Audio Technica updates their open headphones "AD" Series: AD2000x, AD1000x, AD900x, AD700x and AD500x
Oct 16, 2012 at 6:30 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2,202

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Here's the refreshment of Audio-Technicas open headphones line. These will be released in Japan on the 16th November and prices will be the same as the predecessors. Expect the street price in japan to come down quickly after the release.
 
UPDATE: yodobashi lists the AD2000x (preorder) for 64000 Yen (81000 Yen MSRP). You can expect even better deals after the release.
 
 
AD2000x:
 

 
AD1000x:
 

 
AD900x:
 

 
 
 
 
AD700x:
 

 
 
 
AD500x:
 

 
More pictures at: http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20121016_566105.html
 
Oct 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM Post #5 of 2,202

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Interesting. Using google translate on the link seems to indicate that the 2000x is more balanced across the frequency spectrum while the 1000x has more prominent lower frequencies. 
 
Oct 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM Post #6 of 2,202

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Interesting. Using google translate on the link seems to indicate that the 2000x is more balanced across the frequency spectrum while the 1000x has more prominent lower frequencies. 


Using the same method, the lower end models (900, 700, 500) also seems to take the same route. Color me very interested.
 
Oct 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM Post #9 of 2,202

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Great to see ATH finally coming out with revisions. With this and the ATH ESW-11 due out, I can definitely see myself purchasing one of their headphones in the nearish future.
 
Oct 16, 2012 at 2:56 PM Post #14 of 2,202

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Through Google translate, from what I can decipher is that they did new pads for the whole line. Something about making the 'flat' to fit the face more, but from the pictures it looks like it's slightly thicker towards the back of the ear. Also they seem to extend the 3D wings's arms a bit more. Maybe that could solve some people's problem with them sliding down their head?
 
Oct 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM Post #15 of 2,202

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Seeing the photo of the AD2000X, the lower assembly looks totally unchanged to me. Other than they don't seems to show the actual soldering to the drivers.
 

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