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Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones (black) EXPIRED

DJ3xclusive 71,460 April 6, 2013 at 08:00 AM in Free Shipping (3) More eBay Deals
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BuyDig via Ebay.com has Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones (black) for $129.99. Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Price Research: Our research indicates that these Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones (black) are $64 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $194. - daisybeetle

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Edited April 6, 2013 at 08:05 AM by DJ3xclusive
If you missed the FP back then for $165, it's back at a lower price!
  • Audiophile -quality headphones with aluminum housing
  • Closed-back Double Air Damping System for deep bass reproduction
  • Large aperture 53 mm drivers for high-fidelity playback
  • Superior, deep bass and vocal projection unmatched in its class
  • CCAW voice coils and OFC (oxygen-free copper) cloth-wrapped cable
  • 3D Wing Support Housing offers a vibration-proof mechanism that provides comfortable support for a better listening experience
  • Extremely comfortable ear-fitting pads
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Tec...4853f40fb6

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#181
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I am impressed how nice they sound. I was planning on turning them but may have to keep them a while.
.. Just a slight bass hump to make things a bit more musical, really a fun headphone to listen to. Highs are great; crisp but not overly emphasized and no sibilance at all.
I've got to agree. These are very good sounding headphones. I still like my Shure SRH940s more -- once I got used to the forward (but quite amazing!) treble, there was no going back -- but these have a very pleasing sound. Pretty well balanced, the bass bump isn't at all obnoxious, and a very wide & open soundstage for a closed can (which is slightly better than the Shures). I'm impressed.

I am going to pick up some velour pads ($7.15 local, $11.xx shipped) though. As long as it doesn't completely kill off the bass, I'll be happy. .
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#182
I got the 2012/04 sticker on my box. The padding and tucking in of the pads seems to be fine on mine (compared to that pic of the buydig one)

The bass is low I guess.. but I don't really have any other good headphones to compare to. But I'll give it many more hours of use to see if it improves.
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I've got to agree. These are very good sounding headphones. I still like my Shure SRH940s more -- once I got used to the forward (but quite amazing!) treble, there was no going back -- but these have a very pleasing sound.......

I am going to pick up some velour pads ($7.15 local, $11.xx shipped) though. As long as it doesn't completely kill off the bass, I'll be happy. .
I owned the Shure SRH940's and really liked them. I found I had to reduce the treble on my Fiio E17 amp down 1 notch for about half of my listening with the Shures. On the ATH-A900x's, I reduce the bass 1 notch on about half...cuts the mid bass bump. I think both are equally comfortable and I enjoyed both..but at $130 these A900x's are $100 less expensive than I sold the Shure's for used. If my memory serves the Shures were more detailed, but these are a bit more fun and musical.

I would be interested in knowing how you think velour pads effect things when you get them....but the stock pleathers give my big head a good seal and very good comfort. head.
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I owned the Shure SRH940's and really liked them. I found I had to reduce the treble on my Fiio E17 amp down 1 notch for about half of my listening with the Shures. On the ATH-A900x's, I reduce the bass 1 notch on about half...cuts the mid bass bump. I think both are equally comfortable and I enjoyed both..but at $130 these A900x's are $100 less expensive than I sold the Shure's for used. If my memory serves the Shures were more detailed, but these are a bit more fun and musical.

I would be interested in knowing how you think velour pads effect things when you get them....but the stock pleathers give my big head a good seal and very good comfort. head.
I picked up the velour pads today and just put them on. Comfort has increased considerably; my standard of comparison for comfort are the Beyer DT770s, and these are about 90% of that now. Since I wear glasses, the seal isn't terribly different than before, but there is a little less bass. Still a good amount that suits my music fine; if I need more, +6dB on the low EQ brings it back (or more) without any audible distortion that I can hear.

Interestingly the positioning feels improved. There were a couple of tracks I'd listened to in which some instruments sounded almost like they were behind me, and they are now where I expect them to be on my other headphones. (I'm guessing this has something to do with the directional drivers.)

You're probably right that these are a more "fun" headphone in some ways; I'd say they are a very well-rounded set musically and are a lot more forgiving of poor source audio than my Shures. I'll take the Shures any day of the week for acoustic instruments and vocal, but I think the A900x is a very good pair of cans and will be my default computer set. (Asus Xonar + simple $50 home-built amp.)

Good deal for the price. I'll make one brag through -- I got the Shures for $150 new about a year ago ;-)
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I picked up the velour pads today
Where and how much?
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#186
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I picked up the velour pads today.......but there is a little less bass.....You're probably right that these are a more "fun" headphone in some ways; I'd say they are a very well-rounded set musically and are a lot more forgiving of poor source audio than my Shures.

I'll take the Shures any day of the week for acoustic instruments and vocal, but I think the A900x is a very good pair of cans and will be my default computer set.
A little less bass would be fine for me, like Keytomyheartsaid, where did you get them for $7.15 and what were they designed to fit?

I am now using Sony MDR-MA900's for my reference phones, and are very pleased with them. I think they share accuracy with the Shure's, but are not quite as unforgiving on the high frequencies, and the comfort is incredible. Fortunately I look like a dork with or without headphones so the fact that the MA900's look stupid does not bother me.
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#187
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Where and how much?
I'm only about a half-hour from Stow, OH, where Audio-Technica USA is located. (Not that I ever knew that before...)

You can call or email their parts department:
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms...index.html

For a pair of AD500 / AD700 velour pads (which fit the A900X) the damage is $7.16 (+ $4.00 shipping.)
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#188
Got mine today and I am very pleased. They sound great and are very comfortable to me. My box shows 2012-06 and my earpads are tucked under as they are in the amazon version from the previous poster.
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