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post #6901 of 14504
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Originally Posted by Gandah View Post
 


I really can't remember sorry, I've had my TH900s for over a year and half now, but I know it didn't take long.  How many notches do you extend your phones headband?

Normorlly 2, but 2 for me is kinda loose, but 1 just put lots of pressure on the top of my head since the headband is particularly soft and cushiy

post #6902 of 14504
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Originally Posted by punit View Post

I don't listen to classical but was having a conversation with someone who listens mostly to classical and already has HD800 ,whether TH 900 will be a complementary can to own for him.

 

I feel they would be a perfect complement to each other.  The TH-900 does classical superbly IMO,  while perhaps not offering the same soundstage as the HD-800 it offers its own take (view) on classical.

 

The slight coloration of the TH-900 adds to the music in this case,  offering up a non standard,  less analytical approach to an already precision based music genre. 

 

It does jazz exceptionally well also.

post #6903 of 14504
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Does anyone listen to Classical music with these ? Do they work well for that ?

 

I was listening to this last night and right out of my tiny Leckerton UHA-4 it blew my mind

 

post #6904 of 14504
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Does anyone listen to Classical music with these ? Do they work well for that ?


I listen to a lot of classical music.  I don't have an HD800 to compare, but I can tell you that the Fostex's go really well with classical works.  I find that the bass response and speed of the drivers really give some pieces that "oompff" they need.  I feel that some of the very large orchestral works can be a little bit flat in their imaging/soundstage, which I can only assume the HD800 would present better, but the overall sound is still fantastic.  Smaller ensembles and soloist works are magnificent.

post #6905 of 14504
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Originally Posted by Gandah View Post


I consider the TH900 more of a all rounder, so if classical is your main genre the TH900 is still very good but headphones like HD800 are better for classical

This isn't set in concrete, it's just my view:wink_face:

+1
post #6906 of 14504
Anyone tried the silver dragon cable mod for the Th900? Is it worth it?

Thanks
post #6907 of 14504
By the way, is the TH900 noise isolation really that bad? I have the sennhiser momentum and want to get a feel for the isolation compare. Thanks
post #6908 of 14504
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Originally Posted by hemtmaker View Post

Anyone tried the silver dragon cable mod for the Th900? Is it worth it?

Thanks

Are you referring to recabling the 900? I had mine recabled by Moon Audio right after purchase. Hence I never got to hear the stock cable. In addition I had recabled with balanced XLRs.
post #6909 of 14504
That's right. (I do wish th900 had detachable cable though). I am considering the same thing from moon audio. How much did you pay for the mod?
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Are you referring to recabling the 900? I had mine recabled by Moon Audio right after purchase. Hence I never got to hear the stock cable. In addition I had recabled with balanced XLRs.
post #6910 of 14504
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Originally Posted by hemtmaker View Post

That's right. (I do wish th900 had detachable cable though). I am considering the same thing from moon audio. How much did you pay for the mod?

USD 460 without shipping to India.

post #6911 of 14504
Thanks. Could you tell me how bad is the th900 noise isolation? It can't be worse than the open back ones right?

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USD 460 without shipping to India.
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They are meant to be used indoors hence are ok for indoor noise isolation IMHO. I am listening to music right now while my son is watching TV & I can hear the TV mildly only in between tracks.

post #6913 of 14504
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

They are meant to be used indoors hence are ok for indoor noise isolation IMHO. I am listening to music right now while my son is watching TV & I can hear the TV mildly only in between tracks.

+1. I don't think I would use it outdoors (its to darn good looking for that). Inside the house, it does its job but I am also lucky that I can get to hear music in my room in isolation.

post #6914 of 14504
Thanks for the inputs. I see that you also have a LCD XC. I am trying to decide BTW th900 and XC, as a good all rounder, which one is your preference? Does the weight of XC bother you?
post #6915 of 14504
Stock cable is already 7N purity, recabling is just a cosmetic change unless if you go pure silver or silver with gold. Then you are looking at $800ish.

If moon audio cable is occ copper it doesn't change anything imo, just waste of money.
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