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    Headphone Driver Lottery?

    Is there a lottery with headphone drivers, similar to processor chips or monitor panels, where every one is a little different? I had two pairs of AD900x's. I swear the new one I got has less low-end than the last one. Also, this might explain why some people describe things about certain...
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    AKG K7XX, Unsatisfying sound.

    I had the AD700 and preferred it too, even over the K712. Not worth the price jump at all, so I got the AD900x instead.
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    [REVIEW/COMPARISON] ATH-AD900X vs ATH-AD1000X vs MDR-MA900 - It's STILL over 900!!!!

    If it matters, I thought the AD1000 had a bit harsher highs than the AD900x.
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    [REVIEW/COMPARISON] ATH-AD900X vs ATH-AD1000X vs MDR-MA900 - It's STILL over 900!!!!

    The imaging is good enough and much more immersive because it's in a larger space. You should be able to judge the distance of sounds better on it too because of this. The AD line is known for forward mids, which I think can be a plus for gaming.
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    [REVIEW/COMPARISON] ATH-AD900X vs ATH-AD1000X vs MDR-MA900 - It's STILL over 900!!!!

    I've listened to a lot of harsh sounding headphones. The AD900x isn't one of them, and I greatly preferred it over the HD598 and SHP9500 for the soundstage and mids. Good comfort too. I even think there was more bass, but I'm not sure, and they're all bass light anyways. If I had to pick one...
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    [REVIEW/COMPARISON] ATH-AD900X vs ATH-AD1000X vs MDR-MA900 - It's STILL over 900!!!!

    AD1000 has a more forward sound and no angled drivers. It has cleaner treble and more clarity overall, and better imaging but in a smaller soundstage.
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    I've personally compared the HD650 with most well-known open-back headphones $500 and under. This includes the HD600, HE400i, R70x, AD1000x, Fidelio X2, K712, SRH1840, HD700, and DT880/DT990. Am I crazy to still prefer the HD650 over all those? Please tell me I'm not the only one.   It has a...
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    Audio Technica ATH-AD900x Impressions Thread

    I have an AD900x on the way and will gladly compare it with my AD700 if anyone is interested.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    When I first listened to these headphones on my O2 I thought they were a bit dark. Is there a mod I could have done to brighten/open these up a bit, maybe 100% velour pads instead of the stock Focus pads? And perhaps removing the dust filter? Let me know if this would improve the sound more...
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    Audio Technica updates their open headphones "AD" Series: AD2000x, AD1000x, AD900x, AD700x and AD500x

    Between the AD700x and AD900x, which has the largest soundstage? I've heard the AD900x has more bass which could sacrifice soundstage.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Does anyone know where to buy these anymore? I only see 1 used pair on Amazon.
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I only got the HD700 today but I can already say the highs are less offensive than on the DT990.
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Doesn't it have less bass than the DT990?
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I'll be trying out the HD700 soon and share my feelings. I've listened to the AD700 for years without fatigue which is a rather bright headphone, but not very bright like the DT990 for example. I think as long as it's not as bright as the DT990 I should be fine, but we'll see.
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I was debating between getting the K712 or these. With no concerns about price, is the HD700 truly the overall better headphone?