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post #7501 of 7513
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post
 

 

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!!

Artist 5s.  

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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post


if you are asking about the TH900, you would struggle to find a better HP for EDM.... IMO.

+1. Classical and instrumental jazz as well. 

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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post
 

Drop the fiancee, that 'll save you enough money to buy a pair of TH-900, B&W 800s and a Ferrari. :D 

 

Plus, Ferraris come with free 7 year maintenance plans nowadays. Try that with a fiancee. =P

 

 

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Originally Posted by awry View Post
 

Artist 5s.  

 

Adam desktop/bookshelf/monitor speakers have really good high frequency extension, but all the 5" models I tried just don't go low enough for me.

post #7504 of 7513
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post


if you are asking about the TH900, you would struggle to find a better HP for EDM.... IMO.


I listen to mostly EDM & used to think the same. Until I tried the LCD XC's. The LCD XC's are equally good for EDM (may also be better depending on your taste).

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Ok guys, since I listen to music for fun and not mixing/mastering, it seems TH900s are the best for me. I can go from jazz/classical to Eurodance/trance in a second so I need versatile headphones. Thanks for all the replies.

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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 

Ok guys, since I listen to music for fun and not mixing/mastering, it seems TH900s are the best for me. I can go from jazz/classical to Eurodance/trance in a second so I need versatile headphones. Thanks for all the replies.


Good choice IMO 

 

If you can swing it shoot for the TH-900 and not worry yourself down the line what could have been.  You may always wonder with the TH-600.

post #7507 of 7513
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post
 

Drop the fiancee, that 'll save you enough money to buy a pair of TH-900, B&W 800s and a Ferrari. :D 

 

My amp doesn't run hot enough to keep me warm during the long cold winters. :biggrin:

post #7508 of 7513
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 

Ok guys, since I listen to music for fun and not mixing/mastering, it seems TH900s are the best for me. I can go from jazz/classical to Eurodance/trance in a second so I need versatile headphones. Thanks for all the replies.


You wont be disappointed. I originally bought the TH-600 for fun phones and found them to be great for all genres. If your upstream components are up to it you will really appreciate the small but significant differences stepping up to the TH-900s. For me its worth the extra dough.

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My amp doesn't run hot enough to keep me warm during the long cold winters. :biggrin:

 

The chicks the Ferrari will attract do ...  :tongue_smile:

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Originally Posted by punit View Post


I listen to mostly EDM & used to think the same. Until I tried the LCD XC's. The LCD XC's are equally good for EDM (may also be better depending on your taste).


Damn.. I wish I didn't hear this. Was thinking about the xc's but the pricetag , weight, and mixed reviews have me holding off for the time being.
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post

My amp doesn't run hot enough to keep me warm during the long cold winters. biggrin.gif
twins are much better for that.... Class A monos would be nice. biggrin.gif
post #7512 of 7513
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


I listen to mostly EDM & used to think the same. Until I tried the LCD XC's. The LCD XC's are equally good for EDM (may also be better depending on your taste).

Now you see what you have done ?:veryevil:

post #7513 of 7513
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Originally Posted by jronan2 View Post


Damn.. I wish I didn't hear this. Was thinking about the xc's but the pricetag , weight, and mixed reviews have me holding off for the time being.


Yes, they are not as comfortable as the TH 900 & do not have the immediate wow factor when you first hear them. But IMHO after a week of use you adjust to their weight & they have a very liquid, fluid, organic sound which I prefer for long term listening (or maybe its just new toy syndrome, I will post back after couple of weeks if I still feel the same). I would agree that you cannot buy them blind without audition bcos of the price tag, buying used (which is what I did) would also be of much better value.

 

That said I am not selling my TH 900, they are such a fun HP & I love that fat bottomed sub-bass.  I an in fact having a detachable cable mod done to them so I can use them with better cables.

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