Summary: I was looking for loud, very good isolating headphones having wide frequences response to use at my work. I currently use DT770/80 + Matrix M-Stage + replaced OPAMs. It gives me a very good quality, but isolation and loudness is not as I expected. At home I have Sens HD380 + Recon 3d for gaming. For music I use Fiioe17 + AKG550.
So I decided to buy ATH-PRO700MK2 to check out if I can use it with Matrix at work. You know....
Summary: I have been reading about the ATH-PRO700MK2 for awhile and have been curious to try them. When I found one refurbished for $104, I decided to go for it. I have been looking for a headphone with spectacular bass that will also serve as a great all-arounder. While the PRO700MK2 isn't the all-arounder I hoped for, it is great at what it does which is produce powerful, deep, tight and punchy bass without bleeding into the mids.
Summary: Hi all, this is my first review on Head-Fi. I would be talking more on the physical properties of the headphone than the sonic quality.
I have been looking for a portable circumaural headphone to replace my AKG Q460. I found the AKG Q460 lacking in isolation, and for it to sound OK to my ears I need to use my iPhone's Bass Reduction. On the go, I drive my headphone solely using my iPhone.
After a long search, I finally decided on this pair.
I’m a basshead. I say that loudly and proudly, even though some folks believe basshead and audiophile are mutually exclusive. Obviously, I’m not in that camp. But sometimes, I break away from audiophile listening and just want to crank up the bass and listen to some phat beats (don’t worry, I felt just as bad typing that as you did reading it).
Pros: Solidly Built, Removable Cables, Massive but Controlled Bass
Cons: Very Uncomfortable With Stock Pads, Might be Too Bassy for Some,
Summary: I've seen alot of PRO700MK2 reviews labelling them as "Bassy" headphones and "uncomfortable", please stop. These aren't meant to be for your "casual" listening, Audio-Technica designed these headphones with "utility" in mind. A exclusively for DJs and I will elaborate why.
I have heard complaints about the Pro700Mk2s' clamping issues. Audio-Technica has advertised these headphones as DJ "Monitor" headphones they are supposed to be worn with one ear.
Pros: Very good isolation, clear mids and highs, powerful punchy bass
Cons: Driver shell is awkwardly placed hitting your ears (you may want to tuck some extra padding)
Summary: The Audio Technica ATH-PRO700MK2 are like the winey, annoying little brother of the ATH-M50s. The sound is tremendously bass heavy, and its only real highlight is good panning and mids and highs that are decent, if overwhelmed by the bass. The headphones are far too tight. Audio Technica claims this is for passive noise isolation, but I have tried plenty of passive noise-isolating headphones that do not give you a searing headache after an hour of use.