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Fostex TH-900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Fostex TH-900. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and sound are overall positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback, but reviews about the mids quality and price are mixed.

bass quality, usability, durability, sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Fostex TH-900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Fostex TH-900


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Fostex TH-900 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the portability and durability. The design and sound also get good opinions, but opinions are divided on the usability.

sound, design, durability, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Top tier audiophile fun


The TH900 is magical. It's the hot rod of flagship, makes no apologies, and takes no prisoners IF, you wanna take it that far. This phone just begs to be driven, and it just keeps producing. I find it very polished, yet presents with a bold presence....

Sub bass with passion, transparent and airy, decent isolation for semi open, EASY driven

None really

Jan, 2017

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Combining both closed and open features and packs it into these beautiful cups.


Best looking closed headphone on the market that acts just like a open headphone but brings the advantages of a closed headphone such as detail and imaging... It is combining both worlds and packs it in this beautiful cup. In my opinion the mids are...

Nice Bass and Great highs with big soundstage, great imaging and great Comfort

may run into some problems with amps that require higher impedance

Aug, 2016

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Lovely Looks & Sonics


I have always enjoyed Denon headphones. They were one of the first I came across when I started listening to full-sized cans. They were lovely and had a very pleasing sonic signature. Then, one day, we all heard that the current beloved Denon series...

Musical & Enjoyable; Lovely to hold and behold

Construction seems to have weaknesses; Expensive for some

Mar, 2016

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Lack of mids despite great openness and layered low frequencies.


Mids are recessed with this one, oh boy they are. Where the Fostex convinced me was musicality, drive/spirit, and fine detail as well as a nice dimensionality. But - the mids were underemphasized in addition to the overblown bass response, a pity,...

Dimensionality, Detail, Openness, Decay, Seductiveness, Urushi-e Coating

Really, really Recessed mids. This is a V-Shaped frequency.

Feb, 2016

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Excellent details retrieval with emphasis onto mid-body trebles. One of those sophisticated Dynamic technologies


Since some people don't think ZX2 can drive the full-sized headphones ? I am on another hand that is keep on seeking out good headphones for Zx2, and ofcourse keeping it under a rule of thumb, low impedance, and higher Db/mw. I have found MDR-z7,...

Details, details everywhere! Excellent for portables

Picky at sources, no detachable cables.

Dec, 2015

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One of best closed headphone ever!!!


TH900 is one of the best closed headphone currently available in the market! There are enough great reviews and Head-fi discussion thread about this great headphone. So I don't need to review them. Just only one thing I have to mention on them. MASS...

Perfect Musicality! Perfect Musicality! Perfect Musicality! I did repeat because its very important point. Ultra euphoric, Thanks God Not amp picky.

price, highly addictive sounding, too bassy

Jun, 2015

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Lively, but lacking in


First, the normal boilerplate stuff - Audio setup - FLAC files in Media Monkey -> Amazon Basics TOSLINK cable -> Schiit Bifrost w/Uber upgrade -> Knukoncept Shielded RCAs -> Project Ember with new Tesla ECC802S Music - Nabucco, Vienna...

U-shaped signature is good for techno, mids are great, comfort, and plenty of reasonably tight bass, soundstage width is tremendous

Price, really hard to pair properly, the closed-back design holds them back, imaging is only okay, the far ends of the soudnstage are a bit distorted

Oct, 2014

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Best Closed Back Headphone I ever owned.


I have owned this headphone for 2 years and it never disappointed me. The sound quality is no need to discuss as its sound signature has been discussed multiple times in TH900 thread. This beauty is really a beast, use proper amps with good ability to...

Great sound quality, easy to drive than many other flagships, extremely well glare surface with unique painting and not easy to get scratch.

Mid tend to be a little bit recessed due to its U shape signature. It needs suitable amps to control and bring up its beautiful mid.

Sep, 2014

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TH900 review


Review: Fostex TH900 originally published on November 25, 2013 revised & re-published on December 29, 2013 - download a printable 10-page PDF version of this review (target goes to a location on my Dropbox) (click for larger photo) Intro I first heard...

Comfortable to wear, very open-sounding for a closed headphone, bass!

Lack of neutrality & extreme dynamic range; unfocused-sounding

Dec, 2013

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My impressions of the Foxtex TH-900


Let me start off by saying that I purchased my TH-900s from an authorized dealer for $1,300 brand new (which I still feel is a bit above their true value) about one month ago. I have owned (and sold) several pairs of D7000s already, so after reading...

Bass, Comfort, Looks, Bass


Aug, 2013

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