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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

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 

 

There is a used one on TTVJ - typically these "used" products are just returns or demos - 

 

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Fostex_TH600_used_p/use0000126.htm

 

Pretty good price and you won't find one cheaper unless you import or find one used on the FS forums. 

post #1367 of 2351
I bought mine from TTVJ (wonderful) but just want to mention there is a new set on Amazon through Sonic Sense (authorized also) for $799 shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BEUCNNC
post #1368 of 2351
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Originally Posted by ahhui90 View Post
 

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

 

+1 Best combo I've heard so far with the TH600's. The stock chinese tubes aren't bad either! Very good combo

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #1369 of 2351
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

I bought mine from TTVJ (wonderful) but just want to mention there is a new set on Amazon through Sonic Sense (authorized also) for $799 shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BEUCNNC

 

 

I did as well. I got a great deal on mine from Todd and would highly recommend using ttvjaudio.com The deal on Amazon right now is insane $799 brand new is awesome! 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Can the th600 earcups be removed, and can lawton/martin custom cups made for the d7000 be put onto the th600 without any issues?

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Originally Posted by MadMoxxi View Post

Can the th600 earcups be removed, and can lawton/martin custom cups made for the d7000 be put onto the th600 without any issues?

Check out Lawton Audio website. Mark is doing cups for TH600 and the TH900 (if you can believe that) so he would know. Think not but might be able to modify.
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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:33am
post #1373 of 2351
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So you know when these fostex headphones were denons there were 3 versions. What do you guys and gals want to see next? A th-300 with a less powerful th-600 driver and plastic cups in the $400-$500 range? Or a th-1800 that legitimately takes on the r-10 in the 3-4k range with wood cups? I'm gonna side with the 1800 camp for now, what about you?

 

I'd say more like:

 

TH900 =/= D7000 @ $1500

TH600 =/= D5000 @ $800

TH300? =/= D2000 @ $400


Edited by fortitude - 10/29/13 at 7:11am
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th900 is a very noticeable improvement on the highs over the d7000s, imaging seems a bit better and the bass isnt as powerful, but is smoother and more clear.  no experience with the th600, was hoping the th600 was the d7000 with some minor improvements, looks like i could be wrong about that. 

post #1375 of 2351
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Originally Posted by fortitude View Post
 

I'd say more like:

 

TH900 =/= D7000 @ $1500

TH600 =/= D5000 @ $800

TH300? =/= D2000 @ $400

 

yes, I agree.  my post was more in response to the one above me about price points.  I'd rather see a more value model similar to the D2000 price point, rather than going higher than the TH900.

post #1376 of 2351
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Originally Posted by MadMoxxi View Post
 

th900 is a very noticeable improvement on the highs over the d7000s, imaging seems a bit better and the bass isnt as powerful, but is smoother and more clear.  no experience with the th600, was hoping the th600 was the d7000 with some minor improvements, looks like i could be wrong about that. 


When I auditioned the TH600 and compared it side by side with my Lawton modded D7000 I heard two clones of each other. 

 

To the original question - there is a miss or two now for pricing with TH600 @ $800.  Should have choices at $500 and $300 IMO. 

post #1377 of 2351
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


When I auditioned the TH600 and compared it side by side with my Lawton modded D7000 I heard two clones of each other.

 

To the original question - there is a miss or two now for pricing with TH600 @ $800.  Should have choices at $500 and $300 IMO.

 

Have you auditioned the TH600 and TH900 side by side?  Is it a $700 difference?

post #1378 of 2351
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Originally Posted by fortitude View Post
 

 

Have you auditioned the TH600 and TH900 side by side?  Is it a $700 difference?

I only had a brief listen to both side by side and it was not a $700 difference to me.  Sonically they are close.  The 900's cups are gorgeous, but it's also heavier and therefore less comfortable to me.

post #1379 of 2351
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Originally Posted by fortitude View Post
 

 

Have you auditioned the TH600 and TH900 side by side?  Is it a $700 difference?


Nope.  Only had the pleasure of auditioning the TH600. 

post #1380 of 2351
On amps like the the Burson Soloist or the Violectric V200, the TH600 and TH900 are very close, and most people won't really feel the TH900's price is justified. Sure, there's a slightly wider/deeper soundstage and there's more weight to the bass impact on the TH900 (though I think the TH600 might have heavier sub-bass presence, possibly due to longer decay?), but it's not night and day. Scale up in the amp department and the differences gets clearer. It's kind of hard to say put into words, tbh. There's definitely a difference which justifies the price. I'm not sure if it's the wooden cups (fwiw, TAD-Labs also used Betula Grossa in one of their most critically acclaimed loudspeakers) or the higher Tesla value or whatever, but there's just more smoothness and weight overall.

Have you ever drawn a gradient on one of these photo-editor applications? On some monitors, you can sort of see the "steps" between the graduated areas (dithering or whatever it's called), while on other monitors the steps are less visible, or even totally seamless. That's sort of the difference between the TH600 and TH900 in terms of note decays, particularly in the low and high regions.

Another observation, like the Denon DX000 series, Fostex seems to have quitely improved the TH series (or at least the TH900) without telling anyone. It only became apparent to me when I tried a friend's TH900. His was one of the first batches (back when it was priced at $2K) that came with that wire stand. The trebles were a lot less smooth than those on my own TH900. The mids on mine also sounded less recessed than his. Same amp/Dac (Burson Conductor), same source, btw. No idea if it's some snag in the quality control or an intentional change by Fostex, but I suspect it's the latter. Not sure whether the TH600 production exhibits this or not.
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