sony-mdr-ma900-over-the-head-style-headphones
  1. big-ears

    Your top 5 please - circumaural. open sound. imaging. comfort. easy to drive. $300 tops. for jazz at home

    Hi Folks,   First ever post for me. Woohoo    I'm looking for some recommendations please. I don't have anywhere good local I can try on so it's a bit of a gamble. I've been using Sennheiser HD25 for decades with a Sony CD walkman and wanted something more open to use at home. I now have...
  2. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  3. gofered

    Noob Needs Help

    I recently purchased Audio-Technica M50s and love them. However, I am intrigued by the other postings on this forum regarding the various Beyerdynamics and the HD598. I am going to keep the M50s, but also want to buy another pair of cans.   I assume I could purchase the HD598 for a better...
  4. Blaalad12

    Dt990 pro or Sony MDR-MA900 or alternative?

    Hey guys. I've been looking for a pair of cans strictly for tv use / movies. Both the dt990s and Sony MDR-MA900 seem to get recommended alot and id love to give the Sony's a go. However, they are almost double the price of the dt990s so i reckon the dt990s are better value given that they are...
  5. YouJelly

    Looking for recommendations on headphones.

    I just recently bought the HD 598s and I was not happy with them at all, they're comfortable and look nice but I can't enjoy the sound especially for the 230 dollars I paid.   Are there any other recommendations you guys can give me for less that 250 USD? I use my headphones mainly for PC...
  6. jamieuk147

    What hardware should I be using?

    Hi! I own some MA900 + Denon D2000 I have a yamaha V673 receiver and a Astro Pro 2013 Mixamp + Fifo E7 headphone amp. What setup should I be using for xbox gaming and watching bluerays? Also there are alot of DSP modes on my receiver!. Is it best to set straight, all though 7 channel steero...
  7. jamieuk147

    Headphones question about Denon D2000 and Sony MA900

    Ok so I am new to headphones and I own the above headphones. Have loved my MA900 since owning them but just got my Denon D2000 today and listeing to Frank sinatra, I did it my way. I straight away the Denon make them my MA900 sound rubbish!!   I instantly notice I am hearing every single...
  8. jamieuk147

    Are my headphones faulty?

    I am no expert! but I have always loved my Sony MA900`s but lately they just sound really muddy! and not as clear. Is this a sign of them being faulty?   Edit: just listened to some nice chilled music and they sound fine, wondering if its the bass overpowering these headphones at high...
  9. chewynuts

    Looking for Headphones equally good for Gaming and Music

    Hi Guys,   I live in a college dorm and need some advice on which headphones to buy for late night gaming. Read the entire list of reviews here and still can't make up my mind; I have some very specific requirements for this pair of headphones. Let me share my background to give you an...
  10. PhoenixRisen

    Stepping up from "budget" headphones to something nicer..

    I stumbled upon this forum a year or so ago and thus began my initiation into the headphone world. I have mostly purchased headphones in the "budget" king killer type posts that were on the cheaper side. I own the Samson 850's, the monoprice cheapies, Panasonic htf600's, Brainwavz HM3. My...
  11. jamieuk147

    yamaha silent cinema sounds rubbish, how come?

    I have a Yamaha RXV673 and some Sony MA900's. I have always ran my headphones with my Astro mixamp for dolby gaming (xbox) and sounds mint!!. I heard about my reciever offering some type of surrround mode so I plugged them in, but they sounded rubbish! Abd lacked in detail compared to the...
  12. adrenc94

    Need recommendation

    Hi there, please help me out with some recommendation for my home set up.   Rig: Laptop > Foobar 2000(Will be playing mostly FLAC and 320kbps MP3) > Schiit Modi & Magni > Headphone Usage: Music & Gaming(FPS) Genre: Non audiophile collection of :P consisting of the following : Rock...
  13. ethomas

    advice on next buy

    hallo i'm new to the forum, hope this is the right place to ask this question.   I know this might not interest the average audiophiles, but I'm not a real audiophile. I'm just searching for correct and right advice.    I'm in my early 20's so it's more like a gadget with better then...
  14. jamieuk147

    After some gaming headphones

    Bought some Sony MA900 headphones after recommendations from members here and love them for gaming! Looking to buy another set for my PC gaming in the lounge,.so thought I would try another set. What to go for!? Half decent bass with amazing soundstage?
  15. Intrinsion

    Should I get higher end headphones with no amp, or lower end headphones with one?

