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post #1756 of 1882

Got my AD2000x today ;3

After a few hours of testing Ad2000x from my pc without amp. I was impress in details, but not so much for treble compare to ad900x. Due to this it gave me less emotion. The sound signature is quite similar for these 2 cans.  

The ad2000x is a step up in term of comfort for me. The pad is not itchy at all and it fits really well in to my head. I also feel more secure when I use ad2kx.   


Edited by benzs129 - 7/28/14 at 8:40pm
post #1757 of 1882

Can you say anything about the bass between the two? I'm reading mixed reviews, some say bass has more texture and tightness on the 900x, some say the 2000x. 

post #1758 of 1882
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Can you say anything about the bass between the two?

 

Preferably with an amp.  :o

post #1759 of 1882
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Can you say anything about the bass between the two? I'm reading mixed reviews, some say bass has more texture and tightness on the 900x, some say the 2000x. 

Bass is more detail as far as I can tell. It feels more impact for me too. I would say I enjoy ad2kx bass much more due to it's clarity and detail.

But, don't take my word for it because I still need an amp to test this out. My E17 sound bad for both cans, so if u got e17 don't use it with this series. 

post #1760 of 1882
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Bass is more detail as far as I can tell. It feels more impact for me too. I would say I enjoy ad2kx bass much more due to it's clarity and detail.

But, don't take my word for it because I still need an amp to test this out. My E17 sound bad for both cans, so if u got e17 don't use it with this series. 

That's good to hear. I'll have mine by the end of the week and pairing them with NFB 11. Hope the wings are more sturdy than the 900x but I doubt it.

post #1761 of 1882
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That's good to hear. I'll have mine by the end of the week and pairing them with NFB 11. Hope the wings are more sturdy than the 900x but I doubt it.

The wing system for 2kx is the same as 900x. I doubt you will be disappoint, but it fit more in to my head for some reason.

The ear pad of 2kx is really good. It has a nice touch in it. 

post #1762 of 1882

My AD2000X arrived Thursday and they sound excellent! :beyersmile: First thing I noticed is the smooth and sweet treble compared to AD2000 and the staging. I've been doing nothing but listening to these every chance I get. 

 

They pair nicely with the NFB11 which is more than enough amp, although they seem harder to drive than AD2000. I tried them with C5D with bass boost but they sound more open with NFB11, didn't sound great with C5D. They are closer to AD900X type sound than AD2000. 

 

The fit is not great for me but it was something I expected. The metal headband portion is wide. On AD2000 this portion is shorter. I'm not getting a good seal and the top of the earpad makes it feel like there is a gap. Also the driver rests on my ear just like AD2000. I'm rocking the phatpad mod AND rubber band mod which solved the problem lol!

post #1763 of 1882
I like how the ad2000x manages to have an airy open sound without being bright.
post #1764 of 1882

Right now I'm listening to them with HE 560 and the 560 sounds much more sibilant compared to these - constant "s" sounds.  Everything is also closer and aggressive which I enjoy in a headphone but there is still great image with lots of air around instruments and good stage, finding them very engaging and musical with no one particular fault in the FR spectrum and nothing that jumps out to take center of attention - music is nice neat and level if that makes sense. Good midbass but sub bass is not for the bassheads. I'm also noticing reminiscent of AD2000 kick drum!

post #1765 of 1882
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The fit is not great for me but it was something I expected. The metal headband portion is wide. On AD2000 this portion is shorter. I'm not getting a good seal and the top of the earpad makes it feel like there is a gap. Also the driver rests on my ear just like AD2000. I'm rocking the phatpad mod AND rubber band mod which solved the problem lol!

 

I didn't realize it was your posts that helped convince me to go with the 900xs! If we work it out feel free to include the rubber band ;)

post #1766 of 1882

Not running any mods personally and am not bothered by the fit. If I don't move my head too much they stay put, the driver only slightly touches my left ear (that I can feel anyway) but I barely feel it now.

post #1767 of 1882

So I received wmedrz's AD900x today, very nice upgrade over my old AD700! On the AD700 I had done a few mods to get it to stay on my (big) head comfortably which included putting a thick gauge cable between the driver housing and ear pad, and bending the headband just a bit. I decided to start with a black hair tie on the AD900x, but it wasn't loose enough yet to be usable. Then I mangled a coaxial (like for CATV) cable between the housing and ear pads and that helped enough that I don't think I'll need to do anything else.

post #1768 of 1882
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Originally Posted by benzs129 View Post
 

Got my AD2000x today ;3

After a few hours of testing Ad2000x from my pc without amp. I was impress in details, but not so much for treble compare to ad900x. Due to this it gave me less emotion. The sound signature is quite similar for these 2 cans.  

The ad2000x is a step up in term of comfort for me. The pad is not itchy at all and it fits really well in to my head. I also feel more secure when I use ad2kx.   

 

I had the same impression as you when I compared my AD900x to an AD2000x (30 minutes audition). I felt the sound signature is similar, but the treble is less. I ended up not liking it.

 

And then I had a month time with an A2000x, which I bought. Left it for burn-in for about ~120 hours (yes it needs that much), and then I found out that they are really similar to AD2000x's, IIRC. I find AD900x's vocals a bit overbearing for some singers now, after hearing the A2000x for a period of time,  I'm thinking AD2000x has the signature of AD900x but has the vocals of A2000x, which seems pretty appealing to me.

 

I'll probably be buying an AD2000x soon for extensive testing.

 

Setup was FiiO E07k. I tested with bass boost, and also without. Songs are all anime songs. They have a strange pull over me.

As for the A2000x, I tested with a FiiO E07k, a FiiO E10, and also with ASUS Xonar Essence STX. They sounded the same on all setups.


Edited by blindbox - 8/10/14 at 8:15am
post #1769 of 1882

Definitely don't agree with some that the AD2000x are bass light, any more bass would be overwhelming for me (which is why I just sold the Shure 1540). Perfect amount of bass for my tastes.


Struggling to find anything I dislike about the AD2000x, for me the most complete headphone I've owned. Comfort is the best, a lot are close (HD800, Shure 1540) but I love the wing system and I have no issues with the fit for my head, I forget they're on. I hate pressure on the top of my head (another reason I sold Shure 1540). Drivers don't touch my ears (well, even less than AD1000x so they're not identical).

 

Looks and build quality and top notch. Sound is well balanced with no hardness or sibilance which I'm quite sensitive to given my taste in heavier genres.


Edited by marts30 - 8/10/14 at 8:13am
post #1770 of 1882

Anybody know how to clean your ad900x and ad2000x's ear pad? My ear pad feel irritated me now for AD900x. 

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