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post #481 of 649
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Originally Posted by sysfail View Post

Kernmac pretty much has it spot on about the sound change with the W5000 pads. The W5000 are MUCH more comfortable compared to the stock AD900 pads for me because the stock pads made my face itch very quickly. I could wear the AD900 + W5000 pads forever with no comfort problems at all. It would make your ears a little warm, but it won't get hot and sweaty or anything. Without the tissues, my ears would press against the drivers and it would start to get annoying overtime, but with the tissues, my ears have a perfect distance away from the drivers and they become extremely comfortable. It was necessary for me to get the W5000 pads for my AD900, but if the stock pads don't irritate you or anything, then you should just stick with it because those W5000 pads aren't cheap at all lol.

 


Ordered! Thank you for the swift reply. I'm looking forward to this 'mod'. I'd love to have an AD900 with more comfort and added bass performance. Nice!

post #482 of 649
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Originally Posted by Bengt77 View Post


Ordered! Thank you for the swift reply. I'm looking forward to this 'mod'. I'd love to have an AD900 with more comfort and added bass performance. Nice!


Haha no problem. Hope you enjoy them!

 

post #483 of 649

Seems like these are really picking up. I know 4 people who just bought them and love them.

post #484 of 649
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Seems like these are really picking up. I know 4 people who just bought them and love them.


I'd love that. I don't know anybody with these. Then again, I don't know anybody in real life – besides me – that's really into headphones. About €50 is the absolute maximum people around me seem to be willing to spend on headphones. And that's still only for the few that are at least somewhat into headphones. The others won't spend anything above €20 or €30, it seems.

 

By the way, I've had my AD900 for nearly three and a half years. I'm no recent convert when it comes to this model. It's just that I'd love to tinker with the sound a bit. Just a tad more bass can't do it any harm, right? Speaking of modding and tinkering, I don't know if I'd be willing to do the no-foam mod. I love the look of the AD900 without the foam, but from what I've read the sound is altered just a bit too much. Less mids? No, thank you. That's exactly what I love about this headphone: the exorbitantly lush mids.

post #485 of 649

I've had mine for almost a year and I can honestly say no other headphone has compared for me. Not Sennheiser HD555/595/558/598, not Denon D1001, D1100, D2000, and so forth. There's something about these headphones that clicks with me. As for the bass, my E7 +1 bass boost has made me happy with these 100%. I will be getting Ad2000 eventually, but I'll keep these.

 

As for the comfort, the driver only touched my ears when I was wearing them "wrong."

post #486 of 649
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I will be getting Ad2000 eventually, but I'll keep these.
Count me in! That day will come for sure; I can feel it getting closer every day. That same day, however, is dreaded by my wallet. Poor money...
post #487 of 649

I think I'm going to be doing it around Christmas, I'll probably try the E9/E7 combo with it. I don't see why it wouldn't sound good!

post #488 of 649
Then by all means don't follow this link. It might just rid you of $1100 once you get the AD2000... biggrin.gif
post #489 of 649

Oh I know people are swearing by $2,000 amps with it. I don't believe there's half the difference people claim. An amp's purpose is to supply enough current, nothing more. Any decent amp will be able to do that, I just don't see any science backing up a $2,000 amp supplying the same amount of current better than a $200 amp. Until I hear a difference first hand, I claim it's people justifying their expensive purchase.

 

Edit: Someone in there was claiming Dynalo amps were good with the Ad2000, for $300 I would consider trying that.


Edited by keanex - 7/10/11 at 1:40pm
post #490 of 649
No kidding. I think it's outrageous to even consider buying an amp that ridiculously expensive for such a relatively easy to drive headphone as the AD2000 (and almost every other Audio-Technica, for that matter). I wholeheartedly agree with you.
post #491 of 649

Indeed, they are 40ohms with 100db sensitivity. I personally doubt any amplification is even needed.

post #492 of 649

The unique crisp and airy sound of the AD900 makes it a very hard headphone to let go of lol. I don't think I'd ever be able to part with it.

post #493 of 649
Then don't. Easy enough; problem solved! There, potentially saved you hundreds of dollars. biggrin.gif
post #494 of 649
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Originally Posted by sysfail View Post




I stuck tissue paper under my pads and they worked great!

 


very good idea.

 

post #495 of 649
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Originally Posted by Aruna View Post




very good idea.

 


Sure was! All it took was 1 and a half tissue paper. tongue_smile.gif

 

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