Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread
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Sep 22, 2020 at 10:16 PM Post #16,983 of 18,113

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on what the best pad swap is for the TH series?

I am currently using the Yaxi pads leather version with decent results. I also tried the Alcantara version however I didn't like it as it dulled/muted the sound far too much.

I have tried the 610 pads as well, which are good as well, but not perfect.

The pad swaps/ aftermarket pads I'm aware of are:

  • Dekoni
  • 610
  • X00
  • Lawton
  • SR-007
  • Yaxi
  • Ether
  • Geekria
  • Keep it stock and EQ?

Which one do you guys think is the best?
Here is my comparison between different pads, when comparing to TH900MK2 with the original TH610 pads:
Dekoni hybrid - bass is not as perfect, doesn't hit as hard and as deep.
Dekoni Fenestrated - better than hybrid, but still not as good as 610
Dekoni TH900 Sheepskin - very similar to the 610 pads, better than 900 originals. bass rumble in "Falling" by HAIM is slightly worse than 610 (it's hole is smaller than TH900 pads). Other than the bass, possibly sounds better.
Aliexpress sheepskin TH610 pads - bass is tighter, less decay, slightly less clarity in the mids
HD9999 thick pads - bass is as great as 610, sounds a bit darker and less clarity in the mids
900 original pads - bass rumble in "Falling" isn't good at all, doesn't sound as coherent as 610 pads overall, slightly airier presentation with more recessed mids

I ended up using the original TH610 pads
 
Sep 23, 2020 at 5:39 AM Post #16,985 of 18,113

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Sep 23, 2020 at 8:03 AM Post #16,987 of 18,113

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Go to Lawton and there are vids for level replacement
 
Sep 25, 2020 at 4:03 AM Post #16,990 of 18,113

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Thank you
they have no leather earpad
and the original pad does not have a long lifetime :frowning2:
Price for the original is 44,80 + 15,00 (!!!) for parcel - 15 for parcel is quite a lot
 
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Sep 28, 2020 at 3:58 AM Post #16,993 of 18,113

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fu**ing THOMANN is really sending 1 piece and not one pair
who is buying 1 piece of shoe?

you always need a set - one for left and one for right
i am really pissed of about THOMANN
 
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I've had my TH900 Mk II's for about 3 months now, and I absolutely love them, especially for the incredible bass and soundstage. It's been perfect for gaming and listening to rock music. Treble doesn't really bother me since I was able to EQ the high frequencies to tame it.

Now that it's been a few years of everyone discussing it: What's the verdict on the Lawton mods? Are they a good overall improvement? I currently love the stock configuration of the TH900 with the boomy bass and soundstage. Is there a Lawton configuration that would simply improve upon those two things? Ideally I'd like to keep the soundstage as big as it is now, and keep the bass boomy, but perhaps improve on the punchiness and clarity?
 
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I've had my TH900 Mk II's for about 3 months now, and I absolutely love them, especially for the incredible bass and soundstage. It's been perfect for gaming and listening to rock music. Treble doesn't really bother me since I was able to EQ the high frequencies to tame it.

Now that it's been a few years of everyone discussing it: What's the verdict on the Lawton mods? Are they a good overall improvement? I currently love the stock configuration of the TH900 with the boomy bass and soundstage. Is there a Lawton configuration that would simply improve upon those two things? Ideally I'd like to keep the soundstage as big as it is now, and keep the bass boomy, but perhaps improve on the punchiness and clarity?
if you like boomy bass, recessed mids, find the sound stage big enough, have no fatigue with the highs. If you love the red color I’d say don’t bother.
‘personally I love the mod but I had some issues with th900, nothing bad, just curious. Found a fantastic wood for my cups as well.
 

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