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Old 03-29-2012, 03:03 PM
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Default *Expired*Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 - $90 w/FS @ BuyDig.com

BuyDig.com is selling the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open-Air Dynamic Headphone for $90 with free shipping.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:12 PM
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I just ordered the ATH-A700 instead,...
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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Considering you didn't like the bass on the Senn HD 448 that's a good move. The complaints about the lack of bass on the AD700 are valid. I like them for some uses but they're never going to satisfy anyone looking hard driving bass.

Let me know what you think of the A700. I see them at decent prices at times and might get them to compliment the AD700. Most comfortable headphones I've ever worn.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:42 PM
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I'll keep you posted skip. I like bass, but I guess I'm no longer a bass head. I'm going to compare these to the Denon AH-D2000's.

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:19 PM
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I received my ATH-A700's today. The SQ is pretty good. The bass is boomy, and the highs are quite good. I do find the mids somewhat recessed, but a little EQ'ing made them sound close to my D2000's. Not a bad deal for under $90,... I would hope the ATH-AD700 sounds just as good. These are a great starter set of cans for someone looking to upgrade to a more professional sound. Me likey.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:34 PM
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I received my ATH-A700's today. The SQ is pretty good. The bass is boomy, and the highs are quite good. I do find the mids somewhat recessed, but a little EQ'ing made them sound close to my D2000's. Not a bad deal for under $90,... I would hope the ATH-AD700 sounds just as good. These are a great starter set of cans for someone looking to upgrade to a more professional sound. Me likey.
Let us know how they sound after 200 hours of alternating pink noise and white noise burn-in...
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Thanks for the info TDS. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a sale. I'm not looking for high end, just something with heavier bass that matches the AD700 in comfort.

A long time ago I stuffed some cable under the pads of those to get the foam away from my ears. That changed the bass just enough to make them sound really good to me except with the really bass heavy genres. I'd have to check them first but I get the feeling a set of velour pads like the AD700 would make them even more comfortable for long sessions.

I'm mostly just dreaming here anyway. The cash isn't right for a new set of headphones right now.
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They have velvet pads for the ad700??? Do they fit on the A700as well??? I need info bro,...
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The stock pad on the AD700 are velour. The only place I've seen replacements is AudioCubes. Last time I checked they were $35-$40.

I don't know if they'll fit the A700. They both have the same size drivers but I don't know if that means the shells are the same size. You might want to get in touch with Audiocubes and see if they have more info.
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Thanks skip!!! I'll check on it,...
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I just emailed Audio Technica and asked if I can purchase a set from them,...wish me luck with these pads!!!

EDIT: I just received a response from Audio Technica,...the pads are $7.16 plus S&H!!! Sweet!!!

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Just saw your edit-

I'll double your Sweet!!! and raise you one. Let me know if they fit. If they do I'll be looking real hard at a a set of A700 for my next winter's at home listening. A headphone near the clarity of the AD700, their comfort and a decent bass thump is something I'm going to have to try.
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I didn't order just yet, but I'll do it by the weekend. I will keep you posted.
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I had to RMA my A700's,...the headphone cable came loose and I lost audio in the right driver. What a bummer,...the SQ is mighty fine. I'll most likely get myself another though, and then get those velour pads.
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the ad900 are the best sounding headphones in existence. Soundstage, clarity, midrange, comfort, treble, etc. They trump my denon d2000 all day long. The bass is fine but eqing it up a few decimals make them sound even better on certain tracks.

I would go on a limb and say they probably sound better than $1000 headphones.
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The ATH-AD900 are open HP's,...I'll pass!!! But, the A900 is CLOSED!!! I'll consider them instead.

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