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post #7801 of 7949
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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post

Are the TH600's any more forgiving of less than top nothch source files?

HS

No clue but I might buy one for office use soon. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7802 of 7949
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


No clue but I might buy one for office use soon. smily_headphones1.gif

 

You give any thought to the Alpha Dogs?

 

HS

post #7803 of 7949
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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

 

You give any thought to the Alpha Dogs?

 

HS

Sorry again, never heard alpha dogs but I had AlphaDogs earpads, very uncomfortable and very small for my ears.

I wear them for 5 mins and starting to sweat, so I guess it's a no go for me, and beside I have TH900, don't need to downgrade :)

post #7804 of 7949
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Sorry again, never heard alpha dogs but I had AlphaDogs earpads, very uncomfortable and very small for my ears.

I wear them for 5 mins and starting to sweat, so I guess it's a no go for me, and beside I have TH900, don't need to downgrade :)

Ah hem I have AD's they are quite good you know, :atsmile:they may not be as detailed as the TH 900 however, I do not believe that the TH 900 are 2.5 to 3 times better on SQ compared to AD's and same goes for Audeze and HD 800 all fantastic gear but for some peoples VFM comes into play. ( :darthsmile:AD, could be made a little more comfortable)

post #7805 of 7949
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Originally Posted by aamer23 View Post
 

Ah hem I have AD's they are quite good you know, :atsmile:they may not be as detailed as the TH 900 however, I do not believe that the TH 900 are 2.5 to 3 times better on SQ compared to AD's and same goes for Audeze and HD 800 all fantastic gear but for some peoples VFM comes into play. ( :darthsmile:AD, could be made a little more comfortable)

Yape I am sure Alpha dogs are good headphones, I was saying I already have TH900 so I really don't need to get another entry/mid-fi headphones. If I never had TH900 I will probably get Alpha just to try.

 

But I really want to try Paradox, :)

post #7806 of 7949

I just could not justify the additional cost for the TH 900 particularly since I could not demo them in Dubai. I do love the look and finish 

post #7807 of 7949
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Sorry again, never heard alpha dogs but I had AlphaDogs earpads, very uncomfortable and very small for my ears.

I wear them for 5 mins and starting to sweat, so I guess it's a no go for me, and beside I have TH900, don't need to downgrade :)

 

 

Good to know about the ear pads.  Their site goes on about how comfortable they are.  I've got a pretty big noggin and comfort is key to me.  That's one of the things that interested me about the TH900's....comfy and light.  I'd prefer a bit more isolation, but I figure it'll be good enough for my use at home (wife watches TV at times but she's pretty tolerant).  My biggest concern with them is being them being too bright.  I'm not big on too bright.  The Woo WA7 can help with that some with the stock tubes, though.

 

Decisions....

 

 

:biggrin:

 

HS

post #7808 of 7949
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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

 

 

Good to know about the ear pads.  Their site goes on about how comfortable they are.  I've got a pretty big noggin and comfort is key to me.  That's one of the things that interested me about the TH900's....comfy and light.  I'd prefer a bit more isolation, but I figure it'll be good enough for my use at home (wife watches TV at times but she's pretty tolerant).  My biggest concern with them is being them being too bright.  I'm not big on too bright.  The Woo WA7 can help with that some with the stock tubes, though.

 

Decisions....

 

 

:biggrin:

 

HS

 

Actually I prefer TH900 over more isolated earpads, it allows my ear to breath more than very tightly sealed earpads. :)

post #7809 of 7949
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

 

Actually I prefer TH900 over more isolated earpads, it allows my ear to breath more than very tightly sealed earpads. :)

 

I think a velvet like solution could seal and provide breathing vs leather although I really like the idea of supple hide.  Just seems that if you listen for hours at a time, leather's not a good solution unless you're based in a cold environ.

 

HS

post #7810 of 7949
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post
 

I find these to be the most sensitive headphones I have-- sensitive to source, recording, amp, etc. They can be remarkably clean, spacious, transparent, and yet still 'fun,' with delicious tonality/euphony. But I do find them a little less forgiving than I hoped. I need top-rate ancillaries-- then it's fantastic. Otherwise, yeah-- on a lot of my less than ideal rock recordings they can get grainy when the bombast happens. 

 

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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

I agree. Some of the more poorly recorded stuff is almost unlistenable with TH900's, even though they sounded fine on HD 650's.

 

Agree and disagree with both of you. I agree that these cans are very sensitive to equipment, particularly DAC signature, but somewhat disagree with their unforgiving nature with bad recordings. I listen to a lot of sub-par quality electronica, dub and beat music (Podcast mixes, Bandcamp albums mastered in bedrooms, etc) and find that the TH-900s are quite forgiving with the right tools in the chain - in my case, an ABS* DAC with smoother, weightier signature and a darker sounding amp. Might not be a sound for everyone (Jazz at Pawnshop or Celine Dion fans can go jump off a cliff, for all I care) but it works for me.

 

* Anything But Sabre (at least Sabre implementations under the $3.5K range, never heard the uber-oligarch Sabre DACs though)


Edited by kurochin - 8/27/14 at 9:20am
post #7811 of 7949
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post
 

 

 

Agree and disagree with both of you. I agree that these cans are very sensitive to equipment, particularly DAC signature, but somewhat disagree with their unforgiving nature with bad recordings. I listen to a lot of sub-par quality electronica, dub and beat music (Podcast mixes, Bandcamp albums mastered in bedrooms, etc) and find that the TH-900s are quite forgiving with the right tools in the chain - in my case, an ABS* DAC with smoother, weightier signature and a darker sounding amp. Might not be a sound for everyone (Jazz at Pawnshop or Celine Dion fans can go jump off a cliff, for all I care), but works for me.

 

* Anything But Sabre (at least Sabre implementations under the $3.5K range, never heard the uber-oligarch Sabre DACs though)

 

 

WINNING

 

 

:biggrin:

 

HS

post #7812 of 7949
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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

Are the TH600's any more forgiving of less than top nothch source files?

 

HS

Nope

post #7813 of 7949
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post
 

Nope

 

Thanks, TMS.

 

HS

post #7814 of 7949

Still no one tried new Lawton Mod?

post #7815 of 7949
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Originally Posted by chengka7 View Post
 

Still no one tried new Lawton Mod?


I had Lawton do his magic.  Liked it, tightened up the already good bass.  Ended up selling the TH900 as my D7000 was so close it was redundant to have both. 

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