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Fostex USA 25-Ohms TH900 Premium Stereo Headphones with Japanese Lacquer Earcups and 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Circuit


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  • Neodymium magnetic circuit with a 15,000 gauss magnetic flux density for wider dynamic range
  • Soft, comfortable ear pads
  • Housings made from Japanese Cherry Birch and finished with Urushi lacquer
  • 25-ohm impedance
  • 2-inch dynamic drivers
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 15.9 x 6.5 inches ; 13.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B007G8UMP2
  • Item model number: AMS-TH900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,979 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 8, 2013

Product Description

Product Description

The TH-900 is the first high-end headphones form Fostex featuring the newly designed driver unit with1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss) magnetic circuit and bio-dynamic 50mm diaphragm, traditional Japanese lacquered "Urushi" finished craftsmanship housing and selected 7N OFC cable. All coming together to achieve the sonic goal of a wider stereo field, high resolution and transparent reproduction."Biodyna diaphragm is made by Bio-cellulose fiber featuring low specific gravity, high Yang's modulus and high internal loss at the same time to achieve 2 times high propagation velocity and 5 times high rigidity against the conventional plastic film based driver unit.

From the Manufacturer

The TH900 Premium Stereo Headphones from Fostex feature a newly designed driver unit with a 15,000 gauss magnetic circuit and bio-dynamic 2-inch diaphragm. These high-end headphones feature a traditional Japanese lacquered "Urushi" finish. The cords are made from 7N grade OFC and the 1/4-inch stereo plug features a gold coating. The included headphone stand (ST300) keeps your headphones safe and secure when not in use and within easy reach when you need them. Founded in 1973, Fostex is an acclaimed manufacturer of location sound, multi-track recording, and speaker products.

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I also like the Hifimans, but the Fostex rules in comfort.
JCG
Very low bass is also well defined and the headphones have no issue rapidly transitioning between low bass frequencies.
Jacob
Overall the quality is just excellent and they look really good.
Yogolfski

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jacob on July 21, 2014
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I like sound, but in the past have never been a full-size headphone wearer. I always found there were too many compromises to be made. To that extent, I focused on building a nice home theater system for music and movies and a pair of in-ear monitors for listening when out and about. However, I recently found myself in situations where listening to the home theater system was not possible and sought to find a pair of full-size headphones that could properly reproduce my experiences.

Before trying the Fostex TH-900, I bought and returned the Audeze LCD-3 and Oppo PM-1. I briefly auditioned the Sennheiser HD800. My in-ear monitors consist of the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846.

The fit and finish of the TH-900 is great. They feel solid, are very comfortable in both the headband and earcups, and provide sufficient adjustment in both headband size and earcup swivel to fit my head. The cable is nicely wrapped and terminated. The lacquer finish on the earcups is a nice touch, but I do find the red color to be a little garish for my taste. My only real complaints on the fit are that the earpads are made of a synthetic leather that although soft and supple, isn't anywhere near as soft as some of the real lambskin earpads I've worn before. The pads also aren't particularly deep, so they don't quite seal to the same extent as other closed headphones. The headphone is terminated in an unbalanced 1/4" plug and the cables are not detachable, so those seeking balanced connections will require some sort of aftermarket modification. If you want to use these with a portable source you'll need to supply your own adapter. They were obviously designed for home use, but they did sound quite good when I tried them directly out of my iPhone.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By JCG on October 25, 2013
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I own(ed) the following so-called "pinacle" headphones: Sennheiser HD800, Hifiman HE500 & HE6 (sold) and Stax 007MkIIs, 009.

Each of those have their particular (and peculiar) strengths and weakness, but to me the TH900s are my goto set for just pure rocking fun.

If you know/own/had the Denon D2000/5000 or D7000s, you will understand where the TH900 is coming from (Fostex was involved in those designs according to folklore).

The experts call these out for being (slightly?) colored, but to me they resemble the perfect balance between a fun headset and the sonically pure/correct. Particularly good (arguably the best?) with electronic, pop, rock and prog rock genres, although no slouch at others.

I also like the Hifimans, but the Fostex rules in comfort. MUCH lighter and being closed back, means I can spend late nights with these for a few hours without waking she who must be obeyed.

Of course, amplification and dac plays a role - I (currently) drive the TH900s with a Burson Soloist and D160 dac - an almost perfect match imho. As usual - YMMV. Saying that, these are amongst the easiest to drive headphones - so they'll sound good even from a phone/DAP.

Re price vs performance- I'm not convinced that they are totally worth the $1.7k asking price, but as in everything audiophile, the law of diminishing returns does apply. (A used set at around 25% off might be more like it if you're lucky enough to come across one).

Highly recommended!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By pervysage on October 17, 2013
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These are my first pair of "flagship" headphones and they are amazing. Previously I've had a pair of AKG K702 65th Anniversary's and Philips Fidelio X1's and the TH900's simply blow them out of the water.

These things have some real nice bass impact that is very controlled and not bloaty. The imaging and detail retrieval is probably the best you can get from a closed headphone and easily surpasses the open headphones I mentioned up top. I am hearing things in my music library that I never heard from even the AKG's which are supposed to be top notch.

These things can easily be driven from a mobile device or straight from your computer's headphone port.... HOWEVER, if you want to get the best out of them, obviously a good amp and DAC are recommended.

Not only do they sound good but they are a beautiful piece of eye candy... the earcups look great and I often find myself admiring them just hanging on the INCLUDED headphone stand which was a nice little extra as I didn't have a stand before.

Build quality is solid, the included cable is super long (which some people might not like) but in my bedroom setup it's great. I can have the headphones on and be laying in bed at the other end of my small bedroom.

Overall I have no complaints about the quality of the headphones themselves. They are pretty pricey though, so if you can get a good deal on them, don't hesitate to jump on it. You won't be sorry.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Yogolfski on March 6, 2014
I am not an audiophile....at least not yet but using these to listen to DSD files is just an amazing experience the sound is like you are there. You can hear the guitar players breathing...this is very detailed like my Sennheiser HD800 but is a little warmer. Overall the quality is just excellent and they look really good. It's hard to appreciate the beauty of the wood cups from pictures.
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