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post #1411 of 1743
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Originally Posted by akarise View Post

Yeah the ring and part where the wings are attached.

 

Yeah I think this is plastic on the AD1000X.

 

Darn you've given me another reason to want the AD2000X. CURSE YOU

post #1412 of 1743
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

I just got my AD2000 in the post and have been listening for the past hour or so. First off ... Wow. Coming from the AD900x to the AD2000 is exactly what I imagined a "holy ****" moment to be like. Everything is just so much clearer and defined! Took me a minute to get used to colour, but I'm really enjoying these cans so far. I feel like for now, I have the sound that I was looking for out of my AD900x. The E12 subbass boost is an absolute blessing, but even without, the punchier, harder bass is already preferred over the AD900x's. Suddenly, my old cans just look like a bunch of shortcomings. The build quality also doesn't compare.

 

I started off my session with some of my favorite trance and electro, which I loved, but I was a bit blown away by my rock tracks.

 

Anyway, those are my first impressions for now, more to come after a few days!

Awesome, can't wait to hear more! Had the same kinda moment with the X version too  basshead.gif

 

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

Yeah I think this is plastic on the AD1000X.

 

Darn you've given me another reason to want the AD2000X. CURSE YOU

 

You're very welcome! :D


Edited by akarise - 8/28/13 at 6:44pm
post #1413 of 1743
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

Darn you've given me another reason to want the AD2000X. CURSE YOU

 

one of us, one of us...

post #1414 of 1743
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

I just got my AD2000 in the post and have been listening for the past hour or so. First off ... Wow. Coming from the AD900x to the AD2000 is exactly what I imagined a "holy ****" moment to be like. Everything is just so much clearer and defined! Took me a minute to get used to colour, but I'm really enjoying these cans so far. I feel like for now, I have the sound that I was looking for out of my AD900x. The E12 subbass boost is an absolute blessing, but even without, the punchier, harder bass is already preferred over the AD900x's. Suddenly, my old cans just look like a bunch of shortcomings. The build quality also doesn't compare.

 

I started off my session with some of my favorite trance and electro, which I loved, but I was a bit blown away by my rock tracks.

 

Anyway, those are my first impressions for now, more to come after a few days!

 

Gulp eek.gif

 

Me not expecting this. Me afraid.

post #1415 of 1743
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

I just got my AD2000 in the post and have been listening for the past hour or so. First off ... Wow. Coming from the AD900x to the AD2000 is exactly what I imagined a "holy ****" moment to be like. Everything is just so much clearer and defined! Took me a minute to get used to colour, but I'm really enjoying these cans so far. I feel like for now, I have the sound that I was looking for out of my AD900x. The E12 subbass boost is an absolute blessing, but even without, the punchier, harder bass is already preferred over the AD900x's. Suddenly, my old cans just look like a bunch of shortcomings. The build quality also doesn't compare.

 

I started off my session with some of my favorite trance and electro, which I loved, but I was a bit blown away by my rock tracks.

 

Anyway, those are my first impressions for now, more to come after a few days!

 

We're in same boat!

AD2000 sounding makes the AD900X a laid-back sounding headphone dt880smile.png. Some says, it best pair up with Zana Deux. Funding now.

Yet, this is AD(X) series thread. deadhorse.gif

post #1416 of 1743
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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post

Because we're hideous! Look away! lol

 

Anybody here ever try the a900x's? I know they're closed cans... i'm looking into getting a pair, how do they stack up against the AD900x's? There's isn't many reviews on them and no english video reviews at all lol

I own the A900x and have owned the AD900x.  Honestly for the price, $99 A900x > $180 AD900x.

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

How much of an improvement is the AD700X over the original (horrible sounding) AD700? Might grab a few for gaming.

Other than color?  You're better off with the AD700 if you have it already, otherwise save for a better investment..
post #1417 of 1743
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I own the A900x and have owned the AD900x.  Honestly for the price, $99 A900x > $180 AD900x.

