8 (are they still going to be introducing a newer version soon?)

Grace m903

 

Any other suggestions?  It doesn't have to be an all-in-one.  Just totaling around  $1,500 or under.

 

I am currently using the Yulong D100 MKII/A100.  Thanks.

 

Have a look at this thread :-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/619974/amp-recommendations-for-fostex-th900/90

 

But personally to me if I had that budget I'd personally look at the WA7 or HP-A4. I had the HP-A8 for about 9 months and although it was nice, I felt it wasn't exciting enough for me. Granted the issue I had with it was more the amp than the DAC of the HP-A8.

post #6612 of 7533
@DoctaCosmos forgive me if i am reading this wrong, but it seems you are fishing for negative reviews of the TH900. Firstly, I think you might be looking in the wrong place as this thread is mainly frequented by people who really like these HPs. Maybe try the "for sale" threads for people selling (or have sold their TH900 for their reasons for selling. I do think it is a bit of a gamble buying a HP instead of a centre speaker that you know is going to satisfy you.
Personally, i have never regretted purchasing the TH900. It makes me feel the music so much more than any other HP i have heard. When I need detail I have my 009, but it is not going to replace my TH900. There is no such thing (imo) as a perfect headphone and that is partly why i enjoy them, because unlike speakers, i can quickly swap between sonic flavours with minimal fuss.

My advice, if you are really on the fence about this get the centre speaker that you know will satisfy you... Then get the TH900 later. biggrin.gif
post #6613 of 7533

i think what i'm actually doing is fishing for someone who hears like me.  maybe i see that expressing what i see as negative attributes is easier and more accurate way to cope with than things that are good as anyone can say that it's an awesome headphone because it has good soundstage and excellent bass.  

after studying charts this morning i have compared three headphones in every way and think i have finally found my weakness.  

I never had a problem with the he6 or t1 treble  so its not the treble i have a problem with.

comparing the he-400 and the lcd-xc i noticed something in the raw frequency.  there's a jump in both of them between 2k and 4k.  maybe that's what i associated with "shouty". 

as the jump isn't there on any other headphones and they are the only two i heard with this problem,

this raw frequency is what i have come to see as how the headphone images in a sense.

one thing however i noticed when doing these comparisons is that the d7000 mids seem to be more forward than the th900.  is that something that see correctly?

the th-900 and 600 have pretty similar graphs except in a few such as the 500hz square and 50hz it seems the 900 has more control of the driver.

so if i go th900 im guessing i will like the tonality of it as you guys say it's musical, i will like the soundstage and imaging although i can't imagine it's as out of head as

a correctly amped he6, but the one thing i will be sacrificing in my list of wants is a more forward or balanced midrange.

i'm open to this idea as i have heard the new denon ah-d600.  this headphone i much liked even though it really is not a very resolving headphone.

It has a similar frequency response as the fostex but it played a trick. because of its openness the lows, mids and highs all seemed to have

their own domain.  lows were actually low or to the side, vocals where up in my head and highs seemed to come out from angles but none ever protruded one another.

even though the mids on the graph showed they where recessed they really didn't seem it.

is this what the fostex are like?

post #6614 of 7533

all that writing and then i look at the Raw frequency response of the ah-d600 and its basically one huge spide between 1 and 3k lol.  

post #6615 of 7533
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

http://youtu.be/RXDkhL22gJ8
Have you seen his review.? I really thought he was going to like them.

At 7:07 in the video he says that the TH600 is identical to the TH900 except for the aluminum cups. I don't think that's true.

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