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post #9631 of 14233
nope
post #9632 of 14233
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

nope

 

I suggest you try and give them a whirl...they caught me off guard. 

 

Well, they're going back tomorrow to their owner (brams)...thanks again for the audition!

post #9633 of 14233
would be happy to give them a listen if the opportunity came along
post #9634 of 14233

One other point about the TH900 is that they are able to highlight an image naturally without introducing glare to it. In other phones that have good imaging, I notice some some brightness in, say, a vocal when it is emphasized in the recording (maybe in a poorly mastered one). With the TH900, I love it when the image is very well deliniated but not wince-inducing in the slightest.

Maybe this is what people notice when they say the TH900 has mid-range suckout, or recessed mids, but I think this is an over simplification, and to me it sounds like great imaging without artificial spotlighting.

These central images are not blurred, in fact there is fine focus that is very satisfying.

I do notice in HD800s and even Audeze LCD3Fs that a vocal will sometimes stand out too much and become pushy to achieve definition.

 

With the TH900s, the vocalist (or maybe a brass or wind instrument) will not only avoid sudden brightness, but will remain in the plane of the performance or even be in the background but still remain well defined, as the focus of attention. Other phones may bring an image too forward to define it, unnaturally forward.

As I think about it, that may be a sonic capability of the TH900 that makes this phone so extremely listenable to me.

 

This is something I would call a key characteristic of a refined sound.

(I hear that term "refined" a lot in audio, and I guess I have used it several times, but I think its meaning needs to be spelled out more specifically.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 3/19/15 at 9:32pm
post #9635 of 14233
the midrange dip is what it is and fr measurements confirm it. think that might have something to do with its clarity and spaciousness. imaging is another thing tho.
Edited by up late - 3/20/15 at 8:12am
post #9636 of 14233
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Originally Posted by Llloyd View Post
 

Any TH-900 owners / hip hop fans / new music fans should check out the new Kendrick Lamar album.  It is one of the better sounding albums I've heard so far this year and has a good sound that the th-900 does a great job at complementing.


been listening to the album on my TH-900's aswell, sounds amazing indeed.

post #9637 of 14233

The cheapest and best mod that I recently discovered: Cut your hair.

After a haircut they sit so much more comfortable and it just sounds better, (well it probably sounds just the same but the increased comfort does help). :D 

post #9638 of 14233
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Originally Posted by JackarlTwo View Post

The cheapest and best mod that I recently discovered: Cut your hair.
After a haircut they sit so much more comfortable and it just sounds better, (well it probably sounds just the same but the increased comfort does help). biggrin.gif  

Could it be because of a better seal?
post #9639 of 14233

Maybe we should shave our heads and use these?

 

 

 

Sorry, couldn't resist. :biggrin:

post #9640 of 14233

Are those gaskets Fostex approved? :beerchug:

post #9641 of 14233
As funny as it sounds, cutting your hair does improve sound biggrin.gif
Why? Better seal as iancraig10 said.
post #9642 of 14233

Could somebody please comment on the midrange with the TU05 + TH900? I am wondering if the midrange sounds more fleshed out with the TU05? 

 

Thanks folks.

post #9643 of 14233
I'll be honest with you, I've tried many amp combos and I've come to the conclusion that a delicate EQ is the fastest, cheapest, and most direct solution.

Hope someone can chime in on your query. If you do try it, please let us know. Best of luck.
post #9644 of 14233
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Originally Posted by daveyston23 View Post

Could somebody please comment on the midrange with the TU05 + TH900? I am wondering if the midrange sounds more fleshed out with the TU05? 

Thanks folks.
Have not heard this tube amp but for what it's worth headphonia liked it with the th900 "Ultimately though, it’s a pairing game as I find that the TU-05 works magic with the Japanese wood headphones like the Audio Technica W2002 or the Fostex TH-900"
post #9645 of 14233
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post


Have not heard this tube amp but for what it's worth headphonia liked it with the th900 "Ultimately though, it’s a pairing game as I find that the TU-05 works magic with the Japanese wood headphones like the Audio Technica W2002 or the Fostex TH-900"


Yeh, I have come across Mike's review. But I found it lacking in specific detail about the TH900 and TU05 pairing.

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