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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

the denon pads? I got them for ~40 from the lawton audio website iirc

Yeah, they seemed to have increased in price. $45 on the Lawton Audio site. Seems a bit steep.

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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Yeah, they seemed to have increased in price. $45 on the Lawton Audio site. Seems a bit steep.


Spent almost all day with AD2000 on my head today. Seems like I've been missing a hell of cans because of nagging comfort issue that was holding me back from fully enjoying the listening material.

 

Go for it, seriously.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/3/13 at 10:40pm
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Spent almost all day with AD2000 on my head today. Seems like I've been missing a hell of cans because of nagging comfort issue that was holding me back from fully enjoying the listening material.

 

Go for it, seriously.

 

 

I'm telling you.  It beats the stock pads by a mile in comfort.  Sound wise.  Well.  not much difference.  It's a PITA to switch back and forth so can't really tell.

 

Anyone here tried the AD2KXs yet?

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I'm telling you.  It beats the stock pads by a mile in comfort.  Sound wise.  Well.  not much difference.  It's a PITA to switch back and forth so can't really tell.

 

Anyone here tried the AD2KXs yet?


There is another thread, based on impressions not much of a difference, just colder signature, not sure everyone will like that change.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/4/13 at 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

I'm telling you.  It beats the stock pads by a mile in comfort.  Sound wise.  Well.  not much difference.  It's a PITA to switch back and forth so can't really tell.

 

Anyone here tried the AD2KXs yet?

How difficult is it to take off the pads and put on the Denon pads? I'm assuming you just pull the pads right off? If it's not terrible, then I think I'll go for them. You have any pictures with the AD2Ks with the Denon pads?

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How difficult is it to take off the pads and put on the Denon pads? I'm assuming you just pull the pads right off? If it's not terrible, then I think I'll go for them. You have any pictures with the AD2Ks with the Denon pads?

 

 

There's a few little screws that have to come off.  Getting them back on was the PITA for me.. The second cup wasn't to bad.

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There's a few little screws that have to come off.  Getting them back on was the PITA for me.. The second cup wasn't to bad.


May be we used different methods. I just carefully pulled the OEM pads off and "threaded" on the new one.

You just get the lip of the pad over the thinnest side of the cup and rotate the pad until it all gets over, watch for slits in the plastic (there are like 3 or 4) as they tend to catch on pad, use something not sharp and thin to lift the lip over them.

 

For me it was like 5 minutes per pad, but I was taking OEM pads off before.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Anyone here tried the AD2KXs yet?

 

You mean, besides me?  I only say that because I'm sure you've seen some of my posts on the other thread.  I'm really happy with them now.  I wish I had the old AD2000 to compare the differences though, I've never heard them.  I do know, this is now probably my favorite overall headphone I've owned so far.  It also seems to improve a little more with a slight EQ and the "subtle" software crossfeed in JRiver.  Though I'd still rank it behind the HE-6 in pure sound quality, but with comfort taken into account the AD2000X is preferred.  I absolutely love the pads on the AD2000X.  Almost like thick suede pillows.

 

I do have an HD-800 officially on the way now so I'm hoping it and the AD2000X will be complimentary for different moods.  What I'm hoping for is AD2KX = Toe tapping headphone, HD-800 = Goosebumps headphone.

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You mean, besides me?  I only say that because I'm sure you've seen some of my posts on the other thread.  I'm really happy with them now.  I wish I had the old AD2000 to compare the differences though, I've never heard them.  I do know, this is now probably my favorite overall headphone I've owned so far.  It also seems to improve a little more with a slight EQ and the "subtle" software crossfeed in JRiver.  Though I'd still rank it behind the HE-6 in pure sound quality, but with comfort taken into account the AD2000X is preferred.  I absolutely love the pads on the AD2000X.  Almost like thick suede pillows.

 

I do have an HD-800 officially on the way now so I'm hoping it and the AD2000X will be complimentary for different moods.  What I'm hoping for is AD2KX = Toe tapping headphone, HD-800 = Goosebumps headphone.

 

 

Yes,  I saw your impressions i the other thread.  Good read, good info.  I wish you could hear the first ones.  Like Andrew_Wot said.  We won't like these if they have a colder signature (maybe)biggrin.gif


Edited by preproman - 3/4/13 at 4:38pm
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Yes,  I saw your impressions i the other thread.  Good read, good info.  I wish you could hear the first ones.  Like Anrew_Wot said.  We won't like these if they have a colder signature (maybe)biggrin.gif

Yes, perhaps I wouldn't feel the old ones need the slight EQ.

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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post

 

I do have an HD-800 officially on the way now so I'm hoping it and the AD2000X will be complimentary for different moods.  What I'm hoping for is AD2KX = Toe tapping headphone, HD-800 = Goosebumps headphone.

 

I just got HD800, to be honest I was expecting a bigger difference. One thing for sure AD2000 is a tremendous value in comparison, esp. with Denon pads. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


May be we used different methods. I just carefully pulled the OEM pads off and "threaded" on the new one.

You just get the lip of the pad over the thinnest side of the cup and rotate the pad until it all gets over, watch for slits in the plastic (there are like 3 or 4) as they tend to catch on pad, use something not sharp and thin to lift the lip over them.

 

For me it was like 5 minutes per pad, but I was taking OEM pads off before.

Yeah, that's what I assumed too. The Denon pads seem uneven though -- I'm assuming the the thicker part of the pad goes on the higher point on the AD2000? Not sure if I'm explaining that well.

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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Yeah, that's what I assumed too. The Denon pads seem uneven though -- I'm assuming the the thicker part of the pad goes on the higher point on the AD2000? Not sure if I'm explaining that well.


Yep, that's true you can rotate them around after.

Get the pads already, it's not a rocket science to put them on unless you have two left hands.biggrin.gif

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I still think that AD2000X is slightly colder than AD2000 due to a bit more proeminent upper mids tongue.gif, and slitly more refined sound , less grain etc redface.gif , i think you can't go wrong with either .

 

But the thing is that i am never trully convinced with 3D wings ...  Even if AD2000X is my fav can to date (for sound) (AD2000 is Second , and at third place K702 /T1)


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 3/5/13 at 2:56pm
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Hmmm still can't figure out what to do. Should I get the AD2000X to try or not? I just want more impressions :/. No offence to those who have generously given theirs. Preproman, can you buy them first?

I think the HD800s sound very different to the AD2k. They are more open, more accurate, more detailed, scale better with my DACs and aren't as warm. This doesn't mean they are better though although I like them the most and have gone to a lot of work to get a good set up (been through 5 or so to find one with less treble).
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