- Apr 7, 2005
I have to say that I am in love with these phones. I was looking for a closed can alternative for my Grado's for late night listening so I don't wake up the baby and the Mrs...and boy have I found it. After taking a look at all the reviews and having listened to many AT phones before (from my bro who collects the woodied AT's) I thought this might be a good concession. They have a surprising soundstage for closed phones and great detail, the bass is tight and slams, the midbass has that fun element that has me tapping my toes and bobbin' my head. The level of detail is not quite in the realm of the HD650's when mated with my z-audio lambda amp (thanks Spinali!) but the difference is really negligible in my ears. Talk about a set of phones that exhibits changes as it burns in. These phones have changed it's sound significantly (in my ears anyway) from fresh out of the box, to 50 hours, to 200 hours, and finally to almost 250 hours...beautiful sound. IMHO I think this phone deserves to be recognized with some of the heavy hitters out there. Not quite K1000, HP1000 type realm, but I find myself reaching for these phones more than my recabled HD650's.