Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Audio-Technica Model ATH-A900X
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Double
Weight (g) 330 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Aluminium Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 42 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$200
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 0.0 Bass Impact 0.0
Bass Quality 0.0 Mids Quality 0.0
Highs Quality 0.0 Soundstage 0.0
Detail 0.0 Portability 2.0
Isolation 5.0 Comfort 1.0
Durability 0.0 Improvement With Amplification 0.0
Value for Money 1.0    
Overall Score 0.2 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Lead Reviewer commando on 14 Nov 15  15:00
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I owned the original A900 for many years, it was a fantastic pair of headphones. After they was stolen I ordered the A900X from AudioCubes in Japan, slightly nervous because I'd read of problems with the new 3D wing system.

The first thing I did when the A900X headphones arrived was try them on, of course, and I was saddened that the widely reported problems with the wing system were true. The only thing holding them to my head (slightly smaller than average) was the low to moderate clamping force: the 3D wing provided no support at all. Sitting entirely still they stayed in place, but as soon as I moved at all (while sitting down) they slid down. Before long they ended up resting on my ears, which is uncomfortable. Putting a rubber band between the two wings mitigated the problem, but was too ugly IMHO, and you shouldn't need to fix brand new $200 headphones. They were returned to AudioCubes who sent them to Audio Technica for repair, but I was told they worked as designed. Audiocubes decided to refund.

I never even listened to the headphones, as if they don't sit on your head properly there's no point. I'm sure they sound fantastic, like the original A900.

I recommend against these headphones on the basis of poor design and support.

Audio-Technica ATH-A900X
Audio-Technica ATH-A900X