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post #1111 of 1829

So I was curious and tried putting Denon D2000 pads on the AD1000X.

 

Some observations:

 

1. Every part of the frame of the AD100X, including the baffle and diffuser fins, are machine out of magnesium. This is nice especially compared to some other flagship designs - ie: SA5000.

2. Denon D2000 pads with the additional angle seem to make the soundstage a little more natural, and bass seems just a smidge stronger with the pleather material.

3. The removal of the thin layer of felt between the driver / waveguide and the ear also adds just a bit more sibilance to the highs, but more importantly it exposes the driver to things like my long hair. So I did not try the experiment too long.

 

I'm looking to order some AD2000X pads, probably from here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-Audio-Technica-HP-AD2000X-Replacement-Ear-Pads-for-ATH-AD2000X-Pair-/130900186650?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item1e7a42561a Just to see how an AD1000X with AD2000X pads sounds like (and if it sounds the same as an AD2000X).

post #1112 of 1829
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

This doesn't help really but in the previous generation some people really didn't like the ad1000 but did endorse the PRM model which was rarer (moreso in the US than in Japan).  I was surprised to see those in this thread that really like the ad1000x.

 

I think it was mentioned somewhere in this thread if you like treble 1000x, if you like mids 2000x.


interesting comparison with the ad 2000x, i have to admit i've only auditioned them for 20 min or so, abit more on the 1000x but the deciding factor is that the 2000x is just about 2X the price of the 1000x and that's going way over budget for me

post #1113 of 1829

Are there comparisons between the AD1000X and the HE400? 

 

Also, I noticed hissing on one of my FLACs when using my A900X's on my cpu...time to get a DragonFly?

post #1114 of 1829

Updated my review thread with AD1000X Impressions

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900

 

Long story short I love the AD1000X.

post #1115 of 1829
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Updated my review thread with AD1000X Impressions

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900

 

Long story short I love the AD1000X.

You're a hero.

 

AD2000X and you'll be a champion.

post #1116 of 1829
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

You're a hero.

 

AD2000X and you'll be a champion.

 

 A poor champion.

 

BUT A CHAMPION NONETHELESS.

post #1117 of 1829

Just got the AD900X.

It seems I'll be using it for a very long time.

They just bring female vocals and entire orchestras to life.


Edited by csp40 - 5/12/13 at 6:34pm
post #1118 of 1829
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Updated my review thread with AD1000X Impressions

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900

 

Long story short I love the AD1000X.

I didn't catch the last part correctly, the AD1000X is a bargain but the MA900 sounds better and is more comfortable?  confused.gif

post #1119 of 1829
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I didn't catch the last part correctly, the AD1000X is a bargain but the MA900 sounds better and is more comfortable?  confused.gif

 

And, the MA900 is $80 less than the AD1000X.

post #1120 of 1829

Ugh, made another stop on my way to the AD1000X/AD2000X with the purchase of the HD 600. I need to just pull the AmazonJapan/Tenso trigger.

post #1121 of 1829

I eagerly await the ad2kx but a_recording's findings have me curious as to just how much better the 2kx is over the 1kx.  If it's like hd600/hd650 then I may have to re-think the decision.  Shame I have no 1kx to compare.

post #1122 of 1829
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I didn't catch the last part correctly, the AD1000X is a bargain but the MA900 sounds better and is more comfortable?  confused.gif

 

Hmm, that's not what I really meant. The AD1000X and MA900 sound different but are on a similar technical level. The MA900 is more comfortable and cheaper. The AD1000X is better built. The MA900 is more laid back and relaxing (and a bit more neutral), the AD1000X is exciting and a little coloured. It depends on what you are after.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

I eagerly await the ad2kx but a_recording's findings have me curious as to just how much better the 2kx is over the 1kx.

 

You and me both!

post #1123 of 1829

I'm back.

I haven't read whole lotta posts in this thread, but I'm narrowing my purchase of headphones to:

ATH A-900X (closed back) vs. ATH AD-A900X (open air) and perhaps AKG K550.

 

Well, I want my headphones for indoor quiet envinronment:

1. at (quiet) home

2. in a quiet library

3. in a quiet coffe shop.

 

I will not play my music very loud.

 

I'm concerned about the sound leakage from headphones to the outside world (in the library, etc)

 

Do the ATH AD-A900X leak a lot?? How about the A-900X?

post #1124 of 1829

I wouldn't recommend taking the AD900x outside because of non-portability and because of their open nature. They leak a decent amount and they definitely do not isolate well.

 

Might I suggest the WS99 instead of the A900x? Smaller, more portable, great spectrum + superb bass, decent isolation and leakage control, and about the same price as the AD900x.

 

Btw, it's the ATH-AD900x and the ATH-A900x. Or, more simply, you can just refer to them as the AD900x and the A900x.


Edited by pngwn - 5/14/13 at 11:20am
post #1125 of 1829

+1. The ad900x are open backed and leak quite a bit of sound, and also they have a long cord so not very portable.

 

The ws99's are everything that pngwn said, plus they have a short cord. And did he say that they sound awesome? Yes, I see that he did :)

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