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Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones by Review Summary ,  Sep 13, 2015

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Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 515 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Surround5.0   above average
Weight4.8   average
Microphone4.6   above average
Price4.6   average
Quality4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Video4.6   above average
Gaming4.5   average
Light4.5   average
Comfortable4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Design4.3   average
Music4.3   average
Listening4.2   average
Speaker4.1   above average
Fit4.0   below average
Audio3.9   average
Response3.8   below average
Frequency3.6   below average
Noise3.5   below average
Size3.2   below average
Color3.0   mediocre
Loud2.5   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"Complaint 1 (not Audio Technica's fault - strike one for Amazon).The second thing that came to mind when I pulled the AT box out - mouth still wide open from the used product - I saw that the headphone grills are PURPLE!"
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"I have listened to cans that cost 10 times Amazon price,on the AD700, (which is a very good buy), my only problem is to obtain the maximum acoustic performance I have to use a headphone amp, which I have hooked up to a to an old but trusty Pioneer Changer, that has only analog outputs."
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"I bought these headphones along with a Turtle Beach DSS 7.1 here on Amazon to use while gaming, and I've been blown away both by the amazing sound by themselves as well as using the DSS."
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"I have a Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty that is fairly good at driving headphones, at least the Grado's and the ATH-AD700.I bought subject of the review from Amazon, great price by the way, and they arrived only a few days after I ordered them."
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"Comparing build quality and sound, I would be happy to pay $200 for this AD700 as Amazon charged me $90 though."
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"My review is therefore based not on upgrading from the earbuds that come with the iPod: it's based on my experience with good quality headphones just above and just below the selling price of these on Amazon."
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"The AD700's are clearly one of the best headphones that $249 discounted the Amazon."
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Audio

Audio:
"Simply because after having had these for long beyond the warranty period, I accidentally broke something on the headphone and contacted Audio Technica to get a replacement part."
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"The coloring may be funny, and they may not have the best bass, but when it comes to positional audio the AD700's are hard to beat."
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"In terms of audio quality, i can say that the bass is a bit weak, and the highs are a little piercing."
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"As it happened, I didn't just want comfort, I wanted quality positional audio and a microphone."
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"They take all these tiny speakers and arrange them in all sorts of ways to attempt to improve the positional audio."
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"Also, unless you want to use with your crappy 2nd audio sound in the front of your case, get a cheap 19.00 phone amp."
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"Just clear, crisp, precise audio and a soundstage so enormous that it feels like you're actually at a concert."
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"The audio quality is great in high to midrange."
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"Its a really good system i have some the audio technical studio reference headphones and those things are so uncomfortable i never wear them."
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"Such comfortable headphones, with amazing audio reproduction"
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"Great Quality from Audio Technica."
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Cable

Cable:
"Cable is not easily replaceable."
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"Unfortunately, they do not disconnect from the headphones themselves, so once the cable rips or tears - that's it."
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"If I have to say I dislike anything about them, I wish the cord was another half a meter or so longer."
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"The cord is probably my only complaint- no elasticity despite being really long- runs the risk of getting in the way of my xacto knife."
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"(can't recommend them enough)the only downside is they look kinda dumb haha.. but noone really seems me with them on.. they have this giant beehive look.. i dunno how to explain it but they aren't the best looking things out there... oh ya and the cord is very long and i am always getting strangled by it (length i guess can be a good thing or bad thing depending).... and another good thing is it comes with an attachment that makes it fit into like audio equipment (the fatter bigger connection) or you can take it off to fit in regular like computer speaker equipment."
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"The good: Amazingly clear sound, ridiculously comfortable, great imaging, excellent valueThe bad: Possible fit issues, they let sound in and out, cord might be excessively long, freakishly big, you will never want to take them offI've been enjoying my Sennheiser HD-555s for months now, but time spent on audiophile forums gave me the impression that the AD700s were generally considered 'better'."
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"I purchased these headphones two years ago, in February of 2013.They still work great even after being dropped multiple times, having the cord yanked multiple times, being stuff in my backpack hundreds of times, and being used every day since purchasing them."
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"They have a nice long cord plus a convertible 3-6.5 plug."
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"A nice long cable means no jerking."
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"The cord is long (perfect for jacking into your amp and lounging in your recliner).4."
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"Cable takes abuse well."
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Color

