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post #1141 of 1686
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post
 

 

FWIW, the price is rising at amazon. :-(  

 

I don't think you are going to see many sells.  It is an awesome headphone and a steal at this price.

 

Hope you find one, elvergun.  I am curious on the comparison with the F1.

 

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Walfredo

 

I'm surprised that the F1 got little attention, and almost no respect, when it was available by forum members.    I'm also surprised that the MA900, if it is as good as I think it might be, is also not getting much love.  

 

This thread seems to have lost some steam lately...why?

post #1142 of 1686

sony phones in general seem to be underrepresented on this site, compared to other equally popular brands at least, which is a shame

post #1143 of 1686
MDR 1R, MDR 7506, and XBA IEMs are the most famous of the Sony.
post #1144 of 1686

A bit off topic, but I am blown away by my new JVC-HAFX850 iems. They out shine my MA900s in most ways and even come close in their spaciousness and soundstage. It blows my mind that such a small headphone can sound so good. On other threads folks are comparing them to a lot of full sized headphones including the HE6, LCD2 and TH900. They are that good.

post #1145 of 1686
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

They out shine my MA900s in most ways and even come close in their spaciousness and soundstage.

 

 

This sounds impossible (assuming that the MA900  = F1 soundstage).

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

 On other threads folks are comparing them to a lot of full sized headphones including the HE6, LCD2 and TH900. They are that good.

 

It looks like the begging of a new FOTM.  

 

 

 

post #1146 of 1686
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

This sounds impossible (assuming that the MA900  = F1 soundstage).

 

 

 

 

It looks like the begging of a new FOTM.  

 

 

 


Yes, it could be the FOTM, but sometimes the FOTM has some staying power.

 

PS: Someone I trust on here compared the spaciousness of the JVCs to his K1000s. Personally, I do not think they are quite as open and wide as the K1000, but the sound stage is very natural and moderately wide. The real high point of the JVC's is their tone which just feels so full and creamy. It is like eating chocolate ice cream.


Edited by Nirmalanow - 4/8/14 at 10:01pm
post #1147 of 1686

I wonder if they're gonna make a MDR MA 1000 sequel to these for around the same price

post #1148 of 1686
Hello my MA900 community, I was wondering which are the best DAC/Amp I could pair these with? I would like to keep the signature warm, good detail retrieval and would love to open up the soundstage even more. These headphones are 12 Ohms and very sensitive, which means I need to make sure that whatever I end up buying has very low output impedance and has great synergy with it, and there's that resistor thing. Any ideas or suggestions? I'm currently using them unamped through my iPad, my max budget is around $250.
Edited by HollowNoise - 4/9/14 at 5:24pm
post #1149 of 1686

If you want more soundstage, I would check out the amps by iCAN. They have a nice switchable 3D effect that works well with the MA900. They offer a portable for $189 and a desktop for $259. My review of the desktop is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/654405/ican-amp-review-a-new-amp-that-gives-you-more-more-bass-more-soundstage-and-more-detail

 

And my review of the portable is here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/ifi-ican-nano-portable-headphone-amp/reviews/10801

post #1150 of 1686
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

If you want more soundstage, I would check out the amps by iCAN. They have a nice switchable 3D effect that works well with the MA900. They offer a portable for $189 and a desktop for $259. My review of the desktop is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/654405/ican-amp-review-a-new-amp-that-gives-you-more-more-bass-more-soundstage-and-more-detail

 

And my review of the portable is here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/ifi-ican-nano-portable-headphone-amp/reviews/10801

+1

 

My iCAN works great with my F1...and pretty much any headphone I throw at it.

post #1151 of 1686
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

A bit off topic, but I am blown away by my new JVC-HAFX850 iems. They out shine my MA900s in most ways and even come close in their spaciousness and soundstage. It blows my mind that such a small headphone can sound so good. On other threads folks are comparing them to a lot of full sized headphones including the HE6, LCD2 and TH900. They are that good.


I have to update since this is the MA900 thread that as much as I am enjoying the JVC iems, when I went back to the MA900 today, it sure sounded good. They are both overachievers. I could live with either one as my only headphones.

post #1152 of 1686
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Originally Posted by HollowNoise View Post

Hello my MA900 community, I was wondering which are the best DAC/Amp I could pair these with? I would like to keep the signature warm, good detail retrieval and would love to open up the soundstage even more. These headphones are 12 Ohms and very sensitive, which means I need to make sure that whatever I end up buying has very low output impedance and has great synergy with it, and there's that resistor thing. Any ideas or suggestions? I'm currently using them unamped through my iPad, my max budget is around $250.

 

If a desktop solution is fine, the Shanling PH3000 has wonderful synergy with the MA900.

post #1153 of 1686
Has anyone tried swapping pads with the Ma900's ?
post #1154 of 1686
Yes. I used the Shure 1840 pads. It fits, though it will add even more bass and recess the mids a bit. Despite people's nitpicks about the driver cover touching the ear, the MA900 is sensitive to how far the ears are to the drivers, so adding distance with thicker pads will negatively impact it's stellar mids.
post #1155 of 1686
+1 for MA900 Stellar mids!
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