44points

Fostex TH-900

47points

HiFiMAN HE-500

Fostex TH-900
Comparison winner
HiFiMAN HE-500
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14 facts in comparison

Fostex TH-900 vs HiFiMAN HE-500

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500
44
points
Fostex TH-900
47
points
HiFiMAN HE-500

Why is Fostex TH-900 better than HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs15Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 11dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    100dB/mWvs89dB/mW
  • 13 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    25 Ohmsvs38 Ohms
  • 102g lighter
    400gvs502g

Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than Fostex TH-900?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    50000Hzvs45000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

Fostex TH-900

Buy used:

$425.00

ProductStorePrice
Fostex TH-900 AmazonFostex TH900mk2 Premium Reference Headph...Fostex TH900mk2 Premium Reference Headphones (Limited Edition Emerald Green)
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$1,559.99
Fostex TH-900 AmazonFostex TH-900mk2 Premium 1.5 Tesla Stere...Fostex TH-900mk2 Premium 1.5 Tesla Stereo Headphones
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$1,448.51
Fostex TH-900 AmazonSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone ...Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System
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$1,599.99
Fostex TH-900 Amazonbeyerdynamic DT 990 Premium Edition 250 ...beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium Edition 250 Ohm Over-Ear-Stereo Headphones. Open design, wired, high-end, for the stereo system
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$168.00
Fostex TH-900 AmazonBowers & Wilkins P9 Signature HiFi Over ...Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature HiFi Over Ear Headphones, Wired, Italian Leather
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$653.48
Fostex TH-900 AmazonSONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headp...SONY MDR-Z1R WW2 Signature, Hi-Res Headphone, Black (International Version)
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$1,840.00
Fostex TH-900 AmazonArchgon Delicato Quality Headphones Over...Archgon Delicato Quality Headphones Over Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones, Gun Metal Gold/Black Wired Professional Headphones with Noise Isolation
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$76.90
Fostex TH-900 AmazonFostex T50RP MK3 Professional Studio Hea...Fostex T50RP MK3 Professional Studio Headphones, Semi-Open
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$149.99
Fostex TH-900 AmazonFostex T60RP Premium Mahogany Semi-Open ...Fostex T60RP Premium Mahogany Semi-Open RP Headphones w/Polish Cloth and Extens
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$299.99
Fostex TH-900 walmartDekoni Audio Fostex TH900 Elite Sheepski...Dekoni Audio Fostex TH900 Elite Sheepskin Replacement Memory Foam Ear Pad Set
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$59.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500
3.has a detachable cable
?

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

400g

502g

5.travel bag is included
?

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500
6.has included ear pads
?

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

45000Hz

50000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

5Hz

15Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

100dB/mW

89dB/mW

4.impedance
?

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

25 Ohms

38 Ohms

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Fostex TH-900
HiFiMAN HE-500

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