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Do you mind taking a picture of that?

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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.

Put a piece of Gorilla tape (or black electrical tape) around the point where the sliders enter the headband.  This also improves the bass quality slightly.

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Omg, heard this for the first time today and it sounds sooooo good on Sony MA900.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_ezxfiZ8vI

 

These headphones shine with this kind of stuff.

 

You can really hear the emotion in the lead singers voice and I swear I can feel the lower guitar notes vibrate in my chest. It's magical. Normally I don't feel music through my chest unless from speakers, but I'm getting it from these headphones.


Edited by Kdavis71 - 2/19/14 at 6:09pm
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Has anyone done a detachable cable mod. I have the MA900 on order, but I was wondering how simple/advisable trying this would be?
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Has anyone done a detachable cable mod. I have the MA900 on order, but I was wondering how simple/advisable trying this would be?

 

You should talk to I95North. He has done a detachable cable mod on his and posted pics on page 25 of this thread. He also has another pic on page 30 where he made some alterations and it looks sweet. Definitely a cool re-cabling job.

 

MattTCG had his sent in to someone to be re-cabled and has a picture of the finished product on page 32 of this thread.

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Thanks a million for the suggestions. Greatly appreciated!

I95North's mod looks great. With any luck, he'll be able to point me in the right direction. I only need the cable replaced with a single 3.5mm mount jack, as I plan to pair the MA900 with a V-Moda mic for single-cable gaming. Truncating the cables (like in the second mod) isn't an option because the mic depends on the rigidity of the frame to maintain its position.

Given the popularity of the MA900, I was surprised that there were almost no disassembly pics online. A photo of how the cable entered the cup, and what was going on around it, would have been really helpful. Probably means modding is not that simple.

I did look into modding services, but I'm in the UK, and didn't have much luck.

Anyway, thanks again for the help biggrin.gif
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I tried the resistor mod today, but the headphones went silent. I am traveling so have no test tools or equipment but will next week. 

 

Not quite sure what went wrong; just cut the 220 trace, and moved the "+" and "-" wires to their respective voice coil leads. 

 

Is Sony using some type of Litz wire that requires special prep?

 

Any other thoughts?

 

In the mean time I use a spare set of new MA900s; they appear and sound identical although the new pads are not flattened from wear.

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Originally Posted by ivoltage View Post

Thanks a million for the suggestions. Greatly appreciated!

I95North's mod looks great. With any luck, he'll be able to point me in the right direction. I only need the cable replaced with a single 3.5mm mount jack, as I plan to pair the MA900 with a V-Moda mic for single-cable gaming. Truncating the cables (like in the second mod) isn't an option because the mic depends on the rigidity of the frame to maintain its position.

Given the popularity of the MA900, I was surprised that there were almost no disassembly pics online. A photo of how the cable entered the cup, and what was going on around it, would have been really helpful. Probably means modding is not that simple.

I did look into modding services, but I'm in the UK, and didn't have much luck.

Anyway, thanks again for the help biggrin.gif
 
 
~~~~my cable is not detachable I just did a recable to shorten the wire and to try to get some more refinement out of it... I'm also sure that you could find someone in the uk there to do the 3.5mm mod you want just post in the classifieds for it...
 
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Had an idea so I used what I had  on hand to enjoy my Ma-900's fitment a thousand times more.

 

Yeah its my over three years old Siberia V2 headset that I sacrificed for a worthy cause.

 

I know a black headset would have looked nicer but oh well I used what I had when the idea came about and besides I did not have to spend more money this mod..

 

A dremel, some scotch tape and plastic epoxy and now I have a very snug and comfortable  headset that does

not keep sliding around my on my head..


Edited by I95North - 2/23/14 at 11:21am
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I can see that now. I'll try posting in the classifieds section. Fingers crossed.

 

BTW tour MA-900s V2 look sick. Wow. And I like the white/black combo. Makes me think of Star Wars. Impressive. :wink:

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Holy cow... I want that. The Siberia is the most comfortabke headphone I've ever worn in terms of headband and suspesion design. Seriously. Nothing comes close. That, paired with the MA900? Wow.
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I recently read that's the ma900's we're being cancelled?!? Is that true?????
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I recently read that's the ma900's we're being cancelled?!? Is that true?????

Discontinued, yes. But you can still find them on Amazon and eBay.

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Ok good because I really want a pair
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Originally Posted by Lucas Bezerra View Post
 

Can anyone do a comparison between the MA900 and the Q701 / DT880 / DT990 / Fidelio X1 / HD598? Will be used with a Soundblaster Z and, maybe if needed, a Schiit Magni. Rock and hard rock are my musical preferences and I do play competitive FPS.

I have a comparison of it against the DT880 here: 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/686083/sony-mdr-ma900-full-review-comparison-with-dt880#post_9900879

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