Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD700
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Value for money 9
Sound quality 8
Bass quality 8
GN3RAL KARL, Headphone Reviews
8 August 2014
Summary: Yup, it's purple, and beige. It also has wings! Well those are for comfort; and homie, they are comfortable. When I received the Audio Technica AD700's, I chuckled a bit when I plugged it into my receiver for a movies/games test. I was thinking...these couldn't sound better than my Beyerdynamic DT770 pros, could they? LOL, yeah right. The colorful alien from Japan just vaporized my Beyers. Sold the Beyers.
Summary: Comfort & Fit
The AD700X are reasonably comfortable. How comfortable they are and how well they fit depends entirely on the size and shape of your head. They are not made for something with a small head and they don't have an adjustable headband to account for different head sizes, although the 3D wings are flexible so it does have some head room (heh heh...) for fit.
The ear cups are quite large. They will fit around fairly large ears easily.
Pros: Very detailed sound. Great soundstage. Great separation. Good build.
Cons: Light bass. Sounds a little cold. Comfort depends on head size/shape and your ears can rub against the drivers.
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: To start, this is my first set of audio-technicas, and I generally listen to towers. So some of my expectations may need to be tempered, but I have also used my other set of headphones (Bose QC 15's) as a frame of reference. Also note, this is all with my PC sound card as a source. No USB / no amp. And I generally use tidalhifi as my audio source.
Sound - The mids are spot on here. Especially lower mids. Detail is great.
Summary: Appearance and comfort: Firstly, I have a fairly big head, and these still slide down to much for me! The "wing design" doesn't seem to be strong enough to hold the headphones weight and will just slowly fall down. The cable is a bit off a pain, I would of enjoyed a better cable isolation, and they seem to constantly get in the way, (as its quite a thick cable).
Summary: Traded these for my amp. Impressions are positive overall. However they are indeed light on bass not necessarily quantity but more the quantity/the punch. They don't have that closed back punch and no seal. They have very good separation and positioning, similar in quality to the HD598s I've had. Thus good for gaming. They are also squeaky as hell on my head. Seriously. So much squeakiness, it's unbreakable.
Great product for the price with stellar audio, just note the head rest.
5 January 2014
Summary: Great audio quality on these headphone, really like using them for music, video and games (BF4 for example). I am able to hear much more sound in my surrounding area in games and while not giving me a real 'edge' it does affect the games immersion I think (+). The only gripe I have is how they rest on your head. The little arms really don't hold their weight and most of the headphone is carried on the ears instead.
Get these if you want reasonably priced, excellent sounds quality and superb comfort.
5 November 2013
Excerpt: There are always a few considerations you need to make before purchasing new headphones. In my opinion you can divide these up in 1. Audio Quality, 2. Comfort 3. Usability 4. Looks. As for point 1. Audio Quality, this is fantastic! I have long been married to an audiophile and new headphones must pass his inspections as well as mine. These headphones give a warm, clear sound. Not too heavy on the bass as some cheaper brands are wont to do.
Summary: I recently started acting upon my long since dormant audiophile urges. These were my second pair of half-decent headphones (after an earlier purchase of ATH-M50's). The first thing you notice when you pull these out of the box and put them on your head is that they are BIG but extremely light. The adjustable "clamps" on top are super comfy and you can wear them for hours on end.
Summary: These, plugged into a gaming sound card (such as my Asus Xonar Phoebus), are just phenomenal. You're going to need a bit of a big head for these though. They have fins that "adapt" to your head when you put them on, but they can't be adjusted. They are incredibly light, easily the lightest, soft, comfortable headphones I have EVER worn (seriously these are like having a feather on your head, they're SO light). But with this, comes a lack of feel of build quality.