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Comments about Audio-Technica Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Headphones 53 mm Driver Diameter:
From Japan come these nice headphones for the money that reproduce your music, movies, and games in higher fidelity. They are very comfortable and sort of "float" on your head instead of clamping down like some other headphones.
These headphones have a great soundstage, open, airy, and clear sound and very balanced - no boosted bass and have very slight treble boost that makes the higher frequencies bright. These will not make the treble nasally or harsh like a lot of other headphones, or will they give you bass that you feel more than you hear.
The bass these 'phones have is fast, tight, and clear, and is in enough quantity, it does not stick out or overtake the other frequencies. This is definitely not a bass-lover's headphone, but they are not lacking either. Another way I could put it is that the bass is flush with the rest of the frequencies.
The midrange, where vocals and violins and lot of other voices occur, is warm and slightly energetic. It, too, is flush with the rest of the frequencies and does not stick out much.
The high frequencies are bright and sparkly, and may be fatiguingly bright for some before the first hundred or so hours of use, after which they mellow out a bit. These headphones are also not very forgiving of a recording's deficiencies, and you will hear it all if your music is low bitrate mp3 or poorly mastered, otherwise, they will sound fantastic and rather natural.
Overall, the headphones excel with most genres, and if you are looking for a great headphone for classical or jazz music without spending on something like expensive german studio monitors and matching headphone amplifier, I promise these will not disappoint in the least. The AD700's especially shine with pianos in my opinion. Large-scale classical works do not become congested with these headphones, unlike with most others. They have a massive separation of sound with incredible width, height, and plenty of depth and precise placement of sounds, perfect for movies and games.
The AD700's do not sound thick or thin - music flows out of the headphones effortlessly like water. They sound like they are "light on their feet." Also, these headphones are open-back, and will not provide any isolation from your environment, which is part of how they achieve their incredible sound. They come with a 10-foot cable, gold-plated 3.5mm plug, and a screw-on 1/4" gold-plated adapter. They are very efficient and do not require a headphone amplifier like some other hifi headphones.
Need some good headphones for Counter-Strike? Here they are.
These excel with Metallica as well. ;D
Audio-Technica Air Dynamic 700
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