- Sep 20, 2015
To the Fostex vs Denon driver dispute. The D7200 driver is different from both the TH600 and TH900 drivers in the magnetic circuit, driver membrane (free-edge nano-fiber), and voice coil (CCAW, copper coated aluminium wire).
It is more linear than the Fostex drivers and goes as deep as them. Also, dynamics are similar with the TH900 (just listen/measure with the same pads on both). The enclosures and driver loading are also different, Denon had done a better job in making a more linear headphone, but in stock form the TH600, TX00 and TH900 sound louder with more excitement - and more bass boost and more edge in the treble, too. When you change pads on the D7200, they become much louder with bigger stage and more bass dynamics and perceived extension. I recommend trying the TH900 pads on the D7200. However, it takes time to start appreciating what the D7200 does well (even in stock form, I mean).
OK i tried the th-900 pads and i see what you are aiming for ,, sound stage is bigger but details and imaging is defused and less clear ,
separation is better but less contrast , bass is taking its space but not coherent with the rest freq.
not sure if i look for these compromises , it is better getting th900 to start with, and then mode it , because it have better / more powerful cups/driver
what Denon did is very nice , its like a premium quality th-x00 , with improved sound signature ( more balanced th900 sound as a whole )
and for the mean time i still prefer the stock pads which i think is the right degine for its driver , and just using the Sony Kimber Kable is giving me the best experience and if i need more , i will just use my th-900