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post #646 of 1858
Shipping fees to US for me where about $34
post #647 of 1858

Just emailed Audio-Technica asking if they could fix a broken AD900X from Japan. They said they could. So I assume they can fix all of the AD series. Brb saving my wallet.

post #648 of 1858

It just depends if AT's warranty will support headphones from other countries. They'll fix it, but you'll probably have to pay for the repairs. I might be wrong though. 

post #649 of 1858
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Shipping fees to US for me where about $34

Cheers, that's not bad. Is the 700X or 900X better for gaming? Or should I just get the DT990 250 Ohm Pro to use with an Asus STX sound card. Also the address Tenso sent was in Japanese so I have no idea what goes into the 1st line of the shipping address and 2nd etc. lol 

post #650 of 1858

It looks like your sound card has replaceable opamps. You need to upgrade them for better sound output or buying higher end phones will be pointless. You can get better staging, detail, highlights just by changing out  opamps. You can tailor the card sound to how you like it. You can always put the original opamps back in.

 

http://techgage.com/article/asus_xonar_essence_stx/3/

 

I will add in from the link above the review part that talks about the relationship between the sound card parts and the headphones being used and you can note some of the songs used in their test bed.

 

http://techgage.com/article/asus_xonar_essence_stx/5/

 

Gotta be a thread somewhere here about the STX and what the guys like for opamp selections. I don't have the card.

 

I suggest you wait for your new phones first and see how they sound then go from there.

 

For anyone that has a computer that can take a PCI sound card and wants to try swapping opamps, this an example standard level entry card (this card for sale has some upgrades already 'special') but there are others...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOTRAK-Prodigy-HD2-ADVANCE-DE-Special-Sound-Card-2-Channel-/110968908015?pt=US_Sound_Cards_Internal_&hash=item19d64328ef

 

Proper opamps will make even cheap phones sound good,  up to their limitations.


Edited by razzz42 - 3/4/13 at 4:34pm
post #651 of 1858
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Which of the headphones that you have tried has the best soundstage for your liking?

 

It's hard to say. You always get headphones with a seemingly very wide soundstage because of treble emphasis, but because their actual transient performance is poor they don't actually give a good sense of physical placement.

 

I would say the best soundstages I've heard (of the headphones I own) are the EX1000 / 7550 and the Sennheiser Momentum.

 

The XBA-4 / XBA-40 has a really interestingly holographic soundstage but I wouldn't exactly call it natural; the same feeling I had about the SM3.

post #652 of 1858
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Shipping fees to US for me where about $34
Cheers, that's not bad. Is the 700X or 900X better for gaming? Or should I just get the DT990 250 Ohm Pro to use with an Asus STX sound card. Also the address Tenso sent was in Japanese so I have no idea what goes into the 1st line of the shipping address and 2nd etc. lol 

I don't think anyone's tried the 700x. I like the 900x over the regular 700 for the extra oomph in the bass department though. Soundstage and imaging are quite nice for gaming.

There should be a tutorial page on tenso (how to use or something) that tells you what to copy and paste into amazon. Amazon ships to the tenso address, then tenso ships that to your address.
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I called Buydig this morning to check to see if the A900x refurbished were shipped and they said it was back ordered. I told them to cancel the order because the web site said nothing about being back ordered. So they said they were sorry and offered me new ones for 169.00. I never dealt with this company before are they being honest? Also while doing some research I noticed the AT ews9 portable was 399.00 on Best Buy and the A900x was 299.00. This makes me wonder if the EWS9 has better sound because it cost more. It would be nice to have a portable if the sound was as good but I don't know for sure which sounds better does anyone know?

post #654 of 1858
Go for it, have bought from buydig before, they are very trustworthy.
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I called Buydig this morning to check to see if the A900x refurbished were shipped and they said it was back ordered. I told them to cancel the order because the web site said nothing about being back ordered. So they said they were sorry and offered me new ones for 169.00. I never dealt with this company before are they being honest? Also while doing some research I noticed the AT ews9 portable was on Best Buy and the A900x was 299.00. This makes me wonder if the EWS9 has better sound because it cost more. It would be nice to have a portable if the sound was as good but I don't know for sure which sounds better does anyone know?

 

The list price for the ATH-A900X was 399.00 at Buydig. The Refurbed A900X's are gone from Amazon and Buydig and who knows when they will return.. The EWS9 are portable and supposed to have a great sound also with smaller drivers and I think they rest on ear. I prefer the A900X style myself though I prefer open headphones and got the closed for when things get noisy.


Edited by Headphile32 - 3/4/13 at 4:50pm
post #656 of 1858

Has anyone compared the AD900x to the AD1000x? I might as well just go for the AD1000x since it was in my original budged if imported from Japan.

post #657 of 1858
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 I told them to cancel the order because the web site said nothing about being back ordered. So they said they were sorry and offered me new ones for 169.00. I never dealt with this company before are they being honest? Also while doing some research I noticed the AT ews9 portable was 399.00 on Best Buy and the A900x was 299.00.

Tell'em you are still pissed and would like the AD900X for $169 to make things right and see what they say.

post #658 of 1858
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I don't think anyone's tried the 700x. I like the 900x over the regular 700 for the extra oomph in the bass department though. Soundstage and imaging are quite nice for gaming.

There should be a tutorial page on tenso (how to use or something) that tells you what to copy and paste into amazon. Amazon ships to the tenso address, then tenso ships that to your address.

 

Thanks went for the AD900x. So now it's a waiting game and to see how dealing with Tenso will work out for the first time. 

post #659 of 1858
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Thanks went for the AD900x. So now it's a waiting game and to see how dealing with Tenso will work out for the first time. 

Goog choice, I am going for the AD900X as well. .. but waiting until they're available in the US.

post #660 of 1858

Got my AD900X video review up :)

 

 

I've also posted a comparison of the AD900X and MA900 here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ma900-its-over-900

 

In the end I think I could highly recommend both headphones. They both have relative strengths and weakness for a similar price. I prefer the MA900 but I think most people would be happy with either.

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