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post #691 of 776

Good choice, I enjoy my Ad2000 with that set-up, though I haven't paired it with anything else.

post #692 of 776
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Originally Posted by ZenErik View Post

BTW, minor cosmetic gripe that I noticed when I got these. Do the 3D wings for anyone else sit unevenly? It's not noticeable while wearing them, but just something I noticed while looking things over.

 

Both 3D wings appear to be EXACTLY the same in angle. Meaning they're both SLIGHTLY angled in one direction. But because these wings are on opposite sides we have this slight unevenness.

 

This is purely cosmetic. They sound excellent. :)

 

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I have a pair of ATH A900X cans and the wings sit like this as well. At first I thought maybe it was a slight imperfection but now I'm thinking it might be like that on purpose as I've seen three pairs of Audio Technica cans with the exact same uneven cans and all of them are from a different lines (ad2000, a900x, a1000(?) )

post #693 of 776
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


I have a pair of ATH A900X cans and the wings sit like this as well. At first I thought maybe it was a slight imperfection but now I'm thinking it might be like that on purpose as I've seen three pairs of Audio Technica cans with the exact same uneven cans and all of them are from a different lines (ad2000, a900x, a1000(?) )

I agree, it's the same on my A900x as well.  I'm fairly certain this is intentional and likely why it's marketed as "3D Wing" since the head pads will make slight adjustments front and back, instead of just up and down, for people that might have slightly uneven heads.

post #694 of 776
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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post

I agree, it's the same on my A900x as well.  I'm fairly certain this is intentional and likely why it's marketed as "3D Wing" since the head pads will make slight adjustments front and back, instead of just up and down, for people that might have slightly uneven heads.


Wonder if anyone can confirm that the wings are NOT offset a bit. This has kind of got me curious now if it actually is intentional for them to sit that way lol popcorn.gif

post #695 of 776

Does anyone know how the AD2000 plays out of the Audioquest Dragonfly? I'm thinking about replacing my HD600/Asgard/Dragonfly combo with the AD2000/Dragonfly since I realized that I don't use my HD600 a lot simply because I'm lazy with amping. The AD2000 doesn't seem to need that much power, but I was wondering if this set-up would work. I love clear mids, so I thought that the AD2000 would be perfect, probably even a better sound signature fit than the HD600 I have now. Keep in mind that the HD600/Asgard and AD2000 would pretty much be an exchange, I'd sell my set-up to buy a used AD2000.

 

Thanks!

post #696 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Does anyone know how the AD2000 plays out of the Audioquest Dragonfly? I'm thinking about replacing my HD600/Asgard/Dragonfly combo with the AD2000/Dragonfly since I realized that I don't use my HD600 a lot simply because I'm lazy with amping. The AD2000 doesn't seem to need that much power, but I was wondering if this set-up would work. I love clear mids, so I thought that the AD2000 would be perfect, probably even a better sound signature fit than the HD600 I have now. Keep in mind that the HD600/Asgard and AD2000 would pretty much be an exchange, I'd sell my set-up to buy a used AD2000.

 

Thanks!

You can plug your AD2000 into anything it will sound at least good they are easy to drive , an amp help yes but it's not like night and day , so from a dragonfly it should be more than ok to enjoy your AD2000 .

 

But for the "clear mids" hum i would not call AD2000 a truelly transparent headphone mids are very luxurious , forward very warm with a lot of body and texture , but not as transparent as some other headphone . 

post #697 of 776
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

You can plug your AD2000 into anything it will sound at least good they are easy to drive , an amp help yes but it's not like night and day , so from a dragonfly it should be more than ok to enjoy your AD2000 .

 

But for the "clear mids" hum i would not call AD2000 a truelly transparent headphone mids are very luxurious , forward very warm with a lot of body and texture , but not as transparent as some other headphone . 

 

That description sounds fine. The UM3X was one of my favorite IEMs which is also forward and warm with the mids. Some of the best mids I've ever heard really.

post #698 of 776

Does anyone know whether the W5000 or L3000 pads work with these? Also what about the new AD2000X pads? They should be a perfect fit right?

post #699 of 776

Just got these. They really do play beautifully, but need an amp. I was wondering if a Glite/Dynalo would be better than my Asgard? If so, then I'd definitely consider selling it for one of those amps.

