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post #721 of 771
anyone know what other pads will fit ma900?
post #722 of 771

Can anyone make comparition between MA900 and HD600? bass, clarity, instrument separation, detail...

post #723 of 771
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Originally Posted by oopeteroo View Post

anyone know what other pads will fit ma900?


I guess nothing will fit, it is very different design...

post #724 of 771
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post

Can anyone make comparition between MA900 and HD600? bass, clarity, instrument separation, detail...

 

If you're looking for a "bargain" headphone that will compete with higher end headphones and be at a significantly lower price, I'd advise you to look elsewhere. These headphones won't compete with the higher end K701, DT880, HD600 or HD650. 

 

Of course, IMO

post #725 of 771
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

If you're looking for a "bargain" headphone that will compete with higher end headphones and be at a significantly lower price, I'd advise you to look elsewhere. These headphones won't compete with the higher end K701, DT880, HD600 or HD650. 

 

Of course, IMO


well... can you elaborate that more? why? what is lacking? I guess hd600 have smaller soundstage, but more bass? better detail?  

post #726 of 771

Okay its been a while since this thread got updates, but I thought it was worth a mention.

 

Just attended a little meet between friends and the MA900 was the surprise star of the night. I had a chance to compare the MA900 against the HD650 and we were all somewhat surprised to find that the MA900 actually sounded quite similar to the Sennys. They had essentially the same character, with the biggest difference being a more forward mid section on the MA900. On some tracks the HD650 sounded better with richer vocals, on some tracks the MA900 seemed clearer and the HD650 congested. Overall though the MA900 just sounded like a HD650 with less of a veil. (I happen to love the HD650 as well).

 

Everyone was pretty impressed especially given the current Amazon Japan pricing of about $170 USD. This is coming from a HD650 owner, a Shure 840 owner and a HE-6 owner. (Obviously it wasn't better than the HE-6, he was just impressed for the price.)

 

I have a loaner pair of modded HD580's which I'll do some comparison with, and then update my MA900 / AD900X review thread.

 

Hope this helps anyone interested in the MA900. I swear the MA900 deserves way more love than it currently gets.

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Okay its been a while since this thread got updates, but I thought it was worth a mention.

 

Just attended a little meet between friends and the MA900 was the surprise star of the night. I had a chance to compare the MA900 against the HD650 and we were all somewhat surprised to find that the MA900 actually sounded quite similar to the Sennys. They had essentially the same character, with the biggest difference being a more forward mid section on the MA900. On some tracks the HD650 sounded better with richer vocals, on some tracks the MA900 seemed clearer and the HD650 congested. Overall though the MA900 just sounded like a HD650 with less of a veil. (I happen to love the HD650 as well).

 

Everyone was pretty impressed especially given the current Amazon Japan pricing of about $170 USD. This is coming from a HD650 owner, a Shure 840 owner and a HE-6 owner. (Obviously it wasn't better than the HE-6, he was just impressed for the price.)

 

I have a loaner pair of modded HD580's which I'll do some comparison with, and then update my MA900 / AD900X review thread.

 

Hope this helps anyone interested in the MA900. I swear the MA900 deserves way more love than it currently gets.


Oh, please, I need desperately MA900 and HD580/600 comparison, my MA900 arrived yesterday and I am wondering if Senn hd600/580 will be ,,better'' in terms of clarity, dynamics and detail revealing.  

 

I am enjoying my ,,heavily'' modded hd558 and kind of a like senn signature, I was thinking getting hd600 or 580 but my wallet will scream...

Just wondering how much better and what extent could be hd600 better over MA900

 

Waiting you review


Edited by Lumos - 5/9/13 at 11:43am
post #728 of 771
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well... can you elaborate that more? why? what is lacking? I guess hd600 have smaller soundstage, but more bass? better detail?  

This. You can't make a claim like that without explaining why. Well you can, but it would be worthless.

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After a lot of thinking and reading everything I could find, finally ordered mine on the Amazon for 250$ - 200$ for the headphones + 50$ for the international shipping. Seems the biggest minus everybody is pointing out is they look cheap - I can't see why is that important, it's not like they are going to be framed and placed on the wall, as long as they don't break into pieces or something like that I'm fine... or am i missing something? :)

 

I was looking for a good all-round headphones, good for wide range of music and for the movies as well. Was also considering Sennheiser 598 and Beyer 990 or 880 or similar, but wanted something really comfortable and all the reviews, even the negative ones seemed to agree Sony is the most comfortable out of pretty much anything out there. Currently I have Sennheiser HD 219 and although they are light, they get pretty uncomfortable after an hour or more, so I wanted something I can forget I'm wearing.
 

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After a lot of thinking and reading everything I could find, finally ordered mine on the Amazon for 250$ - 200$ for the headphones + 50$ for the international shipping. Seems the biggest minus everybody is pointing out is they look cheap - I can't see why is that important, it's not like they are going to be framed and placed on the wall, as long as they don't break into pieces or something like that I'm fine... or am i missing something? :)

 

I was looking for a good all-round headphones, good for wide range of music and for the movies as well. Was also considering Sennheiser 598 and Beyer 990 or 880 or similar, but wanted something really comfortable and all the reviews, even the negative ones seemed to agree Sony is the most comfortable out of pretty much anything out there. Currently I have Sennheiser HD 219 and although they are light, they get pretty uncomfortable after an hour or more, so I wanted something I can forget I'm wearing.
 

You will be satisfied! The Sony's look and feel cheap, not doubt about that. But when you put them on... They are very comfortable and they sound huge, they are almost on pair with my Sennheiser HD700 regarding sound quality.

post #731 of 771

May anyone please recommend some portable DAC/AMP suitable for them? I'm in search for something that can be mainly used with PC/Mac, but also with Cowon D2+ or iPhone on some occasions.


Edited by mgunin - 5/23/13 at 3:56pm
post #732 of 771

Interested on this one as well, after being very very impressed with SA3000, now I am becoming semi Sony fans.

I tried only MA300 at the store because they don't have 900.  I will be trying MA900 soon at another store.

post #733 of 771

Just bought these from Amazon for about $200 new and I'm liking them quite a bit. The only thing I'm worried about is, what happens if the cloth surrounding the headband and earpieces starts to fall apart? How easy is it to replace these earpads?

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the earpads are replaceable.  they just pull off.  Sony has new ones you can order..  I forget the part number..  I think they were out of stock last I checked.. the earpads I mean

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You will be satisfied! The Sony's look and feel cheap, not doubt about that. But when you put them on... They are very comfortable and they sound huge, they are almost on pair with my Sennheiser HD700 regarding sound quality.

 

+1 Sounds huge

 

I consider my soundstage processing to be bad - eve for me these pop wide open immediately.

 

Very comfortable headphone for long listening sessions.

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