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post #1996 of 2081
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Originally Posted by LaCuffia View Post
 

Okay I just got the MA900 in today, and wow...light as a feather and it has a really impressive and rich sound.  The bass has nice impact for an open headphone.  I am not saying it's the best headphone I've heard from a technical standpoint but it's a great value at the $225 I paid for them.  It might be harder to justify keeping the K712 I recently bought. 

 

 

I agree with you, i've had these for a while and they sound great but I accidentally bent the jack so need to get it fixed and I am really missing these now. The comfort is second to none and I find a lot of other headphones unbearable to wear now.


Edited by DeadWaves - 1/27/16 at 5:03am
post #1997 of 2081
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Originally Posted by trubul View Post
 

 

Well, I haven't posted my project yet...

 

Using your idea, me and some audio-DIY people have modded my MA900. In a nutshell - there's Siberia headband mod, double recabling, some resistor mods, Beyerdynamic's pads etc...

 

And this is how it looks like :)

 

 

Greets.

Did the pads change the sound at all? Why did you choose to do a double recable as opposed to a removable cable mod?

post #1998 of 2081
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Originally Posted by purpledrank View Post
 
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Originally Posted by trubul View Post
 

 

Well, I haven't posted my project yet...

 

Using your idea, me and some audio-DIY people have modded my MA900. In a nutshell - there's Siberia headband mod, double recabling, some resistor mods, Beyerdynamic's pads etc...

 

And this is how it looks like :)

 

 

Greets.

Did the pads change the sound at all? Why did you choose to do a double recable as opposed to a removable cable mod?

post #1999 of 2081
What do you guys think? should i sell my hd 600 and my bottlehead crack for a ma900 plus an amp to go along with it? Also do the ma 900 scale well with better audio gear like the hd 600's do? Or maybe wait for the ma 1000 if they are ever making it? I do want an upgrade from hd 600 but i can't decide if ma 900 is an upgrade the same or even a down grade.
post #2000 of 2081
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Originally Posted by audiojun View Post

What do you guys think? should i sell my hd 600 and my bottlehead crack for a ma900 plus an amp to go along with it? Also do the ma 900 scale well with better audio gear like the hd 600's do? Or maybe wait for the ma 1000 if they are ever making it? I do want an upgrade from hd 600 but i can't decide if ma 900 is an upgrade the same or even a down grade.

 

I sold my HD600 once; won't make that mistake again.

 

I like the MA900 a lot, but the HD600 even more. I also personally feel that the MA900 doesn't really scale much/at all. It sounds very similar (and quite good) to me regardless of source, and definitely works much better than the HD600 straight out of my phone or Clip+

 

Still, overall, I'd say going to MA900 would probably be a downgrade for you. I like it a lot as an easier to drive can that does neat things with soundstage, but I wouldn't trade my HD600 for it.

post #2001 of 2081

Thanks for the honest reply. So far I have been using headphone out from my motherboard, in some ways its better than the bottlehead crack with my bifrost dac.

 

I have a new dac coming in, I'll also see if I can make more improvements to my crack.

post #2002 of 2081
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Originally Posted by speakerlao View Post
 

So does these require an amp? One thing I noticed against the HD598, is that they take a lot more volume adjustment to get loud. And that's with the amplified front jack on my PC,

 

I think you just actually crudely measured the output impedance of your computer. The ma900 is supposed to be louder than the hd598, but only if you have low output impedance. High output impedance will reduce volume on low impedance headphones more than higher impedance headphones.

post #2003 of 2081

Has anyone compared the MA900s to the Sony 7520s?  thanks.

post #2004 of 2081
I am interested in that comparison too. I have the MA900 but looking into the best closed back Sony under $300. The Mdr 1a is similar in price to the 7520. I know 7520 is more neutral but heard the bass is quite strong.
post #2005 of 2081
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Originally Posted by Kclone View Post
 

Has anyone compared the MA900s to the Sony 7520s?  thanks.

 

I had both.

 

Open vs. closed, apples v oranges.

 

But I kept the 7520's much longer than the MA900's

because they were more exciting, more interesting,

more detailed.  More dynamic.

post #2006 of 2081

You guys think these will fit? I noticed the stock pads are really uneven and can pinch in certain areas depending on how they're rotated on the cup.

post #2007 of 2081
can any1 recomend a good low impedence amp to use to increase bass response for the ma900s under £100
post #2008 of 2081
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Originally Posted by audiojun View Post

What do you guys think? should i sell my hd 600 and my bottlehead crack for a ma900 plus an amp to go along with it? Also do the ma 900 scale well with better audio gear like the hd 600's do? Or maybe wait for the ma 1000 if they are ever making it? I do want an upgrade from hd 600 but i can't decide if ma 900 is an upgrade the same or even a down grade.

A bit late to reply, but you made a good choice sticking to your HD600's. I own an HD650 and MA900 and prefer the Senns by quite a large margin. The HD650's have a more transparent sound, and better timbre and tone. The MA900s have imaging and soundstage in their favor. 

 

Also, this is something I am just now noticing since I've experienced higher end gear, the MA900's have a noticeable amount of grain specifically in the midrange. I wasn't bothered much by this before but ever since I got the HD650's, when switching to the MA900's it was very apparent and noticeable.

post #2009 of 2081

Good point, I heard the MA900 before and liked it a lot. Well the HD 650/600 are really good at it's mids. I doubt anything at that price point can compete with it at mids.

 

Well the MA900 seems like a good headphone for casual music, movies games on the computer without having to worry too much about dacs and amps. Maybe I'll just buy the MA900 for a second headphone since I am putting a lot of time on the HD 600.

post #2010 of 2081
I do think MA900 is a "all rounder no fuss" type of can that's good with everyday use with the comfort and durability to back it up for hours of usage per day for years.
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