Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones, Very comfortable, lightweight and excellent build quality

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Outstanding high-quality solution by audio-technica,’thou the head-band pads are susceptible to come-off quite generally,disgrace, otherwise excellent crafted.

I locate these headphones relaxed to have on. They may well search cumbersomebut come to feel extremely mild on the head. I use them predominantly with an mp3 player cowon s9 )and uncover them particularily excellent for typical and jazz. I am happy ibought them and heeded advice of other testimonials.

Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

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Audio technica headphones ath-ad700. The audio technica ath-ad700 are circumaural (fully encompass the ears), open up backed (they leak some sounds) headphones. They are actually really massive and are extra suitable for residence use. They are light and really cozy to have on and are great for prolonged listening sessions. The headphone cable is 3m very long. They are straightforward to drive as i have utilized them on my samsung wave cellphone to great effect. I would describe the ad700’s as possessing a massive audio-stage with quick, limited bass (this headphone is absolutely not for bass-heads), clean mid-assortment and a thorough upper stop. Minor criticisms: i discover that some of the plastic development is a little creaky sometimes. I would of favored a bit more clamping tension, or the means to regulate it, to make it press from your head a little bit harder as they are a little loose on my head. Having experienced the ad700’s due to the fact march 2010 when i paid out £114 for them i initially ordered them for gaming for there seem-phase and positional audio, which they excel at but i have also observed that they are terrific for films and carry out pretty effectively across a wide vary of new music.

Unquestionably the best headphones i have listened to so much. Have just acquired these headphones this early morning so i can’t really say that they have been burnt in thoroughly. At first, in point, i had meant to publish a brief evaluate following letting the headphones burn up in, however i am not certain as to whether or not that would assistance as quite a few do not genuinely believe that headphones require to be burnt in in buy that the coils and diaphragm could settle in, and there appears to be conflicting evidence as to whether or not burning in has any effect on headphones overall performance – although, at the same time, it does make perception, to me at least, that headphones boost with remaining utilised as any relocating areas will absolutely free by themselves and complete improved, having said that, these headphones are so very good that i imagined that i do not need to have to hold out for them to be burn off-in as they previously audio truly excellent. And after burning in they can only get even better.I was actually stunned that several critiques remark that they are a bit deficient in the reduced bass amount output, but i would definitely not like the bass to be any more powerful as it would then be far too considerably in my straightforward belief. The bass is just proper, actually ‘tight’ and unquestionably clearly audible and deep. But if you like bloated bass, then these may well not be for you, but i personally would not like to have any of the minimal selection, mid variety and substantial vary artificially drastically improved – it may perhaps seem to be nice initially but you are going to get worn out of it. I have at the instant the headphones related to my rotel amplifier and i have not nonetheless experimented with the headphones with ipods, mp3 players and so on. But through my pioneer cd player and rotel amplifier the audio is genuinely astounding, fantastic bass (not more than the board, but as it ought to be), superb mid-range with vocals remaining crystal distinct and excellent large notes, sharp and clear, absolutely nothing too much – in reality i think they are excellent and i am unquestionably satisfied with these headphones which were ordered from amazon and shipped by iheadphones limited. The bass is genuinely ‘tight’ and exact and even additional so then on my observe audio speakers (which are renowned for currently being really precise) and yamaha sub-woofer (set to amplify only the very lower bass array and not the bigger bass notes) which in my set up make up a superior hi-fi experience.

I purchased these to primarily listen to music through my usb fiio headphone amplifier, when my family have retired to bed. Well after a thorough search on-line i decided these would be the ones. When they arrived i was immediately impressed as the packaging spoke of high quality. Of course you pay your hard earned cash for packaging so having extracted them and gulped at their sheer size i popped them on my head. There didn’t seem to be any adjustments available for head-size. But worry not they self adjust to your head and are extremely comfortable. I quite often forget they’re on.

Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup ) : Fantastic sounding headphones and really comfortable. There’s not to much bass like other fashionable headphones in the market today but i didn’t buy them just to look cool. They are not the best looking in terms of colouring but the quality is there. I use them to play online gaming and they pick up all the sound, even sounds i never noticed before. It’s a well made product with great sound.

