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Audio-technica AIR Dynamic Headphones Ath-ad1000x Reviews

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Air Craft

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Pros: Amazing upper mids & treble; nice soundstage with an 'upfront' slant; great detail without harshness

Cons: Steep bass rolloff; lower mids underpowered next to upper mid peak; shallow cups

Audio-Technica: Headphones for Weirdos. Unnecessarily complicated headbands; midrange skewed in favour of Japanese-schoolgirl sopraninos; bass left crying in a back alley somewhere. A model range whose tuning adheres or abandons these guiding precedents at random, further confused by special editions that disappear the same instant someone at head-fi.org notices them.   For fans of the brand, it’s exactly this unpredictability that keeps us addicted. When the dealer shows up on your block, you never know if you’re swapping your rent money for A-grade blow or laundry powder. But it doesn’t matter. Good trip, bad trip; it’s all part of the ride. Just gimme more and maybe I’ll see you...
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ATH-AD1000X: The X Factor

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Pros: Excellent build quality, comfortable, airy soundstage, mid colouration beautiful for female vocals

Cons: Bass still not linear, may lack transparency for some

The below review is a summary of a full comparison of the AD1000X to the AD900X and Sony MA900 found here:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900   I also made a Youtube review of the AD1000X. If you like the video check out my channel for more reviews! :)     Summary   BUILD   The AD1000X has fantastic build quality with a magensium alloy frame. The 3D wing design is comfortable, though it does not work for everyone's head. The AD1000X features angled velour earpads that are quite comfortable. The angle helps the headphones conform to the shape of the skull. The...
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