This is more crazy talk. You must be kidding, right?
My D2000 Cocobolo Rosewood cups...................and yet I'd never touch the Fostex cups. Though if you/I did we could sell them for likely the same amount as the customs would cost. I've sold D5000 cups for $100 that I had six people lined up to buy - sold them too cheap, obviously.
And guys, the Lawton mods on the TH900 are an improvement, believe it or not.
If HD 800 is 1100 $ (a piece of dull headphones), then TH900 should be 2000…
Yea, cause I'm sitting here listening to my D2000, wondering how much better TH-900 could be to cost so much more. I guess it's just diminishing returns, like everyone says. D2000 is excellent. I can't wait to hear kugino's comparison between D7000 and TH-900.
And yes, I'd much prefer to save 100-200 bucks and ditch the fancy red cups. I think that gets us closer to TH-600 then, but then the driver gets less powerful. Also, wooden cups have an effect on sound, as anyone with a Denon will tell you.
I didn't like mine till I bought alpha pads for them. It made a huge difference. The stock pads sucked, much too shallow.