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post #46 of 62
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Judging from the graph the treble is much tighter on the TH600s.

 

I dunno, that's the thing. It has a dip around 3KHz, but then when the m100s dip at 5-6KHz the TH600s have a big spike, then vice versa at 9KHz, then they switch again. It's weird. 

post #47 of 62
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I dunno, that's the thing. It has a dip around 3KHz, but then when the m100s dip at 5-6KHz the TH600s have a big spike, then vice versa at 9KHz, then they switch again. It's weird. 

Well as you can see the treble doesn't fluctuate as much as the M100s (i'm comparing the peaks and pits).

post #48 of 62
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Well as you can see the treble doesn't fluctuate as much as the M100s (i'm comparing the peaks and pits).

 

Oh I definitely agree it's tighter and more even overall (and even MORE true for the TH900...). I'm just kinda perplexed why they're turned in direct opposition to one another at the high end, y'know? Someone's gotta be doing it wrong.

post #49 of 62
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Oh I definitely agree it's tighter and more even overall (and even MORE true for the TH900...). I'm just kinda perplexed why they're turned in direct opposition to one another at the high end, y'know? Someone's gotta be doing it wrong.

Yea it's definitely strange.  I have to say every since your feedback of the D7100, I keep thinking about them.  You have peaked my interest and now I feel I need to listen to them before I get the TH900.  I still really enjoy my D600s and enjoy them over the M100 (Now I have peaked your interest, so we're even :P).  The D7100's frequency graph definitely shyed me away from them but now I'm thinking they might be one of those headphones that measure mediocre but still sound great.  Oh I can't wait to visit Hi-Def Lifestyle's store!  :beerchug:

post #50 of 62
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Haha they're GREAT phones. I ended up buying a Verza and I think it did what I wanted it to (plus, hey, now I have a portable amp/DAC for later upgrades), but I'm really looking out for the Fostex. Tell me what you think of the Denons if you try them out. 

post #51 of 62
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Haha they're GREAT phones. I ended up buying a Verza and I think it did what I wanted it to (plus, hey, now I have a portable amp/DAC for later upgrades), but I'm really looking out for the Fostex. Tell me what you think of the Denons if you try them out. 

Will do man!

post #52 of 62
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I mostly want to know TH600 vs D7100. That's gonna have a big effect on what my next cans are, LOL. Although I think I'm gonna get a pair of HD650's for my one open pair.

post #53 of 62
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I mostly want to know TH600 vs D7100. That's gonna have a big effect on what my next cans are, LOL. Although I think I'm gonna get a pair of HD650's for my one open pair.
Just an FYI but you can get the d7100 for much cheaper than a grand. Ebay has them brand new for around $800 personally I would still suggest the TH600. I need to see if Moon Audio (located near Raleigh, NC www.moon-audio.com) has a headphone showroom they sell the fostex th600 and th900. Also i believe BH Photo (bhphotovideo.com) and J & R audio (jr.com) in NYC both have headphone showrooms/demo areas. I do plan to make trips to these places at some point in the future so let me know if you wanna ride with or meet there.
post #54 of 62
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Just an FYI but you can get the d7100 for much cheaper than a grand. Ebay has them brand new for around $800 personally I would still suggest the TH600. I need to see if Moon Audio (located near Raleigh, NC www.moon-audio.com) has a headphone showroom they sell the fostex th600 and th900. Also i believe BH Photo (bhphotovideo.com) and J & R audio (jr.com) in NYC both have headphone showrooms/demo areas. I do plan to make trips to these places at some point in the future so let me know if you wanna ride with or meet there.

 

I'm up in Scranton so I'm pretty sure I'm as far out of the way as possible to bum a lift, LOL, but hell yeah I'd swing down to have a nice nerd-out session on the products. :beerchug:

post #55 of 62
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I'm up in Scranton so I'm pretty sure I'm as far out of the way as possible to bum a lift, LOL, but hell yeah I'd swing down to have a nice nerd-out session on the products. beerchug.gif
I assume you work at Dunder-Mifflin with Dwight Schrut?
post #56 of 62

Setting aside cost, did you enjoy any other pair enough that if you'd owned it coming in instead of M100, you'd have been satisfied with it enough not to want to (or bother to) switch?

 

That was an important experience for me: when I tried HD600, I thought, "You know, if I had bought this (HD600) back in 1999 instead of K501, I'd probably have been just as happy." It was satisfying to find something I like as much as my old familiar favorite.

post #57 of 62
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Of the ones I tried? Yes. The Sennheiser HD650s (I tried those yesterday), and the Denon D7100. I would be happy as a clam with either of those, and I know full well that the HD650s are quite different, but they sound really nice to my ears. TBH I have a sneaking suspicion if I'd have gotten the HD650s first I'd be even LESS inclined to look at other stuff. I feel like those might be my "done with headphones" pair. One open, one closed. Done.

post #58 of 62
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TBH I have a sneaking suspicion if I'd have gotten the HD650s first I'd be even LESS inclined to look at other stuff. I feel like those might be my "done with headphones" pair.

Lol you would then be buying tube amps to make them sound even better :D

post #59 of 62
Loved my Shure 1540 but they had a big problems for me. The comfort is amazing, hands down top 3 I've tried. The sound quite airy, nice bass and good detail. The issues I had where a grainy, dry mid range(I prefer a smoother, liquid mid range) The mids where too thin for me and they didn't sound very musical or engaging in the area. The bass was so deep and strong that it made up for some of the faults. On paper I'd hate this phone but it grown on me! It took a lot of adjusting but I needed loving it mostly for bass and comfort and build.

I recommend the D7100, they have have a very musical strong sound. Mids are similar to the D5000, warm, detailed, a bit less body then I like but very good bass. It's like the M100 on steroids but with more airy and spacious sound. The best way to describe the sound is authoritative, it just has this strong presence.

Only issue is the soundstage is so wide, but doesn't have much of a centre. It can sound like two speakers on each end of a room. It's unique, I'd say they are somewhere in between the D5000 and D7000.

I also like the W1000x what amazing mid range! Excellent lows too.
post #60 of 62
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post

Loved my Shure 1540 but they had a big problems for me. The comfort is amazing, hands down top 3 I've tried. The sound quite airy, nice bass and good detail. The issues I had where a grainy, dry mid range(I prefer a smoother, liquid mid range) The mids where too thin for me and they didn't sound very musical or engaging in the area. The bass was so deep and strong that it made up for some of the faults. On paper I'd hate this phone but it grown on me! It took a lot of adjusting but I needed loving it mostly for bass and comfort and build.

I recommend the D7100, they have have a very musical strong sound. Mids are similar to the D5000, warm, detailed, a bit less body then I like but very good bass. It's like the M100 on steroids but with more airy and spacious sound. The best way to describe the sound is authoritative, it just has this strong presence.

Only issue is the soundstage is so wide, but doesn't have much of a centre. It can sound like two speakers on each end of a room. It's unique, I'd say they are somewhere in between the D5000 and D7000.

I also like the W1000x what amazing mid range! Excellent lows too.

I don't see how you can downplay the 1540s and then up-play the D7100s in the same post...

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