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post #1501 of 2420
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Personally, that is not my experience. To me anything from the Rx Mk3 to a Zana Deux the TH-900 doesn't change that much. But I'm the kind who is willing to spend a lot more in the amp just to squeeze the last few percentages out of the TH-900.

 

The TH-600 on the other hand to my experience benefited from different amp electronics. With Fostex own HP-A8, I felt the TH-600 matched its price with respect to the TH-900 pricing. On the other hand when I changed to a different DAC/Amp the TH-600 sounded much closer to the TH-900, that made the TH-600 better value than it's priced.

 

In other words to me the TH-600 is able to scale more than the TH-900, and the TH-900 doesn't need expensive amps to achieve it's capabilities.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:14am
post #1502 of 2420

Just got my TH-600, I notice a noise whenever I move the mouse, I have WA6-SE hooked up to my STX card.

I didn't notice it with the HE-500, probably because the TH-600 is more in your face then the HE-500s.

Any ideas?

post #1503 of 2420
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Originally Posted by Xtri View Post

Just got my TH-600, I notice a noise whenever I move the mouse, I have WA6-SE hooked up to my STX card.
I didn't notice it with the HE-500, probably because the TH-600 is more in your face then the HE-500s.
Any ideas?
Probably a ground loop, this should fix it
http://www.monoprice.com/mobile/Product/Details/6909
post #1504 of 2420
The issue is not Fostex but people whining about first world problems. If you do not or will not spend the money then so what. The price is there to meet market demand and for public perception of brand value. If you do not like it then spend your money on other things cool.gif
post #1505 of 2420
Agreed, and that's what I'll do. First world problems is quite an apt point as these are first world desires. Headphones anywear near 1k or far north of it are a crazy extravagance to 95% of the population. But then many things are to me like fancy cars or five bedroom houses for couples with one (or zero) kids. So let's not get into that :P

On another more positive spin on this crazy audiophile thing, and maybe this should go in the reactions thread, my friend who's a bass player listened to my th600s today and was blown away and 100% wants to buy some now and his first desktop amp. Prior I'd got him into decent headphones a year or so ago and he has had dt770s since then. We listened to my he400s too afterwards which he heard a while back and loved and we both agreed they sounded terrible compared to the Fostex Haha. His comment was they sounded dull & like the cable was half unplugged! It's exactly what I feel but i remember being excited by them for quite a long time. Our ears and gear hey.. They aren't terrible to be fair its just that the Fostex are so great
Edited by designbykai - 11/23/13 at 4:48am
post #1506 of 2420
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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

Agreed, and that's what I'll do. First world problems is quite an apt point as these are first world desires. Headphones anywear near 1k or far north of it are a crazy extravagance to 95% of the population. But then many things are to me like fancy cars or five bedroom houses for couples with one (or zero) kids. So let's not get into that :P

On another more positive spin on this crazy audiophile thing, and maybe this should go in the reactions thread, my friend who's a bass player listened to my th600s today and was blown away and 100% wants to buy some now and his first desktop amp. Prior I'd got him into decent headphones a year or so ago and he has had dt770s since then. We listened to my he400s too afterwards which he heard a while back and loved and we both agreed they sounded terrible compared to the Fostex Haha. His comment was they sounded dull & like the cable was half unplugged! It's exactly what I feel but i remember being excited by them for quite a long time. Our ears and gear hey.. They aren't terrible to be fair its just that the Fostex are so great

True, but then you put the HE500 on and it's a different story :cool:

post #1507 of 2420

I was never saying the TH600 aren't awesome headphones for the money,

actually I was just saying that for me, with a D7000, they wouldn't really be an upgrade. They would be a sidegrade if anything if not a downgrade. That's why I said I would pay 700 extra for the TH900.

post #1508 of 2420
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Originally Posted by matvei View Post

