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Audio Technica ATH-A700X Art Monitor Headphones Reviews

tobemas

Great sound, mediocre build quality

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Pros: Great sound, large and comfortable, lots of detail

Cons: Build quality is not good, requires a lot of burn in, a bit too much high end

I was looking for a decent pair of cans for music mastering, and I picked these up on an local online auction for $20CAD, which is a wicked price considering that these retail for around $200. Nevertheless, I will talk about these without cost in mind.   These headphones needed a lot of burn in time. While the snares and cymbals were razor sharp (sharp enough to cause pain sometimes), the sub bass lacked any oomph. After than however, they were great. That extra high end helps pick out small details especially in vocals and percussion. Low bass instruments have a lot of detail as well, with good balance as well. Overall, awesome sound for $200.   Compared to many higher...
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pro1137

Excellent full-sized cans!

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Pros: Soundstage, tonal balance, cable, comfort, pads

Cons: 'Wings' headband design, all plastic build

These headphones are a tremendous value for lovers of full range sound with a neutral signature. Big thanks to Frank Doris at Audio Technica for the review sample! Great guy :)   [[SPOILER]]  The ATH-A700x is an efficient headphone that I've found to be great with practically every genre. However, these do rock incredibly well for me. I can honestly say that I can fully immerse myself in rock music with these headphones. I even prefer them over my DT770 Pro to an extent for rock. These headphones don't need an amplifier in my opinion. I can easily drive them from my iPhone and iPod without any noticeable sonic differences when compared with plugging them into an amp.Build - For a...
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