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post #7276 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Mortalcoil View Post


Take a look at this older TH-900 post.

Drives home the idea that if you have the $$ anything is possible. http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/5805#post_10018853

Interesting, I'll definitely take that sort of mod in consideration when I finally decide to pull the trigger on TH900.
post #7277 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Matvei View Post
 

I agree, I didn't pay $1300 for these to mod them. I like them as-is. If you don't like them as-is, maybe this headphone isn't for you. It is a flagship after all. I would understand more if people were modding their TH600 to improve it to TH900 levels.

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/722552/fs-very-custom-th900-lawton-modded-q-french-silk-cable-trades

 

This was the one I bought. It has the Lawton dampening mods and a shorter Q french silk cable installed on it. From owning a D2000, I know how long and thick the stock cable is, and I never needed it to be so long for my applications.

 

To each his own, though. If you are perfectly satisfied with your headphone in stock form, that's great. No need to make changes for you. Many people say is a superb headphone that rivals some of the best ever made!

 

But for someone who wants (just one example) a shorter cable, I think it's silly to discourage him from customizing the headphone regardless of how high its starting price.

 

Furthermore, if Lawton mods might do something appreciable to the sound quality, then why not? I think the jury is still out and we need more people to try it to see if it makes a worth while difference. As I said, I'm not sure because I haven't heard the TH-900 yet (haven't received the headphone yet!) but it don't think the statement "if you don't like them as they are, look elsewhere" is fair.

 

And, of course, it's a nice feeling to know you have something unique/customized! I work for a custom order furniture company, and you wouldn't believe how much extra money people pay to have extra choices available to them. Same with custom homes, cars, etc. People like to have additional options and often times will happily pay for them.


Edited by TWerk - 6/21/14 at 6:14pm
post #7278 of 8523

I agree the cable sucks and is too long, but I have some nifty reusable cable ties shaped like a robot which I got from Midori (stationary) in Japan. Wrap the cable in a circle, clip the ties on. Problem solved for $5. Soft rubber, so they won't harm your cable at all.

 


Edited by Matvei - 6/21/14 at 6:05pm
post #7279 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Matvei View Post
 

I agree the cable sucks and is too long, but I have some nifty reusable cable ties shaped like a robot which I got from Midori (stationary) in Japan. Wrap the cable in a circle, clip the ties on. Problem solved for $5. Soft rubber, so they won't harm your cable at all.

 

 

Personally, I wouldn't want something that looks like that on such a beautiful and expensive headphone. I think it would take away from the beauty of the TH-900.

 

But, I understand where you are coming from. I put some twist tie / band around my D2000 cable for awhile to keep it from being too long and annoying.


Edited by TWerk - 6/21/14 at 6:27pm
post #7280 of 8523
like drawing a moustache on the mona lisa
post #7281 of 8523

I waited 5 months for my LA-900 level three mod.  It was worth it...

 

It is beautiful and sounds INCREDIBLE.

 

He was always in touch and responded to emails.  Always helpful.

 

I am VERY happy with the work..

post #7282 of 8523
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like drawing a moustache on the mona lisa

Haha. Good example.smily_headphones1.gif
post #7283 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


Haha. Good example.smily_headphones1.gif

Oh come on. It's only on the cable, which is going to be on the floor somewhere anyway, right?

It's better than a stupid zip tie. 

post #7284 of 8523
lol! no not the cable tie - think it's kinda cute. it's the whole lawton mod thing. replacing those exotic urushi lacquered cups - it's sacrilege man.
post #7285 of 8523
Replacing the original laquered cups of the TH900 is a no sense for me; first of all the stock model sounds pretty amazing, in my opinion a well worthy improvement over the previous Denon D7000, and second....the original cups make them, in my opinion, the best looking headphones I ever seen.
Sometimes this hobby is really crazy mad.gif
post #7286 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Matvei View Post

Oh come on. It's only on the cable, which is going to be on the floor somewhere anyway, right?
It's better than a stupid zip tie. 

Oh I thought he meant the whole cosmetic mod (cups, pads and cable)

I am not that crazy about the red laqured cups but will not replace with the LA cups.

I wish I can just buy the th900 drivers and have Martin custom black and ebony cups.
post #7287 of 8523

I also love the look of the red cups, and wouldn't want to touch them. I can't wait to see it in person!

post #7288 of 8523

From what I understand- Mark has done lots of experimentation with cups over the years.  The TH-900 cups are beautiful, but the LA-900 ones are twice the size.   I would imagine cup size, wood type and wood thickness, maybe even the shape of the cups all effect sonics.   The soundstage on the LA-900 level 3 mod. is huge and extremely natural sounding.


Edited by rsbrsvp - 6/22/14 at 9:11am
post #7289 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Matvei View Post
 

I agree, I didn't pay $1300 for these to mod them. I like them as-is. If you don't like them as-is, maybe this headphone isn't for you. It is a flagship after all. I would understand more if people were modding their TH600 to improve it to TH900 level

 

 

so you've never modded anything to make it better? better parts on your car? on your house? stereo? nothing? Everything can always be better. for 100$ for ear pads and some damping material, it's a easy mod to do.... 

 

But you are ok with people modding their TH600's  lol do you realize how stupid that sounds?  LOL

post #7290 of 8523
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Originally Posted by Matvei View Post

 
I agree, I didn't pay $1300 for these to mod them. I like them as-is. If you don't like them as-is, maybe this headphone isn't for you. It is a flagship after all. I would understand more if people were modding their TH600 to improve it to TH900 level


so you've never modded anything to make it better? better parts on your car? on your house? stereo? nothing? Everything can always be better. for 100$ for ear pads and some damping material, it's a easy mod to do.... 

But you are ok with people modding their TH600's  lol do you realize how stupid that sounds?  LOL

I'm not speaking on behalf of Matvie but I don't think thats the point. Go to discussion threads on grado, hd800 etc, the mod discussions seem focused on fostex as a carry over for making denon products and the less capable th600. We have a unique flagship product here with improved and luxurious cups, pads, cable and internals. A far superior product by far. I think purists like mate vie and myself are not anti anything, nor not condone trying to improve whats already a great reference product. The cable I get is long, but I will wait for un upgrade flagship product in five years or so, meticulously developed by fostex, before I'd mod these puppies. But I do like the struggle and joy of listening to folks trying custom upgrades on any product that I own. I'm still curious as to why fostex, other than the reasons I gave for any upgrade.
Edited by Whazzzup - 6/22/14 at 10:31am
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