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You know what I have discovered? I've discovered that I really love my AD900X's lol. I have them permanently hooked up to my PVR --> Yamaha receiver --> Fiio E12, and I use them when watching movies and silly TV shows like the voice etc. Something about the synergy with the AD900X works much better than any other headphones I have, and they are probably the most comfortable headphones I have as well. Therefore, they have an instrumental place in waynes world! Just thought you should all know :D

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AD900x and AD900 are great headphones :)
No shame in loving them! Even our resident audiophile DavidMahler loves them!

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AD900x and AD900 are great headphones :)
No shame in loving them! Even our resident audiophile DavidMahler loves them!

:beerchug:

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Another AD900X fan here.
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I have the A-900x, have to say I've hardly listened to them. Partially because I have gotten too many others that compete for my ear time, partly because the wings/metal bars have never felt good on my head, and is embarasing imo. Wouldn't walk outside in them...


Edited by doctorjazz - 12/9/13 at 8:02pm
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Use a rubber band to bring the wings together.
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Annnnnnnnnnd their $150 again lol. I was curious about the listings on Amazon, so I looked at them. A seller is trying to sell them for $630! It gave me a nice chuckle XD

 

I missed that one, those for 88 are more than great but at almost twice (150) is to much. Just to think that someone is asking 630 for them let me breathless.

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IM50:

I expected the build on these to be a but plasticky, but they are actually very sturdy, and the cord is much better quality than the rest of the AT's I own (thank god). These have a similar sound to the CKM500, but everything is much more spacious and rich, without any harshness in the highs. They have a very full sound to them, mids are upfront and the bass has a great punch. Vocals are very smooth. If I have any complaints, it would be that the highs sound a slightly laid back, but this could improve with burn-in. Very good value.  

 

S500:

I imagine these were released to compete directly with the JVC S500. I haven't heard those but I do have the S400, and the ATH-S500 sound much better. They are very well-built as well, and surprisingly comfortable. The sound is pretty bassy, but the bass is quality and goes really deep. Mids are forward, like most AT's, and treble has nice sparkle. I expect the bass to tighten up a bit with some burn-in, but for around $40, they are a steal.

 

I'll report back after Christmas to note any changes in sound, but for now I am very happy with both models.

 

Interesting. I have some credit that's going to expire in a week at CDJ, and I'm tempted to order one of these, or even the IM70. I'm a little wary based on the highs being too laid back on the IM50. How do you think they do with female vocals? Or is it just too early to tell?

 

With the S500 I'm more wary based on comfort, since the ES700's didn't work for me at all.

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Interesting. I have some credit that's going to expire in a week at CDJ, and I'm tempted to order one of these, or even the IM70. I'm a little wary based on the highs being too laid back on the IM50. How do you think they do with female vocals? Or is it just too early to tell?

 

With the S500 I'm more wary based on comfort, since the ES700's didn't work for me at all.

I think I only find the highs laid-back because I'm so used to the very treble-forward sound of the CKN70's. From what I have heard the IM50's do have a very balanced sound to them. As for female vocals, I always test my gear out by throwing on some Evanescence, and the IM50 handled the vocals really well. So far the impressions of the IM70 on here have been very positive as well, so I don't think you could go wrong with either. 

 

I haven't tried the ES700, but others have said the pads are very thin which causes the discomfort. The S500 pad's are pretty thick and they feel snug without clamping too tight. 

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Well I've found magic with the Phonak grey silicon tips and the IM70. Basically a more refined sound that also happens to be balanced and gives greater black space around instruments. Stunner tip for the this bang for the buck iem.
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Well I've found magic with the Phonak grey silicon tips and the IM70. Basically a more refined sound that also happens to be balanced and gives greater black space around instruments. Stunner tip for the this bang for the buck iem.


Are those Phonak tips still available or did they die out with the brand?

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I have the A-900x, have to say I've hardly listened to them. Partially because I have gotten too many others that compete for my ear time, partly because the wings/metal bars have never felt good on my head, and is embarasing imo. Wouldn't walk outside in them...

 

Lol! Yeah, I wouldn't be walking outside in them either. Or my X1's. Or probably most of my headphones for that matter!

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Lol! Yeah, I wouldn't be walking outside in them either. Or my X1's. Or probably most of my headphones for that matter!

 

KEF m500s ;)

the x1s look really nice, though a bit larger than acceptable (completely disregarding it being open of course)

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Well I've found magic with the Phonak grey silicon tips and the IM70. Basically a more refined sound that also happens to be balanced and gives greater black space around instruments. Stunner tip for the this bang for the buck iem.

I'm actually thinking of ripping open a new pack of Auvio tips now that they can be found again on Radioshack's website.
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I marvel at how people manage to give their multiple sets decent head-time. If I buy something and find I prefer its sound to what I owned before, that previous purchase just lands up collecting dust. Since I got my MS1s, I don't care for the JVC S500s. I tried listening to them again quite recently and just thought, "Blegh". I certainly couldn't be bothered with my Brainwavz R1s after I got the UM3X.

I know there are different sound signatures that can land up suiting different styles of music and different headphones allow you to appreciate the same songs in different ways. I dont know if that's just too much effort for me or what. I'll often sit and make comparisons like, "Man, the mids of this pair suck compared to my other pair. Why am I even listening to this?"

I dunno, it just interests me what others' takes on this are. Do most people like different headphones for different genres, or is it different activities and/or environments? Do you decide that this week shall be AD900X week and next week will be X1 week? Conversely, what would make you be unwilling to listen to a particular pair when you otherwise are willing to give time to your entire harem of headphones?
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