1. ZSamuels28

    Looking for closed headphones

    Hi All, I currently have the Grado RS1i's but I am looking for a closed headphone that is equivalent because I want to use my headphones at work and do not want everyone around me to hear what I am listening to. Please give me your recommendations. I will be looking to trade my Grado's...
  2. Sweetmeat

    Dampening Modifications to Fostex TH600 Headphones

    I just finished performing the Lawton acoustic chamber dampening modifications on my TH600 and it's the best 50 dollars I ever spent. Like lots of guys, I upgraded from D2000 headphones to TH600 because of the D2000 missing midrange. However, the TH600s seemed to replace the authoritative...
  3. takato14

    Help me choose my next headphone!

    Mainly looking for simple suggestions for my home rig. Final cost being $800 or less.   Currently in consideration are the following:   --KOSS ESP/950 --Fostex TH600 --HiFiMAN HE-500 --Sennheiser HD600   I also have the opportunity to get a Sansui SS-100 if someone will vouch...
  4. floresjc

    Looking for the next High end purchase

    I have two headphones, some Magnum V4's from Martin Custom Audio (Amboyna burl cups) and a pair of Sennheiser HD598's. Love them both, although I think the high end is better on the Magnums, but I listen to the 598's more because they are super comfy and fun.   The 598's are my first...
  5. AristoNYC

    Best deals on (Amazon Japan)

    I've been reading a lot about how buying electronics from Japanese distributors is a cheaper option (mainly & using Tenso to ship   Anyone know of good Japanese products that can be had for a great price on Amazon care to link? (I don't buy mainly on price but I think it is nice...
  6. bscheffel

    Based on my history which headphone is best for me or should i stick with CIEM?

    Really need some advice on which full size headphone I should get given my history and requirements.     Requirements:   -First of all the headphones I select must be closed headphones with good enough isolation/sound leak profile to be used on planes at moderate/high volume.  I travel...
  7. GrandMasterK

    Whats a good step up from the D5000s?

    I absolutely adore the D5000s but i'm interested in finding out how much better it gets for the kind of music I like. I listen mostly to EDM and bass heavy hip-hop. All digital files but mostly lossless formats. I run my headphones through an mbox pro 3 interface. I'd be willing to spend up to a...
  8. daanh

    iem recommendation

    Hi, I have a RSA Intruder balanced amp, which I use with a Fostex TH600. It sounds amazing, but I'd like to have IEM's also. What would be a good complimentation to the TH600? I want impactful bass, warm mids and silky highs. Some options: Hifiman re 400 Dunu dn1000 1964 quad Vsonic gr07...
  9. dmort

    Gonna spend some money - I don't need advice, just fellow audiophiles to discuss options with up to $500 budget

    Howdy all - like I said in the title, I need to chat with people as opposed to just reading threads....   I have a decent flac collection, foobar, etc. I use a Gilmore lite + psu and an emotiva xda1. My current phones are AKG k601, AT ESW9, JVC HA s500, and a pair of px100s. (I also have the...
  10. daanh

    IEM with balanced connector? (compared to TH600)

    Hi, I have a RSA Intruder balanced amp, which I use with a Fostex TH600. It sounds amazing, but I'd like to have IEM's for when it's warm.   As a complimentation to the TH600, I'm thinking about the Hifiman RE400. Do you think that's a good choice?   It it possible to solder the IEM cable so...
  11. RaeCarruth

    Ultrasone Edition 8 alternatives

    So yesterday I got to spend some time listening to the Ultrasone Edition 8 and really enjoyed the sound.   Are there a pair of headphones with a similar sound, preferably for a lower price?   They don't need to be hand-made (or advertised as hand made).   Thanks.   On another note I was...
  12. Sargatanas

    22 headphones later...

    still havent found the perfect can for metal. still blows my mind that people recommend grado's for metal. bass is to weak and the hi's will make your brains leak out of your nostrils. seriously... what cans under $1000 are great for metal? like... strong kick drum with authority. a fun...
  13. NotaLefty

