Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Bass on the Swan M10's and A700's
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bass on the Swan M10's and A700's

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey all,

I'm thinking of getting some swan m10's (comingfrom my logicrap x-540 5.1 system) and a nice set of cans from audiotechnica (A700).

My question is....how good is the bass on both of these? I heard the m10's have issues with it, and the A700's are closed back so they have better bass than the AD700's but I still would like to know how good they are? I like some smooth rich bass, doesn't have to be the best in the world, just has to be there, and to impress someone if they came in the room and heard it

I know both the speakers and headphones already handle mids and highs beautifully.

Thanks,
heyyou
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-950 @ 3.7Ghz ASUS Rampage III Formula MSI Hawk GTX 460 (waiting for Kepler...) Corsair Dominator DDR3 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor 600GB Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VW266H LCD 25.5" Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
heyyou
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-950 @ 3.7Ghz ASUS Rampage III Formula MSI Hawk GTX 460 (waiting for Kepler...) Corsair Dominator DDR3 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor 600GB Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VW266H LCD 25.5" Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #2 of 10
Well for the M10s it doesn't go very low first off. It doesn't produce much bass compared to the X-540s. I can't attest for the A700s though. They will have more bass because they are closed compared to the AD700.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z77X-D3H MSI R9 270 2x4GB G.skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 250GB. Samsung F3 1TB, Seagate 2TB LP Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 LG M2352 23" IPS 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair VX550 Lian Li PC-P50WB KEF iQ10 driven by TCA Gizmo source by Aune T1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z77X-D3H MSI R9 270 2x4GB G.skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 250GB. Samsung F3 1TB, Seagate 2TB LP Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 LG M2352 23" IPS 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair VX550 Lian Li PC-P50WB KEF iQ10 driven by TCA Gizmo source by Aune T1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
If you want something from Audio Technica, don't get the A700 if you want more bass, get an M50.
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Biostar GeForce GTS 250 @Stock G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Seagate 7200rpm + 160GB Hitachi 7200rpm ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell U2412M + ASUS VH226H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Antec TruePower New TP-650 Rosewill Destroyer Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed M Asus Xonar DX > FiiO E9 > Edifier R1200 / Denon... 
  hide details  
Reply
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Biostar GeForce GTS 250 @Stock G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Seagate 7200rpm + 160GB Hitachi 7200rpm ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell U2412M + ASUS VH226H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Antec TruePower New TP-650 Rosewill Destroyer Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed M Asus Xonar DX > FiiO E9 > Edifier R1200 / Denon... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by canoners View Post
If you want something from Audio Technica, don't get the A700 if you want more bass, get an M50.
QFT. While the A700 do have bass...it's not "rich, smooth." The M50s sound right up your alley though.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
The M10's rather lacking bass isn't a issue, per se, it's just how the speakers are; made to round out the mids rather to bring out the bass, so yes, it isn't exactly the most effective bass producing unit around.

As for the headphones, I'm going with the consensus, if you can, upgrade yourself to the Audio Technica M50's
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the responses. +rep

M50's you all say?? But I read the trade off between the A700's and M50's was lower soundstage and higher bass for the M50's....which one to pick which one to pick hmm hmm.. I game...I play music...I play movies sometimes...I think I will just go ahead and buy the M50's already!
heyyou
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-950 @ 3.7Ghz ASUS Rampage III Formula MSI Hawk GTX 460 (waiting for Kepler...) Corsair Dominator DDR3 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor 600GB Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VW266H LCD 25.5" Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
heyyou
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-950 @ 3.7Ghz ASUS Rampage III Formula MSI Hawk GTX 460 (waiting for Kepler...) Corsair Dominator DDR3 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor 600GB Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VW266H LCD 25.5" Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
What kind of games do you play? If you play competitively, you probably won't want an M50.
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Biostar GeForce GTS 250 @Stock G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Seagate 7200rpm + 160GB Hitachi 7200rpm ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell U2412M + ASUS VH226H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Antec TruePower New TP-650 Rosewill Destroyer Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed M Asus Xonar DX > FiiO E9 > Edifier R1200 / Denon... 
  hide details  
Reply
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Biostar GeForce GTS 250 @Stock G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Seagate 7200rpm + 160GB Hitachi 7200rpm ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell U2412M + ASUS VH226H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Antec TruePower New TP-650 Rosewill Destroyer Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed M Asus Xonar DX > FiiO E9 > Edifier R1200 / Denon... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by canoners View Post
What kind of games do you play? If you play competitively, you probably won't want an M50.
I don't play for tournament money if thats what you mean haha. But why wouldn't the M50 be able to catch all the game sounds? Is it the soundstage and positional audio or whatever that term is?? But I would like to go to my favorite FPS (BFBC2) and be able to hear anyone around me well enough! I also play a few mmo's (WoW, EvE, etc.) so that's high priority too.
heyyou
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-950 @ 3.7Ghz ASUS Rampage III Formula MSI Hawk GTX 460 (waiting for Kepler...) Corsair Dominator DDR3 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor 600GB Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VW266H LCD 25.5" Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
heyyou
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-950 @ 3.7Ghz ASUS Rampage III Formula MSI Hawk GTX 460 (waiting for Kepler...) Corsair Dominator DDR3 (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor 600GB Windows 7 Home x64 ASUS VW266H LCD 25.5" Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Then, you won't want an M50 since the soundstage is really small and not suited for FPS. Try Creative Aurvana Live.
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Biostar GeForce GTS 250 @Stock G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Seagate 7200rpm + 160GB Hitachi 7200rpm ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell U2412M + ASUS VH226H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Antec TruePower New TP-650 Rosewill Destroyer Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed M Asus Xonar DX > FiiO E9 > Edifier R1200 / Denon... 
  hide details  
Reply
Desktop
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Biostar GeForce GTS 250 @Stock G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Seagate 7200rpm + 160GB Hitachi 7200rpm ASUS DRW-2014L1T Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell U2412M + ASUS VH226H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6GV2 Antec TruePower New TP-650 Rosewill Destroyer Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed M Asus Xonar DX > FiiO E9 > Edifier R1200 / Denon... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
I have and game with both M50 and the AD700.
While the M50 does have a "smaller" sound stage, it is is fine for recreational FPS. I personally play CoD, but I hear foot steps and sounds of reloads and I have no problem determining where they sound came from.

For Gaming, music and movies, I'd recommend the M50 as the AD700s weak bass makes Music and movies less enjoyable. A700, I haven't heard so I can't comment. Maybe it's a good mid ground between the M50 and AD700...?
Contender23
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8150 ASRock 990FX Ex3 EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC+ w/Backplate Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
M4 128GB SSD LG Blu-Ray Rom Thermalright Archon Win 7 PRO 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH236@1080p Filco Majestouch FKBN104M/EB Antec Earthwatt 650w Lian-Li PC-9F 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS Sidewinder X8 Func 1030 Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
Contender23
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8150 ASRock 990FX Ex3 EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC+ w/Backplate Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
M4 128GB SSD LG Blu-Ray Rom Thermalright Archon Win 7 PRO 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH236@1080p Filco Majestouch FKBN104M/EB Antec Earthwatt 650w Lian-Li PC-9F 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS Sidewinder X8 Func 1030 Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio

Gear mentioned in this thread:

Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Bass on the Swan M10's and A700's