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By the way, if anybody's interested in more reviews / rankings, the following digital book seems to have much of the same content as Ghostfit's magazine. Reviews similar to the ones he posted start on page 96.

プレミアムヘッドホンガイド 2013 WINTER :: ActiBook

 

It's probably a really good thing I can't read that language. Otherwise I have a feeling gadget-lust would reach epic proportions.

post #5987 of 26336
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i orderd black but got blue

funny, I ordered blue and got black. Mine only took a month to arrive

post #5988 of 26336
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How you liking your AD900X Ghost. I take it your still burning them in?

 

Yup, they were at the 30hrs mark, some improvements compared to out of box, the staging has expanded immensely but the Bass has yet to tighten up, mids are coming forward and treble has gotten a little clearer. If the improvements keeps on at this rate, I can see why they're your favourites (and will be mine too!)

 

I remember the AD1000 having just a little more bass and the AD2000 more superior mids and treble (assuming all were out of box new) but I guess that doesn't count as the SQ changes after burn in, we'll see if I'm satisfied with the AD900X enough not to get one of it's higher end siblings.

 

Things I'm liking about this phone so far:

 

1: Comfort - I'm talking about really, really cool velour comfortable here !!! Put the headphones on and a minute later, I forget they're there. No clamping pressure between the ears, no leather/skin friction heaty-ness, no metal/plastic bar on the head feeling.

 

2: Open Air'ness - There is zero isolation, great for listening in a quiet room at night and yet nobody can sneek up behind you ! the feeling is very close to listening to floor standing speakers.

 

3: They scale very well with amps, althought not settled yet, I can already hear the difference naunces with different amps. (that 3.5mm to 6.5mm adaptor is just begging me to dig out my old speakers Hi-Fi system from the store room) very_evil_smiley.gif

 

It wouldn't be fair to comment of the SQ for now as they will only reach the 50hrs burning mark by the end of today but so far I'm liking it by the hour, so thank you in advance Dsnuts, guess you just have to change your slogan back to "You guys can call me a ATH superfan"

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Well I have found something interesting for you android users out there. It is an APP called Soundbest. Easily found in Google Play. This app does a 90 second audio response (hearing) test to see what tones you can hear. Then generates "optimized eq settings for comfortable and rich sound" for you.  

 

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Those that want a better listing experience out of your android phone but don't want to mess with an external DAC might want to give this a try. I have eq's for my Audiofit BA, MP8320 and MEEle M9 and they all sound more spacious and balanced to my ears. 

 

I must note it worked well with my IEMs not so much with my AKG 301 headphones, made the bass a bit too overpowering and distorted. During the test I hardly heard any of the tones played especially those in the lower freq. I guess the 301s don't eq all that well. 

 

Bottom line, its a free app (for the lite version) and you have nothing to lose and possibly a more enjoyable casual listening experience from your android devices to gain. 


Edited by Nightmistx22 - 1/15/13 at 5:41am
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Better music app for android is neutron music player ...its made for audiophile and is my favorite player....give it a try and here the difference....I bought mine because that's how much I love it smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

Yup, they were at the 30hrs mark, some improvements compared to out of box, the staging has expanded immensely but the Bass has yet to tighten up, mids are coming forward and treble has gotten a little clearer. If the improvements keeps on at this rate, I can see why they're your favourites (and will be mine too!)

 

I remember the AD1000 having just a little more bass and the AD2000 more superior mids and treble (assuming all were out of box new) but I guess that doesn't count as the SQ changes after burn in, we'll see if I'm satisfied with the AD900X enough not to get one of it's higher end siblings.

 

Things I'm liking about this phone so far:

 

1: Comfort - I'm talking about really, really cool velour comfortable here !!! Put the headphones on and a minute later, I forget they're there. No clamping pressure between the ears, no leather/skin friction heaty-ness, no metal/plastic bar on the head feeling.

 

2: Open Air'ness - There is zero isolation, great for listening in a quiet room at night and yet nobody can sneek up behind you ! the feeling is very close to listening to floor standing speakers.

 

3: They scale very well with amps, althought not settled yet, I can already hear the difference naunces with different amps. (that 3.5mm to 6.5mm adaptor is just begging me to dig out my old speakers Hi-Fi system from the store room) very_evil_smiley.gif

 

It wouldn't be fair to comment of the SQ for now as they will only reach the 50hrs burning mark by the end of today but so far I'm liking it by the hour, so thank you in advance Dsnuts, guess you just have to change your slogan back to "You guys can call me a ATH superfan"


Nice to hear I didn't stir you wrong. When you get some warmth to the mids with added smoothness is when they will be nice n loose.