 

EDIT: Also, does anyone know of a good box/case for these? I actually saw that apparently some of these came with a case that looked pretty nice -- is there anywhere to purchase that?

post #700 of 776

AD2000 remains the funnest headphone I own. Boy they are colored, but throw some indie rock on these and they just shine. I've yet to find another pair of headphones that portray the sound of drums like the AD's. Quick-footed, but not thin and terrifically impactful where a drum set is part of the ensemble. Mids are very forward and I would not call them transparent (though they do surprise with their clarity sometimes, but also blur at other times), but they are just pure fun. They hold their part in my queue as well as any of my other headphones, despite being "technically challenged" comparatively. Synergy with the Zana Deux is nearly as good as HD650 > Zana, which to this day is the closest I've heard to the perfect combination. 

post #701 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Just got these. They really do play beautifully, but need an amp. I was wondering if a Glite/Dynalo would be better than my Asgard? If so, then I'd definitely consider selling it for one of those amps.

 

EDIT: Also, does anyone know of a good box/case for these? I actually saw that apparently some of these came with a case that looked pretty nice -- is there anywhere to purchase that?

 

Sorry, I know this is a late reply. Asr says the Dynalo is supposed to be the best he's ever heard the AD2000 on. 

 

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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

AD2000 remains the funnest headphone I own. Boy they are colored, but throw some indie rock on these and they just shine. I've yet to find another pair of headphones that portray the sound of drums like the AD's. Quick-footed, but not thin and terrifically impactful where a drum set is part of the ensemble. Mids are very forward and I would not call them transparent (though they do surprise with their clarity sometimes, but also blur at other times), but they are just pure fun. They hold their part in my queue as well as any of my other headphones, despite being "technically challenged" comparatively. Synergy with the Zana Deux is nearly as good as HD650 > Zana, which to this day is the closest I've heard to the perfect combination. 

Anything acoustic and intimate really really is special with these. Something about them being 'in your face' but still having a large soundstage is really great and positions the singer in your face. 

 

 

 

 

 

Also wanted to post that I tried some Hifiman velour pads on these and they are really awesome. They are much thicker than the original pads, which means they are far more comfortable for me since my ears rubbed on the driver with the original pads. They keep much more of the original sound compared to the leather pads. 

post #702 of 776

Just got my pair of ad2k today. Some nice deals since the new ad2000x is out! 

 

Really nice sound! Not as clear, accurate/precise, fast and correct as the Paradox but they do come close :) Overall fairly impressed but they don't take the cake for me. 

 

First I had them plugged into my O2 ODAC combo. Drove them really nicely but with a hint of harshness "for me" (I may have had it too loud, these are sensitive! more-so than my d2000...) 

 

Then I plugged into the CTH still feeding it with the ODAC. Sound was more relaxed (not sloppy, but more inviting) and silky, yet still retained all the detail and quickness of the O2. Bass came to life and now goes nice and deep, I would still call it a polite headphone in the bass region. There is definitely enough bass and sub bass for me but compared to the likes of the d2000 it's a few notches down, this isn't hard to imagine since the d2000 is many sorts of a bass monster. There is a non-shouty feel of grado that i get from the ad2k and I really like it. 

 

Overall, these are definitely a flagship style listen, but for me could use some better clarity/blackspace between the notes and instruments. This isn't a knock on the ad2000 but more a realization that the Paradox modded t50 is just so damn good at the above aspects. The Paradox isn't quite as fun as the AD2000 so it's sort of a trade off. 

 

I really appreciate the ATH-AD2000 that's for sure, it may be with me for some time :D

 

Cheers, 

 

~M

post #703 of 776

I replaced the stock pads on these with the Denon Dx000 stock pads.  Works out very well.  Also my M^3 and these sound pretty darn good together.

post #704 of 776
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I replaced the stock pads on these with the Denon Dx000 stock pads.  Works out very well.  Also my M^3 and these sound pretty darn good together.

 

 I tossed on hifiman pleathers and velours and really dig the sound of the pleathers. I also recently got the Matrix Mstage and it really hits a sweet spot with the AD2000 and Denon D7000. 

post #705 of 776

Added a P-51 mustang to the mix. No impressions yet. Came to post a pic :D 

 

Really starting to appreciate the sound of the ad2k, really enjoyable can!

 

Cheers, 

 

~M

 

 

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