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^I tried the Z1R just the Other day and it improves every aspect of the MA900 have, adding isolation, tremendous bass dynamic & control, clearer detail, whilst still keeping the wide soundstage and analogue sound... Man it IS something as unique as the MA900 for sure.

@hendricks seriously? How much did you stretch it out? I gotta find a way to fir my Hybrid onto it then
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For all you MA900 lovers still lurking in this thread, I was wondering what the next step up headphone wise would be? Would like something close to the same sound and do not want to lose the soundstage. Love the out of head feeling I personally get from these headphones.

 

 

 

Another MA900? :-)

 

 

Anyhow... jokes apart:  I think that open planars may be something to try based on your description.  HiFiMan HE400, HE500 and their new versions should be in consideration.  Keep in mind they are bit harder to drive, though.

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Another MA900? :-)

 

 

Anyhow... jokes apart:  I think that open planars may be something to try based on your description.  HiFiMan HE400, HE500 and their new versions should be in consideration.  Keep in mind they are bit harder to drive, though.

There's also the Monoprice Monolith M560 and M1060, which I've been seeing positive reviews about. But your joke is actually somewhat valid, if Hailin is interested in maximizing the potential of the MA900, there's the resistor-bypass mod which I've had done with the help of a friend, that really helps improve the sound. In addition, the there's also the possibility of replacing the stock cable and making it a balanced connection. I haven't done that yet but am planning to in the future. 

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^I tried the Z1R just the Other day and it improves every aspect of the MA900 have, adding isolation, tremendous bass dynamic & control, clearer detail, whilst still keeping the wide soundstage and analogue sound... Man it IS something as unique as the MA900 for sure.

@hendricks seriously? How much did you stretch it out? I gotta find a way to fir my Hybrid onto it then

 

Z1R?

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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post
 

 

 

Another MA900? :-)

 

 

Anyhow... jokes apart:  I think that open planars may be something to try based on your description.  HiFiMan HE400, HE500 and their new versions should be in consideration.  Keep in mind they are bit harder to drive, though.

There's also the Monoprice Monolith M560 and M1060, which I've been seeing positive reviews about. But your joke is actually somewhat valid, if Hailin is interested in maximizing the potential of the MA900, there's the resistor-bypass mod which I've had done with the help of a friend, that really helps improve the sound. In addition, the there's also the possibility of replacing the stock cable and making it a balanced connection. I haven't done that yet but am planning to in the future. 

 

Hum... interested!!  Do you have a link to resistor bypass mod?  How does it change the MA900?

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/637168/sony-ma900-resistor-mod

 

Here you go! For me, the stock sound was great but the mids were a little veiled. It was almost as if vocalists were singing with their mouths covered by a thin blanket, for lack of better analogy. But with the mod, the mids cleared that issue up a lot. I should also mention another small mod that I did to my MA900s, I bought the Dekoni velour pads that were intended as an upgrade for the Beyerdynamic DT 770/880/990 on Amazon. The fabric of the stock pads were a bit uncomfortable and hot on my ears after a while, and I found the velour was much softer, with an added byproduct of bringing up the bass just a tad, as the foam in the Dekoni pads offered a little more isolation around the ears. 

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/637168/sony-ma900-resistor-mod

 

Here you go! For me, the stock sound was great but the mids were a little veiled. It was almost as if vocalists were singing with their mouths covered by a thin blanket, for lack of better analogy. But with the mod, the mids cleared that issue up a lot. I should also mention another small mod that I did to my MA900s, I bought the Dekoni velour pads that were intended as an upgrade for the Beyerdynamic DT 770/880/990 on Amazon. The fabric of the stock pads were a bit uncomfortable and hot on my ears after a while, and I found the velour was much softer, with an added byproduct of bringing up the bass just a tad, as the foam in the Dekoni pads offered a little more isolation around the ears. 

 

Thanks!!  Looks enticing, but I don't solder. :-(  Maybe it is time to learn... :-)

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Got some DT880s and some AD900x's here if anyone's interested in a comparison.

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