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post #61 of 1906
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000428776/?lid=ksearch_kakakuitem_image

 

You should have and idea of price ^^ 

 

 

 

 

Sorry - I'm going to need some translation.

 

400

post #62 of 1906
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

 

 

Sorry - I'm going to need some translation.

 

400

 

18 00 yens = around 225$ .

 

 

Let's take A900X as exemple :

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B006V386UG/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

 

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000291003/?lid=ksearch_kakakuitem_image

 

13500 yens = around 170$ .

 

If AD900X is only 50$ more expensive than in japan like A900X it would be not so bad .

 

No need for translation just change converter tongue.gif


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 11/3/12 at 7:35am
post #63 of 1906

Thanks

post #64 of 1906
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000428776/?lid=ksearch_kakakuitem_image

 

You should have and idea of price ^^ 

 

But you could Add  50/75$ or even more for price at your "local dealer" .

haha you beat me to the punch! I was just about to post the link for the kakaku.com prices! Good Job!

 

The prices when converted to USD aren't THAT terrible, however, after reading that only the AD2000x is going to be produced in Japan (Did I read that correctly??) I'm quite let down... I would have hoped that they (Audio-Technica) would have kept this (new/updated) line manufactured in JAPAN.

post #65 of 1906
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Originally Posted by FLACvest View Post

haha you beat me to the punch! I was just about to post the link for the kakaku.com prices! Good Job!

 

The prices when converted to USD aren't THAT terrible, however, after reading that only the AD2000x is going to be produced in Japan (Did I read that correctly??) I'm quite let down... I would have hoped that they (Audio-Technica) would have kept this (new/updated) line manufactured in JAPAN.

 

AD1000X also ^^ you made the same mistake as HalidePisces , but AD900 was manufactured in Japan , AD900X don't , well i have nothing against made in China but made in Japan is a  bit more prestigious tongue.gif

post #66 of 1906
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AD1000X also ^^ you made the same mistake as HalidePisces , but AD900 was manufactured in Japan , AD900X don't , well i have nothing against made in China but made in Japan is a  bit more prestigious tongue.gif

The separation of the top two models from the others is very interesting...

AD1000X and AD2000X will be produced in Japan and will have fixed pricing.

AD500X, AD700X, and AD900X will be produced in China, have open pricing, and will be getting some sort of bass adjustment.

Obviously, all bets are off on the pricing if you're importing. Regardless, I'm sure many people are curious about the bass adjustment. It seems to be the most common complaint people have with their AD### cans.

I'm already disappointed on the AD900X's plug change. No more metal?!
post #67 of 1906
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

 

AD1000X also ^^ you made the same mistake as HalidePisces , but AD900 was manufactured in Japan , AD900X don't , well i have nothing against made in China but made in Japan is a  bit more prestigious tongue.gif

 

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The separation of the top two models from the others is very interesting...
AD1000X and AD2000X will be produced in Japan and will have fixed pricing.
AD500X, AD700X, and AD900X will be produced in China, have open pricing, and will be getting some sort of bass adjustment.
Obviously, all bets are off on the pricing if you're importing. Regardless, I'm sure many people are curious about the bass adjustment. It seems to be the most common complaint people have with their AD### cans.
I'm already disappointed on the AD900X's plug change. No more metal?!

HaVoC-28 and HalidePisces:

Thanks for catching and correcting those errors/misinterperetations for me...

 

Reassured that at least the two top-tiered units will be produced in Japan.

 

Reason? Personally I like all of the headphones I have ever purchased that have been manufactured in Japan. The quality control seems to be nice and precise. Some of the units that I have purchased that were manufactured in China or Thailand have been iffy to poor in precision of manufacture. That is not, of course, to categorically condemn all units or manufacturing efforts in those regions. I'm merely stating that I've had positive experiences with the unit's I've owned that were produced in Japan as opposed to outside of Japan. That's all.

 

Back to the whole of the new updated "Air Dynamic "x" Series update", It's a real fresh look and apparently for the three lower-tiered units (AD900x, AD700x, and AD500x) a big step up in looks and materials and construction ethic/quality. Something about the previous generation (AD900, AD700, and AD500) were discoherent, had "jarring" or even "unappealing" color schemes, and these new "x" models seem visually and from a palette perspective, much nicer.

 

RE: the plugs being rubber/plastic a' la some mass produced molded style? I believe that was just for a pre-production sample image, I've seen some other images with the standard Audio-Technica metal plug with screw-on 1/4" adapter and long spring coil strain relief. So until there is an official release, I don't think we can be certain. I hope they keep the standard Audio-Technica metal jack with screw-on adpater. It's nice. Honestly there's just no logical reason to cheapen it up, or swap out such a nice finishing detail.

post #68 of 1906
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Originally Posted by HalidePisces View Post


The separation of the top two models from the others is very interesting...
AD1000X and AD2000X will be produced in Japan and will have fixed pricing.
AD500X, AD700X, and AD900X will be produced in China, have open pricing, and will be getting some sort of bass adjustment.
Obviously, all bets are off on the pricing if you're importing. Regardless, I'm sure many people are curious about the bass adjustment. It seems to be the most common complaint people have with their AD### cans.
I'm already disappointed on the AD900X's plug change. No more metal?!

 

What price point do you think we'll see 1000x and 2000x be at in the US (USD)?

post #69 of 1906
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Originally Posted by OJNeg View Post

 

What price point do you think we'll see 1000x and 2000x be at in the US (USD)?

AD2000 was never released outside Japan . And for AD1000X let's say something like  349-449$ (as it was for AD1000) .

post #70 of 1906

That's a pretty good price to compete with the HD600 and the likes. I definitely might look into the 1000x if it's around $400.
 

post #71 of 1906

Can't be sure of pricing as they aren't set yet (as far as I could tell) but just converting the prices listed from http://kakaku.com/kaden/headphones/ma_463/

 

AD2000x = 58,320 yen which as of Nov 04, 2012 exchange rates in USD converts to $ 724.xx

 

AD1000x = 35,820 yen which as of Nov 04, 2012 exchange rates in USD converts to $ 445.xx 

 

AD900x   = 17,820 yen which as of Nov 04, 2012 exchange rates in USD converts to $ 221.xx 

 

AD700x   = 13,320 yen which as of Nov 04, 2012 exchange rates in USD converts to $ 165.xx 

 

AD500x   =   8,982 yen which as of Nov 04, 2012 exchange rates in USD converts to $ 111.xx 

 

 

These prices will of course fluctuate with dialy exchange rates, and are an estimate based on one site I was able to find prices for the whole line listed, which is Japanese, and who knows what the difference will be for whatever models are officially launched in the USA or outside of Japan.

post #72 of 1906

Nice... news...

 

Which one is the most mid-centric ?

post #73 of 1906
I'm not shure about the 'x' version, but if they are similar to the non x version, ad2000 is the most fullest mid amongst the most.
post #74 of 1906

I'm so interested in these. I was going to buy the AD700, but I think I will wait for these to come out. I definitely want one of the lower-end models to be my first quality open-back headphone.

I am assuming that in the revised versions AT might have added a bit more bass emphasis?

post #75 of 1906
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I am assuming that in the revised versions AT might have added a bit more bass emphasis?

 

I think that's what a lot of people are hoping, though no reports yet that I'm aware of other than a couple google translated things.

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