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post #121 of 243
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Originally Posted by remilio View Post

TH900 and Paradox blow the other in-production closed back headphones out of the water.
Wow, serious? Even Beyerdynamic T5p?
post #122 of 243

The Yamaha is far from being really that bad, a nice headphone for the price and maybe the best fashion conscience headphone out there but it is not even close to the levels of the TH900, that thing blows it away. the King is at the end of the day, quite simply the TH900 and we can give the prince crowns to the T5p and the Paradox!

post #123 of 243
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

The Yamaha is far from being really that bad, a nice headphone for the price and maybe the best fashion conscience headphone out there but it is not even close to the levels of the TH900, that thing blows it away. the King is at the end of the day, quite simply the TH900 and we can give the prince crowns to the T5p and the Paradox!

can you explain why? i am curious. never had a chance to try headphones in that price range.

post #124 of 243
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Originally Posted by whoelse View Post


Wow, serious? Even Beyerdynamic T5p?


Honestly, I didn't have a chance to listen to T5P, but Paradox is good as hell out of my Anedio D2 - simply BETTER than my former HE-500. I suppose T5P is much better as portable headphones, but bested by Paradox for home use.

post #125 of 243
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post

can you explain why? i am curious. never had a chance to try headphones in that price range.


Just go to the TH-900 Thread and read some of the reviews. Some people reference the HD800 and LCD-3 as comparisons. I have all three and can attest on how good they sound for a closed back, actually any back. They have a larger soundstage than most open-backs, and a sound that is so refined, it's hard to put them down. Their sound is magical to some, but most owners of the headphones love them for their wide diversity, and how they do any music genre supreme justice. They are a great all-arounder, and I would agree with swimsonny that none of those headphones on that list touch the TH-900, especially with a good amp/dac.


Edited by Greed - 3/26/13 at 12:29pm
post #126 of 243
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Just go to the TH-900 Thread and read some of the reviews. Some people reference the HD800 and LCD-3 as comparisons. I have all three and can attest for who good they sound for a closed back. Their sound is magical to some, but most owners of the headphones love them for their wide diversity, and how they do any music genre supreme justice. They are a great all-arounder, and I would agree with swimsonny that none of those headphones on that list touch the TH-900, especially with a good amp/dac.

Has anyone done a W5000/TH900 comparison? Just curious more than anything else.
post #127 of 243

Not that I have any personal experience with them (yet) but the Fischer Audio FA-003 ought to get some love...

It averages 4.7 stars here on Head-Fi...  ?!

 

According to many of the *subjective* reviews in the FA-003 appreciation thread(s), its signature is comparable to the HD600 and beats the snot out of most of the contenders on the OP's list...

 

Just an observation.   devil_face.gif


Edited by PrisonNurse - 3/26/13 at 12:32pm
post #128 of 243
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Not that I have any personal experience with them

And you shouldn't talk about them as a result. I don't mean this in a rude way - it's considered poor form around here to suggest/recommend/comment/etc on the sound of equipment you're unfamiliar with. The "star" rating in the Head Gear thing is kind of screwed up too (it shouldn't be used as an indicator of quality, either against other products, or of the product in general).
post #129 of 243

Just to nit pick the Z1000 is not the same as the 7520:

 

This is from Jude (owner of Head-Fi.org) Holiday gift guide 2012:

 

post #130 of 243
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


And you shouldn't talk about them as a result. I don't mean this in a rude way - it's considered poor form around here to suggest/recommend/comment/etc on the sound of equipment you're unfamiliar with. The "star" rating in the Head Gear thing is kind of screwed up too (it shouldn't be used as an indicator of quality, either against other products, or of the product in general).

 

frown.gif  Sorry - noob mistake.  Won't happen again.

...and thanks for the heads-up about the star rating system.

post #131 of 243
Yeah - I wish the HeadGear thing was more substantive, but its had problems from the start (and iirc its been reset due to software glitches a time or two as well). And I didn't mean to bite your face off - sorry if it seemed that way.
post #132 of 243
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Has anyone done a W5000/TH900 comparison? Just curious more than anything else.

One would be a nominee for the "King" and the other for "Court Jester". tongue.gif

post #133 of 243
That's helpful...rolleyes.gif
post #134 of 243
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

That's helpful...rolleyes.gif

Honestly...one is so good that it competes with the HD800s and LCD-3s and the other I wouldn't put in the same league as $300-400 headphones.

post #135 of 243
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Honestly...one is so good that it competes with the HD800s and LCD-3s and the other I wouldn't put in the same league as $300-400 headphones.


 ^ Speaks the truth.

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