 

 

Where can you get the a900x's for $100? Cheapest i found was on amazon, refurbished, $140..

post #1418 of 1743
I've spent even more time with the AD2KX and I have found that by boosting the volume a bit I can get bigger bass than at lower volumes. it doesn't have to be super loud but louder than what I would normally listen to at work where I still need to be able to heat my phone ring. at home this isn't a problem and I would say listening at around 75db (rough guess) does the trick.
Edited by bassboysam - 8/29/13 at 6:34pm
post #1419 of 1743

I'd expect the AD2kx responds similarly to EQ as the AD2k, but I'm really pleased that I'm able to beef up the 2k's bottom end with Electri-Q in Foobar. I tried to emulate the iCan's ridiculous ~10dB subbass boost before, but the AD900x would start clipping. Not so with the AD2000. So beefy and lush with a simple settings change now. I think I finally understand the concept of "grain" now, by the way, after A/Bing with the AD900x...

 

I remember reading how the AD700 would sound like its frequency range had "holes" in comparison to the AD900 and I never really heard a super obvious difference when going back and forth with the AD900x and AD700. In the bass region, sure, but aside from that, the AD900x felt a lot more like a side grade with somewhat of an incline. The AD2000 is truly in another league however. Clarity, detail, body, texture, positioning, definition, authority.

 

Victory pose:

 

Picture: (Click to show)

 

My pair do not have stock cabling and were re-cabled with OCC copper; not sure how much of an effect that has on the sound, but from what I've read, it doesn't really.

post #1420 of 1743

^ pngwn, I used to like you tongue.gif

 

Seriously, I'm happy that you are enjoying your 2k's so much, and I look forward to your continued hype!

post #1421 of 1743
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

I'd expect the AD2kx responds similarly to EQ as the AD2k, but I'm really pleased that I'm able to beef up the 2k's bottom end with Electri-Q in Foobar. I tried to emulate the iCan's ridiculous ~10dB subbass boost before, but the AD900x would start clipping. Not so with the AD2000. So beefy and lush with a simple settings change now. I think I finally understand the concept of "grain" now, by the way, after A/Bing with the AD900x...

 

I remember reading how the AD700 would sound like its frequency range had "holes" in comparison to the AD900 and I never really heard a super obvious difference when going back and forth with the AD900x and AD700. In the bass region, sure, but aside from that, the AD900x felt a lot more like a side grade with somewhat of an incline. The AD2000 is truly in another league however. Clarity, detail, body, texture, positioning, definition, authority.

 

Victory pose:

 

Picture: (Click to show)

 

 

My pair do not have stock cabling and were re-cabled with OCC copper; not sure how much of an effect that has on the sound, but from what I've read, it doesn't really.

You're crazy, the AD700 is one of the most painfully sibilant headphones I have ever owned.  Very thin and sterile sounding, a surgical knife comes to mind.  A definite airy sound, much more so than the AD900x.

 

Even though I had the AD700 for $70 new, and the AD900x for roughly $100 more, I can still say the AD900x was worth the extra money.  Compared to other brands?  Probably not.


Anyone know of a headphone with a similar midrange to the AD lineup?  DT880 is not as engaging and emotional in the midrange as I'd like it to be, and I know the AD1000x aren't worth their current price.  (imo, don't hate tongue.gif)

 

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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post

 

Where can you get the a900x's for $100? Cheapest i found was on amazon, refurbished, $140..

Every now and then they are $99 manf refurbished on buydig, ebay, and various others.  I would wait on Buydig deals just because they have the manf warranty.  Got a pair last winter, took 2 business days to arrive.  They looked brand new, and AT put new pads on them as well.

post #1422 of 1743
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

You're crazy, the AD700 is one of the most painfully sibilant headphones I have ever owned.  Very thin and sterile sounding, a surgical knife comes to mind.  A definite airy sound, much more so than the AD900x.

 

Even though I had the AD700 for $70 new, and the AD900x for roughly $100 more, I can still say the AD900x was worth the extra money.  Compared to other brands?  Probably not.

