Originally Posted by davisman
You have a really nice setup. How do you like the Fostex/WA7?I am really curious about the fostex th900s.
Pretty awesome combo. Really suits the genres that I listen to: Rap/Hip-Hop, EDM, J-Pop and Anime OST's.
The TH-900's have a pretty wide soundstage for being a closed headphone. It can compete with most of the popular open back headphones out there. The instrument separation is top notch as well. As you probably have already heard from others, the TH-900's are fantastic when it comes to the bass. There is plenty of it but no so much that affects the mid range and the highs
Since this is a gaming thread, I should also mention that I have found them to be great for gaming. Since the imaging on them is really good, picking out positional cues while gaming isn't a problem. Even though some say the TH-900 has an emphasis on the bass, I still find them to be great even for competitive gaming. Competitive gamers usually go for a more neutral sounding headphone. I think the TH-900 gives you the total package... nice bass response for some immersive single player gaming, and they still hold their own for competitive gaming because of the good imaging and wide soundstage.
After having the setup for a couple months now, I can safely say that this is probably my end game setup. I love being able to enjoy a nice listening session on the computer, and also do some gaming on the Xbox, all on the same pair of headphones. I'm not the kind of person who wants several different headphones laying around and using each one for a single purpose. The TH-900's are super comfortable as well, so I can wear them all day if I wanted to. The only thing I might change in the future is buying a high-end external DAC and pairing that with the WA7.