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So I am currently waiting on a pair of AT AD700's I bought on newegg. I just saw this review and it freaked me out a bit. Is it correct or did I make a good choice?

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headpho...-ad700-review/


EDIT: Got mine today and I am pretty impressed. The sound perfect and have plenty of bass for my tastes. Never been much of a bass head. They are very comfortable and fit my head just fine! I am definitely glad I got them!
Edited by killeraxemannic - 6/17/11 at 11:19pm
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Well I really like them and the general consensus seems to be that they're pretty good. As far as that particular review:

Quote:
Lows:

Ill-fitting and cumbersome
Aggressive, metallic sounding Highs
Won’t fit directly into iPhone
I find them to fit very comfortably, especially for long periods of time. They are actually very comfortable and don't both my ears/head. I can't say anything bad about the highs really either. And won't fit directly into an iPhone? lol I don't think people go out and buy $90 huge headphones to use with their iPhone. I know I would kind of be embarrassed to use these in public they look so silly.
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Just read the review, then read their review for the A700's, they really liked them, maybe look at them.
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They're not the only ones who didn't like em'.

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Originally Posted by eggs2see View Post
Just read the review, then read their review for the A700's, they really liked them, maybe look at them.
Interesting. Need open headphones though. I can't stand not being able to hear my surroundings
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Here's what I've been saying about AD700s

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The only thing AD700s beat the RX700s in is comfort--by a lot. Yes, they've got a larger sound stage too....Then of course, the AD700s have no bass and a passive airy treble sound....
I didn't think that the highs/treble was fatiguing or shrill. I thought the AD700s were easy to tune out. Maybe it was because I listened at lower volumes than they did. That's why I called them passive.

I agree that I felt the cups putting more pressure on my jaw than my temple, but they weren't going to fall off or anything, and they were definitely not cumbersome in any way. Not the pads. Nothing.
Edited by cuad - 6/14/11 at 3:49am
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post #7 of 45
IMO i got rx700s modded and ad700s, and i love my AD700S A LOT. and there very comfortable.

ad700 bass is easily fixed with a amp/eq aswell

you get used to the ad700s, now the rx700s squeeze mah head
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post #8 of 45

I think the review you qoute is highly subjective:http://www.digitaltrends.com/headpho...-ad700-review/

It's the first one I read that highlights the quality of the bass in the AD700, and every review I've read (and read a lot of them) points the bass in this headphone as a downside.

Regarding the youtube above (

) do not forget that the pair he is comparing to at the end cost 3x more. And we're talking about very high profile sound material, the AD700 is not meant to compete with that, just delivers brilliant gamming performance and good overall quality for the price tag.
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post #9 of 45
The AD700 headphones are not as lacking in bass reproduction as everybody makes them out to be.

They simply do not use bass as their selling point. Open headphones in general do not have the "thump" that closed headphones do.

Unfortunately, that seems to be the main criteria that a lot of potential buyers use when buying any audio equipment.

To make a drastic analogy, you would never go to a classical music concert and expert to hear the thunderous sounds of bass like you would at a hip hop concert.

But you never go to a hip hop concert expecting to hear violins and harpsicords.
post #10 of 45
I don't think I've come across many headphones where the reviews are unanimously positive. The vast majority of people on these forums love them. Of course no one can guarantee your impression, but I wouldn't let one or two reviews put you down about your purchase. See what YOU think.
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