Originally Posted by Mink
I didn't know the A900Xs won the Hifi-Choice award in 2012, for best headphones.
And Hi-Fi news chose them (with the Beyerdynamics T70) as favorites in a grouptest, they liked them better than Sennheiser HD700 and AKG Q701
I found a PDF of the Hifi News june 2013 issue and it concluded:
I just ordered the HD 700. It'll be interesting to see (hear) how they are compared to the A900X. Does anyone have both headphones and want to share what they think about these?
Originally Posted by Daniel4IEM
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I want the A900X to work so bad but can't handle my ears overheating with the pleather pads. The velour replacements pads from AT help but the sound is incredibly diluted. Mids somewhat muffled and bass sadly diminished. Thoughts?
Yeah, I can't stand wearing the stock pleather pads for longer than half an hour. It gets hot and the tip of my ears rub against the pads, since they're not oval shaped like all humans ears are. It got so uncomfortable, I had to order velour pads from Moon Audio.
The velour pads helps a ton with comfort, but then like you said, the sound changes a lot. At first, I hated the sound with velour pads, but I'm used to it now and like it. Definitely diluted and less bass though. I think it's because the velour pads lets the sound leak out. The pleather kept the sound inside the ear cups well, but also overheats your ears.
I honestly don't want to sell the A900X because I love the sound quality, but if the HD 700 beats these in both comfort and SQ, I'm gonna have to let them go.
Edited by Click - 11/21/14 at 9:44pm