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I think asr had no qualms with the gs-x and ad2k; the gain switch is probably going to help as well.  I've a hunch that the Alpha volume pot would actually be more functional with the ad2k rather than "steps" between volumes in my experience with the GS-1 and DACT.  (I'm still sticking with DACT)

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Anyone rolling pads on theirs? The Hifiman pleather ones work well, and I was thinking about the HM5 pads from brainwavz...

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Anyone rolling pads on theirs? The Hifiman pleather ones work well, and I was thinking about the HM5 pads from brainwavz...

 

HM5 pads are too small. Beyers as well.

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Anyone own these in the northwest united states?
I'm considering buying these sometime in the future, but I'd like to hear them first because I've noticed the sound sig is sort of polarizing.
So... Anyone in Washington state? I'm in the southeast region of Washington, but I might travel around WA sometime. It would be totally worth it to hear these smily_headphones1.gif
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Anyone own these in the northwest united states?
I'm considering buying these sometime in the future, but I'd like to hear them first because I've noticed the sound sig is sort of polarizing.
So... Anyone in Washington state? I'm in the southeast region of Washington, but I might travel around WA sometime. It would be totally worth it to hear these smily_headphones1.gif

 

I can't think of anyone up there... but if you ever make it to So Cal I think there's a few of us down here. I saw your post in the deals thread, so I should mention there are a handful of these on the for sale forum used. I searched for a few months about a year ago for these, so there's a strange coincidence there are so many for sale. 

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I can't think of anyone up there... but if you ever make it to So Cal I think there's a few of us down here. I saw your post in the deals thread, so I should mention there are a handful of these on the for sale forum used. I searched for a few months about a year ago for these, so there's a strange coincidence there are so many for sale. 
Lol I've never traveled outside of the pacific northwest, but if I go check out any colleges in Cali I'll try and hit one of you guys up smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Meoow View Post
Schitt Asgard and Woo Audio WA6 (stock tubes) - (upgrading tubes coming this monday). Both of these amps bring charms to the vocal and midrange and incredible soundstage 

 

If you already like the AD2K with those amps, then you need try an amp that's actually great for the AD2K, because I've heard both of those with the AD2K and thought they were less than stellar. A Dynalo or M3 would give you a much better idea of how good the AD2K can actually sound.

 

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Be careful with these they'er very sensitive.  My B22 has way to much power for these.  I can only get the volume knob to 8 o'clock.  They'er a perfect match for my M^3.

 

Saying that the B22 has "too much power" for the AD2K perpetuates the myth that an amp can have "too much power" for headphones. Headphones will use only as much power as needed from an amp, and having reserve power on tap is better than an amp that lacks sufficient power output. And in the case of the AD2K, it needs current, which the B22 can amply supply (a lot more than needed, of course). The AD2K doesn't need an extremely powerful amp, but by the same token, it does need an amp that can supply enough current for it (which not all amps can do).

 

Also, gain is not related to power. The volume setting on the knob has very little relation to actual power output going into the headphones. Your 8 o'clock report merely indicates how much gain your amp has (and possibly your source's output level), which sounds like a lot actually, especially for the AD2K, if it's that high.

 

The AD2K is indeed very sensitive and definitely requires an amp with low gain (or a low-gain setting). The 2x-gain B22 that I previously owned was perfect with the AD2K as it allowed extreme fine-tuning. 1x unity gain (like on the GS-X) is even better though.

 

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
Anyone own these in the northwest united states?
I'm considering buying these sometime in the future, but I'd like to hear them first because I've noticed the sound sig is sort of polarizing.
So... Anyone in Washington state? I'm in the southeast region of Washington, but I might travel around WA sometime. It would be totally worth it to hear these smily_headphones1.gif

 

I know of 1 person in WA who owns one, Wharfrat. You should monitor this thread and see if he signs up to attend: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633123/seattle-meet-woodinville-saturday-12-15-2012


Edited by Asr - 11/9/12 at 1:16am
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How do these sound compared to the Audio Technica ATH W1000x?

