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ATH-AD700 or ATH-AD900?

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Is the AD900 an "upgrade" from the AD700, or are they two completely different sets of headphones?

Also, will either of these need an amp?
Edited by Whyifide - 2/18/09 at 4:55am
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ad900!
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the AD900s are the big brothers to the AD700s, I personally own and love the AD700s, but would probably find the AD900s just as good, and I would recommend an amp, but its not neccesary... something like a PIMETA or Mini^3
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the AD900s are the big brothers to the AD700s, I personally own and love the AD700s, but would probably find the AD900s just as good, and I would recommend an amp, but its not neccesary... something like a PIMETA or Mini^3
I wouldn't recommend an amp for these headphones. There will be an increase in quality, but very little.

If you want an upgrade, sell off your headphones, get some sennheisers (closest best in that price range) and buy an amp (Little Dot MK).

I own the A900s (not the AD900s) - which are basically the same, except the open headphones (AD) have a larger soundstage. Stick with your AD-700s if you want to save money, there is no big difference between the 700s and the 900s.
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I wouldn't recommend an amp for these headphones. There will be an increase in quality, but very little.

If you want an upgrade, sell off your headphones, get some sennheisers (closest best in that price range) and buy an amp (Little Dot MK).

I own the A900s (not the AD900s) - which are basically the same, except the open headphones (AD) have a larger soundstage. Stick with your AD-700s if you want to save money, there is no big difference between the 700s and the 900s.
Agreed- AD700's will do you fine. Try to get them used on head-fi, you can save even more money.
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The difference between the AD700 and the AD900 is that the 900 has that punch bass while the 700 is anemic in that area. So for the additional $100-150 would you want the 900 that can do everything ie highs/mids/lows or sacrifice some low end bass to save that much money.
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