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post #286 of 1843

I just started listening to my AD900X's through foobar + WASAPI and I just have to say that I'm absolutely blown away right now. I had been using mediamonkey earlier but finally decided to use foobar for my primary music player. At the moment, my chain is

 

320kbps/FLAC -> foobar+wasapi -> Traktor Audio 2 (Cirrus Logic) -> ATH-AD900X

 

Listening to FLAC versions of the Les Mis (2012) soundtrack, Circa Survive's Blue Sky Noise, and ATB's Sunset Beach DJ Session 2 has been wonderful. These cans truly shine with every genre, rock and its various subgenres, especially. The bass is, as dsnuts has already posted, very well balanced against the rest of the spectrum, on top of being present. I've lost count of how many hours I've put into them so far, but they're growing on me more and more. 


Edited by pngwn - 1/7/13 at 10:39am
post #287 of 1843

Does anyone here have an opinion about how the AD900x performes compared to Hifiman HE400?

post #288 of 1843
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

I just started listening to my AD900X's through foobar + WASAPI and I just have to say that I'm absolutely blown away right now. I had been using mediamonkey earlier but finally decided to use foobar for my primary music player. At the moment, my chain is

 

320kbps/FLAC -> foobar+wasapi -> Traktor Audio 2 (Cirrus Logic) -> ATH-AD900X

 

Listening to FLAC versions of the Les Mis (2012) soundtrack, Circa Survive's Blue Sky Noise, and ATB's Sunset Beach DJ Session 2 has been wonderful. These cans truly shine with every genre, rock and its various subgenres, especially. The bass is, as dsnuts has already posted, very well balanced against the rest of the spectrum, on top of being [b]present[/b]. I've lost count of how many hours I've put into them so far, but they're growing on me more and more. 


Ya this is my experience with them as well. I am curious to know just how these stack up to their higher end brothers. Seriously I am having a hard time trying to find a weakness to their sound..

 

-Very easy to drive

-Marvelous Stage, expansive

-Detailed yet very controlled

-Balanced to a -T-

-Grunt when called for, I think even Grado guys would be impressed.

-Bass when called for

-Vocals will give you goose bumps

-Physically light and non fatiguing in any way or form

-Extremely comfortable

-With the right source projects a very 3D sound.

-Not overly forward or recessed in any part of the sound

-Plays all my tacks stunningly

-Because of their detailed sound and stage. I am willing to bet will be one of the best cans for gaming possible. Will try them out with some soon.

 

Seriously for what I payed for? Lol. Does it get any better? I feel I hit the headphone jackpot lotto with these.


Edited by Dsnuts - 1/7/13 at 9:58am
post #289 of 1843

I've been doing some gaming on my PS3 through a DSS2 and it's been pretty nice. Haven't A/B'd with my AD700s to compare, might try to do that later. The games I have at the moment aren't the best for positional accuracy, though. So far, I've played DMC4, The Walking Dead, Tokyo Jungle, and Vanquish with the new cans. The increased bass in games as opposed to the AD700's is great.

 

I, too, am wondering how their bigger brothers sound. Not that I'm particularly itching to find out, though. My upgradeitis is definitely satisfied for a while. Only planning on maybe buying an E17 in the future.

 

By the way, I keep planning on doing various things, but end up putting them off to listen to just one more song then another and another. These cans are addicting.


Edited by pngwn - 1/7/13 at 10:40am
post #290 of 1843
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


Ya this is my experience with them as well. I am curious to know just how these stack up to their higher end brothers. Seriously I am having a hard time trying to find a weakness to their sound..

 

-Very easy to drive

-Marvelous Stage, expansive

-Detailed yet very controlled

-Balanced to a -T-

-Grunt when called for, I think even Grado guys would be impressed.

-Bass when called for

-Vocals will give you goose bumps

-Physically light and non fatiguing in any way or form

-Extremely comfortable

-With the right source projects a very 3D sound.

-Not overly forward or recessed in any part of the sound

-Plays all my tacks stunningly

-Because of their detailed sound and stage. I am willing to bet will be one of the best cans for gaming possible. Will try them out with some soon.

 

Seriously for what I payed for? Lol. Does it get any better? I feel I hit the headphone jackpot lotto with these.

This makes me really want to grab a pair lol

post #291 of 1843

Does anyone know when this line will be available in the US?  I need the safety of a return policy before I order.

post #292 of 1843
No clue when they will hit the states, but they are already posted in Audio Technica's English website. Damn, I forgot about a return policy, worst comes to worst I might be able to resell them for what I paid for since I paid around $235 total including shipping
post #293 of 1843

Kind of strange that the AD2000 never made it over here. Hopefully the AD2000X will.

post #294 of 1843

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Edited by FLACvest - 2/27/14 at 12:13pm
post #295 of 1843

 Availability (April 2013)

post #296 of 1843

Dsnuts, Very neat summery of the AD900x you've manged to pull-out, However hardly very informative w/o a reference comparison with a similiar open-back model, and i don't see anything intersting that worthy from the listi on your profile, No offence of course. :)

 

Anyway, I've just ordered me a pair direct from Japan (Tenso.com address is a serious mess to figure out!) and i'll do a proper A/B with the Sony MDR-MA900, Sould be intersting to hear how improved is this next-gen AD model, as i currently consider the MA900 as an already improved AD900, posseing many of thier traits with some improvemetns.

 

EDIT: It seems that Tenso provides only the shipping address so amazon.jp refuses to process my order via my CC, looks like i'll have to cancel it and wait for them to show up outside of Japan at comparable prices. I'll have it eventually later this year. 


Edited by Amarphael - 1/9/13 at 5:06pm
post #297 of 1843

Sure you do a proper A/B I look forward to it.

post #298 of 1843
Does the new ad900x have an even wider soundstage than the previous model? I am going to use it with a creative soundblaster z
for gaming and music. I did not have the original model but heard of its giant soundstage but have been considering between this and a sennhiser hd598. Oh, and does amping do anything significant to the sound signature?
post #299 of 1843
Does anyone know if the ad900x pads are replaceable with the leather pads of the w5000?
post #300 of 1843

I put W5000 pads on the AD900 no problem, If you want more bass and treble at expense of midrange then thats the way to go. 

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