Originally Posted by Mink
I live in the Netherlands, the A900X's are 399 Euro (=516 US Dollar) over here, so I have to order them via Amazon.com to at least get a reasonable deal.
But shipping from the US can take a long time, I have found out with my D5000's. Add import duty and taxes to the overall cost (I had to pay 60 euro extra when I got my D5000s)...I just want to be a bit more confident before buying them.
Although the A900x is a VERY good headphone, there are flaws I found in the headphone quite immediately that I kinda wanted to fix... The errors in the headphone are that even though the drivers produce INSANELY good mids, vocals at times cannot be reproduced correctly as in if for example, a vocal is layered with three different voices (positioned in a tight triangle if you can imagine this) the drivers will make the vocals sound sort of muddled together. When this happens the vocals take on a rather electronic and metallic sound that isn't natural. This is RARELY the case though as not a lot of songs have this kind of positioning. But when this does occur it is rather unbearable of a sound. The ATH M50 never had this problem because the sound stage was so small the vocals usually just get meshed into one no matter how it was positioned in the track. The A900x's sound stage and imagining at times can also hurt itself as the soundstage and imagining at times can be slightly below what is needed to make complex songs sound the way it should. With this said, I feel like I came off a little too negatively sounding on the headphone. Please note though that this headphone is VERY GOOD for the price and I am actually VERY in love with the A900x. I just wanted to note a weakness in the headphone. Other than this, the only other flaw I could find really was the lack of transparency, but common, it is a closed headphone lol For a closed headphone the transparency is still pretty dang good! You have to understand though that I listen to HE400s which are planar magnetic drivers that deliver extremely accurate sound. When I say extremely accurate sound, I mean VERY accurate sound. With this being said, it has been noted that people with both the HE400 and Denon D5000, after listening to the HE400, the Denon D5000 didn't sound right anymore due to how accurately the HE400s can reproduce sound. I am sorry if I sound like I am too judgemental of the A900x but please note that I am VERY confident to say that they are one of the most ENGAGING and FULL BODIED headphones I have ever listened to below the $400 price range! The A900x just uses its sheer ability to reproduce BEAUTIFUL mids to make the headphone very engaging along with its great bass that makes the headphone perfect for EDM even! Tell you the truth, I have never heard the Denon D2000 nor D5000 but I can say that even after listening to the mids of the HE400 EQed to have the same sonic qualities of the A900x, The A900x still holds its ground VERY well to a planar magnetic driver in terms of note accuracy, body, vocal crispness, and clarity. The only thing the A900x lacks is sometimes an incorrect display of vocals due to the limitations of the design of dynamic drivers themselves. Dynamic drivers can only do so much where as planar magnetic drivers can deliver sound from pinpoint spots all around the membrane between the two planar magnets.
The A900x also beats the AKG K550 as well! The neutrality of the K550 just wasn't for me but the mids also just weren't as full bodied on the K550
In conclusion, the A900x is a VERY GOOD DEAL and I would seriously pay $250 for these bad boys!
I Also apologize for the double post! That was my bad! I didn't realize I was using two seperate browsers
Edited by Wintersxx866 - 5/28/13 at 12:32am