I was never saying the TH600 aren't awesome headphones for the money,
actually I was just saying that for me, with a D7000, they wouldn't really be an upgrade. They would be a sidegrade if anything if not a downgrade. That's why I said I would pay 700 extra for the TH900.
I think you'd find th600 a fair upgrade going by many peoples opinions whove had d7k / tried both. There are some comparisons earlier in this thread. But if you want to spend twice as much by all means smily_headphones1.gif
There are people who prefer the 600 to 900 even; sometimes its not a matter of 'better' but a matter of preference.
Edited by designbykai - 11/23/13 at 4:25pm
post #1509 of 2420

I know price isn't always indicative of everything but the TH600 is cheaper than the D7000 was in Japan by about 200 USD.

post #1510 of 2420
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Originally Posted by matvei View Post
 

I know price isn't always indicative of everything but the TH600 is cheaper than the D7000 was in Japan by about 200 USD.

It isn't always indicative, especially in this case - newer driver, tech, engineering. The d7k was made in conjunction with Denon obviously, over 4yrs ago.

Of course there's going to be some cost saving all round in terms of production when you're using similar frame and housing.

There aren't many measurements for th600 around, but if they are 95% of th900 sound I assume they will measure similarly. They'll have more bass quantity and extension in the sub and more treble extension too, and should sound quite different, probably a bit tighter and less laid back from comparisons I've read.

http://www.headphone.com/buildAGraph.php?graphID%5B0%5D=283&graphID%5B1%5D=3841&graphID%5B2%5D=&graphID%5B3%5D=&scale=30&graphType=0&buttonSelection=Update+Graph

post #1511 of 2420

They definitely aren't 95% of the TH900, they actually can sound quite different depending on source.

I'd say more like 85-90%. 

post #1512 of 2420

Has anyone compared the TH600 to the Audeze LCD 2.2? In Canada they're pretty much the same price. I've narrowed it down to these two and can audition the TH600 which I will in December.  Any comparisons?? Thoughts?  Amp/DAC will be the Woo WA7.

post #1513 of 2420
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

Has anyone compared the TH600 to the Audeze LCD 2.2? In Canada they're pretty much the same price. I've narrowed it down to these two and can audition the TH600 which I will in December.  Any comparisons?? Thoughts?  Amp/DAC will be the Woo WA7.

 

I did own the LCD2.2 and currently the TH600, the LCD2 is quite different in terms of sound, pretty much polar opposites, the LCD2 with leaner mid bass and a more narrow soundstage and poorer imaging, but more well controlled sub bass and more forward mids. The TH600 have better mid bass and separation and slightly further extended treble region. Personally I prefer the sound of dynamics but if you like the ortho sound and a more intimate presentation go for the LCD2.

post #1514 of 2420
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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

I think you'd find th600 a fair upgrade going by many peoples opinions whove had d7k / tried both. There are some comparisons earlier in this thread. But if you want to spend twice as much by all means smily_headphones1.gif
There are people who prefer the 600 to 900 even; sometimes its not a matter of 'better' but a matter of preference.

I auditioned the TH600 a couple of months ago, spending most of the time I had it comparing it against my D7000 (with Lawton mods and his angle pads) and honestly could not tell them apart. Clones of each other, and yes, the Denon had mods. Now I just bought a TH900 and with CD's feeding into a vintage amp there IS a difference. Not huge but it is there.
post #1515 of 2420

Thanks for that.  At one point I had the HD700 and HE500 but much preferred the HD700.  Finally sold them both for the HD800 which I absolutely love.  I'd like a second pair of headphones to change it up at times.  Like I said, I'll be auditioning the TH600 soon but cannot do so with the LCD2 but will be auditioning the LCD3 in my system in December (local head-fier).  

I'm really liking what I've been reading wrt the TH600 especially as a closed HP. Just got to get out and listen.

 

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Originally Posted by Noobmachine View Post
 

 

I did own the LCD2.2 and currently the TH600, the LCD2 is quite different in terms of sound, pretty much polar opposites, the LCD2 with leaner mid bass and a more narrow soundstage and poorer imaging, but more well controlled sub bass and more forward mids. The TH600 have better mid bass and separation and slightly further extended treble region. Personally I prefer the sound of dynamics but if you like the ortho sound and a more intimate presentation go for the LCD2.

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