So this one is gonna be what my thoughts on these cans are..
I am a big fan of ATs older WS55. A thread I started a while back..I just got my new WS99 been burning them in and started listening. Here are some early impressions of what I think will be a big hit.
The WS99 is a musical flavor of the extreme kind. The sound is more than just musical it has traits that went beyond your standard bass cans in sound..
|Driver Diameter:||Ø53 mm|
|Frequency Response:||8 - 25,000Hz|
|Max Input Power:||1,000mW|
|Connector:||Ø3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini plug|
|Cable:||0.4 m Y-type|
|Open Circuit Sensitivity:||-40 dB (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)|
|Frequency Response:||50Hz - 16,000Hz:|
The build on these cans are solid like the bass using thicker plastic for the band.Thin but flexible metal frame for sub frame for the band.. The aluminum housed cups have chrome accents that could be scratched if not careful but these cans overall the build is nice and strong on them.. Comes with 2 extension cords. One with a volume nob and a microphone for your smart phones. Nice extra. Cords have a nice quality to them.. Could have been better but for me the sound is where it matters.
Sound. Early impression.
I gave them a good listen before I started my Drum N Bass work out.. I left it on to play all day and I just had a chance to put them on my head. The club like atmosphere is there.. The sound spacing in these cans are unique because of the dual chambers they have out back.. There are some similarities to the CKS1000 and I will mention those a bit later.
The one aspect of the new AT sound that I am big fan of is their sound balancing and these are no exception in that regard.. These have more than balance. They have immense depth and very ample stage for a closed can. I would say Medium Wide..Very nice stage for a closed can actually. My CKS1000 earphones also has a wide stage for earphones with this depth.. The highs have not only the best control I have heard but has a high end sparkle to it then you add this depth. Depending on recording. You can make out what part of the stage the highs are at. Frontal. Mid to lower so this dynamic here is mind blowing of itself. Cheaper phones don't do this. Lets be clear about that. The mids are not only defined like a high end sound but they have lushness and a smoothness I am gonna predict should show up more and more with burn in..
Then there is the bass.
This is indeed a guilty pleasure like nothing I have heard before. The bass on these cans make other bass cans not so dynamic..These truly sound like subs in your sub bass. The texture is one thing but the sheer power is another. I haven't heard sub bass this strong since my XB90EX earphones...But see what is just too awesome is when you add the previous paragraph to this bass... More to come.
A bit more on the bass and overall sound of these cans.. The way the drivers are mounted on these cans and the direct sound approach to how sound is channeled to your ear drums. These have some of the fastest bass notes you have ever heard on any can. Because of how tight the speed is. This makes rock and speed metal drums the fastest you guys can muster seem like childs play.. The speed of percussion and authority is second to none. This is yet another refinement that is commendable on these cans. Even more low end to love. Lol.
Edited by Dsnuts - 4/26/13 at 8:31pm