Excerpt: In 2008, manufacturer Audio-Technica replaced its ATH-FC7 model headphones with the ATH-FC700. This fresh model offers a newly developed 40mm Neodymium driver that decreases weight and maximizes sensitivity to extend portable music player battery life. However, despite Audio-Technica’s claims otherwise, we found that the FC700 units weren’t all that comfortable, and their high frequency response may be prohibitively bright for some listeners.
Pros: Impressive Bass; compact; good sound isolation; stylish choice of colors
Excerpt: The Good Lightweight. Attractive. Multiple colors. Extension audio cable included. Case included. The Bad Ear cups have tight grip; uncomfortable after a while. May get warm after extended use. Audio-Technica, a leading source of audio products established in 1962, makes a wide variety of Macintosh and iPod compatible audio products. In July, Audio-Technica released a range of headphones, including noise cancelling, in-ear, and on-ear fashionable models.
Excerpt: Comfort is a major factor in any headphone purchase, especially if you will be using them for long listening sessions. And after listening to these for quite a few hours, I can say that the comfort with the ATH-FC700A headphones is superb. These do not fit over your ears, but rather the pads lay on your outer ear. Instead of covering your ear completely, they fit snugly onto your ear which gives them a smaller diameter on each pad.
Pros: Excellent sound clarity, Compact folding design, lightweight, comfortable on the ears.
Cons: Y-cable design rather than single wire, a bit higher priced than other headphone choices.