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post #286 of 1276
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I will agree only in part here. I am able to detect a change in sound stage by moving the cups around. But there is just nothing about the treble that sounds bright no matter where I put them. 

 

I may borrow a friends ican and give it another listen. I did not have the ma900 when I auditioned the ican can previously. Maybe it deserves a second look/listen. 

Even if they do not ever sound overly bright, does the tone shift downward when you move them forward? That might be a disadvantage in your setup, especially since the MA900s are normally rolled off in the high frequencies. But I definitely hear a warmer tone overall when the headphones are forward and a brighter tone when they are further back.

 

I will be curious what you think if you do try them with the iCAN. Everyone's hearing is so different, but you might enjoy the combination as much as I do. And if you are willing to go way out on a limb (or at least $50 out on a limb), you could try the TDS202 even with your current setup:

http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Research-TDS202-Enhancement-1-Speaker/dp/B00005QZ16

I have found that the TDS can sound great in certain setups and not so great in others, so this is definitely one of those YMMV suggestions.

post #287 of 1276
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

Even if they do not ever sound overly bright, does the tone shift downward when you move them forward? That might be a disadvantage in your setup, especially since the MA900s are normally rolled off in the high frequencies. But I definitely hear a warmer tone overall when the headphones are forward and a brighter tone when they are further back.

 

I will be curious what you think if you do try them with the iCAN. Everyone's hearing is so different, but you might enjoy the combination as much as I do. And if you are willing to go way out on a limb (or at least $50 out on a limb), you could try the TDS202 even with your current setup:

http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Research-TDS202-Enhancement-1-Speaker/dp/B00005QZ16

I have found that the TDS can sound great in certain setups and not so great in others, so this is definitely one of those YMMV suggestions.

 

I hear the slight brightness you are talking about regardless of position, but shifting it around tames it a bit. I noticed some upper midrange forwardness in the sound which results as a slight grain in the upper registers. I found changing the tubes on my amp can resolve this. I have also noticed the headphones lacks some punch and physicality in the midrange and this prevents it from being a true genre master as it seems to suffer a bit on more aggressive genres because of that.

post #288 of 1276
I dont like adjusting the position, as it kills the bass and makes the MA900 sound thinner and thinner, the more forward you place them. I keep them in the optimal position at all times, to get the intended sound. Same thing as when people were saying to adjust the position of the Pro 900, to some ridiculously uncomfortable and awkward position just to slightly improve the sound.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/24/13 at 8:23pm
post #289 of 1276

i want to buy this headphone, which ear pad do you suggest guy? and wich case for transport? :etysmile:


Edited by Hesam - 9/25/13 at 2:40am
post #290 of 1276
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hesam View Post
 

i want to buy this headphone, which ear pad do you suggest guy? and wich case for transport? :etysmile:

I would stick with original pads, they are not uncomfortable because of its thickness. Sony has very different construction of driver housing and they are very comfortable for any conventional person. 

post #291 of 1276
It will only be uncomfortable for people who are averse to having anything touching any part of the ear.
post #292 of 1276
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post
 

I would stick with original pads, they are not uncomfortable because of its thickness. Sony has very different construction of driver housing and they are very comfortable for any conventional person. 

 

i heard they don't have long life:bigsmile_face: i wanted to buy because of that, what's your idea?

post #293 of 1276

Hey,

 

I've just got the ma900.

 

I have a jdslabs cmoybb 2.03 linked to a Sansa Fuze via a stock fiio LOD.

The cmoy seem to lack current as the sound (especially bass) distorts well before it gets loud.

However the stock headphones output of my fuze can handle the load (at least i do not hear distortion).

 

Now i am thinking of either of the two:

1. Get an o2 from jdslabs and couple it with the sansa fuze via the stock fiio LOD

2. Get a fiio X3 and use it on its own

 

I just doubt will the sansa with fiio stock lod be on par for the objective2 and the ma900...

 

I also own beyers dt 250 250 ohm which play great through the cmoy.

 

Please give me some thoughts...

post #294 of 1276
Yes, the cmoy is not good at all with low impedance cans. Try it with your daps first then if you want more ooomph then get the o2. The o2 works well with any impedance i have tried them with so far. Hmm maybe the 600 ohm t1 pairing wasn't optimal but thats a different story.
post #295 of 1276

The x3 makes a good pairing IMO. 

post #296 of 1276
I have a ma900 and was wondering, Has anyone performed the resistor mod? Any diy instructions and photos? What exactly are the pros from the resistor mod? Any help will be appreciated.
post #297 of 1276

No way I'm modding these. I like the sound just as it is. There was a few pics. Just do a search here. 

post #298 of 1276

I like the MA900s but they are a little too warm for me.  I don't listen to R&B much (anymore), or Jazz, or Classical.  I like mostly Rap (not that crazy rap that comes on the radio, or that old school rap), Pop (not American; usually Japanese), and Rock (the bulk of what I listen to).  Those genres require not only some fast drivers (well, just the rock really), less warmth (upper bass, lower mids), more highs, and more subbass.  The soundstage is great however, and it makes all closed headphones sound really weird.  I love the MA900 but I just want some more energy.

post #299 of 1276
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

No way I'm modding these. I like the sound just as it is. There was a few pics. Just do a search here. 

 

Why not, if it makes them sound better?

post #300 of 1276

Sony never was my cup of tea but MA900 seems like a bang for the buck,maybe an screaming bargain comparing to HD598 or HD650. actually a friend of mine asked if it would be good to use MA900 combined to Schitt Magini and Schitt Modi but I have no idea about these gears so any opinion might be much appreciated here.

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