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post #226 of 1845
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Originally Posted by keanex View Post

So how about the Ad2000 vs the AD2000x?
Zenerik has ordered the AD2000x and it should arrive soon for him from Japan. He also owns the AD2000. I think everyone is patiently waiting for his comparison!
post #227 of 1845
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post


Zenerik has ordered the AD2000x and it should arrive soon for him from Japan. He also owns the AD2000. I think everyone is patiently waiting for his comparison!

I know I certainly am! I've just been eyeing up the AD900/AD2000 for potential home listening headphones (to complement the portable ESW10's). Just found out about the new editions, and am strongly considering importing the AD2000x from Japan!

 

Reviews/comparisons please :D

post #228 of 1845
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Originally Posted by memeticerror View Post

From the looks of it, ad900 has better build quality than ad900x. AD1000x and AD2000x says magnesium frame in their descriptions, which leads me to believe ad900x and below are plastic (1000x and 2000x look metallic in the pics as well). These two also have metal jacks instead of plastic ones. I think ATH is pushing AD1000x and above as premium headphones for the x series. They skimped out on AD900x. As for the sound quality, I have hard time believing that they could have added in more bass without warping the original sound signature. I can't really say for sure without ABing them, but I assume it'd be a subjective preference for the sound. In MY opinion, AD900 is better buy than AD900x. I like that AD900x now has angled drivers, but that's it. Newer doesn't always mean better, that especially goes for the sound quality.

 

The earcup chassis on the AD900 is in fact metal. Based on its weight and texture, I'd guess it's aluminum or magnesium. (The grill is Aluminum.)

To test this claim (which I heard from another headfier,) I put my headphones in a refrigerator to see if the ring on the earcup would hold the cold. It felt exactly like cold metal when removed. The wings did not feel this way (because they are plastic.)

post #229 of 1845
If it does have metallic body, I think it's worth the purchase just for the angled drivers.
post #230 of 1845

Still self debating whether to get the ad900 or ad900x. I would hate to find out that the ad900s w/ bass boost sound like the ad900x. What exactly is the benefit of angled drivers?

post #231 of 1845
Ad900 drivers touch your ears, which I find quite annoying. Angled drivers can elevate this problem, by giving more room for your ears.
post #232 of 1845
The thing is though, I never found much difference in SQ between ad700 and ad900. Justification for purchasing ad900 was difference in build quality for me. But ad700x and ad900x look identical and made of same material(?) Can some one confirm this? If so, ad700x might be a better purchase. Or skip ad900x and get ad1000x.
post #233 of 1845
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Originally Posted by memeticerror View Post

The thing is though, I never found much difference in SQ between ad700 and ad900. Justification for purchasing ad900 was difference in build quality for me. But ad700x and ad900x look identical and made of same material(?) Can some one confirm this? If so, ad700x might be a better purchase. Or skip ad900x and get ad1000x.

 

I can't think of anyone else who has heard the Ad700 and Ad900 and not noticed a pretty big jump in sound quality in mids and lows.

post #234 of 1845

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Edited by FLACvest - 2/27/14 at 12:16pm
post #235 of 1845
On my way home with AD2000X. smily_headphones1.gif
post #236 of 1845
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Originally Posted by ZenErik View Post

On my way home with AD2000X. smily_headphones1.gif

God speed..

post #237 of 1845

Just received my ad900x, will post impressions later. First impression is comfort is really nice, just enough clamp, driver doesn't touch my ear like the ad900 which bugged the hell out of me :P Don't have my ad900 anymore but I did own them for 2 years.

 

New headphone cushion is nice and non-irritating like I found the ad900. Build quality seems great and the looks are top notch!


Edited by marts30 - 1/2/13 at 4:25pm
post #238 of 1845

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post #239 of 1845

 Here are some crummy looking pictures I took. No comparisons between the AD2000 and AD2000X yet. But honestly, the AD2000X sounds fantastic so far. I will probably let go of the AD2000 either way. Don't need too many headphones around.

 

I do love the sound of A-T headphones, but one of the main reasons I do not stray from A-T full sized cans for home use is comfort. Pretty much all other headphones bother me with the pressure they put on top of my head. Audio-Technica's wing system does not do that. I can listen for hours without discomfort.

 

 

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post #240 of 1845

Gorgeous :)

 

Can't wait to get my pair... just need to confirm with a friend who has a Japanese address I can use for ordering!

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