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post #436 of 1668

I have AD700s and AD900s, and am considering selling them and getting either the 900x or 1000x.  Could someone clear up a few things for me?

 

  • Do the 900x and/or 1000x have angled drivers?  I really like the soundstage and positioning of the AD700, even more than the AD900, and am hoping that angled drivers in the new ones can bring that quality to the higher end models.
  • How deep are the pads on the 900x and 1000x?  I don't like how my ear touches the grill cloth on my AD900, but don't have that problem with the 700.
  • Has anyone compared the 900x and 1000x?  If so, what are the differences?

 

Even though my 900s sound much better than the 700s, I find that because of the superior comfort and soundstage/positioning (for gaming advantage), I use the 700s way more.  I'm hoping that I can get either a 900x or 1000x and have the best of both worlds.
 

post #437 of 1668

Is anyone able to do a direct comparison review with the AD900 and AD900x? I'd love to know if the new pads work with the old headphone, and if they are raised enough to prevent the driver touching the ear (a concern most people have with the lesser angle on the AD900.)

post #438 of 1668

I can't do any comparisons as I only own the AD700 and the AD900X, but what I can tell both of you, stevenswall and lennyr, is that the angle of the drivers and the cup depth on the AD900X is enough that my ears never touch anything. Even pushing the cans closer to my head, my ears don't really touch anything uncomfortably. I'd rate the comfortability on par with the AD700, but with better feeling pads with nicer material.

 

As for the pad thickness and whether or not they'd help distance the drivers on the AD900, the pads aren't incredibly thick or wedged; they're pretty evenly about one inch thick all around. The angle of the AD900X drivers helps a great deal, but with the straight AD900 drivers, I'm not sure the AD900X pads would be enough.

post #439 of 1668

Edit: never mind


Edited by MrViolin - 1/29/13 at 8:25pm
post #440 of 1668

Anyone has any idea which Japan online store sells cheap Audio Technica phones? Amazon.jp or else?

post #441 of 1668
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Originally Posted by syryanyang View Post

Anyone has any idea which Japan online store sells cheap Audio Technica phones? Amazon.jp or else?

audiocubes maybe. Within the sellers like:

___ new from ____, there are different vendors, so give it a shot!

post #442 of 1668

http://kakaku.com/

 

I think that amazon.co.jp don't ship headphone out of Japan . But peraphs some company listed on amazon.co.jp or kakaku do it .

 

If not their is things like Price Japan , Rakuten , Audio Cubes etc .

post #443 of 1668
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

http://kakaku.com/

 

I think that amazon.co.jp don't ship headphone out of Japan . But peraphs some company listed on amazon.co.jp or kakaku do it .

 

If not their is things like Price Japan , Rakuten , Audio Cubes etc .

 

amazon.co.jp does not ship internationally, but Tenso forwarding service is really easy to set up and lets you order from there and ship it anywhere from a PO box in Japan.

post #444 of 1668

What about pricejapan.com, I had positive experience with them in the past
 

post #445 of 1668
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

 

amazon.co.jp does not ship internationally, but Tenso forwarding service is really easy to set up and lets you order from there and ship it anywhere from a PO box in Japan.

I've been buying from Amazon Japan, and using the Tenso service and have received great pricing.

The Tenso service is fairly reasonable, price is around $20-$25 depending on the weight, less if you order several items and have Tenso combine the shipments.

 

I bought my AD900x using this service. Even with the cost of the Tenso service, the cost was much cheaper than current Ebay or Amazon US third party sellers. 

 

Delivery time was also very fast, paid for my headphones on a Monday, had them on Friday from Japan. 

 

Links:

 

http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=audio+technica+air&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aaudio+technica+air

 

http://www.tenso.com/en/

 

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Edited by Carlsan - 1/30/13 at 5:18pm
post #446 of 1668

So how you liking your AD900X Carlsan. Meant to ask you before.

post #447 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

So how you liking your AD900X Carlsan. Meant to ask you before.

 

Burning them in for a few days before spending serious time with them. I did listen to them  a few times and, yes, they do sound quite good.

 

Will let you know what I think sometime on the weekend.

Cheers!

 

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post #448 of 1668

Glad they didn't disappoint.  I have so many closed cans it is refreshing to have a open can that does it right.. Look forward to your take on them.

post #449 of 1668

I don't think I've contributed to this thread yet but I've had the AD900X's for a couple of weeks now and they are going on 80 hours of burn so far and absolutely love these cans.  It is the most open sounding headphone I've heard to date.  Beautiful midrange, lovely sparkle and the bass is nice and tight but lacks fullness.  

post #450 of 1668
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AD900X's ... Beautiful midrange, lovely sparkle and the bass is nice and tight but lacks fullness.

I would concur so far from limited burn in and listening.

 

Funny, that description kind of fits my old AD2000's as well, but with a definite lack of bass quantity.

 

I have my eye on the AD2000x, if I can sell my older AD2000's then the updated version will be next.

Love those headphones, but always found them to be on the bass light side of things, but with great sound stage and detail, hoping that the 2000x handle the bass end with more quality bass.

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