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post #1171 of 2313

Yes it is. Certainly more than good enough.

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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

So...would the regular WA6 be a good amp for these headphones?
post #1172 of 2313
Do the TH600s have good weight to their sound. Im coming from LCDs and fear they might sound a bit thin.
post #1173 of 2313
Fostex TH600 is one of the headphones I'd like to try out in the near future. I've noticed on the selling page that TH900 phones always seem to be for trade or sale much more than the TH600 model, even though the TH900 is the flagship model for the company.

May be down to more people on the forum having purchased the TH900 model, or could it be the TH600 buyers tend to hang on more to their purchase due to the mid-point price level, and thus making the TH600 one of the best buys overall for headphones!!!
post #1174 of 2313
They don't have the bass impact and they definitely lack some fullness in the mids compared to LCD-2. They make up for their shortcomings in other areas though: better highs, bass quantity, soundstage, comfort. The mids are definitely TH-600's weakest link. Compared to LCD-2 where you can feel an acoustic guitar being plucked as well as hear it, TH-600 definitely feel a bit thin.

They're very good headphones though. I think they're more fun to listen to than LCD-2.
post #1175 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

They don't have the bass impact and they definitely lack some fullness in the mids compared to LCD-2. They make up for their shortcomings in other areas though: better highs, bass quantity, soundstage, comfort. The mids are definitely TH-600's weakest link. Compared to LCD-2 where you can feel an acoustic guitar being plucked as well as hear it, TH-600 definitely feel a bit thin.

They're very good headphones though. I think they're more fun to listen to than LCD-2.

I think Ill have to get a pair of HD650s to complement the TH600s cos I love mids too.
post #1176 of 2313
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Do the TH600s have good weight to their sound. Im coming from LCDs and fear they might sound a bit thin.

The mIds don't sound thin-even with solid state amplification. The only issue is that they are not as "open" as some other cans.
post #1177 of 2313
Not thin
post #1178 of 2313
Compared to LCD-2 the mids sound thin and distant.
post #1179 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

They don't have the bass impact and they definitely lack some fullness in the mids compared to LCD-2. They make up for their shortcomings in other areas though: better highs, bass quantity, soundstage, comfort. The mids are definitely TH-600's weakest link. Compared to LCD-2 where you can feel an acoustic guitar being plucked as well as hear it, TH-600 definitely feel a bit thin.

They're very good headphones though. I think they're more fun to listen to than LCD-2.

 

The HE-4 has the (lacking) warmth in the mids with a similar U-shaped voicing.

It needs loads of power to really sing and doesn't have the same refinement in the treble region, as a trade-off (and, of course, they're fully open). 

:beerchug:

post #1180 of 2313
That's a great spoiler you have :-)
post #1181 of 2313

As someone who used the LCD-2's as my daily driver for about 4-5 ish months before switching over, I can say that COMPARED to the extremely lush and mid forward ortho sound that the LCD-2 offers the mids of the TH600 seem quite thin, but on the whole the TH600 has mids that are comparable in quality to a Beyer T90 or T1 (though slightly less refined than the T1). However, amping plays a big role when using the TH600, its best used with tubes to lush up the mids or a nice warm SS amp IMO. 

post #1182 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Noobmachine View Post
 

As someone who used the LCD-2's as my daily driver for about 4-5 ish months before switching over, I can say that COMPARED to the extremely lush and mid forward ortho sound that the LCD-2 offers the mids of the TH600 seem quite thin, but on the whole the TH600 has mids that are comparable in quality to a Beyer T90 or T1 (though slightly less refined than the T1). However, amping plays a big role when using the TH600, its best used with tubes to lush up the mids or a nice warm SS amp IMO. 

 

This.

 

The SA-31 wasn't enough for bringing the mids forward, IMO.

I said it already, but I wish I still had the Fostex now that I have the Eximus DP1... 

 

The WA7 seems to be a perfect partner for the TH-600!

post #1183 of 2313

I currently have the current set up :

 

Laptop -> Halide Bridge USB to S/PDIF -> Eastern Electric Minimax -> ALO Pan Am (Mullard tubes) -> LCD-2 Rev 2

 

I listen to about 70% Jazz (50-60s Hard bop with Ella Fitzgerald / Billie Holiday thrown in) and 30% indie/prog-rock/electronica.

 

The LCDs do marvelously for Jazz but for the rest i feel that the mid-bass can be a little too thick at times for the rest of the music.

 

Having not have the chance to listen to the TH600s, would anyone have any idea if the TH600s fit better in my system for Indie/prog-rock etc etc?

 

Cheers!

post #1184 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Wil View Post
 

I currently have the current set up :

 

Laptop -> Halide Bridge USB to S/PDIF -> Eastern Electric Minimax -> ALO Pan Am (Mullard tubes) -> LCD-2 Rev 2

 

I listen to about 70% Jazz (50-60s Hard bop with Ella Fitzgerald / Billie Holiday thrown in) and 30% indie/prog-rock/electronica.

 

The LCDs do marvelously for Jazz but for the rest i feel that the mid-bass can be a little too thick at times for the rest of the music.

 

Having not have the chance to listen to the TH600s, would anyone have any idea if the TH600s fit better in my system for Indie/prog-rock etc etc?

 

Cheers!

 

Well, you probably have the warmest/darkest setup I've seen :eek:

 

You certainly will trade mid-range thickness for a more airy sound. The TH-600 has slightly recessed mid-range which should suit the rest of your setup quite well.

post #1185 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

Well, you probably have the warmest/darkest setup I've seen :eek:

 

You certainly will trade mid-range thickness for a more airy sound. The TH-600 has slightly recessed mid-range which should suit the rest of your setup quite well.

 

Haha! Well if it is of any comfort to you i run my Minimax without any tubes and i have a 8 core silver/copper hybrid cable being made for my LCD2...

 

And i need a closed pair of cans when the missus sleeps! tempting tempting....

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