Color:
"My only minor dislike about this item is the color, but I'm not wearing them in public, so it doesn't matter as much as it could."
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"I only gave it 4 stars because of the color (pink purple) of the headphones and the annoying weird hat hair it gives."
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"If you can deal with the color and the discomfort and you don't listen to jazz or classical, these might be a good buy for you."
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"The only minor complaint is the color is somewhat awkward."
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"The only real problems may be the open-air aspect and the color scheme for some."
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"Only complaint is the one color option (purple).If you have a small head I doubt they headphones will be a good choice, but if your medium or large then these are the most comfortable headphones out there and have superb sound."
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"They have a nice champagne color to the headpieces and bezels around the earpieces, and a deep purple metallic mesh back to the earpiece."
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"I liked the color and and the way it looked."
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"These headphones sound awesome and feel great, different colors would be nice though."
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"Seriously folks, with the Audio Technica ATH AD700, you'll gain the ability to hear colors it's that good!"
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"The purplish pink color is very girlie and pretty."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They are EXTREMELY comfortable, even for a person who really dislikes headphones on my ears."
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"Offering one of the widest soundstage's I've ever heard in headphones, and while not the most definitive, their beautiful true to timbre and utmost comfort to wear attributes...make these a real best buy bargain in headphones."
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"Cons:- Well, being comfortable sure provides its own disadvantages, at least in this model."
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"Very comfortable, but it'll make your hair look ridiculous (I look like Conan O'Brien after a while).I've had it a month or so, and probably used it for 30+ hours."
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"However, in spite of being bigger and all around bulkier, my AD700s feel lighter and more comfortable than the Plantronics headset due to the padding and that weird paddle system it has."
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"Huge form factor which was great for me (and is part of why they are so comfortable), however might not be the best for smaller individuals."
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"Still in good condition and probably the most comfortable set of cans I own to this day."
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"Like I said, these are some of the very best sub-$1000 headphones out there when it comes to comfort and soundstage, and the sound is crystal clear without the slightest hint of piercing highs or muddy lows."
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"Long sessions are effortless, the pads stay cool and comfortable, and these headphones feel like they flat out defy the laws of physics with regards to comfort."
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"probably the most comfortable headset any of us mortals shall ever have the pleasure to don upon our heads."
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"Super comfortable and great sound quality."
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Design

Design:
"These fit light as a feather, but some people see that as 'not-fitting' or even worse 'fragile' --- the paddle design seems flimsy, but then these are headphones to keep at home next to your amp, not lug about all day."
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"Overall Impression: - The build has a nice quality feel to it, however they just seemed to miss the target when they designed the fit, and the overall sound production is weak and distant."
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"If you want closed maybe try the A700, M50 or even the M30.Comfort-Around The Ear - If this design isn't comfortable to you, you'll want to look elsewhere."
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"The open air design can sometimes be a problem when my wife or kids are trying to enjoy a movie while I'm in the same room."
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"(Not loud enough to hear outside a room with the door closed)***NOTE REGARDING THE DESIGN COMFORT:-At first, I was totally disappointed with the comfort, they were itchy, uncomfortable, borderline painful, and I couldn't stand wearing them for more than a few minutes..."
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"My only complaint (and I mean ONLY) is that the winglet design shoves the hair on your head up into a neat little mound which persists long, long after you take the headphones off."
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"If you're looking for booming, heavy bass (which I am very much a fan of) then there are other options, as these headphones subscribe to the camp of sound as it was designed to be listened to though, with EQ, clear tones can be heard down to 25hz, so these babies can still dish out the noise when you tune them for it."
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"I personally get migraines from using closed-air headphones, and the open air design in these headphones is perfect for me."
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"The only reason I am giving this product two stars is because I liked the design."
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"The open air design lets you hear ambient sound extremely well which is what he wanted and that design works perfectly for that."
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"Quite comfortable, the cups are soft and open design."
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Fit

