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post #1126 of 1818

I also want to add that the WS99 would have a shorter cord and is more portably sized than the A900x, which I imagine has similar dimensions to the AD series.

post #1127 of 1818
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Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

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?

 

I would agree, the AD900X is not a good outside option no matter how quietly you play music.

 

The K550 is somewhat sensitive to seal (I've got a pair I'm trying out atm) but it does sound very open, so if your aim was to get a very open sounding closed headphone it's definitely a good option.

post #1128 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

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?

I have both, the AD900X will leak considerably and the A900X does not create enough isolation for moderate listening levels in a noisy environment.

 

Honestly the A900X sounds great, I'd keep an eye on Buydig as they have had the A900X for $130 new / $99 manf refurbished.

post #1129 of 1818

Wrestled these from my local PO (long story) but at first glance the ad2kx are lighter than the original ad2k and the color of the top bands have an almost brownish/earthy luster to them (original was closer to a slight red/rusty luster?), they seem a little cheaper overall as a result.  Just saying.  

 

The pads look and feel looser than the original ad2k pads.  They still touch the outer edge of my ears but to a lesser degree because the clamp is substantially less which is both a good and bad thing.  

 

I have what I consider a small head and I can see these slipping down naturally on my head which could be a problem. The wings have no real "stop' to them so they can potentially slip all the way down to my neck if the clamp doesn't hold.

 

On first listen these definitely retain the airiness of the ad2k and immediately noticeable bass bloom, I love the soundstage these things throw.

 

Time will tell if the shoutiness will get to me; this was something that lead to me selling off the originals.

 

Rocking out to the new Daft Punk album - mixed reviews on it.

post #1130 of 1818
Speaking of the new Daft Punk album, I need to go buy it ;p

How does using a rubber band work for you? I found the fit and clamp of the AD900x to be pretty satisfactory as stock, but since I've been using a "medium" sized rubber band on the wings, I just can't go back; the fit is just that little bit snugger and better.
Edited by pngwn - 5/14/13 at 11:36pm
post #1131 of 1818
Double post, ipad...
Edited by pngwn - 5/14/13 at 11:36pm
post #1132 of 1818
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Originally Posted by 3ternalDr4gon View Post

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 #1133 of 1818

Posting here randomly because I should have a pair of AD2000x waiting at home when I get home from work and I'm stuck here for 8 more hours. Dying to try them, pre-burn-in. :)

post #1134 of 1818
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Originally Posted by GoldfishX View Post

Posting here randomly because I should have a pair of AD2000x waiting at home when I get home from work and I'm stuck here for 8 more hours. Dying to try them, pre-burn-in. :)

 

Ooh I'm envious...

post #1135 of 1818

Early AD2000x impression...It is like the AKG Q701 with a slightly smaller soundstage, but far more involving, lush musical sound and equally clear imaging/separation (in other words, exactly what I was hoping for). I have played some REO Speedwagon, Roxette, Mary Chapin Carpenter and some oldschool chiptunes (Ys, Megaman) and have just been in total love for the past hour. Everything is there...bass, highs, mids, details. Feels both analytical and fun. Trying to find something to dislike. Not finding anything.

 

Also, currently running straight out of my Cowon D2. No amp or anything (I have a portable Leckerton UHA 6S, but haven't needed to pull it out yet). They are plenty loud and extremely dynamic (heavily compressed recordings are immediately noticable, one of the more recent Roxette albums started giving me a slight headache, went away when I went back to Joyride) Will test with the amp later. But non-amped, VERY impressive.

post #1136 of 1818
^ This is NOT what us cheapskates need to hear! Just kidding - sounds great!
Edited by waynes world - 5/15/13 at 7:02pm
post #1137 of 1818

Oh here's a question I'm hoping some AD900X owner can answer: is the baffle (driver mount) of the AD900X made of metal or plastic?

post #1138 of 1818

Dude, I'm telling you...I had a deal on a lightly used pair of Q701's at a store a few days ago ($200). I passed, but they were my back-up if these didn't pan out. Definitely not going back for them. The additional life in the music is quite worth it. Also the Q701 was running through a high end amp/DAC/CD player combo in my listening test at the store, AD2000x are just running straight through my D2.

 

Also, the previous owner burned these in for about 100 hours. So no idea what they sound like pre-burn-in.

post #1139 of 1818
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Oh here's a question I'm hoping some AD900X owner can answer: is the baffle (driver mount) of the AD900X made of metal or plastic?

Can this be determined without opening the headphone?  I can observe/take photos.

 

EDIT:  Read a second time, carefully lol..


Edited by Yazen - 5/15/13 at 6:39pm
post #1140 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

Can this be determined without opening the headphone?  I can observe/take photos.

 

EDIT:  Read a second time, carefully lol..

 

Just by taking the earpads off you can check the baffle :)

 

As far as I can tell the AD1000X baffle is made out of either metal or a very very dense plastic...

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