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post #1351 of 2351
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

Do you prefer them over your HE-400 for EDM?
Massive EDM and hip hop fan here, just looking for the best option :)

 

I don't have a TH-600, but I do own the TH-900, and enjoy it for most of my preferred genres - breaks, deep house, dub-techno, jazzy hip/trip-hop, math-rock, jazz-fusion - more than any other brand's flagship. If the TH600 is anywhere near the 900 in terms of overall sound, then I suspect you'll enjoy it immensely, particularly with music that's bass/sub-bass flavoured.

 

Amp matching is just as important, particularly if you don't EQ in software. The Fostex TH cans are actually quite easy to drive compared to most of their competitors, but they do have a U-shaped sound signature, so if you pair them with an equally U-shaped sounding amp (or worse, a V shaped one), you might have your mids recessed to the point where they no longer sound natural.

 

Like ethan700 stated above, the Fostex TH series ranks highly in the comfort department. Something to consider if you listen to multiple hour-long EDM mixes in a row. Personally, the only cans that rival my TH900 in the comfort department are the Senn HD700 and HD800. TH600 should be just as comfy as the 900, maybe even more so, since it's slightly lighter.

 

Just my opinion, though. It's still best to try em out yourself before making a decision.


Edited by kurochin - 10/24/13 at 10:15pm
post #1352 of 2351
Yup. Way more comfy and way more likely to wear them than he400 for long periods as a result.

Also deeper/cleaner sub bass for electronic music and more detailed all round, and much better soundstage and instrument separation.

Don't get me wrong I had the he400s as my main cans for a year and loved them; nice unique weighty sound that only planars can have. But given the choice I've not been using them and probably won't even hold onto them. If I wanted an open can to complement th600 I'd be looking at akg k712 I think; something neutral, with good soundstage and comfy. Comfort should not be overlooked even if the sound is great and that is the downfall of most planars...even more so the big high end ones
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Anyone got any tips for a DAC/AMP combo for the TH600? I am probably ordering the headphones in a few days but I am not sure what DAC/AMP to get, this is my first high-end buy. I don't want to go higher then 400$ on an amp. :)

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Anyone got any tips for a DAC/AMP combo for the TH600? I am probably ordering the headphones in a few days but I am not sure what DAC/AMP to get, this is my first high-end buy. I don't want to go higher then 400$ on an amp. smily_headphones1.gif

I'm pretty sure you'd get by just fine with a decent budget amp like the Schiit Asgard 2 and a USB DAC.
post #1355 of 2351

Getting by is not good enough :D hehe

post #1356 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Xtri View Post
 

Anyone got any tips for a DAC/AMP combo for the TH600? I am probably ordering the headphones in a few days but I am not sure what DAC/AMP to get, this is my first high-end buy. I don't want to go higher then 400$ on an amp. :)

Vintage receiver/amp - can be had for less than $100 and the sound/bass will blow you away. 

post #1357 of 2351
Did someone say amp?

Emotiva Mini-x a-100 Stereo Flex Amplifier by Emotiva http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008O37FOE/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_DTyAsb1PENJGC
post #1358 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Xtri View Post
 

Anyone got any tips for a DAC/AMP combo for the TH600? I am probably ordering the headphones in a few days but I am not sure what DAC/AMP to get, this is my first high-end buy. I don't want to go higher then 400$ on an amp. :)

TH-600s sounded quite nice on both the Schiit Lyr and the C2KIII. I saw a Lyr/bifrost stack in that price range on classifieds, might still be there. The phones will scale up nicely too if you upgrade in the future.

post #1359 of 2351

Try it with a ALO Pan Am and the russian military tubes (voshkod brand) or the mullard tubes, you won't be disappointed :D

post #1360 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Glam Bash View Post
 

TH-600s sounded quite nice on both the Schiit Lyr and the C2KIII. I saw a Lyr/bifrost stack in that price range on classifieds, might still be there. The phones will scale up nicely too if you upgrade in the future.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:34am
post #1361 of 2351
hmm how easily do these balance.. or r they already terninated n balanced to xlr
post #1362 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

hmm how easily do these balance.. or r they already terninated n balanced to xlr

 

It is pretty easy to just tap into the existing cable and make them balanced. Others have either had someone hardwire theirs with different cable, or done it themselves - it isn't too hard. They natively come with a 1/4in. termination. 

post #1363 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

It is pretty easy to just tap into the existing cable and make them balanced. Others have either had someone hardwire theirs with different cable, or done it themselves - it isn't too hard. They natively come with a 1/4in. termination. 

I'm saying are the drivers them selvs already compatiable with a balanced signal? Like the HE 400 just needs the cable to run balanced. Either way, I'm not a handy man with a Soddering gun to OFF to a company to get em recabled >.>

post #1364 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I'm saying are the drivers them selvs already compatiable with a balanced signal? Like the HE 400 just needs the cable to run balanced. Either way, I'm not a handy man with a Soddering gun to OFF to a company to get em recabled >.>

 

Yes, they use dual entry and can be balanced very easily. 

post #1365 of 2351
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Yes, they use dual entry and can be balanced very easily. 

Me gusta... now any cheap knocks off it... $1000 for a closed headphone... well that's DX1000 and D7000 territtory I pretty much want a Closed HE 400 [slighty V shape lots o Sub Bass, brighter than darker] 

 

so many options xD 

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