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post #3211 of 3233
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

I highly doubt this, even the AD2000X isn't as good as the K550, and audio-technica doesn't exactly have a good track record when it comes to their high end gear

 

We'll have to agree to disagree.  The AD900x is a much much better headphone than the K550 in every aspect, bass, treble, mids, soundstage, speed etc.  For me, K550 does nothing better than AD900x other than isolation and build strength, which is what I bought it for.  But I stand by my assessment of owning K550 and K712, if person I was giving suggesting to enjoys the K550 sound, I'd sooner reach for AD900x than K7xx.  K550 is a much brighter, forward headphone than the K712, which likely has a similar signature sound as K702-AE.

 

Even vs K712 depending on my mood, the AD900x is preferable.  The bass has more impact and volume than K712 and the vocals and mids are more luscious.  K712 to me has recessed mids and tamed treble now, so for long term comfort listening, K712 wins, and I don't always want all that music charging at me like it does with AD900x.  

 

I expect the AD2000x to exceed the AD900x in nearly all aspects.  So your opinion doesn't jive with me at all.  Can't expect AT to please all, but you find haters for every brand.

 

I'm listening to James Holden's Balance 005 for those groovy beats, AD900x rocks both K550 and K712.


Edited by SSandDigital - 6/25/14 at 8:30pm
post #3212 of 3233
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If you like the K550 then I think should consider AD900X. To me K550 and AD900x sound similar, except better. Just throwing that out there to consider. Hope you like the K550 and won't have to return them and find that sound signature you like.

I highly doubt this, even the AD2000X isn't as good as the K550, and audio-technica doesn't exactly have a good track record when it comes to their high end gear

 

Did something happen with the "X" line? I had a pair of AD2000 and thought they were one of the best dynamic headphones I had ever heard! 

 

I thought the AD900X (when I owned it) was far superior to the K550 in just about every way possible. 

post #3213 of 3233
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Originally Posted by SSandDigital View Post
 
If you like the K550 then I think should consider AD900X. To me K550 and AD900x sound similar, except better. Just throwing that out there to consider. Hope you like the K550 and won't have to return them and find that sound signature you like.

I highly doubt this, even the AD2000X isn't as good as the K550, and audio-technica doesn't exactly have a good track record when it comes to their high end gear

 

Did something happen with the "X" line? I had a pair of AD2000 and thought they were one of the best dynamic headphones I had ever heard! 

 

I thought the AD900X (when I owned it) was far superior to the K550 in just about every way possible. 

The AD2000X has remarkably low distortion, lower than any other dynamic, but is highly colored, middy, and a little slow and sloppy compared to the HD800/Q701/etc.

 

Can't speak for the non-X version.

post #3214 of 3233
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

The AD2000X has remarkably low distortion, lower than any other dynamic, but is highly colored, middy, and a little slow and sloppy compared to the HD800/Q701/etc.

 

Can't speak for the non-X version.

 

The AD series aren't advertised as professional headphones.  They are for listening.  HD800/K812 and K7xx are advertised as the best you could ask for in a professional grade headphone.  Far as I know, Audio Technica don't offer any reference class professional headphone.  Just DJ.  HD800 is at an entirely different level of ingenuity than any other dynamic headphone and it's intent very different from that of any AT AD headphone...


Edited by SSandDigital - 6/25/14 at 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

The AD2000X has remarkably low distortion, lower than any other dynamic, but is highly colored, middy, and a little slow and sloppy compared to the HD800/Q701/etc.

 

Can't speak for the non-X version.

 

 The older AD2000 was regarded was one of the fatest dynamique headphone out there , and even more colored than the actual AD2000X wich is a bit more linear . But i didn't find the AD2000X slow in comparison to a K702 ANV , yes their is more tichkness in the mids section but not to the point of being muddy .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 6/25/14 at 11:08pm
post #3216 of 3233
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

The AD2000X has remarkably low distortion, lower than any other dynamic, but is highly colored, middy, and a little slow and sloppy compared to the HD800/Q701/etc.

 

Can't speak for the non-X version.

 

Lower than any other dynamic ? huh ?

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHAD2000X.pdf

 

bottom left chart

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD800.pdf

 

HD800 for comparison


Edited by takato14 - 6/25/14 at 11:05pm
post #3217 of 3233
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The AD series aren't advertised as professional headphones.  They are for listening.  

All headphones are for listening, regardless of what they're "advertised as" :/


Edited by takato14 - 6/25/14 at 11:07pm
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http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHAD2000X.pdf

 

bottom left chart

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD800.pdf

 

HD800 for comparison


i was editing : / , didn't thought that AD2000X distorsions were so low (according to tyll measurements) .

 

But always had confort issue with AD series :( , it's why i have an K702 and HD600 now , and not an AD2000(X) :p .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 6/25/14 at 11:15pm
post #3219 of 3233

i got the akg k240 mk2

 

anyone know how do the k702 65th and k712 compare in bass, mids, body to the k240 mk2?

post #3220 of 3233

I'm thinking of going from Fidelio X1's to these, are they a completely different sound? How's the bass?

post #3221 of 3233
The bass wise, X1 offer more quantity but IMO, Annie for the quality. And both do sound very different smily_headphones1.gif
post #3222 of 3233
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I'm thinking of going from Fidelio X1's to these, are they a completely different sound? How's the bass?

the annies should be an eye-opener coming from the X1

post #3223 of 3233

I've just received a reply from spare parts salesman in Australia regarding to buying earpads and here's the reply:


 

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Hi XXXX,

 

Thank you for your email and supporting AKG. It has been passed onto me to reply.

 

Your email has been forward to me to respond to.

 

We have the earpads in stock.

 

They are not cheap because they are the new technology "gel filled cushions" and NOT the standard foam covered in cloth or leatherette.

 

You can purchase the earpads from us @ $156.75 per pair including postage and GST. Part no# 5021871.

 

If you wish to purchase a pair can you please email me your address and credit card for processing? Please also include the 3 digit CV code from the back of the card.

 

We will only charge the card once the part arrives, but require it in advance, in writing, not verbally over the phone.

If you are concerned about security over the internet, most of our customers split the card and send it in 2 separate emails that are not linked.

 

We only accept Visa, MasterCard & Bankcard

 

Regards,

 

Jesus Christ... I didn't know a pair of earpads will cost that much.

 

Is there a way to buy it for cheaper price?

post #3224 of 3233
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If you wish to purchase a pair can you please email me your address and credit card for processing? Please also include the 3 digit CV code from the back of the card.

 

We will only charge the card once the part arrives, but require it in advance, in writing, not verbally over the phone.

If you are concerned about security over the internet, most of our customers split the card and send it in 2 separate emails that are not linked.

what's the email you've been receiving this from, scam for sure, usually will give you a bank account number to make a wire transfer, this just looks like someone wants you to pay for his holyday :blink:

post #3225 of 3233
Even latest technology can't be that* expensive right? I rather get a pair of K712 and use the pads in that case :/
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