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post #1 of 18
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Just got this new headphone today from Sony. I get to have it for a couple of weeks before sending it back to them. Thought you guys may like to see an unboxing video. Stay tuned for my impressions and review.

*** updated with impressions ***
This is A LOT more comfy than the HD6xx. The bass on the MA900 may be the deepest for Open design. With electronic music, the bass goes deep. Sound signature not neutral like a AKG K701. It has a slight upper midrange bump like most Sony headphones. It's not bad at all. It's just Sony sound signature. I personally like it. I think the key feature is comfort. It's very very light and can be worn for hours on.

I don't think a in-store audition will show much of it's features and sound. You really have to spend some alone time with it without distractions.


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 5/27/12 at 8:47am
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post #2 of 18

Nice unboxing video looking forward to your impressions on how they sound.

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It's been burning in for about 6 hours.  I'll give it a listen this afternoon.  

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post #4 of 18

Gotta say that presentation looks excellent. I'm assuming that gold cloth is a carrying pouch?

 

Also as was mentioned in the other thread, the cups do look very flimsy


Edited by RayleighSilvers - 5/24/12 at 7:13am
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I totally missed the pouch.  I'll mention it in the video review.

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post #6 of 18
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Initial impressions are very good. The sound is wider than the Sennheiser HD600 & HD650. Bass is tight with good control. Mids are a bit forward, but not too much. Its so light, it doesn't feel like anything is on my head. Need more ear time.
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post #7 of 18
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This is A LOT more comfy than the HD6xx.  The bass on the MA900 may be the deepest for Open design.  With electronic music, the bass goes deep.  Sound signature not neutral like a AKG K701.  It has a slight upper midrange bump like most Sony headphones.  It's not bad at all.  It's just Sony sound signature.  I personally like it.  I think the key feature is comfort.  It's very very light and can be worn for hours on.
 
I don't think a in-store audition will show much of it's features and sound.  You really have to spend some alone time with it without distractions.

Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 5/27/12 at 8:47am
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post #8 of 18

12 Ohm impedance?   Isn't that awfully low?   Is that a mis-print?  
 

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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

This is A LOT more comfy than the HD6xx.  The bass on the MA900 may be the deepest for Open design.  With electronic music, the bass goes deep.  Sound signature not neutral like a AKG K701.  It has a slight upper midrange bump like most Sony headphones.  It's not bad at all.  It's just Sony sound signature.  I personally like it.  I think the key feature is comfort.  It's very very light and can be worn for hours on.
 
I don't think a in-store audition will show much of it's features and sound.  You really have to spend some alone time with it without distractions.

How much bass is there compared to the senns or any other headphones you've tried?

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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

Just got this new headphone today from Sony. I get to have it for a couple of weeks before sending it back to them. Thought you guys may like to see an unboxing video. Stay tuned for my impressions and review.
*** updated with impressions ***
This is A LOT more comfy than the HD6xx. The bass on the MA900 may be the deepest for Open design. With electronic music, the bass goes deep. Sound signature not neutral like a AKG K701. It has a slight upper midrange bump like most Sony headphones. It's not bad at all. It's just Sony sound signature. I personally like it. I think the key feature is comfort. It's very very light and can be worn for hours on.
I don't think a in-store audition will show much of it's features and sound. You really have to spend some alone time with it without distractions.

 

 

how does the bass compare with the beyer dt990? i personally find the dt990's bass pretty amazing. and how does the ma900 compare with its own closed back sibling, z1000?

post #11 of 18

Not heard them myself yet but Muppetface reprts these are not basshead certified, go read her impression in the main thread. Should be more inline with the Z1000 performance in that dept, which is very good IMHO.

 

Also, please don't quote the entire OP post, video and all, it's rather dumb if you think about it... wink.gif

post #12 of 18

its easy for me to quote the entire thing and just bold the part i want to point out

post #13 of 18

Yes you're right, and I think it's even better because you outline the sentence in all of its context.

 

But you need to clip the video to make us save bandwidth, downloads and loading and scrolling time. The principle is the same as when you put carton to the recycling bin.

 

It also looks cleaner, and after all you're not quoting what's said in the video, and we have already watched it a few post earlier... it could have been different if we would have been in a huge and crowded thread with quotes to different pages, though.


Edited by devouringone3 - 6/2/12 at 1:37pm
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Went to the Sony store in Toronto, they have the MA100, MA300, and MA500... no MA900 =( ... not scheduled for a Canadian release.

 

Tried the MA500... nothing special about the sound but OMG it felt so comfortable. Most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. If the MA900 is like the MA500 in terms of comfort, I might have to blindly import it.

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Went to the Sony store in Toronto, they have the MA100, MA300, and MA500... no MA900 =( ... not scheduled for a Canadian release.

Tried the MA500... nothing special about the sound but OMG it felt so comfortable. Most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. If the MA900 is like the MA500 in terms of comfort, I might have to blindly import it.

Can't appreciate the MA900 at a store audition.
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