Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD700
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provides great sound for you, not so much for those around you.
2 February 2011
Summary: lets see where to begin. certainly the most comfortable pair of headsets i have ever had. however that comes at a cost, as mentioned in cons it leaks sound. not just on the higher volumes either, if you can hear the sound, the people next to you can hear it also. the headset is also very large compared to others . this is good news for some, but if you have a small head, be aware. also comes with a good long cord.
Pros: sound quality, comfort, good sturdy cord.
Cons: leaks sound like crazy, not a headset for public use.
Summary: Just entered the world of cans and am pleased with the Audio Technica ATH-AD700s. Same old story though - way to big to fit properly on smaller heads, phenominal sound if not a little light in the bottom end, etc. But just got a pair from J&R for only [$] Better to start out spending [$] rather than 3 to 5 times more on similar performing cans, only to find out that headphone listening may not be my cup of tea!
Summary: After seeing great rfeviews I got a pair to use as a bang around set of cans so I wouldn't always be hauling my Sennheiser HD650's around. I was quite surprised at how close they came to the Sennheisers in sound quality. They're huge now ..... I don't think they'd be good for portables because of the size. But they're quite comfortable with an unusual head band set up that works very well and they sound pretty flat to me. I'm very happy with them for the price.
Pros: Comfortable, Decent tight bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: They are really big. That said, I do have a very small head. They still fit, but if I move at all they will shift and often fall off. My first impression, sq wise was not great, but I decided to give them a chance as I heard they need time to burn in. So they sound better now. I wouldn't say I'm thrilled with them but I am quite happy. Actually really happy. The colour is more of a pinkish violet, so if that bothers you...
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: For the price, these are the best bang for your buck you can find. These cans are easily driven straight out of a DAC, although they do improve with an amp. The highs and soundstage are the most notable qualities of these cans - the soundtsgae is endless and there is so much detail in the treble it's ridiculous. The mids are exactly where they should be - they sound very natural and realistic. The bass is also excellent.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound
Summary: I'm on a mac and the representation of the color of the headphones online is completely wrong. they look dark violet to blueish on my screen but they're actually light violet/pinkish. when i called J&R about it they told me that it says that they're velvet in the online description, but I thought that "velvet" referred to the texture of the headphones and not to the color. so that's probably why they're so cheap, because otherwise they're really great headphones.
Summary: These were very good 'phones at their original price, which was close to double of JR's price today. They are now an excellent bargain. Highly recommended for the music lover. Hardly portable and somewhat top heavy, in reality very comfortable for long sessions. Many praises of these from pro reviews plus long time users. Plus, they don't NEED an amp. but would always do better with a little better matching to a receiver, CD player, etc.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Lightweight, Rich Sound, Value
Summary: Who isn't looking for a set of cans that can take care of all their listening needs? These ATs do just that. I podcast, listen to music, watch movies, and play games, all with great sound and great comfort. Essentially these headphones in my opinion are just a notch away from some of the top audiophile headphones out there. However one thing I will bring to your attention to is that these headphones are Open-air.