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post #7366 of 8011
@TWerk I think you're a champion for being honest enough with yourself to not just mindlessly give the TH900 a glowing review.

I hope you find that extra spice you are after.

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post #7367 of 8011

So TH900s aren't fun for non-audiophile genres? Such as modern rock, pop etc.

post #7368 of 8011
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 

So TH900s aren't fun for non-audiophile genres? Such as modern rock, pop etc.

 

I think that the TH-900 ARE fun to listen to.

 

But you don't need to spend this much for "fun" sound if that's all you want. These give a very refined, audiophile friendly (which to me means detailed, clear and precise) type of sound. More so than something like the D2000.

 

(All just IMHO, of course. Like everything I've said here ;) )


Edited by TWerk - 6/28/14 at 10:24am
post #7369 of 8011

I see. I shouldn't spend so much for these then. At least I shouldn't buy before trying first. I wonder how they compare to TH600s?

post #7370 of 8011
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

@TWerk I think you're a champion for being honest enough with yourself to not just mindlessly give the TH900 a glowing review.

I hope you find that extra spice you are after.

beerchug.gif

 

Thanks pal!

 

I wanted to give my honest impression so as to possibly help someone that finds themselves in my shoes in the future (looks like obsidyen is facing a similar situation!!). I hope to prevent other people from thinking that they need to have something like the TH-900 to have enjoyable sound for EDM music.

 

I experienced the feeling that I just had to have something better/upgrade, but "upgradeitis" can make us unhappy and not appreciative of the awesome gear we actually do have.

 

For me, PRO 900 and D2000 W/ Alphas pads are both very pleasing headphones.

 

My experience with both TH-900 and SIG DJ tells me that extra money buys you more refined sound, which is not necessarily what everyone will ultimately desire.

 

I think this statement makes my main revelation clear, so I'll stop repeating it. Sorry! ;)

 

Again, I'm glad I tried them out myself, because you just never know till you try. The F/S part of this website is a godsend for people like me who need to hear things to make up their minds. There are just too many differing opinions from everybody to know what to expect personally without a listen.

This is indeed a journey of sorts. A journey I'm happy to share with all you, my friends. :beerchug: 


Edited by TWerk - 6/28/14 at 1:18pm
post #7371 of 8011
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 

How much of an improvement TH900s be over Senn HD650s? I'm using Chord Hugo as dac/amp.

 

They're a pretty big step-up in my opinion; I own both and no longer use the 650s. I did give them another try last week and they sound slow and somewhat muddy by comparison.

post #7372 of 8011
HD600 > HD650 anyway biggrin.gif

Senn HD6xx may be long in the tooth and seem rough next to modern headphones but maintain they are right up there for best price / performance ratio around and especially when you factor scaling ability. Out of my entire collection I would never sell HD600 and it does something different to TH900.
post #7373 of 8011
i'm a bit tired tonight and not in the mood for writing a thesis but here's my opnion after having owned Denon's, Lawtons, AT woodies and also the HD650.

Every post after (and including) TWerk's sincere review makes damn good sence and is valuable info to people into or considering these kinds of cans. TWerk just made this thread really interesting!

This doesn't mean people who can spare the money shouldn't buy the TH900 though, if your budget at this point in life allows it and you are far enough into the Head-Fi journey they are a really good buy. But DO take this as a journey and do it one step at at a time, that's where the fun is at and what will bring you a lot of joy.

One last remark about the HD650. I agree with the opinions here in this thread on the HD650 but everything about these phones changes with a silver cable. And yes I spent some money on phones cables and a wole lotta more on speaker cables. And no I don't belive in recabling or cables anymore. With the exception of silver for the HD650. And no, I won't get into a cable discussion here as this would hurt the interesting discussion we have going on right now. With cables as with most things, to each his own opinion.

I believe you should sell the TH-900's for now TWerk and try some D/LA/2000/5000 or a nice used pair of TH-600. For now... Perception of money, appreciation, sound quality, music tastes and sound signatures you like (with different genres) will change over time. And then there could be different phones perfect for different genres to your ears. This 'll be a long, long journey, but that's what makes it great! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by AppleheadMay - 6/28/14 at 1:14pm
post #7374 of 8011

You make some valid points TWerk and your honesty is right on the mark. 

post #7375 of 8011
Unsure of the fuss. Every 10-pages someone blind buys the TH900 and decides they are not right for them.

This site has mature membership and general consensus on headphones is usually reliable. So it comes down to personal preference and perception as ever. TH900 having clear, smooth and coloured sound is in every review, if that is what TWerk is referring to. Nothing wrong with that summary, it will do. That result conversely translates to a 'fun' and engaging sound for my tastes.

Do not agree with TH600 recommendation. TH900 more elevated sound but they share same family relationship.

If you find something you like then stop buying hardware and buy more music instead smily_headphones1.gif
post #7376 of 8011

well i decided to just bump the journey up into one swoop, if you call going from dr dre detox  and an iphone to th900 and hpa8 a journey....I love them and dont know where to go from here, probably no where but I keep looking, reading and clicking.

post #7377 of 8011
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dont know where to go from here, probably no where but I keep looking, reading and clicking.

 

Noob!! Your next step is to acquire those magical blocks of wood that supposedly remove unwanted vibrations caused by the Earth's rotation and place them under your amp.

post #7378 of 8011
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post
 

dont know where to go from here, probably no where but I keep looking, reading and clicking.

 

Noob!! Your next step is to acquire those magical blocks of wood that supposedly remove unwanted vibrations caused by the Earth's rotation and place them under your amp.

its not the electromagnetic flux coming from my equipment that must be neutralized?

post #7379 of 8011
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its not the electromagnetic flux coming from my equipment that must be neutralized?

 

That's just nonsense concocted by capitalists.

post #7380 of 8011
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its not the electromagnetic flux coming from my equipment that must be neutralized?

 

That's just nonsense concocted by capitalists.

No kidding, lol

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