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Item: BEYERDYNAMIC T90 headphones (250
Location: Canberra, ACT
Price: 220 delivered and insured (cheaper for pickup)
Item Condition: 7/10 (please see description)
Reason for selling: Very little use
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fee or as friend and family)
I am selling these to raise funds for 2 channel audio gear. They are amazing sounding headphones and are very detailed but not analytical, they are also very efficient and sound fantastic from a mobile phone. They don't get used since I got my Hifiman HE-4XX as I just prefer the partnership of these with my AUNE X1s. I have my cheaper and indestructible HE-300 for travelling and although this sounds petty, I am a huge fan of the Hifiman look. Happy to audition in Canberra.
Currently retails for $850 but can be had on Ebay for $400.
Now there are a few caveats. When I bought the headphones, the following issues were not made apparent to me: The headphone band movement works but is a bit dicky, the original headphone pads were shot as is the headphone band material and although the headphone cable was replaced with a better one the original connector was poor quality and had to be replaced.
So I replaced the headphone pads with Hifiman pads from my HE-300 which are almost the same but maybe a little more firm. I had my wife create a headphone band cover so headphone material (velvet?) doesn't come off onto your head or clothes (otherwise it's ok) . I replaced the connector with a quality Nuetriks type which is much more solid and looks 100% better. If these are issues for you, Beyer offers replacements on all most every part of the headphone, even the drivers; much like Sennheiser does.
If these don't sell, I am happy to keep them but for $200 they will best most if not all headphones under $500 and are a cheap way to discover decent headphone audio. They are also really good for gaming due to the amount of detail available.
I've had a hard time letting these go! You may see my opinions on this website about how fantastic I think these are. Just that I upgraded and came up with the cash for my ultimate headphone. So these have to go:( was nearly tempted to keep these and be in debt for another month! But you all know how the upgrade path works.. Buy.. Sell:) Soundstage on these, and extraction of detail is just plain awesome. I heard a Beyerdynamic T1, and wondered why they cost over $300-400 more then the T90's!! German made:) the RRP on these is $829. I've got all the original boxes, manuals, and carry bag. I'll photocopy the original receipt, as it has my amplifier purchase on it, so obviously I can't give you the original!!
$600 posted to anywhere in Australia.
$580 for people in Melbourne, as you can pickup or I can drop off
* Item: Beyerdynamic T90
* Location: Kilsyth South
* Item condition: as perfect as a second hand item can get
* Price: $600 delivered in Australia, $580 for metropolitan Melbourne buyers
* Reason for selling: Upgraded
* Payment Methods: Cash on pickup, Paypal
* Extra Info: Made In Germany
Hello SNA members.
Yep, downsizing the system.. So headphones and amps are on the agenda!!
So I went into Addicted To Audio, and great service. Thank you to the staff.
After buzzing around on the forums, I narrowed down the amp and phones to The DT990, T90, and Grado RS2i. instead of tying myself in knots, the Woo WA6 I chose based on reviews.. It seemed to me to give the closest thing to what I liked.
First off, DT990's, 600ohm version. Wow. Fed by my crappy seven year old Ipod, it was impressive. Certainly better then the GSP Solo Ultralinear/DT990 300ohms(?) I tested. So much body, detail and clarity. (Mind you it will be fed by my Rega P5/2M Bronze/Musical Surroundings Phenomena II Front End:)) Bjork's "Headphones" off "Post" was great.. Nice and deep, and a lot of texture around her vocals.
John Spencer's "Identify" was nice and raw, his voice spitting into the mike:) Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" had effects shooting around the place. I love a bit of sonic fireworks:)
So now I fed it some high res files (Don't ask me what player, what sampling rate.. I haven't got a clue. I'm a vinyl man:)) now even more clarity, and of course a less compressed sound. it's as if the sound had freed up a little more, a bigger stage was created.
Okey Dokey, switched to the Grados. For about five minutes. No joke! Because a) they were bloody uncomfortable.. I must have strangely shaped ears or something... They're a beautiful looking device, granted, but when highs hit, there was a harshness. On the DT990's they go higher to my ears, but not as harsh. Why did I try the Grados? Well the DT's bass was a little loose, and I heard that the Grados had a nice punchy bass, which they did, at the expense of that harshness:( Disappointing:( I expected much, and maybe they weren't synergistic with that amp.
I tried really, really hard not to spend extra, but I felt the urge to try the next tier up. Enter the T90's!!
Why do I do this to myself?! This is good. Really good. The bass is PHENOMENAL. So much control, I can hear the midrange detail, feel the rhythm. I found extra detail on "Headphones" the bass felt more organic, and Bjork's voice soared, and the effects ping ponged beautifully. "Dark Side Of The Moon" was wider in the stage and deeper. Mr Spencer was now jumping like a lunatic:) Veruca Salt's "Fly" sounded so broody and went low, really, really low:) but with control, and none of the bloom of the DT990's. I think the phrase "expressive with control" which makes me smile!
In fact, the DT990's reminded me of the RX2's I once had. Lovely sounding up top, but bugger all control in the bass. I'm actually thinking of getting some DT990s later as an alternative later. Because they're a lot of fun, but you can't have them all the time. Bit like dating Cameron Diaz.. I think she'd drive me mental after a couple of dates;)
I like this headphone lark, great bang for your buck. I chose the T90's with Woo Wa6. The T90's are with me now. My shiny new single ended triode, point to point wired WA6 is on order and will probably arrive in 3 weeks. Poo. Santa, GET MOVING:( In amp/speaker terms, this, to me sounds like a $6000 combo. So a lot cheaper for maximum bang for your buck. Now I can spend more money improving my front end. Love to see what a Fosgate Signature phono pre-amp/Benz Wood/Gyrodec combo would sound like through the T90/WA6:) Or some Groovetracer mods on my Rega with a Benz Glider:)
Thanks for reading my rant!