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post #1246 of 1902
I found that changes to the amp didn't change much, but the sq changes when you move up or down in dacs.
post #1247 of 1902
I was closely examining the Ma900's yesterday for some reason and I have noticed that dust can get in the space between the driver and the pads very easily. It also can get into the driver itself. I don't know of this will affect sound, but it's something to be aware of.
This was taken after I've cleaned it up. It was way more than this, there's still little dust particles I can't seem to reach because I can't fit my fingers inside biggrin.gif
post #1248 of 1902
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

I was closely examining the Ma900's yesterday for some reason and I have noticed that dust can get in the space between the driver and the pads very easily. It also can get into the driver itself. I don't know of this will affect sound, but it's something to be aware of.

This was taken after I've cleaned it up. It was way more than this, there's still little dust particles I can't seem to reach because I can't fit my fingers inside biggrin.gif

 



i always clean my ma900 after using it.

i use scotch tapes to remove fine partices in the housing and around the drivers.
Edited by TheBoss - 6/24/14 at 11:23am
post #1249 of 1902

Does anyone know what the headband skeleton material is made of?

 

all I know right (based on this pic) is that the housing is ABS, hanger is magnesium and slider & grille are aluminum.

 

http://www.sony.jp/headphone/special/park/products_ma/tech1.html


Edited by TheBoss - 6/24/14 at 6:09pm
post #1250 of 1902

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Edited by tdockweiler - 6/25/14 at 1:13pm
post #1251 of 1902
Since the Ma900 is no longer in production, you know what Sony should really do? Release a closed-back version (preferably woody) of the ma900's with the same 70mm driver, take out the resistor, and tune the driver just slightly for more bass. And maybe add some leather pads That would be the perfect headphone. Imagine the bass that these 70mm driver could produce if it was a closed back.

Anyway, I better get back to sleep biggrin.gif
post #1252 of 1902
Its called the MDR-XB1000...
post #1253 of 1902
Lol, very true.
post #1254 of 1902

I can get them for around 160 Dollars. Are there official replacement pads or can we forget about this Sony Style? 

 

Did anyone do a comparison with a DT770 (32 Ohms maybe)?

post #1255 of 1902
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Since the Ma900 is no longer in production...

 

I think it's just suspended, for now.  There's a glut of MA900s out right now, especially in Japan... retailers gotta clear the glut so that Sony can restart production.

 

 

I'm confident MA900 is not discontinued or "no longer in production" until it says 生産完了on this page

 

http://pur.store.sony.jp/Qnavi/Purchase/MDR-MA900/

http://www.sony.jp/headphone/products/MDR-MA900/

http://www.sony.jp/headphone/products/MDR-F1/

 

 

post #1256 of 1902
I don't think there is a glut of these in Japan; in Tokyo they are very tough to find.

That said I also believe these are only temporarily out of stores. I made another post with some anecdodal evidence.
post #1257 of 1902

How's the soundstage height and depth of the MDR-MA900's? Compared to the Sennheiser HD800's or AKG Q/K701/2's?

I'm a soundstage freak, the larger, the better. If these are no bigger than the Q701's, I'm not interested. Since I'd like to enjoy the earspeaker realm without breaking my wallet.

post #1258 of 1902
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 

How's the soundstage height and depth of the MDR-MA900's? Compared to the Sennheiser HD800's or AKG Q/K701/2's?

I'm a soundstage freak, the larger, the better. If these are no bigger than the Q701's, I'm not interested. Since I'd like to enjoy the earspeaker realm without breaking my wallet.

 

If you want bass (or warmer sound in general) + soundstage, you need to get AKG K712 Pro... If you only want soundstage, stay with the Q701 or get K1000/HD800.

post #1259 of 1902

Did anyone ever get around to trying these with DT880 pads? Overall comfort is great, but the stock pads are definitely the weak link. If we can get the beyer velours on them, these would be heavenly.

post #1260 of 1902
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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post
 

Did anyone ever get around to trying these with DT880 pads? Overall comfort is great, but the stock pads are definitely the weak link. If we can get the beyer velours on them, these would be heavenly.

I tried swapping the pads once but they didn't fit properly, I think that if you fiddle around with them and have a lot of patience eventually you will get them to fit.. 

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