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post #601 of 691

I believe it's been mentioned before, a simple rubber band around the wings will take care of that 'slipping down' feeling. No bending necessary.

post #602 of 691
Just got a pair today! These are so comfortable! I'm very impressed by these.
post #603 of 691

Just got a pair. First pair of large headphones I can wear for extended periods without my ears getting hot. They sound incredible but I do find the bass just a bit lacking. I'm currently running them DLO from my iphone to my receiver (sherwood rx4105) with the the receivers bass tuned up a couple notches. Would the bass benefit significantly if I modded it? Is it worth doing? Or should I maybe purchase something like an fiio e6. I listen to a variety of music but mostly heavy rock and classic rock. Thanks


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post #604 of 691

I haven't owned as many headphones as some people here, but the AD-700s are my favorite, hands down. It's a pity the jack was faulty in my pair. Someday I'll get the 900s!

post #605 of 691

Will be getting my AD700's (first audiophile phones) this thursday. Should I be doing a "burn-in" ? My friend told me to do 24hours of pink noise and 24hours of heavy bass music and that should be fine.  Is this correct, or should I be burning in with some other method? If so, could you guys help provide me with burn-in stuff?

post #606 of 691

No, just listen to them.

post #607 of 691

I love these headphones! They make the music so big and alive!

post #608 of 691

Friend is offering to sell me http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-HD-Sound/M/B004275EO4.htm for $70. Is this a good deal? He said it has a built-in DAC and AMP and sound card so I don't have to worry about getting those stuff. Would this be good for fps games as well as audio? would it provide good surround sound?

post #609 of 691

I love these headphones except the pads. They're not really circumaural as the velvet rests against my ears. To the more experienced owners, which alternative pads would fit? True circumaural ones that completely surround the ear. Thanks in advance. 

post #610 of 691
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

I love these headphones except the pads. They're not really circumaural as the velvet rests against my ears. To the more experienced owners, which alternative pads would fit? True circumaural ones that completely surround the ear. Thanks in advance. 

Theres a mod where you get coaxial cables and stuff it into the pad and then add foam and put your ear inside.
post #611 of 691

I bought the pads for the A900 model and these fit perfectly and are true circum-aural. Whether pleather and velour makes a significant difference I doubt, but finally it's comfortable. 

post #612 of 691

Just gave my new set a little make-over and did the whole dynamat and remove foam mod.  Currently letting my fill settle in, but they sound and look pretty damn sexy!

 

 

post #613 of 691

Alright, after picking up a couple other headphones to fill in my critical voids, I feel better about going back to the AD700 and attempting to make it fit right. I have a small head and am having the same problem most people have with these cans which is they don't really create a comfortable seal. I've seen a lot of the mods out there and I really have no want to perform a lot of them due to how intrusive and unclassy they generally are. Rubber bands around the top and bent bands in the shape of a cone head aren't going to cut it for me.

 

After spending some time with them, I'm wondering if anyone has tried to shorten and reshape the two bands on top. I'm thinking I could cut a half inch from both sides and reshape the metal so it's pleasant looking again.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction to where this may have been attempted already or should I just start hacking away at it myself?

post #614 of 691
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

Alright, after picking up a couple other headphones to fill in my critical voids, I feel better about going back to the AD700 and attempting to make it fit right. I have a small head and am having the same problem most people have with these cans which is they don't really create a comfortable seal. I've seen a lot of the mods out there and I really have no want to perform a lot of them due to how intrusive and unclassy they generally are. Rubber bands around the top and bent bands in the shape of a cone head aren't going to cut it for me.

After spending some time with them, I'm wondering if anyone has tried to shorten and reshape the two bands on top. I'm thinking I could cut a half inch from both sides and reshape the metal so it's pleasant looking again.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to where this may have been attempted already or should I just start hacking away at it myself?

Screw it. I'm trying it and none of you are gonna stop me!
post #615 of 691
Has anyone ever tried ATH-A700 earpads on the ATH-AD700? I've got a crazy theory that it might boost the bass response and it looks to me like they'll fit. Just a thought.
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