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I've not tried the F1, but came across them when researching these MA900s.  I just saw a used pair go for about £60 on ebay.  How do they compare?!

do you have any experience with fiio e10?

i really dont have $200 + 50% customs + shipping cost to get hrt microstreamer, and your review made me lust for it, for lack of better word... smily_headphones1.gif

if i get a fiio e10(k) which where i live only cost 70$-ish, does it work as a poor-man's hrt microstreamer? haha
I haven't heard the E10. I can imagine it would lose in direct comparison to the Microstreamer but if you have never heard the Microstreamer then you won't know what you're missing!

However, so sure am I of the value of the HRT Microstreamer that I would advise you to just hold off buying the E10 and save for the Microstreamer. Do you have any gear you don't use much that you could sell towards the funds? The E10 has reversed my decision to upgrade my headphones and I was looking at possibly going to HE500/T1/HD700/HD800 territory.
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I've not tried the F1, but came across them when researching these MA900s.  I just saw a used pair go for about £60 on ebay.  How do they compare?!

 

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MDR F1 was mentioned here months ago

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-impressions-thread/1155#post_10473819

 

I can't agree with those comments regarding the MA900 and F1.

 

I've owned the F1 twice, MA900 three times, and there is no way I'd pick the F1 over the MA900.

 

Not to mention, I find the MA900 more comfortable too. Although, the earpad and headband material was definitely better on the F1.

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I've not tried the F1, but came across them when researching these MA900s.  I just saw a used pair go for about £60 on ebay.  How do they compare?!
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MDR F1 was mentioned here months ago

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-impressions-thread/1155#post_10473819

I can't agree with those comments regarding the MA900 and F1.

I've owned the F1 twice, MA900 three times, and there is no way I'd pick the F1 over the MA900.

Not to mention, I find the MA900 more comfortable too. Although, the earpad and headband material was definitely better on the F1.
Thanks for the info. I don't think I'll pursue the F1s then as I am so happy with these MA900s. I may have to try the K7xx next as I need more treble happy cans in my collection.
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I may have to try the K7xx next as I need more treble happy cans in my collection.

 

DT880? I'd take it over any of AKG's headphones (aside from the 65th).

 

K702 65th is my favorite of the lineup, but is more along the lines of the MA900's sound. 

K712 is an inferior version of the 65th IMO. Something about those pads ruin the sound.

K701 was my first audiophile headphone years ago so I don't remember too much about it.

Watch out for the Chinese Q701s. Terrible build and a very, very bad fit for larger heads.

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I may have to try the K7xx next as I need more treble happy cans in my collection.

DT880? I'd take it over any of AKG's headphones (aside from the 65th).

K702 65th is my favorite of the lineup, but is more along the lines of the MA900's sound. 
K712 is an inferior version of the 65th IMO. Something about those pads ruin the sound.
K701 was my first audiophile headphone years ago so I don't remember too much about it.
Watch out for the Chinese Q701s. Terrible build and a very, very bad fit for larger heads.
Oh dear, I've just bought a used pair of K702s on eBay!! I paid £112 including shipping. That was WAY too impulsive a buy. I've got to exercise more restraint. I must start selling some gear off soon to make myself feel better about all these recent purchases. In the last month, I've bought the ma900s, a pair of Pioneer SE-A1000, iGrados, an HRT Microstreamer and now these K702s! I should've just gone for the HD800!
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Oh dear, I've just bought a used pair of K702s on eBay!! I paid £112 including shipping. That was WAY too impulsive a buy. I've got to exercise more restraint. I must start selling some gear off soon to make myself feel better about all these recent purchases. In the last month, I've bought the ma900s, a pair of Pioneer SE-A1000, iGrados, an HRT Microstreamer and now these K702s! I should've just gone for the HD800!

 

Haha, I know exactly how you feel. If I would have just bought the HD800 day one, I would have saved so much money! Hard to believe.

 

But, I think its quite fun advancing through the ranks and trying a variety of headphones while experiencing different sound signatures.

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Oh dear, I've just bought a used pair of K702s on eBay!! I paid £112 including shipping. That was WAY too impulsive a buy. I've got to exercise more restraint. I must start selling some gear off soon to make myself feel better about all these recent purchases. In the last month, I've bought the ma900s, a pair of Pioneer SE-A1000, iGrados, an HRT Microstreamer and now these K702s! I should've just gone for the HD800!

Haha, I know exactly how you feel. If I would have just bought the HD800 day one, I would have saved so much money! Hard to believe.

