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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

 

Thank you my friend, now after you painted me and all other Raffinato's fans as some sort of freaks, we are officially insulted. frown.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha-ha, just kidding, what a boring place head-fi would be if everyone agreed on everything. LOL

 

Sorry, not intended. We all like different things (and nothing wrong with that), just that the W5000s are really "different" IMO. smile.gif

post #752 of 776

I've had my AD-2000s for nearly 3 years now and they continue to amaze me. I just experienced the intro to "Tears for Fears - The Working Hour" on these again and WOW. Simply sublime.

I've tried many pairs on at PeachBudz in West Des Moines and the only pair that sounded equivalently good to my ears was the HD-650. Among those I didn't like were the HFI-2400, Q701, AH-D600.

The Q701 was especially surprising. I almost purchased a pair (or a similar model) instead of the AD-2000 and I'm very glad I made the choice I did. It's been a while, so no impressions.

post #753 of 776

Well, I just got the Denon pads and I have to say that they do raise the treble level a bit, but the general sound signature is the same. I have the darker HD600s, so it actually makes a nice complement. The comfort is infinitely better though, the drivers are no longer touching the ears. The sound is slightly worse, but I'll definitely use the Denon pads, since the AD2000 is now infinitely more usable to me.

post #754 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Well, I just got the Denon pads and I have to say that they do raise the treble level a bit, but the general sound signature is the same. I have the darker HD600s, so it actually makes a nice complement. The comfort is infinitely better though, the drivers are no longer touching the ears. The sound is slightly worse, but I'll definitely use the Denon pads, since the AD2000 is now infinitely more usable to me.


Glad it worked for you. The difference in sound wasn't that great to be honest, but that metal sheen really started irritating me in a day, so I've just ruffled up OEM pads to make them fluffier.

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My first true audiophile cans and I gotta say I was disgusted with them. (at first)

 

The discomfort literally left my ear red and raw. I hated the driver being right up on my ear and the lack of bass was astounding considering my tastes at the time. I was thinking to myself for the price I paid couldn't they at least make them bearable to wear? I was actually livid.

 

However, as time went on and I tried different headphones and got different amps/dacs, I was curious about how my ad-2000 would sound since I haven't worn them in a year or so. The discomfort was still there but the sound blew me away with a good amp/dac. It had a strong fast tight bass, and the quality of sound was just on a different level. However, since they were my first headphones, I unknowingly abused them to the point where the left wire became loose and the the left speaker stopped working. Saddened but it was a fun experience. 

post #756 of 776

Guys, Im looking to buy an AD-2000 with w5000 pads. Will it affect the sound? 


And what DAC would u recommend for them? I have currently a900 with fiio e7 only. Thanks in advance! :)

post #757 of 776

Denon's pad = treble is increase, kind of fatigue

Phatmod = bass impact is reduce, wider soundstage

W5000's pad = *going to try this out soon.

stock = the best LOL

post #758 of 776
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Originally Posted by Rickalicious View Post
 

Guys, Im looking to buy an AD-2000 with w5000 pads. Will it affect the sound? 


And what DAC would u recommend for them? I have currently a900 with fiio e7 only. Thanks in advance! :)

I used the AD2Ks with the GS-1 amp and Pico USB Dac, sounded great.

post #759 of 776
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Originally Posted by inouekun View Post
 

Denon's pad = treble is increase, kind of fatigue

Phatmod = bass impact is reduce, wider soundstage

W5000's pad = *going to try this out soon.

stock = the best LOL

actually, the stock w1000x pads might do these cans a wonder! I slapped some OEM w1000x pads on a Sound Magic HP 100 and it got a fuller bass a a slightly wider and deeper [due to the pads being angled] 

post #760 of 776
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

actually, the stock w1000x pads might do these cans a wonder! I slapped some OEM w1000x pads on a Sound Magic HP 100 and it got a fuller bass a a slightly wider and deeper [due to the pads being angled] 

is it leather? the w5000 pads feel very soft and cushion. :D

post #761 of 776
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Originally Posted by inouekun View Post
 

is it leather? the w5000 pads feel very soft and cushion. :D

nah the stock w1000x are pleather :/ the L3000 pads would fit, but the L3000 pads... remove warmth and the w1000x madd warmth so... 

post #762 of 776

Any AD2k owners notice slight channel imbalance? I've checked with several sources and the right channel consistently sounds JUST A BIT softer than the left. I've listened to the same sources with my AD900x and not noticed any imbalance. 

 

After messing around with the channel balance, it seems that the right channel is playing sound at -15db to the left. Do you guys think I should try to send them in to AT-US? I'm the third owner and have been re-cabled.

post #763 of 776

Hey guys,

 

Anybody pair the AD2K's with an Icon HDP? I currently have the Icon HDP + AD900 and I'm sincerely leaning toward the 2000's as my next pair for this upcoming holiday season. I've owned the 900's for two years (and 700's for three before that) and I really can't get enough of both!

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Has anyone listened to AD2000s straight from Anedio D2? Is it a good match?

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Originally Posted by Xovaan View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

Anybody pair the AD2K's with an Icon HDP? I currently have the Icon HDP + AD900 and I'm sincerely leaning toward the 2000's as my next pair for this upcoming holiday season. I've owned the 900's for two years (and 700's for three before that) and I really can't get enough of both!

 

You're not imagining things. I thought I was crazy, but you confirmed what I thought too.


Edited by Kurumster - 11/2/13 at 9:49am
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