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post #61 of 1278
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Are they sibilant with female vocals? My K240 is a bit sibilant to my ears, i need something smoother and non fatiguing.

Not in any way or form, I have both, and the MA900 is much nicer up top and has no sibilance at all. The sibilance on the K240 is why I decided to get the MA900 despite how much I adore the K240s sound signature, I have not regretted the decision one bit.
post #62 of 1278
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Originally Posted by rhiga View Post

Are they sibilant with female vocals? My K240 is a bit sibilant to my ears, i need something smoother and non fatiguing.

Never!!! however it gives the hint, if recording is sibilant. For me AKG K240 is just a way worst headphone, hollow vocal and flabby bass

compare graphs
http://en.goldenears.net/14492

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&category=275&page=2&document_srl=17565
post #63 of 1278
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rhiga View Post

Are they sibilant with female vocals? My K240 is a bit sibilant to my ears, i need something smoother and non fatiguing.

Never!!! however it gives the hint, if recording is sibilant. For me AKG K240 is just a way worst headphone, hollow vocal and flabby bass

compare graphs
http://en.goldenears.net/14492

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&category=275&page=2&document_srl=17565
post #64 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post


Never!!! however it gives the hint, if recording is sibilant. For me AKG K240 is just a way worst headphone, hollow vocal and flabby bass

compare graphs
http://en.goldenears.net/14492

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&category=275&page=2&document_srl=17565


That's what an underamped K240 sounds like, it's a different animal with a good system behind it. I don't find the vocals hollow nor do I find the bass flabby when it is properly amped, underamped I notice hollowness in vocals and ill defined bass. The K240 is a pain to amp, it's very power hungry, easily the most power hungry of any headphone I have owned, it needs a lot of current. My only problems with them when amped is some sibilance and some lack of extension in the sub-bass. They aren't as good as the MA900, but they become surprisingly good with a good system behind them. I still like them a lot and they will be a permanent part of my headphone stable. While the MA900 is the better headphone in most aspects, the K240 does do a few things better.


Edited by kman1211 - 8/8/13 at 8:10am
post #65 of 1278
Woahhh! The MA900 looks like an interesting headphone! Just wondering, for those who have tested AKG K550/PSB M4U1, does the MA900 does everything better than those two headphones?

I like everything about AKG and PSB headphone and might be getting either one and then I came across this thread xD

AKG K550/ PSB M4U1 vs Sony MA-900? Best closed and open headphone under $300 compared? Anyone hehe xD

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #66 of 1278
I have tried them all, and the ma 900 is better than those two at everthing except subbass, since the ma900 has a tiny bit of roll off. Nothing eq can't fix.
post #67 of 1278
Sounds great! Will pairing with an amp help improving the sound of MA900?

Thanks!
post #68 of 1278
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Sounds great! Will pairing with an amp help improving the sound of MA900?

Thanks!

Yes it will, there is a noticeable improvement on my MA900 when paired with my Magni.
post #69 of 1278
Yes. A tiny bit but the dac is much more important. My only problem with the ma900 would be the slightly recessed highs. Again, it's nothing eq can't fix.
post #70 of 1278
All right! Thanks for the responds biggrin.gif
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How's the top of the headband pressure on these? I can usually only tolerate wide suspension headbands or AT's wing system, while something like the Beyer headbands give me an instant headache at the top of my thinkbox :(

post #72 of 1278
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Woahhh! The MA900 looks like an interesting headphone! Just wondering, for those who have tested AKG K550/PSB M4U1, does the MA900 does everything better than those two headphones?

I like everything about AKG and PSB headphone and might be getting either one and then I came across this thread xD

AKG K550/ PSB M4U1 vs Sony MA-900? Best closed and open headphone under $300 compared? Anyone hehe xD

Billson smily_headphones1.gif


Have tried K550 and MA900, different kind of sound sig, one is bright while MA900 is warmish, very similar to HD650.

post #73 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Parak View Post

How's the top of the headband pressure on these? I can usually only tolerate wide suspension headbands or AT's wing system, while something like the Beyer headbands give me an instant headache at the top of my thinkbox :(

 

these are really light weight.. you won't notice anything unless you are bald or something .. btw top of the headband has the same cloth material as the ear pads .. and there is no clamping pressure at all .. its like wearing nothing .. probably the most comfortable over ear headphone out there ..

post #74 of 1278
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Parak View Post

How's the top of the headband pressure on these? I can usually only tolerate wide suspension headbands or AT's wing system, while something like the Beyer headbands give me an instant headache at the top of my thinkbox :(


I have same problem with beyers. Tried lot of headphones, owning 7 currently. MA900 is the most comfortable... agreed above, it is like to wear nothing :)


Edited by Lumos - 8/11/13 at 10:20am
post #75 of 1278
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I have same problem with beyers. Tried lot of headphones, owning 7 currently. MA900 is the most comfortable... agreed above, it is like to wear nothing :)

+1

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