    Hello, I'm looking for an entrance into the world of the audiophile and was wondering what would be best for me:   Budget of around £250 ($380). I will mainly be listening to music and playing games, but will occasionally watch films. Genres I like include Rock, Electronic, Classical...
  16. Poet

    Buying Second Pair of Headphones - Advice Sought

    Hello all! I tried posting in different areas and inside the sticky thread but received no advice. So I'm just posting a new thread. These will be the second pair of headphones I've ever bought, never been an audiophile really. First pair were a700's, which are 'alright'.    Most...
  17. Sierra419

    Q701 question / help

    I'm purchasing a Q701 strictly for PC gaming (please don't try to talk me out of these cans because my mind is made up). I have a few questions because I'm pretty new to all of this.   1. I know I need a good amp (open to suggestions < $150), but do I need a good sound card and a DAC? My...
  18. xTIRO

    Looking to upgrade

    I'm a novice audiophile and know a bit about headphones but not much. I currently own a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50s but I'm looking to upgrade to another pair of around ear headphones that sound better. I was thinking about the Sennheiser HD 558s but I don't really know what else is out...
  19. pearljam50000

    Best unamped open or closed headphones for 300$ or less

    Hi so i think my situation is a bit special,because i had the HD800 and K1000 in the past but had to sell them,needed the money for something else. anyways,i'm looking for a downgrade that won't be too painful I'm looking for a good set of neutral sounding headphones for 300$ or less.  ...
  20. jbi130

    Recommendation for lightweight, open headphones.

    I'm after some open headphones to I can keep some awareness of whats going on.  I work at home, and the inlaws due to bad health are staying with us for a while.  I need to keep them from hearing the music, yet need to hear some ambient noise to keep an "ear" on things..  I find that over the...
  21. 1chi

    Gaming Sound

    Forgive me please as im new here but would greatly appreciate any feedback that is constructive Id like some help if anyone is willing to provide some insight- anyways sort of working on a budget here but lets assume anything totalling less than $700 is fine for entire package. The use will...
  22. ev13wt

    Design / look of headphones and you

    Inpired by the "Do Grados Look Ugly? Or Do They Look Cool?" thread:   Does the design of headphones influence your buying decisions?       I am affected by the design. If they look ugly to me I have a hard time liking them. I do appreciate the sound for itself, but most probably...
  23. Rhinoe

    Sony MDR-MA900 Question (Problem)

    Hello,   I had recently ordered a pair of Sony MDR-MA900 from Tokyo, at a reduced cost (new), and I had received them on Saturday. First, I just want to say that these headphones are incredibly comfortable and they are my first open headphones. I never want to go back to a closed design and...
  24. sinefine

    Most comfortable headset for around 100-200 dollars? Mostly for PC gaming.

    Hi. I own a AudioTechnica ATH AD700 and I'm not happy with the headset. I'm not an audiophile and I don't even listen to music that often. I only use them for gaming. Although I'm not musically gifted, I can tell how amazing the headsets sound. The thing I'm not happy with is how uncomfortable...
  25. sinefine

    Comfort level comparison of the 3 most comfortable headphones

    I'm not an audiophile but I'm very sensitive to comfort level of something. If it even slightly bothers me, I notice it immediately. So here's my opinion on the top most comfortable and popular headphones. Personally I've tried on Audio-Technica AD700, Sennheiser HD598, Beyerdynamics DT990...
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