Excellent quality product by audio-technica,’thou the head-band pads are prone to come-off quite often,shame, otherwise great built.
Excellent quality product by audio-technica,’thou the head-band pads are prone to come-off quite often,shame, otherwise great built.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Very good musically insightful cans for the money would definately recommend if still available.
Very good musically insightful cans for the money would definately recommend if still available.
Wouldn’t make these my primary cans. 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. They are also squeaky as hell on my head. So much squeakiness, it’s unbreakable.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Wouldn’t make these my primary cans. 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. They are also squeaky as hell on my head. So much squeakiness, it’s unbreakable.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Best headphones i’ve ever had. I’ve been using these for almost three years now and they’re fantastic. They’re the most comfortable headphones i’ve ever worn, the build quality is amazing and the sound is superb – especially if you’re sporting an audiocard in your computer.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Best headphones i’ve ever had. I’ve been using these for almost three years now and they’re fantastic. They’re the most comfortable headphones i’ve ever worn, the build quality is amazing and the sound is superb – especially if you’re sporting an audiocard in your computer.
Awesome product but terrible delivery. I received these headphones a couple of weeks ago and i absolutely love them. Ideal for listeners who are looking for detail retrieval and superior soundstaging. Very comfortable although they are quit loose fitting. On the side note, the delivery courier (interlink express) deemed it appropriate to throw the package with the headphones into our garden over a locked side gate round the side of the house. He left a note saying the the package had been left with our neighbours which upon checking at a later date was untrue. The product was undamaged thankfully however this practice to me is unacceptable. 5 stars for the product and a 3 for the service.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Awesome product but terrible delivery. I received these headphones a couple of weeks ago and i absolutely love them. Ideal for listeners who are looking for detail retrieval and superior soundstaging. Very comfortable although they are quit loose fitting. On the side note, the delivery courier (interlink express) deemed it appropriate to throw the package with the headphones into our garden over a locked side gate round the side of the house. He left a note saying the the package had been left with our neighbours which upon checking at a later date was untrue. The product was undamaged thankfully however this practice to me is unacceptable. 5 stars for the product and a 3 for the service.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Unbeatable sound for gaming. 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. They feel a little too flimsy and a bit tacky. And the purple colouring doesn’t vibe with me. With their size and lack of weight, they kind of sit on my head (and my head is big, i can never wear hats), and feel a bit like they’re balancing there. If i shake my head side to side, they slip off after about 3 seconds.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Unbeatable sound for gaming. 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. They feel a little too flimsy and a bit tacky. And the purple colouring doesn’t vibe with me. With their size and lack of weight, they kind of sit on my head (and my head is big, i can never wear hats), and feel a bit like they’re balancing there. If i shake my head side to side, they slip off after about 3 seconds.
After hearing the reviews of these cans i gave in to temptation. Firstly they are very big on the head but light and sit over your ears almost like having some speakers on your head. Very comfortable but do need getting use to. They are on the bright side and are very critical sounding, so no bad recordings please. But with some hard (very loud with bass boost, but not distorting) run in for about 10 to 15 hours i found them to warm. The bass got much better if not ever bass headish. They remain in the analytical side but i think the negativity about the bass in the reviews is just from listening to them out the box.
After hearing the reviews of these cans i gave in to temptation. Firstly they are very big on the head but light and sit over your ears almost like having some speakers on your head. Very comfortable but do need getting use to. They are on the bright side and are very critical sounding, so no bad recordings please. But with some hard (very loud with bass boost, but not distorting) run in for about 10 to 15 hours i found them to warm. The bass got much better if not ever bass headish. They remain in the analytical side but i think the negativity about the bass in the reviews is just from listening to them out the box.
Not earth shattering, simply very good and definitely the most comfortable. Its nice to have something to be pleased and well satisfied with. First of all, to all those audiophiles who are seeking a deep and resonant bass response, you will have to look elsewhere. To the rest of us who are not conditioned to the thumping bass which has become the norm for much of todays popular music and sonic backgrounds, here is a reward for staying attuned to those natural sounds that preceded the thud-thud-crash-crash of electronic cleverness that has engulfed so much of daily life since discotheque type dee-jaying raped, and imo, western musicality of its cultural life. For those whose hearing remains unaffected by the electronic onslaught of today’s popular though immature musical forms, here is your reward for avoiding and/or evading those false and very unmusical values assaulting society at large. Ats designers have created a headband that works brilliantly for me. Regardless of how one describes this part of the headphone, it works for me. And yes, my hat size is 7 & 1/8th, and the design probably relies for comfort on the users head and shape. (a quick call to a supplier will soon establish whether the items are returnable if uncomfortable but otherwise mint). So natural, this set will quickly disappoint if the user is seeking any kind of exaggerated playback. These open-backed headphones will leak sound. Of course this does not affect the listening pleasure to the user.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Not earth shattering, simply very good and definitely the most comfortable. Its nice to have something to be pleased and well satisfied with. First of all, to all those audiophiles who are seeking a deep and resonant bass response, you will have to look elsewhere. To the rest of us who are not conditioned to the thumping bass which has become the norm for much of todays popular music and sonic backgrounds, here is a reward for staying attuned to those natural sounds that preceded the thud-thud-crash-crash of electronic cleverness that has engulfed so much of daily life since discotheque type dee-jaying raped, and imo, western musicality of its cultural life. For those whose hearing remains unaffected by the electronic onslaught of today’s popular though immature musical forms, here is your reward for avoiding and/or evading those false and very unmusical values assaulting society at large. Ats designers have created a headband that works brilliantly for me. Regardless of how one describes this part of the headphone, it works for me. And yes, my hat size is 7 & 1/8th, and the design probably relies for comfort on the users head and shape. (a quick call to a supplier will soon establish whether the items are returnable if uncomfortable but otherwise mint). So natural, this set will quickly disappoint if the user is seeking any kind of exaggerated playback. These open-backed headphones will leak sound. Of course this does not affect the listening pleasure to the user.
Genuine, audiophile-worthy performance even at this price-point. Do not purchase these headphones if you intend to listen to low-bitrate mp3s than music encoded in lossless format such as. Flac, as these will make more apparent the unpleasant compression artefacts. These headphones are best used to enjoy lossless audio played through a good audio source and, from personal experience, will provide and insight into the music that simply does not exist with a lot of headphones more expensive than these. Sound:the degree of audio transparency is as such that the quality of the recording equipment used by the artists, mixing and the studio acoustics are revealed. The breadth and depth of the sound-stage gives one the impression that the music is being played through expensive box speakers. The instruments in good recordings are very well separated, having a position of their own in the overall image of the sound without sounding hollow as a result, giving the sense of a live performance. As for the frequency response characteristics, the midrange is very relaxed, smooth, warm and buttery, making vocals and guitars natural and very pleasant to listen to. Acoustic records sound beautiful with these especially. The highs are very detailed and bright without adding sibilance to ‘s’ sounds and breathing noises.
Genuine, audiophile-worthy performance even at this price-point. Do not purchase these headphones if you intend to listen to low-bitrate mp3s than music encoded in lossless format such as. Flac, as these will make more apparent the unpleasant compression artefacts. These headphones are best used to enjoy lossless audio played through a good audio source and, from personal experience, will provide and insight into the music that simply does not exist with a lot of headphones more expensive than these. Sound:the degree of audio transparency is as such that the quality of the recording equipment used by the artists, mixing and the studio acoustics are revealed. The breadth and depth of the sound-stage gives one the impression that the music is being played through expensive box speakers. The instruments in good recordings are very well separated, having a position of their own in the overall image of the sound without sounding hollow as a result, giving the sense of a live performance. As for the frequency response characteristics, the midrange is very relaxed, smooth, warm and buttery, making vocals and guitars natural and very pleasant to listen to. Acoustic records sound beautiful with these especially. The highs are very detailed and bright without adding sibilance to ‘s’ sounds and breathing noises.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Very comfortable, lightweight and excellent build quality. I bought these to replace my sennheiser 202s – they were uncomfortable for prolonged gaming sessions. Their open design does not bother me (your situation may be different), even though it is fairly audible in the room. I would say sound quality is very good, but i am not good enough to discern any major improvement. Overall, the comfort of my long gaming sessions has improved significantly and i am very satisfied with this purchase.
Very comfortable, lightweight and excellent build quality. I bought these to replace my sennheiser 202s – they were uncomfortable for prolonged gaming sessions. Their open design does not bother me (your situation may be different), even though it is fairly audible in the room. I would say sound quality is very good, but i am not good enough to discern any major improvement. Overall, the comfort of my long gaming sessions has improved significantly and i am very satisfied with this purchase.
I find these headphones comfortable to wear. They may look cumbersomebut feel very light on the head. I use them mainly with an mp3 player cowon s9 )and find them particularily good for classic and jazz. I am glad ibought them and heeded advice of other reviews.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

