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post #616 of 2340

I'm pretty content with my amp and DAC so there's only the headphone to upgrade tongue.gif

But, the TH600 is really growing on me.  It is quite the refined headphone.  Details and excellent bass impact.  If I was smart I'd stop right here and pause to enjoy the music for the next couple of months, years, etc. with my current rig.  

The TH600 has been good for jazz, electronica, reggae, folk, and blues.  It's really an all around excellent headphone.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

Well, I'm not sure I want a more U-shaped sound signature so I migth stop right there with the TH-600 wink.gif

 

The other downside is that I now want to try the WA7...

post #617 of 2340

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 7:15pm
post #618 of 2340
I wonder what would happen if you took the TH-600's cotton(?) batting/damping and put it in the AH-D7000 and compared them. Or perhaps applied similar dynamat applications to both. Or tested the TH-600 with its extra damping between the driver and cup removed.

Essentially I'm wondering how different the generations of Fostex drivers are id ipse, comparing the D7000's microfiber directly against the TH-600's 1T bio-cellulose.
post #619 of 2340
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I would say the th-600 is a better all arounder than the d7k but still isn't lcd-2 he-500 level yet. It still has a bit of bassy influence.

 

That's been my impression as well so far.

 

These are very refined cans and sound like some open cans. Yet, in the end they cannot touch the HE-5LE. The planar magic still does its job on me it seems ;)

post #620 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

 

That's been my impression as well so far.

 

These are very refined cans and sound like some open cans. Yet, in the end they cannot touch the HE-5LE. The planar magic still does its job on me it seems ;)

 

By the way.  I would put the HE-5LE closer to the HE-6.  I'm just saying wink_face.gif

post #621 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

I would say the th-600 is a better all arounder than the d7k but still isn't lcd-2 he-500 level yet. It still has a bit of bassy influence.

 

 

post #622 of 2340
For the love of god, I need a D7000 again.
post #623 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

For the love of god, I need a D7000 again.
I have a strange feeling you'll come into ownership of mine someday.

I'm still curious about how different the TH-600 and D7000 really are. The D7000 is a roughly known quantity, as is the TH-900, but the 600 impressions are still all over the place.
post #624 of 2340

I am trying to find out just how much the price difference compared to performance difference between the th-600 and th-900 really is? The th-600 is 53% of the price of the 900 for what % of sonic improvement?  Given I would prefer a less V shaped response and think that the black version looks much nicer I'm not sure if I'm gonna be let down with the th-900 vs cost/performance difference. Is the difference in the detail/clarity/micro-detail? If it isn't then I think I would be happy with the th-600.

 

My plan is to hopefully have the can as an all rounder but also be used for reference/production work of EDM music. I have decided since the reference work is only for EDM it needs to be a little exaggerated in the sub bass/treble to realistically represent the genres (but only to a point for obvious mixing reasons) and therefore something such as the th-600/900 should fit the bill perfectly, but which one?

post #625 of 2340
It's impossible to say without hearing them for yourself. Some didn't hear the TH-900 to be a magnificent improvement from the D7000 (myself included). The TH-600 has been much more difficult to find and audition.
Edited by 3X0 - 5/27/13 at 6:56am
post #626 of 2340

In retrospect, it probably would have worked out better for Fostex and the community at large if they had released the TH600 a bit earlier (2-3 months, maybe) than the TH900. Some would have picked up the TH600 in anticipation of picking up the TH900 later anyway, there would probably have been more units purchased and therefore in the wild for comparisons, and it would have given the TH600 an identity that wasn't so completely in the shadow if its big brother. 

 

C'est la vie. Still wouldn't mind hearing them both some day. 

post #627 of 2340
Yup. Denon/Fostex unintentionally applied that approach to the D5000/D7000 since the D5000 was actually their flagship for quite some time. Same with the LCD-2 and LCD-3, where the former had an opportunity to develop a huge following before the latter was released. The poor TH-600 just isn't getting enough love due to its deliberate release alongside and below the TH-900.
post #628 of 2340
Its easy... If you buy the TH600 just don't ever listen to the TH900's are you'll be good to go lol I kid but in all reality it's the truth. The TH600's seem to be amazing and very well reviewed but the issue is people are comparing them to their big brother and that's not a fair comparison. Compare them to other $1k cans and they stack up very well and are easily one of the best and probably the best closed cans in the price range. To some they can very easily be end game and will scale up with whatever type of amp you pair it with.
For just over $800 you'll be hard pressed to find a better can than the TH600's. And like Reminence asked, is it really worth twice the price to get the TH900's? Honestly to each his own but either way you'll be very satisfied with your choice.


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post #629 of 2340
I honestly haven't read enough impressions of the TH-600 to be convinced that it would be truly superior to well-known competitors like the Edition 8, Signature Pro/DJ, T5p et al. The comparisons I've read have generally pitted it against its bigger brother unfairly, or against the D7000 inconclusively.

It certainly has positive reviews, but I don't think the sample size is sufficient to call it "well reviewed."
post #630 of 2340
From what I'm gathering, it sounds like the TH-600 is on the same level as the D7000, with a frequency response difference. Like Taking a D7000 and reducing the bass and adding more mids.

Like the HD600 vs HD650? Same level of performance, different curve.


Just assuming here...
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