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post #1156 of 3313
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

I think if you're coming from Pro900. You'll be happy either way. Signature DJ or TH600 will be a noticeable step up. I think either way you'll be raving about how good it is how you're going to sell your Pro900 immediately. So in a way you really can't choose wrong here. Also if the TH600 are anything like the old Denon line, then the sound leakage actually comes from opening between the cups and pads. You can replace the pads with anything you want, but the sound leakage will continue because of the gaps left on purpose to increase soundstage/bass. In other words the TH600 will let everyone around you hear your music no matter what pads you replace. So if you need that privacy there is no question for you, get the Sig DJ or wait for the Audez'e closed back.

I can confirm. I sold my PRO900 and live happily with my TH600.
post #1157 of 3313
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

 

Superior in every way? Including bass power/slam? Wow then I'm pretty much sold if I could just audition one and compare it to a Signature DJ. I'd pick one and go. My only other question is that can the TH600 take the beatings of every day use? I already take my Pro900 to the gym and to class, they haven't skipped a beat. I know the TH600 is made of tough ceramic and the hinges are metal and sturdy. So they are basically portable like the Vmoda M100s and Ultrasone Pro 900s aside from their large size? I might be sold if true.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:37am
post #1158 of 3313
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

 

Oooh. Sorry for portable use they aren't that good. One area where the pro900's win. Didn't think about that category. Leaks sound, let's sound in, weighs a pound, and has a garden hose for a cable. If your primary need is for portability I'd stick with the pro900's. If there was a way to fix the treble I probably would have held on to mine. The only thing I found was the alo national portable amp but it didn't care for my other headphones so away they went. Imo you would be hard pressed to find a better portable/fullsize combo than the pro900 + national.

 

The pro900's are easy to drive but many owners and ex-owners including myself feel like they scale well. The sig. dj will be a superior headphone but it's quite a big jump price wise where a used national shouldn't set you back more than $200. Food for thought.

 

Call me extremely audiophilic/obsessed (some people here might know the feel), but I'm always looking for the next best thing (and right now I can only afford 1 thing for a good while otherwise I'd just buy both Alpha Dogs/SigDJs and TH600s). I'll probably always keep my pro900s because I like them so much, but I'm trying to get my first set of summit fi/tier 1 range ish cans. Ever since hearing the TH600 at the Head Fi LA meet I had a soft spot for this can, but couldn't get over the fact that I just wouldn't be able to take it every single place with me. 


Edited by goldenSHK - 9/10/13 at 11:46pm
post #1159 of 3313
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

 

Call me extremely audiophilic/obsessed (some people here might know the feel), but I'm always looking for the next best thing (and right now I can only afford 1 thing for a good while otherwise I'd just buy both Alpha Dogs/SigDJs and TH600s). I'll probably always keep my pro900s because I like them so much, but I'm trying to get my first set of summit fi/tier 1 range ish cans. Ever since hearing the TH600 at the Head Fi LA meet I had a soft spot for this can, but couldn't get over the fact that I just wouldn't be able to take it every single place with me.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:36am
post #1160 of 3313
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

 

Since the sig dj's are going to be a glorified ver. of your pro 900 and you seem set on making the 1k leap I would recommend the alpha dogs. It will not be v-shaped though, but looks bass tuneable. I also think upper-end ultrasone and audeze have had qc troubles the past couple of years. I know fostex/denon has had it's problems but I think those 2 are the worst offenders. Mr. Speakers has had very few problems and is very helpful if you run into any issues.

Thanks for the input I was going to wait for the Alpha Dog impressions myself before taking the plunge. Do you think that the Alpha Dogs will really be comparable to the high end fostex line (TH600/900)? If the reviews say so, then I'll have to try it for myself. But in all honesty, I don't know how they can be comparable to clearity and airiness to say the TH900. Still though, I'm not in any rush, so I'll wait. Has anyone here tried the TH600 in different pad and recabled configurations? If I find the alpha dogs and sigDJs not to my liking in the end, I might just have to get the TH600 and put it under the knife to make it more portable/at least more convenient.  

post #1161 of 3313
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Thanks for the input I was going to wait for the Alpha Dog impressions myself before taking the plunge. Do you think that the Alpha Dogs will really be comparable to the high end fostex line (TH600/900)? If the reviews say so, then I'll have to try it for myself. But in all honesty, I don't know how they can be comparable to clearity and airiness to say the TH900. Still though, I'm not in any rush, so I'll wait. Has anyone here tried the TH600 in different pad and recabled configurations? If I find the alpha dogs and sigDJs not to my liking in the end, I might just have to get the TH600 and put it under the knife to make it more portable/at least more convenient.  

