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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post


The build quality is quite good actually. It will last many years without issue, the cable and headphone are much sturdier than they appear. My personal gripe about them was actually the sound quality, they have a sound signature I love and I find them musical but sadly they were too grainy for my tastes and didn't upscale as well as my other headphones.


I think ma900 was engineered in a way that it sounds as advertised & consistent wherever you connect it to.
I have tried it all ..... home stereo receiver, iphone, kindle hd, a laptop with built in realtek hd dac and another laptop from nearly a decade ago. The sound signature does not change at all.
post #1247 of 1296
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post


I think ma900 was engineered in a way that it sounds as advertised & consistent wherever you connect it to.
I have tried it all ..... home stereo receiver, iphone, kindle hd, a laptop with built in realtek hd dac and another laptop from nearly a decade ago. The sound signature does not change at all.


That is true, the resistor makes it so the sound barely changes at all, I found mild changes in sound signature and sound quality on different systems but nothing major. I think this resistor is also the cause of it's grain and veil. I want to hear a MA900 with the resistor mod sometime and see if this changes.

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I found that changes to the amp didn't change much, but the sq changes when you move up or down in dacs.
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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
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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
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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
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Edited by tdockweiler - 6/25/14 at 1:13pm
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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
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Its called the MDR-XB1000...
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Lol, very true.
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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)?

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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/

 

 

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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.
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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.

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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.

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