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How do these sound compared to the Audio Technica ATH W1000x?

Given that the W1000x is 100 bucks less in the states and available worldwide while AD2000 has to be imported no matter where you are except Japan, I'd say the W1000x is a better deal. In terms of sound the W1000x is also the better all-rounder due to elevated mid-bass, but if you're strictly looking for a female vocals headphone AD2000 wins there.
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How do these sound compared to the Audio Technica ATH W1000x?

 

Very different sounding actually. AD2000 has more midcentric signature while W1000X has v-shape curve

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Given that the W1000x is 100 bucks less in the states and available worldwide while AD2000 has to be imported no matter where you are except Japan, I'd say the W1000x is a better deal. In terms of sound the W1000x is also the better all-rounder due to elevated mid-bass, but if you're strictly looking for a female vocals headphone AD2000 wins there.

I disagree, owned both, still have the AD2000 and I think it's much better in every aspect. Oh wait, the Grandioso looks better, so in almost every aspect smily_headphones1.gif The W1000X has too much bass in my opinion, and its midrange is in the background compared to its bass and highs. The highs - althought nice and charming - are also evelated and unnatural. The AD2000 has a much more linear response, with awesome midrange, very airy sound and the best amount/quality bass in the AD series.
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I disagree, owned both, still have the AD2000 and I think it's much better in every aspect. Oh wait, the Grandioso looks better, so in almost every aspect smily_headphones1.gif The W1000X has too much bass in my opinion, and its midrange is in the background compared to its bass and highs. The highs - althought nice and charming - are also evelated and unnatural. The AD2000 has a much more linear response, with awesome midrange, very airy sound and the best amount/quality bass in the AD series.

 

Yeah AD2000 Rox as it is , and also i prefer AD2000 to W1000X but not a large margin i think it's a great Can too  .

 

Now let's see what will do AD2000X .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 11/18/12 at 10:31am
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Originally Posted by davek View Post

I disagree, owned both, still have the AD2000 and I think it's much better in every aspect. Oh wait, the Grandioso looks better, so in almost every aspect smily_headphones1.gif The W1000X has too much bass in my opinion, and its midrange is in the background compared to its bass and highs. The highs - althought nice and charming - are also evelated and unnatural. The AD2000 has a much more linear response, with awesome midrange, very airy sound and the best amount/quality bass in the AD series.

I listened to the D5000 in one year before acquiring a W1000X, so I didn't feel the W1000X was overly bassy at all. But I do notice that the W1000X has more mid- bass than any AD cans I've tried (700, 900 and 1000) making them a very fun sounding can. If you are accustomed to something like the AD line then it's natural you'd find the W1000X to have too much bass.

And yes they are quite polarizing in sound sign, so it's a matter of preference really. But I still think the W1000X makes a better all-rounder like most u-shaped cans out there.
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Originally Posted by davek View Post


I disagree, owned both, still have the AD2000 and I think it's much better in every aspect. Oh wait, the Grandioso looks better, so in almost every aspect smily_headphones1.gif The W1000X has too much bass in my opinion, and its midrange is in the background compared to its bass and highs. The highs - althought nice and charming - are also evelated and unnatural. The AD2000 has a much more linear response, with awesome midrange, very airy sound and the best amount/quality bass in the AD series.

Wait till you listen to mostly piano and female vocal stuff, that's the way to bring the W1000X shining. For this kind of songs, for me W1000X easily better than ATH AD-Series (whatever the series)

 

The problem with W1000X is it's more picky about set-up than AD2000.

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Out of all ATH headphones that I own, A2000X is one of the most unique sounding in terms of sonic presentation. This is a bright headphone but without harsh sibilant like Grado. In short this is a "dry~bright~sparkling high~fun headphone...and can be charming at the same time too", quite the opposite of the W1000X. Damn, I might have to write an amature review on this headphone.

 

Anyway I am absolutely in love with my AD2000 pairing with Continental V2 and WA6.


Edited by Meoow - 11/19/12 at 4:11am
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