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post #916 of 1885

Try this with your MA900's :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA

post #917 of 1885
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
 

Try this with your MA900's :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA

 

Why can't all games sound this good??!

post #918 of 1885

Got one for $200 and it arrived today. Initial impressions are good, surprisingly light and build quality is very minimalistic as people have said. Comfort is really impressive (most important thing to me above all else) but kinda different from other headphones. This one feels like nothing is there while other comfortable headphones I've tried feels like soft pillows wrapped around your head (velour is amazing) Two different feelings IMO, I'm not sure if one is better than the other. I can't comment on audio quality since I'm no audiophile and these are the most expensive headphones I've ever bought, but I can tell its quite a step up from my Logitech G930s. Overall, huge thumbs up, very happy with my purchase.

post #919 of 1885
Yeah, comfort is so odd, since unlike most comfy headphones that feel nice on the head, the MA900 is almost like there's nothing there. You get a sensation where the pads rest on the head, but its overall almost like some phantom feel.

With more use, even the feeling of the ears lightly touching the padding has all but disappeared.
post #920 of 1885

My pair will be delivered today, so excited! :)

post #921 of 1885
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Originally Posted by lowtek View Post
 

Got one for $200 and it arrived today. Initial impressions are good, surprisingly light and build quality is very minimalistic as people have said. Comfort is really impressive (most important thing to me above all else) but kinda different from other headphones. This one feels like nothing is there while other comfortable headphones I've tried feels like soft pillows wrapped around your head (velour is amazing) Two different feelings IMO, I'm not sure if one is better than the other. I can't comment on audio quality since I'm no audiophile and these are the most expensive headphones I've ever bought, but I can tell its quite a step up from my Logitech G930s. Overall, huge thumbs up, very happy with my purchase.

 

Welcome to headfi and congrats on the ma900!!

post #922 of 1885

Thanks! I think I was pretty lucky when I stumbled upon the MA900 while researching. It deserves a lot more love, especially for those who wear headphones hours at a time.

post #923 of 1885

Hi all!

Are they good with DX50?

Regards,

post #924 of 1885

They just arrived and first impressions are wow they look smaller then what the pictures made me think and the gold pouch is thinner then I thought it would be also. The cloth earpads are a bit itchy but I imagine I will get used to that. Other then the itchy earpads, wow these are comfortable, that itchyness is the only thing causing me to even realize they are on my head at all. The build doesn't bother me, it feels sturdy enough. The whole soundstage thing is what confuses me though. I am just listening to some flac music files on Jriver and I don't really notice an out of my head experience much. I guess I expected too much in terms of what a large soundstage would be. They do sound really nice though and the bass does not disappoint. 

post #925 of 1885
Its really easy to hear in comparison to other headphones, like the HD598, or closed cans in general.
post #926 of 1885

Well I am starting to notice a bit wider sound but I think my ears just need to get used to it to really hear it well. I've never used an open back headphone or a closed back with a good soundstage before.

 

The biggest difference I notice compared to the ATH-M50 so far is the comfort which is actually quite funny. I never had a problem with the ATH-M50 other then it getting a little hot but now after using the Ma900 as soon as I put ATH-M50 back on it feels as if the earpads on them are squeezing my ears. I honestly never noticed it until after using the Ma900 lol.

post #927 of 1885

Hey, does this look like a legit seller?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Open-Air-Headphones-MDR-MA900-Japanese-Imports/dp/B007R99S14/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389403472&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+ma900

 

I am getting paranoid about fake headphones and the box for mine is slightly different then the one in HiFiguy's unboxing video but that could possibly be because I ordered them from Japan so there packaging is slightly different or later date could mean different box. The picture the seller posted is what my box looks like. The headphones themselves look real. I don't think my headphones are fake but if there is any way to confirm it that would be nice.

 

Here are some pics of mine:

 

http://i.imgur.com/5NhMx5F.png

http://i.imgur.com/tCQ2WyR.png

http://i.imgur.com/gASNdCK.png

post #928 of 1885
Contact the seller and ask them. The headphones look real.
post #929 of 1885

Soundstage is very dependent on the recording...

post #930 of 1885
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Originally Posted by Kdavis71 View Post
 

Well I am starting to notice a bit wider sound but I think my ears just need to get used to it to really hear it well. I've never used an open back headphone or a closed back with a good soundstage before.

 

Anytime you go up in fidelity, you don't really notice as much until you go back down. For example, the jump from SVHS to DVD was noticeable, but not that much better. Once you watch DVD for several months, if you go back to SVHS it looks absolutely horrible. Same happens with the jump from DVD to HD.

 

This will happen to you with audio. You might not notice it much now, but use the Sony's for a few weeks, and then listen to the same music on the M50's, and it will be much clearer the difference then you are getting now.


Edited by JeremyR - 1/11/14 at 7:19am
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