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post #916 of 1272
Hot damn, just listened to my J-Rock and K-Pop go tos on these things. After not listening to them for a while (1 whole...day!), I'm re-impressed.

Songs:
FLOW: Won't You Stay- I just love the MA900 for FLOW which is a J-Rock band. Warm vocals are essential!

UVERworld: The OVER : Great recording, similar to Flow, but with more vocalizing.

PSY: It's Art: I swear this song made me get up and start dancing and cry (ok not really) at the same time. The beauty of this song is magnified.

One OK Rock: The Beginning, and All Mine: Wow... Just wow.
post #917 of 1272

Just played around with dolby headphone with different games and I stand corrected.It works!! The thing is Last of US is just a different beast and I was basing my conclusion largely on that games sound. I loaded up a bot game in cod, free for all, and blocked out the minimap(didnt look at it) and started locating gunshot sounds and killing the bots using the sound alone. Here is my observation:

 

On stereo: I can still locate enemies, but only when they are left or right. To be more precise if they are either front left back left, or front right back right. The MA900 soundfield is just unreal naturally.In cod, with stereo the front and back audio cues are confusing.I cant tell if the source is in front or back,unless if I listen carefully as the back cues hv noticeably muffled and have less treble.

 

On DH: I can pretty much pinpoint any sound. it took some getting used to, I had to sort of focus and forget that I was wearing heapdhones and let the soundstage sort of sink in and envelop me.Then it worked wonders. I was just laying the smackdown on them bots :p from left right and center. With dolby headphone you dont have to focus as much and it lets your sort of use your hearing naturally.

 

I love my ma900s.. :D  Still regret buyin those darn axpros few years back.

post #918 of 1272

Try this with your MA900's :)

 

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

post #919 of 1272
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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 #920 of 1272

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 #921 of 1272
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 #922 of 1272

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

post #923 of 1272
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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 #924 of 1272

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 #925 of 1272

Hi all!

Are they good with DX50?

Regards,

post #926 of 1272

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 #927 of 1272
Its really easy to hear in comparison to other headphones, like the HD598, or closed cans in general.
post #928 of 1272

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 #929 of 1272

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 #930 of 1272
Contact the seller and ask them. The headphones look real.
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