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post #796 of 1674

The 1840 comes with two sets of pads in the box...

post #797 of 1674
Oh yes, BECAUSE it's harder to drive with the 1840 pads, that means the drivers are being pushed to a higher volume than before, so they leak A WHOOOOOOLE lot more. Like....it may as well be portable speakers, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 4:07pm
post #798 of 1674
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Oh yes, BECAUSE it's harder to drive with the 1840 pads, that means the drivers are being pushed to a higher volume than before, so they leak A WHOOOOOOLE lot more. Like....it may as well be portable speakers, lol.

 

So a STAX? I've heard a pair of SR-009 from 2 rooms over. Crazy leakage on those things.

post #799 of 1674
The only Stax I tried was the SR407, and it did leak out a ton. but I think the MA900 takes the cake. I mean, what with the cavity between the pads and the drivers... you're both front and back driver action....
post #800 of 1674

Guys, how do you wear the MA900?  Far back or further up?

post #801 of 1674
You should be wearing it with your ears centered. The further back they are inside the cups, the less bass you'll get.

The MA900 is extremely sensitive to ear placement, and the sound can be ruined by putting them on wrong.
post #802 of 1674

Does anyone know the cheapest place that ships these internationally/worldwide these days? Someplace where it is available now. B&H would have been good enough for me except that there is an extra 7-14 day wait before shipping so even though I pay 60 dollars for express shipping to the Philippines I am still looking at a month before I get the cans.

post #803 of 1674
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Does anyone know the cheapest place that ships these internationally/worldwide these days? Someplace where it is available now. B&H would have been good enough for me except that there is an extra 7-14 day wait before shipping so even though I pay 60 dollars for express shipping to the Philippines I am still looking at a month before I get the cans.


FYI - the last half of December is not a good time to buy electronics (or anything else).  Prices are at their highest point of the year, and inventory is at its lowest point of the year.   While there are no guarantees that prices or stock will improve in January on any particular item, it might be better if you can wait.   At the moment, you get all the people who say " I don't care what it costs, I have to have a ____ by December 24. "

 

Also, one would think that there is some Sony discount site in East Asia ?   Hong Kong perhaps ?

 

BTW, prior to December, Beach Audio had stock and good prices and they ship internationally - but they are now out-of-stock on it.

post #804 of 1674
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Does anyone know the cheapest place that ships these internationally/worldwide these days? Someplace where it is available now. B&H would have been good enough for me except that there is an extra 7-14 day wait before shipping so even though I pay 60 dollars for express shipping to the Philippines I am still looking at a month before I get the cans.

 

There are a lot of trustworthy ebay stores that ship all over the world.

post #805 of 1674

284 dollars for the cheapest price on the only one with express shipping

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post #807 of 1674
I got $203 on the local Sony store when they are on promotion last 2 months.
post #808 of 1674

Ordered. I'll post impressions here when I get them. 

post #809 of 1674

^^ Given your pension for bang for the buck, I suspect that you'll love these. :wink:

post #810 of 1674

I was really tossing and turning making a decision between these and some hd598 for all around use. After hearing what the cheap ma100 could do, I got even more interested in these. I just hope the ma100s distortion doesn't exist on the 900s though :D

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