Summary: I like the bass, I really appreciate them in rock songs as well as some hip hop. The quality is good, there is a good amount there as well. I find them very comfortable, I am very picky when it comes to comfort so it is hard to please me. Now the bad, there is not real mids nor highs. They are both very thin, and the little that is there does not have great quality. They are very laid back sounding, i would appreciate a little bit more up frontness to it.
Summary: After owning them for a year, I still really love these headphones. For $100, this was one of the best purchases I have made! The sound quality is on par with Bose, M-50's, and the Grado sr60i. The isolation is good enough that I used them on the bus and in the library often. They sound much more spacious than the M-50, but it isn't the same as open headphones. The bass isn't as heavy as the M-50, which makes it slightly less interesting when listening to trance.
Pros: Sound quality, Comfort, Light weight, Spacious sounding, Quality To Price Ration, and Isolating
Summary: Very happy with my Audio Technicia ATH A700's !
I must admit I am somewhat of a AT Fan Boy but they really do offer a great entry into decent sound in my somewhat limited experience. I have listened to some decent cans in my time ( Grado's, HD600s, DT880s, AKGs, etc ) and their is something about the AT sound that I just like and never gets old. Clear Highs, Great Sound Stage and enough bass to have a full sound.
Pros: Open Sound Stage, Crisp Highs, full Bass but not boomy, Very comfy!, Isolate pretty well
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. This is my first pair of SQ headphones so I was suprised to find how big they are, the drivers completely cover your ear. My favorite part about these things is how comfortable they are, I could seriously wear these all day and not have an issue.
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. When I first got them, I experienced the "wow this music is totally different from what I remember effect". The A700 are great at reproducing details in the music, letting you hear all the nuance that makes music, to me, fun.
Pros: Extremely comfortable, great sound positioning
Cons: high maintenance, not well rounded for all music genre
Summary: I had these and used these as my primary method of enjoying music, films and video games for 18 months until I replaced them with a more expensive model of a different brand. Before I owned these, my "greatest headphones" were $40 VOIP headsets. I won't even begin to claim I have golden ears or anything like that, but even a philistine like me could tell that these things were a million miles ahead of any game headset or stock Zune earbuds around.
Pros: Detailed, comfortable, smooth and clear. Free from most outside noise, easy to power, very affordable
Cons: Not end-all be-all of headphones. If these are good, other more expensive models are great.
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. Comfort was also an extremely high priority for me, as many headphones give me tension headaches or migraines. I was pleased with my ATH-EW9's, so instead of taking a gamble on a brand I hadn't heard before, I went with AT again.
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: These headphones are honestly incredible. not much more to say. i dont have much free money to throw around, but i bought these, then a year later had the chance to compare them to the sen HD 800's and a pair of nice grados
I honestly preferred the sound of these
you would NOT regret the decision to buy these unless you really cant stand carrying around larger headphones
trust me, its worth it though
Pros: SOUND STAGE- epically full, clear, and rich sound- exactaly what i wanted out of a set of cans
Summary: If you want to listen at low volumes, in the same room with other people, or in privacy this is a great option. The isolation from the ambient noise is excellent allowing you to save your ears with low volume. There is no heat problem and they are comfortable to wear for hours.
I love my AKG 702's, if I had bought these first, I would have stopped looking, to my loss.
Pros: Excellent reproduction, comfort and isolation