Fit:
"The only drawback is the fit adjustability."
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"Overall Impression: - The build has a nice quality feel to it, however they just seemed to miss the target when they designed the fit, and the overall sound production is weak and distant."
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"I cut down the headband for a better fit, but I don't recommend doing it unless you have steady hands and a lot of patience."
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"If these had been $20 headphones, I could understand why they left out that extra pivot - but for this price, I can't bring myself to wrench on them to disfigure the wire to fit my head - nor am I content to face perennial frustration with a loose fit."
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"They do not give a good fit (or seal) due to the self adjusting mechanism that was apparently made for the hulks head."
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"fit and finish is fantastic, no creaking when worn."
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"Fits my oversized head very well."
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"Hasn't really been an issue in my case, they are a good fit - the flaps on the top are quite springy and can adjust to any height length."
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"But their comfort level and fit!"
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"They also rely on two silly little wings which rest on the top of your head -- which look as though they do something meaningful to help with the fit, but which in practice do nothing."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"I bought these and they were very comfortable and cool, they sounded great but MY pair (maybe it was just mine) made a weird ringing buzzing noise when certain low frequencies were playing it was HORRIBLE so I returned them."
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"With that caveat, I find these headphones to have a fairly natural frequency response until the mid to upper treble where it becomes significantly rolled-off."
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"response graph for the AD700s, and it and I agree, except they show a big peak up around 9000Hz, where I was hearing it around 5600.Of course, frequency response isn't all there is to a good set of heaphones, but it sure does make a good reference point for comparisons."
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"However, if the low frequencies are an integral part of the music, you may be disappointed, as the bass feels clean, but restrained."
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"I should note that the missing bass is confirmed objectively by frequency response measurements that have been conducted independently."
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"I have some high frequency hearing loss, so my judgment is not the best in that regard."
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"But, I found that when a low frequency is drawn out instead of a fast punch, the low frequency is muddy and sounds pretty distorted."
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"Update: These headphones respond very well to the Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card and it's integrated 600 ohm headphone amp, they are able to add quite a bit of bass using the creative software, which also has a cutoff frequency to allow you to fine tune it, I find the default settings work well."
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"Mid frequency is very clear, but not forward."
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"The upper mid range was a little too much in my face while the rest of the frequencies were smooth, clean and fairly accurate."
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"Once you know what you like and can see how that frequency response plot looks, you have a good baseline to start from."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"They sound great for FPS games and are fantastic for try-hard foot-step-listening, but they are just terrible for immersive gaming in anything like RPG, Racing, etc."
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"After about 2 hours of gaming, it was unbearable."
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"Overall, I would not recommend these unless you plan to use them for gaming and don't care about the low end or you listen to music that again does not depend much on lows."
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"With the Astro Mixamp, I can pick up on sounds I never was able to hear before and use that to my advantage while gaming."
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"But it could be confusing since some people say is a gaming headsetOverall"
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"I have a few bassy headphones, and they don't work well for gaming like the AD700s BECAUSE of the bass."
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"The sound stage is great for the price, and is also great for gaming if you need to locate your enemies in a 3D battlefield."
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"Sound is wonderful, especially for gaming - but they are pretty bass anemic cans."
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"Best gaming headphones hands down."
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"Although a bit loose on my head it was extremely perfect for gaming as it gave me an edge over my opponents."
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"Great headphones for gaming especially when paired with the Astro mixamp."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"but too heavy, and there is a litte uncomfortable use it in hotday ,"
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"Don't buy into any negative hype you may have read about these can's the only genre I could see not working well with these is bass heavy hiphop and even that might work well (I can't say since I do not listen to that genre at all).OH, one last point they are wobbly on smaller heads (like mine) but they do stay on once you get used to their system, or you can opt to take a simple small elastic band and loop it over their wings which will tighten the phones on your head slightly making them less likely to fall of if you bend forward."
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"The two little things that go on top of your head also have a tendency to leave your hair looking funny, as the headset is pretty big and heavy, and the weight is supported on only those two bits."
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"To sum up, if you are a novice audiophile or gamer casual music listener with a modest budget and not much need for heavy bass, the AD700s are a good choice--provided they don't itch."
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"very durable cord is heavy and very long... almost to the point of being a hinderance."
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"These are really comfortable...sit over the ears, more open so better ventilated, and the sound quality is great as expected (not an audiophile, but works great for gaming, great spacial tracking) not heavy."
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"Again, listening to both back and forth, there is no denying they both sound pretty good, but the AD700 is more clear, open, light, and relaxing -- while the A700 is more heavy, dark, congested, and fatiguing."
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Level

