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post #7576 of 7954
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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!   :) 

post #7577 of 7954
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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 - 7/29/14 at 7:28am
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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 - 7/29/14 at 7:38am
post #7579 of 7954
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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. 

post #7580 of 7954

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. 

post #7581 of 7954

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

post #7583 of 7954

My th900's the rubber bit on the cable by the headphones one side has come loose I was wondering if anyone can be of assistance and tell me how to get it back so it dont move up and down anymore, the rubber bit is where the headphone cable comes out of the headphones its that which has come loose please any help would be great. thanks

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Here's a guide on how to open the TH-900 or identical D7000. Once open you should be able to pull the rubber bit back in.

Don't do it if you don't feel comfortable opening the phones up though. Not that it's that hard but might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Can't it just be pushed back in?

post #7585 of 7954
If anyone is interested in watching a visual demonstration of just how much sub bass slam the FOSTEX TH900 can deliver, check this link to the Extreme Bass Club thread in the full size headphone section wink.gif

If you're a TH900 owner, watching this may make you even prouder of your pretty awesome cans for sure wink.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/716711/the-best-bass-headphones-are-the-extreme-bass-club/1485#post_10759270

And please do post your comments there too - hope you enjoy the show smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks cool.gif
post #7586 of 7954
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post
 

Here's a guide on how to open the TH-900 or identical D7000. Once open you should be able to pull the rubber bit back in.

Don't do it if you don't feel comfortable opening the phones up though. Not that it's that hard but might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Can't it just be pushed back in?


It, the rubber piece, may be broken.  There is a flat lip that sits inside the cups to hold it in place.  If the round piece of that has broken off from that flat piece inside the cups then you just can't stick it back in.  You would need a new rubber grommet/strain relief component.  I don't know where to get those and you should ask the place of business where you bought the TH900's to see if they can get one for you.

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Originally Posted by germay0653 View Post
 


It, the rubber piece, may be broken.  There is a flat lip that sits inside the cups to hold it in place.  If the round piece of that has broken off from that flat piece inside the cups then you just can't stick it back in.  You would need a new rubber grommet/strain relief component.  I don't know where to get those and you should ask the place of business where you bought the TH900's to see if they can get one for you.

 

 

I know what you mean, the rubber piece needs to be replaced.

Blow is a schematic of the pices in a TH-900. You should be able to order the piece from your distributor.

But to do this you would need to de-solder the cables from one side of the headphone and then re-solder them.

Again, if you're not comfortable doing that don't do it.

If you go to a good dealer that has a service department they are able to do that for you.

 

post #7588 of 7954

By distributor I mean the company who imports Fostex in your country by the way.

post #7589 of 7954

Thanks for the help guys I have contacted the imported for the product in the UK lets see what they say hopefully they have a repair service.

post #7590 of 7954

In the UK? SCV London? They're the best, if these guys cant help you no one can.

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