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post #211 of 229
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

 

LOL @ ur sig. U crazy, crazy girl!!! So you're not buying anything for the next 10 years right? LOL go get some speakers next (but I'm guessing there's probably a Stax before that). I am going to get a TH-900 later for closed and probably save up for some Focal Electras.

 

lol yeah ive been having fun with my sig. 

 

i'm pretty much done after GSX + some tube amp.

 

if i don't like GSX, i'm considering getting stax + TH-900 or T1 or something, or i might just keep what i have for now...

 

 

i need to start saving money for more important things as well as a new car

post #212 of 229
Takes me about 10 days after making a purchase to decide that what I have isn't enough, then I'll put it up for sale on here and search for something else. I could take out my own classified page.
post #213 of 229
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lol yeah ive been having fun with my sig. 

 

i'm pretty much done after GSX + some tube amp.

 

if i don't like GSX, i'm considering getting stax + TH-900 or T1 or something, or i might just keep what i have for now...

 

 

i need to start saving money for more important things as well as a new car

 

After you have gotten all these items at your place together, for let's say 2 weeks, I fully expect to receive an in-depth review :D 

 

"Important" - You mean a Stax or Orpheus?

 

LOL maybe you should get an amp fitted in your new car. You could even get a DSD enabled 24/192 1TB GPS DAC. I know some people actually have some CDJs in their trunks, so it wouldn't be too far fetched...especially for you.:bigsmile_face:

post #214 of 229
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

I have both and love both, but I agree, the LCD-3s are the better headphones sonically. But the TH-900s fill a need for a great closed headphone. And that role they fulfill very well.

 

Until the closed-back Audeze cans are announced/released (which is supposed to be any time now)

 

:basshead: 

post #215 of 229

I wouldn't mind hearing both of these headphones!

post #216 of 229

The LCD3 focuses more on atmospherics, ambiance, and background/ hall-effect / environmental sounds than the TH900s, and are thus more speaker-like to me.

The TH900 is more about highlighting the musical objects and is more exciting, and more of a classic right-between-your-ears headphone experience (but done very well).

post #217 of 229

"The TH900s may have a little more obvious bass than strictly neutral or natural, but, especially with a good amp that grips the lower frequencies well, simply has transparent slam that adds what sounds like an appropriate foundation the to music".

 

I found this exactly. Its not neutral but has an insane amount of detail if you listen for it. It paired well with a naim V-DAC, and am saving up for this or a Chord Hugo battery powered DAC/Head amp.

 

It is so unlike the D-7000 to my ears, actually shocking. It improves in every single way. The D-7000 is wallowy sometimes, and the lower treble can be siblant on the D-7000. The TH-900 is a fast headphone. EDM and metal have a mindbreaking amount of PRAT.

post #218 of 229

I did a very critical listening test A - B ing the Audeze LCD-3 vs the Fostex TH-900.  Very high end capture material, tube based amps, best DACs.   I chose the TH-900s.

It is a very very personal evaluation essentially.  Both are incredible and outstandiing. I like like the Audeze LCD-3 but I want a can with good sound isolation. 

Part of my evaluation and choice was based on the closed headphone design.  So I wonder has any one done a critical listening test between the Denon TH 900 and Audeze's new XC (closed) design version.

The Denon TH 900s have recently gone down in price I see.  It makes them a better deal if economics is an issue - rarely at this level - seriously.  

So what's better the Denon or the Audeze in closed can design they each offer today?

post #219 of 229
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Originally Posted by dmalley View Post
 

I did a very critical listening test A - B ing the Audeze LCD-3 vs the Fostex TH-900.  Very high end capture material, tube based amps, best DACs.   I chose the TH-900s.

It is a very very personal evaluation essentially.  Both are incredible and outstandiing. I like like the Audeze LCD-3 but I want a can with good sound isolation. 

Part of my evaluation and choice was based on the closed headphone design.  So I wonder has any one done a critical listening test between the Denon TH 900 and Audeze's new XC (closed) design version.

The Denon TH 900s have recently gone down in price I see.  It makes them a better deal if economics is an issue - rarely at this level - seriously.  

So what's better the Denon or the Audeze in closed can design they each offer today?

 

The TH900s are made by Fostex, not Denon. And yes, Fostex used to make the D7000s for Denon. The Denon D7100s are horrible headphones all around. That said, I'd take the LCD-3/X/XC over the TH-900s (though I still very much enjoy my TH-900s). :smile:

post #220 of 229

Ooops thanks for the correction.  Fostex does indeed make the TH900s.  I don't know what made me think of Denon and interject that into the post.

Thanks for noting your preference the Audeze XC.  I didn't get to the Rocky Mountain Conference this year.  I would have like to audition the two units there.  Maybe next year.

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Edited by Canadian411 - 1/31/14 at 5:25am
post #222 of 229

So you guys think the TH900 can separate acoustic instrument timbre and tone at middle C bettert than the LCD3?

 

Looking at the 300 hz waves (thanks to MH for posting the measurements) it doesn't look like it, my D7000s have the same problem.  I can't stress how important a headphone needs to be able to accurately separate and spread out timbres at around middle C to sound true to life.  Musicians are taught the importance of middle C at the very beginning - and it is...chords often revolve around some very basic notes. 

 

FYI middles C is 250hz.

 

Can someone who owns both headphones (even an LCD-X) have a listen to this:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh2diUQ8qeE

 

And tell me which one more accurately separate the rich and vibrant overtones of a piano chord.


Edited by SP Wild - 2/3/14 at 4:24am
post #223 of 229

if there is something better than the lcd3 in that regard, let me know asap, on the lcd3 i can totally tell what brand are the strings on the instruments !!!


Edited by roskodan - 2/3/14 at 4:29am
post #224 of 229

The HD800 couldn't capture and separate middle C chords better than my LCD2, so we can rule that one out.

post #225 of 229
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

if there is something better than the lcd3 in that regard, let me know asap, on the lcd3 i can totally tell what brand are the strings on the instruments !!!

But the TH-900 would be awesome out of your Conductor ;-)
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