But, I think its quite fun advancing through the ranks and trying a variety of headphones while experiencing different sound signatures.
Of course, the journey is all the fun and the reason why I've ended up amassing and keeping such an array of headphones is because they all have their strengths and attributes that are they relevant to my unusually broad musical tastes. I also need headphones for on the go, cycling and a couple of closed back pairs for when I'm doing recording work. Also, it's good for me to mix and master my music productions with a number of different sound signatures.

Regarding buying the Hd800, I also need to factor in suitable amplification, so that's never gonna be an impulsive buy. Well, I say that now!

Also, I'm very nearly 'there' with my present collection and I may never feel the need to make that jump to the high end. I'm certainly well within the boundaries of diminishing returns now!

I still love my ksc75s though! wink.gif
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The AKGs have been on my radar as long as I've been on HeadFi, just never ended up trying them.  They seem to be a somewhat polarising headphone when it comes to people's judgements on them.  However, I'm beginning to think that, for what I want, they may be something I should really consider.  Most of my headphones are either slightly dark and/or slightly slow.  I crave faster, more open treble, like what I'm getting from the MA900s.  Maybe I should try the AKGs.  I feel like I'd have to go for the K712 Anniversary model though and it's a lot of money!

try shure 940. mine just broke after 3 months of very light use, but i've auditioned ma900 and owned the shure940, and everything except the soundstage, the shure940 are better, esp. if what you seek is treble and speed. but the treble is pretty bright.

very good for accoustic. my ma900 is in custom now, i hope itll arrive in the next week or so... soundwise i like shure940, but this ma900 probably fare better longevity wise i hope...
thank you for the recommendation. I've just bought a pair of K702s and will see how things pan out with them first. I shall keep the 940s on my radar though.
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I haven't heard the E10. I can imagine it would lose in direct comparison to the Microstreamer but if you have never heard the Microstreamer then you won't know what you're missing!

However, so sure am I of the value of the HRT Microstreamer that I would advise you to just hold off buying the E10 and save for the Microstreamer. Do you have any gear you don't use much that you could sell towards the funds? The E10 has reversed my decision to upgrade my headphones and I was looking at possibly going to HE500/T1/HD700/HD800 territory.

 

thank you very much for the advice... i'll definitely keep that in mind...

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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post


I haven't heard the E10. I can imagine it would lose in direct comparison to the Microstreamer but if you have never heard the Microstreamer then you won't know what you're missing!

However, so sure am I of the value of the HRT Microstreamer that I would advise you to just hold off buying the E10 and save for the Microstreamer. Do you have any gear you don't use much that you could sell towards the funds? The E10 has reversed my decision to upgrade my headphones and I was looking at possibly going to HE500/T1/HD700/HD800 territory.

 

thank you very much for the advice... i'll definitely keep that in mind...

 

1 of the reason i'm pulling the trigger on ma900 after my shure srh940 broke is also because of what katun said abt it... i can't wait for next week when the goods will finally arrive... :D

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I can't agree with those comments regarding the MA900 and F1.

 

I've owned the F1 twice, MA900 three times, and there is no way I'd pick the F1 over the MA900.

 

Not to mention, I find the MA900 more comfortable too. Although, the earpad and headband material was definitely better on the F1.

 

pls tell more more about the F1.

 

When F1 was mentioned months ago i get an impression that F1 is basically an MA900 but with more treble and polite bass.

 

Also, does F1 have the same "speed" as MA900 mentioned by amigomatt?

They have speed and respond to dynamic shifts much more shockingly and excitingly than any of my other headphones.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-impressions-thread/1395#post_10915528

post #1422 of 1423
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pls tell more more about the F1.

 

When F1 was mentioned months ago i get an impression that F1 is basically an MA900 but with more treble and polite bass.

 

Also, does F1 have the same "speed" as MA900 mentioned by amigomatt?

They have speed and respond to dynamic shifts much more shockingly and excitingly than any of my other headphones.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-impressions-thread/1395#post_10915528

 

That's pretty much it actually. The F1 has more treble and less bass, but the mids also aren't as smooth and upfront. The F1 sorta sounds hollow, while the MA900 sounds more full.

 

I don't mind that the MA900 is of a cheaper build quality. It's more comfortable and conforms to your head better than the slightly awkward F1. I could imagine the F1's material getting dirtier faster too.

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I was absolutely blown away again tonight listening to these amazing cans!
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