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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post




Japanese editions of Bakoon amps.
Ask AnakChan if you need local knowledge.

For tubes look at the Stratus.

 

Thanks for a clear and very straightforward answer.

 

I read about the Korean Bakoon yesterday but it lost my attention due to it being battery powerd ... in the long term these will need to be replaced.

I'm checking out the Japanese HDA-5210 atm but it might be discontinued, I guess in favor of the Korean one. Still, the Korean one might be a worthy alternative, it's from the same company after all. Thanks for pointing me there again.

 

I hadn't considered the Stratus yet, I somehow got the idea the Sonett 2 was better for sensitive phones. I see Donald recommends it for use with the TH-900 on the Stratus page. Great!

 

So, off to dig through a couple more threads!   :) 

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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

@preproman beerchug.gif

My current rig does help bring the mids forward a little, but I wonder if the soundstage would be affected if they were much more forward.

wondered about that myself. john grado said you can't have mids and soundstage. he was talking about the ps1000 tho. guess he hadn't heard the hd800, k812 or abyss. wink.gif
Edited by up late - Today at 7:28 am
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@AppleHead
Some say that Bakoon's portable HDA-5520 is even better with the TH-900, though it's probably even more inconvenient - uses rechargeable AA batteries that you have to remove (after using a screwdriver to take off the case, mind you) and charge separately every 10 hours or so.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/716479/bakoon-japan-launch-1st-portable-headphone-amplifier-hda-5520

Another Japanese manufacturer of note is MASS-Kobo;
http://www.masskobo.com/e/info-e.htm

As for DACs, the sky's the limit, really . Too many to list - Esoteric, TechDAS, Ayre, PS Audio, Chord, Audio-gd, Auralic.

Personally, I'm saving up for a Sony/RWA-Z1ES mod variant. Not exactly a DAC, but a standalone desktop digital audio player. Heard the stock (non RWA modded) version a couple of weeks ago with a Burson Soloist and my TH900, and I have to say it sounded absolutely delicious. The PCM-to-DSD remastering/upsampling thing it does really works wonders on standard-def 44.1 stuff.
http://redwineaudio.com/mods/rwa-z1es-x

Also recently tried the Grace M905. Was it you who previously mentioned that you wanted preamp functionality for your speakers? If that's the case, then this one's definitely a great all-in-one unit. Very quiet with the TH-900. Lots of input and output options. Even has dual L-R subwoofer outs, so you can have dual subs for music that employ bass phasing and whatnot. Pro brands like Grace tend to have a very uncoloured sound signature though, which some people like and some dislike. I personally didn't find it too dry with the TH-900, but did sound a tad relaxed. It was a new unit which didn't have many hours put through it though.
http://www.gracedesign.com/products/m905/m905.htm

Hope this helps.
Edited by kurochin - Today at 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Lol...  That's funny Brook.  I'm back in the market for another pair of closed headphones.  

 

Having owned the TH900, Alpha Dogs, ATH-W3000ANV, D7000 and the Paradox - but not even hearing the LCD-XC.  It's a hard choice.  

 

If only the TH900s had better mids,  If only the ATH-W3000ANV had a better top end and better quality bass, If only the Alpha Dogs had better quality bass, If only the Paradox was more enjoyable and not so studio like.  The D7000 is a very fun headphone, but it's just too many things to nit pick at.  For all that you get (nice cups and stuff) - I think the TH900 is the front runner.

 

All IMHO.. 

 

P.S.  I'm not getting into any HE-6 talks with my main man Peter..  :biggrin:


Just a suggestion but try using the equalizer with JRiver to level out the mids for the TH900. 

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Thanks for the info Kurochin. I won't be going for portable though.

 

I read up some more on the Korean Bakoon 01 and 21 and they may not be my amps of choice. 

The Japanese HDA-5210 MkIII sounds like a better option.

Does anyone know if this one exists in 220V and where/how to get one?

 

The Stratus does seem like the best option for tubes indeed, with the WA5 coming second.

 

This is all from my search with only a TH-900 (or AT Woodies) and my sound preferences in mind though.

For me these phones don't need to sound more neutral, clean or whatever.

I like their traits and would love to keep those or enhance them. 

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looking to buy TH 900 not sure what amp to buy. PC win 8.1 / Jriver 19  is the source with Bifrost uber any really good value for money suggestions 

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Originally Posted by aamer23 View Post
 

looking to buy TH 900 not sure what amp to buy. PC win 8.1 / Jriver 19  is the source with Bifrost uber any really good value for money suggestions 

 

Have read through here. It may give you some tips. Also I believe there are some recommendations in this thread which you'll need to search :-

http://www.head-fi.org/t/619974/amp-recommendations-for-fostex-th900

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