Originally Posted by kenji458
Anyone has any impressions on the AD1000X and/or AD2000X?
AD2000X is nicely detailed, with good soundstage and separation. It has that in/famous AT coloration, I think it emphasises the mids, upper bass and lower treble in a way that stops them from sounding completely natural, but it is only a very minor issue in these, unlike the lower-end ATs. But for me it definitely has the same genes as the ES-7, ESW9 etc. That places it in the middle of the spectrum for me, maybe a tad warm. Based on limited experience I would put it on par with the HD650 and a bit a ahead of the K701s but it is definitely in the same range as those two in terms of technical ability. But obviously sounds quite different to both, it's hard to describe that difference because IMO it is very subjective. It is less smooth and natural than those two, but with no less detail or space.