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FYI, if your ears are touching the felt near the drivers you can try fine adjusting by rotating the pads to see if it helps - use the lines in the pads for reference points.  If your ears are touching in just a small corner like mine it can help, if it's more surface area then maybe it won't help as much.


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 4/30/12 at 1:40pm
post #452 of 777
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Lol I want something more engaging, not something that will bore me to death tongue.gif  (no offence sennheiser fans). I thought the AD2000 would be a grado but without the harsh treble and more soundstage. If it's more like the AD900 then it wont be for me. I listen to Jpop which is what the AD2000 is apparantly made for

 

While the Ad2000 are different than the Ad900, if the bass in the Ad900 isn't enough then the Ad2000 probably won't have enough either. The Ad900 are nowhere near anemic in bass, they have great punchy accurate sounding bass, it's not accentuated like other headphones.


Edited by keanex - 5/3/12 at 8:42pm
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While the Ad2000 are different than the Ad900, if the bass in the Ad900 isn't enough then the Ad2000 probably won't have enough either. The Ad900 are nowhere near anemic in bass, they have great punchy accurate sounding bass, it's not accentuated like other headphones.

Hmmm... that's not good then. I thought AD2000 would have the bass I'm looking for which would be about grado levels. Your entitled to your opinion, and the AD900's probably had enough bass for you, but for me they were nowhere near. Not for the music I listen to. Sounds in the lower area were lost. I had to listen very hard just to pick them out.

post #454 of 777
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Hmmm... that's not good then. I thought AD2000 would have the bass I'm looking for which would be about grado levels. Your entitled to your opinion, and the AD900's probably had enough bass for you, but for me they were nowhere near. Not for the music I listen to. Sounds in the lower area were lost. I had to listen very hard just to pick them out.

 

I've had the Ad900 rattle my ears on James Blake's Limit to Your Love. The bass has much better extension than my SR225i or the SR80i I had, maybe slightly less punchy but much better sub-bass. Either way, while the Ad2000 bass is better, if the Ad900 didn't satisfy you at all then you won't enjoy the Ad2000.


Edited by keanex - 5/5/12 at 9:23am
post #455 of 777
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Hmmm... that's not good then. I thought AD2000 would have the bass I'm looking for which would be about grado levels. Your entitled to your opinion, and the AD900's probably had enough bass for you, but for me they were nowhere near. Not for the music I listen to. Sounds in the lower area were lost. I had to listen very hard just to pick them out.

 

If Grado's level of bass (SR60i - RS1i) is enough for you, then the quantity of bass coming from AD2000 will not cause any problem.

post #456 of 777

Grokit has his ad2k up for sale currently, someone needs to buy it so I can stop feeling bad for re-buying at new & imported prices my current pair...

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seriously. I was tempted to snatch it up just cuz it was at that price. If anyone wants an AD2k that's a great price.

post #458 of 777
They're gone, sold in a matter of hours. I will miss them, but honestly they weren't getting the headtime that they deserved.

They were just collecting dust so I sold them, perhaps too cheaply but they certainly held their value from when I bought them originally.
Edited by grokit - 5/7/12 at 3:43pm
post #459 of 777
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Hmmm... that's not good then. I thought AD2000 would have the bass I'm looking for which would be about grado levels. Your entitled to your opinion, and the AD900's probably had enough bass for you, but for me they were nowhere near. Not for the music I listen to. Sounds in the lower area were lost. I had to listen very hard just to pick them out.

Yeah, the wrong idea is getting around at the moment.

The ad2000 is a very "bassy" can compared to my other phones.

Whoever thinks it lacks quantity and impact, I really don't know what to say. Definitely one of it's strengths. 

post #460 of 777

IMO, the hd600 and the rs-1 has more bass impact but they may not be able to play at lower frequencies.  Take that FWIW, I think many have heard the hd600 or rs-1.

post #461 of 777
The AD2000 has enough bass for most of the music I listen to. No complaints here. Certainly not a bass monster, but it gets the job done.

Currently using it right out of my iPhone, unfortunately. Hope my HA5000 gets here soon.
post #462 of 777
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Yeah, the wrong idea is getting around at the moment.

The ad2000 is a very "bassy" can compared to my other phones.

Whoever thinks it lacks quantity and impact, I really don't know what to say. Definitely one of it's strengths. 

 

I think bass extension and clarity is definitely one of its strengths. It goes down very low and is very well defined. I wouldn't really say its a great absolute quantity though. Then again my tastes skew towards a meaty bottom end.

post #463 of 777
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Yeah, the wrong idea is getting around at the moment.

The ad2000 is a very "bassy" can compared to my other phones.

Whoever thinks it lacks quantity and impact, I really don't know what to say. Definitely one of it's strengths. 

Just to get an idea, have you heard the AD700/900's and would you say they had enough quantity/impact for you? It's really hard to know what people are talking about as some people describe the 2000's as bass monsters, others say they have enough bass. Just need some points of reference. The grado SR80/225's are also headphones I have heard.

post #464 of 777
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Just to get an idea, have you heard the AD700/900's and would you say they had enough quantity/impact for you? It's really hard to know what people are talking about as some people describe the 2000's as bass monsters, others say they have enough bass. Just need some points of reference. The grado SR80/225's are also headphones I have heard.
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Originally Posted by RayleighSilvers View Post

Just to get an idea, have you heard the AD700/900's and would you say they had enough quantity/impact for you? It's really hard to know what people are talking about as some people describe the 2000's as bass monsters, others say they have enough bass. Just need some points of reference. The grado SR80/225's are also headphones I have heard.

Yeah about that, the a950 ltd and ad2000 both have visceral resonant impact on the low-end. It's a quantity you can feel when amped properly.
The ad900 certainly is no slouch in terms of bass extension but it's too bass anemic for my tastes. Also, the bass on my sa5000 is light years faster than the ad900.
The ad700 is a different story, I even prefer their younger brothers.

The endpoint is this, if you think the ad2000 doesn't have enough bass then no can will satisfy you unless you want a very colored can.
post #465 of 777

I felt the AD700 didn't have enough bass but I find the AD2000 to have plenty. However my gear then and now is much different and much better than what I had when I owned the AD700.

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