What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Audio Technica AUD ATHAD1000X Audiophile ATH-AD1000X Open-Air Dynamic Headphones?

A total of 13 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


8th Aug 2017

It’s on Amazon if you’re in the US. The HD600 doesn’t have the best soundstage for gaming (not bad either) but great midrange and smooth treble. The K712 has a bit better bass extension and great soundstage for gaming, but overall I find it less refined and prefer the HD600. The R70x is similar to the HD600 and it would be close if they were the same price, but it’s not worth $50 extra

1 point


14th May 2016

> I take my FPS games very serious

> Balanced with decent bass

The last thing you need in competitive FPS is bass. What you need is mid forward sound with tons of detail and a wide stage.

The Origen is a great pick for a budget DAC/AMP. I suggest you pair it with the ATH AD1000X

1 point


30th Nov 2015
2 points


4th Aug 2016

I’m not really an audiophile but iv listened to a lot of headphones and have done a lot of research. I can’t really comment on anything else but the headphones suggestion so I’ll tell you this.

The JBL headphones, just in general are garbage. JBL is better at speakers. Comparatively speaking JBL make okay headphones, but when you have companies (especially in the open back category) that do a really good job just making headphones such as audio technica it’s hard to compare. I grew up around really high quality sounding audio mostly my whole life since my dad built speakers for Apple products and was obsessed with music. I know I’m going to get hate for this comment because people think the opposite of what I said about JBL but iv listened to tons of JBL and they don’t compare. JBL does make shitty speakers, but are comparatively better than their headphones since the competition is just different.

Audio technica ATH-1000x headphones here (Audio Technica Audiophile ATH-AD1000X Open-Air Dynamic Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009S330O8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_di4OxbC3CNY16) are a solid pair of open back headphones within your budget. However, the 2000X headphones are more expensive if your interested and are WELL worth the upgrade if you can afford it. Seriously, they’re ridiculous. Zeos did a sound demo/review of them both I’m pretty sure and you can tell the difference but the 1000 are pretty much amazing for that price range of open back. If you can float the 2000 which I think are like ~500 do it. The 1000x are 10$ off on Amazon right now from AT directly.

Something to keep in mind (like what I did).. I had about ~300$ I wanted to spend on headphones and basically wanted similar to what you have but I needed close back. What I did is I bought a pair of SHP9500 because that enables me to buy a pair 770 because unless I spent like 600 the sound quality for the money wasn’t proportional. I did this because when I’m home the SHP can do the mid/high range. And the 770 (80 ohm) gives me the noise isolation with a little more bass that keeps my mind at a rhythm with music keeping me attentive for when I’m studying in various places. Basically, tailor your needs if necessary because I wasn’t able to find just 1 can that would give me what I felt was fair for the price. Plus, the 770 are 20% off atm (black 80ohm) only so I saved a lot. Still have 60$ I didn’t spend of my budget. I know this isn’t a direct recommendation on what you should buy besides the 1000x but I hope this got you thinking of a different avenue you could take. If your willing to increase your budget for a pair of open backs you can find something truly wonderful and avoid what I had to do in a sense. But I’m very happy with what I’d did 👌

1 point


20th Jun 2021

Any of these three depending on your budget: https://www.amazon.COM/Audio-Technica-Audiophile-ATH-AD1000X-Headphones/dp/B009S330O8

Probably wont need an amp or dac.
GSX1000 or G6 would be ideal for your needs.

1 point


11th Aug 2020

if you want to hear footsteps all day this is your guy https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-AD1000X-Audiophile-Open-Air-Headphones/dp/B009S330O8

If you just want to hear super impact and other stuff this is your

1 point


2nd May 2019

Have you tried to Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000x they are regarded as really good for hearing footsteps/gunshots etc. while also having a really good soundstage(meaning you can locate which direction they are coming from)


The Sennheiser HD 58x would also be a good option.

1 point


13th Oct 2017

Edit: Also looking at the massdrop for these… thoughts?

So I’m in the market for a new headset/mic setup for gaming. Mainly first person shooters but I’d like to be able to listen to a variety of music at high quality. Thanks to anyone who can give me a hand – I’m kind of a noob 🙂

Budget – I’d like to come in under $500 total.

Source – Computer, so USB and 3.5mm?

Requirements for Isolation – Not a high pri – I would try an ‘open air’ headphone if someone who knew what they were talking about suggested it. I kind of like isolation but am willing to experiment.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? No.

Preferred Type of Headphone -Full sized over ear.

Preferred tonal balance – I’m really not an audiophile, as long as sound is clear I barely have a preference. I like listening to house music and playing first person shooters.

Past headphones – Steelseries 9h V2 – I enjoyed them a lot but they broke so now I’m down to my backup turtle beachx12.

Preferred Music – I like house music but listen to pretty much anything except for heavy metal and rap… deadmou5, avicci, etc.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up – I’d like to be able to hear footsteps and triangulate sound more effectively and also be able to listen to music at a higher quality.

I’m considering these and they are on sale but I don’t know if this will do it for me – mostly because I don’t know wtf I am doing and I’m overwhelmed trying to figure it out. I’ll probably get some kind of mic and tape it to them so i can talk on VOIP.

1 point


16th Apr 2016

> better op-amps for wider sound stage

that’s not how it works, 99,99% of the soundstage depends on the quality of the headphone, the OP just delivers power, current and a clean signal (hopefully).

Check out the ATH AD1000X for extremely wide stage, neutrality and imaging and the Fidelio X2 if you want some bass boost.

If you know how powerful your card actually is, you might as well consider a HD600 / HD650 or a DT880.

1 point


21st Jul 2015

Take a look at the Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000x: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009S330O8/ref=psdc_172541_t2_B009S331VU

0 points


6th Dec 2014

First one to come to mind are the ATH-AD1000x.