I find these headphones comfortable to wear. They may look cumbersomebut feel very light on the head. I use them mainly with an mp3 player cowon s9 )and find them particularily good for classic and jazz. I am glad ibought them and heeded advice of other reviews.
Definitely the best headphones i have heard so far. Have just received these headphones this morning so i cannot really say that they have been burnt in properly. Initially, in fact, i had intended to write a short review after letting the headphones burn in, though i am not sure as to whether that would help as many do not really believe that headphones need to be burnt in in order that the coils and diaphragm may settle in, and there seems to be conflicting evidence as to whether burning in has any effect on headphones performance – though, at the same time, it does make sense, to me at least, that headphones improve with being used as any moving parts will free themselves and perform better, however, these headphones are so good that i thought that i do not need to wait for them to be burn-in as they already sound really fantastic. And after burning in they can only get even better.I was really amazed that many reviews remark that they are a bit deficient in the lower bass level output, but i would definitely not like the bass to be any stronger as it would then be too much in my honest opinion. The bass is just right, really “tight” and definitely clearly audible and deep. But if you like bloated bass, then these may not be for you, but i personally would not like to have any of the low range, mid range and high range artificially drastically increased – it may seem nice initially but you’ll get tired of it. I have at the moment the headphones connected to my rotel amplifier and i have not yet tried the headphones with ipods, mp3 players and so on. But through my pioneer cd player and rotel amplifier the sound is truly amazing, good bass (not over the board, but as it should be), excellent mid-range with vocals being crystal clear and superb high notes, sharp and clear, nothing excessive – in fact i think they are perfect and i am definitely satisfied with these headphones which were purchased from amazon and delivered by iheadphones limited. The bass is really “tight” and precise and even more so then on my monitor audio speakers (which are renowned for being very precise) and yamaha sub-woofer (set to amplify only the very low bass range and not the higher bass notes) which in my set up make up a good hi-fi experience.