Level:
"But if you like to turn it up (btw, listening to headphones at reference levels for very long is not recommended......by almost EVERYONE! )"
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"The high and mid frequencies are spectacular from Day 1.Any review for the ATH-AD700s would be incomplete without mentioning the comfort level of these headphones."
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"The most comfortable full headphones ive ever put on my head, I was just disappointed in the level of bass output."
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"The comfort level is perfect."
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"But their comfort level and fit!"
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"Other Thoughts:Very decent entry level headphones."
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"For around $180-220 depending on the day you are only going to get marginal, incremental improvements in sound by spending hundreds more... somewhere between super high end and bottom of the barrel lies an area of 'bang for the buck' that this combination covers very well (For those with a taste for, at best, moderate levels of bass, probably not with rap)"
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"And probably just as important to some, the comfort level of the AD700's in unmatched."
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Light

Light:
"I believe these are out of production and that's why they're no longer a reasonable price when new, so if you want a light and durable pair of headphones that you can wear for an eternity and a half, go with the AD700's successor, the AD700x."
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"so fluffy so light but it makes weird hair thing like its a faux faux hawk?"
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"The connection from the wire to the headphone is not quite as well made but thats saying a lot because its light years ahead of my Sennhieser 428s and the wire itself is a rubbery relatively large diameter for these purposes, it is a rubbery plastic, I would have preferred a cloth type material but the plastic rubber seems to be of high quality too."
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"Their bass at first was on the light side, but the more I broke them in the more the bass really improved."
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"They fit loose and light (great for long listening sessions).3."
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"Light as marketed; superior sound guality."
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"COMFORT: They are EXTREMELY comfortable and light."
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"the headphones are very light, and ridiculously comfortable, i really would recommend these to anyone who gets irritated with headset headphones while wearing glasses."
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"They are extremely light, well padded around the ears and on the top of the head."
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Listening

Listening:
"It will also project the music out too so whoever is around you will also be listening to what you are listening to just not as clear."
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"I've tried a few other brands for over the ear headphones and most were not that comfortable for more than 1hr of listening."
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"To be fair, the Grado SR325i are on the ear phones and are uncomfortable for extended listening."
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"I think my biggest problem with these cans is that if you're listening to an inferior file format for music (mp3) then you're going to hear that."
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"You may not be able to feel it but you can hear it if you're listening for it."
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"People will hear what you're listening to, and you can hear what's going on around you, so these are really best suited for home use or somewhere that your listening will not bother others (or where you need to be able to hear something)Build quality is superb."
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"I bought these years ago and to this day they still provide a delightful listening experience."
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"The sound quality is really excellent, I adore listening to music on these headphones."
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"They fit loose and light (great for long listening sessions).3."
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"box when I am not using them, as I said, they are really best used for long detailed listening sessions."
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Loud

