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post #7411 of 7936

doesn't look like much, but here's my "mod" on my th900. shortened the cable by a lot and put on an oyaide 1/4" plug...the other half is now an xlr->1/4" adapter. 

 

post #7412 of 7936
I have found that the 'treble harshness' with my TH900 varies greatly depending on the track and what is feeding it. I have some test tracks that have particularly hot treble which I use to help assess changes in my system. I have found that through my various tweeks the treble is still very present and clear but the harshness has basically gone. This leads me to think that the harshness is more related to the system behind the TH900.

I know they are easy heaphones to drive and that they play nice with most devices, but I feel that there still are some issues of synergy with the TH900 even if they are minor.
post #7413 of 7936
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 

I appreciate all the opinions here. One last question before calling the dealer tomorrow, how are TH900s in terms of ear fatigue? Is there piercing, harsh treble? That's what I really dislike, and it seems D7000s have that.

I think you need a PM-1. ('great phone by the way; I have it and the TH900).

post #7414 of 7936

I use the Schiit Gungnir/Mojo stack and in spite of the forward nature of the amp, I've not found treble to be piercing generally. But then again, I have one track (by ELO) that I find to be pretty sibilant when played through any of the DAC/Amps that I own. So track quality matters. The TH 900 is no exception here. The mitigating factor for me with the TH 900 is that I do not have to raise the volume past 9 pm. 

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Actually I found the mids the weakest link on the D7000s. Sure the treble was a bit too much and the bass a bit too bloated...but I ended up selling them twice mainly for the mids (or lack thereof  tongue.gif ).

Oh ya, I am not saying d7000 has the best mids smily_headphones1.gif. Audeze had the best mids IMO.

But I don't think I will never buy Audeze due to being heavy and uncomfortable. I think it's bit over priced too compare to he6.

I am in the search for the closed headphone that has the lcd2 mids, d7000 subbass, th900 quality bass, hd800 sound stage and ps1000 speaker sounding headphone smily_headphones1.gif

... and must be really comfortable..

I am asking too much.. lol...
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

doesn't look like much, but here's my "mod" on my th900. shortened the cable by a lot and put on an oyaide 1/4" plug...the other half is now an xlr->1/4" adapter. 



I was gonna do this. You beat me smily_headphones1.gif
post #7417 of 7936
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

I am in the search for the closed headphone that has the lcd2 mids, d7000 subbass, th900 quality bass, hd800 sound stage and ps1000 speaker sounding headphone smily_headphones1.gif

... and must be really comfortable..

I am asking too much.. lol...

Not at all. Get a 6x6feet closed room, soundproofed and acoustically treated, a couple of 3-way active studio monitors, a subwoofer and a decent DAC with preamp. Even more comfortable than headphones. Not very portable though.
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I was gonna do this. You beat me smily_headphones1.gif

haha :) 

 

the oyaide plug is really nice. retains the nice metal look of the stock fostex plug...

post #7419 of 7936

Anyone have any experience with the TH-900 and Audio-gd products? (both DAC and AMP's)

post #7420 of 7936
been listening to the th900 tonight for the first time in a few weeks. it's always interesting coming back to a pair of cans after a break. noticing a hollowness which i'm putting down to the recessed mids. not saying that's a fatal flaw or anything coz there's a lot to like about this can but i think that fuller mids might make the sound more cohesive.
Edited by up late - 6/30/14 at 6:23am
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

been listening to the th900 tonight for the first time in a few weeks. it's always interesting coming back to a pair of cans after a break. noticing a hollowness which i'm putting down to the recessed mids. not saying that's a fatal flaw or anything coz there's a lot to like about this can but i think that fuller mids might make the sound more cohesive.

Hollowness might come from the staging? 

post #7422 of 7936

Jazz at the Pawnshop is really good with these cans. And I'm just using it off a HM901 > Portatube. 

post #7423 of 7936
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

been listening to the th900 tonight for the first time in a few weeks. it's always interesting coming back to a pair of cans after a break. noticing a hollowness which i'm putting down to the recessed mids. not saying that's a fatal flaw or anything coz there's a lot to like about this can but i think that fuller mids might make the sound more cohesive.

 

As a matter of interest, what other headphones do you have with which you don't notice this hollowness?

 

If anything, I experience this more with my Stax Lambdas than I do with the TH900s.


Edited by Paul Meakin - 6/30/14 at 1:56pm
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Hollowness might come from the staging? 

think it's due to the midrange depression which enhances the sense of space anyway
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Originally Posted by Paul Meakin View Post

As a matter of interest, what other headphones do you have with which you don't notice this hollowness?

If anything, I experience this more with my Stax Lambdas than I do with the TH900s.

my other cans don't - see profile. have also tried other high-end cans that didn't like the abyss, sr-007 and t1. not sure about the hd800 and k812 tho. would need to hear them again to be sure.
post #7425 of 7936
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


Oh ya, I am not saying d7000 has the best mids smily_headphones1.gif. Audeze had the best mids IMO.

But I don't think I will never buy Audeze due to being heavy and uncomfortable. I think it's bit over priced too compare to he6.

I am in the search for the closed headphone that has the lcd2 mids, d7000 subbass, th900 quality bass, hd800 sound stage and ps1000 speaker sounding headphone smily_headphones1.gif

... and must be really comfortable..

I am asking too much.. lol...

 

Yes, you're asking for too much. :p FWIW, I had and sold the HE-6...the LCD-2/3/X/XC were all preferred by my ears (and more comfortable too). :o 

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