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Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Audiophile -quality headphones with aluminum housing
- Closed-back Double Air Damping System for deep bass reproduction
- Large aperture 53 mm drivers for high-fidelity playback
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Top Customer Reviews
So, how does it sound?
The A900x sound output from these headphones is crisp, clean, and quite accurate while the sound stage is very wide. The sound quality is overall balanced and easy to drive. The headphones block out a lot of noise which is nice too.
Are they comfortable?
I've ready many people say they are uncomfortable, I disagree, they fit softly over my head and I couldn't be happier. I do have one thing that bothers me, the flap-wings could be tighter over my head, it slips down slightly; I have a small head.
How is the build quality?
Overall I'd say excellent, the headphones as a whole look quality built. The aluminum housings for the sound drivers are nice and feel solid. The pleather is very soft and comfortable for long sessions. The black finish on these headphones makes them look very nice.
*Excellent frequency response
*Very good audio quality
*Feels light to wear
*Suspension flaps could be tighter
Type: Closed Dynamic
Driver Unit: 53mm, Bobbin winding OFC voice coil
Frequency response: 5-40,000 Hz
Impedence: 42 ohms
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Before settling on these, I also tried Audio Technica's ATH-AD900 and beyerdynamic's DT 880 (250 ohm version). I can't get to a silent listening area, so these closed-back headphones work better for me. I found the ATH-AD900s to have almost painful treble and the beyerdynamic's too hard to drive and with sound quality comparable to the ATH-M50s.
In general, I've found these to be both the most comfortable and best sounding set of headphones of the 4 pairs I've tried. Highly recommended.
I have had the M50s as well as a couple decent (less than $75) Sony ear buds and I am blown away with the quality of these headphones. The music is amazingly clear and balanced, it works well with everything from Chick Corea to Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, or Daft Punk. The headphones are very well balanced with clear yet strong bass, crisp highs, and the best mid reproduction I've ever heard. Basically, I feel like I am in the studio and have heard details in music I have never heard before. While am not an "obsessive" audiophile, I am a musician and do consider myself an "entry level" audiophile.
The 'wing' clamp are very comfortable and better than a straight bar like the M50s. A personal thing I like is the material on the wire, it is not rubber coated, but rather that nylon style fabric wrap that is found on high quality AV components. This means that the wire won't get snagged on anything and will resist bending too much.
Very happy with the purchase!
Try to pair them up to a headphone amp (I'm using the Fiio E6) to truly experience the quality. Also, there is no case/bag included and the headphones don't fold up or rotate to slim them down, this makes travel slightly inconvenient, but as these were not advertised as portable no points can be deducted.
- These and other headphones in the same price range are the best you'll ever need if you don't keep track of things like the kbps of your music and you don't use an external amp. They are still audiophile-grade, but other headphones do outclass them in the 350-500 dollar range. I enjoy them very much and they fit my mp3-quality music quite well.
- You will either love or hate its construction. Instead of a normal headband, the A900X headphones us a "3-D wing design," which utilize two low-pressure wings to keep the phones on your head. Some people find them irritating, but I love them. These headphones feel like clouds, though the pressure on the wings is low enough to make the phones slide down a few millimeters.
- All of the other headphones I've tried had shrill highs, to the point where low-volume vocals would hurt my ears. These headphones are nice and soft, though other reviews say the highs are their [still very strong] weak point.
I love these headphones, but I would not suggest you buy them without driving off to a Best Buy and trying them alongside the Audio Technica ESW9As and the AKG K550s. The three are of the best for closed headphones at this price range, and there is nothing anyone can tell you that will fully describe the differences between them.
They're fantastic for high vocals, low vocals, acoustic instruments, electric guitars, orchestras, electronic pop (Owl City, Zero 7), dubstep, and everything else I've thrown at them. Test them out if you want a full, rich, soft sound [especially at low volumes], you don't plan on using them while walking, you love soft pads and a clamp-free fit, and $200 sounds like a perfect price for high-quality headphones. I think they look pretty darn cute when they're on your head, too, and they make you look like someone who really knows their music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The AD900X model has a bigger soundstage and is better for gaming but this is a great closed set of cans.Published 2 months ago by Phillip
Very accurate sound (Extremely). Very nice and accurate bass but not heavy bass. They have a nice fit that you get accustomed to and you don't notice it after a couple months. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tyler Weston
Extraordinarily comfortable for me. Great audio.
I wish velour pads were easier to come by, but the fantastic fit means the leather is actually fine.
Pleasantly surprising. The sound quality lends itself well to many genres and is quite fun.
The self-adjusting "wings" can be a bit soft, letting the phones drop... Read more
Loved the sound and the concept of these headphones. I did not like the price tag, the attached cord and the flaps on top of the headphones. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Williams
These headphones are incredible. These are my first high-end pair of headphones and they've set the bar phenomenally high should I ever have to get another pair. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sound is great but is lacking in sub bass. The sound stage is wonderful and the instrument separation is top notch. Read morePublished 5 months ago by William
These are great headphones, and are a massive improvement over my old g930's. The positional audio is fantastic for a closed back pair of headphones, and the only thing it lacks in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tyson
Colored sound. Not very much detail and doesn't even stay on my head.Published 6 months ago by A. Tran