 

You try some rock with them they will surprise you..Danny should be getting his by next week or so..For the cash it just don't get any better imo. They sound freakishly great once fully burned in..

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I came up with this cool idea guy's, it's really simple and I'm going to share it with the community!

I'm burning some old pair of beater CK700, I was so tired of wrapping them up in t-shirts, socks, pillows and still hearing sound in the background. So I got to thinking about it. Accidently realised putting both ear piece nozzles together creates near silence, which further trigged an internal brain wave about how to keep them together. What you need is a single tip (Sony Hyrbid will work) placing it on one earphone normally then.... insert the other earpiece into the other side! *mind explosion*

What you end up with is almost 100% silence, you can hear sound if you listen closely and the drivers are still moving. I'm not sure you'd want to do this with something over $100, though it works well for me. My only concern is how much actual air and movement the drivers are getting because I guess it's rather air tight in there. tongue_smile.gif But for what I need this to do is perfect. Give it a try and see how quiet it becomes. wink.gif

Here's a photo of the end results.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/15/13 at 5:07pm
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Interesting. This is a good idea. Will have to try that myself.

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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Better music app for android is neutron music player ...its made for audiophile and is my favorite player....give it a try and here the difference....I bought mine because that's how much I love it smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks mochill. I'm giving it a try on my SGS2 and it's sounding pretty good. I think the sound coming out of neutron is maybe a bit cleaner/detailed than out of poweramp (both flat EQ).

 

I wish my SGS2 had a better audio chip in it (I think it's a Yamaha chip), and I wish that I wasn't locked into my SGS2 for another 2 years! Having said that, it sounds pretty good to me.. and even better using Neutron. I'd venture to say my SGS2+Neutron sounds about the same as my laptop+EleDAC. Do I really need anything more LOL!

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Nice to hear I didn't stir you wrong. When you get some warmth to the mids with added smoothness is when they will be nice n loose.

 

You try some rock with them they will surprise you..Danny should be getting his by next week or so..For the cash it just don't get any better imo. They sound freakishly great once fully burned in..

 

You're talking about the AD900X, right? They are open cans, correct? They cost around $200, correct? And you are saying that they sound freakishly great, right?

 

For some reason, I am finding that I am getting a bit sucked into these ones. I mean, I could spend $40 on Somics, but would I be better off bucking up and getting something like the AD900X's which would hopefully satisfy me for quite some time? I know you can't answer that. But maybe you can answer this one: what sound signature do I like, and do the AD900X's provide it? confused_face_2.gif LOL!

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You like a balanced sounding headphone. Hence you like the XBA-3s so much. Your not too much of a bass guy and like your detail in your sounds. My question to you Wayne is. Are you willing to shell out that much for the best sounding balanced can you have ever heard with a sound stage that you have never heard before?.. If so they might be what your looking for.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

You like a balanced sounding headphone. Hence you like the XBA-3s so much. Your not too much of a bass guy and like your detail in your sounds. My question to you Wayne is. Are you willing to shell out that much for the best sounding balanced can you have ever heard with a sound stage that you have never heard before?.. If so they might be what your looking for.

 

And that, everyone, is a perfect display of the 'ol dsnuts "resistance is futile" magic. Damn - I'm close to being toast lol!

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Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but I figured since there was a lot of talk about the ELE dac that this might be a good place to ask(just got my ELE dac today, ordered it on ebay from a Hong Kong seller on Dec.04-I'm in Canada)  Anyway, is there any way of using the ELE dac with an ipad using the camera connection kit?  Or is there any way to use the ELE dac with a phone(mine is a Samsung Focus windows phone 7)?  I also have a Fiio E11.....

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Interesting. This is a good idea. Will have to try that myself.

It's very quite, yes. smile.gif
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Canada Computers is really picking up the headphone thing and running with it guys!  They are carrying a huge selection of headphones plus Fiio amps/accessories.  I just picked up an E11 there for $44.99 Cdn and I noticed just now that they are carrying stuff like the Audioquest Dragonfly and the Bravo Ocean.  This is stuff that I previously would only ever be able to order online and often not in Canada, now I can go to one of three stores in my City!!! :D

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