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post #16 of 40
The only thing i didnt like about them is, they made my ears get hot and sweety.

And then the ear pads annoy my ears becuase I didnt like what they was made out of. but the rest of the headphone I liked.
post #17 of 40
I mainly listen to dance and trance, so I'm a bit worried about the described lack of bass. I have to note though, that my current Sennheiser HD 435 has far too much bass (I have to turn it down on the equalizer).
Would the Sennheiser HD 595 be a better choice (unamped)?
Their prices are very close around here.
post #18 of 40
Great review!

PS. Have you tried stretching your senns out? My 580s (and 650's for that matter) don't have any unpleasant clamping force at all.
post #19 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Stinus View Post
I mainly listen to dance and trance, so I'm a bit worried about the described lack of bass. I have to note though, that my current Sennheiser HD 435 has far too much bass (I have to turn it down on the equalizer).
Would the Sennheiser HD 595 be a better choice (unamped)?
Their prices are very close around here.
I have not heard the HD595. Try making a new thread about it and you might get better answers.

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Originally Posted by Abbadon View Post
Great review!

PS. Have you tried stretching your senns out? My 580s (and 650's for that matter) don't have any unpleasant clamping force at all.
Thanks!

Yeah. I left it stretched over the arm of a chair over night and it kinda decreased the clamping but IMO, it still clamps too hard. Maybe I'm just too sensitive
post #20 of 40
Does anyone have images of the mod. I don't think I need it (don't think my ears touch anything, but not sure heh.
post #21 of 40
Funny, I have a completely different take on these phones. I originally bought the AD900 and hated them--just no midrange. Months later I was persuaded by favourable reviews and a cheap price to give the AD700s a go. I hated them even more and sold them after a week. Recessed midrange, no bass, terribly grainy, coarse treble; to be honest, if I'd been told these were $50 supermarket phones I'd have believed it. Plus...they creaked outrageously; that alone would have ruled them out for me. The slightest movement of the head....huge creak.

I really don't know why I have such a different reaction to the majority. I used to enjoy my AT911s, so I'm not anti-Audio Technica. But this new line just doesn't get close for me.

To put these comments in perspective, I listen to mostly classical and presently own Senn HD650s. Now that's a phone!
post #22 of 40
Thread Starter 
That's weird... Yeah, I notice that it is slightly grainy now that you mention it, but I wouldn't say terribly grainy.

The build quality is quite bad and it does creak alot, but build quality isn't really a big thing for me.
post #23 of 40
You mean that creaking all through your music doesn't bother you?

Of course if you're into heavy metal just ignore the question.
post #24 of 40
When I was using my AD700, I loved them to death. But there open design was stoping me from enjoying, them since I had to keep them low enough so people outside my door didnt hear them.

The padding in them was annoying my ears making me feel like I was in a spa.And messing with my ears. Even tho there was soft. They kept itching my ears. You would see me sitting there messing with them til they stop itching and annoying my ears.

But I still loved them them, I dont know what I gonna do with them Since I using my HFI-780s.

My AD-700 didnt make the noise that you saying yours make.
post #25 of 40
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You mean that creaking all through your music doesn't bother you?

Of course if you're into heavy metal just ignore the question.
Nope not at all. I am aware of it but I find it doesn't detract from the music.

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The padding in them was annoying my ears making me feel like I was in a spa...
Yeah, I do agree. The pads are very itchy... Not sure what causes that as my HD580's feel similar but don't itch at all.
post #26 of 40
Funny that, I have no problems with itching from the pads but yeah, the creaking is noticeable at times.
post #27 of 40
Is the squeaking noticeable only if you're moving your head? That is something that may put me off them... and I was 99% sure I wanted these as my next purchase. Maybe it's not such a deal-breaker, but I can see it being annoying....

I really want to experience a large soundstage though.
post #28 of 40
Are AD700 easy to Drive ampless?

can they work great with any computer soundcard?
post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by Nocturnal310 View Post
Are AD700 easy to Drive ampless?

can they work great with any computer soundcard?
Yes, even an Ipod. Amping doesn't improve SQ very much, they are very easy to drive.
post #30 of 40
Creaking? I only heard that while putting them on or shifting them on my head. Never when i'm listening. Guess it ust fits on my head well?
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