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post #16 of 19
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Well the good thing is, If I order the K550 from amazon, I can easily return them, because it's also sold by amazon. With a900x there would probably be some issues seeing as these cans would be from external seller and imported from Japan as well. 

I will probably settle for K550 and see how they fare over a week and decide whether I'll keep them or not.

post #17 of 19
If you do go with the K550, definitely be a little patient in experimenting on placement to find the best fit. There was one piece of advice that I found that in the K550 thread that helped me. It wasn't just enough to get a good seal, but for best sound, I had to shift the headband forward a little more (in angle) on my head than with my other headphones. That really brought out the best sound. Now it's 2nd nature for me to put them on that way and get a good seal right away smily_headphones1.gif
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Yeah, I've been going through the threads about modding the K550. Some simple, some more elaborate. I might get different pads as well (assuming I like the K550)

post #19 of 19

A900X aren't suitable for people with smaller or maybe even average size heads. I bought the A900X to replace the A900 I had stolen, the 3D wing system on the X is pretty bad. When you put it on your head the only thing holding it there is the moderate to light clamping force, if you move your head around the A900X slides down and rests on your ears. I sent them back for repair but was told they work as designed, so to me the newer 3D wing design is far inferior to the old design. I returned the A900X.

 

Currently looking at similar headphones, here's my list of contenders in approximate order of current preference:

 - SoundMagic HP100

 - Sony MDR-1R

 - V-Moda M100

 - Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

 - Sennheiser Momentum

 - Beyerdynamic DT-880 32 ohm (for portable use)

 

My reading suggests the mad dogs are awesome, but they need to be amped to reach their best, and aren't ideal out of a portable player.
 

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