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So it has been a while since I opened up my AD900X. I just threw them on for the first time in months and on my new ICAN. 3D enhance and bass boost on.. OMG!! Lol

 

I just realized what the CKR-9 sounds like. The CKR-9 is tuned to sound like the AD000X series. I bet the CKR-10 is tuned to sound similar to their higher end closed cans.

 

In any case I am blown away again by the AD900X. I have never heard it sound this good. The synergy using the ICAN is off the charts. Can't believe how good it sounds. The added staging (not like it needs more stage) and bass boost.. It sounds like a different beast all together. I am amazed.

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Anyone have seen the SHE3900?

 

Here in Brazil they`ve appeared recently and the SHE3570 is dissapearing, both are being sold for the same prince.

SHE3900 looks sexier althought they are bigger and maybe less comfortable.

Are they an old model that is been released now just here or are they really new?

If they sound like SHE3580 they would be great...

 

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Edited by altrunox - 8/9/14 at 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

So it has been a while since I opened up my AD900X. I just threw them on for the first time in months and on my new ICAN. 3D enhance and bass boost on.. OMG!! Lol

I just realized what the CKR-9 sounds like. The CKR-9 is tuned to sound like the AD000X series. I bet the CKR-10 is tuned to sound similar to their higher end closed cans.

In any case I am blown away again by the AD900X. I have never heard it sound this good. The synergy using the ICAN is off the charts. Can't believe how good it sounds. The added staging (not like it needs more stage) and bass boost.. It sounds like a different beast all together. I am amazed.
What would you say your favorite pair of over ear headphones are under $400?
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L2..They are easy to drive and sound amazing out of everything not just my ICAN.. The only can that I think is a step above them are my SRH1540 but both are playing on a similar level sound quality wise..I like the versatility of the L2 a bit more over the SRH1540 but prefer the SRH1540 a bit more on sheer sound quality alone. Right now though it is all about the old AD900X. Never heard them quite like I am hearing them now using my DX90 and ICAN. Considering the SRH1540 is a $200 plus more I would give the nod to the L2.

 

Can't wait to get my Cayin C5 to try out with these..So I will also be getting the E11K..I figure it will go well with my X3.

 

@altrunox, Those seem new to me. I tried a bunch of philips earphones and this is the first time I have seen a SHE3900.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/9/14 at 10:21pm
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Funny that you mentioned this cuz all those qualities seems to fit the sound of the TTPOD T1-E tbh. Pretty intimate staging cuz sound is more up front and a bit "in-your-face". Their treble is VERY well extended, almost a bit bright but is very transparent with a great punchy and dynamic bass end that has good depth to it.

Several head-fiers noted these TTPODs are truly a basshead's choice... I'm not really that much into bass, as even CK100Pro are already too bassy for me.

Maybe CKR9 would be too bassy as well. I find TWFK-models (non-hybrid, like Brainwavz B2) bassy enough for my taste, with quite enough punch from a decent source.

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@Dsnuts

Thanks for reminding me about the ad900x. My order for the Soundmagic hp200 got cancelled by the seller yesterday and I'll probably pick up the ad900x instead.

Did you hear the L1 also? If so how much of a difference is it really between L1 and L2?
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Several head-fiers noted these TTPODs are truly a basshead's choice... I'm not really that much into bass, as even CK100Pro are already too bassy for me.

Maybe CKR9 would be too bassy as well. I find TWFK-models (non-hybrid, like Brainwavz B2) bassy enough for my taste, with quite enough punch from a decent source.

I think you will be happy with the Doppios.. They require burn in but sound great afterwards.

 

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@Dsnuts

Thanks for reminding me about the ad900x. My order for the Soundmagic hp200 got cancelled by the seller yesterday and I'll probably pick up the ad900x instead.

Did you hear the L1 also? If so how much of a difference is it really between L1 and L2?

 

I had a nice session with the AD900X last night which reminded me to use them more often. The L2 is a different level of refinement and headphone all together.. Philips designed a new driver using extensive RnD techniques to come up with the driver that is in the L2.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if the X2 is using the same driver. The L2 is actually not just an upgrade to the L1 but also the X1. 

