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How different are the sounds? Give me characteristics. I'm considering getting AD700s as a secondary set and I want to know if I should bother spending the money. I know one's open air and other closed so that's why I'm asking.
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post #2 of 17
You can get the ATH A700s* which are the closed versions of the AD700s

From what I've read the RX700s are a poor man's version of the A700s, which is a compliment to any pair of headphoans half the price of the A700s. I will be getting the RX700s myself because I don't have the greatest sound card anyway. The RX700s are THE headphoans to get at the 50$ price range.
Edited by cuad - 12/23/10 at 9:25pm
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post #3 of 17
AD700 are very bass light, are very comfortable, and have great soundstage, which allows you to pinpoint where sound is coming from.
HARX700, from what I remember, a more well rounded pair of headphones, especially in the bass department.

Basically if you want something for gaming, AD700.
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post #4 of 17
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You can get the ATH A700s* which are the closed versions of the AD700s

From what I've read the RX700s are a poor man's version of the A700s, which is a compliment to any pair of headphoans half the price of the A700s. I will be getting the RX700s myself because I don't have the greatest sound card anyway. The RX700s are THE headphoans to get at the 50$ price range.
Yea I know, I already asked but I was told that the A700s would not be a real upgrade from the RX700s as it stands so I'm considering an open air pair.

I'm a bit worried about the sound leakage, is it really noticeable?
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post #5 of 17
Unless you're deaf or using them in the streets and need to crank the volume up, the sound leaking out isn't bad.

However the sound leaks in easily.
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post #6 of 17
Open cans(referring to AD700): airy sound (great soundstage), but mediocre bass extension. Sound leaks

Closed cans(HA-RX700): great bass, but AD700 beat it in clarity of the mids and highs. Soundstage pretty good. No/barely any leak of sound; great isolation.
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post #7 of 17
Get the RX700s, great sound for $35.
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Above posts pretty much sum it up. Just wanted to post saying I love my RX900's
     
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post #9 of 17
Hmm...yes.

The AD700 is very bass-light but the soundstage is indeed spacious. It's really wide when paired up with the right sound card (namely...an X-Fi). Generally speaking, it's a good headphone for the price but the mids and treble are a bit grainy and the pads are itchy for me. It makes Taylor Swift sound like she's been smoking for a few years and that's one of the biggest reasons I couldn't tolerate that headphone. Music-wise, this headphone is lacking but it shines in FPS gaming.

The RX700 on the other hand is welcoming, and it has ample bass for just about every application. Throw any music at it and you'll most likely enjoy it. The mids and highs are somewhat cloudy though and the pads aren't all that comfortable (but they don't itch). It's a fun headphone that makes people bob their heads and get immersed in what they're listening to.

I have heard both extensively and own both the RX700 and the RX900.
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post #10 of 17
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AD700 are very bass light, are very comfortable, and have great soundstage, which allows you to pinpoint where sound is coming from.
HARX700, from what I remember, a more well rounded pair of headphones, especially in the bass department.

Basically if you want something for gaming, AD700.
+1 love my AD700's to death
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