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post #7216 of 14257
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This was one of the main reasons why I ended up with the GS-X mk2.....
yeah, it's my next purchase.
post #7217 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post


I agree with your point on the impedance. I wish that it was equivalent to other cans (like the HD800) so that It was easier to find an amp that could drive as many headphones as possible very well. Unfortunately with such a low impedance some of the better amps struggle with issues like noise floor and the number of steps in a volume pot. I find it odd that fostex made a lacquered headphone which is deliberately aimed at being able to be driven by portable gear.

My Master 9 & WA22 drive it with great finesse. Guess your amp should be versatile enough.

post #7218 of 14257
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

My Master 9 & WA22 drive it with great finesse. Guess your amp should be versatile enough.

Punit,

 

I have gone back and done some extensive listening with the ZD. The mids sound better but the treble, to my ears, has become more elevated. Its as though somebody has has raised the equalization curve up while not adjusting the bass (if this makes any sense at all).

post #7219 of 14257

The Zana D is an OTL. OTL amps are generally not suited to drive low impd HP's.

post #7220 of 14257
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

The Zana D is an OTL. OTL amps are generally not suited to drive low impd HP's.

Yep....can't wait for the Crack to come (hopefully next week).

 

Edit: that won't make a difference... I will go back to the SS amp...the Crack is probably for the HD 800


Edited by kothganesh - 6/7/14 at 3:57am
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Unfortunately the Crack also doesn't pair well with TH 900. It is very good with HD 800 & 650.

post #7222 of 14257
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Unfortunately the Crack also doesn't pair well with TH 900. It is very good with HD 800 & 650.

Yep...spoke too soon.

post #7223 of 14257
Who else is listening to these beauties out of vintage amps/receivers? That's all I have and the sound is wonderful, with truly epic bass on my Lawton modded pair. You talk about soundstage and depth...........wow.

Just curious.
post #7224 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Who else is listening to these beauties out of vintage amps/receivers? That's all I have and the sound is wonderful, with truly epic bass on my Lawton modded pair. You talk about soundstage and depth...........wow.

Just curious.


 Well mine aren't Lawton modded nor are they being run out of a vintage amp but my lord I agree with you on the great depth and wonderful soundstage

 

I also agree that they are beauties and that the bass is truly epic  :D

post #7225 of 14257
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Thanks! It's all about the lighting. The camera was just A cheap $100 Sony point-and-shoot. I think I exported this video out of the editor at 10 Mbps.

Wow! Then again I viewed it on my Note3...guess It would look different on my 55" HDTV...thanks.
post #7226 of 14257
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Who else is listening to these beauties out of vintage amps/receivers? That's all I have and the sound is wonderful, with truly epic bass on my Lawton modded pair. You talk about soundstage and depth...........wow.

Just curious.

They worked very well out of my vintage receiver when I had them.
post #7227 of 14257
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

So I ended up selling my TH900s for the following reasons-

Highs too bright for my liking, mids not quite smooth enough, impedance too low.

The bass and soundstage for closed cans was about the only things I really appreciated with them.

I think the TH900 has really nice mids. It just gets overshadowed by the dominant highs and bass. 

post #7228 of 14257
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I decided to do a video in my YouTube channel about why I sold it:

 

You need to do more video reviews man. Well-spoken and very nicely done.  

post #7229 of 14257
Well... I've been enjoying them a lot more since I got the X5 and EQed the 500 band up 5db and eqed the 8k band down 2db
It's now MUCH closer to my preferred signature. Would people recommend the rwak120 to pair?
post #7230 of 14257
I was having some quality listening time last night and thought I might plug my Eximus DP1 directly into the wall socket instead of having a surge protecting powerstrip in between. Unfortunately now I don't think I am going back to using the powerstrip, the difference was too significant. I did notice however that the upper bass frequencies were more prominent with my TH900 when running directly from the wall socket which did become a little dominating in a couple of tracks.
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