Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000
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13 July 2010
Summary: Audio-Technica: Headphones for Weirdos. Unnecessarily complicated headbands; midrange skewed in favour of Japanese-schoolgirl sopraninos; bass left crying in a back alley somewhere. A model range whose tuning adheres or abandons these guiding precedents at random, further confused by special editions that disappear the same instant someone at head-fi.org notices them.
For fans of the brand, it’s exactly this unpredictability that keeps us addicted.
Pros: Amazing upper mids & treble; nice soundstage with an 'upfront' slant; great detail without harshness
Cons: Steep bass rolloff; lower mids underpowered next to upper mid peak; shallow cups