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post #1471 of 2347
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Originally Posted by matvei View Post

I wouldn't pay the price moon audio is asking for the TH600...it's 300 dollars more than it should be. Why pay 999 for a $650 phone?

They'll probably try and sell the A4 for 600 too


$799 at Moon Audio, going rate here in the US. I don't mind paying the same price as the rest of the Americans, especially if I can avoid overseas shipping and import fees. I guess you're in Japan.

post #1472 of 2347
That's not bad, but their site is outdated then; it lists it as 999
post #1473 of 2347

http://www.moon-audio.com/fostex-th600.html

 

You don't see it like this:

Regular Price: $999.00 <CROSSED OUT

Special Price $799

post #1474 of 2347
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Originally Posted by campj View Post

Kurochin,

I listen predominantly to various forms of extreme metal, so "smooth" isn't exactly up my alley and I will likely stick with solid state as my primary.

How does the Butte differ from an Asgard 2? Are we just talking synergy w/ the TH600, or is it an overall better performer? Oh, saw your edit about never using Schiit.

Thanks for the response!

Anyone else able to weigh in? smily_headphones1.gif

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:15am
post #1475 of 2347
I'm currently using a Meier Stagedac and Meier Classic with my Th600s and it's a great combo. The Meier gear is top quality and gets such little recognition on headfi.
post #1476 of 2347
I'm a bang for the buck kind of guy. I'm not going to spend a couple thousand bones on a fancy boutique brand when similar performance (or at least performance that's up to my low standards... I listen to death metal for crying out loud! :-P) can be had for less... it just doesn't make sense to me. Thanks for the recommendations, hopefully someone else reading will benefit.

The HP-A4 is what I will be focusing on to be honest. It's small, it's a simple all in one unit, I'll be able to audition it before buying, and it won't cost me an arm and a leg. As long as it sounds good with the TH600 and my HD600, I'll be sold.

Do you work for Fostex Matvei?
post #1477 of 2347
Also keeping an eye on the a4 here.. Hopefully there's good synergy with th600
post #1478 of 2347
No, I don't work for fostex. If I did, id be rocking a TH900 instead of my now dated D7000s. I can't justify selling my mint D7000s for 700-800 dollars and then spending ANOTHER 700 on top of that to buy a TH900 which is a very similar headphone. Yes, I want it, but it doesn't seem necessary. I'm waiting for the price to drop; if it goes to 100,000 JPY I will get it. I wish they didn't include the wood stand so they could lower the price, since it's pretty lame compared to the woo audio stand I have

I'm your average (audiophile) consumer, with the exception being I speak Japanese and can follow the news on all the new gear. I would buy a HP-A8, but I can't fit it on my cramped desk so I'm going for the A4 which is like 1/10th the size (the HP-A8 is HUGE)
Edited by Matvei - 11/21/13 at 12:11pm
post #1479 of 2347
It really wouldn't surprise me if the TH900 and TH600 shared the same driver and Fostex is lying about the specs. All you're paying for with the TH900s is the wood cups and hand assembly plus status.

Is that really worth the extra $700 for a bit of added smoothness to the top end?
post #1480 of 2347
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

It really wouldn't surprise me if the TH900 and TH600 shared the same driver and Fostex is lying about the specs. All you're paying for with the TH900s is the wood cups and hand assembly plus status.

Is that really worth the extra $700 for a bit of added smoothness to the top end?
Haven't heard them but I don't think so, I'd rather spend that on a good amp or a different pair of cans for variety. Prefer the stealth look of th600 too
post #1481 of 2347
The same argument could be made about the D2000 to D5000 to D7000. I much prefer the wood earcups on the TH900; that alone is worth the 700 premium to me were I to buy it.
post #1482 of 2347

I got the TH900's and previously had the TH600. The 900 has a slightly larger stage, better imaging and smoother treble. The bass is oh so slightly more refined. However I'd say the TH600 gets to 85-90% of the TH900 at a lower percentage of the price. I'd only recommend the upgrade to those where money is of no current concern - to the more budget minded you'd be better served with a second can or amp/dac.

post #1483 of 2347
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Originally Posted by matvei View Post

The same argument could be made about the D2000 to D5000 to D7000. I much prefer the wood earcups on the TH900; that alone is worth the 700 premium to me were I to buy it.

Why would you pay $700 for wood cups? Would you pay $700 for wood cup replacements on the cans you currently own? Some people's logic confounds me.
post #1484 of 2347
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

It really wouldn't surprise me if the TH900 and TH600 shared the same driver and Fostex is lying about the specs. All you're paying for with the TH900s is the wood cups and hand assembly plus status.

Is that really worth the extra $700 for a bit of added smoothness to the top end?

 

Why in the world would a decent sized company who used to earbuds for Apple, and still make speaker drivers for other audio companies, want to lie about such things and risk themselves into legal trouble?

post #1485 of 2347
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Why would you pay $700 for wood cups? Would you pay $700 for wood cup replacements on the cans you currently own? Some people's logic confounds me.

By that logic there's no merit to buying the D7000 over the D2000. The TH900 looks a lot nicer and sounds better too. Besides, I'm not convinced the TH600 would sound any better than my D7000, but I know the TH900 does.
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