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post #1921 of 3334
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I just looked at price japan and I don't see them on there anymore. Just the 900's. Back when the 600's first came out price japan had everybody smoked on price, pretty much $1299 from all the U.S. vendors. Now I think allot of vendors have their hands on them and I think fostex lowered the retail price to $799 and the 900's to $1599. If you do go with price japan make sure you go with the EMS shipping as it is much cheaper and faster than DHL. If you can get a new pair for less than $799 you won't be sorry.

 

Thanks for the tip on the EMS shipping. I was checking out the options. EMS is indeed cheaper. The US retailers are listing it at $799 retail. Unfortunately, the Canadian dollar is hurting us at the moment and even then the prices seem to be high. With US, there's customs on top. Probably best to get it shipped to someone in USA and then have it shipped to Canada.

 

I'm really hoping the Dangerous Source will be able to improve the D2000 and keep them playable for some time until I can get the next headphone. The Source has two outputs, so I really want to have both the TH-600 and TH-900 playing from the port at the same time. Hopefully the sensitivity won't be too far apart for matched results. 

post #1922 of 3334

My god, just brought out the D2000 after a few weeks for music. I was using the KRK KNS 8400 and LCD-3 mostly. With the LCD-3 and amps gone, I decided to try the D2000 out of the E10. The mids are so recessed on this pairing in comparison to both of those headphones. How are the mids on the TH-600 and TH-900 vs D2000?

 

I'm definitely going to listen to these myself, but would still like to hear from people that have lived with these headphones for a long time. Even listening to a pair of headphones for 3-4 hours can't really tell you how it will fare off in the long term, unless it's too edgy right off the bat.

post #1923 of 3334
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My god, just brought out the D2000 after a few weeks for music. I was using the KRK KNS 8400 and LCD-3 mostly. With the LCD-3 and amps gone, I decided to try the D2000 out of the E10. The mids are so recessed on this pairing in comparison to both of those headphones. How are the mids on the TH-600 and TH-900 vs D2000?

 

I'm definitely going to listen to these myself, but would still like to hear from people that have lived with these headphones for a long time. Even listening to a pair of headphones for 3-4 hours can't really tell you how it will fare off in the long term, unless it's too edgy right off the bat.

I don't find the mids on the D2000 recessed at all - on any amp/dac pairing I've ever heard. They just feel natural. But again, I am coming at this from the perspective of a basshead kind of guy. I think that if you want any more forward mids you're going to have to give up some bass quantity/slam no matter how you look at it. Your LCD3 obviously really sets the standard for clear mids while not as bass emphasized as its little brother, the LCD2. Mids are only ever as clear and brilliant as the LCD3 on highly neutral designed cans which the Fostex/Denon lineage don't try to be. I heard the TH600 extensively at a meet and recall that the mids were slightly less recessed than the D2000s which again I don't find actually recessed. That could be attributed just as much to the fact that the TH600 is cleaner and the vocals really come alive more so than the D2000s. It's pretty noticeable so if you don't believe me try to do some A/Bing with your Denons before pulling the trigger. If the mids really bother you I'd say you are going to be a little bit happier with the TH600 for sure, but I can't comment on the TH900 on this very specific topic since I only recall general impressions when I heard it last.  

post #1924 of 3334

Yeah, the D2000's mids are not that bad, especially on good amps. I loved them on BHA-1. Vocals were just about perfect. I also can't take too much mids. Too much vocals is distracting for electronic music personally. The LCD-3 at times did that. However, the LCD-2 got it right almost every time. LOL I think it's just my E10. I haven't used either the E10 or D2000 in conjunction for awhile. The E10's only get used for their line out to some speakers lying around.

post #1925 of 3334

Quick poll on what genre/artists you guys listen to? Especially on the TH-600.

post #1926 of 3334
Not in any order.

Tricky
Massive attack
Gramatik
Crystal Method
Thriftworks
Daft Punk
Justice
Infected Mushroom
Shpongle
Juno Reactor
Xenomorph
Hallucinogen
Am on Tobin
Ferry Corsten
Arms and Sleepers
Astral Projection
Noisia
Black Moth Super Rainbow
BT
Boards of Canada
Clubroot
Zomby
Cydonia
Tiesto
Ed Harrison
Emancipator
Four Tet
Fail Emotions
F*** Buttons
Global communications
Kayo Dot
Kick Bong
Leftfield
Little Dragon
Metaform
Oceanlab
The Orb
Pantha du Prince
Pendulum
Phantogram
Rom di Prisco
Solar Fields
Sonic wave control
Future sound of London
Sub motion Orchestra
Synthetic Epiphany
Thievery corporation
Tobacco
Toi Doi
U.X
X Dream

Are the main artists I'd use the TH600 for
post #1927 of 3334
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

My god, just brought out the D2000 after a few weeks for music. I was using the KRK KNS 8400 and LCD-3 mostly. With the LCD-3 and amps gone, I decided to try the D2000 out of the E10. The mids are so recessed on this pairing in comparison to both of those headphones. How are the mids on the TH-600 and TH-900 vs D2000?

 

I'm definitely going to listen to these myself, but would still like to hear from people that have lived with these headphones for a long time. Even listening to a pair of headphones for 3-4 hours can't really tell you how it will fare off in the long term, unless it's too edgy right off the bat.

 

The TH-600 has amazing mids. Much much better than the D2000. Technically its better in every way. Definitely not a knock on the D2000 which is still a great can but the TH-600 is just an updated version and was clearly made to be better than the older Denon line. I still love the older Denon line but they don't hold a candle sonically to the TH-600. I do still love the D5000's look tho. Those wood cups are just to damn sexy to be beat.  

 

They're like the Angelina Jolie of the headphone world. You know what I mean right?? Totally was the hottest thing anyone had ever seen when they first hit it big and after all these years they're still hot even tho you know a TON of people have tried them out. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #1928 of 3334
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Quick poll on what genre/artists you guys listen to? Especially on the TH-600.

 

DUB

chillstep

R&B

Metal

Rock

Rap 

anything live 

 

Overall I'm just a big fan of the sound so there really isn't anything that I won't listen to with them 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #1929 of 3334
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Quick poll on what genre/artists you guys listen to? Especially on the TH-600.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:59pm
post #1930 of 3334
I listen to all genres on my TH cans. Why limit myself?
Having said that, anyone who listens to electronica owes it to himself/herself to buy this;
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Sprinkles-Midtown-120-Blues/release/1635238
post #1931 of 3334

This is one of my favorites to listen to when you have the right setup. 

 

Seven Sisters by Celldweller 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #1932 of 3334

Nice list and song guys. See a bunch of psytrance/prog and DNB (hospital label stuff). Just ordered the Dangerous Music Source. So that is confirmed for sure. Next would be monitors. Can't wait to get a Fostex. I kept my D2000s all along despite having the planars. Although if I get a Fostex, then there is virtually no use for a D2000.

post #1933 of 3334
Hi, has anyone ever made wooden cups for the th600, to see if it improves the sound even further? Thanks, Daan
Edited by daanh - 3/4/14 at 3:30am
post #1934 of 3334
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Hi, has anyone ever made wooden cups for the hp600, to see if it improves the sound even further? Thanks, Daan

Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:53pm
post #1935 of 3334

Thanks, I corrected my post. I have a CNC milling machine at my work, so I'm going to make a pair of them myself.

 

But is it correct to say that the main difference between the TH600 and TH900 are the wooden cups? (And the bigger magnet of course)

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