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imapolarbear
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Apr 6, 2016
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Hi! Can anyone compare these to Shure 1540, which is the phones I've been using for the last couple of years? I use headphones mainly for metal music (death, black, grind etc.) in the living room (wife does not like "this horrible noise") through a Coffman Labs G1A. @Ruumis mentioned that TH-X00 is not so good for metal music. Anyone share the same view/hearing, and care to elaborate? If these really are better than the Shures and works with metal music I will give them a go, if not I will probably save a bit longer and go for MrSpeakers' Ether C. Thanks!
EDIT: Are these based on TH-600 or TH900? I listened to both when I bought the 1540s. The TH-600 I didn't like, they were way too bloated in the bass and not clear enough on the top, but I found the TH-900s to be way better than the 1540s (but I couldn't afford them at the time, the cost in Norway was approx $2000). So if I read this right, the TX-X00 are a version of the TH-900s, but with firmer bass and a bit more sparkle on the top?
Apr 6, 2016
bartlett
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Apr 6, 2016
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X00s are 900s with more forward mids, rolled off treble, and less pronounced subbass. There are also some quality differences in sound reproduction but nothing that would warrant a 900 purchase for most people.
Apr 6, 2016
TheRealVlad
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Apr 7, 2016
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Ether C is amazing. Best closed back. Then denon d7000 used. Then th00 mahagony.
Apr 7, 2016
zbells
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Apr 7, 2016
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X00s are 900s? I'm pretty sure they're exactly the same as the TH-600 with ringpad, earpad, and cup mods... which is fine by me, but definitely not the TH-900
Apr 7, 2016
bartlett
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Apr 7, 2016
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Nobody said they're 900s. The other member was asking how they compared to 900s, which I answered. This has nothing to do with its similarity to the 600s because that wasn't the question.
Apr 7, 2016
zbells
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Apr 7, 2016
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Fair enough, I guess I'm just a little frustrated that there aren't more measurements and reviews comparing not only the purpleheart to mahogany, but also the TH-X00 series to the TH-600 and TH-900 (side by side). Pad mod comparisons would be AMAZING too. I can't afford a new set of headphones, but if I could swap out pads for a new sound signature, that would be pretty tight.
Apr 7, 2016
marts_sum
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Apr 7, 2016
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I have seen someone put th-900 pads on their th-x00 and said it does change the signature to similar. 900 is still brighter with more recessed mids though... some people prefer the th-x00 sig.
Apr 7, 2016
SenorPlatano
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Apr 7, 2016
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People have said it's subjectively better than the TH-900. I think I'll have that opinion.
Apr 7, 2016
zbells
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Apr 7, 2016
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Haha yeah me too, especially when I pay $450 for them. My opinions are definitely for sale and I find that my brain often coordinates with my wallet. (Ex. Brain says, "of course that $1,500 DAC sounds infinitely better than your modi 2, your wallet already confirmed it, no need to be analytical.")
Apr 7, 2016
SenorPlatano
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Apr 7, 2016
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People said it's less fatiguing, and that's important because I might use these for up to 8 hours on the weekends.
Apr 7, 2016
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