Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD700
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13 February 2010
Summary: I had a set of ATH-AD700 for about a year. Generally, I liked the sound and learned to live with the 'one size fits all' design. Their bulk was a little annoying, but acceptable.
After about a year of ownership, the left channel developed an audible buzz / vibration during passages with very low frequencies, so I decided to send them back to Audio Technica Australia for service. That was where the fun started.
Summary: I really wanted to like these headphones. They sound really good - very clear and three-dimensional. However, notice carefully as you look at the pictures of these phones: The earcups can adjust/rotate about a more-or-less vertical axis, but they cannot adjust/rotate around a horizontal axis. They are firmly attached to the spring wires that go over your head. The only way to make the earcups parallel to one another is to pull them apart until they're parallel.
Summary: I bought these for gaming and the sound stage was just what I was looking for. However even though my head is 60cm they fit loosely on my head which wasnt a massive problem as I was going to use them for gaming (Sitting still). However the main problem and the reason I sent them back was that the cushions rest slightly on my ear. This ends up being unbearably uncomfortable after 20 mins. In the end I went for some Senn's which don't touch the ear at all.