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post #31 of 1430
Guys, I only have a hundred bucks, should I get the magni or modi for the ma900?
post #32 of 1430
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Guys, I only have a hundred bucks, should I get the magni or modi for the ma900?


Magni is an amp modi is a dac... What equipment you have already?

 

depends what you need...

post #33 of 1430
I'm aware of that. I have a fiio e11, a receiver, iPod, etc. Just wondering. Since the ma900's impedance is so low, I think I should just get the modi.
post #34 of 1430
They dont `need` an amp but they do need a great source.
post #35 of 1430
Hmm. Nice to know!
post #36 of 1430
Howl do you do the resistor mod?! I can't find it anywhere.
post #37 of 1430

Been using these for a week now, very impressed. These are like crack for the ears - the soundstage, imaging and layering are out of this world - gobsmacking. Detail retrieval is very impressive too, being on par with my SRH940 and the overall sound is slightly warm, laid back and very enjoyable.

 

I find the mids a bit veiled and slightly grainy and the highs could have been more involving but the above makes it up, for me. Definitely the best out of my IEMs/headphones. 


Edited by isis - 7/13/13 at 3:37am
post #38 of 1430
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Howl do you do the resistor mod?! I can't find it anywhere.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/637267/sony-ma900-vs-sony-cd900st#post_8885894
post #39 of 1430
hifinews review (Click to show)

 

hifinews uk review of MA900 (October 2012 edition)

 


Edited by appsmarsterx - 7/20/13 at 7:34am
post #40 of 1430
Just wondering, how do you guys wear the ma900? More up front, laid back, etc? Wearing them laid back darkens the sound too much 4 me.
post #41 of 1430

I've had the MA900 for roughly a month now, and all I can tell you is that the MA900 has caused me to sell my SA5000, K702, D2000 and HD650.  That's how good these phones are.

post #42 of 1430

Hey guys

I'm still debating (trying to justify) purchasing these headphones since my friend lent them to me. My issue is, Does anyone else here own both the MA900 and HD650 at the same time given their sound signatures, are just about the same (minus some bass).

post #43 of 1430
I sold my hd600 after getting the ma900 , it's simply a better pair of headphones. These are probably the most underestimated pair of headphones on head fi.
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I sold my hd600 after getting the ma900 , it's simply a better pair of headphones. These are probably the most underestimated pair of headphones on head fi.
Hello!

What do you previously paired with the HD600 with?

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post #45 of 1430
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I sold my hd600 after getting the ma900 , it's simply a better pair of headphones. These are probably the most underestimated pair of headphones on head fi.

 

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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post

Hey guys

I'm still debating (trying to justify) purchasing these headphones since my friend lent them to me. My issue is, Does anyone else here own both the MA900 and HD650 at the same time given their sound signatures, are just about the same (minus some bass).

astroid can you elaborate bit more?, in what regard you found HD600 lesser headphone? now I have HD598 and I prefer MA900 for classical music, while HD598 has more convincing soundstage. I prefer MA900 because it reproduces larger symphony orchestra tonality  as more life like experience. 

 

I think Sony's soundstage is a bit tricky, vocals and generally upper midrange are very close to your ears. Sometimes it makes music more engaging but not always. For example listening opera is fine, but while listening to brass instruments (rare but still) I have found unpleasant closeness of instruments to my ears. It is like to take 2.0 laptop speakers and place in front of you ears. In that regard I prefer Senn HD598. I am guessing HD600 is somewhat refined HD598 more bass less treble and more natural presentation.

 

Anyway we would like to hear you comparison. I am gonna buy HD600 if I find nice deal. current price 399$ is just blatant rip-off. 

 

cheers           


Edited by Lumos - 8/4/13 at 11:35am
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