How are we doing on the HD700's?? Who has them now??
I dreamt I was listening to the TH-600 and I kept thinking "oh crap, why do I still have these, the next person in line is going to be pissed!" Haha. The TH-600 is so good I'm listening to them in my dreams now...
The TH600 is incredibly fun sounding. Reminds a bit of my TF10, with the boosted mid bass and tipped up treble. It's not a neutral sounding headphone by any means, but it's quick, has a black background, and lots of slam. Vocals are recessed and bass can be a bit loose at times, but that's a reasonable tradeoff for the speed and impact you're getting.
I've pulled the trigger on a TH900 reterminated to 4 pin XLR. Justin was willing to throw in the cable mod gratis; I only ended up paying an extra $20 to upgrade from the standard Neutrik connector to a heavy duty one.
update on HD700....
Can we make it a rule (lol), post when you receive and post when you send? (and post when you have an excuse)?
Come on guys... let's get a move on... dxanex (first guy on list) had them 4 full months ago.. in July.
same goes for the Fostex.
We did so much better with the HE-400/500 and LCD's (except for the last guy) Not sure why we aren't talking like we did last time. Average time was 3-5 days not 2+ weeks
I got the mailing address for the TH600 over the weekend and it went out this morning. It should arrive at it's next destination in 2 days.
In other news, Justin's received the plugs for my TH900 order and started working on that yesterday.
How did it compare with your other totl? Pretty well since you ended up buying it :)
The TH600 doesn't pretend to be neutral, but it's got good detail retrieval and a sizable soundstage for a closed headphone. If you listen closely, you can hear a bit of bass bloat/bleed, but TH600 can keep up a fast pace, much quicker than my boomy old D2000 and about on par with the open flagships.
The earpad material is also a big improvement over my old D2000, which used to heat up my ears way too fast.
Heard LCD-X driven by $4000 RWA Dac/Amp today at NYC meet and while they sound way better than LCD-XC driven by Woo Audio WA5, I don't think they sound much better than HD800. I think it's just will be sound signature preference while LCDs are as usual heavy and uncomfortable. To me ugly looking Abyss sound way better than LCD-X/XC and are more comfortable than LCDs