Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Audio Technica updates their open headphones "AD" Series: AD2000x, AD1000x, AD900x, AD700x and AD500x
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Audio Technica updates their open headphones "AD" Series: AD2000x, AD1000x, AD900x, AD700x and... - Page 108

post #1606 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by BattousaiX26 View Post

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 smily_headphones1.gif
I'm gonna take the risk and get the AD then smily_headphones1.gif later I can try either the X1 or the HE-400. Thank you guys!
post #1607 of 1818
Quote:
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?

That's what I meant by "bass heavy-ish". Not basshead cans but more than neutral. For open cans with strong bass the DT990, X1 are good choices.
post #1608 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

That's what I meant by "bass heavy-ish". Not basshead cans but more than neutral. For open cans with strong bass the DT990, X1 are good choices.
Ohh sorry, I misinterpreted.
About the DT990, I've read several times that they have recessed mids and too much bass for some songs.. So I'd rather get the DT880. But given the difference in price, I think I'll try the AD900x first, or maybe buy a few used cans to find the signature I want..
post #1609 of 1818
If you listen to music that has been mastered for cheap earbuds and car stereos (most pop, radio rock,EDM) which already has a lot of bass and treble, then yes the dt990 can sound too scooped and bright. However I find more underground music will sound great with the DT990 since the music isn't mastered to the extreme like mainstream recordings. They are a very fun to listen in my opinion. General rule of thumb for the dt990, if the song is on mainstream radio, chances are it won't sound good with the DT990.
Edited by bassboysam - 1/11/14 at 11:24am
post #1610 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

If you listen to music that has been mastered for cheap earbuds and car stereos (most pop, radio rock,EDM) which already has a lot of bass and treble, then yes the dt990 can sound too scooped and bright. However I find more underground music will sound great with the DT990 since the music isn't mastered to the extreme like mainstream recordings. They are a very fun to listen in my opinion. General rule of thumb for the dt990, if the song is on mainstream radio, chances are it won't sound good with the DT990.

Well, I listen to a hell of mainstream music haha.

post #1611 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodweb View Post


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.


The DT880 Pro is $200 on Amazon right now.  If you think the DT880 is bass light you really should be looking into a closed basshead pair IMO.

The DT880 is exactly as you described, balanced with a little more bass than other options lol

 

I really do not like the way rock instruments sound on the AD900x, that is the primary reason I looked into other options.  I do not like vocals as much on DT880 Pro, but the Aune T1 remedied that quite a bit.

 

Ultimately you can get a good tube amp and a DT880 Pro for under $400.  The AD900x is not bad, just not optimal.  Neither is the DT880, and the HE-400 is not going to be what you expect ;)

 

EDIT:  Get the AD900x if you listen to a lot of orchestra type metal/rock.  Get the DT880 Pro if you like that in your face/heavy type stuff.


Edited by Yazen - 1/11/14 at 7:10pm
post #1612 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yazen View Post


The DT880 Pro is $200 on Amazon right now.  If you think the DT880 is bass light you really should be looking into a closed basshead pair IMO.
The DT880 is exactly as you described, balanced with a little more bass than other options lol

I really do not like the way rock instruments sound on the AD900x, that is the primary reason I looked into other options.  I do not like vocals as much on DT880 Pro, but the Aune T1 remedied that quite a bit.

Ultimately you can get a good tube amp and a DT880 Pro for under $400.  The AD900x is not bad, just not optimal.  Neither is the DT880, and the HE-400 is not going to be what you expect wink.gif

EDIT:  Get the AD900x if you listen to a lot of orchestra type metal/rock.  Get the DT880 Pro if you like that in your face/heavy type stuff.
Unfortunately I can only buy on stores that are willing to declare a lower value on shipping, otherwise I'll have to pay about 80% of taxes/duties, like thought amazon. So eBay is my only option most of the times.. And I couldn't find a good value for the DT880 there, I'd have to look for a used one.

Many reviews I have read say that the DT880 lack impact or don't have enough quantity.. So I was assuming they are pretty neutral.

Some music I enjoy besides mainstream:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k60gyLuc0Tc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHvp7LxJxE4

Ohh don't tell that, it took a long time for me to narrow it down into these cans :P

Edit: and why you say that about the HE-400?
Edited by rodweb - 1/11/14 at 7:45pm
post #1613 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 


The DT880 Pro is $200 on Amazon right now.  If you think the DT880 is bass light you really should be looking into a closed basshead pair IMO.

The DT880 is exactly as you described, balanced with a little more bass than other options lol

 

I really do not like the way rock instruments sound on the AD900x, that is the primary reason I looked into other options.  I do not like vocals as much on DT880 Pro, but the Aune T1 remedied that quite a bit.

 

Ultimately you can get a good tube amp and a DT880 Pro for under $400.  The AD900x is not bad, just not optimal.  Neither is the DT880, and the HE-400 is not going to be what you expect ;)

 

EDIT:  Get the AD900x if you listen to a lot of orchestra type metal/rock.  Get the DT880 Pro if you like that in your face/heavy type stuff.

+1 on this. This is also why I recommended dt880

post #1614 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodweb View Post


Unfortunately I can only buy on stores that are willing to declare a lower value on shipping, otherwise I'll have to pay about 80% of taxes/duties, like thought amazon. So eBay is my only option most of the times.. And I couldn't find a good value for the DT880 there, I'd have to look for a used one.

Many reviews I have read say that the DT880 lack impact or don't have enough quantity.. So I was assuming they are pretty neutral.

Some music I enjoy besides mainstream:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k60gyLuc0Tc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHvp7LxJxE4

Ohh don't tell that, it took a long time for me to narrow it down into these cans :P

Edit: and why you say that about the HE-400?

