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Audio-Technica ATH-A1000X headphones $205 shipped

DigMeTX 417 113 September 12, 2016 at 09:44 AM in Headphones (4)
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Last Edited by TattyBear September 12, 2016 at 11:54 AM is the same company as
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Not beats Bose or sennheiser so it's getting TDs. good pair, closed back isn't for me.
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I gave a TU, but it's a shame these aren't for the open cans. AT makes killer headphones, but open headphones are where they shine, not closed.
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I gave a TU, but it's a shame these aren't for the open cans. AT makes killer headphones, but open headphones are where they shine, not closed
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Not beats Bose or sennheiser so it's getting TDs. good pair, closed back isn't for me.
I agree y'all but it's still a lot cheaper than the normal price so I posted it. I use my K7XX open backs more than anything but sometimes I have need for a closed-back.

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Closed back has better bass and usually is better for electronic or hip hop. Need to read the reviews on these got that 900x deal and they are really nice but shine on classical but also good for watching movies internet voice communication and gaming they are really good at 3d positioning in gaming.

Yeah maybe these are kind of oddball they are sealed but the review is saying it has little bass impact thats different. I think most of the audiotechnica audiophile lines(anything not a dj like phone and on their higher end) are really tailored for critical listeners or lovers of classical music, these look to be no different.

Short review straight to the point boils down to this.

A high end monitoring sound(this usually means super detailed refined highs and clean mids overall very neutral(all frequencies are equally weighted flat response across all frequencies highs mids and bass) it also usually means fast decay of sound which can make the sound lean and cold(not warm(heavier weighted mids and bass) almost a lifeless or robotic quality to the sound signature) if you are used to cheap and or bass bomb headphones) is probably an appropriate label for the A1000X. It's not quite flagship level, but if you've been a fan of the Beyer DT880 line up and the AKG K701, you should definitely check out the A1000X. It doesn't push out details in the music as extreme as the DT880, but on the other hand is not as dry as the Beyer and is smoother on the ears. It's also not as spacious as the K701, but the sound image is more coherent and the timbre more accurate than the AKG, despite being closed-back. The A1000X is a specialized closed-back headphone, but Audio Technica has executed this one pretty well, and if you've always been fan of a linear and airy sound, then you should check out the A1000X.

The closed back is used in this headphone to make the sound smooth and refined sounding(usually its used to increase bass at the expense of soundstage which is good for bass music like the v-moda m-100s playing edm) he compares it to Beyerdynamic DT880 but less detail and less dry(fine grain you can hear with Beyerdynamic ridiculous detail retrieval). Also has a soundstage(the holographic sense of distance around you when you put the headphone on and play a symphony track) smaller than the K701(thats what this headphone is known for soundsage but requires an amp to drive it to maximize this effect) but bigger than the DT880 which is known for a smaller soundstage.

Also if you read that review realize that Headfonia has a demonstrated pro Audio-Technica bias. I've read many of their reviews and it seems they favor AT almost everytime when most of Head-Fi would usually choose Beyerdynamic or other offerings. I've heard that kids in school these days seem to think AT is the ultimate audiophile brand and so I looked down on them at first but I am surpised by the 900xs they are impressive but I wouldnt say they are near the precision of my Beyerdynamic T90s but they are more usable because because the T90s are so precise the bass on mp3 or around that quality or bitrate of track anything below flac has the potential to have and because the tesla is probably one of the first to have this effect I just made up my own term "jaggie" bass distortion where low bitrate tracks regardless of player foobar, jriver, BugHead Emperor sound horrible but you load up the same recording in flac or DSD and its absolutely pristine and beautiful. So ath-ad900x doesnt have the precision and expose the jaggies of mp3 like the t90 nor does it sound as beautiful or perfect or have the detail retrieval of the t90 listening to dsd tracks on BugHead emporer but if I want to listen to mp3s on them I can so it can play a wider selection of formats satisfactorily but also thats not the genres of music this headphone is good for pop or internet radio its good for big soundstage ultra precise classical or symphony tracks. The t90 doesnt have the soundstage and the ath-ad900x doesnt have the euphonic precision or detail. So I think the higher level audio technicas have a very limited usage spectrum that they excell at the best when considering the entire headphone market. The T90 is like a next generation DT880 in some ways but also probably more limited because it exposes distortion in low bitrate tracks.
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