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post #1891 of 3335
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 


Could be your dacmagic at work. All of the schiit I have tried was bright to say the least. Considering the th-600 has somewhat hot treble I dunno. 

 

The Asgard is one of the warmer SS amps I've heard, definitely not bright. Which amps were you referring to? If you are talking about the Magni or the Mjolnir (which is bright, just aggressive) than I completely understand. I haven't heard the TH-600/Asgard 2 combo, but I could imagine it would be a good pairing. For another budget friendly amp, the M-Stage is pretty much unbeatable sub $1000 for me. 

post #1892 of 3335
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Originally Posted by gjc10212 View Post

Where in London can I listen to a pair of TH-600?
An owner

If you are prepared to travel then see
Hifiheadphones
Hifilounge
post #1893 of 3335
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

An owner

If you are prepared to travel then see
Hifiheadphones
Hifilounge

If someone is willing to let me visit and test them ill bring the wine! Near to central london will be perfect! smily_headphones1.gif
post #1894 of 3335
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

The Asgard is one of the warmer SS amps I've heard, definitely not bright. Which amps were you referring to? If you are talking about the Magni or the Mjolnir (which is bright, just aggressive) than I completely understand. I haven't heard the TH-600/Asgard 2 combo, but I could imagine it would be a good pairing. For another budget friendly amp, the M-Stage is pretty much unbeatable sub $1000 for me. 

That's right, the DacMagic is neutral and Schiit Asgard 2 is warm :)

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 12:20am
post #1896 of 3335

With regard to the TH600/Asgard 2 pairing, not a good match to my ears. Too warm too bassy. DAC was a Uber-Bifrost. The Yulong D100 DAC/amp combo does bass quantity much more to my liking. Gives a more detailed, airier and little leaner presentation.

post #1897 of 3335
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Originally Posted by ph58 View Post

I have the Fostex TH600 , for a week now ,  i am really happy with . I have one question : did the TH600 have a good synergy with the Schiit Vali . Thanks

It seems improbable, but I actually quite enjoy this combo. I wrote up a description a few pages back if you want to take a look. I don't think I'm crazy either because I know there is at least one other head-fier who likes the pairing as well, but I'll let him say something if he feels like it.
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Originally Posted by mangler View Post


It seems improbable, but I actually quite enjoy this combo. I wrote up a description a few pages back if you want to take a look. I don't think I'm crazy either because I know there is at least one other head-fier who likes the pairing as well, but I'll let him say something if he feels like it.


 I have seen your post , I think i'm gonna buy this little Vali . Thanks .

post #1899 of 3335

I'm itching to try a pair of these can anyone recommend a seller for a new pair on Ebay? The cheapest UK price I have seen is £599 (not on ebay) so preferably cheaper than the UK price....

post #1900 of 3335
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Originally Posted by gjc10212 View Post

I'm itching to try a pair of these can anyone recommend a seller for a new pair on Ebay? The cheapest UK price I have seen is £599 (not on ebay) so preferably cheaper than the UK price....

I got mine from SonicSense on eBay. They were ~630 USD, which I think is about £390. Not 100% sure if they ship outside the US, but they're a large company so maybe they do.
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Best way to get them at a good price (UK customer) is to buy them in the US, but have them shipped to a US address (friend, relative), and have them then mail the phones on to you with a low declared value (make sure they are sent recorded delivery).
This way you'll avoid those big brother taxes! wink.gif
Edited by Homage - 2/27/14 at 11:16pm
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I have had my TH600s for 2 weeks now. I have upgraded from Ultrasone 900 pros and I have them running through an April Music Eximus DP1. I have also tried them though a little dot III.

 

I had done the kees mod to the Ultrasones as without it I found the bass and treble too intense. I also replaced the headband padding with a Sennheiser 650 HD headband pad velcroed in place.

 

Like this I could and did listen to the Ultrasones all day. I must have a sensitive head, because with the Fostex I ended up with a bad headache after a couple of hours; so I have wrapped the trusty sennheiser headband pad in a Leather off-cut I have velcroed in place; and I have been listening all day. No headache.

 

As to the sound; well they are simply awesome. Compared to the Ultrasones (which I loved) the sound is just so much bigger; dynamic; fresher. The bass quantity is similar but just goes so way much deeper. They took about ten hours to settle down (or for me to adjust to their sound). The Ultrasones had a decent soundstage, but the Fostex is so much bigger with more defined placement, ironically I had a test track with the ultrasones dynamic experience come up on random play; suddenly it felt like I was sitting in the middle of an Oompah band, you could almost smell the lederhosen - eaargh.

 

As others have noted they are not the most isolated closed cans; certainly not as much as the Ultrasones; where the world was pretty much shut out. 

 

I just downloaded Photek DJ Kicks from Bleep.com in flac - wow! Everything I have been listening to is wow. These phones just turn your senses to 11 and keep them there.

 

I must admit I was dithering for months about buying the TH600 or TH900. In the end I though get the TH600 give some of the saving to charity and spend the rest on Music. I think I made the right decision, 'cos if the TH900s are as big an improvement over the TH600s as the 600s are over the Ultrasones I think I would have exploded.

post #1903 of 3335

I forgot to mention. I live in the UK too, unless you get lucky with the exchange rates or can find a way to bypass customs charges I don't think the savings you make by importing are worth the hassle.

 

I think at the moment Thomann are the cheapest for UK with B stock advertised at £556.

post #1904 of 3335
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Originally Posted by foxesden View Post

I have had my TH600s for 2 weeks now. I have upgraded from Ultrasone 900 pros and I have them running through an April Music Eximus DP1. I have also tried them though a little dot III.

I had done the kees mod to the Ultrasones as without it I found the bass and treble too intense. I also replaced the headband padding with a Sennheiser 650 HD headband pad velcroed in place.

Like this I could and did listen to the Ultrasones all day. I must have a sensitive head, because with the Fostex I ended up with a bad headache after a couple of hours; so I have wrapped the trusty sennheiser headband pad in a Leather off-cut I have velcroed in place; and I have been listening all day. No headache.

As to the sound; well they are simply awesome. Compared to the Ultrasones (which I loved) the sound is just so much bigger; dynamic; fresher. The bass quantity is similar but just goes so way much deeper. They took about ten hours to settle down (or for me to adjust to their sound). The Ultrasones had a decent soundstage, but the Fostex is so much bigger with more defined placement, ironically I had a test track with the ultrasones dynamic experience come up on random play; suddenly it felt like I was sitting in the middle of an Oompah band, you could almost smell the lederhosen - eaargh.

As others have noted they are not the most isolated closed cans; certainly not as much as the Ultrasones; where the world was pretty much shut out. 

I just downloaded Photek DJ Kicks from Bleep.com in flac - wow! Everything I have been listening to is wow. These phones just turn your senses to 11 and keep them there.

I must admit I was dithering for months about buying the TH600 or TH900. In the end I though get the TH600 give some of the saving to charity and spend the rest on Music. I think I made the right decision, 'cos if the TH900s are as big an improvement over the TH600s as the 600s are over the Ultrasones I think I would have exploded.

Do the HD650 headband mod to the TH600. I have them on my D2000, D7000 and TH900 attached by very thin double stick tape (industrial 3M rand). Makes the headband perfect and can wear them for hours with no issues.
post #1905 of 3335
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Do the HD650 headband mod to the TH600. I have them on my D2000, D7000 and TH900 attached by very thin double stick tape (industrial 3M rand). Makes the headband perfect and can wear them for hours with no issues.

This is a neat idea, might try it - though i might prefer the HD600's headband cushion.

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