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 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.
With excellent sound fidelity and a wide sound stage these are a great pair of headphones for the price (current street around $120 US). My only quibbles come from the mechanical design of the headset which leads to unwanted sounds when listening at low volume levels. If subtle extraneous sounds don't bother you, then they may be perfect for you.
Excellent sound quality - Extremely wide soundstage, clear instrument separation and strong, but clean bass.
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23 December 2010
Summary: Сейчас есть Sennheiser HD 595, AKG K 242 HD, Audio-Technica ATH-A700. Аппаратура: Denon DCD-685 + Denon PMA-495, Cowon iAudio U5. Audio-Technica ATH-A700. Просто идеальная посадка на голове. Никакого давления ни на уши, ни на голову - ни сверху, ни вокруг ушей. Несмотря на то, что они закрытые, ушам не жарко совсем (но подождём лета). Провод в прочной оплётке, также препятствующей запутыванию. Также несложная нагрузка и для портатива, но с усилка басов всё-таки больше.
Pros: хорошая детальность, открытый характер баса, превосходная конструкция оголовья
Cons: баса маловато, верхняя середина упрощена, верхов много, но не кристальные