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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

Personally I don't find the Denon or Fostex series to scale with amplification all that much. Upgrading your source material and source (DAC/Transport) would yield better results. I've tried a wide variety of amps low cost to high cost and while they all improve on sound as you climb the ladder, the performance/cost ratio doesn't seem to scale all that much in comparison to other headphones that I find scale very well (i.e HD800, LCD-3, HE-6). I think the Fostex headphones in particular respond much better to synergy than to just flat out more expensive gear. A fine example of that would be the WA7 paired with the TH-600/900. Relatively low cost combo that sounds incredible together.

The grace m-901 gets a few mentions in the old skool threads but I'm more of an amp guy myself. Granted I've tried out more amps than dac's 20 vs.8 now but I've only come across 1 out of 8 dacs I have been impressed with and that's the keces da 151 mk2. The keces + rpx-35 combo wasn't a whole lot more than the wa-7. Perotta consulting has the hookup on the Rudi's.

 

While the wa-7 is an amp/dac combo, it's still a thousand bucks. If that is low cost to you I hate to see what you consider expensive.:eek:


Edited by jibzilla - 10/10/13 at 10:44pm
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The eagle has landed.
All the way from pricejapan

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No time to enjoy my latest addition as will be out of town from this evening to Tuesday night.
Bummer!
Edited by akhyar - 10/11/13 at 12:22am
post #1293 of 2126
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Why would it be former, the 900 is still the flagship. And i havent heard T90 but the T1 is anything but distant or bright. Its one of the best headphones ive heard and is very musical yet still close to neutral
I didn't say that.
What I meant by "former" means it as out befote this newer addition to the lineup. I didn't say "replace".
Also I didn't say bright or distant so let me clear that up as well.
The T1 has more treble energy and a larger stage which is not as "close" as the T90 wich to me had more midrange presence.
The point is the T90 was more of a different sound than a step lower.
To me it was equal resolution.

So it's just an example where a newer model has more traits of the flagship and we can see here the th600 is said to be 90% of the th900 which is great news making this more of a choice than anything.
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New semi-open prototype here at CanJam
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New semi-open prototype here at CanJam

 

No other angles?!? :-p

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Head-fi mobile photo uploads keep messing up! But here's another try:
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Also, a prototype tube amp. Sorry for multiple posts, it's the only way the mobile site is letting me do multiple photos right now
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That tube amp has done the rounds before

 

If they do release something it would prefer slightly smaller for my liking

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No apologies needed! Keep them coming!


Did you get to listen to any of the prototypes? That vacuum tube amp looks lovely! Any prices?


Thanks,


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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

That tube amp has done the rounds before

If they do release something it would prefer slightly smaller for my liking

Is it portable or just desktop? Are you saying you want a smaller portable tube amp?


Thanks,

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Is that prototype headphone their new prototype planar, or is it a more open th-600?

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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

Is that prototype headphone their new prototype planar, or is it a more open th-600?

 

I think it is to be the successor to the current Fostex T50-RP model. So planar to answer your question. Looks great though.

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Edit: not sure if it's planar, it's a lower end model than the th600. Sounds good, but not up to the 600's level. Also, I'll probably be reamed for saying this, but after A/Bing the 600 and 900 I'm buying the 600. And that's also after testing everything here including:

And

Edited by ethan7000 - 10/11/13 at 9:45pm
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