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post #1171 of 1936
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

 

I'll have to disagree. 

 

Another member posted this awhile back and I completely agree with him.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Amarphael View PostView Post

You can argue that MA900 is more technically advanced version of F1, It's more dynamic, cleaner and detailed, no question about it.

 

I can't agree with any of this.

 

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Originally Posted by Amarphael View PostView Post

If you're into modern beat-based music than it will suit you far better.  But for acoustic instrumental and vocal-dominated music i'd say the F1 nails the tonality and aocustic ambiance just somewhat better,

 

 

I completely agree with this.

 

 

 

As far as comfort...both are really comfortable, but I feel the F1 headband mechanism makes it easier to get a good fit right away.  With the MA900, my ears are always touching the drivers...with the F1, my ears are like a millimeter away from the drivers.   This is really a case of YMMV.


Edited by elvergun - 4/20/14 at 7:39am
post #1172 of 1936
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

The 7550's bass falls somewhere in between the MA900 and the F1 -- it has more sub-bass than the MA900 and more mid-bass than the F1.   The highs are more like the MA900s.

Do you also own mdr 7550 iem?

based on the quote above, if i go from 7550 to ma900, i get just less sub bass extention and gain greater depth soundstage (assuming ma900 and 7550 have equal width soundstage and mids) ?
post #1173 of 1936
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post


Do you also own mdr 7550 iem?

based on the quote above, if i go from 7550 to ma900, i get just less sub bass extention and gain greater depth soundstage (assuming ma900 and 7550 have equal width soundstage and mids) ?

 

I do own the 7550.   Going from the 7550 to the MA900 will give you more mid bass, less sub bass, a wider soundstage and a greater sense of openness.

 

The MA900 is a great headphone.  I think you will enjoy it.

post #1174 of 1936

For me I think the 7550 is actually the more technically competent of the two. I prefer the sound of the 7550 but in most circumstances the MA900 is just a way easier wear.

 

I'm doing a big selloff of a lot of my gear atm and right now I am at a new place and my only full sized headphone is the MA900. I may or may not even sell my AD1000X and just go solo with the MA900. Honestly I have no issues with this at all after owning the K612, DT880 and AD1000X (and other full sizes in the past). I am dimly considering maybe getting something fancier when my Geek Pulse arrives but overtime I have come to think of the MA900 as my desert island headphone... it really does distress me that it has been discontinued with no apparent successor.

post #1175 of 1936
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

For me I think the 7550 is actually the more technically competent of the two. I prefer the sound of the 7550 but in most circumstances the MA900 is just a way easier wear.

 

 

I agree.  The MDR7550 is better technically, but the MA900 is not far behind. 

post #1176 of 1936
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

For me I think the 7550 is actually the more technically competent of the two. I prefer the sound of the 7550 but in most circumstances the MA900 is just a way easier wear.

I'm doing a big selloff of a lot of my gear atm and right now I am at a new place and my only full sized headphone is the MA900. I may or may not even sell my AD1000X and just go solo with the MA900. Honestly I have no issues with this at all after owning the K612, DT880 and AD1000X (and other full sizes in the past). I am dimly considering maybe getting something fancier when my Geek Pulse arrives but overtime I have come to think of the MA900 as my desert island headphone... it really does distress me that it has been discontinued with no apparent successor.

K712 Pro ftw. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1177 of 1936

I'm out of country and I go into an electronics store, and of course I immediately go to the headphone section.  Two brand-new, unopened MDR-MA900 headphones..  $99.98 each.

 

I snatch them up and go to check out, and my credit card is denied due to suspicious purchases in a foreign country. :mad:

 

 

Now I have to make a trip back tomorrow, now that I called up my bank and told them to stop hindering my purchases..

post #1178 of 1936
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Originally Posted by illyria View Post
 

Two brand-new, unopened MDR-MA900 headphones..  $99.98 each.

 

What a find! I would have snatched up two pairs as well. I will be sad when my MA900's break one day and I don't have a replacement pair.

post #1179 of 1936
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Originally Posted by illyria View Post
 

I'm out of country and I go into an electronics store, and of course I immediately go to the headphone section.  Two brand-new, unopened MDR-MA900 headphones..  $99.98 each.

 

 

The thrill of victory...

 

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Originally Posted by illyria View Post
 

 

I snatch them up and go to check out, and my credit card is denied due to suspicious purchases in a foreign country. :mad:

 

 

The agony of defeat...

post #1180 of 1936

I was delayed until today, however, I went back and bought the two pairs that they had.

 

I definitely think that they're more comfortable than my DT880 PRO headphones (hell of a lot lighter) and I feel that I could wear them for a lot longer.  After hearing several complaints about their build quality, I was surprised about the feel of the headphones; they are a lot sturdier than I had expected. 

 

For $106.97 after tax, I think my only real complaint is that they're not exactly complimentary to my Beyers.


Edited by illyria - 4/30/14 at 5:32pm
post #1181 of 1936
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Originally Posted by illyria View Post
 

I was delayed until today, however, I went back and bought the two pairs that they had.

 

I definitely think that they're more comfortable than my DT880 PRO headphones (hell of a lot lighter) and I feel that I could wear them for a lot longer.  After hearing several complaints about their build quality, I was surprised about the feel of the headphones; they are a lot sturdier than I had expected. 

 

For $106.97 after tax, I think my only real complaint is that they're not exactly complimentary to my Beyers.

 

Congrats! Let me know if you want to get rid of one :)

post #1182 of 1936
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post
 

 

Congrats! Let me know if you want to get rid of one :)

 

Giving the spare out to my brother as a birthday gift.  Sadly they didn't have any more, otherwise they would have of made perfect gifts.

post #1183 of 1936
Thks anyway, I m sure ur bro would love it.
post #1184 of 1936

Right, I'm considering getting a new pair of headphones that are $200 or below. Something like the below video is a good example of the type of music I plan to listen to using these.

Will the MA-900 be a good recommendation? Thanks.

post #1185 of 1936
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Something like the below video is a good example of the type of music I plan to listen to using these.

 

Will the MA-900 be a good recommendation? Thanks.

 

yes. I always found piano sounds magical with ma900s. so lively. and flute sounded so airy and wonderful. ma900s massive soundstage is perfect for these type of instrumental music. I think it will give you chills :)     


Edited by appsmarsterx - 5/2/14 at 10:32am
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