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post #106 of 1843
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Originally Posted by Tuny View Post

they look much better now with ''normal'' colors, at least the AD700X
i really hope that the new ad700x have some little improvements over the ad700 in all areas, specially the grain. it doesnt need to have more bass if others aspects are better and the soundstage as good as it predecessor

All of you complaining about the grain, just try to remove the foam, which can be found under the grill. It's a 7mm thick one, after you remove it, you'll be surprised smily_headphones1.gif It will sound much cleaner, in all areas, with an even endless sound. Of course it will be somewhat brighter, so maybe it needs something there, like a thinner foam or some driver dampening on the back side, but the clarity is well worth it, just try it if you can smily_headphones1.gif
post #107 of 1843
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

People just want that to happen. I don't think there was actually any evidence yet to suggest that it is so.

I believe it has to do something with the W1000X, which has significantly more bass than W1000, and some were speculating that X series will continue this tradition. I don't know much about the smaller ones, like A900X, so don't know if the analogy works in general regarding the closed line.
post #108 of 1843

UPDATE: I won't know till Friday at earliest if my 貸し出し borrow unit is a go or no.

post #109 of 1843
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Originally Posted by davek View Post


All of you complaining about the grain, just try to remove the foam, which can be found under the grill. It's a 7mm thick one, after you remove it, you'll be surprised smily_headphones1.gif It will sound much cleaner, in all areas, with an even endless sound. Of course it will be somewhat brighter, so maybe it needs something there, like a thinner foam or some driver dampening on the back side, but the clarity is well worth it, just try it if you can smily_headphones1.gif

but thats the problem, if i remove the original foam, it will be even brighter. ad700 is already very bright too.

i will gather some courage and then remove the foam and test. depdending on the results i will let it that way or put it back

post #110 of 1843

Did you check out the AD1000X Shigzeo?  Are you in Tokyo?

post #111 of 1843
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

UPDATE: I won't know till Friday at earliest if my 貸し出し borrow unit is a go or no.
おい、火曜日ですよ!!

Still no word on a loan for those headphones?
post #112 of 1843
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Originally Posted by HalidePisces View Post


おい、火曜日ですよ!!
Still no word on a loan for those headphones?

Still no word. I'm trying to book a different appointment. Bugger. I'll come back when I have word. Sorry for the wait. By the way, I tried them out, but it was loud at the store. Very very nice. Finally, a headphone apart from the ESW11LTD that I'd consider purchasing.

post #113 of 1843

you would think, for being in the Audiophile line, wouldn't they at least TRY to give it more bass, to make it BALANCED which is the audiophile goal. I guess no more bassy ad700 for me.

post #114 of 1843
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Originally Posted by Gallade475 View Post

you would think, for being in the Audiophile line, wouldn't they at least TRY to give it more bass, to make it BALANCED which is the audiophile goal. I guess no more bassy ad700 for me.

As DJHeadshot posted earlier on: http://www.head-fi.org/t/631998/audio-technica-updates-their-open-headphones-ad-series-ad2000x-ad1000x-ad900x-ad700x-and-ad500x/15#post_8785978 with this post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/588703/audio-technica-ad700-bass-monster-in-disguise

 

the drivers are indeed pretty damn capable. While i can't vouch for the AD700, i have an AD900 myself which i have replaced the earpads with the w5k leather ear pads and that brought out the bass a LOT (in addition to having a govibe peak amp with bass boost on)

if you're interested in reviews you can read them up on my site here: http://www.quazacolt.com/tag/ath-ad900/

 


anyone interested in modding yourself:

video on how to remove the earpads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1NxpEtlG4

 

and due to an issue i had earlier today, i actually opened up the entire headphone and it was fairly simple too... just 4 screws and you're done

just be very careful on the wires/cables on the side with them (ad900 only has exterior cables on 1 side and routes the other one via the headband so top/bottom of the driver basically)

pictures:

http://twitpic.com/bihzl2

 

http://twitpic.com/bii04f

 

http://twitpic.com/bii2q3

(do ignore the descriptions on the pictures unless you wanna follow through my twitter too lol)

 


 

anyways, i am eager on any AD x series review, i totally registered on headfi just to subscribe to this thread so i can get updates automatically lol...

post #115 of 1843
Originally Posted by Gallade475 View Post

you would think, for being in the Audiophile line, wouldn't they at least TRY to give it more bass, to make it BALANCED which is the audiophile goal. /

 

I think that's the studio goal, most Audio Technica's have intentional colour.

post #116 of 1843
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?q=audio+technica+air&media=&r=any&step=20&order=score

For anyone living outside of Japan, imports are already available. CD Japan ships to virtually any country in the world. They don't have the AD2000X though.
post #117 of 1843

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Edited by FLACvest - 2/27/14 at 12:33pm
post #118 of 1843
Posted by 100x100px-LS-709da8c2_MegurineLuka.jpeg HalidePisces View Post

 

Just wanted to say, love your avatar.

post #119 of 1843
Too bad I can't order from amazon.co.jp. They have the AD900X for a really good price smily_headphones1.gif
post #120 of 1843

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Edited by FLACvest - 2/27/14 at 12:30pm
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