Summary: The ATH –A900 headphones are top notch and exactly what I was looking for - something to use while watching DVDs on a Panasonic EZ485V DVD player fed through a DENON AVR 3803 surround sound amp. I am a huge fan of surround sound, but currently do not have the money to upgrade my speakers to a 7.1 setup. Thus, getting a decent set of cans is the best way to go - for the time being.
Summary: A900 vs A900LTD? The physical changes are major and each alone has the potential for major sonic changes. Summary: A cord that keeps the grounds separate. The ground cord was an issue last couple of years as being able to make "huge" differences in sound all by itself. One reason people recable headphones is to get the grounds separate. This is not required for the A900LTD.
Summary: No amp necessary, unbeatable genre bandwidth, very fun and impressive at first contact, but you soon find out that the A900 is only solid midfi. The level of detailling is quite poor, and the mids are -typically for a closed fon- recessed. I had an old DT531 at the same time and definetely preferred the latter in every respect. The A900 isn't exactly a bad fon, but far too expensive. A reasonable bang-for-the-buck ratio would be around 100$ IMO.
Summary: Desapointing at the first run, this headphone needs a 24 hours burnin period. The first impressions were mudy sound with masking low-mid, recessed mid, and weak presence of the hi. After that period the sound is more balanced with improved mid impression, more natural low balance and very clean hi. This big headphone doesn't provide a good isolation. Hearing a mono pink noise may produce a hi-mid phasing because of the leaks from one hear to another.
Summary: B/M/H: Bass: wow... Audio technica really wants to tell you that the bass is there. they do that by introducing some loud (and annoying imo) bass on us. the detail is there, but implied flabbiness (i'm sure it's only mostly there) of the bass makes me not like it very much. btw, i gave the bass extension and impact high marks cuz it really is extended and impactful. the quality just isn't there, imo. mids: it's good and all....
Summary: I use this headphones for nearly two years. I'm quite happy with them...good all-around model (also for games and movies). My current sound source is: Creative SB X-Fi XG FPS > van den Hul Optocoupler MKII > Audio-Technica AT-HA25D My ratings: Bass Extension: 6 Bass Impact: 7 Bass Quality: 6 Mids Quality: 6 Highs Quality: 7 Soundstage: 7 Detail: 8 Portability: 3 Isolation: 7 Comfort: 8 Durability: 8 Improvement With Amplification: 5 Value for money: 7
Summary: My favorite headphones by far. They are very neutral sounding so the bass is not pronounced at all; however, it does go low and sounds great all the way down. Highs are amazing with a proper recording and source. Honestly, these headphones gave me chills when I first got them, they really do sound as though you were in a live performance, at least with orchestral music. Again, the bass extends low, but is not convincing of a live performance.
Summary: They are just great cans, and im not sure i can anything to whats already been said and my ratings, but... Sound - Must say even better. High's - Still very clean and concise, but the forced feeling seems to be gone. They keep up with some very fast J-pop, and dont fade from fatigue on the long notes in other music. They dont stumble through each other and just simply very clean and pleasant. Mid's - Still prolly the weak link, they are helped out with time.