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I must say some of Lawton's new wood selections do look great to me, even if the standard cups are special as well.

His site is up, new cable choices as well and I see the damping material for the back of the cups has changed.

 

Must resist, need amps! :biggrin:
 

 

 

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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post
 

I must say some of Lawton's new wood selections do look great to me, even if the standard cups are special as well.

His site is up, new cable choices as well and I see the damping material for the back of the cups has changed.

 

Must resist, need amps! :biggrin:
 

 

 

must resist 1500 bucks to double down, 3000 buck can and upgrade, yikes. glad im outa here for a month

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yeah, it's my next purchase.
Just my .02: I found the Taurus a better match than the GSX and its about a grand cheaper (in case you're not already familiar with the Taurus). They're both great amps though.
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Just my .02: I found the Taurus a better match than the GSX and its about a grand cheaper (in case you're not already familiar with the Taurus). They're both great amps though.


and you don't have to wait over a year for one ;)

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Wait for the gsx is 3-4 months right now. About to start assembling the next batch

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has this article been posted on this thread yet? i saw it over on the hd800 thread. marco arment's a software developer who co-founded tumblr and writes instapaper, which i use every day for my news reading. i guess he's into headphones now (and seems to be active here on head-fi) and did a nice little comparison between a couple of flagships, the hd800 and th900.

 

http://www.marco.org/2014/07/12/ridiculous-headphones-pile-of-schiit

 

his conclusion is similar to my own - the hd800 is technically a bad-***** and one of the best headphones in current production. but the th900, which is no slouch in the technical area, is simply more fun and more "emotional" to listen to.

 

i originally picked up my th900 to compare against my d7000, which i think is the most fun headphone i've ever owned. many said the th900 is a more refined d7000. i was going to sell one of them and a priori, i thought i was going to re-sell the th900. but the th900, at least to my ears, is not very similar to the d7000. it's much more refined, doesn't have the boomy bass of the d7000, has slightly recessed mids, and is as detailed as the hd800 with a slightly smaller soundstage. rather than comparing the th900 to the d7000, i found myself comparing the th900 to my hd800. and like marco, i find myself listening to my th900 way more than the hd800. it's very pleasant, much easier to drive, and has a nice low-end that really sets itself apart from the hd800 on tracks that go that low. 

 

for the moment i'm still holding on to my hd800...but i may give the he6 a go if i can strengthen my neck muscles enough to be able to wear that thing for more than five minutes...ouch.


Edited by kugino - 8/11/14 at 5:13pm
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Wait for the gsx is 3-4 months right now. About to start assembling the next batch


whoah, thanks for the update, justin. good to know...

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@ appleheadmay - the phonitor wasn't mine but the th900 sounded fine out of it from what i remember. hearing it with the carey integrated amp made a real impression and was the reason i ended up buying it - the th900 that is. wink.gif
Edited by up late - 8/11/14 at 5:49pm
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Wait for the gsx is 3-4 months right now. About to start assembling the next batch

And as this is the TH-900 thread, I can certainly vouche that they sound amazingly good from the GS-X Mk2.
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has this article been posted on this thread yet? i saw it over on the hd800 thread. marco arment's a software developer who co-founded tumblr and writes instapaper, which i use every day for my news reading. i guess he's into headphones now (and seems to be active here on head-fi) and did a nice little comparison between a couple of flagships, the hd800 and th900.

 

http://www.marco.org/2014/07/12/ridiculous-headphones-pile-of-schiit

 

his conclusion is similar to my own - the hd800 is technically a bad-***** and one of the best headphones in current production. but the th900, which is no slouch in the technical area, is simply more fun and more "emotional" to listen to.

 

i originally picked up my th900 to compare against my d7000, which i think is the most fun headphone i've ever owned. many said the th900 is a more refined d7000. i was going to sell one of them and a priori, i thought i was going to re-sell the th900. but the th900, at least to my ears, is not very similar to the d7000. it's much more refined, doesn't have the boomy bass of the d7000, has slightly recessed mids, and is as detailed as the hd800 with a slightly smaller soundstage. rather than comparing the th900 to the d7000, i found myself comparing the th900 to my hd800. and like marco, i find myself listening to my th900 way more than the hd800. it's very pleasant, much easier to drive, and has a nice low-end that really sets itself apart from the hd800 on tracks that go that low. 

 

for the moment i'm still holding on to my hd800...but i may give the he6 a go if i can strengthen my neck muscles enough to be able to wear that thing for more than five minutes...ouch.

I read his review. Excellent link. Really sums up what the TH900 really is. Every TH900 fan should read and see if they think the same. Went to the LA head fi meet and tried basically every good headphone from the HE-6 to the Stax SR-009. I was considering the HE-6 really well but after trying the D7000 and TH900 I realized why I originally sold my D2000s telling myself I needed the best model those engineers had devised. These cans are truly special in my opinion. They sound so good. Flawed technically compared to the HD800, sure, but so. damn. good. I can't honestly find anything better that is 'technically flawed' that sounds so sweet. It is unreal how fostex really figured out the human ear. I couldn't agree more with Marco. I hope other people agree with me. 

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That's pretty much how I feel about the D7000-- not perfect technically, of course, but soooo musical/organic, or however you want to describe it. The texture of the sound is just beautiful.

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Just my .02: I found the Taurus a better match than the GSX and its about a grand cheaper (in case you're not already familiar with the Taurus). They're both great amps though.

Taurus looks way better than gsx imo. No flame of wa* please smily_headphones1.gif

Just that I find gsx look like home made product.
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That's pretty much how I feel about the D7000-- not perfect technically, of course, but soooo musical/organic, or however you want to describe it. The texture of the sound is just beautiful.

Headphone that I regret selling the most was d7000. Really miss it.

I've got it around $620 CAD few years back and I had a hope for d7100 but... no comments on d7100. frown.gif
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That's pretty much how I feel about the D7000-- not perfect technically, of course, but soooo musical/organic, or however you want to describe it. The texture of the sound is just beautiful.

Right. I actually slightly preferred the D7000 bass to the TH900 when I heard it at the meet to be honest. If I was going to buy one though it would still be the TH900 due to the rest of the package and sound, but the D7000 was just unreal as well. If headphones had to sound like speakers with natural timbre but with less soundstage, I'm pretty sure the D7000 and TH900 would win that category (if we weren't counting the AKG K1000 since they are literally speakers).

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I must say some of Lawton's new wood selections do look great to me, even if the standard cups are special as well.

His site is up, new cable choices as well and I see the damping material for the back of the cups has changed.

 

Must resist, need amps! :biggrin:
 

 

 


i'm sure these are very well constructed and probably sound really good. but seriously, do you want a huge "LAWTON" on the side of your th900?

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