Summary: I purchased these trying to find a pair of 'entry level' over-ear headphones that were closed so I could listen to music with other people around without annoying them with an open design or annoying myself with something that wasn't sealed.
Pros: Versatile, comfortable, affordable. Highly recommended if you get headaches easily. Great detail and texture.
Cons: Not at all portable, hit and miss with hip-hop and some electro.
Summary: A quick sidenote I actually own the ATH-A500 headphones but they use the same drivers so the review should be similar. I picked these up on a whim at this place that imports Japanese products for around $100.
Summary: I've had this headphone close to 4 years now. I purchased this along with a Creative X-fi Xtremegamer sound card as my first "hi-fi" setup. Before that I was using cheapo Voip headsets, which was the very definition of bad sound reproduction.
Pros: Extremely comfortable, great sound positioning
Cons: high maintenance, not well rounded for all music genre
Excerpt: Audio-Technica’s ATH-AD700 As with the AD700 headphones, Audio-Technica has foregone premium packaging efforts in order to keep the cost of the A700’s down. The headphones are packaged in a rather simple box.