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post #811 of 1668
Has anyone tried the ad900x with the audio engine d1 dac?
post #812 of 1668
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Originally Posted by kobetastic View Post

Has anyone tried the ad900x with the audio engine d1 dac?

 

Probably

post #813 of 1668

So imaging improves with burn in?

post #814 of 1668
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Originally Posted by iGREASE View Post

So after listening for about 7 hours total with my new AD900x and Sound Blaster Z card it is quite a step up from the HD555s and on-board audio. The only issue is that I can't wear these for more than 30 minutes without getting a headache. While the bottom part of my ear feels "alright" it just makes the top part of my ear hurt. I found myself putting on my HD555s and wearing those most of the day.

 

In terms of sound, the HD555 loses easily. But for precision it loses really badly. I tested the AD900x with (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X9oUNSYyE) and the HD555 gave much more precision and dept. I could tell exactly where he was and when he transitioned to one side of the room to the other. On the other hand the AD900x feels like there is no "room" at all.

Is this something that is going fix overtime with burn in?

 

But back to comfort. Like I said, I just can't get over the fact that the ears touch the rims of the pads. My ears fit perfectly inside the HD555s. Not once has my HD555s ever given me a headache from use except for once when I wore them for 9 hours. I've only had these headphones for not even a day and I am seriously considering selling these just cause they aren't comfortable for me.

 

I guess it's all subjective because i own the hd 555's,

 

and i really think the Ad900x blows them away in terms of comfort imo.  (hd555-comfy vs ad900x-I want to sleep with these on as a pillow)

 

but yea sennheiser's open headphones are really comfortable too, but this is my first open headphone with ath.

post #815 of 1668
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

The AD900x don't really open up till about 30hrs or so, if I remember my burn in period correctly. YMMV



Bam.  smile_phones.gif  I am on day 3 of listening.  So I burned them in 6 hrs the 1st night, and then for the last few days, I've gotten to listen to them maybe 4 - 6 hrs a day.  (I have a really nice job for that.)  So I've hit maybe 20 hrs, and gosh darn it, if they haven't indeed started to open up some!  Much more listenable now.  More balanced.  When I first heard them out of the box, I was really curious about the AD1000x.  Now ... I'm less curious about those, and I'm simply enjoying the AD900x's.

post #816 of 1668
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post

 

I guess it's all subjective because i own the hd 555's,

 

and i really think the Ad900x blows them away in terms of comfort imo.  (hd555-comfy vs ad900x-I want to sleep with these on as a pillow)

 

but yea sennheiser's open headphones are really comfortable too, but this is my first open headphone with ath.

I think it was just the pads touching the ears is what makes them uncomfortable for me. Sure the pads on the AD900x are soft but like I said, they touch my ears and cause me to get a headache for unknown reasons. My 555s don't touch them at all.


Edited by iGREASE - 3/21/13 at 7:40pm
post #817 of 1668

I just ordered the AD500X (along with the CKN70's) from CDJapan. I adore my A500X so I have no doubts that the open version will sound even better (even though it is the lowest model in the new line-up). AT has done produced some pretty incredible lower-priced stuff so I'm definitely excited to hear these. I'll post some impressions when they arrive.

post #818 of 1668

really starting to enjoy these (the ad900x) alot more than the first day (which really left me unimpressed).

 

I feel the bass has increased (or more noticable?)

 

the separation is more apparent.

 

this is day 4.
 

post #819 of 1668

Listening to Pretty Hate Machine on the A900X is pure bliss.

post #820 of 1668

I might state at this point, I would really love it if someone bought my pair of AD900X's from me. :D

post #821 of 1668
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I might state at this point, I would really love it if someone bought my pair of AD900X's from me. :D

Why, what's up with them?

post #822 of 1668

Nothing. Just like the MA900 better and find it more comfortable. I want to sell the AD900X and maybe put the money towards an AD1000X or something.


Edited by a_recording - 3/22/13 at 1:17am
post #823 of 1668
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I just keep coming back to my AD700 when I'm at home, which would be great if the lows weren't as recessed as they are, but I'm just a detail and soundstage whore apparently. Would any of these newer offerings fulfill the neutral, uber AD700 itch that I'm trying to scratch?

 

Anyone?

post #824 of 1668
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Anyone?

 


 

I can't comment on the ad700,

 

but I do like and feel the soundstage is solid for the ad900x.

 

And the bass is good enough for most music (I've heard the ad900 had nonexistent bass).

post #825 of 1668
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post

 


 (I've heard the ad900 had nonexistent bass).

 

Not true.  The AD900 has more bass than the AD700!  smile_phones.gif

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