Summary: Choosen to replace a sein hd 595 because of the sound leaking when I listen (UAC by my girlfriend), The ath 900s don t have this leaking problem and I was very surprised by the quality for closed headphones.
Good bass, way better than hd 595, and at least as good for the rest, even better to me.
Summary: I purchased my A900's over two years ago and am still impressed with their performance. I switch between my computer with a sound blaster sound card and an MCS Turntable (Technics) with a Stanton 681 EEE Mk2 cartidge for my source. Both utilize an MCS receiver which makes for a pretty decent headphone amplifier.
Summary: These headphones are among the most evenly balanced and quality closed headphones (cans) I have ever had.
Normaly when you have closed cans, you have to compromise soundstage and bass clarity/control for the isolation. However with the ATH-a900's you get a massive soundstage with very controled and detailed low tones.
Summary: These are wonderful headphones--in fact, these are one of my favorites for a closed backed headphones. If you do not need complete isolation from the world around you, open backed headphones generally sound much better. The separation from bass and midrange is quite good. The upper end is quite nice as well.
These are quite efficient headphones and will do quite well without a dedicated headphone amplifier, but they will open up miraculously with a headphone amplifier.
Summary: I purchased these from Audio Cubes through Amazon. I received them in about 5 days (USPS missed me the first time they tried to deliver). These are my 7th pair of relatively high quality earphones and earbuds.
Based on listening, I would give them 5 stars. I also have the Sennheiser HD 280 pros, an old set of Sony MVR 6s, a relatively new set of Beyerdynamic DT-880s, and both Etymotic ER-4p and ER-6 earbuds.
Summary: The A900s are my first set of headphones that I spent more than $20 on, so I don't really have much to compare them to. They sound great and are very comfortable. it's like wearing a big pillow of sound on your head. I've worn them almost every day for the last 3 and a half years and the show no signs of wear or damage (aside from the little scuff on the side from dropping them on a concrete floor).
Pros: Extremely comfortable, great sound, unique style.
intoxicating good for some music, not very well for some other kind
12345678 "12345678", Amazon
7 December 2007
Summary: First this headphone adds a strong colouration to the music, sounds become soft, sweet, sexy. It is intoxicatingly good for some kind of music. But because of the colouration it doesn't do very well for some kind of music. E.g. if you try to listen to rap with this headphone, the sound is so unbearable that you might be tempted to destroy this headphone as soon as you put it on.
Excerpt: After looking up for the best headphones to use on my computer mainly to play the game Counter Strike: Source and reading many forums I decided on these. Not only do these look great, but they offer THE BEST sound quality without using a external amp which can be expensive. These are low impendence headphones and can be powered by almost anything including all MP3 players to the same volume as a standard in ear bud would allow.
Pros: Sound quality, 3D wing comfort, build quality .
Cons: Large for outside . . Could fall off if heavy headbanger
Excerpt: В своё время пожалел несколько тысяч на более дорогую модель с кожаными амбушюрами. Ещё раз убеждаюсь в правильности пословицы, что мы не на столько богаты, чтобы покупать дешёвые вещи.
Pros: Пользуюсь наушниками с сентября 2006 г. Покупал после длительного сравнения с другими известными брендами. Подкупили качеством звучания и удобством - можно не снимать часами и голова не устаёт.
Cons: К сожалению, где-то через 3 года использования начали облезать амбушюры и сейчас они стали практически лысыми. На качестве звучания это в общем то не сказывается, но внешний вид конечно пострадал.
Excerpt: А теперь подробнее. Звук великолепен в среднем и высоком диапазоне: во-первых, общая картина очень открытая и прозрачная/чистая (отличительная черта ATH-A/AD-серии); во-вторых, сцена по-настоящему широкая, не уступает не только Air Dynamic моделям из ATH-AD серии (у меня были AD-700), но и многим флагманским моделям других фирм, не говоря уж о средних и дешёвых.