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How is the hd 598 bass response compared to the ma900? I'm not a basshead, but i like to feel the kick and details in the lower notes. The HD 598 will cost me 270 usd. And i saw a lot of ma900 > 598 in comments overall. 

 

yes. overall ma900 has better extension in bass compared with 598. since hd598 is costing you $270, I'm starting to think that ma900 could be the better choice compared with hd598. but they both little overpriced in this situation.

 

I have the HD595, not the 598, so take it with a grain of salt.... but I think the MA900 is a much better 'phone than the 595.

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I think when the MA900 costs 299, you are coming up awfully close to sale prices for the Sennheiser HD650 - at which point I would choose the 650 unless you value comfort very strongly.

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I think when the MA900 costs 299, you are coming up awfully close to sale prices for the Sennheiser HD650 - at which point I would choose the 650 unless you value comfort very strongly.

 

Unless you don't like the signature of the HD650.

 

I prefer the MA900's signature...so even if they both were selling at the same price, I would always chose the Sony over the Sennheiser.

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Unless you don't like the signature of the HD650.

 

I prefer the MA900's signature...so even if they both were selling at the same price, I would always chose the Sony over the Sennheiser.

 

Fair enough to prefer the MA900. I have both at the moment though and I feel like they are similar enough in many ways that they are somewhat interchangeable. The MA900 is a bit leaner and probably more comparable with the HD600.

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Fair enough to prefer the MA900. I have both at the moment though and I feel like they are similar enough in many ways that they are somewhat interchangeable. The MA900 is a bit leaner and probably more comparable with the HD600.

 

I have never listened to the HD600, but from what I've read, I think I would like it much more than I did the HD650.

 

 

 

Is the HD600 better than the MA900?  

 

I'm betting that even if it is, the MA900 will still come out ahead as far as comfort and soundstage is concerned.

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I have never listened to the HD600, but from what I've read, I think I would like it much more than I did the HD650.



Is the HD600 better than the MA900?  

I'm betting that even if it is, the MA900 will still come out ahead as far as comfort and soundstage is concerned.

The HD 600 is more like the MA900 in sound signature than the HD 650. In terms of sound quality and scalability, yes the HD 600 is the better headphone. The MA900 is better in terms of comfort(largely because the HD 600 is on the clampy side) and it is better in terms of soundstage size and presentation, but the HD 600 has better imaging and separation.
Edited by kman1211 - 5/27/14 at 11:05pm
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I feel like it's a similar story with the MA900 vs HD650, though the MA900 is leaner. The MA900 is more comfortable and has a more natural, relaxed and open soundstage, but the HD650 just feels better in terms of detail definition, particularly in the bass but also throughout the frequency range.

 

It's honestly hard to compare the two because a friend lent me his pair of HD650's and I'm trying to decide if I want to buy them off him haha.

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

I feel like it's a similar story with the MA900 vs HD650, though the MA900 is leaner. The MA900 is more comfortable and has a more natural, relaxed and open soundstage, but the HD650 just feels better in terms of detail definition, particularly in the bass but also throughout the frequency range.

 

It's honestly hard to compare the two because a friend lent me his pair of HD650's and I'm trying to decide if I want to buy them off him haha.

 

What I did not like about the HD650 is the fact that the sub-bass was completely lacking.  My pair had the older drivers, so perhaps the problem was corrected when they released the model with the newer drivers. 

 

The MA900 is not a sub-bass monster, but bass goes does go deeper with the Sony.

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What I did not like about the HD650 is the fact that the sub-bass was completely lacking.  My pair had the older drivers, so perhaps the problem was corrected when they released the model with the newer drivers. 

 

The MA900 is not a sub-bass monster, but bass goes does go deeper with the Sony.

 

Hmm my experience is more or less the opposite. Not sure how old this HD650 is but I think it's relatively recent.

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I'm very seriously now considering ordering a second pair of MA900's just to try the resistor mod, but I can't find the post which tells you how to perform the mod -___- I should have saved it! Anyone have a link handy?

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

I'm very seriously now considering ordering a second pair of MA900's just to try the resistor mod, but I can't find the post which tells you how to perform the mod -___- I should have saved it! Anyone have a link handy?

 

This (probably ?) :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/637267/sony-ma900-vs-sony-cd900st#post_8885356

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Originally Posted by KepinCemit View Post
 

 

This (probably ?) :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/637267/sony-ma900-vs-sony-cd900st#post_8885356

 

Yes thank you so much!

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

 

Yes thank you so much!

 

Cheers :beerchug:

 

Reading your comparison / youtube review on MA900 made me bought one.

 

Have also made my cousin bought one for herself after I loaned her my MA900 for a couple of days :D

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Haha. The MA900 makes its case as soon as you put it on your head ^^
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I just traded my MDR 7550 for MA900 and I'm gonna get it tomorrow or Monday.

 

My expectation for MA900 is that I think I'll retain most of 7550's sound but with added front-back space to the sound.  7550 to me has really broad left-right space to thje sound but front-back is kinda shallow as expected of IEMs.


Edited by TheBoss - 6/7/14 at 12:47am
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