    Hifiman HE400i vs Fostex TH600

    Could anyone who has owned/heard both give me a cohesive comparison between the two? I currently own the 400i but want to possibly switch to the TH600.
  14. Udit

    Amp for Fostex TH600

    I would like to buy a Full Size Headphone Amp for my Fostex TH600 within $200-400 which will eliminate or reduce the headphones brightness and harshness also increase the midrange without compromising Bass.   My DAC is a Creative Sound Blaster ZxR (Burr Brown PCM1794) and my amp is a FiiO E9.
  15. AdrianDS

    Fostex-TH600 Looking for new amp

    I need a new amp! I was looking at the schiit lyr 2, but am a bit worried about the output on it. My budget is $600 CAD (CAD is important). Right now my DAC is an Audiolab Q-Dac and my headphones are the Fostex TH-600s.   Cheers  
  16. Nap-Chiang

    Best Closed Back Over Ear Headphone?

    What's you guys opinions about the Best Closed Back Over Ear Headphone?  Please exclude headphones like $5000 Ultrasone, that's just too expensive for average consumers. 
  17. AdrianDS

    Fostex TH-600/900 replacement pads?

    Anyone know of any pads that will fit the Fostex th-600 cup? I couldn't seem to find any replacement fostex pads. Thx  
  18. CrazyNikel

    A long time(2010) Denon D5000 owner needs advice/direction on new cans.

    Hey guys, I just want to say firstly that my entire audio build is based off this site and your guys recommendations. I am NOT an expert at audio equipment, but would like to start experiencing and learning more. In 2010 I bought my Denon D5000s after posting a thread asking about direction. I...
  19. grizzlybeast

    ZMF x Vibro & ZMF Blackwood Discussion Thread.

        ZMF x VIBRO & ZMF BLACKWOOD       (Vibro)   (Blackwood)     I have thoroughly enjoyed the ZMF x Vibro headphone and felt it needed its own thread so I started this one. While no headphone is perfect this specific set is a very well rounded headphone and has become a favorite closed...
  20. seeteeyou

    Sony's new flagship 2014 - MDR-Z7

        Sony just put this rather "mysterious" picture on their official site in China   Something alone the line of "1,500 days of anticipation" and then "Sony's BRAND NEW milestone about to be revealed" on the second line.    ...
  21. musikaladin

    Toys for Boys

    ...returning home after a long and hard working day you quickly rush to the shrine and ...there it is... your favourite toy...errrr... or second favourite, or whatever...   Anyway... your set-up is more than just about listening music? It is passion for design, fine mechanics, precision...
  22. Jonone

    Hello, denon d600 - fostex th600

    Hi, this is the first post so thanks for welcoming me! Im new to headphones and i have recently tried hd25s,over ear momentums and have the denon d600 and I'm looking for some advice, they all have failings in someway or another but the denons are the best of the bunch for me, I like a bass...
  23. sonorsnoopy

    Warm & fast: AKG K712 Pro or Shure SRH 1540 ???

    I am looking for a better, bassier, a bit more U shaped, faster but still full-bodied and warm HD600. (I have always preferred the HD600(natural, full-bodied, PRAT, jazz club soundstage) to the HD800 (analytical, a bit plasticy, unreal soundstage, hot)). I will buy a chord hugo and I do a lot of...
  24. shiorisekine

    Minute EL34 SE Headphone Amplifier from SAC Paired with the TH600/Mad Dogs Pro.

    I am interested in the amp, heard it a while back and was wondering if anyone has heard it with the above headphones. Thanks Andre
  25. levinhatz

    The ultimate closed-back headphone?

    Hi all   Didn't see a thread directly about this, so I fig'd I'd start a new one.   What do you consider to be the ultimate closed-back headphone (assuming price not an object)? Is it the Mr. Speakers Alpha Dog? The Fostex TH900? Something from Ultrasone? Something else?    Looking forward...