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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


The wing system on the audio technica headphones is the best "head band" in the headphone industry for me. I hate headbands that rest on my head, I never find them comfortable. The wings on the A900X are beyond comfortable for me, I can wear these things for 6-8 hours and they feel amazing. 



I'm not sure how anyone can possibly feel that the A900X has more bass then the M50's, simply not true. The A900X's have a better quality low end but they certainly do not produce more bass then the M50. The M50's have a major overload of bass that bleeds into the mids and sounds nowhere near as good as the A900X. 


As for the K550, they are a nice headphone, I'd put them on par with the A900X, sonically I thought they had similar characteristics. I was considering buying the 550's when I got my A900X, I didn't find them as comfortable and I also had issues with getting the pads to seal properly for some reason. I felt like I kept having to adjust the pads and push on them to get them to seal. Not sure if it was because of my ears of head shape or what, but I read a couple of comments on here where people also mentioned it. I've also never noticed any sibilant highs in either of them.

My problem with the A900x headband is the fact that the headphone itself weighs more than the force needed to push through the wings. The claming force keeps them on the head and clamps down more toward the bottom of the ear and upper jaw/neck. Very plasticy build as well. The k550 is mostly aluminum.

The M50 is certainly not a bass heavy can. It has nowhere near the amount of bass that something like the A900x or DT990 or even the K550 for that matter. I own or owned all those as well as several more neutral headphoes and know what they sound like in comparison.
post #32 of 62
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My problem with the A900x headband is the fact that the headphone itself weighs more than the force needed to push through the wings. The claming force keeps them on the head and clamps down more toward the bottom of the ear and upper jaw/neck. Very plasticy build as well. The k550 is mostly aluminum.

The M50 is certainly not a bass heavy can. It has nowhere near the amount of bass that something like the A900x or DT990 or even the K550 for that matter. I own or owned all those as well as several more neutral headphoes and know what they sound like in comparison.

I find it so fascinating how everyone's perception of sound is so vastly different. I'm going to hunt down a pair of Denon D5000's anyway cos I auditioned a pair of D2000's and they sounded awesome so I figure why not go a step up and get the D5000's.

post #33 of 62
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The M50 is certainly not a bass heavy can.

You must have listened to a different M50 then the one I own. It's not a bass head can because the bass is loose and it bleeds into the mids. It doesn't sound that good. The fact that it doesn't sound good though doesn't mean that it isn't there, my M50's certainly sound a lot more bass heavy then my A900X does. 

post #34 of 62
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My problem with the A900x headband is the fact that the headphone itself weighs more than the force needed to push through the wings. The claming force keeps them on the head and clamps down more toward the bottom of the ear and upper jaw/neck.
 

 

This is only in your case though, everyone has a differently sized and shaped head. Like I said, the A900X fits my head perfectly, the clamping force feels fine and doesn't bother my neck or jaw. I can jump up and down with the headphones on and they don't slide down my head at all.

post #35 of 62
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

 

This is only in your case though, everyone has a differently sized and shaped head. Like I said, the A900X fits my head perfectly, the clamping force feels fine and doesn't bother my neck or jaw. I can jump up and down with the headphones on and they don't slide down my head at all.

Mine slide down my head the moment I put them on. They should give the wings adjusting screws to change the clamp force, I have the wings permanently rubber-banded together.

post #36 of 62
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Mine slide down my head the moment I put them on. They should give the wings adjusting screws to change the clamp force, I have the wings permanently rubber-banded together.

Many people have issues in general with the AT wing system, I'm just not one of them.

post #37 of 62
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Hi guys,

 

I recently bought a pair of Shure 940s and whilst I love how detailed they are I feel they are lacking bass impact. I figured I'd buy a pair of headphones that have more powerful punchy bass to compensate for the deficit in the 940s. After doing some research I have honed in on the ATH-A900X & the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm. 

 

Which of these two headphones will be better? I'm no basshead but I want something with powerful, punchy bass yet still detailed highs & mids. Which is the warmer sounding headphone?

