best-headphone-review.com a AudioPhile, Audio Review
19 March 2011
Summary: With Over 88% of user headphone ratings scoring the ATH-AD700 positively (score of 4 or 5 based on a 5 point scale of 110 user headphone reviews) and not a single professional reviwer giving it less than a 8/10 (based on 5 reviews), you know these Audio Technica's are worth their weght in gold.
Summary: I bought these instead of the ATH M50, and i'm glad I did. I listened to the M50s and wasn't too impressed. After reading reviews I opted for the AD700s.
Look and build quality.
They look kinda dorky, no other way to say it. But good headphones aren't about looks. The purple/ pink outer mesh is an odd shade but distinctive, you'll never confuse these with another pair. The pads are comfy and very large, large enough to encompass my whole ear, which is good.
Pros: Very comfortable, good sound stage, neutral with slight emphasis on Hi's and Mid's
Cons: Bass can be lacking, Mid's can get a little muddled
Summary: this is a good beginer hifi setup
nice bas and high treble with clean sound
don't get me wrong they sound grate
all in all I would recomined them to anyone on a buget
the only con is that it has funnky coloers
Summary: Great pair of open cans at any price, comfortable to wear all day long. You can hear the ambient noise which has pros and cons. I wear these when I want to be able to hear what my kids are up to in the rest of the house or the door bell etc. If you are near the vacuum cleaner or dishwasher, you will hear them.
Strong recommendation for the right environment of application.
Pros: Excellent reproduction comfortable to wear all day
Cons: Like all open cans ambient noise is an issue
Summary: This is my first ever headphone that I have and I really like it. I would highly recommend it as an entry level headphones. For the amount you pay for, you cannot complain anymore.
The sound is crisp and clear. Just that the bass is weak and certain genres of music are not very suitable. Classical, orchestra, strings sound really well on these cans.
In short, if you are looking for a comfortable and sub $200 headphones, the AD700 would be on top of the list.
Summary: I've had these for 2 1/2 years now, and have been very happy. They replaced my Sennheiser 570, which are also very good, but not as clear as these. The AD700 is also better than the low-end Stax that I used to use. I'm driving them through an older Arcam 45-watt integrated amp with no problems - volume control is barely above the minimum for a decent listening level.
Dynamics and imaging are very good. Bass is normal, not overemphasized.
Pros: Clean, clear sound, good dynamics and imaging
Cons: Really big, slight brightness on some recordings
Summary: I've owned a long string of very cheap headphones (bose earbuds fall in this category because of how bassy they are, and the plug falling apart) so i started to upgrade my sound system. Headphones first.
I did about four days worth of research (including lurking on this site) until i decided i could get the most bang for my buck with the ATH-AD700's.
They came, i listened to them all the way through burn-in and absolutely love them.
Summary: So comfortable. Hours of enjoyment with no pressure points.
Make no mistake, if you can buy these in the $70 range ('used' means they are just starting to break in, hopefully they didn't like the fit) you won't regret it. Doesn't matter if they are open style or lacking some bass, the pros outweigh the cons by a long shot.
You can gain a bit of bass response by running heavy lows through them for a couple hours, like Bjork - Hunter (off YouTube will work).