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

Definitely the best headphones i have heard so far. Have just received these headphones this morning so i cannot really say that they have been burnt in properly. Initially, in fact, i had intended to write a short review after letting the headphones burn in, though i am not sure as to whether that would help as many do not really believe that headphones need to be burnt in in order that the coils and diaphragm may settle in, and there seems to be conflicting evidence as to whether burning in has any effect on headphones performance – though, at the same time, it does make sense, to me at least, that headphones improve with being used as any moving parts will free themselves and perform better, however, these headphones are so good that i thought that i do not need to wait for them to be burn-in as they already sound really fantastic. And after burning in they can only get even better.I was really amazed that many reviews remark that they are a bit deficient in the lower bass level output, but i would definitely not like the bass to be any stronger as it would then be too much in my honest opinion. The bass is just right, really “tight” and definitely clearly audible and deep. But if you like bloated bass, then these may not be for you, but i personally would not like to have any of the low range, mid range and high range artificially drastically increased – it may seem nice initially but you’ll get tired of it. I have at the moment the headphones connected to my rotel amplifier and i have not yet tried the headphones with ipods, mp3 players and so on. But through my pioneer cd player and rotel amplifier the sound is truly amazing, good bass (not over the board, but as it should be), excellent mid-range with vocals being crystal clear and superb high notes, sharp and clear, nothing excessive – in fact i think they are perfect and i am definitely satisfied with these headphones which were purchased from amazon and delivered by iheadphones limited. The bass is really “tight” and precise and even more so then on my monitor audio speakers (which are renowned for being very precise) and yamaha sub-woofer (set to amplify only the very low bass range and not the higher bass notes) which in my set up make up a good hi-fi experience.
Look funny but sound great . Normally i tend to provide a review of products within a few days of receipt but this time i have waited a couple of weeks so that i could get used to these headphones and so that i could “burn them in ” for about 40+ hours as recommended by many of the “experts”. I’m very glad i did delay as my opinion of the headphones has changed considerably. I must preface my comments by emphasising that i’m by no means an audiophile but just a regular casual listener of music – mainly pop, rock and country rock. But, on the other hand by vocation and training, i am the kind of person who researches things well. And i bought these headphones after a serious amount of research on the internet looking for the “best” entry level headphones at an “affordable” price. It is worth specifically mentioning that i had almost decided to buy the ath-ad700s when i heard the clincher from an “expert” in a you tube review stating that people in my age group – 50s and 60s – tended to lose hearing of high frequencies and that therefore these headphones which are stronger on the “mids to highs” rather than on the lower bass tones would be very suitable for them. Now to my opinion – out of the box and on first hearing i was somewhat disapponted. I knew they were “big” headphones but these looked and felt huge. And they also felt loose – to the extent that they might slip off my head.
Look funny but sound great . Normally i tend to provide a review of products within a few days of receipt but this time i have waited a couple of weeks so that i could get used to these headphones and so that i could “burn them in ” for about 40+ hours as recommended by many of the “experts”. I’m very glad i did delay as my opinion of the headphones has changed considerably. I must preface my comments by emphasising that i’m by no means an audiophile but just a regular casual listener of music – mainly pop, rock and country rock. But, on the other hand by vocation and training, i am the kind of person who researches things well. And i bought these headphones after a serious amount of research on the internet looking for the “best” entry level headphones at an “affordable” price. It is worth specifically mentioning that i had almost decided to buy the ath-ad700s when i heard the clincher from an “expert” in a you tube review stating that people in my age group – 50s and 60s – tended to lose hearing of high frequencies and that therefore these headphones which are stronger on the “mids to highs” rather than on the lower bass tones would be very suitable for them. Now to my opinion – out of the box and on first hearing i was somewhat disapponted. I knew they were “big” headphones but these looked and felt huge. And they also felt loose – to the extent that they might slip off my head.
I have been a headphone fun for quite a long time, having auditioned many pairs of cans from grado sr60i to akg 701s and sennheiser hd 600 just to name some. I chose this particular pair for two reasons: they are excellent value for money and they are very comfortable for use (at least on my head). The main aspect of their performance is musicality. The music seems to flow effortlessly through the cans creating a sense of being there. Middle are silky, highs are very extended and not grainy at all and bass is very tight, maybe not as deep as in the sennheisers’ but very palpable. These cans have excellent soundstage which i appreciate a lot as i mainly listen to classical music. They excel at orchestral music, portraying a large holographic scene, but don’t be mistaken that their merits end there. Keyboard music and small scale ensembles (classical and jazz) sound just as fine. In some very good piano recordings i own, i had the sense that the piano was actually present in my room (please note that i play the piano, so i know how it should sound like).
I have been a headphone fun for quite a long time, having auditioned many pairs of cans from grado sr60i to akg 701s and sennheiser hd 600 just to name some. I chose this particular pair for two reasons: they are excellent value for money and they are very comfortable for use (at least on my head). The main aspect of their performance is musicality. The music seems to flow effortlessly through the cans creating a sense of being there. Middle are silky, highs are very extended and not grainy at all and bass is very tight, maybe not as deep as in the sennheisers’ but very palpable. These cans have excellent soundstage which i appreciate a lot as i mainly listen to classical music. They excel at orchestral music, portraying a large holographic scene, but don’t be mistaken that their merits end there. Keyboard music and small scale ensembles (classical and jazz) sound just as fine. In some very good piano recordings i own, i had the sense that the piano was actually present in my room (please note that i play the piano, so i know how it should sound like).

