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7.3 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000

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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Asr, head-fi.org
28 January 2014
  • Summary: published on January 26, 2014   - download a printable 4-page PDF version of this review (right-click the link & save target, or just tap for mobile devices)   (click for larger photo)   Intro   This is basically a short mini-review of the AD2000X (AD2KX from here on out) from while I owned it, which was June 2013 through January 2014.
  • Pros: Mid-range focus; speed as it translates to fast music & percussion
  • Cons: Relative lack of low bass & high treble; lack of clarity, neutrality, & a natural tone; compacted soundstaging
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Usability 10
10

Great clear sound

Alain from Quebec, PQ, Canada, Sonic Electronix
20 April 2012
  • Conclusion: I bought them mostly to listen music (folk/soft music) and play games. In both instances, the AD700 is up to the task. Sound is clear, very well defined. During gaming, the large sound stage is impressive. They are light and very comfortable. I read they don't provide a lot of bass. I can understand this statement but it does not apply to me because I don't listen to music with heavy bass. Overall great buy.
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Overall 7
6.9
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 7
7.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
28 March 2011
  • Summary: The AD-2000 gains special distinction by providing high-end detail and being easy to drive without an amp. While the sound can be aggressive, there's not a hint of "bass boost"; to the contrary, the bass seems fully integrated into the overall sound. - The AD2000 has a rich, full sound through its range. It can even be called a "rockin'" headphone, albeit without the comparative warmth of, say, the Grado SR225; the A/Ts have a bass that seems colder or "drier.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

the wizard of oz, head-fi.org
14 March 2011
  • Summary: I auditioned these last weekend at the AT Concept Store in Paris. Configurations: DX100 > AD2000X DX100 > HA5000ANV > AD2000X Compared them also to W5000's, W3000ANV's, W1000X, ESW11LTD's Tracks used for testing: Artur Rubinstein - Chopin Nocturnes (16/44 FLAC) The Doors - The Doors - Break on Through (24/96 FLAC) Extrawelt - Schöne Neue Extrawelt - Messy Machinery (16/44 FLAC) Goldfrapp - Supernature - Ooh La La (16/44 ALAC) Fischerspooner - #1 - Emerge (16/44 APE)...
  • Pros: Very confortable to wear, I can imagine wearing them for longer listening sessions. Better than the W5000's for classical, especially piano.
  • Cons: Treble and bass extension still better on the W5000's.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

kchew, head-fi.org
3 May 2010
  • 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. But it does have a big redeeming feature that has earned it a number of fans, and for this owner, it has charmed him enough to keep it together with the HD800.
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ksvieb, head-fi.org
6 April 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.    I can say that the AD2000 are by far the best headphones I have listened to so far. They are not nearly as airy and whispery sounding as the AD900/AD700 but are very forward, aggressive and fast.
  • Pros: Clarity, speed, overall tightness
  • Cons: slightly tight clamp
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Asr, head-fi.org
1 April 2010
  • 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 - download a printable 7-page PDF version of this review (right-click the link & save target, or just tap for mobile devices) Intro How many times does one get to re-review of a set of headphones...
  • Pros: Forward mid-range, speed (impulse response)
  • Cons: Lack of bass, short decay, not very clear-sounding, unnatural mid-range & soundstaging
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Overall 7
7.2
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 7
7.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
16 June 2007
  • Summary: The AD-2000 gains special distinction by providing high-end detail and being easy to drive without an amp. While the sound can be aggressive, there's not a hint of "bass boost"; to the contrary, the bass seems fully integrated into the overall sound. - The AD2000 has a rich, full sound through its range. It can even be called a "rockin'" headphone, albeit without the comparative warmth of, say, the Grado SR225; the A/Ts have a bass that seems colder or "drier.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

краснолобов андрей, Yandex
14 January 2014
  • Excerpt: В целом ушки очень хорошие, слушаю их в связке,й ноут цап-усилитель AUDINST HUD-MX2, звуком очень доволен, я не говорю о том что у меня помимо этих дорогих ушек есть еще очень много дешевых, таких как креатив аурвана лаиф, сенхи 598 и есть еще одна дешевая Audio-Technica ATH-T500, так она на много лучше крепится на голове и прижимается к ушам, но про звук я конечно не говорю( тем более они закрытого типа).
  • Pros: Не знаю как это правильно выразить, звук очень интересный прямо из коробки без прогрева, имею в наличии сенхи 650, акг 712, байеры 880 эдишен, все эти ушки в принципе разные по звучанию, но не одни из выше перечисленных без прогрева не звучали так что-бы их можно было слушать без так сказать отвращения , но к этим ушам это не относится, звук с первых нот очень выделяющийся, объём выше всяких похвал, панорама шикарная, очень невесомые. Отличные получились ушки.
  • Cons: Механизм подвеса настолько невесом, что кажется, что уши сейчас сползут, я-бы их назвал накладными потому-что амбушюры не обхватывают полностью ухо( есть такое предположение что при долгом прослушивании может появиться дискомфорт), но материал амбушюров настолько нежный, передать словами это невозможно, конечно хотелось-бы что-бы цена была немного поменьше.
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