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post #1006 of 1296

So after a week or two and many hours of listening, I feel that my initial assessment of the MA 900 may have been a little off base (or completely off base?).  Really enjoying the headphones now and feel that any unpleasant brightness I heard before was my brain getting used to headphones again.  The MA 900's seem very laid back and seem to pair well with tube amps, which is a plus for me because I don't own anything else.

 

Also, it may not need to be repeated, but man these are comfortable.  My only complaint at this time is that the cable isn't hot swap, but that is minor.

 

A pretty good way to start my second journey into headphones.

post #1007 of 1296
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

The adjustment holds very well for me.  As for the headband, it doesn't bother me since they're so light.  The reviews may have skewed your judgement.

 

How do you like the sound?  I still haven't found anything I like more. The soundstage is just soooo good.

I came to this conclusion after purchasing it them based on reviews about how comfortable it is.  I actually hardly read this thread.  There's no doubt it's one of the most comfortable headphones, but I think the headband can be improved.   As for the sound, I'm enjoying them.  I went from the hd600 to these and don't regret it.  These are slightly warmer and have better sound stage.

post #1008 of 1296

Question for Mad Lust Envy or anybody with a Xonar U3.

With Xonar U3, under HP Advance Setting what is the the best option for MA900?

VoIP mode <32ohms headset

Pro-gaming 32-64 ohms

exciter >64ohms


Edited by Guymelef - 1/30/14 at 4:03am
post #1009 of 1296
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Originally Posted by Guymelef View Post
 

Question for Mad Lust Envy or anybody with a Xonar U3.

With Xonar U3, under HP Advance Setting what is the the best option for MA900?

VoIP mode <32ohms headset

Pro-gaming 32-64 ohms

exciter >64ohms

 

medium gain will do just fine. ma900 doesn't need much amping.

post #1010 of 1296
The low/medium gain options are ONLY bottlenecking the output of the amp. It's NOT changing the impedance of the soundcard itself. It's misleading. Leave it on exciter mode/the strongest setting, unless you feel the volume jumps decibels too strongly with every volume adjustment.

I don't mess with the voice options as I don't voice chat on PC, so I don't know what to set those at, as it's useless for me.
post #1011 of 1296
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The low/medium gain options are ONLY bottlenecking the output of the amp. It's NOT changing the impedance of the soundcard itself. It's misleading. Leave it on exciter mode/the strongest setting, unless you feel the volume jumps decibels too strongly with every volume adjustment.

I don't mess with the voice options as I don't voice chat on PC, so I don't know what to set those at, as it's useless for me.

 

What gain would you suggest is best on the Fiio E17? I normally leave it on 0 but I keep volume around 40% to 50% with no gain.

post #1012 of 1296
My E17, I leave on 6 Gain... it just feels like a good balance between power and volume. Low seems to insensitive, and high jumps up too much for my MA900.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/30/14 at 11:44am
post #1013 of 1296

I really don't get this. Is the Japanese model so much worse than the US one? Why is mine distorted and why does it seem like I am the only one with this problem? It is so weird though since both drivers distort at the same level making me think it is normal and not a defective pair WTF :(

post #1014 of 1296

I have the Japanese version and it doesn't seem to be distorting to me but I am new to open back headphones and mid-fi headphones in general. I could actually use more bass then what the headphones offer but I am a basshead. One thing I notice is the bass has like power to it. I don't know how to explain it, it's not a huge bass quantity by any means in my opinion but it seems like the bass has force to it that I havn't noticed in closed back headphones before. Kind of like it's vibrating through my ear. 

post #1015 of 1296

Anyone here open to lending headphone for a week or two impression?  I'll lend my MDR 7550 in exchange.

 

I've yet to hear open-style headphones in my life and so far I'm hearing good reviews about this headphone.

 

 

 

 


Edited by TheBoss - 1/30/14 at 11:34pm
post #1016 of 1296

Anyone know who to contact for replacements/repair/etc? Sony at facebook just gave me the runaround and sent me to the sony home page. They didnt give me any specific email address or anything. Epic fail for sony. I really regret ever buying these cans unless someone from sony steps up like the way sennheiser does business.

post #1017 of 1296

If you purchased them fairly recently you may be able to contact the vendor for a replacement pair.

 

Just a quick thought, hopefully you get them fixed!

post #1018 of 1296

I'm in the market for a sub-$200 headphone, and am currently focused on the 558 (i'd like to spend under $150). I hear a lot of people mention these, but can't find many comparison threads. I listen mostly to electronic like justice and kavinsky and daft punk (NOT bass heavy dubstep or skrillex or house), but it's pretty much general usage, all around, media. Comfort is extremely important though, I use for 8+ hours at a time. 

 

Although I heard one person say the MA900 has your ear contact the driver pad? I really want to avoid that, my 681 evos are very comfy but i get a bit fatigued after 3-4+ hours because of my ear touching the driver pad a bit. Makes them kinda sore feeling.

post #1019 of 1296

If you really want to avoid your ear contacting the driver then you might not want the MA900. Your ear probably will contact it. If you can live with that though, the headphones are extremely comfortable otherwise, much more so then most headphones and is perfect for long listening sessions. They are good for moving and gaming as others have said. They are not basshead headphones but there is some decent punch to the bass.

 

Oh also I wanted to say I don't think your ears would get sore in the MA900. The headphone has very light clamping force so although your ear touches the driver, it doesn't press or squeeze your ears at all.


Edited by Kdavis71 - 2/2/14 at 10:02am
post #1020 of 1296
Your ears don't touch the driver, they touch the soft covering of the driver, and very lightly.
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