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8.0 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900

Audiophile-quality open-air headphones deliver clear, natural Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD900

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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice headphones, but...

Mathew A., Newegg
17 February 2014
  • Summary: The biggest thing people seem to knock these 'phones for is "lack of bass." I wouldn't say they have a lack of bass, the bass is just more balanced with the mids and can sometimes be drown out by the highs. At the same time though, open-back headphones aren't really meant to contain the bass most people are looking for in heavier music. There are headphones out there much better for EDM and heavy rock/metal, that's for sure.
  • Pros: Beautiful, crisp highs, well defined mids, fairly large sound-stage. Great for listening to acoustic guitar, vocally driven music, or anything with precise instrumentation.
  • Cons: They aren't as comfortable as they could be, that's where they loose one egg. They want to sit on my head (which is probably larger than most; I wear a 60cm hat for reference) in a position that doesn't provide optimal acoustics. I find myself adjusting them fairly often. I wear glasses while using them often, and I feel the pressure of the headphones against my glasses and then against my ear. The 3-D wing things do a pretty good job keeping them up on my head howeve...
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Overall 10
10

Great Headphone Value

no nickname, B&H Photo
16 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I've owned many headphones over the years & at one point in my life, I sold audio gear. These headphones fit over the ear, are very comfortable and have a very open, transparent sound. The bass is detailed, without boom. The critical midrange frequencies are very accurate - voices sound natural. The high frequencies are clear, but not harsh in any way. They are an excellent value and are truly worthy of the word audiophile.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

coen99, head-fi.org
3 June 2013
  • Summary: History I'm a audiophile wannabee since I was 10 years. Worked in a hifi shop for 12 years and listened to quite a few systems, mainly higher end. I own at the moment a modest set consisting of a Marantz PM17mk2 and Tannoy DM 700 speakers and a Marantz SA11. As I have small children at the moment I do not have much time or chance to listen as much music as I like. One of the reasons is that when they sleep I cannot seriously listen to music as it will wake them up.
  • Pros: Sound, design, no removable cable
  • Cons: no removable cable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

a_recording, head-fi.org
20 May 2013
  • Summary: Along with the summary below, I have posted a comparison review of the AD900X, AD1000X and MA900 here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900   I've also got a youtube review of the AD900X. If you like the video check out my channel for more reviews :)     Summary   BUILD   The AD900X has excellent build quality (astounding for the price) and great wearing comfort provided the 3D wing design works for...
  • Pros: Airy, extended highs, good wearing comfort, balanced signature, excellent build quality
  • Cons: Slightly incoherent / smeared soundstage, bass roll-off, can sound aggressive on some badly mastered tracks
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Mshenay, head-fi.org
16 March 2012
  • Summary: Audio Technica  ATH AD900X {$180 Used} {$299 New}   Personal Back-Story     I recently emailed Mr. Doris a Public relations professional with Audio- Technica U.S., INC. I would first of all like to thank him for allowing me to do this review as well as for his great communication with me! Non the less, I’ve been doing reviews for about a year now and wanted to apply my trade toward a great cause and do a more professional review.  So I emailed Mr.
  • Pros: Spacious airy sound, fantastic bass, sound stage and imaging
  • Cons: Slides a little, to little decay, aggressive, terible with lossy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

fumobs, head-fi.org
20 October 2011
  • Summary: New to headphone hobby/obsession, but i am loving it with these bubs!   Just a quickie on the stars: half-star off because it's not really adjustable for head-size unless using a rubberband or shoelace like many others have said.  Quarter-star off because it doesn't have enough bass for my taste.  Quarter-star off because the design is...not pretty.  Sorry if you don't like my taking off a star due to my personal preference.
  • Pros: sound quality, sound stage, comfortability, light weight
  • Cons: not adjustable to fit my head so it slips downwards a bit, as many others have reported
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Reticence, head-fi.org
15 October 2011
  • Summary: Today I went into my local headphone store with a mission to find a set of headphones to pair with my iBasso DX50. I had been running with a pair of UE6000's up until this point but felt I wasnt getting as much as I should be from my DAP so I took it in to find something it played well with. These were the first pair that the helpful chap behind the counter suggested to me when I told him the range of music I listen to.
  • Pros: Beautiful sound, solid design
  • Cons: Un-boxing is a little anti-climactic, Felt a little loose until rubber band mod, No removable Cable
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Overall 10
10

User Review

SageTheWizard, head-fi.org
15 October 2011
  • Summary: Let me start be addressing the "le no base XD" ... No these cans are definitely not for bass heads by any means (so they could use a bit for for those who mainly listen to things such as dubstep or really bassy rap and what not) but these headphones can definitely produce nice, sharp and clean bass!
  • Pros: Sound stage is super wide, Punchy Bass, Sparkly highs, really detailed!
  • Cons: Without the rubber band mod they're kinda uncomfortable, not for bass heads
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

cdst, head-fi.org
28 September 2011
  • Summary: Bought these ad900x for resell, cause it was impossible to get them in my country and prices for previous model was around 500$, but after listening them for a while I tempted to leave them for myself:) or buy 1000 model. So... the sound is great and clear, trebles are magical, mids are good and stright forward, soundstage is decent. Actually I'm even listening crystal method with them, bass is lacking thorough. Yeah, the only minus is the bass.
  • Pros: Sound quality, comfort
  • Cons: Cord, plastic, bass quantity
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

flexium, head-fi.org
28 September 2011
  • Summary: This is my first review so forgive me if I make any mistakes. Everything below will be in my humble opinion. I don't have good amp to drive them either, but most people agree that these cans do not need an amp to drive.   Comfort: Supposedly, audio-technica's AD series is a line of very comfortable headphones that has warm sound. I didn't think they were particularly comfortable because I didn't like how my left ear is touching the driver on the left side of headphones.
  • Pros: soundstage, instrument separation, bass quality
  • Cons: ear touches speaker = uncomfortable, bass quantity, back of concert hall
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