Also, the closer your ears are to the driver, the better the sound quality for the MA900s.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/11/14 at 8:28pm
I have both and alhtough im a noob into audiophile world, I can say that the X1s have deeper bass and more punch than the MA900, Im using the MA900s right now listening to "F****** Problems" lol just to see how the bass responds with the MA900, and they still have good bass, just not like the X1s
This song is extremely poor sounding on the Sony Ma900. Friend linked me too it and I noticed immediately that most of the audio sounds like it was smushed and smeared. Is that due to a poor recording, poor mastering, or extreme compression?
I don't exactly know the differences between the bad sound from compression, poorly recorded, and poorly mastered.
I imagine poorly recorded would just sound more closed in and possibly hot and with some unwanted background detail in there if you have a really high end headphone that can hear tiny background details?
Wondering because people always talk about extremely revealing headphones can make music with those issues listed above practically unlistenable and I am curious as to what makes it unlistenable on very revealing headphones?
Well, I guess it sounds so bad because of compression then. I'm more interested though on what people hear that makes music unlistenable with very "revealing" headphones if the music or source is not top quality.
I've had mine for about 4 months. Really enjoy them to this day, but was tempted to try the Philips Fidelio X1. My only real complaint with the MA900's are the build quality and the fact I have to adjust them all the time. The headband is very loose.
In terms of actual sound quality I can't say anything negative at all about them. Anyone here try the Fidelio X1's?
Dang dude - you had me excited there for a second! I have some 7520's en route, and I'm sending my MA900's back (they have a defect in the headband). I'm hoping the 7520's meet all my needs for a home headphone, but I've been reading about lack of soundstage.
I may have to order another set of the MA900's depending on the sound of the 7520's. However, I'm not crazy about the physical design of the MA900: non-replaceable cable, sliders that move too easily, too-narrow headband that causes some discomfort (and is basically a piece of non-replaceable foam that will wear out), and earpads that don't feel right after extended use (they don't cause pain, but they give me an uneasy feeling after a couple of hours - not sure what it is).
All that said, they produce outstanding sound for gaming and are excellent for music as well. Maybe there will be an improved version? I'm definitely sold on the technology of the drivers/ear cups.
Reading about the comfort issues with the X1 has me apprehensive. Like I said, the only thing I can complain about with the MA900's are the build quality. In terms of sound and comfort, I don't know if they'll be beat compared to the X1.
Which one would you say you prefer out of the two?
There's actually a fix for that. I cut some electrical tape and covered up the holes on the side, and it completely made that problem go away