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ATH-AD900X

Audiophile Open-Air Headphones


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  • over ear headphones


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  • Overview

    Designed to deliver extraordinary sound quality to satisfy the most discriminating listeners, the ATH-AD900x is ideal for music lovers who prefer the spacious quality of open-back headphones that combine involving sound with long-wearing comfort.

    The ATH-AD900x features large 53 mm drivers exclusively designed for the headphones, with rare-earth magnets and Audio-Technica’s copper-clad aluminum-wire (CCAW) voice coil technology for superior audio reproduction with an extremely wide 5 Hz – 35,000 Hz frequency response. The ATH-AD900x offers an immersive listening experience with clear, natural vocal and instrumental reproduction, a smooth tonal balance, precise imaging and superlative dynamic range.

    The headphones offer a uniquely comfortable fit thanks to their generously cushioned ear pads, lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing and exclusive 3D Wing Support Housing, which adjusts itself perfectly to each wearer.
  • Features


    • Audiophile-quality open-air headphones deliver clear, natural vocal and instrumental reproduction, a smooth tonal balance, precise imaging and superlative dynamic range

    • Large-aperture 53 mm drivers and CCAW voice coils for superior sound reproduction

    • No sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensation

    • 3D Wing Support Housing offers a vibration-proof mechanism that provides comfortable support for a better listening experience

    • Extremely comfortable ear-fitting pads

    • Gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Specifications

    TypeOpen-air Dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 35,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight265 g
    Cable3.0 m (9.8')
    Connector3.5 mm(1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessory IncludedDetachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter



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  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-AD900X Audiophile Open-Air Headphones
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (3)
    • Good value (3)
    • Great sound (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

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    5.0

    great sound, comfort

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    from sacramento, ca.

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • cord too long
    • not quite enough clamping force on ears

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X Audiophile Open-Air Headphones:

      I reviewed similar model open headphones from Audio Technica, and may have not been as fair as should have. I came from the Sony XB series 'phones, which are quite bass heavy, which may have influenced my original review. Headphones are very personal, and all have distinct sound, and need to "auditioned" for some time before passing judgment. Anyway, on to these....
      First - comfort. The fit is nice, they are fairly lightweight. The "wings" are a neat feature, but on my head did not apply enough pressure around my ears, and felt as though they slipping down on my jaw. Easily cured with a small elastic cord to add pressure. I kept adjusting the length of the elastic until I had a perfect fit, and comfort for my head / ears. Can use now for hours and hours...
      Next, the sound of these headphones. I have come to realize all sound reproducing systems (headphones, speakers, etc.) have their own tonal characteristics, or coloration. These headphones are capable of reproducing sound from below hearing to above hearing. Having said that, they are not "bass heavy". The bass is truly very deep, but needs a little push. To that end, using an amp, or some EQ will make these headphones light up.
      These have an "in the middle" soundstage, as though you were on stage with performers - whereas my Beyerdynamic seem to be a bit more "open soundstage" - as though you were in audience.
      Overall, for the price, a very nice sounding set of cans that do justice to your listening.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Home
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Less than a month
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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2 years and still going, great sound

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      from Israel

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X Audiophile Open-Air Headphones:

          I bought them after watching many reviews.
          These open headphones are supposed to be fantastic for female vocals.
          Since i've started using them i found out they are able to play very well the rest of hte music i have, i play everything but hard rock and metal.
          in Trance and bassy tracks the headhpones sound great, but simply because the sound quality is fantastic and rich, not because of hte bass, which is there, but minimal(don't buy them if you're looking for bass), i've grown to really like that kind of natural rich and clear sound sound. as my ears don't tire from that and having a more "pure" sound for me is better than beefy bassy sound. so Yes for EDM fans (you trade overall sound for minimal bass)

          They are extremely comfortable to wear with their unique design. i don't feel them at all for hours, and i've been using non trash headphones.
          Great for gaming or just enjoying good quality music. used them for editing sound as well.
          There was a period at hte first month that they did some crackling noise at certain frequency but it disappeared after a month or two, i didn't expect that.
          I just bought the a1000z because of how i'm happy with these for my workplace.

          Highly recommend it for home use or for office use if you don't have people around you (as they leak sound)
          everything more indepth you can search youtube for similar more indepth reviews (so i found, after i bought and used them).

          A gem of a headphone.

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          • Home
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year
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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get them yesterday!!!!!

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          from Lithonia, Ga.

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • The wings don't offer enough support.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X Audiophile Open-Air Headphones:

            I love these headphones!!!!! I'm really into music! I'm 41 and have been in love with music since I could understand what it was. I use the Fiio Mont Blanc amp. But, they aren't necessarily needed with these outstanding headphones! I'd heard that Audio Technica headphones were a cut above the usual suspects like Sony, Seinheiser, And the like. I pulled the trigger and got the 50x. They were really good. But then I wanted a really nice pair for home use. I saw some intriguing videos referencing the Ath AD900x headphones and every video basically said the same thing. They all said they were outstanding! I got a very good deal on eBay and listened! Let me just say, you have NEVER heard your favorite music like this before! Also, as I'm writing this review I'm listening with them now! I want to try the closed back 900x too.

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            • Home
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            • Up to a year
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          • Q & A

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            • Q:

              Hello.
              I need a replacement earpads for my ATH-AD900X.
              How I can buy it?
              Asked on 1/8/2018 by iwc1 from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

                Answered on 1/19/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              Hello.
              I need a replacement earpads for my ATH-AD900X. How I can buy it?
              Asked on 1/8/2018 by iwc1 from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

                Answered on 1/19/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              Is there a shorter cable available from A-T for these headphones?
              Asked on 12/13/2017 by Vort64 from Arkansas

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                A:

                No, the cable is permanently attached to the ATH-AD900x headphones.

                Answered on 12/18/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Hello,

              During a trip the clips on my 3D wings of my ATH-AD900x broke and now can't keep it on my head! Is there a way to get a pair of 3D wings? Thank you
              Asked on 12/3/2016 by Blz from Lima, Ohio

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                Answered on 12/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              What year were these released?
              Asked on 11/17/2016 by Kevin the Quiet from Michigan, US

              1 answer

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                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The ATH-AD900X were released in the summer of 2012.

                Answered on 11/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              I need to replace the cable on my AD900x, what is the part number for it?
              Asked on 10/16/2016 by Moravid from Australia

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                Answered on 10/17/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Plastic or aluminum? If i add a headphone amp will it boost the bass?
              Asked on 6/24/2016 by Ralph from Carson city, Ca

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. These have a lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing. As for bass, it would depend upon the capability of the headphone amp.

                Answered on 6/30/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              Do you know of a good carry case for these headphones?
              Asked on 12/11/2015 by wsr from New York, NY

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                You may use a third party case for your ATH-AD900x headphones.

                Answered on 12/13/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Are there replacement wings available?

              The wings that go on top of your head, is there any way to get a replacement of this? Mine seems to have broken off and wont go back on.
              Asked on 10/16/2014 by Rageplant from United States

              1 answer

              • A:

                Please contact our Service Department for assistance with this. They may be reached at (330)-686-2600 ext 5004 or at service@atus.com

                Answered on 10/20/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              Can I purchase the driver from these headphones separately?
              Asked on 8/6/2014 by Jackson512

              1 answer

              • A:

                Yes you can. Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com to purchase this item.

                Answered on 8/7/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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