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post #781 of 1546
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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post
 

Anyone think it would be stupid going from hd 600's to these?  I got my hd 600's for $300 and will get the ma900's for ~$200.  I really enjoy the 600's, but I don't find them as comfortable as many have said.  Also my creative z can't power them well enough, as they sounded far better on a schiit magni I tested.  Another needed purchase just further diminishes the value of the them.

 

Sounds like you answered your own question :)

post #782 of 1546

Hi, When use with iPod Classic can you notice any improvement with a LOD to an amp (like E17), or is not really necessary?

 

 

My favorite music is Jpop and Happy listened to Female vocal all-days, I can't decide between AD900x and MA900, but I guessed I shall buy

 

this cuz' is very much cheaper in my locale even cheaper than buy directly from Japan (around 122$ ).

post #783 of 1546
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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post

Anyone think it would be stupid going from hd 600's to these?  I got my hd 600's for $300 and will get the ma900's for ~$200.  I really enjoy the 600's, but I don't find them as comfortable as many have said.  Also my creative z can't power them well enough, as they sounded far better on a schiit magni I tested.  Another needed purchase just further diminishes the value of the them.

 

Not necessarily. Much of the appeal of the MA900, at least for me, is that you DON'T need an expensive amp backing it for it to sound good or even function at all.

 

Comfort is also another major factor; sound quality means absolutely nothing if you can't stand to wear it for extended periods of time.

post #784 of 1546
I posted this in another thread, then realized this would be a better place for it:

When you are wearing them, if you shake your head back and forth side to side or tilt your chin all the way down, do they move? I found a pair of them open box in the sony store for $150, but now that I have them at home, I am noticing that they are not staying on my head very well. Thoughts anyone? When i look down the back of the pads slide all the way to the back of my ears where they finally stop.

Also, I just got an eclaro sound card and was wondering what the best settings are for gaming and also for music?

Thanks all!
post #785 of 1546
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Originally Posted by lttlfld View Post

I posted this in another thread, then realized this would be a better place for it:

When you are wearing them, if you shake your head back and forth side to side or tilt your chin all the way down, do they move? I found a pair of them open box in the sony store for $150, but now that I have them at home, I am noticing that they are not staying on my head very well. Thoughts anyone? When i look down the back of the pads slide all the way to the back of my ears where they finally stop.

Also, I just got an eclaro sound card and was wondering what the best settings are for gaming and also for music?

Thanks all!

 

They don't move unless I jerk my head enough to make them move. However they are very light clamping headphones, so I could see if you had a small head that they could move a bit.

post #786 of 1546
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post

They don't move unless I jerk my head enough to make them move. However they are very light clamping headphones, so I could see if you had a small head that they could move a bit.
This makes me feel a bit better. I'm finding they don't fall forward if I wear them a little farther back on the top of my head. Extremely impressive headphones, I'm returning my senns 598 I got on sale at fry's a couple weeks ago! I'm... Surprised by how light they are. When switching back and forth between these and the 598s it felt like the senns were suffocating my ears
post #787 of 1546
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Originally Posted by lttlfld View Post


This makes me feel a bit better. I'm finding they don't fall forward if I wear them a little farther back on the top of my head. Extremely impressive headphones, I'm returning my senns 598 I got on sale at fry's a couple weeks ago! I'm... Surprised by how light they are. When switching back and forth between these and the 598s it felt like the senns were suffocating my ears

 

yea, they are impressive headphones. Nice find for $150

post #788 of 1546
Well, well, lookie what we have here...








Thanks to Change Is Good for the opportunity to try/review the 1840, as well as lending me the Asgard 2 for an upcoming review of another headphone or two. wink.gif

So, as you can see, both the Shure 1540 and 1840 pads fit the MA900.

Both of the pads have a felt cover, which don't match well with the MA900 which already has it's own cover. The 1540 pads = bassy as hell MA900, weird/recessed mids. The 1840 pads are closer to the stock MA900 pads, but not completely and could still be better. THAT BEING SAID, the 1840 comes closer to the MA900's stock pad sound, and I believe may be worth looking into acquiring and attempt removing the felt pad cover... I may do just that, as the 1840 pads are around $25. This may be what puts the MA900 as a 9.9 in comfort. .1 for the headband still needing something.

BTW, the MA900 with the Shure pads = THE MOST COMFORTABLE HEADPHONE IN EXISTENCE. Bar none, game over, don't look elsewhere. There is no comparison.

The Shure pads keep your ears from bottoming out on the MA900's driver cover, so no more partial on ear feels here.

As for the 1840? Comfort = legendary, if a little below the MA900s. wink.gif

Sound on the 1840? w/1540 pads, bass bloat, dark mids, mid recession = not worth it, IMHO. Stock 1840? Clean sounding so far, airy as anything I've heard outside of the Ad700, slightly bright, and the bass is tight and a bit reserved, definitely doesn't go too deep. The MA900 is a basshead can next to the 1840.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 3:06pm
post #789 of 1546

Thanks!  The hunt ends tonight, we shall feast!

post #790 of 1546
MLE. So are the 1840 pads as good as stock ma900 pads forsound signature?
post #791 of 1546
No. the stock pads are still better.

HOWEVER, that's because I haven't removed the 1840 pad's felt. I just acquired some, so soon enough, I'll let you know.

Still, the MA900 still sounds good with the 1840 pads even with the felt. I'll need more testing, but I'll keep you updated. It's worth looking into anyways. It puts the MA900 comfort ever so closer to sheer perfection.
post #792 of 1546
To clarify, the 1840 pads recesses the mids some, and thins the body of the mids. That's as far as I hear right now. Hmm.... it looks like the bass gained a bit of fullness... almost undoubtedly so, but not overwhelming bass like the 1540 pads did.

So it's a polarizing tradeoff. I LOVE the bass of the MA900 with the 1840 pads (I'm pretty sure there is more bass now...), but it lowers the lovely mids...

Oh yeah, the 1840 pads make the MA900 a LOT harder to drive in terms of volume. Like... a lot.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 3:55pm
post #793 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

To clarify, the 1840 pads recesses the mids some, and thins the body of the mids. That's as far as I hear right now. Hmm.... it looks like the bass gained a bit of fullness... almost undoubtedly so, but not overwhelming bass like the 1540 pads did.

So it's a polarizing tradeoff. I LOVE the bass of the MA900 with the 1840 pads (I'm pretty sure there is more bass now...), but it lowers the lovely mids...

Oh yeah, the 1840 pads make the MA900 a LOT harder to drive in terms of volume. Like... a lot.

 

More bass, harder to drive. Sounds like a win win to me. 

post #794 of 1546
Hahaha, why?

Lyr?

Keep in mind, this the 1840 pads with felt intact. I think if you remove the felt, the tonality is gonna change again.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 4:07pm
post #795 of 1546

I don't have a problem with hard to drive hp's. It's usually the other way around for me. I have problems driving easy hp because of the amps I have. 

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