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Martin cups on a D2000 are sweet.....

 

 

 

 Agreed, on a D2000 you have nothing to lose but something to gain as far as some nice looking cups and further sound tweaks.

I think thats the hangover for fostex and mods in general. The denon that were made by fostex could use the mod, th900 is not necessary but a preference thing and I think these companies know that at this level of reference listening, adaption, post purchase dissidence, and the quest for the holy sound grail, make th900 owners a nice market segment to upgrade. IMO

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Martin cups on a D2000 are sweet.....

Those do look great! I don't want to actually bother Martin unless I'm super serious about the cups, but do you know how much in the general ballpark a full set of Denon cups run (I know the wood really matters, and I would probably want to go Amboyna just like the TH900 since I really like the grain of that wood)?

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Those do look great! I don't want to actually bother Martin unless I'm super serious about the cups, but do you know how much in the general ballpark a full set of Denon cups run (I know the wood really matters, and I would probably want to go Amboyna just like the TH900 since I really like the grain of that wood)?

$250
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$250

This actually might be worth it if it's not mere aesthetic improvements. The amboyna wood looks too good to pass up if martin can make more cups with the same sophisticated and amazing grain pattern. 

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I thought the sound was a little boomy with my extra deep COCOBOLO cups but a little Dynamat and hollofill solved it big time. Bass is better than stock. Point being it's more than cosmetic and even the cosmetics alone are worth it if you have the $ and love the Denon sound, which I do.
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I think thats the hangover for fostex and mods in general. The denon that were made by fostex could use the mod, th900 is not necessary but a preference thing and I think these companies know that at this level of reference listening, adaption, post purchase dissidence, and the quest for the holy sound grail, make th900 owners a nice market segment to upgrade. IMO

Really well said.
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Are these good for EDM?

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Are these good for EDM?
if you are asking about the TH900, you would struggle to find a better HP for EDM.... IMO.
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Now I'm in a situation where I could afford to get the TH900's or a pair of nice speakers. I'd have a greater use for the speakers, but then again I really, really want the TH900's. I'm torn, help me?
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Now I'm in a situation where I could afford to get the TH900's or a pair of nice speakers. I'd have a greater use for the speakers, but then again I really, really want the TH900's. I'm torn, help me?

do you plan on upgrading the speakers in the near future? if not, i say go for the speakers. the th900 are "end game" headphones (unless you plan on going 'stats or getting other high end headphones to complement them) so i can understand how tempting it is to pick them up over the speakers.

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Now I'm in a situation where I could afford to get the TH900's or a pair of nice speakers. I'd have a greater use for the speakers, but then again I really, really want the TH900's. I'm torn, help me?
I would also consider actual useage time. If you don't have to worry too much about annoying others and you feel you would use the speakers more I would go with them over the TH900. I live with other people and I do a lot of listening late at night, so the TH900 suits me better.
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Now I'm in a situation where I could afford to get the TH900's or a pair of nice speakers. I'd have a greater use for the speakers, but then again I really, really want the TH900's. I'm torn, help me?

I'd choose the TH900 over speakers. Like kugino said, these are "end game" headphones. I see that you have the HD650s. I initially bought the TH900 as a closed hp to compliment my HD600s and for use at the office. At first I was disappointed because the TH900 does not isolate well enough for office use (for me). But that was just an excuse to just buy more headphones biggrin.gif. I'd never get rid of my Th900s.
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Now I'm in a situation where I could afford to get the TH900's or a pair of nice speakers. I'd have a greater use for the speakers, but then again I really, really want the TH900's. I'm torn, help me?

 

What kind of "nice speakers" would TH900 money get you, I wonder? Assuming it's around the $1500 mark, I'm assuming bookshelf speakers or near-field monitors? I doubt you can get anywhere close to the TH900's low frequency articulation at that price range with those, unless you can include a sub in that budget.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of speakers, particularly active near fielders (used to have Event Opals before I moved to my current residence) but I think the TH900 would be a better choice at that price range. If you had 10 times that money to spare, then yeah, go get yourself a pair of ATCs or Barefoots (plus room treatment) and knock yourself out!!


Edited by kurochin - 7/21/14 at 7:57pm
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Thanks for the responses. I was thinking about a pair of Genelec 8030's for general use; I could swap them between my tv and computer based on my needs until I can afford to get a proper home theater. I've only got the inbuilt speakers in the television (which are pretty decent for tv-speakers) and a crappy Dell soundbar for pc, so proper speakers would have all sorts of use, and they'd be a bit cheaper too.

But then again TH900's are endgame and will get tons of use, especially if the Bifrost I ordered will fix the annoying DAC-problem I've been having.

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Thanks for the responses. I was thinking about a pair of Genelec 8030's for general use; I could swap them between my tv and computer based on my needs until I can afford to get a proper home theater. I've only got the inbuilt speakers in the television (which are pretty decent for tv-speakers) and a crappy Dell soundbar for pc, so proper speakers would have all sorts of use, and they'd be a bit cheaper too.
But then again TH900's are endgame and will get tons of use, especially if the Bifrost I ordered will fix the annoying DAC-problem I've been having.
i would highly recommend that you try the Genelec's before you decide. I trialed them recently and found that I preferred the sound of my TH900 by a considerable margin. It is tough to beat the bass of the fostex.
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