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post #406 of 1674

You were pretty brave to let those go like you did. And knowing how much you were enjoying them at the time. My hats off to you for your graciousness to share. :atsmile:

post #407 of 1674
It hurts! ph34r.gif
post #408 of 1674
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Originally Posted by oats2012 View Post

Hey guys I just got these cans today .....and they sound amazing!!!! also got the schiit magni and modi biggrin.gif

QUESTION:

With dead slience or talking videos etc. I can hear some static ok little electrical clicks etc. and I'm trying to figure out has anyone else heard these doing this? do they make a little static?

My thoughts were it has something to do with the Magni/ modi but i plugged in my hd598 and watched same videos and heard nothing......so is this a result of the ma900 resistor circuit?

Any input on what the problem could be is greatly appreciated! smily_headphones1.gif

 

Probably obvious, but make sure everything is grounded properly ?

I use a power strip and very rarely but occasionally I can pick up some kind of interference.

I shut everything down and un-plugged everything to make sure everything was ok and then plugged everything back in making sure to seat all the plugs in properly.

 

It could be a myriad of things though really, like mle said noisy usb or just something that is being picked up by the new units.

Maybe mess around with were you place them ? Try moving them around.

 

Sometimes (usually) its the obvious things we neglect to think about.

post #409 of 1674
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
I'm now having some regrets about sending them to him. FYI

So this will have to be from memory then...

 

How do the MA900s work with Vintage Amps ?

 

Even though they are efficient, do the Vintage Amps still make a difference with them ?

post #410 of 1674
Most Vintage amps will have too much power.
post #411 of 1674
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Most Vintage amps will have too much power.


Thanks.   So it will already be too loud when the knob is barely turned ?

 

( Meanwhile I wait for Amazon to get them back in stock... seems like an ideal complement to Mad Dog 3.2 - one very open and airy, the other very closed and isolated.)

post #412 of 1674
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I challenge you to name three more comfortable full sized hp's!! 

 

Easy Squeezy

 

1. Sennheiser HD590. Most headphone I've ever worn by a longshot. I'd easily forget these were on my head.

 

2. Sony SA5000. Headband "netting" was much more comfy than the band

 

3. Audio Technica AD2000. Fit me like a glove and felt wonderful for long hours

 

4. Sony MA900


HD590 are definitely the most comfortable headphones I've worn.   I sold them only because they are "bright" - not screetchy or harsh, but just somewhat light in bass and lower-midrange quantity.  As the name suggests, similar in some other respects to the 580/600.


Edited by kstuart - 10/11/13 at 6:51pm
post #413 of 1674
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Originally Posted by muscleking
this guy sold 2 for 85 each.

i am still bidding and bid on this one and lost at 30 sold for 137. but there is 30 bucks shipping and 20 bucks import charge.

 

http://feedback.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=dan69ruiz&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2776

 

i see 1-2 years from now this thing will be around 100 bucks. i saw the price on the ad700 was over 250? in the beginning many years ago. now can get a pretty much new one for 70 bucks.

 

maybe later can get these from thailand directly. japanese sellers are big rip off on ebay.

Wow, I was actually the one who won the auction, I can't believe they were sold for $85 before.
Now you just made me feel like if i've just been ripped off. haha
They just came today and so far I'm really digging them, the comfort is really good and best thing of all is now my ears won't sweat at all with these on. However, they do move quite a lot around my head due to the large cups and low clampling force.
Btw these guy who is selling them just posted another one for sale, he, as the other seller list them as "new" but mine came with the security seal on the top open and the box a little beaten up, apart from that they were in pretty good condition.
 


Edited by danielrevollo - 10/12/13 at 12:12am
post #414 of 1674

I don't see that he has anything for sale. If I got them for a deal I'd certainly buy a second pair. 

post #415 of 1674
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Originally Posted by danielrevollo View Post
 
 

Btw these guy who is selling them just posted another one for sale, he, as the other seller list them as "new" but mine came with the security seal on the top open and the box a little beaten up, apart from that they were in pretty good condition.
 

 

This is why I generally do not buy from ebay. So many shenanigan sellers playing on the fact that the average person will not complain because it is a hassle for them.

 

Peace of mind is worth alot more than saving a few extra bucks.

post #416 of 1674

^^ Depends on how many extra bucks. I bought mine on ebay for $139. I had to pester the guy about shipping them out but in the end it was worth the savings to me. 

post #417 of 1674
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ Depends on how many extra bucks. I bought mine on ebay for $139. I had to pester the guy about shipping them out but in the end it was worth the savings to me. 


Shipping them is one thing, but getting them and having the seal broken and the box kinda ****ed up....no way. Doubt would creep into my mind the instant an issue would arise.

If I open a shipping box up and get even the slightest inkling something is wrong I send them back. But that's just me.

post #418 of 1674

I agree. My box was a little banged up but the seal was intact. 

post #419 of 1674

I have been listening to the Ma900's for a couple of hours now since they arrived yesterday, and holy shi* is it phenomenal for gaming. Im currently playing some BF4 Multiplayer Beta and the imaging is just amazing. 

 

Music-wise, they're surprisingly good considering their $120-170 price tag. Things i like: 

Liquid-smooth, lovely midrange.

Unfatiguing highs.

Overall tonality.

Supremely comfortable. 

Wide soundstage with above-average imaging. Takes soundwhoring in gaming to a whole 'nother level.

Long cable (i need this)

 

What i dont like:

Sub Bass rolls off, bass doesn't extend as deep as i want it to.

Lacks a tiny bit of treble sparkle. 

Build quality is worrying.

Thin cable. 

 

**Edit: I am in the process of making a full, detailed review and possibly a comparison with the DT880's. 


Edited by xkonfuzed - 10/12/13 at 1:02pm
post #420 of 1674
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I don't see that he has anything for sale. If I got them for a deal I'd certainly buy a second pair.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-MA900-Headphones-Black/221296700533
There thay are, tough not as cheap as someone might want them to be.

 
Originally Posted by kcee View Post
 


Shipping them is one thing, but getting them and having the seal broken and the box kinda ****ed up....no way. Doubt would creep into my mind the instant an issue would arise.

If I open a shipping box up and get even the slightest inkling something is wrong I send them back. But that's just me.

I just asked him about the seal being open and he said:
"i'm not sure why the seal was broken but when opened did it seem like it had been opened?
Cause all my merchandise is factory sealed looking at my product here and they are all factory seal."
I dont know if I should ask him for a partial refund or something, It was a little shocking at first to see that the seal was opened before but he's right that the headphones inside appeared to be unused and with everything in order.
Oh well, I think I might just let it fly by and be that average person, at the end the headphones are nice and that's what matters, right?

 

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