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I have denon ah-d600 headphones that came with two cables. A portable with a mic and an " audiophile" one. They do sound different from one another.
post #2327 of 2335
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

I have denon ah-d600 headphones that came with two cables. A portable with a mic and an " audiophile" one. They do sound different from one another.

Ahh...cables. Probably the most confusing part of headphone equipment. Ever.

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@uplate are you saying the th900 is more dry than lush or the z7

just talking about the th900's sound signature doc. haven't heard the new sony can yet.
Edited by up late - Today at 8:17 pm
post #2329 of 2335
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post
 

It's drier. part of it is the slight lower mid suckout of the TH900. really helps clarity aspect and prevent its monster bass from intruding into the rest of the band. but at slight cost - being on the dry side. Probably explains why I prefer the TH900 on lusher tube amps like the Stratus.

So which one do you prefer? The TH900 or the Z7?

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I don't know the technicalities of cables but maybe in this case it's as simple as a higher resistance than the other one. . Basically the same problem the Fidelio x1 has
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Ahh...cables. Probably the most confusing part of headphone equipment. Ever.

 

Made worse because sony didn't include a shorter cable with the z7 and chose to market an expensive third-party one instead.


Edited by gr8soundz - Today at 8:48 pm
post #2332 of 2335

I really wish I could hear these headphones soon. This thread has absolutely blown up.

 

So far every thread that is introducing a new closed back flagship headphone design is getting a lot of views. I think closed back headphones are proving to be "audiophile" headphones when in the past they weren't mentioned as much as costly open back models.

 

EDIT: I can vouch for cute though. These fancy shmancy cables really do "open" up closed back headphones. Not sure if it's the OCC copper or silver, but I'd imagine there is better cross talk and capacitance with an unimpeded signal going through. So let the cable modders rejoice, and the naysayers naysay. I am beyond a doubt that cables make a difference, it is just how much of a difference they make is what people argue over the most.


Edited by wahsmoh - Today at 9:31 pm
post #2333 of 2335
Well when your new closed headphone sounds more open than some open headphones, it's bound to attract attention.
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Well when your new closed headphone sounds more open than some open headphones, it's bound to attract attention.

 

I know that sound.. It's like hearing music as it should sound in a room. It's the ability for headphones to convey the sense that the voices in the song are of real people and they are travelling within the confines of where it was recorded. I especially like vocals recorded in a "chamber" like setting. Hearing that vocal echo decay into blackness is something that I find hard to replicate with most open headphones (compared to some of the TOTL closed cans)

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Plugs! Cables! Sound! Mods! A unique car comparison analogy. Me ranting incessantly (because I wanted to get this done before going to Tokyo). And one lame joke as usual.

 

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