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post #421 of 1163
Just bought me one of these, the thread sounds interesting and the FS price was right smily_headphones1.gif looking forward to seeing if they are as good as claimed.
post #422 of 1163
MA900 owners and potential buyers need to read this to understand why the resistors are in place.

http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/2012/07/sony-mdr-ma900-in-depth-analysis.html

So basically, the only ones benefitting from removing the resistsors are those with amps that have near zero output impedances. Everyone else benefits, as the resistors keep the frequency response stable from all other amps.
post #423 of 1163

^^ Do you mean NO ONE else benefits except those with near zero output impedance amps? 

post #424 of 1163

I just received my MA900's today....and the first time i played a song, a stupid (happy) smile come to my face...wow!
For someone like me that never had a decent headphones....what a great sound!!!!

post #425 of 1163
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Originally Posted by afonsoruivo View Post

I just received my MA900's today....and the first time i played a song, a stupid (happy) smile come to my face...wow!

For someone like me that never had a decent headphones....what a great sound!!!!

Yay... another convert. biggrin.gif

Spread the love!

Matt, I dunno, what I said sounds correct too...

Everyone else benefits from having the resistors... is what I mean on the last line.
post #426 of 1163
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Originally Posted by danielrevollo View Post

Wow, I was actually the one who won the auction, I can't believe they were sold for $85 before.

Now you just made me feel like if i've just been ripped off. haha

They just came today and so far I'm really digging them, the comfort is really good and best thing of all is now my ears won't sweat at all with these on. However, they do move quite a lot around my head due to the large cups and low clampling force.

Btw these guy who is selling them just posted another one for sale, he, as the other seller list them as "new" but mine came with the security seal on the top open and the box a little beaten up, apart from that they were in pretty good condition.

 

Oh, I somehow got a second chance offer but I went straight talking to the seller. And he said can do $125 shipped to Canada. Later said cant do Paypal invoice directly because eBay wouldn't let him. Then he said he will post something and I need to buy right away. I did that and end up had to pay a little extra and for that new stupid third party prepaid import fee. Worked out to be 150 bucks shipped. Still cheaper than the terminator guy's.

I guess that's how some stuff on eBay got sold instantly. By talking to the seller and he posts something and you buy it now right away.

This guy communication is much better. Instant replies.

So I am back in the "waiting" game. Report back with pictures when I receive.

Oh got the o2 and odac. So far sounded the same as the xonar stx. But then again I put stuff on iPhone and cranked volume up and sounded similar. Same detail amount. Guess iPhone 3GS is not that bad. Oh well at least i look cool at work as the only guy with 2 external boxes plugged into a headphone and to computer.

I like the Dolby and 7.1 surround shifter feature on the xonar card. Is there a software to control the odac to have bass boost? Turning on hi-fi mode on the stx will sound same as the o2 and odac. Got it at mayflower. Seems like a honest guy and good communication. Need to spend more time with these.
post #427 of 1163
befere i impulse buy ma900...

1) does sony sell replaceable stock earpads?
2) if not, are there aftermarket earpads that can fit ma900?

i wouldnt wanna trash a perfect working headphone if earpads go bad.
post #428 of 1163
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

befere i impulse buy ma900...

1) does sony sell replaceable stock earpads?
2) if not, are there aftermarket earpads that can fit ma900?

i wouldnt wanna trash a perfect working headphone if earpads go bad.

 

Someone mentions in this thread about buying pads or being able to buy pads from Sony.

Might be worth reading/searching this thread before jumping in.

 

I honestly don't see it as an issue, there is so little clamp put on that the earpads should last a long time. They act more as a loose guide to keep the headphones on your ear.

I might buy a pair to have but It is a very minor worry for me.

 

Oh and someone has used other pads but commented on how they effect the ss negatively. Once again search is your friend.


Edited by kcee - 10/15/13 at 6:45am
post #429 of 1163
Yeah, I doubt these pads will get destroyed in the next x years.
post #430 of 1163
And they're removable, so you can gently wash them in the sink and air dry.
post #431 of 1163
post #432 of 1163

dat damn Sony Marketing, made in Thailand Yet not sold in thailand.

 

I have to buy on ebay with too much taxes.

post #433 of 1163
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Originally Posted by ecnanoser View Post

dat damn Sony Marketing, made in Thailand Yet not sold in thailand.

I have to buy on ebay with too much taxes.
What about amazon?
post #434 of 1163

Wow, I had no idea an appreciation thread even existed for these. Yay!

post #435 of 1163
Lachlan, what's next for you?
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