Loud:
"The audio quality is okay and does the job - but compared to newer headphones it is not as loud and clear as newer headphones I have owned at the similar price point."
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"Don't really get any complaints that neighbors can hear my music, but if you turned them up loud enough that might be an issue (mind you your hearing would greatly suffer as a result)."
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"Now for the downside: these headphones are loud."
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"I guess I could complain about the lack of a deep loud bass, but that's not why I bought these headphones... if you want a deep bass you'll end up sacrificing the huge sound stage... or spending a ton of money on a higher-end pair."
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"Here are my personal pro's and con'sPros:Super lightExtremely comfortableClear Crisp and CleanKeeps ears warm in winter (I'm from Upstate NY)Indifferent:StylingPurple+GoldCan fit almost any size headCons:Perforated Headphones which lets everyone else hear it at medium to loud volumes so not good for office environmentWires up top are necessarily larger than neededNot enough low end like the MDJ700 Sony's I had."
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"And there are other problems:They are very loud externally, down right intrusive in fact, begging the question what good are headphones everyone in the room can hear?"
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"The treble and mids are nice and bright loud, but I find them somewhat fatiguing on my ears after listening to them for a while."
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"These are open headphones which do lend an airy quality to the sound and sound great HOWEVER they are quite loud to your neighbors."
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"Do you like your music loud and clear?"
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"These headphones are great if you aren't worried about loud bass."
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"- 'neutral' balance, lows to highs; - surprisingly comfortable for their size (I wear these for 2+hours at a time, daily); - bass and highs are distinctive: you can hear bass or cello strings instead of bass or cello tones, - nice depth and separation of instruments, - the bass is crisp with great impact, - solo piano notes are simply beautiful, - very, very efficient: an ipod classic can easily drive these to too loud levels."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"As it happened, I didn't just want comfort, I wanted quality positional audio and a microphone."
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"I would love to see these with an headset mic."
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"Used in conjunction with a Zalman Zm-Mic 1 Microphone, it's the best set up I've ever used for gaming and listening to music."
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"My original reason for keeping the Plantronics was because it has an attached mic and it delivered on being a comfortable headset with decent positional audio."
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"I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone, including gamers-- the honeycomb outer shell (yeah it's purple but whatever you don't have to look at it) works VERY well with microphone mods."
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"the headphone cord is nice and long, the mic wire would sit right beside it no problem."
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Music

Music:
"Not the best for music (but still really good) but great for just about everything else"
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"If you are purchasing these headsets for music, or a cinematic experience you might be disappointed with the lack of bass."
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"Cons:* Not as good of a build quality as my M50s* I can hear my boss when I don't want to - not good for the airplane, however, I dont listen to music that loud."
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"Don't really get any complaints that neighbors can hear my music, but if you turned them up loud enough that might be an issue (mind you your hearing would greatly suffer as a result)."
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"Cons:- Music sounded terrible."
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"No bass and everything EXCEPT pop music sounded tinny and just not as good as I was led to believe."
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"These phones are great for ambient and electronic music, but they miss the mark otherwise."
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"the highs are incredibly crisp, the soundstage expansive, and as long as you have decent quality music on a decent source youll hear nuances in you're favorite songs that you were completely unaware of."
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"theyre comfort is unparalleled by any other cans I've ever tried on and the quality of music reproduction is superb."
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"its just 290 g. what a comfortable set for longtime music enjoyment."
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"The sound quality is really excellent, I adore listening to music on these headphones."
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Noise

Noise:
"Not good for a noisy environment(duh)."
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"Unfortunately, had to send them back due to noise issues."
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"I bought these and they were very comfortable and cool, they sounded great but MY pair (maybe it was just mine) made a weird ringing buzzing noise when certain low frequencies were playing it was HORRIBLE so I returned them."
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"Bought to replace a broken pair of Bose noise canceling travel headphones and am generally very happy."
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"Sound quality is better than any Headphones from Boss, very comfortable, soft - no pressure on ears at all (that's why they are big, but I am OK with it).Minuses: if sound quality of your records is not good - you will hear every scratch, noise, etc."
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"They leak sound quite a bit, and also let in a good bit of ambient noise but both are par for the course for open-back headphones."
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"I love this one... fit and comfortable to my head it give a good noise I enjoy music with this headphones"
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"So they don't isolate you from the noise around you that well but well enough to enjoy the music."
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"Also, since they are 'open' type, you can easily hear any noise around you i. e, phone, person talking, TV, etc."
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"Others who have compared these as equivalent to the JVC, based on lossy MP3 files and plugging into the headphone jack are missing the qualitative difference in audio due to compressed audio and the limitations of headphone jack and DAC in the device PC- this is verboten in a critical subjective comparison; for these situation consider getting a Klipsch IEM Klipsch Image S4i Premium Noise-Isolating Headset with 3-Button Apple Control with excellent noise blocking and enhanced bass."
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Price

