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post #466 of 2105

Both are worth their price in their respective niches. However, I agree with Sean that the TH series should be built a little more solidly. Compared to the Beyer T series, they seem fragile. In reality, they aren't, but they don't inspire the driver over with a VW confidence that the Beyers do. Soundwise, though, damn. The thick upper bass and semi-aggressive upper mids are excellent. If I knew my wife wouldn't kill me, I'd be down for a pair. 

post #467 of 2105
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Both are worth their price in their respective niches. However, I agree with Sean that the TH series should be built a little more solidly. Compared to the Beyer T series, they seem fragile. In reality, they aren't, but they don't inspire the driver over with a VW confidence that the Beyers do. Soundwise, though, damn. The thick upper bass and semi-aggressive upper mids are excellent. If I knew my wife wouldn't kill me, I'd be down for a pair. 


Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course, but I believe the Beyerdynamic DT880-990, or what have you, really aren't worth a dime in my book.evil_smiley.gif

post #468 of 2105

^^ That is fine of course! Sound-wise, I think that is definitely up for grabs - really depends on what you like. Build-wise, however, the beyers are phenomenal in their range: all modular, part-part teardowns and easy replacement made easy - very nice headphones for the workperson. 

post #469 of 2105
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^^ That is fine of course! Sound-wise, I think that is definitely up for grabs - really depends on what you like. Build-wise, however, the beyers are phenomenal in their range: all modular, part-part teardowns and easy replacement made easy - very nice headphones for the workperson. 

 

That is what they are designed for after all... Professional use..

post #470 of 2105
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There are a number of headphones that sit at price points that are hardly indicative of their audio 'performance'. The DT880 series is one now, that can be had for a song and is worth far more. Fostex' high end models don't seem to cater to cost/performance directly, but follow somewhat closely boutique Japanese manufacturers by making semi-unique phones with good/great sound but rather high bills of sale. I have no problem with that as I feel that a product should fit its niche, not someone else's niche. If the manufacturer is going 100% for cost/performance, then of course, 200$ should net the best sound under 700$ or something like that, but if the manufacturer is going for something else, then so be it - god bless 'em. 

 

We need more variety in the headphone world. Too few luxury brands, too many do-it-all Toyota brands that flip food at the wall and hope consumers buy it up.

 

Cost/performance, I don't see the TH600 as a 1000-1200$ headphone. It does sound good though.


So true... PREACH! brothaman.

post #471 of 2105

At the 1K price point.  Has anyone compared these to the JVC DX1000s?

post #472 of 2105
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At the 1K price point.  Has anyone compared these to the JVC DX1000s?


I've owned both. The DX1000 is more strongly colored to my ears, with a thicker and bassier sound. Bass on the TH600 is cleaner and more controlled but still hits pretty hard. Mids on the TH600 sound thinner, with more space between notes so less congested. Gives the TH600 a very open sound, though spatially the DX1000 is just as roomy overall despite being more "mushy" if that makes sense. Both have good treble control: better than the Denons (which I found glaring on some recordings). I'd characterize the DX1000 as more laid back relative to the TH600 just because it has a warmer sound.

post #473 of 2105
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I've owned both. The DX1000 is more strongly colored to my ears, with a thicker and bassier sound. Bass on the TH600 is cleaner and more controlled but still hits pretty hard. Mids on the TH600 sound thinner, with more space between notes so less congested. Gives the TH600 a very open sound, though spatially the DX1000 is just as roomy overall despite being more "mushy" if that makes sense. Both have good treble control: better than the Denons (which I found glaring on some recordings). I'd characterize the DX1000 as more laid back relative to the TH600 just because it has a warmer sound.

 

 

OK sounds good.  I still may get the DX1000 sense I have the TH-900s  Thinking about it..

post #474 of 2105

These look nice, i like the pure black matte finishing and the lack of text.

post #475 of 2105

I spoke too soon.  Just saw images of the production model.  Still looks nice though.

post #476 of 2105
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BTW, just when I thought the TH-600 couldn't get any better. Tell ya what, this amp isn't even really warmed up yet and it's making me think I need to re-evaluate my impressions of the TH-600!!

 

Based on your original review, I was set on getting the TH900. But then you mentioned the WA7 closed the gap. I'm not a critical listener. I wish I had the opportunity to audition both before purchasing. May have to wait for a more reviews on the TH600 before making a decision. 

post #477 of 2105

Headfonia posted review of TH900 and TH600

 

http://www.headfonia.com/fostex-th900-and-th600/

post #478 of 2105
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Headfonia posted review of TH900 and TH600

 

http://www.headfonia.com/fostex-th900-and-th600/

 

Enjoyed the read.  Thanks for posting it. :)

post #479 of 2105
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Headfonia posted review of TH900 and TH600

 

http://www.headfonia.com/fostex-th900-and-th600/

Got me interested into looking into the TH600 and TH900. Now I need to look into a headphone amp and a DAC for those. Any good recommendations for these 2 Fostex headphones?

post #480 of 2105
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Got me interested into looking into the TH600 and TH900. Now I need to look into a headphone amp and a DAC for those. Any good recommendations for these 2 Fostex headphones?

 

The V200 is amazing with the TH-900s.  I have a WA6-SE on order that I'll be comparing in the future. 

 

If you are looking to spend more $$$ then the Zana amp is supposed to be sublime.

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