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post #496 of 2314
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

I wouldn't call 2-in-1 combos inherently bad. Most times when you have a device that has to do more than one dedicated thing, you'll have compromises. Basically combo units are DAC and amp sections that are put in the same box together, which solves issues of space and convenience, but creates new ones like potential digital noise issues. Also DACs tend to be upgraded and improved constantly, so with an all-in-one unit a perfectly good amp section could end up "obsolete" in a year because of the aging DAC attached to it.

 

I'd personally stay away from Fostex's A8 combo that was marketed alongside the TH900. If I were doing a combo unit I'd probably look at the Woo first or maybe the Burson Conductor (which costs more, however).

 

As for solid state being more suitable for low impedance headphones, this is not necessarily true. Again it really depends on the specific design of the amp. The all tube Zana Deux SE is actually one of the quietest amps I've ever used. Ever. Absolutely black background. The solid state SPL Phonitor however hums rather noticeably with sensitive headphones. Same goes for their sound signatures: people tend to associate tubes with being inherently warm and bloomy, but this isn't true.

I don't have that kind of disposable income like some of the other members on here, but I do like my amp and DAC to last a long time without breaking down. Looking at the combo units you suggested, it is either the Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies or Burson Conductor. If I do go for separate units, I go with the Burson Soloist as my headphone amp and the Resoessence Concero as my DAC. 

 

Thanks for debunking this myth. Looks like I still need to do more research and explore my options then. Wish I could do an audio meet to try out headphones, amps, and DACs to get the feeling out of them.

post #497 of 2314

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies headphone amplifier and Fostex TH600 headphone in background

post #498 of 2314
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

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Looking forward to your impressions/review of the TH600 and WA7. Do you have the TH900 to compare?
post #499 of 2314

Who has bought a pair ?

post #500 of 2314
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Who has bought a pair ?

I'm still on the fence whether to order the TH600 vs TH900. I"m waiting for Shigzeo's review as I also have the WA7 on order. I actually prefer the black TH600.

post #501 of 2314

If you like TH600, you will want TH900.  biggrin.gif

post #502 of 2314
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post

I'm still on the fence whether to order the TH600 vs TH900. I"m waiting for Shigzeo's review as I also have the WA7 on order. I actually prefer the black TH600.

 

Ditto on the aesthetics. 

post #503 of 2314
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

If you like TH600, you will want TH900.  biggrin.gif

Yeah, the obvious solution is both. evil_smiley.gif

post #504 of 2314
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post

I'm still on the fence whether to order the TH600 vs TH900. I"m waiting for Shigzeo's review as I also have the WA7 on order. I actually prefer the black TH600.

I have TH 900 and two days ago I heard at Jaben store TH 600 .

They have same sound signature , TH 900 more balance in every spectrum and wider soundstage .th 900 bass is more detail and cleaner too.

If I have not compare A and B, TH 600 SQ is very good for the price

One of my friend was there after done the comparison , he decided to buy th 900.

This comparison like LCD 2 vs LCD 3
post #505 of 2314

Thanks for the review Rudi.

 

My only concern about getting the TH900 is I read multiple places that I shouldn't be pairing it with a warm amp. I already have the WA7 on order which was described to be very warm, so it may have better synergy with the TH600.

 

First world problems. /sigh =p

post #506 of 2314
The price for the TH600 just dropped by $50 on pricejapan.com so I ordered them. Came to $875 USD (Shipping included). Considering they retail for $1299 (+13% tax in Canada), I think its a pretty good deal.
post #507 of 2314

Yes that is tempting for sure.

post #508 of 2314
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post

The price for the TH600 just dropped by $50 on pricejapan.com so I ordered them. Came to $875 USD (Shipping included). Considering they retail for $1299 (+13% tax in Canada), I think its a pretty good deal.

 

I would expect them to sound much better than any of the older Denons. Especially if you are looking for a more balanced sound. That is a great price, and it is a good thing IMO that you haven't heard the TH-900 because then you won't have anything to go on. You will treat the TH-600 as its own separate headphone without comparing constantly to its brother. 


Edited by Greed - 4/12/13 at 9:21am
post #509 of 2314

THe sound is smashingly better than the older Denons. It is addictive in every area. Sure, there are a few rough edges, but I don't think there is a headphone at any price that does everything perfectly. Certainly not in my experience. The TH600 is making me re-think my love of Beyerdynamic T1/5. Comfort and built don't compare to the German cans, but sound wise... these are killer headphones.

post #510 of 2314
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

THe sound is smashingly better than the older Denons. It is addictive in every area. Sure, there are a few rough edges, but I don't think there is a headphone at any price that does everything perfectly. Certainly not in my experience. The TH600 is making me re-think my love of Beyerdynamic T1/5. Comfort and built don't compare to the German cans, but sound wise... these are killer headphones.


I'd still love to see some formal review comparing them against Lawton modded D5K or D7K with Angle Pads, we all know that old Denon/Fostex were pretty lacking in a stock form so beating them up is not such a big feat.

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