This review is from : Audio-Technica ATH AD700 – Headphones ( ear-cup )

I bought these on the basis of other reviews and by comparing them to other headphones within the same price range. I needed to replace my creative hq-1500’s which i’ve had a good 5+ years use out of. I thought those were great until i started using the ad700’s. These are the first open ear headphones i’ve bought so i didn’t know if i would like them. I have only had a couple of hours use out of them so far and already they sound pretty incredible. I’ve tested them on various games, movies and music and for me personally they sound best used in games. I could notice the difference in clarity straight away compared to my old headphones. The ad700 produced such crisp and clear sounds, i could hear every detail and sounds i hadn’t even heard before.
I bought these on the basis of other reviews and by comparing them to other headphones within the same price range. I needed to replace my creative hq-1500’s which i’ve had a good 5+ years use out of. I thought those were great until i started using the ad700’s. These are the first open ear headphones i’ve bought so i didn’t know if i would like them. I have only had a couple of hours use out of them so far and already they sound pretty incredible. I’ve tested them on various games, movies and music and for me personally they sound best used in games. I could notice the difference in clarity straight away compared to my old headphones. The ad700 produced such crisp and clear sounds, i could hear every detail and sounds i hadn’t even heard before.
When i first pluged them in – thought they were too quiet, but after a few hours of use the sound just doubled (literally). Ive read that it might be a bit weak, but its just not the case at all and im only using cheap asus xonar 5. I just love these headphones – i can finally hear all those weaker sounds in the background clearly now.
When i first pluged them in – thought they were too quiet, but after a few hours of use the sound just doubled (literally). Ive read that it might be a bit weak, but its just not the case at all and im only using cheap asus xonar 5. I just love these headphones – i can finally hear all those weaker sounds in the background clearly now.
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