 

Worth tracking a pair down but only if your ok with open cans. It has this crazy stage because it is more open than most cans. Solid rich detailed smooth sound is what you get with the L2..

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@Dsnuts
Thank you!

Yeah I'm looking for open cans. I've got the l1 and I'm pretty unimpressed by them, good to hear that the l2 is a real upgrade.

I'll probably get the ad900x now and wait for the x2 to be released smily_headphones1.gif
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While I don't have anything new to compare my DJE1500 against I have to say my love for these is just getting stronger by the day. My next and possibly last IEM coming in will be the Rocket a month or 2 from now and I really wonder if they will stack up. I am still waiting for my upgrade android cable hoping it will fill in the one hole I have with this IEM. If the cable works I may just have to take vacation from buying anything IEM related.

DS, how does the L2 compare to the 1540?
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Stage for one. It is an open can. Lighter. Speedier bass. I would say around 2dbs less in mid bass making for better balance in frequencies..Excellent sub bass extension and texture..Better toned in the region over the SRH1540 actually. Treble is nicely extended the sound comes a touch warm but not too much so. Mids are a touch more forward in the mix with excellent center staging and presence. Rich in presentation I would say is not as deep as the SRH1540 and perhaps a bit shy of it's smoothness but it makes up for it with better width and just as good detail wise..Easier to drive than the SRH1540 and accepts aftermarket 3.5 to 3.5 replaceable cables. I am using a 8 braided silver coated OFC cable I bought for my X1 on it with great results.

 

The dynamics are fantastic on the L2. Some of the best if not the best for it's given price point. Great control and fullness in all regions of sound. Solid detailed and easy to drive. Sound exceptional with more power however. Philips could sell a ton of these if they actually sold them in the US/ Canada market but I have no idea why they still are not selling these. It is quickly becoming one of the worlds greatest mysteries.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/10/14 at 3:43pm
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Awesome, thanks for the concise comparison. I may have to hunt down a pair of the L2 from the sounds of it. How are they for comfort?
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Zero issues with comfort. For being medium sized cups the cups are roomy and fairly deep. Drivers are angled and open out back for that large stage. I took my L2 and my DX90 to my clinicals and let some coworkers listen to it and every single one of them loved it. Even let a few of the DRs there listen to it. I had a hard time getting my L2 back from them. Until I hear the X2 as far as I know the L2 is the best headphone Philips makes. At the going rate however it might not be until 2015 till we get to hear the X2 if at all.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/10/14 at 4:42pm
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Interesting impression of the L2.

 

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yup very important to get the the right way round  !!!!  

 

Been playing with my LCD2's of late, bought a set of LCD3 drivers second hand, and installed them into the LCD2 shells.... I have to admit the upgrade is much bigger than i anticipated, every aspect of the LCD3 driver is better than the 2...

 

interestingly though the overall balance of the sound is more like the L2 than the LCD2 was !!!

 

The LCD2 was on the polite side, could play bad tracks with ease, very forgiving, the 3 drivers are a lot more revealing, the presentation is bigger, sharper, more depth....

 

but going from the L2 to the newly Modded LCD's as less of a shock now !!!!

 

the L2's are like a baby LCD3

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By the way..For guys interested in the new Fiio E11K. They were in stock at both Adorama and BnH this morning. Is going for $60 with free shipping..I am on a portable amp buying spree. Ended up getting one. Will report how it is. 

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By the way..For guys interested in the new Fiio E11K. They were in stock at both Adorama and BnH this morning. Is going for $60 with free shipping..I am on a portable amp buying spree. Ended up getting one. Will report how it is. 

DS--lookin' forward to your E11K report.

 

by the way, the Kunlun E!8 doesn't seem to get much love around here except in its own thread

i find it very good out of an android tablet or phone (made for android usb connection)

and significantly raise the resolution of many IEMs and headphones. eg. my

ATH RE700 retro phones sound way better with the E18 instead of just out of the LG tablet

or HTC one m18 phone.  they sound good directly out the snapdragon 4core processor

in those devices, but the bass is way more controlled and soundstage better out of the E!8.

for the money (143$) i think it does an admirable job! and its a battery bank also! but since portable

amps are on a design roll right now, i look forward to the new E11K report and Cayin amp C5!

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