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post #1591 of 1906
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Got my shipment today. The fit is not as bad as i thought from all the reports. The clamp or lack thereof is the exactly the same as with the W1000x i also got. You can't headbang with these but the good thing is that my ears don't touch the drivers as they did with the old AD2000. Both headphones disappear after wearing for some minutes. The AD2000x has a tendency to slide down when you move whereas the W1000x is more stable due to the pleather pads giving a bit of friction. That being said i'm perfectly fine with the fit.

 

Soundwise these are as bass light as the original AD2000, kinda reminds me of the dry W3000ANV bass. I like that these have more treble and air to them and deliver a tiny bit more neutral presentation while still being a mid-centric headphone overall.

post #1592 of 1906
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Originally Posted by bizkid View Post

Got my shipment today. The fit is not as bad as i thought from all the reports. The clamp or lack thereof is the exactly the same as with the W1000x i also got. You can't headbang with these but the good thing is that my ears don't touch the drivers as they did with the old AD2000. Both headphones disappear after wearing for some minutes. The AD2000x has a tendency to slide down when you move whereas the W1000x is more stable due to the pleather pads giving a bit of friction. That being said i'm perfectly fine with the fit.

Soundwise these are as bass light as the original AD2000, kinda reminds me of the dry W3000ANV bass. I like that these have more treble and air to them and deliver a tiny bit more neutral presentation while still being a mid-centric headphone overall.

Are you using an amp? I found the bass became more prominent with the WA6 when compared to no amp, LD MKIII or E17. I also found that in general the AD2000X has more bass at louder volumes.
post #1593 of 1906
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Are you using an amp? I found the bass became more prominent with the WA6 when compared to no amp, LD MKIII or E17. I also found that in general the AD2000X has more bass at louder volumes.

This is also my experience with the ad2kx. I just need to turn up the volume a little bit to get more impact and also using different amp does increase impact and more body on the mids. 

post #1594 of 1906
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Originally Posted by bizkid View Post
 

Got my shipment today. The fit is not as bad as i thought from all the reports. The clamp or lack thereof is the exactly the same as with the W1000x i also got. You can't headbang with these but the good thing is that my ears don't touch the drivers as they did with the old AD2000. Both headphones disappear after wearing for some minutes. The AD2000x has a tendency to slide down when you move whereas the W1000x is more stable due to the pleather pads giving a bit of friction. That being said i'm perfectly fine with the fit.

 

Soundwise these are as bass light as the original AD2000, kinda reminds me of the dry W3000ANV bass. I like that these have more treble and air to them and deliver a tiny bit more neutral presentation while still being a mid-centric headphone overall.

This is what I also liked about ad2kx, neutral while still being mid-centric headphone. :)

post #1595 of 1906
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I currently have no amp so i just use them with my portable player. I'm considering the Vali even though i will probably get some background noise. I love tubes but i'm out of money at this moment ;)

post #1596 of 1906

To fellow ad2kx owners, can you please suggest some songs that sounds amazing on it? :)

post #1597 of 1906

Can anyone comment on the AD900x with modern pop/rock/alternative/metalcore/new metal/post-hardcore/deathmetal ?

post #1598 of 1906
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Can anyone comment on the AD900x with modern pop/rock/alternative/metalcore/new metal/post-hardcore/deathmetal ?

I think that with those genre a beyerdynamic dt880/990 might be better. Well but ad900x have a tuning that makes instrument like electric guitar sounds very good.

post #1599 of 1906
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I think that with those genre a beyerdynamic dt880/990 might be better. Well but ad900x have a tuning that makes instrument like electric guitar sounds very good.

I'm afraid the DT880 would be too bass light as I also listen to pop music..and I think that the DT990 might be too much V-shaped for me... I wanted something balanced with a little more bass and an edge on clarity.
post #1600 of 1906
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I'm afraid the DT880 would be too bass light as I also listen to pop music..and I think that the DT990 might be too much V-shaped for me... I wanted something balanced with a little more bass and an edge on clarity.

I see how about HE 400? Have you tried them?

post #1601 of 1906
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Originally Posted by BattousaiX26 View Post
 

I see how about HE 400? Have you tried them?

No, there's no way I can't try any hi-fi can arround here..

 

I was looking into the HE-400, Fidelio X1 and AD900x, leaning towards the AD900x because it's also cheaper... 

post #1602 of 1906

I think the AD series in general is a bit bass shy  (which is why I'm very curious to try the A2000X pads on the AD2000X).  The A900X is probably a better option for what you are looking for.  Other bass heavy-ish cans that are good for rock/metal are the DT990 and I just got a a pair of X1s that I think sound great as well.


Edited by bassboysam - 1/11/14 at 7:27am
post #1603 of 1906
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post
 

No, there's no way I can't try any hi-fi can arround here..

 

I was looking into the HE-400, Fidelio X1 and AD900x, leaning towards the AD900x because it's also cheaper... 

Well if you like a bit more bass I think ad900x will not be able to give you that, the HE 400 will while still leaning to the balance side. You can however use an amp like fiio e17 and use the bass eq to give more punch on the lows.

post #1604 of 1906
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I think the AD series in general is a bit bass shy  (which is why I'm very curious to try the A2000X pads on the AD2000X).  The A900X is probably a better option for what you are looking for.  Other bass heavy-ish cans that are good for rock/metal are the DT990 and I just got a a pair of X1s that I think sound great as well.

I really don't want to a "bass heavy", just above neutral, as much as it don't interfere the mids at all and don't sound bloated with fast tracks.. And besides the A900x may seem like a better choice for me, I wanted to try an open can, to see how it sound.
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Originally Posted by BattousaiX26 View Post

Well if you like a bit more bass I think ad900x will not be able to give you that, the HE 400 will while still leaning to the balance side. You can however use an amp like fiio e17 and use the bass eq to give more punch on the lows.

Yes, I was gonna use the bass boost of my BH2 in case I find them too much on the bass light side.
But sure I want to try out the HE-400... Maybe I can give one for myself on my birthday :P

I also heard a lot that the AD900x is wonderful for female vocals (which I love). So how's the HE-400 with girls?
post #1605 of 1906
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post


I really don't want to a "bass heavy", just above neutral, as much as it don't interfere the mids at all and don't sound bloated with fast tracks.. And besides the A900x may seem like a better choice for me, I wanted to try an open can, to see how it sound.
Yes, I was gonna use the bass boost of my BH2 in case I find them too much on the bass light side.
But sure I want to try out the HE-400... Maybe I can give one for myself on my birthday :P

I also heard a lot that the AD900x is wonderful for female vocals (which I love). So how's the HE-400 with girls?

I have a short time on both cans but I can say that I want ad900x vocals more. It is very smooth with less sibilance than HE 400 :)

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