Price:
"I believe these are out of production and that's why they're no longer a reasonable price when new, so if you want a light and durable pair of headphones that you can wear for an eternity and a half, go with the AD700's successor, the AD700x."
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"The audio quality is okay and does the job - but compared to newer headphones it is not as loud and clear as newer headphones I have owned at the similar price point."
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"I bought these headphones as i was tired of the weak sound i was getting off of my cheap sony's and i wanted something that was going to wow me."
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"Disgusting customer 'service,' waiting an entire week to say that it isn't able to be ordered at the price given, considering they weren't even able to honor the order in the first place."
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"Here's the quick rundown: These headphones are good performers for their price range, but they have some significant drawbacks that should be taken into account before purchasing."
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"When it's all said and done, I'm keeping them because there's a lot of music that does sound good through them, but this is just the wrong price bracket to have it all."
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"Very sturdy construction and fantastic sound quality for the price."
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"The sound stage is great for the price, and is also great for gaming if you need to locate your enemies in a 3D battlefield."
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"Their sound is pretty good for their price too."
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"The audio quality is pretty good for the price, but lacks some of the lower end."
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"In regards to the price, these are impossible to compare to any headphones below $100, and are pretty decent if found under $200."
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Quality

Quality:
"Cons:* Not as good of a build quality as my M50s* I can hear my boss when I don't want to - not good for the airplane, however, I dont listen to music that loud."
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"Cushions are soft, the head mount sits above high that it doesnt hurt or give discomfort after extended use, great bass quality."
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"However to my disappointment, the size was too big and the sound quality wasn't that great."
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"In terms of audio quality, i can say that the bass is a bit weak, and the highs are a little piercing."
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"The quality is not so amazing and they hurt."
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"As it happened, I didn't just want comfort, I wanted quality positional audio and a microphone."
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"People will hear what you're listening to, and you can hear what's going on around you, so these are really best suited for home use or somewhere that your listening will not bother others (or where you need to be able to hear something)Build quality is superb."
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"The audio quality is great in high to midrange."
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"Very sturdy construction and fantastic sound quality for the price."
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"The sound quality is quite good too."
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"Great quality headphones."
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Response

Response:
"Obviously still missing the bass response, but the highs are perfect."
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"The main problem with these is that they have slightly less bass response (can kill the feeling of some types of music)."
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"My only complaint is that the bass response is weak compared to most headphones I have owned."
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"response graph for the AD700s, and it and I agree, except they show a big peak up around 9000Hz, where I was hearing it around 5600.Of course, frequency response isn't all there is to a good set of heaphones, but it sure does make a good reference point for comparisons."
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"I should note that the missing bass is confirmed objectively by frequency response measurements that have been conducted independently."
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"But you will be more distracted by trying not to drown in the river of tears you are crying in response to the beautiful sound quality that you have somehow lived without up until this point."
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"Obviously still missing the bass response, but the highs are perfect."
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"The bass response is nice and full and controlled."
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"I read that to get good bass response from these headphones, it requires an independent dedicated headphone amp."
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"I should get good decent bass response with anything - iPhone, iPod, computer source etc."
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Size

