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Poll Results: HD555 or ATH-AD700

 
  • 39% (15)
    HD555
  • 47% (18)
    ATH-AD700
  • 13% (5)
    other,
38 Total Votes  
post #11 of 20
JVC HA-RX700. From what I'm reading, they come very close to the Audio Technica ATH-AD900s for about 1/4 the price. You can also take a look at the HA-RX900s which are currently going for $56.99 at Buy.com. The RX700 is completely closed whereas the RX900 is semi-closed allowing for a little more airflow. The 50mm driver in each of those allows for a very full sound so you should definitely try one out if you're hesitant on spending big bucks for the Senns or ATs.
Edited by RallyMaster - 12/15/08 at 9:27am
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post #12 of 20
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The AD700s are a pretty big improvement on the A700s, sound-wise.
Your the first person I have ever seen say that, granted I haven't been reading the forums much lately.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Jpshaff01 View Post
Your the first person I have ever seen say that, granted I haven't been reading the forums much lately.
I don't know if everyone shares my opinion, but I know I'm not the only one.

To me, the A700 does everything ok, but nothing great. A jack of all trades, master of none. The AD700, on the other hand, has some fantastically airy highs and a very quirky sound that some people absolutely love. I didn't like it as much as the HD555, but it had some character, which the A700 seems to entirely lack.

But again, that's just me.
post #14 of 20
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The AD700s are a pretty big improvement on the A700s, sound-wise.
Not everyone can stand open cans. In the ideal environment your argument might hold some weight but you can't really compare them the way you did.
post #15 of 20
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Not everyone can stand open cans. In the ideal environment your argument might hold some weight but you can't really compare them the way you did.
Isolation has just as many disadvantages as it has advantages.
post #16 of 20
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alright thanks! ill give reps when I get home on my desktop! (hate the laptop mouse) I was also considering the HD280 Pro.. but then I have no idea if I should get Open or Closed heaphones.
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post #17 of 20
Quite often closed headphones are not a preference but rather a requirement.
post #18 of 20
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Quite often closed headphones are not a preference but rather a requirement.
alright thanks! ill just go order the HD555 right now since the Paypal and newegg has this 15% off promotion..
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post #19 of 20
I haven't heard the AD700, but I found the HD555 to be better all-around headphones to the A700's.
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post #20 of 20
zzzz......

you compare AD700 with HD555?
and for positioning/imaging?
clearly AD700, even A700 is better at positioning/imaging.

the only thing that differs A700 and AD700 is personal reference, nuf said.
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