 

It's been a little while since I've had time with the AD700, but I do remember it having a soundstage that beat the AD900x. In terms of sibilance, I've never really found myself very sensitive to it (I was recently very depressed at the results of a few frequency range tests ... ), so that was never really a complaint of mine in the 3 years I had them. I actually really liked the closer soundstage over the AD700's, so I kinda forgot about the difference, and never really touched them after that, anyway; gave to my sister.

 

Still, I didn't feel as much of the feeling of a huge upgrade going from the AD700 to the AD900x as I have going all the up to the AD2000. From the 700 to the 900x, some things were done differently, some a bit better, and some, like the awful cable, were bad. From the 900x to the 2000, however, my initial feeling is that everything is just better. I could very well still be in honeymoon mode, but at the very least, my first impressions are vastly different with this upgrade.

 

Also, the monetary difference/value of upgrading to the AD900x is definitely worth, like you said. The $250-300 cost to upgrade to the 2k? Can't say it's great value, but I definitely have a preference now that I'm happy with.

 

Speaking of other brands, maybe it's time I branched out a bit. I'm a little scared of the possibilities now that I have a 2k to compare with...


Edited by pngwn - 8/29/13 at 9:58pm
post #1423 of 1743

Even though I absolutely love all of the gear that AT puts out, I'm thinking I should begin branching out a bit more too... Started doing so with the FAD Heaven V, which I must say are incredible enough that I constantly have trouble deciding if I want to listen to it or the AD2000X. But before branching out happens, I have the ATH-CK100PRO as the next thing on my list. For its current price on amazon.co.jp, its an absolute steal for what others have called a top tier IEM. Maybe I'll just slowly collect all of AT's flagships instead lol...

post #1424 of 1743

Yeah, I just like the AT sound. I mean, I think my run with the open-back line has run its course since the comparisons between the 2k/x haven't really convinced me to try both, especially since I'm so in love with the 2k, but a 3000ANV sounds like it's a mighty nice headphone...

 

Hopefully I can attend a meet in the future where I can compare the 2k/x without having to purchase one.

post #1425 of 1743
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

 

It's been a little while since I've had time with the AD700, but I do remember it having a soundstage that beat the AD900x. In terms of sibilance, I've never really found myself very sensitive to it (I was recently very depressed at the results of a few frequency range tests ... ), so that was never really a complaint of mine in the 3 years I had them. I actually really liked the closer soundstage over the AD700's, so I kinda forgot about the difference, and never really touched them after that, anyway; gave to my sister.

 

Still, I didn't feel as much of the feeling of a huge upgrade going from the AD700 to the AD900x as I have going all the up to the AD2000. From the 700 to the 900x, some things were done differently, some a bit better, and some, like the awful cable, were bad. From the 900x to the 2000, however, my initial feeling is that everything is just better. I could very well still be in honeymoon mode, but at the very least, my first impressions are vastly different with this upgrade.

 

Also, the monetary difference/value of upgrading to the AD900x is definitely worth, like you said. The $250-300 cost to upgrade to the 2k? Can't say it's great value, but I definitely have a preference now that I'm happy with.

 

Speaking of other brands, maybe it's time I branched out a bit. I'm a little scared of the possibilities now that I have a 2k to compare with...

I think at this point its AD2K/x for me.  The AD1000x is too expensive, I should have bought at 26,000 Yen...

If I had a headphone that had the mids of the AT line with DT880's instrument tone and response, I would never need to buy another headphone again..

I think the AD700 would have been great if the instruments had better low end resolution, if not better than the AD900x.  A little too much treble energy with most of my sources is what I should have wrote.  imo they don't bode well with the asian pop type signature, as they tend to be ssssssssssssssssssssssibilant.

Build quality was noticeably inferior, but not by too much.  Definitely better than the HM5, I'm surprised people still buy the FA-003 >.>

 

I wish I could audition the 2k/2kx as its a pretty steep investment.  Not sure I will like the "in your face" type presentation, as I find the DT880 to be a little cramped.

 

EDIT:  Forgot to mention I was not serious about the crazy bit wink.gif  


Edited by Yazen - 8/29/13 at 10:33pm
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