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I was looking for an AD700 headphone and found this ebay listing...\\

http://cgi.ebay.com/Audio-Technica-A...item3f089b670d

Thoughts?
Edited by DarthBaiter - 3/29/11 at 7:25pm
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Item Condition:
*A factory repack with a full warranty. Product may have minor flaws or cosmetic imperfections. (Headphones are factory repackaged in plain boxes)

personally i would buy new at higher cost from amazon but if you don't mind that it might come with some minor flaws or cosmetic imperfections as they put it, go for it its cheap.
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Well, actually, I did buy it, after reading only the title...

"Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - Open-Air Headphones, NEW!"

I didn't realize they were allowed to title a refurb as "New".
Anyway, I figured as long as the factory fixed it up I'll kick my self for not reading the description and keep it.

I got the headphones yesterday and opened it up. Minor scratches on the anodized grill...other than that it seemed fine...until I pluged it and listened to a few tunes(Pink Floyd Animal) and was sorely disappointed. The left phone was noticeably lower than the right year, and had a vibration/humming/buzzing sound. I know this can't be the norm...

Now I'm waiting for a RMA email from them.
Edited by DarthBaiter - 3/29/11 at 1:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post
Well, actually, I did buy it, after reading only the title...

"Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - Open-Air Headphones, NEW!"

I didn't realize they were allowed to title a refurb as "New".
Anyway, I figured as long as the factory fixed it up I'll kick my self for not reading the description and keep it.

I got the headphones yesterday and opened it up. Minor scratches on the anodized grill...other than that it seemed fine...until I pluged it and listened to a few tunes(Pink Floyd Animal) and was sorely disappointed. The left phone was noticeably lower than the right year, and had a vibration/humming/buzzing sound. I know this can't be the norm...

Now I'm waiting for a RMA email from them.
While there's no real excuse for the left phone being louder than the right.. I do dare point out you're using on board which may be the reason for vibration/humming/buzzing.
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While there's no real excuse for the left phone being louder than the right.. I do dare point out you're using on board which may be the reason for vibration/humming/buzzing.
...but on only one ear and the one that sounds weaker? It's on board but amp'ed by a Cmoy, if that makes any diff...
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A new one from Amazon is only $25 more and has free shipping....lol.
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...but on only one ear and the one that sounds weaker? It's on board but amp'ed by a Cmoy, if that makes any diff...
Why are you amping AD700s? They don't need to be amped. If anything that's probably why you're getting so much interference. Try taking the amp off. I don't think that'll fix your weaker headphone problem, but might help the buzzing etc..

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A new one from Amazon is only $25 more and has free shipping....lol.
15 dollars actually
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A new one from Amazon is only $25 more and has free shipping....lol.
I know... Newegg has it for $104, shipped!!! I felt like a nub after I got the email receipt with no "new" in it but a "refurbished" in it.
Again the Ebay title with "NEW!" threw me off.

I emailed em yesterday and have not heard from them. the minor cosmetic damage I could live with, but it's gotta sound right or it's just decoration.

I'll give em a call tomorrow noon, if they don't answer by then.
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Why are you amping AD700s? They don't need to be amped. If anything that's probably why you're getting so much interference. Try taking the amp off. I don't think that'll fix your weaker headphone problem, but might help the buzzing etc..



15 dollars actually
The buzzing is there amped or not. It does sound a lot better with the amp though.

I would love to add a top quality sound card, but my Crossfire takes up all the space and I have no slots available.
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The Audio Technica ATH-Ad700s jumped $15 in price just in the past few days.
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