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another really good tube amp is the La Figaro.
I use a Woo Audio headphone stand so I don't need a travel or presentation case but if I had to do it all over I would of got the travel case.

Aye, I've seen talk on that amp. I'll be keep the set on my desk probably 95% of the time unless I have an excuse to bring to school studio. Both boxes look darn good for their own reasons I'll say.

Well read through a good half or more of that 50 headphone line up you linked. Still stuck with HE-500 vs LCD2, a lot of what he has in there are well over my budget of $1100 ceiling seeing as they're older or just discontinued and collector worthy, that or the usual good budget options like HD600/650s, 880 600ohm, and AD900s I've seen.
Wondering if he has thoughts on the new HD700, not planar magnetic but I've no preference for either, back to reading lol.
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While planar magnetic isn't the be all end all, it's difficult to go back after trying one. It has that best instrument separation and amazing bass.
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I have a dilemma. there is an Australian store that is selling the Fostex TH900 for $1500. the owner will take money orders or wires. at the same price I can get a HiFiMAN HE-500 and Denon D600 lol
    
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While planar magnetic isn't the be all end all, it's difficult to go back after trying one. It has that best instrument separation and amazing bass.

That's what I'm afraid of if I go with the hifiman, that I'll prefer it, however both aspects you just stated mean a lot to me, more so than transparency but that's a different ball game in thought. Would you say it's neutral or?
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I have a dilemma. there is an Australian store that is selling the Fostex TH900 for $1500. the owner will take money orders or wires. at the same price I can get a HiFiMAN HE-500 and Denon D600 lol

For the build alone I'd jump on them lol

Edit: That's a dang bargain, HE-500 are $700 USD and TH900s are $2,000-2,300, why such the low figure?
Edited by Azefore - 11/16/12 at 2:46pm
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one guy suggested I upgrade to the LCD-3 but i'm more interested in the closed back prototype and i'm the kind of woman that likes to try new things. the HiFiMAN HE-500 compliments the LCD-2 in some ways. the only HiFiMAN products I have heard are their IEM.
    
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I have a dilemma. there is an Australian store that is selling the Fostex TH900 for $1500. the owner will take money orders or wires. at the same price I can get a HiFiMAN HE-500 and Denon D600 lol
That's not a dilemma, that's an easy choice. The TH900s without thinking. I think you'd be overpaying for HE-500s+D600 for same price anyway.
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While planar magnetic isn't the be all end all, it's difficult to go back after trying one. It has that best instrument separation and amazing bass.

That's what I'm afraid of if I go with the hifiman, that I'll prefer it, however both aspects you just stated mean a lot to me, more so than transparency but that's a different ball game in thought. Would you say it's neutral or?

Eh..They're neutral in that all spectrums are equally awesome, but not neutral in the boring way that I see the T1's or Sony's.
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I just don't want to own too many headphones.

Audeze LCD-2 Rev 2, Denon AH-D5000, Grado SR-325i, Sennheiser HD558, Audio Technica ATH-M50 Anniversary Edition... the Grado SR-325i and Audio Technica ATH-M50 rarely see listening time.
    
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So sell the M50s, sell the 558s, and just buy one TH900.

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For the build alone I'd jump on them lol
Edit: That's a dang bargain, HE-500 are $700 USD and TH900s are $2,000-2,300, why such the low figure?

looks like they went up

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Fostex-TH900-Dynamic-Flagship-Headphones

they were $1500 not 2 weeks ago frown.gif

the introductory price was $1800 I believe but they went up to $2000.
    
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