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Originally Posted by joey99 View Post

My a900x arrived today ... I could not resist when eBay had 15% off everything and we're only $160 delivered!
Thanks everyone for the review and description of these ... They're exactly as described. They are wonderfully musical ... They ARE like shure 940s with bass.
Just out of the box I knew I liked them already. It's probably not as tight and controlled as my shure 846 but soundstage is much more outstanding being big and wide and doesn't sound like a closed headphone. It's really nice and airy but vocals are full and solid and forward which I just love. Clarity is great too.

Haven't been into full size for a while but this makes the dt880 sound completely bland and boring and very flat.
The shure940 I had lacked bass but was one of my favourite headphones... The 900x is better IMO.
Not a comparison with the m50 either... The m50 doesn't have that airiness nor the wonderful mids... The m50 is so much more closed in and I didn't like the recessed mids.
Compared to the psb m4u, I thought the bass wasn't tight enough and was bloating into the mids and made everything abit muffled.

So even with just a few hours listening, these are the best full size I've had. It has that wonderful forward vocals I want from the 846 while having a big airy soundstage of my ie800.
Comfort wise ... They're quite good ... Nothing a little rubber band couldnt fix and is very comfortable for me.
Tried to tighten the spring inside but didn't have any success yet....will try again when I have time.

It's a keeper. I think I will buy another set for my best friend


I'm glad you found the joy of the a900x. If you are considering modding your a900x, it's a mix of two things.
1) Stretching the spring
2) You know how there's a 3 pin insertion for the white plastic piece? I messed up the insertion somehow by accidentally forcing the plastic piece in and now the wings actually rest on the earpads in its' relaxed form. Basically just rotating the winds 90 degrees inwards.

After this I no longer found the need to use an elastic band.
I preemptively sent Audio Technica an email that I might have messed up the wings, they offered to send me one for free but I never needed it.

post #527 of 539
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Originally Posted by Nec3 View Post
 


I'm glad you found the joy of the a900x. If you are considering modding your a900x, it's a mix of two things.
1) Stretching the spring
2) You know how there's a 3 pin insertion for the white plastic piece? I messed up the insertion somehow by accidentally forcing the plastic piece in and now the wings actually rest on the earpads in its' relaxed form. Basically just rotating the winds 90 degrees inwards.

After this I no longer found the need to use an elastic band.
I preemptively sent Audio Technica an email that I might have messed up the wings, they offered to send me one for free but I never needed it.

thanks for the advice.

After 5 days with them .. they're better and better as it's been run in. Sounding a lot smoother overall.

I've never been able to have headphones on for long hours .. but I had these on for 3 hours straight and felt I can have them on even longer than that. I'm really enjoying watching movies with these too! .. the bass impact and rubble is amazing! not bloated nor loose and never ever runs into the mids. love it.


Edited by joey99 - 9/25/14 at 6:42pm
post #528 of 539

After a ton of research and extended trials, I bought these. Absolutely in love with the sound, but have found the pleather earpads make my ears so hot I can only listen for short periods of time. Replaced with some velour pads, but then the bass lost some its magic. They are in perfect condition (I'd say they have less than 20 hours of use) and would sell them for a reasonable price if anyone is interested. Just let me know

post #529 of 539
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Originally Posted by Daniel4IEM View Post
 

After a ton of research and extended trials, I bought these. Absolutely in love with the sound, but have found the pleather earpads make my ears so hot I can only listen for short periods of time. Replaced with some velour pads, but then the bass lost some its magic. They are in perfect condition (I'd say they have less than 20 hours of use) and would sell them for a reasonable price if anyone is interested. Just let me know

What pads did you use? I've listened to two threads now, recommending beyer pads and the HM5 pads and neither even came close to fitting. This forum is normally spot on but I can't find solid info anywhere on pad replacement for these. If you could let me know what you found or where you found it, I'd appreciate it.

post #530 of 539

New to the forum. Had a whole month of indecisiveness deciding between a logitech gaming headset to astro to sennheiser hd 558 but realized that I needed a closed headphone. Then I got stuck on sennheiser hd 380, akg k550, and these a900x. Finally just bought the a900x on buydig refurbished for $104 today so hopefully I made the right choice. They don't come in for another week. Going to be using them primarily for gaming but they're going to be my primary all around headphones. Hopefully they can be driven off my onboard asus rog motherboard? I also have a small head so some modding will have to be done and hopefully the pads will seal and not stress or hurt my jaw line.

