Originally Posted by elementxero
Here's a question for you though...now that I have more room in my budget, is it worth it to go for these (I'd go for the 80 Ohm cans, but it won't let me link them.)?
I've heard good things and more than anything they just look extremely comfortable, which is important to me as I'd be wearing them for 4+ hours a day, every day. The reviews of the ATH-A900X's are great as I love the idea of a very neutral set in this price range, but the "floating" design makes me hesitate...if they don't sit securely on my head it will drive me nuts. Although again, as this is for my desk, I'll be relatively stationary.
Sorry to be a pain in the ass, I know am just basically exploiting the knowledge here, but I'd rather that than comparing potentially biased reviews...
I personally prefer my A900xs to my DT770s (80 & 250-Ohm), guess the A900Xs offer better vocals, the DT770s have a more U? shaped sound.
I did not like the wings on the A900X's when I first bought them, the cups would slide down and rest on top of my ears, I was considering to return them, I would have if I had not lost a few pieces of the packaging and I did not want to have to take a chance of getting a restocking fee, so I kept them.
I figured out how to fix the wing issue and added Hifiman HE Velour ear pads ($10+shipping), then for a while they become my preferred headphones for about a year, until I bought the ATH-W1000Xs :)
So it took about three months of owning the a900Xs for me to really like them.