 

 

The only input I'd have is my doubts the bass would match the TH600/900.  Had the Mad Dog and sent it back for that exact reason.  The TH600 bass is glorious...................

post #1162 of 3313
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


The only input I'd have is my doubts the bass would match the TH600/900.  Had the Mad Dog and sent it back for that exact reason.  The TH600 bass is glorious...................

+1
post #1163 of 3313

Thanks for the encouragement on the TH600, guys. I have a few questions though. Has anyone modded the cups of the Fostex TH600 to get TH900 clearity and soundstage/imaging? I am wondering if there is a "T50RP effect" on these since they are made by Fostex as well. What I mean by that is I am wondering if the drivers are really being used to their full potential? Have some expert modders found ways to squeeze out a couple more Benjamins of sound quality out of these cans like how Dan/Smeggy/LFF has done with the T50RP? I know the TH600 is definitely top class, but I can't imagine that there isn't at least some corners Fostex cut on their "non-flagship" high end headphone. I'm sure there are some mods that have been discussed in this 78 page thread just doing a quick search, but is there any substantial improvement modding the magnesium caste housings provide? If so, I might take the plunge into this can and probably begin the most expensive DIY operation of my life (modding the cups, removable high end cables, and replacing pads). 


Edited by goldenSHK - 9/11/13 at 3:03pm
post #1164 of 3313

Like the old Denon line Lawton does mods with the new Fostex's. Pricey though...

 

I would say just get the TH600 and then see if there is anything about it that you don't like that needs to be modded. I have a feeling you'll just be super happy with the stock form.

post #1165 of 3313
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Thanks for the encouragement on the TH600, guys. I have a few questions though. Has anyone modded the cups of the Fostex TH600 to get TH900 clearity and soundstage/imaging? I am wondering if there is a "T50RP effect" on these since they are made by Fostex as well. What I mean by that is I am wondering if the drivers are really being used to their full potential? Have some expert modders found ways to squeeze out a couple more Benjamins of sound quality out of these cans like how Dan/Smeggy/LFF has done with the T50RP? I know the TH600 is definitely top class, but I can't imagine that there isn't at least some corners Fostex cut on their "non-flagship" high end headphone. I'm sure there are some mods that have been discussed in this 78 page thread just doing a quick search, but is there any substantial improvement modding the magnesium caste housings provide? If so, I might take the plunge into this can and probably begin the most expensive DIY operation of my life (modding the cups, removable high end cables, and replacing pads). 

Mark Lawton is making cups for the TH600 for just this purpose.  Ask him.  He said to me and I quote "the TH600 cups ring like a bell" which is why he recommends wood.   I have no opinion other than I heard the difference from a stock D7000 to a Lawton modded one with angle pads and it was quite an improvement. 

 

Now, adding $400 cups to a TH600?  Umm, not sure I'd feel that need.   I'd love to hear it tho! 


Edited by Oregonian - 9/11/13 at 3:29pm
post #1166 of 3313
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Mark Lawton is making cups for the TH600 for just this purpose.  Ask him.  He said to me and I quote "the TH600 cups ring like a bell" which is why he recommends wood.   I have no opinion other than I heard the difference from a stock D7000 to a Lawton modded one with angle pads and it was quite an improvement. 

 

Now, adding $400 cups to a TH600?  Umm, not sure I'd feel that need.   I'd love to hear it tho! 

 

So what you guys are saying is that the magnesium ceramic cups were a very poor choice by Fostex, and they should have went with wood instead? The magnesium cups don't seem to be "cheap cop outs" that save Fostex money, so if wood is indeed way superior, I wonder what Fostex's intent was for making not-so-cheap cups when wood is not much more expensive than this specially designed new material.

post #1167 of 3313
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post

So what you guys are saying is that the magnesium ceramic cups were a very poor choice by Fostex, and they should have went with wood instead? The magnesium cups don't seem to be "cheap cop outs" that save Fostex money, so if wood is indeed way superior, I wonder what Fostex's intent was for making not-so-cheap cups when wood is not much more expensive than this specially designed new material.

No, Markl is saying that cos he wants you to spend a ridiculous amounts of money on his "upgrades".
post #1168 of 3313
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post

So what you guys are saying is that the magnesium ceramic cups were a very poor choice by Fostex, and they should have went with wood instead? The magnesium cups don't seem to be "cheap cop outs" that save Fostex money, so if wood is indeed way superior, I wonder what Fostex's intent was for making not-so-cheap cups when wood is not much more expensive than this specially designed new material.

Dude, really? Not saying that at all. I just passed on what I was told.
post #1169 of 3313
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

No, Markl is saying that cos he wants you to spend a ridiculous amounts of money on his "upgrades".

Exactly.
post #1170 of 3313
So...would the regular WA6 be a good amp for these headphones?
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