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Well, I wouldn't put my ma900 in a backpack, as I already did with the Q701

post #1502 of 1514
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Originally Posted by Nytkim View Post
 

Well, I wouldn't put my ma900 in a backpack, as I already did with the Q701

No need to with that fly gold bag they come with ;)

post #1503 of 1514

I use that bag with the Q701 and the DT 770

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The MA900 only feels flimsy because of it's weight. In reality, it is a damn sturdy headphone. It can take a beating. Just don't puncture the driver cover.
post #1505 of 1514

My dream successor or version 2.0 for the MA900.

 

 

1.  Retain the design of the MA900 - aluminum grills, magnesium hanger and headband skeleton.

 

2.  Use MDR Z7 driver, but tune it for linear mids and improved soundstage+depth but not at the expense of "center" image...  also would love to have extended sub bass down to 30hz as a bonus, and keep the treble as-is.

 

3.  Detachable left/right cables.

 

4.  Use alcantara or ecsaine type of material for the earpads and the top cushion.

 

5.  Use magnesium housing for the driver instead of ABS.

 

6.  Continue the tradition of offering built-in  impedance matcher, but give consumers an option to toggle it on or off.


Edited by TheBoss - 11/8/14 at 5:58pm
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For my Bass thread I had a sit down with the Mylar mdr xb1000 and the LCP Z7

The shop owner threw a set of ma 900 which have an acoustic bass lens. So 3 different iterations of the 70mm idea. My goal was to find exactly where the XB and the Z7 depart ways and note it. One is discontinued and the other is new. I heard the Z7 many times for a long time and the xb a couple times for shorter periods since it's a hit or miss in finding them. I heard the ma 900 one time but was looking for impact cans so skipped right past them in moments.

 

The idea became less and less of a good idea as the faults from a basshead view of the Z7 are already being discussed and the xb made me sweat in a shop that was maybe 60 degrees F and it was 45 F outside which is very cold in this part of Japan for this week in November.

 

Sony had 2 different ideas entirely so it sounds that way...not much to discuss really.

 

Before I left the owner asked me why I hadn't listened to the ma 900? I told him it's open back.

 

"Mud in a box"

 

He calls my bass cans and anything boosted over 6db anywhere below 60hz mud in a box which makes no sense as boxes are square but whatever. He loves the HD800 and uses them with that little square amp in a ....box......with a clear acrylic cover and 3 tubes I think and it looks sharp.

I ain't into that and am not a fan of his favorite can at all but what is good? It's whatever the **** you like soooooo.

 

I go to leave having wasted a buncha time which I have little of since I am building Christmas

 

 

 

Way off topic but I teach in the day and paint build at night and I have no time to waste and the xb z7 was just a  dumb idea which I cannot afford.

 

 

 

**face palm**

 

Then he asks me if I get a deal will I buy them?...the Z7?

No the 900

 

No....thank you.

 

He then unplugs...plugs in again his HD and ask me to listen and it was this

 

 

 

 

I know this song. Like it a lot.

 

This is the same guy who played Boston's "Foreplay/Longtime" with the Z7 before anyone on here had any impressions aside from Nomax.

I posted in that thread about that track through the full Sony set-up

 

Now he's playing Blind Faith.....and the HD800 which often play Orchestra or Jazz at sit down stations and do not impress were shining on this track. The HD800 never sounded better to me with that badass amp of his and it was a treat.

 

He then un jacks and jacks the ma and plays the same song and the song sounded so much......like what I just heard :confused:

 

Why would he do that? He's making his favorite cans seem very very over priced? Many of you will balk at the comparison but it was like going backwards. He looked proud??? They really did sound quite similar on that track which kinda blew me away and he got it.

 

He pulls out a unopened box of ma 900 and says you listen to real music...Merry Christmas.

 

 

I just listened to G. Lightfoot's - Carefree Highway, Neil Young's - Heart of gold, Pink Floyd's - Mother and lots of stuff i have not played in a while.

 

Went in today with those 3 loaded and listened to a set stated on here to be similar or better.

 

 

 

 

 

They are all over your dome and sound inferior to me. 70mm (my long winded post comes full circle) The best iteration of the 70mm done by Sony was the MA 900.  Bass can be lifted (I'm a basshead that's what i do) however I do not. It has a huge stage and the playback of vocals and guitars is amazing because of the huge drivers.

 

This set has like 1 video review on the net and really no reviews by big reviewers.

 

 

 

Why do some very average cans get a lot and some gems get nothing? I'll never understand this hobby.

post #1507 of 1514

^that was a nice read.

post #1508 of 1514
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Originally Posted by Viber View Post
 

^that was a nice read.


 Thanks. Now I gotta give a guy who drives a Hummer and listens to whatever he wants and owns everything....a thank you gift for the free cans:o

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 Thanks. Now I gotta give a guy who drives a Hummer and listens to whatever he wants and owns everything....a thank you gift for the free cans:o


so. does the ma900 shines because it was driven by the ojiisan chiisai kira kira amp, or does it shine even without a badass amp? im on the ma900 right now with a <$100 portable dac/amp, which technically can drive ma900 just fine.

 

and listening to that song you posted above. am i listening to (mas900 as if it's hd800) right now, or am i listening to ma900 regular version because i don't have that small box amp your ojiisan seller have?

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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 


so. does the ma900 shines because it was driven by the ojiisan chiisai kira kira amp, or does it shine even without a badass amp? im on the ma900 right now with a <$100 portable dac/amp, which technically can drive ma900 just fine.

 

and listening to that song you posted above. am i listening to (mas900 as if it's hd800) right now, or am i listening to ma900 regular version because i don't have that small box amp your ojiisan seller have?


 No it shines with my e12 gain switch off, bass switch on and no eq on my Cowon. But the HD800 MA 900 "A" "B" was on this ( I googled "glass box tube amp" and found it)

 

 

 

 My amp is low cost and the ma 900 seems to sound very nice still. It plays without an amp just fine which basshead cans do NOT do so that's a new experience.


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 11/15/14 at 7:55am
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post #1512 of 1514
They're my favourite cans at the moment and they do things I could never had imagined before I heard them.
post #1513 of 1514

Just bought these.

very good cans and loving them.

Sound is so clean and immersive.

Imaging is perfect for me and soundstage is the strongest point of these gems.

enjoying :)

post #1514 of 1514

I'm using the MA900 for a couple of month an use an EQ to lower at 1,2Khz for about 1,5dB an compensate the High Rolloff. The Impression ist outstandig, relaxed, spacious  At the Moment i prefer them a lot over my Stax 202 and 307, no doubt.

The only downside is, they does not suit Demands for very high Levels.

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