Before I bought the ATH-AD900x. I used ATH-M50 for two year. I listen to mostly alternative rock music. Comparing to ATH-M50, the ATH-AD900x is missing a whole chunk of base, and the highs are way too sharp for my taste. Basically, ATH-AD900x makes the base guitar barely noticeable. And it widens the gap between distorted rhythm guitar and the base guitar, whereas on the ATH-M50, the gap is smaller and the base guitar is more prominent. The worst part of using the ATH-AD900x to listen to rock music is that the snares just completely destroy my ear. I certainly can hear higher frequency than ATH-M50. But I don't really think those extra frequencies are pleasant to hear in the first place. I heard from so many people that the selling point of this headphone is its amazing large sound stage. This is supposed to make it really good for gaming. I have yet to confirm this, because I'm waiting on my usb sound card to arrive. This review may be biased due to the fact that this headphone is my first open back full size headphone. It may be because I have yet to learn to appreciate it merits. It also could be that my head is not big enough so my ears are too far from the drivers and the cans are not sealed properly. Anyway, my conclusion is that I wouldn't recommend buying these for listening to rock music. And if you are buying this for gaming, you should go to the cheaper alternative ATH-AD700x.
ATH-AD900x first impression - the snares just hurt my ears
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Better yet, find a rubber band to pull the wings together. Don't use one that's too tight, though, your own comfort is up to you.