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post #106 of 691
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
Amps are over rated for SOME headphones. For example when people say that DT880's and HD580's NEED a dedicated amp, that's going a bit too far. They don't need an amp. They produce perfectly good sound without one.
I have to disagree, I think before you pair a DT880(250 ohm) or HD580 with a dedicated desktop amp, they won't produce a sound that can justify their price premium over cans like AD700.
post #107 of 691
I just got done doing some hours of listening to my former hd595s first out of the ipod 5g and ipod touch then out of my usb to havana dac to gilmore lite with dps. The first few seconds of listening made me remember why I loved the 595s so much but after a few songs, I just remembered instantly why I sold them. They become annoying because they adjust to your brain centering on the 2khz midrange peak which muddles everything down because of that peak masking everything. The ad700s are not as whole sounding and are grainier cans but they can keep on going for hours without anything sticking out to bother me in their frequency range. The 595s 2khz peak reminds me of my recent k701s. They arent as blatant in their offense though because they arent paired with that other peak around 7khz that really bothers my ears.
post #108 of 691
Ditto
I like the HD595, but their upper-mid is too bright, the treb is too distant and cold, and I can't stand that. At that time I had the AD700 and prefer them much more, yep I sold the HD595 and still have the AD700 now.
Have you got your AD900 donunus?
post #109 of 691
audiocubes just shipped them today. phew, that took a while
post #110 of 691
So im guessing your gonna move into the AD900 Appreciation thread :P
post #111 of 691
still really appreciate the ad700 even if the ad900 slaughters them. the ad900s are almost 3x the price. Remember that the ad700 dethroned everything on my profile IMO. Nothing was as fun to listen to with my setup for extended periods of time. I really loved the hd600s too. Cans came and went but the hd600s stayed until the ad700s just made me think mehhh I don't really need this hd600 sound anymore.
post #112 of 691
sweet :P
post #113 of 691
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
still really appreciate the ad700 even if the ad900 slaughters them. the ad900s are almost 3x the price. Remember that the ad700 dethroned everything on my profile IMO. Nothing was as fun to listen to with my setup for extended periods of time. I really loved the hd600s too. Cans came and went but the hd600s stayed until the ad700s just made me think mehhh I don't really need this hd600 sound anymore.
Can you post a review?

Did ad900 slaughtered your ad700?

if yes, i might consider selling my ad700 and "upgrade" to ad900.
post #114 of 691
still waiting for the ad900s. they just shipped out today
post #115 of 691
If its possible for you to save up for the AD900, then forget the AD700, buy the better version =), id do the same thing (if the shipping didnt cost so much)
post #116 of 691
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Originally Posted by Success View Post
Can you post a review?

Did ad900 slaughtered your ad700?

if yes, i might consider selling my ad700 and "upgrade" to ad900.
No, I don't think the AD900 can possibly slaughter the AD700, they are better, but not that much. However I think it is worth to upgrade to AD900 if you *really* like the AD700 sound.
You can see more detail with my opinion here:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/com...ad2000-416162/
post #117 of 691
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Originally Posted by Aiyo View Post
i love my AD700s
Needed a little more oomph, so i used my fiio E5. i also did the rubber band "mod" for a bit more of a snugger fit.
Aiyo, Here is an alternative to the rubber band mod: Audio-Technica mod


I really like the AD700's. They are the finest headphones I have ever heard. I didn't realize how much of the fine details I was missing in music before having these. Now I find myself wonderring how much I will have to spend to get a pair of cans with even more built in awesomeness.

Prior to the AD700's I owned a pair of Audio-Technica's A55's, but they didn't impress me like the AD700's. The A55's are closed headphones and have somewhat of a plastic shell resonance to the sound it seems to me.
post #118 of 691
The FiiO is making my music sound so good ^.^
post #119 of 691
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Originally Posted by moonboy403 View Post
Congestion wasn't as much of a problem as the A700 not being able to keep up during complex passages. Instruments tend to be blurred together.

As for the soundstage, the A700 has a very spacious soundstage, but that's also its down-fall IMO since there were apparent holes in the soundstage leading to incoherency. In another word, I thought it was overly spread out.

However, for $68, the A700 isn't a bad value IMO.
A broken in pair combined with an amp made a big difference with more bass and fullness. I just got the Ultrasones and have them on now. Of course they are not broken in but do they sound $100 better then the A700? I'd say no. They are fuller and richer then the A700 but not by that much. I may someday get the AD700 but that will probably be my last set of cans.
post #120 of 691
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Originally Posted by slick1ru2 View Post
A broken in pair combined with an amp made a big difference with more bass and fullness. I just got the Ultrasones and have them on now. Of course they are not broken in but do they sound $100 better then the A700? I'd say no. They are fuller and richer then the A700 but not by that much. I may someday get the AD700 but that will probably be my last set of cans.
I wrote my review using Audiotailor Jade as amp and Keces DA131.1 as source. As for burn in, I believe there was around 70hrs on it.
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