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Well I already have an ad2kx and looking for a closed back headphone. Anyway does anyone here has both? I want to know the difference between the two :)

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Well I already have an ad2kx and looking for a closed back headphone. Anyway does anyone here has both? I want to know the difference between the two :)

 

I currently own the AD2000X and A1000X, and previously owned the A2000X.

 

The closed-backs sound a bit clearer (none of the veil of the AD2000X) with a metallic hue in the upper midrange/treble. The A2000X offers slightly better bass response - tighter, more punch, and goes deeper. Soundstage is only marginally worse to the open AD2KX especially since I don't find the AD2KX impressive at all in that regard. Also, the A1000X/A2000X don't have the throaty midrange that the AD2KX have, so don't expect vocals to stand out. They're more geared towards the neutral/analytical side.

 

IMO both the A1000X and A2000X are solid headphones. The A2000X has a more "U" shaped signature, with slightly more bass and treble. But I don't think the sound is different enough to warrant the A2000X's higher price tag. You're basically paying a premium for the titanium cups and clarion pads, which don't affect the sound all that much.


Edited by viralcow - 4/11/14 at 11:42pm
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I currently own the AD2000X and A1000X, and previously owned the A2000X.

 

The closed-backs sound a bit clearer (none of the veil of the AD2000X) with a metallic hue in the upper midrange/treble. The A2000X offers slightly better bass response - tighter, more punch, and goes deeper. Soundstage is only marginally worse to the open AD2KX especially since I don't find the AD2KX impressive at all in that regard. Also, the A1000X/A2000X don't have the throaty midrange that the AD2KX have, so don't expect vocals to stand out. They're more geared towards the neutral/analytical side.

 

IMO both the A1000X and A2000X are solid headphones. The A2000X has a more "U" shaped signature, with slightly more bass and treble. But I don't think the sound is different enough to warrant the A2000X's higher price tag. You're basically paying a premium for the titanium cups and clarion pads, which don't affect the sound all that much.

I see thank you very much for the response! Now I have an idea on how it sounds... Maybe I will just go for the A1000x then...

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