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post #136 of 2251
To any MA900 owner, please kindly comment:
1) Would you please measure depth and diameter (in centimeter) of the inner cups? Thank you!
2) I guess they don't ventilate as well as MDR-F1s (MA900s warm up ears more than F1s), correct?
3) Do you still sweat while wearing MA900s in a summer day?

My F1s are the only full-sized headphones that don't make me sweat (I don't have K1000s, as they make my wallet sweat). Not saying they don't sound good, however what I am primarily seeking in MA900s or F1s is comfort and ventilation. Sound quality would be icing on the cake -- I am aware that MA900s have better bass and tonal balance than F1s, which is why I am looking into MA900s.
Edited by zzffnn - 8/28/13 at 4:37pm
post #137 of 2251
The MA900 stays the coolest on the ears out of every single over ear headphone I have ever worn. No comparison. This is THE summer wearing headphone for me.

The inner depth varies. The rear is super deep, but the front is shallow, and wearing the MA900 regularly, your ears will touch the driver cover, but is still very comfy (still the most comfy over ear I have ever worn).

The diameter is super wide. No way your ears will touch the walls of the pads.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/28/13 at 7:35pm
post #138 of 2251

ZZ,

 

The MA900's are featherweight and the ergonomics are excellent. And they don't sound boxed in like most headphones and IEMs do. Due to these factors, I usually forget that I am wearing them.

 

As Mad notes, the diameter of the inner cups is large; the depth increases towards the back of the cups, although not in a linear fashion. For me, regardless of headphone positioning, the ears touch some part of the headphone. But the material is soft and clamping force is low so the MA900s are wearable for hours. For reference, all on-ear headphones I have tried become painful after 20-40 minutes.

 

"3) Do you still sweat while wearing MA900s in a summer day?"

 

It is a hot summer so everyone naturally perspires. However, wearing the MA900s, I don't notice any increased perspiration. 

 

In closing, I have tried dozens of headphones and IEMs and found the MA900 has few competitors (at any price) from an overall sound and comfort perspective.

 

FYI - I don't have any interest in Sony, financial or otherwise.

post #139 of 2251
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Originally Posted by Skooter View Post

ZZ,

 

The MA900's are featherweight and the ergonomics are excellent. And they don't sound boxed in like most headphones and IEMs do. Due to these factors, I usually forget that I am wearing them.

 

As Mad notes, the diameter of the inner cups is large; the depth increases towards the back of the cups, although not in a linear fashion. For me, regardless of headphone positioning, the ears touch some part of the headphone. But the material is soft and clamping force is low so the MA900s are wearable for hours. For reference, all on-ear headphones I have tried become painful after 20-40 minutes.

 

"3) Do you still sweat while wearing MA900s in a summer day?"

 

It is a hot summer so everyone naturally perspires. However, wearing the MA900s, I don't notice any increased perspiration. 

 

In closing, I have tried dozens of headphones and IEMs and found the MA900 has few competitors (at any price) from an overall sound and comfort perspective.

 

FYI - I don't have any interest in Sony, financial or otherwise.

Competitors such as?

post #140 of 2251
^ Thanks so much guys. You are very helpful.
I have giant protruding alien ears that sweat a lot, which was why I asked. It would be fantastic if someone can tell me if MA900's ventilation is noticeably less than MDR-F1s (F1s' driver covers do not touch ears at all), but I understand that not many own F1s.
post #141 of 2251
The ventilation won't be an issue. It's extremely breathable.
post #142 of 2251

Can any one compare MA900 to the HD600 . I nearly pull the trigger on the MA900 , I do some research and find out there is a mod for the MA900 called the resistor mod . Has anyone tried it ?

post #143 of 2251

^ I should have Lumos pair coming in next week. I will then compare and try to put what I hear in words.

post #144 of 2251
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

^ Thanks so much guys. You are very helpful.
I have giant protruding alien ears that sweat a lot, which was why I asked. It would be fantastic if someone can tell me if MA900's ventilation is noticeably less than MDR-F1s (F1s' driver covers do not touch ears at all), but I understand that not many own F1s.

The rear opening is lesser by a notable margin becuase the driver's increase in diameter, as well as the angle being smaller slightly.  So yeah, less breathy than F1 but as others said it's still a notch above pretty much anything except HD800/K1000/PFR-V1 in this regard.

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Originally Posted by tinphamhuu0212 View Post

Can any one compare MA900 to the HD600 . I nearly pull the trigger on the MA900 , I do some research and find out there is a mod for the MA900 called the resistor mod . Has anyone tried it ?

 

I did bypass the ressisors and it does bring a subtle improvemed clarity across the board, enhancing the openess even more... but it's really in the last few percent of improvement, like a nice upgraded cable might bring.

 

The current ebay deal is quite amazing i might add, I'm really buffled as to how the seller can offer such a floor-low price and still make a profit considering the original MSRP. Could Sony's inital mark-up been really that high?


Edited by Amarphael - 8/29/13 at 1:01am
post #145 of 2251
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Originally Posted by Amarphael View Post

 

The current ebay deal is quite amazing i might add, I'm really buffled as to how the seller can offer such a floor-low price and still make a profit considering the original MSRP. Could Sony's inital mark-up been really that high?

I actually have the same question! I first thought that it is because the seller purchase a lotttttt of stock from Sony but then, it can't be that low!

 

Billson :)

post #146 of 2251

that's very impressive , It will be nice if you can show us how to open and how to bypass the resistor . Maybe some picture

post #147 of 2251
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Originally Posted by tinphamhuu0212 View Post

that's very impressive , It will be nice if you can show us how to open and how to bypass the resistor . Maybe some picture

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post #148 of 2251
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

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So guys I'm tied up between the MA900s and the upcoming Vsonic VSD5.
Which one'll have better SQ leaving aside all other factors to be considered. I know it's not an apt comparison, but still, gimme your thoughts guys.

post #149 of 2251
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post


So guys I'm tied up between the MA900s and the upcoming Vsonic VSD5.

Which one'll have better SQ leaving aside all other factors to be considered. I know it's not an apt comparison, but still, gimme your thoughts guys.

I suggest you to wait for awhile for some reviews on the Vsonic VSD5 review to show up! Since like you said, "upcoming"

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post #150 of 2251
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


I suggest you to wait for awhile for some reviews on the Vsonic VSD5 review to show up! Since like you said, "upcoming"

Billson smily_headphones1.gif

Yeah that's the thing. I don't know if I should hit up with these or wait for the VSD5.
Vsonic is taking too long. Can't stand these cheapos anymore triportsad.gif

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