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New TH600 owner chiming in. I've been using a HE500 + dacport & dacmini combo for the past couple years. This is a COMPLETELY different sound. Slamming bass, laid back mids, sparkly treble. Definitely U shaped as I've been reading. I do welcome the bass, it's a nice change. Mids are fine. The treble though, not so sure. It sounds over-emphasized and sibilant to me. And this is with a Dacport which is on the smoother side. The best example is Diana Krall's Let's Face The Music And Dance. On the TH600, it sounds like: "leT'S faCE the muSIc and danCE".  I still like the overall presentation, maybe on female vocals not my fav.

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Originally Posted by hyunsac View Post
 

New TH600 owner chiming in. I've been using a HE500 + dacport & dacmini combo for the past couple years. This is a COMPLETELY different sound. Slamming bass, laid back mids, sparkly treble. Definitely U shaped as I've been reading. I do welcome the bass, it's a nice change. Mids are fine. The treble though, not so sure. It sounds over-emphasized and sibilant to me. And this is with a Dacport which is on the smoother side. The best example is Diana Krall's Let's Face The Music And Dance. On the TH600, it sounds like: "leT'S faCE the muSIc and danCE".  I still like the overall presentation, maybe on female vocals not my fav.

 

 

My HD650s are still my favorite for female vocals, but these are a wonderful sound with just about everything else...

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Anyone have any idea how the TH600 would pair with the ALO Rx MkIII and/or CLAS-dB?
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Anyone have any idea how the TH600 would pair with the ALO Rx MkIII and/or CLAS-dB?
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Originally Posted by hyunsac View PostNew TH600 owner chiming in. I've been using a HE500 + dacport & dacmini combo for the past couple years. This is a COMPLETELY different sound. Slamming bass, laid back mids, sparkly treble. Definitely U shaped as I've been reading. I do welcome the bass, it's a nice change. Mids are fine. The treble though, not so sure. It sounds over-emphasized and sibilant to me. And this is with a Dacport which is on the smoother side. The best example is Diana Krall's Let's Face The Music And Dance. On the TH600, it sounds like: "leT'S faCE the muSIc and danCE".

Agree completely. This is why I got rid of them -- they were unbearable.

 

I have the D5000 now and the treble is smooth. Some might say the TH600 is an upgrade over the D5000/7000 but I don't agree.

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Anyone have any idea how the TH600 would pair with the ALO Rx MkIII and/or CLAS-dB?

In my opinion, instead of spending $1000+ on CLAS and Alo amp you will get far better sound quality by upgrading to TH900.

I had Rsa 71b and CLAS -db with all the best interconnects in full balanced mode, not worth it.

Desktop beats portable even at 1/3 cost.
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In my opinion, instead of spending $1000+ on CLAS and Alo amp you will get far better sound quality by upgrading to TH900.

I had Rsa 71b and CLAS -db with all the best interconnects in full balanced mode, not worth it.

Desktop beats portable even at 1/3 cost.

 

If you do most of your listening in a single location....

 

I do not, that's why I have the Rx Mk3 b and CLAS db combo, and they are a wonderful compliment to the TH600.  I plan on getting mine recabled balanced to take full advantage...

 

A more budget friendly option might be the Theorem 720....


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 5/30/14 at 9:47am
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Thanks guys, I actually have the MkIII and CLAS on the way, so it is the TH600 I am considering picking up for portable use.

How is the isolation on these? I take the train in to work so I worry about sound coming in.
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The level of isolation they provide is even slightly less than that provided by Denons.

 

The TH600's cable is pretty long and robust (though definitely an improvement over the Denons), and unless you have a long neck the ear cups are too deep to allow them to hang comfortably from the neck. They're cumbersome for portable use.

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If you do most of your listening in a single location....

I do not, that's why I have the Rx Mk3 b and CLAS db combo, and they are a wonderful compliment to the TH600.  I plan on getting mine recabled balanced to take full advantage...

A more budget friendly option might be the Theorem 720....

I might be wrong but it was discussed in th900 thread that going balance doesn't make any difference.

But u r welcome to try and let us know smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by traehekat View Post

Thanks guys, I actually have the MkIII and CLAS on the way, so it is the TH600 I am considering picking up for portable use.

How is the isolation on these? I take the train in to work so I worry about sound coming in.

 

I find the TH600 kind of weak in the isolation department, and most likely not the best choice for the train.  Though I suppose not all trains are noisy, and the benefits at work and home are a plus.  Shortening the cable is a must, in my opinion, and I'm sending mine to BTG Audio for just this reason... 

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I might be wrong but it was discussed in th900 thread that going balance doesn't make any difference.

But u r welcome to try and let us know smily_headphones1.gif

 

Well, if I don't get an audio improvement (I'm expecting a little), at least I'll have the shorter cable I want...

post #2233 of 3334

Well these headphones are definitely not made for using them on a train.. With a 3m cable a train it is pretty uncomfortable I think. The fact that it is a closed headphone doesn't make it predestined for portable use... 

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Well these headphones are definitely not made for using them on a train.. With a 3m cable a train it is pretty uncomfortable I think. The fact that it is a closed headphone doesn't make it predestined for portable use... 

I know its not ideal but I carry a bag and the excess cable is in my bag, and so is the amp and DAP. No compromise in SQ even on the go for me.

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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post
 

I know its not ideal but I carry a bag and the excess cable is in my bag, and so is the amp and DAP. No compromise in SQ even on the go for me.

Thats cool haha. I wonder how the people look at you with these headphones on. You might look like beeing from another planet but at the same time you laugh at them with their beats by dre...

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