Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread
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So i purchased some brainwavz pads for my th900 and moticed i have less bass. It doesnt rattle my head as before with the stock pads. I threw the stock pads away as they were ripped from the previous owner

To get that nice bassnd sub bass I'm looking for i literally have to press the cups all the way to my ears. That being said what are the thinnest pads out there that can bring the cups as close to my ears as possible?
What amp /dac /source you using ?
 
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Dec 2, 2018 at 11:43 PM Post #16,369 of 18,529

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Using my lg v20

Thats why the lack of bass. Add a Mojo or any amp and bass, sub bass will rattle your brain.

Or if you're not in the mood to spend $500 to only make your protable rig even more cumbersome, try some Dekoni pads. I've personally found pad-rolling to have a much more apparent effect on sound. I'm guessing you're not missing the bass extension as that's driver related issue but are missing the "umpf" because the Brainwavz don't seal as well.

Personally I find the Dekoni hybrid pads to be the perfect compromise between comfort and retaining the OEM sound signature. If you want more bass try the fenestrated ones.
 
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Or if you're not in the mood to spend $500 to only make your protable rig even more cumbersome, try some Dekoni pads. I've personally found pad-rolling to have a much more apparent effect on sound. I'm guessing you're not missing the bass extension as that's driver related issue but are missing the "umpf" because the Brainwavz don't seal as well.

Personally I find the Dekoni hybrid pads to be the perfect compromise between comfort and retaining the OEM sound signature. If you want more bass try the fenestrated ones.
So buying pads going to give the bass from a phone ? You saying taking an amp the size of a phone is too difficult ?
 
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So buying pads going to give the bass from a phone ? You saying taking an amp the size of a phone is too difficult ?

Hmm I guess "tongue-in-cheek" doesn't come across well online, no intentions to offend there. But to answer your questions: yup. And yup.

A) OP mentioned he switched pads and found there to be less (than desireable) bass. I assume that means he was happy with TH900 + LG V20 + OEM pads to begin with. So the only changed factor is the pads. Also, I believe pad rolling to have a much bigger affect on sound than people give it credit for.

B) x + y > x; when y > 0. So yes, adding a Chord Mojo to a phone will make it more cumbersome than just having a phone.
 
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Hmm I guess "tongue-in-cheek" doesn't come across well online, no intentions to offend there. But to answer your questions: yup. And yup.

A) OP mentioned he switched pads and found there to be less (than desireable) bass. I assume that means he was happy with TH900 + LG V20 + OEM pads to begin with. So the only changed factor is the pads. Also, I believe pad rolling to have a much bigger affect on sound than people give it credit for.

B) x + y > x; when y > 0. So yes, adding a Chord Mojo to a phone will make it more cumbersome than just having a phone.
Well if he liked the previous pads then why not just buy that same pad? Mojo yeah obvious it adds some mass but is he like 90 yrs old ? If all he can carry from one room to another room is a phone and th900 then why not just fet a iem.
 
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Well if he liked the previous pads then why not just buy that same pad? Mojo yeah obvious it adds some mass but is he like 90 yrs old ? If all he can carry from one room to another room is a phone and th900 then why not just fet a iem.

OP made an earpad inquiry. You suggested a DAC/AMP combo. I didn't see the necessity in it and offered an alternative. That is all.

In terms of OEM pads vs Dekoni, I think I was trying to imply that the Dekonis are a little more comfortable. At least for me. Especially the felt hybrids versus pleather/leather which can be hot/cold.
 
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OP made an earpad inquiry. You suggested a DAC/AMP combo. I didn't
I suggested an amp beause from my experience thats the road to follow. I had various Dekoni pads and I prefer the stock pads for getting bass, but pads is not nirvana.
 
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Just bought another th900 and it came with these pads. Pretty good bass and very nice vocals.

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This set up is giving me the widest detailed, yet keeping it very musical.
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Hmm I guess "tongue-in-cheek" doesn't come across well online, no intentions to offend there. But to answer your questions: yup. And yup.

A) OP mentioned he switched pads and found there to be less (than desireable) bass. I assume that means he was happy with TH900 + LG V20 + OEM pads to begin with. So the only changed factor is the pads. Also, I believe pad rolling to have a much bigger affect on sound than people give it credit for.

B) x + y > x; when y > 0. So yes, adding a Chord Mojo to a phone will make it more cumbersome than just having a phone.
agreed
 
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Would you care to share some quick impressions of the N8? Espeically with regards to the TH900s?

Always been a fan of Cayin (owned and loved the N5ii) and have been *very* curious about the N8.
TH900 really pairs well with the N8. I have been demoing daps foe a month, tried all the top of the line daps. My main focus was how it sounded and well the N8 stood out. Been actually using the N8 with a th900 for about two months on the go. Not easy to do cause the N8 is heavy and the th900 is a work of art, but the sound Im getting makes it worth it. The N8 has a very wide and deep sound stage. The N8 is detailed while not sounding cold. The N8 gives a big seperation between the instruments and I can sense one musician being way far left while the guitarist towards left center. The N8s Tube amp gives a detailed analog sound, rich, smooth at the same time. Its Solid State amp was the amp I was comparing the N8 to the : Lotoo , A&K, Hiby, Questyle, Hifiman, Sony.
 

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