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post #571 of 776

Shahrose,

after 5 months of owning the AD2000, i'm still enjoying them as much as the first day i heard them.  the AD2000 presentation isn't for everyone, but the speed, dynamics, timbre and tone are excellent.  like the K70x, the bass response may be a bit rolled off for some tastes.    my other favorite HP is my modded Fostex T50RP.  while the AD2000 sounds excellent with everything, i grab the Fostex when i want a little extra bass and am willing to sacrifice soundstaging.  for electronica and acoustic recordings (classical and jazz), i reach for the AD2000.  

 

every one of Asr's references and reviews on the AD2000 are spot on.

 

Darryl,

opamps are a personal preference.  it's been awhile since i've listened to the OPA627, but i would say that it sounds closer to the B22 than does the AD8610.  the AD8610 has a more present treble and assertive character than does the more relaxed sounding OPA627.  depending on your partnering HP, you may prefer different opamps.  personally, if i was driving brighter, more assertive sounding cans, i would stick with the OPA627 or AD843 - especially those that are peaky/ringing in the high mids and highs.  i don't feel that my 2 preferred cans, the AD2000 and Fostex T50RP, have major issues in the high mids and highs.  my personal preference is a more assertive and quicker sounding amplifier when driving these 2 HPs.  in that respect, the AD8610 is "superior", but it's a personal preference.  the AD8610 treble is present, but very clean without sounding harsh.  also, you need to know the power supply voltage of your o11 before rolling opamps.  the OPA627 can do 36V, but the AD8610 only 27V.  24-26V is the most common voltage builders configure a o11 for powering a M3, but i would double check with your builder.        


Edited by fishski13 - 9/17/12 at 9:19pm
post #572 of 776

Oh, thats interesting, because as far as I can remember Asr wrote that Jazz and classical arent the genres to go with AD2000, but electronica and rock are the best.

 

THX

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Originally Posted by fishski13 View Post

Shahrose,

after 5 months of owning the AD2000, i'm still enjoying them as much as the first day i heard them.  the AD2000 presentation isn't for everyone, but the speed, dynamics, timbre and tone are excellent.  like the K70x, the bass response may be a bit rolled off for some tastes.    my other favorite HP is my modded Fostex T50RP.  while the AD2000 sounds excellent with everything, i grab the Fostex when i want a little extra bass and am willing to sacrifice soundstaging.  for electronica and acoustic recordings (classical and jazz), i reach for the AD2000.  

 

every one of Asr's references and reviews on the AD2000 are spot on.

 

 

post #573 of 776

Where can you purchase the AD8610?

post #574 of 776
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post

Oh, thats interesting, because as far as I can remember Asr wrote that Jazz and classical arent the genres to go with AD2000, but electronica and rock are the best.

 

THX

 

It's up to personal preference. I don't find any particular genre to sound bad with the AD2000. Of course it also depends on your particular system too.

post #575 of 776

the AD8610 are easily sourced from Digikey, but they are surface mount only and require an adapter and soldering.

post #576 of 776
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Are you saying the AD8610 is equal to all other opamps or the AD8610 is better than all other opamps?  IYO

 

IMO, the AD8610 was better in technical performance and enjoyability than all the other opamps I had (many, including yours).

 

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Originally Posted by fishski13 View Post

Shahrose,

after 5 months of owning the AD2000, i'm still enjoying them as much as the first day i heard them.  the AD2000 presentation isn't for everyone, but the speed, dynamics, timbre and tone are excellent.  like the K70x, the bass response may be a bit rolled off for some tastes.    my other favorite HP is my modded Fostex T50RP.  while the AD2000 sounds excellent with everything, i grab the Fostex when i want a little extra bass and am willing to sacrifice soundstaging.  for electronica and acoustic recordings (classical and jazz), i reach for the AD2000.  

 

every one of Asr's references and reviews on the AD2000 are spot on.

  

 

Sounds good. I've always been partial to fast-sounding headphones and if I want bass, I'll just put on the HE6.

post #577 of 776

Interesting to see so many of these headphones for sale. I wonder, why? I think they are a little bit too expensive for the $200 crowd, and the people that are willing to shell out the cash, don't mind pitching in the extra for HD800?

post #578 of 776

I'm thinking it's just a coincidence. Lucky for anyone who happened to want these headphones right now, that's for sure. Up til now I don't ever remember seeing more than one or maybe two at a time, if there were any at all. Back when I first started looking there was only one recent ad and it was closed.

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

Interesting to see so many of these headphones for sale. I wonder, why? I think they are a little bit too expensive for the $200 crowd, and the people that are willing to shell out the cash, don't mind pitching in the extra for HD800?

 

The HD800 and AD2k sound pretty different. Also the HD800 is around double the price in the used market compared to the price the AD2k usually goes for

 

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I'm thinking it's just a coincidence. Lucky for anyone who happened to want these headphones right now, that's for sure. Up til now I don't ever remember seeing more than one or maybe two at a time, if there were any at all. Back when I first started looking there was only one recent ad and it was closed.

 

That's pretty much the case. When I was looking for one I had to wait quite some time for one to show up in the FS forums and I did not want to deal with the wait time from Japan even if it was EMS.

post #580 of 776
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The HD800 and AD2k sound pretty different. Also the HD800 is around double the price in the used market compared to the price the AD2k usually goes for

 

 

Well the HD800 was an example.  And that was my point, the AD2000 seem to sit in a position between the mid-tier headphones and higher end headphones. 

post #581 of 776

Seems that the ad2k had a huge surge in popularity likely thanks to this thread and now many have realized they are not for them and getting out of the a2k all at the same time.  Still love mine but wish I waited 6 months or whatever and snagged one of the pairs off the forums for less.  I bet once this run is sold off from the forums back to obscurity they go!


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 9/25/12 at 2:07pm
post #582 of 776

I love their sound, but am looking to sell them for other more practical reasons. frown.gif

 

I wish I could afford to keep them just for the sake of having them around. They're somewhat difficult or expensive to get a hold of and really are a special headphone.

post #583 of 776

Just got mine today. At first they sounded anemic with a collapsed soundstage. After a few hours they sound spectacular.

 

I'll need more time to decide for sure, but I think these will become one of my favourites.

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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post

Just got mine today. At first they sounded anemic with a collapsed soundstage. After a few hours they sound spectacular.

 

I'll need more time to decide for sure, but I think these will become one of my favourites.

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post #585 of 776

ATH-AD2000x anyone? It's been 8 years since the AD2000 got released, i have owned one some years ago but the comfort wasn't for me with the drivers touching my ears. I wouldn't be surprised if an update comes the next 1-2 years with alot of other companies throwing out open headphones recently. AT will need catch up at some point.

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