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New to the forum. Had a whole month of indecisiveness deciding between a Logitech gaming headset to Astro to Sennheiser HD558 but realized that I needed a closed headphone. Then I got stuck on Sennheiser HD380, AKG K550, and these a900x. Finally just bought the A900X on Buydig refurbished for $104 today so hopefully I made the right choice. They don't come in for another week. Going to be using them primarily for gaming but they're going to be my primary all around headphones. Hopefully they can be driven off my on-board Asus ROG motherboard? I also have a small head so some modding will have to be done and hopefully the pads will seal and not stress or hurt my jaw line.

 

The A900Xs have a very light grip on the head, I added Hifiman HE Velour ear pads, helps hold the headphones in place.

Sometimes the springs that hold the wings in place are a little stretched out from being in the package.

Find some way to leave the wings folded down towards the cups, overnight (or a few nights), this should help the wings hold up the A900Xs.

 

The A900Xs are very easy to drive, any on-board audio should not have a problem driving them.

What is the model number of your Asus ROG motherboard?

 

There were some issues with a few on-line retailers taking "liberties" with a customer's credit card (can't remember if Digbuy was one of them).

It seem to the the online retailers with the really low prices for headphones.

So you might keep a close eye on your credit card charges for the next few months.

Like go online a few times a week and check your CC account.

post #532 of 539

I bought the Refurbs about a year ago from BuyDig and they arrived looking like new. I can run them off my Purity Sound on my AS Rock motherboard perfectly. They have a great soundstage and great separation of layers of sound plus great bass textures. They really surprised me at how good they are.

post #533 of 539

These can run off my iphone 4 and sounds just as good as it is run off my O2+ODAC so I can't see problems running these off anything. 

I also usually can't have headphones on for longer than an hour like the shure940 or M50, I even found the DT880 itchy .. but I can have these on for 4-5hrs no problem at all .. for me they have just the right amount of pressure. All I had to do was find the right rubber band for the wings and it's perfect. So far the best set of headphones I've had in terms of comfort and sound. 

 

I was watching a movie on these where a helicopter flies into shot and shots it's mini gun off into a building full of glass .. and the impactfulness and soundstage placement of everything flying around was amazing.

post #534 of 539
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

The A900Xs have a very light grip on the head, I added Hifiman HE Velour ear pads, helps hold the headphones in place.

Sometimes the springs that hold the wings in place are a little stretched out from being in the package.

Find some way to leave the wings folded down towards the cups, overnight (or a few nights), this should help the wings hold up the A900Xs.

 

The A900Xs are very easy to drive, any on-board audio should not have a problem driving them.

What is the model number of your Asus ROG motherboard?

 

There were some issues with a few on-line retailers taking "liberties" with a customer's credit card (can't remember if Digbuy was one of them).

It seem to the the online retailers with the really low prices for headphones.

So you might keep a close eye on your credit card charges for the next few months.

Like go online a few times a week and check your CC account.

 

Hopefully the a900x's still grip to my head and seal without bugging my jaw line since I'm a pretty petite girl so almost all headphones are pretty big sadly. I have an Asus Maximus VII Hero motherboard and the onboard audio is supposed to be pretty good. Yeah hopefully I don't run into trouble with BuyDig. I did process it through paypal at check out though but I'll be watching my statements.

post #535 of 539
So HE velour pads work on A900X? What other velour pads have people had success with?
I just tried the Beyer DT770 velours but could not get them to fit. Also heard T70s should work
post #536 of 539
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Originally Posted by Daniel4IEM View Post

So HE velour pads work on A900X? What other velour pads have people had success with?
I just tried the Beyer DT770 velours but could not get them to fit. Also heard T70s should work

I'm glad that you're enjoying your a900x, and I don't want you to regret your purchase. Although, wouldn't you be a bit more satisfied if you switched to headphones that naturally came with velour earpads? I.e. the dt 770 or hd 558/598?
post #537 of 539
Funny you should say that. I'm actually looking into some new Beyer DT-880s now. Hopefully the semi-open design doesn't leak too much. May sell the A900X, regretfully
post #538 of 539

the DT880 was my first pair of more expensive headphones ... and to me they were bland and boring and nothing impressed .. it wasn't exciting, it wasn't musical at all. Really tried to like it as it was expensive back in the day. You should have a listen before going ahead as it's nothing like the A900X. The vocals on the 880 was also a bit recessed.

 

The A900X is way more fun, much more impactful bass and just toe tappingly good. 

post #539 of 539
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?
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