ATH-WS99 Solid Bass Over-Ear Headphones
Amazing bass and doesnt neglect the rest of frequencies like others
I picked these up on sale about 2 years ago and these headphones are still going strong. the sound quality is astounding. the first thing that stood out is how you can actually feel the bass coming from these, even just holding them. the one thing i did notice is that if you going to listen to these with your phone it will help if you download a music player with more in depth EQ settings. once i had that and adjusted the sound they instantly made me a fan of audio-technica. so much so i bought a pair of in ear solid bass and a pair of sport headphones. only gripe i thing i have is that the 2 swivels that the headphones connect to the headband are starting to loosen, so hopefully they wont break. but for 2 years of regular use these still sound brand new. highly highly recommend to anyone wanting thier head to vibrate.
June 10, 2015
Great Uncompromised Qaulity
These headphones are awesome from the build quality to the looks and sound!!! These pair of headphones have yet to disappoint and are well worth their price point when compared to other headphones. The only thing I suggest for you if you spring for these is to buy a dac or an equivalent with a external eq to unlock these headphones true performance.
February 6, 2015
The Perfect Choice For a Bass Head Who Cares About Sound
First off, i must unfortunately note that i had to buy three of these headphones before i got a working pair, however, i have now had a functioning set for a few months, and put well over 100 hours of listening into them, and i am thoroughly impressed.
Out of the box, these headphones provide controlled exacting bass down to about 40hz before a major drop off until the bass dissappears below 35hz. The overall sound is easy to describe as tight. The treble is sparkly and the mids only slightly muddled. After burning them in for a while however, the tight feeling dissappears, the mids open up, and the bass extends a bit down to maybe 32hz. At this point, these things provide impressive sound, the bass is better controlled than any system i've ever heard, and more shocking still, they manage to provide this thick punchy bass without even slightly affecting the mids and highs. For a listener who desires audiophile grade sound for classical, jazz, and rock, with enough bass to bring hip hop, dubstep, trap etc to life, these are the PERFECT choice.
I have only one complaint. I am without any doubt a bass head, and while i appreciate controlled bass, not the sloppy overpowering bass delivered by sets like Beats, i do like really low bass, and a lot of it. That being said, if like me you are looking for roaring <35 or even <30hz bass, these headphones may be a bit lacking on their own. However, with the help of Equalizer APO to spike the bass at 20hz, and an amplifier, you can feed these things twice the power they were made to handle, focusing all that extra juice on the low low end bass, and these headphones still perform perfectly. Amazingly, this excessive bass doesn't even slightly affect the mids and highs, but delivers exactly what a bass head like myself is looking for.
Whether you need the <30hz bass or not, these headphones can be the perfect choice, and i highly recommend them to anyone, especially bass heads.
August 18, 2013