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post #526 of 1296
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Bass basically becomes in line with the mids at around 50hz, with it's strongest point being at 100hz. Anything under 50hz is more polite/reserved than anything else. Overall, you can expect a very linear sound curve on the MA900 with roll offs in the extremities.

Remember that in 1976, recordings with anything under 50hz were only of two kinds - pipe organ recordings, and stereo demonstration recordings.

 

This changed when the star destroyer went overhead in Star Wars in 1977 (and it took years for the home technology to catch up), but you still mostly find "sound effects" under 50hz.  Certainly for gamers and movie fans who use headphones, and those who enjoy some hip-hop influenced sub-genres, the response below 50hz can be worthwhile.   But for most music, if the response is flat above 50hz, then that ought to be just fine.

 

I hope to be able to give you a first hand impression on that tomorrow with "Concrete Jungle"...

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Random question, is there any person who has posted a step by step how to guide for performing the resistor mod?

 

I can't really understand a lot of the guides that have been posted because the diagrams do not match the physical appearance of the network, but I do have a soldering iron and if someone could tell me step by step what to do (with pictures) I would really appreciate it.

 

I am almost thinking of getting a second pair of MA900s and performing the resistor mod on one just to compare the differences.

post #528 of 1296
Ahh!!! It is out of stock in Singapore!!! Now contemplating whether to buy the dt880 or 990... Any comments? Or just save up to buy hifiman he 400
post #529 of 1296
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Ahh!!! It is out of stock in Singapore!!! Now contemplating whether to buy the dt880 or 990... Any comments? Or just save up to buy hifiman he 400

The DT880 benefits better with an amp if possible, tube. If you are really interested in it, you should get a tube amp for it. Of course it will sound better than MA900 with a tube amp...

Maybe wait a few weeks?
post #530 of 1296
If I buy the dt880, do I choose the 250ohms one? Hmm...
post #531 of 1296
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If I buy the dt880, do I choose the 250ohms one? Hmm...

Kawan, it depends what source you have. If you have a strong enough amp that can drive 250Ohm with plenty of juice, then go for the 250 ohm version smily_headphones1.gif

32 Ohm may or may not have damping factor issue... If your source have output impedance of less than 4 ohm, the 32 Ohm may suit you well...
post #532 of 1296
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Ahh!!! It is out of stock in Singapore!!! Now contemplating whether to buy the dt880 or 990... Any comments? Or just save up to buy hifiman he 400
Well, do you want a bassy and energetic headphone (dt990) or do you want a clean and neutral one (dt880)? Either way, both are excellent headphones. Get the 250ohm version if you decide on buying one of them. ONLY buy the 600ohm version if you have a powerful OTL amp. Avoid the 32ohm versions.
post #533 of 1296
I see, what about the he400? I like the sound signature of the senn hd650 very much and would like to duplicate that sound on a lower priced headphone..

I'll probably use the headphone with a fiio e17 on my MacBook Air.
post #534 of 1296
If you wanna duplicate the HD650's sound for a lower price, the MA900 is the closest I've heard, with the main difference being the MA900 is more airy and not AS full bodied. They're both warm, smooth headphones, with rich mids/vocals, and non fatiguing sound.

The Beyers and the HE400 are NOTHING like the HD650.
post #535 of 1296
I see... Hmm.. Like that I'll just wait for the stocks to arrive in Singapore probably early next month frown.gif
post #536 of 1296
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If you wanna duplicate the HD650's sound for a lower price, the MA900 is the closest I've heard, with the main difference being the MA900 is more airy and not AS full bodied. They're both warm, smooth headphones, with rich mids/vocals, and non fatiguing sound.

The Beyers and the HE400 are NOTHING like the HD650.

 

Talking about "full bodied", how is MA900 compared to HD600, which is known to have 'lesser bodied' than the HD650?

I like HD650 but it literally crushed my jaw yesterday it gives me headache for hours.

 

I am a bit worried about the 2 plastic ends after the cushion will it press the skull constantly?  or it does not touch at all?


Edited by RedBull - 10/21/13 at 7:59am
post #537 of 1296
Never used an HD600, so I can't say. Thin is not a term you could ever describe the MA900's sound in any case. I just mean it's not as full as the HD650. The HD650 is thick sounding next to practically any headphone.
post #538 of 1296
ok, how about the 2 plastic end of the headband, does it press the skull?
post #539 of 1296

Hi, Sorry for so many questions.

How are the MrSpeakers Mad Dog? Just heard from my friend that it is very open sounding despite being closed.

Feel like getting that because I can use it in the library. If not, have to use my future MA900 at home only :(

post #540 of 1296
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

ok, how about the 2 plastic end of the headband, does it press the skull?

I certainly don't feel it. I however am not a fan of the headband itself. It is basically my only real gripe when it comes to comfort. I'm thinking of getting a roll of foam, and attaching it to the headband, which should aid the comfort to a legendary level. As is, the MA900 is still the most comfortable full sized headphone I've ever worn overall.

http://www.amazon.com/M-D-Building-Products-2097-Density/dp/B00005202U/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_3

Just a consideration. Someone used it o the HD650 with good results. Ironically, if the MA900's headband were longer, I'd have bought the 650's stock foam headband padsding and applied it to the MA900. Oh well.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/21/13 at 9:08am
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