 

Or are there better headphones more suited to my criteria? Price range is around $200-250.

 

Heya,

 

Having all of those, I have said and still keep this opinion that the AT A900X is what the SRH940 should have been. The A900X is fantastic. If you liked the SRH940 but wanted a little more bass/warm/impact, the A900X is it. From there, explore new pads (velour, stax, etc).

 

Very best,

post #38 of 62
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Heya,

 

Having all of those, I have said and still keep this opinion that the AT A900X is what the SRH940 should have been. The A900X is fantastic. If you liked the SRH940 but wanted a little more bass/warm/impact, the A900X is it. From there, explore new pads (velour, stax, etc).

 

Very best,

Thanks. I'm hesitant to get the A900X after hearing the Denon D2000's cos on this one particular track I listened to I was amazed at how rich and warm it sounded. The Denon's sounded like the polar opposite of the Shure 940s in that the Shure's are extremely cold sounding to the point where it almost sounds too electronic of that makes any sense. I liked the lush warmth of the Denons.

 

I found a pair of D5000s on importock.com.au for $530 AUD but it says they're on back order from the supplier in Hong Kong. Just wondering whether the supplier can actually get a hold of these anymore since they're discontinued? I don't really want to pay for them and wait a few weeks only to be told they can't be obtained & then refunded etc.

post #39 of 62

The D2000 is a very warm and bass heavy headphone, the bass is definitely it's best aspect. It goes loooooow and slams, if that is what you like the D2000 is a solid choice.

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Does the D5000 slam as hard as the D2000? If the D5000 is a bit more refined but still slams as hard I'll definitely get them.

post #41 of 62
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

The D2000 is a very warm and bass heavy headphone, the bass is definitely it's best aspect. It goes loooooow and slams, if that is what you like the D2000 is a solid choice.

Does the D5000 slam as hard as the D2000? If the D5000 is a bit more refined but still slams as hard I'll definitely get them.

post #42 of 62
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Thanks. I'm hesitant to get the A900X after hearing the Denon D2000's cos on this one particular track I listened to I was amazed at how rich and warm it sounded. The Denon's sounded like the polar opposite of the Shure 940s in that the Shure's are extremely cold sounding to the point where it almost sounds too electronic of that makes any sense. I liked the lush warmth of the Denons.

 

I found a pair of D5000s on importock.com.au for $530 AUD but it says they're on back order from the supplier in Hong Kong. Just wondering whether the supplier can actually get a hold of these anymore since they're discontinued? I don't really want to pay for them and wait a few weeks only to be told they can't be obtained & then refunded etc.

 

If you can get a Denon (2000/5000) by all means go for it. They're excellent. But being discontinued, price gouged due to that, and hard to find, you're at the mercy of the market.

 

The D5000 has more bass warmth, slightly better mids to me, same treble. The D2000/5000 are the same headphone, just a different cable and different cups (silver & wood).

 

Very best,

post #43 of 62
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

If you can get a Denon (2000/5000) by all means go for it. They're excellent. But being discontinued, price gouged due to that, and hard to find, you're at the mercy of the market.

 

The D5000 has more bass warmth, slightly better mids to me, same treble. The D2000/5000 are the same headphone, just a different cable and different cups (silver & wood).

 

Very best,

Ok. I thought cos they were discontinued suppliers wouldn't be able to get hold of any stock. 

 

Do the D5000s slam as hard as the D2000s in the bass?

post #44 of 62
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Ok. I thought cos they were discontinued suppliers wouldn't be able to get hold of any stock. 

 

Do the D5000s slam as hard as the D2000s in the bass?

You might find this helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG6tfCCZgGc

post #45 of 62
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

You might find this helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG6tfCCZgGc

Yeah, I've already watched that but I didn't find a lot of substance in his review. It didn't go into much detail considering the length of it. I really just want to know if I liked the D2000s bass and general sound signature will I like the D5000s?

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