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post #11 of 45
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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
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.
Agreed, youre the one that is going to be listening to them and buying headphones can get addicting. If you dont end up thinking theyre all that great, you will be better off for your next purchase. Personally, i see lots of positive reviews for them, dont let one or two bad reviews turn you off.
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post #12 of 45
I own both the A700 and AD700, and since I got the AD700s, that is all I wear. Bigger soundstage, more comfortable, and not lacking bass (A700s have more though). You might have to EQ a bit to get the correct amount of bass though.

You made a good choice. Don't worry about it.
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post #13 of 45
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the uncomfortable fit and shrill high frequencies
What... The wing design is one of the best there is...

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At just $150.00 MSRP, the AD700’s midrange quality far exceeds the expectations set by it’s price.
$150? Where are they buying them at? Best Buy?

The problem with this review is

1) Complete bull****
2) Sound like they're expecting high end headphone quality.

There's a reason bad reviews are rare.
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post #14 of 45
I think you'll either appreciate the clarity or be completely disappointed with the AD700. That headphone was mostly "meh" compared to the HD595 I had at the time because they were too similar. Compared to the Ultrasone PRO 550 and the Sennheiser HD600 I have right now, the AD700 is more of a "bleh."
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post #15 of 45
I see how Rallymaster might feel that way, but the headphones he names are substantially more expensive than the AD700.
post #16 of 45
The AD700 is what is is.... a mid-priced open headphone w. great sound stage. They excel at gaming, which is what you should be buying them for. If ONLY music is your goal, there are better choices for $100.

You also have to keep in mind, these guys are reviewing them with an expensive source and are pulling from years of testing headphones that go up into the $600-1000++ range. What do you think they are going to say about a 80 dollar pair of ATs that don't even require an amp.

If you have never had a decent pair of headphones and are coming from like a logitech or plantronics gaming headset, dont even pay attention to this review.

I love using my ad700s when im 4-5 hours into a long pvp binge in eve because they are so clear and comfortable, but they dont hold a candle to my akgs or my hd650s when they are amped and listening to a good music source. That sure as heck doesnt stop me from coming back to them all the time though, they are still sort of my day-to-day "go to" pair.


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Lows:

Ill-fitting and cumbersome

-> false unless you have some wrongly shaped head. Most people find them extremely comfortable. Nobody wants to feel pressure on their head when they are at a computer for hours on end gaming, not to mention they certainly dont feel like they are gonna fall off.

Aggressive, metallic sounding Highs
-> Mostly goes away after 40-50 hours of burn in

Won’t fit directly into iPhone
-> Never had a problem with the jack on these, but who the heck buys open AD700s to use with a iPod

Edited by rmp459 - 6/14/11 at 8:05am
    
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post #17 of 45
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Sounds like this review is not good. Thanks guys! I will let you know what I think when I get mine!
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post #18 of 45
I wouldn't buy these for music. I can completely understand a less than stellar review when looking at it from the perspective.
post #19 of 45
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Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
What... The wing design is one of the best there is...

$150? Where are they buying them at? Best Buy?

The problem with this review is

1) Complete bull****
2) Sound like they're expecting high end headphone quality.

There's a reason bad reviews are rare.
MSRP is different from going price.

One man's uncomfortable is another man's VERY comfortable.

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Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
I wouldn't buy these for music. I can completely understand a less than stellar review when looking at it from the perspective.
Depends on the kind of music you want them for.

Also, comparing lower priced items to high priced items sounds like a good comparison.

JVC RX700s are awful. I mean, they don't at all compare to DT880s. No reason to buy RX700s when you can get DT880s..


amirite?
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post #20 of 45
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

Depends on the kind of music you want them for.
Well sure, but the bass is so anemic I can't think of many genres genres I would really be able to enjoy them on.
Edited by Iceman23 - 6/14/11 at 11:51am
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