Size:
"However to my disappointment, the size was too big and the sound quality wasn't that great."
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"But they look ridiculous on my small head."
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"My guess is it is either a computer problem or possibly the plug is a tiny bit too small."
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"The only drawback is the size; they are huge and not discrete whatsoever but are totally worth it."
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"The only problems are the size of the earcups are huge!"
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"- NO BASS.- Ear cups have no pivoting movement, only twisting, which makes the cups uncomfortable on normal small heads."
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"These may not be the headphones for you if you have a small head, but otherwise they are supremely comfortable."
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"The rather odd headband arrangement actually works pretty well, at least on large head size."
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"A previous reviewer stated that these would be perfect for a bowling ball size head, and he was not kidding!"
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"Good thing my head is the size of a bowling ball!"
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"These ATH-AD700 on the other hand provide flaps that contort to your head size and are VERY COMFORTABLE."
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Sound

Sound:
"Great sound, but huge, as everyone else stated, and uncomfortable."
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"Nice clear sound on the amp and through a PCD (personal confusion device, such as ipod, android or kindle)."
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"There might be microphonics or slight squeaking from the paddles (went away after I broke 'em in).If I had to do it all over again, I would buy the close-back version of these to reduce sound leakage."
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"At first I was shocked how truly purple these cans are.. but even gold and purple parts can cool if you decide they are.. Bought these for a wide and natural sounding set of cans but am a bit disappointed with their airy brightness.."
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"However to my disappointment, the size was too big and the sound quality wasn't that great."
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"Overall Impression: - The build has a nice quality feel to it, however they just seemed to miss the target when they designed the fit, and the overall sound production is weak and distant."
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"If you're looking for booming, heavy bass (which I am very much a fan of) then there are other options, as these headphones subscribe to the camp of sound as it was designed to be listened to though, with EQ, clear tones can be heard down to 25hz, so these babies can still dish out the noise when you tune them for it."
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"Like I said, these are some of the very best sub-$1000 headphones out there when it comes to comfort and soundstage, and the sound is crystal clear without the slightest hint of piercing highs or muddy lows."
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"Great sound, but huge, as everyone else stated, and uncomfortable."
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"Very sturdy construction and fantastic sound quality for the price."
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"The sound quality is quite good too."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"but when sing and recording yourseft in studio room , u put on your ear and u stand close to the mic between 6 to 12 inch ,, whenever u turn your head right or left it make stupid noise, like whiscle ,just like when u hold the mic close to the speaker, it make noise,,,this is not good,, iam not recommend"
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"They take all these tiny speakers and arrange them in all sorts of ways to attempt to improve the positional audio."
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"It would be disappointing if these headphones were so sensitive to damage, especially since the Razer one that I had, despite the horrible sound, could withstand speaker volume without affecting the sound quality."
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"There was this mod in which you'd use a hair rubber to join the head supports (the one on the top of your head) and it'd make them not to fall, but it has a downside, in which the interior of the speakers will touch your ear and after 1-2h it'll again be uncomfortable."
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"The speaker angles on the DSS2 are pretty cool once you play around with them for a bit also."
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"After getting these, I recommend getting a solid pair of headphones vs speakers if you'll be gaming or doing anything other than watching movies with friends."
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"a wonderful product, approaching the of high quality speakers priced in the $1,000 range."
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"The open cans make them sound like you're listening to some really good speakers, positioned just right."
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Surround

Surround:
"These cans give great surround sound that is clear and crisp."
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"If you're gaming with these, combination of lack of base, clear tones and wide sound stage and razer surround make it perfect to hear your surrounding areas."
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"great surround sound hook up to astro mix amp."
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"I've been using this for just over a month with the ASUS XONAR DG sound card with Dolby Surround Sound and I love it, the surround sound is great and the headset is VERY soft and comfortable."
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Value

Value:
"I have to disagree with Stereophile and other reviewers here about these phones being a giant killer but, given the caveats, for me these phones are a good value."
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"I have had these for some time now and can't believe what great value i've gotten from them."
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"Very nice, good sound, good value for money."
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"Great Value"
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"The ear piece is comfortable for long listeningIt is a good value for the money."
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"I have to disagree with Stereophile and other reviewers here about these phones being a giant killer but, given the caveats, for me these phones are a good value."
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Video

