I think the TH600 is shaping up to be ideal office headphone for me. Like the TH900 it blocks some outside noise, but overall it's not particularly isolating and thus allows me to still hear important stuff. The arc assembly isn't the most robust thing in the world, but the magnesium cups (perhaps erroneously) instill a certain sense of confidence as well.
Sonically it comes pretty close to the TH900 in key respects. So far I'm finding it to be just a bit more polite, a bit more subtle. As I said in my initial impressions, it's almost as if Fostex did this to keep the overall presentation open and clear-sounding since the bass and treble aren't quite as refined as those of the TH900. Spatially the TH600 is slightly more closed sounding, and with regard to imaging it's not quite as easy to zero-in on everything, but separation is still excellent. Presentation on these is overall above average.
The more I listen to the TH600, the more I feel as though it's not a "TH900 lite" so much as something which follows that trajectory but has its own distinct patterns.
I think i'm beginning to zero in on my potential high end headphone. Romy, if you one day ever write a book concerning audiophilia and what to look for as a music lover you'd make a million
Much respect out your way madam.
Originally Posted by eke2k6
Well, I've finally found a flaw with my HD600.
My collection has grown over the last few months, and it was portrayed beautifully by my DT880. The HD600 seems so much less dynamic and open when I need it the most. The DT880's treble took the experience to another level.
Cheer up my friend, I've yet to ever hear gear that can do it all. If that was possible this would be one boring hobby.
Ratt on my modded SR60i is a guilty pleasure. (Round and round, what comes around, goes around.)
You and Romy are really making it hard for me not to give the TH600 a bit more closer scrutiny. By the way, if I ever happen to be driving through your state I'm whipping by your place and taking you to a Motley Crue concert. I'll buy the tickets you provide the 80's styled mullet wigs
Whats with you guys and all these super cheap deals on Sennheisers? Every time I do a search for a Sennheiser the prices are always up there. You guys have a crystal ball or something.
In other news, I think i owe the thread an apology for all the ranting I've been doing involving my 4A's. Sorry about that guys it's been a long wait for me. Tomorrow morning I finally pick them up and if all goes well I won't be acting like such a dunce on the diary thread. Again my apologies for sounding like such a spoiled crotchety old head-fier.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 3/12/13 at 8:46pm