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I was in the market for a good (or what I'd consider good anyway) close back dynamic can since I already have a good close back ortho-dynamic can in the Alpha Dog. An Audio Technica ATH-A900X LTD was available in the local forums, and from reviews and impressions, I'd figured it'd right for me so I snagged it.....beautiful looking and great sounding can for sure. Sparkly treble that is not at all harsh (heard the regular ATH-A900X'es have higher highs), great mids and vocals, and nice accentuated bass......so liking it!

Nice! After owning the regular A900X (which is now replaced by the A900Z) I always wanted to try the limited edition one. The regular one certainly does not have accentuated bass. It is somewhat bright, but not harsh either. The A900X made me a fan of Audio Technica. I plan to get the W1000Z or a successor for a somewhat (but not really) portable setup in the future.
 
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I'd gotten the AD700X as my first Audio Technica can, and while I liked its airiness, I found its severe lack of bass somewhat off putting. The ATH-AD2000 sort of made me a believer of AT cans because it has great treble extension, wonderful mids (awesome vocals) and surprisingly good bass....NOT the in your face type of bass, but tight and controlled bass. I was so enthused, I'd gotten the ATH-W5000 and man, that was a huge mistake for me, I simply didn't like the sound. So many in the local forum were hyping AT woodies that I was sure I'd love it, exact opposite actually. I was really disappointed.....

The A900X LTD I'd just gotten has restored my faith in AT cans again, it looks great with the matt gold lettering and shiny gold accent on it.....lovely! BTW, to me, the bass sounded accentuated, but it may not to you. It's not an overwhelming kind of bass, just sounded North of neutral.....certainly made the A900X LTD way more enjoyable.

Edit - My bad, I'd been switching between my nEAR06 speakers and the A900X LTD, using foobar2k and had left the equalizer enabled (for the speakers which were too neutral with EQ flat). I've reset the EQ to flat and listening to the A900X LTD and bass is present, but not in the quantity as previously stated. It is tight and controlled, not at all boomy, which is basically the kind of bass I like. The bass is still good, but definitely not on the same level as my Grado GS1000i.....better PRaT I believe. Mids isn't forward, but neither is it recessed (if it is, it's mildly recessed) with very good vocal, Amanda McBroom sounds sgreat.....treble does have a sparkle to it, but I don't find it in the least bit harsh. Still, the ~164USD I'd paid for it is well worth every penny.
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I really love turning on shuffle for my entire music library, putting my LCD-2 or TH-X00 and get taken for a ride. headphone.gif

So far I have listened to:

- Nero: Guilt
- Green Day: Knowledge
- Chopin: Berceuse, Op. 57
- Enya: River
- 2Pac: My Closest Roaddoggz
- Enya: Watermark
- Alicia Keys: Through It All
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I don't think Audio Technica headphones are for me.



Audio Technica portable headphones are okay but everything else? I couldn't even like the M50 frown.gif
    
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I don't think Audio Technica headphones are for me.



Audio Technica portable headphones are okay but everything else? I couldn't even like the M50 frown.gif

Which ones have you tried? I dislike the M50 and M50X, actually I like the M40X more than both of those. But this lineup is completely different than the "Art Monitor" lineup (A500/A700/A900/A1000/A2000 and the X and Z versions). Then there's the "Air" lineup I guess it's called, the AD ones, which are the open back versions of the Art Monitor headphones. Then there's their wooden lineup which includes their flagship models (W1000X/W1000Z/W3000ANV/W5000, W1000Z is their current flagship). Can't forget the R70x and M70x which are geared toward studio monitoring.
 
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Which ones have you tried? I dislike the M50 and M50X, actually I like the M40X more than both of those. But this lineup is completely different than the "Art Monitor" lineup (A500/A700/A900/A1000/A2000 and the X and Z versions). Then there's the "Air" lineup I guess it's called, the AD ones, which are the open back versions of the Art Monitor headphones. Then there's their wooden lineup which includes their flagship models (W1000X/W1000Z/W3000ANV/W5000, W1000Z is their current flagship). Can't forget the R70x and M70x which are geared toward studio monitoring.

not that many... A700, nearly the entire AD line, M50, ES and the W1000X.

W3000ANV would be nice to listen to. I just don't think Audio Technica headphones are for me :/

KUBOTEN! hehe if I had my own Youtube channel I would greet people in every video like konnichiwa *****es! I am lady bee and welcome to this glorious unboxing of the Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV Limited edition thumb.gif


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not that many... A700, nearly the entire AD line, M50, ES and the W1000X.

W3000ANV would be nice to listen to. I just don't think Audio Technica headphones are for me :/

KUBOTEN! hehe if I had my own Youtube channel I would greet people in every video like konnichiwa *****es! I am lady bee and welcome to this glorious unboxing of the Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV Limited edition thumb.gif
Have you tried the higher end 'AD' series like the AD1000X/AD2000X/AD2000? Like I'd said, wasn't at all impress by the AD700X, but I understand the AD1000X (and above) are totally different beasts. The AD2000 is very detailed sounding with nice, tight bass....but it's vocals that the AD2000 really shines. One thing about the AD2000 I have, its highs can be somewhat off putting to others. To me, the sparkly treble almost reaches the point where it's irritate me, then it tapers or rolls off.

Someone in my neck of the woods is selling an ATH-W3000ANV for about 1200USD, not gonna bite after my experience with the ATH-W5000......too much money involved in case it turns out I don't like it.
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Audio-Technica is funny because their $100-300 offerings are usually a great value but their expensive products are overpriced for the sound they provide.

I'm speaking from experience as an ex-W3000ANV owner (I've also owned the A2000X, W1000X, A900X, ES7s and a few other models).
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im looking to buy some wireless headphones for work...any recommendations?? im interested in the v-moda crossfade wireless from what i see they are pretty great. not sure if theres anything else out there....


no beats please
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Originally Posted by Squeeker The Cat View Post

im looking to buy some wireless headphones for work...any recommendations?? im interested in the v-moda crossfade wireless from what i see they are pretty great. not sure if theres anything else out there....


no beats please

Hi! We would be glad to help you find the best headphones for your needs. As far as your last statement goes, I can promise you that you will never hear that from our lips. thumb.gif I do have some questions however:

- What is your budget?
- What will you be using them for? Gaming, music, ect
- Where are you located... more specifically, where do you buy your audio stuff from?
- If you are using them for listening, what kind of music do you listen to?
- Since you say that it is for work, will sound isolation matter?
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