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Are ATH AD900 headphones new or old?

post #1 of 8
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Hey everyone,

I bought a pair of ATH AD900 headphones and a friend told me this model is four years old. Perhaps I should be clear and say they have been on the market for four years.

I loved my AD700 so I got these also. I found this press release saying they have just been released. Anybody know who is right? Were these re-released?

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/ne...5cd/index.html

Thanks very much.
Chalkbluffgrown
post #2 of 8
Pretty sure they are old.

But according to them, it's quite new.
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Wierd..... I have the ATH-A900 (closed headphones) and I've had them close to 2 years.
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Many great headphone models are "old". It's not like a silicon chip that doubles in advancement every year and needs to be updated.

I've known people that have 15 year old Grados that still work amazingly well.

Even my DT770s are an older model, but I still love them, and wear em 95% of the time I'm at my computer.
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post #5 of 8
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Please do not misunderstand me, I do not mean they are inferior in any way. I like the AD900 very well, but I have just found conflicting information.

At first, I believed these were the successor to the AD700.

It seems though these have been on the market for awhile.

I do not understand why Audio-Technica's press release says otherwise.
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Many of the really good headphones have been around for nearly a decade or more. Even if the headphone is newly introduced, in many cases the technology has been around for many decades (such as dynamic headphones) and has just been improved upon.
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks RallyMaster.

I think I am getting lost here.

If you read the press release, it sounds as if the AD900 were just released in February, but I found reviews from four years ago.

I am trying to find if these are a revision to the original or if this is just a "refresh" or reorganization of the product line.
post #8 of 8
Every now and then, headphone companies do tend to refresh their lineup even if things don't change drastically. I know Ultrasone recently changed their PRO line-up to a gray/black theme instead of using dark blue/black. Sennheiser also refreshed the HD600/HD650 a couple of years back with a new screen in front of the drivers or something. That might be what you're seeing, I think.
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