 

Try finding sonicsense or pitbull audio on eBay, and offer $210 USD for the DT880 Pro in NEW condition.

 

As I Lay Dying works better on DT880 Pro.  The DT880 has less impact than the DT990, but its not a large difference.

 

You would be much better off with a DT880 unless you do not like bright headphones. I think the brightness on the DT880 is very revealing, and works well with sounds like cymbal crashes.  Bass again has plenty of quantity and quality.  You really want to look at a closed solution if the DT880 has weak bass :D  

 

DT880 Pro is close enough to HiFi for me, and is a steal at $200.  Aune T1 pairs pretty good to me, but there are several options available under $200.  Getting a headphone without a good dac/amp is like buying a great camera body and attaching a cheap lens lol.

 

There is a lot of disappointment to be made in the realm of Head-Fi.  HE-400 has several revisions, so you want to make sure you find a few reviews regarding each.  Otherwise, the HE-400 would be the jack of all trades if you know what I mean ;)

post #1615 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

Try finding sonicsense or pitbull audio on eBay, and offer $210 USD for the DT880 Pro in NEW condition.

As I Lay Dying works better on DT880 Pro.  The DT880 has less impact than the DT990, but its not a large difference.

You would be much better off with a DT880 unless you do not like bright headphones. I think the brightness on the DT880 is very revealing, and works well with sounds like cymbal crashes.  Bass again has plenty of quantity and quality.  You really want to look at a closed solution if the DT880 has weak bass biggrin.gif   

DT880 Pro is close enough to HiFi for me, and is a steal at $200.  Aune T1 pairs pretty good to me, but there are several options available under $200.  Getting a headphone without a good dac/amp is like buying a great camera body and attaching a cheap lens lol.

There is a lot of disappointment to be made in the realm of Head-Fi.  HE-400 has several revisions, so you want to make sure you find a few reviews regarding each.  Otherwise, the HE-400 would be the jack of all trades if you know what I mean wink.gif

I prefer brighter than darker. But sometimes I don't like that "in your face" detail, I like to hear the detail when I want to.

Too bad the only reference I have with full-sized cans is the M-100 which I hated (for what I listen the most). Way too much bass, awful for female vocals and no clarity or details on top end (with the Dt880 being the opposite, it might be my best bet lol)

I can get the DT880 for $240 shipped and T1 for around $170. Is it worth the combo?

The HE-400 would cost me $365. I read a lot of good things about them, but I don't know the differences regarding their different versions.

But if you guys think I'm better off with the DT880.. I'll go for it smily_headphones1.gif
post #1616 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodweb View Post


I prefer brighter than darker. But sometimes I don't like that "in your face" detail, I like to hear the detail when I want to.

Too bad the only reference I have with full-sized cans is the M-100 which I hated (for what I listen the most). Way too much bass, awful for female vocals and no clarity or details on top end (with the Dt880 being the opposite, it might be my best bet lol)

I can get the DT880 for $240 shipped and T1 for around $170. Is it worth the combo?

The HE-400 would cost me $365. I read a lot of good things about them, but I don't know the differences regarding their different versions.

But if you guys think I'm better off with the DT880.. I'll go for it smily_headphones1.gif


If you are getting the 250/600 Ohms versions, and you do not already have a DAC/Amp, go for it.  That's my suggestion at least.  You can look at the Aune T1 threads in regards to selecting alternative tubes.  The voskhod "rocket logo" sounds great to me, and got it for $7 from Ukraine lol.  DT880 is not as sharp on a tube solution, which is a good thing IMO.

 

Maybe someone else has a more suitable suggestion, but I have not had the itch to upgrade yet lol.

post #1617 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yazen View Post


If you are getting the 250/600 Ohms versions, and you do not already have a DAC/Amp, go for it.  That's my suggestion at least.  You can look at the Aune T1 threads in regards to selecting alternative tubes.  The voskhod "rocket logo" sounds great to me, and got it for $7 from Ukraine lol.  DT880 is not as sharp on a tube solution, which is a good thing IMO.

Maybe someone else has a more suitable suggestion, but I have not had the itch to upgrade yet lol.

Pro 250 Ohms.

Well, I'm getting my DX50 next week and I already own the BH2. Both portables tough.

Yeah, I'll look for the ones that makes a better synergy.
post #1618 of 1818
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThatNzGuy View Post
 

 

Perfect. After growing accustomed to the HD800, I like my bass lean. I'll have to find an opportunity to audition the TH600.
Thanks.


I know this was quite a while back but I don't want anyone coming into this thread from google to be led astray.

 

The TH600 has a lot more bass than the HD800. It is not lean of bass in anyway and frankly I think hearing the statement that they are not bassy to be laugh worthy. The TH900 and a few other headphones may have a bit more bass than them but they are very bassy compared to the majority of other >500 buck cans. They are more bassy than the LCD2, HE-500, T1, HD800, Alpha Dog, HD650, HE-400.

post #1619 of 1818
Thread Starter 

So far i'm very happy with my AD2000x. I wish there would be a bit more bass however sonys clearbass from my portable works extremly well without adding any obvious artifacts. The AD2000x can handle _alot_ of bass added by eq without problems, clearbass +1 is all i need for my tastes. Adding a rubber band to the wings makes them headbang compatible and fit just as tight as the old AD2000. The W1000x still gives me less problems with keeping the fit due to the pads so no rubberband necessary there. Both headphones are so different that they complement each other fantastically.

post #1620 of 1818
Thread Starter 

Today i got a Soundblaster Z which delivers plenty of bass with the AD2kx. I'll be using the card with the vali but it's headphone output is surprisingly good.

 

These tracks provide plenty of bass, no more complaints from me:

 

 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Audio Technica updates their open headphones "AD" Series: AD2000x, AD1000x, AD900x, AD700x and AD500x