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hi guys i own fostex THX-oo mahogany should i get these? and is there a big difference?
Is there a big difference? Yes. Should you get them? Heck if I know, gonna have to be more specific there... Are you unhappy with the T-HXX? In what ways?
Speaking as someone who has both I'd say yes, for sure. The fostex are more detailed and exciting but fatiguing. Comfort isn't great even with replacement pads and headband covers, which does help. Plus they want to fall off your head everytime you look down.
I can listen to the 6XX's for hours without getting a headache, and they're really comfortable, although the clamp is a little tight for my mid-size head. I like them so much I bought a second set to keep around incase the first ones break.
Thanks for the heads up about the issues with the TH-X00. I've been thinking to get either the X00 or the E-MU Teak at some point, but to me the headband on both looks very similar to the Beyerdynamic DT 880 in terms of shape and padding, and I found the 880 headband to be painful after about 30–60 min of use. If I do get the X00 or Teak, looks like replacement pads and a headband cover will be a requirement.
Regarding the HD 6XX, I own a pair myself and love it. The headband padding is still a little on the thin side for my tastes—I would prefer a broader headband with thicker padding, similar to what we see on the PC37X—but I can still go for a pretty long time before it feels uncomfortable. The 6XX is fantastic.
They don't have the same sound at all. The TH-X00 is much warmer with a lot of bass, while these are only sorta warm with much softer bass and more mid-range. Comfort on both, at least for me, is pretty much identical (though I prefer the 6XX's stronger clamp to make sure they stay on my head). I'm not sure why people are complaining about the TH-X00s being uncomfortable.
It's worth buying if you want a headphone with this kind of sound signature. I would personally go for the 58X Jubilee instead since it's cheaper and has a slightly more divergent sound signature from the TH-X00.