audio-technica ath-a900 x sony mdr sa1000
Mar 7, 2006 at 10:07 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 14

mito

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Which one is better for gaming and general music?

I'd be using a Creative X-Fi Extreme soundcard.

The Sony model is $240 while the audio-technica is $190...


The Sony SA1000 is an open model, right?
 
Mar 7, 2006 at 11:09 PM Post #2 of 14

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A900 all the way, no contest, especially if you're not going to be using an amp. The SA1000 sounds thin and sharp, with a fairly wide but flat soundstage. If you're going to be using them for gaming, the positioning and seperation of the A900 will serve you a lot better. Also, the A900 sounds much richer and more 'musical' but suffers from a slightly recessed midrange.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 1:09 AM Post #4 of 14

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Originally Posted by spaceconvoy
A900 all the way, no contest, especially if you're not going to be using an amp. The SA1000 sounds thin and sharp, with a fairly wide but flat soundstage. If you're going to be using them for gaming, the positioning and seperation of the A900 will serve you a lot better. Also, the A900 sounds much richer and more 'musical' but suffers from a slightly recessed midrange.


never heard of the A900 but I can second the opinion on the SA1k, 1 more point to note is that vocals can sound awfulyl soft compared to the upper highs, vocals are not particularly detail as well.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 1:17 AM Post #6 of 14

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Where are you located, mito? The Sony SA1000 model can be purchased online for $99.00 in the US. The SA3000 model is closer to $200.


I am in Richmond Hill, Canada.

Sony sells the sa100 for c$ 300 no tax. It's a no go I think.

I'll go for the audio-technica a900.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 1:19 AM Post #7 of 14

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I highly recommend ATH-A900.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 1:32 AM Post #9 of 14

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is there local dealer for ATH-A900?
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 2:10 AM Post #12 of 14

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Originally Posted by mito
so far only audiocubes.


i've tried google.ca to no avail.



They ship very fast
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Price for ATH-A900 there is fair enough.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 4:14 AM Post #14 of 14

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Audiocubes sent my A900s fast. Never dealt with Bluetin or Pricejapan but have read good reports on those two sites.
 

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