I'm not familiar with this series. The MSR7's [http://amzn.to/1R4P24T] are quite good. One thing I did note is that these are a little harder to drive than the stock drivers; they are the same impedance which was weird, but I did have to turn up my amp and my personal volume about 40% each to get it to where I normally listen to. en. r/A900X: A900X. ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} BuyDig via Ebay currently has the Audio Technica ATH-A900X on sale for $130. ATH-A900X: My observations in music listening tests are confirmed once more - the A900X has much better sound focus, and therefore much better sound positioning in games & movies. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Mids much less aggressive with no 4k spike unlike the M50x, with more warmth to them, and the bass boost on the A900X as well doesn't bleed into the upper bass or low mids like the muddy bass on the M50x does. The cans sound much, much more airy and the soundstage is better than it was before (which I thought was crazy since the soundstage was a main selling point of this headphone). One nitpick: The stereo plug on the A900X is the exact same one AT has been using since the mid-90's (starting with the old ATH-AX series). 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That all depends on so much its not even remotely possible to make a claim like that. I've been visiting the site for years and I highly recommend it. A place for discussion, news, reviews and DIY projects related to portable audio, headphones, headphone amplifiers and DACs. I've already got the A900X and really like it except for the wing design (would prefer a headband). Much better than the M50s. All topics related to atheism, agnosticism and secular living are welcome here. Press J to jump to the feed. 1 year ago If you can try both before deciding you should; they are very different headphones. For context, I originally ordered these cans on Amazon for $169 (I think they were initially a $250 dollar pair). I only know the ATH-M50x/M40x and they're nice but a bit bass driven and don't have the widest soundstage. Here's a build guide outlining essentially what I did for my ATH-A900X. They hurt my ears SO MUCH. I had expected some… The maximum amount of $ I want to spend is 200. I own the Audio Technica ATH-AD700, ATH-A900X, ATH-WS99, ATH-ESW9, ATH-W1000X headphones. The bass is a bit light, but it's clean and not super muddy like on some other bass-heavier or V-Shaped headphones (M50-X), which I don't mind for a can that is going to sit at my desk. Background; I started w/ Logitech headsets w/ Mic. What super comfortable pads would you suggest? Bath and Body Works is your go-to place for gifts & goodies that surprise & delight. http://amzn.to/2lv372U These open back headphones are a great stepping stone into the world of audiophile gear. If anyone has any questions about this mod, please feel free to PM me about it. Bath & Body Works. I can't tell a difference other than build quality. Plus they're flaking horribly too. They look even nicer in real than pictured. After our test of affordable audiophile headphones last year, the headphone I kept on using afterward was the AudioTechnica ATH-AD900. 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