- Sep 23, 2013
Hardly a comparison at this point. The DT880 is taking up more of my time.
As far as AD900X vs MDR MA900
The MA900's soundstage feels more like you're in an auditorium and there's an orchestra playing.
The AD900X feels like you're in a cube room with the walls literally made of speakers playing sounds around you. There's a larger distance between each instrument.
I feel however that the MA900 expresses depth better.
The DT880 doesn't really compete in soundstage. It gets exposed at higher volumes, where the individuall sounds get larger and the soundstage kind of runs out of room. You really only notice this if you use headphones with huge sounstages like the MA900, AD900X, AND K701. DT880 definitely has "better" bass and is much more true to the recording than either though.
The MA900 and 900x sounds more like casual listening headphones from description than 880. Would you say that? I don't have 900x or ma900 butt have Sony 70mm (xb) and 880. The 70mm seems slower in high bpm passages than 880. The 70mm bass is more impact and fun but fast paced heavy bass sounds doesn't separate well as 880 which is lightning quick and with 3db boost in subbass 35-80hz (boosting 20hz-34) limits high volume listening 880 is decent but soundstage seems more intimate as it's a Mixing can. I wish the 70mm is faster. Is it faster on ma900? I hope on z1r it is. Surface area diff between 40-50mm and 70mm is surprisingly large.