Video:
"First they are just too bulky and cover so much area around the ear its just not comfortable while watching a movie."
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"The open air design can sometimes be a problem when my wife or kids are trying to enjoy a movie while I'm in the same room."
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"great headset, awesome for gamingclear and large sound stagemay not be the best of the best for it but still very good for music movies"
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"I want to also say that this headset has incredible directional sound for when gaming as well as the quality of sound during gaming or watching TV Movies & music."
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"* Airy open sound* Great for gaming and movies."
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"got the ad700 since a month a go,its good for watching movies and playing gamesso far its better than my last headset (siberia v2)definitely worth everypeny"
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"For movies these are wonderful."
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"Great for movies and gaming."
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Volume

Volume:
"It would be disappointing if these headphones were so sensitive to damage, especially since the Razer one that I had, despite the horrible sound, could withstand speaker volume without affecting the sound quality."
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"The good:- Excellent clarity in mid to higher range frequencies- Comfortable for extended use (doesn't heat up your ears)- Priced well for what you getThe bad:- If you will be using these with on-board PC sound, might need to pair it up with a add-on sound card (I tried to run the AD700 off my on-board PC sound and I get an annoying buzz when I try to increase the system volume."
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"Here are my personal pro's and con'sPros:Super lightExtremely comfortableClear Crisp and CleanKeeps ears warm in winter (I'm from Upstate NY)Indifferent:StylingPurple+GoldCan fit almost any size headCons:Perforated Headphones which lets everyone else hear it at medium to loud volumes so not good for office environmentWires up top are necessarily larger than neededNot enough low end like the MDJ700 Sony's I had."
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"Comfortable and all butMax Volume on these simply isn't high enough"
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"The audio quality seems pretty decent, I rate 1 less star because they seem like the purple outside mesh could bend or rip easily and I wish there was a in-line volume control."
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"Clear through any volume."
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"Typically I just turn the volume down, but it is nice to still be able to hear someone if they call out your name."
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"Leave it on with 80% volume (50% being your typical comfortable volume) , stick it in a drawer, wait for a few hours, check, and repeat."
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Weight

Weight:
"It means that they're not exactly comfortable for long sessions as the weight and heat of having that on your head becomes tiresome."
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"The two little things that go on top of your head also have a tendency to leave your hair looking funny, as the headset is pretty big and heavy, and the weight is supported on only those two bits."
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"Overall: These are amazing, but don't pay their weight in gold."
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"weight comfortably."
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"Comfort - 5 stars (the most comfortable I own)Sound Quality - 5 stars (excellent sound)Size Weight - 4 stars (on the large side)Value - 5 stars (I purchased them for $87 through Amazon)"
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"These have soft covers and they spread the weight nicely over your head for comfort."
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iPod

iPod:
"Nice clear sound on the amp and through a PCD (personal confusion device, such as ipod, android or kindle)."
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"I liked both straight up from the IPOD 5th generation analog output line (but I simpley hate 6th and 7th generation IPODS all together)."
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"Try them on your ipod, you won't believe how great they sound even compared to some very expensive Shures."
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"That means it works great with an ipod and an additional headphone amp is not needed."
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"I should get good decent bass response with anything - iPhone, iPod, computer source etc."
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"I liked both straight up from the IPOD 5th generation analog output line (but I simpley hate 6th and 7th generation IPODS all together)."
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"Even directly connected to the ipod, the music from these headphones is great; the amp adds just a little more dynamics and bass response."
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"- 'neutral' balance, lows to highs; - surprisingly comfortable for their size (I wear these for 2+hours at a time, daily); - bass and highs are distinctive: you can hear bass or cello strings instead of bass or cello tones, - nice depth and separation of instruments, - the bass is crisp with great impact, - solo piano notes are simply beautiful, - very, very efficient: an ipod classic can easily drive these to too loud levels."
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