Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000
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6 August 2010
Summary: I have these, driven by a Ratoc mid-fi DAC/Amp (50.000 Yen), listening to FLAC 24/96 or upscaled 12/44.
I can compare them to the W1000X which I also purchased recently, to the AD900 and to the AD700. Most of my impressions AD900 are the review for those cans.
Summary: Originally published on October 6, 2011
Note: this review is an exact cross-post from post #1 of this thread on Head-Fi, which contains some user discussion on the review that may be relevant to read: http://www.head-fi.org/t/574882/5-year-re-review-audio-technica-ath-ad2000
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Pros: Forward mid-range, speed (impulse response)
Cons: Lack of bass, short decay, not very clear-sounding, unnatural mid-range & soundstaging
Summary: When a headphone manufacturer releases a flagship, one would expect uncompromising sound quality, exceptional design and extreme comfort. As Audio Technica's current open circumaural top of the range model, the AD2000 comes off as a mixed bag.
Pros: Outstanding soul-stirring midrange, open and airy presentation, tight and fast bass, easily driven
Cons: Light on bass, slight treble roll off, soundstaging problems with many instruments, might be uncomfortable