Head-Fi.org › Head Gear › Headphones › Over-Ear › Audio-Technica AIR Dynamic Headphone ATH-AD2000X (Japan Import) › Audio-Technica AIR Dynamic Headphone ATH-AD2000X (Japan Import) Reviews

Audio-Technica AIR Dynamic Headphone ATH-AD2000X (Japan Import) Reviews

Asr

Audio-Technica's open flagship

Posted

Pros: Mid-range focus; speed as it translates to fast music & percussion

Cons: Relative lack of low bass & high treble; lack of clarity, neutrality, & a natural tone; compacted soundstaging

published on January 26, 2014   - download a printable 4-page PDF version of this review (right-click the link & save target, or just tap for mobile devices)   (click for larger photo)   Intro   This is basically a short mini-review of the AD2000X (AD2KX from here on out) from while I owned it, which was June 2013 through January 2014.   Equipment Setup   - Source components: Plinius CD-101 (CD player), NAD T533 (DVD player) - Headphone amplifiers: Burson Soloist, HeadAmp GS-X MK2, HeadAmp Gilmore Lite w/ DPS, Micromega MyZic, Garage1217 Project Ember - Comparison headphones: AKG K712, Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000, HiFiMan HE-400, Sennheiser...
(read more)
Quazimoto

The best headphones I have put on

Posted

Pros: Amazingly detailed, yet rich sound with tight, audible bass

Cons: Not quite as comfy as the older AD-2000s

These are everything you'd expect from a flagship headphone, only MORE, because some flagships have come to disappoint me, even from the more expensive brands. In a lot of markets, I find there is often one brand that stands out as cheaper yet better, and in headphones, I think it's Audio-Technica. I should say I've not heard any planar-magnetic headphones, so I'm not comparing with the BEST. But comfort, sound, and price wise, you can't go past the ATH-AD range, and this is the top of the lot.
the wizard of oz

Very very good. Pleasantly surprised, they held up pretty well against my W5000's

Posted

Pros: Very confortable to wear, I can imagine wearing them for longer listening sessions. Better than the W5000's for classical, especially piano.

Cons: Treble and bass extension still better on the W5000's.

I auditioned these last weekend at the AT Concept Store in Paris. Configurations: DX100 > AD2000X DX100 > HA5000ANV > AD2000X Compared them also to W5000's, W3000ANV's, W1000X, ESW11LTD's Tracks used for testing: Artur Rubinstein - Chopin Nocturnes (16/44 FLAC) The Doors - The Doors - Break on Through (24/96 FLAC) Extrawelt - Schöne Neue Extrawelt - Messy Machinery (16/44 FLAC) Goldfrapp - Supernature - Ooh La La (16/44 ALAC) Fischerspooner - #1 - Emerge (16/44 APE) Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma - Do the Astral Plane (16/44 ALAC) The Avalanches - Since I Left You - Live at Dominoes (16/44 FLAC) Richard Galliano & Michel Portal - Blow Up - Libertango (16/44 ALAC) UHT - Pic de pollution -...
(read more)
Head-Fi.org › Head Gear › Headphones › Over-Ear › Audio-Technica AIR Dynamic Headphone ATH-AD2000X (Japan Import) › Audio-Technica AIR Dynamic Headphone ATH-AD2000X (Japan Import) Reviews