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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by mobbaddict View Post
lucky: okay but for you wider soundstage = more distant or just more depth?
Not more distant, but a greater sense of immersion, with sounds coming from different directions. I like the feeling of sounds panned left and right.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by lucky View Post
Not more distant, but a greater sense of immersion, with sounds coming from different directions. I like the feeling of sounds panned left and right.
Ok thanks, that looks nice...
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by userlander View Post
I *think* voices might sound closer rather than farther away, or at least closer than AD700s. But I couldn't figure it out either, so I finally just ordered a pair today to find out for myself. I was too curious about these cans by far.
Be sure to post your impressions when you get them. I have a feeling I'll be getting a pair myself soon.
post #34 of 49
Great review. Makes me thinking to upgrade my AD900 directly to AD2000... my poor wallet.

Very true about the none-distant soundstage of the AD900.
post #35 of 49
Lame. I say the 700s are a bit recessed and I have people judge my hearing and IQ..You mention it and go un scratched.
post #36 of 49
Calm down people. Discuss, don't argue. Can we get some Head-fi love going?

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Originally Posted by nhat_thanh View Post
Considering the sound signature, the AD1000 probably the one that I like the least, however because of the refinement and better overall I would put them above the AD700 and 900.
I guess between the 325i and the AD1000 (the parallels between the two seem pretty numerous now that I think about it...) I'm collecting some of the least loved mid-fi cans, or at least those disliked by most. What's next on the list, some vintage cans, DT48s, HD555s, suggestions?
post #37 of 49
Great post. My favorite part was the picture really, haha. I didn't like the way the AD700's looked when I ordered them, but I figured I'd deal with it, but now they look pretty sweet. They're huge!

I'll post back when my AD700's come[back]. (I ordered from Electronics Expo.. yeah..)
post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
Lame. I say the 700s are a bit recessed and I have people judge my hearing and IQ..You mention it and go un scratched.
I'm one that agreed with you and actually defended you in the first post of my ad700 thread. I also say that they are slightly recessed in the mids with a neutral source.
post #39 of 49
Thread Starter 
I wouldn't agree that the AD700s are a bit recessed until I heard other cans like AD900 and AD2000

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Originally Posted by FourierMakesFunk
I guess between the 325i and the AD1000 (the parallels between the two seem pretty numerous now that I think about it...) I'm collecting some of the least loved mid-fi cans, or at least those disliked by most. What's next on the list, some vintage cans, DT48s, HD555s, suggestions?
Not sure, I think DT48s are getting some more attention nowadays, HD555 are already popular for entry-level cans (I don't like them ). Could be Bose? They sure are one of the least loved by head-fi
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by nhat_thanh View Post
I wouldn't agree that the AD700s are a bit recessed until I heard other cans like AD900 and AD2000
+1 I think depending on what other phones (or speakers) you're used to, a lot of people might not realize that it's recessed, and are puzzled when people say that it is. But there is definitely a dip in those upper mid frequencies, it is very apparent when A/Bing against a very detailed and neutral phone like an MDR-v6, for example. A huge chunk of the frequency range is really subdued there. It's not exactly missing, but it's at a much lower volume than the surrounding frequencies, giving a slightly veiled sound to some of the mids. And some people really like that sound, while others tend not to.

I think maybe (just a theory) that the slightly elevated highs of the AD700 compared to something like HD595 -- which has a similar frequency profile to the AD700, and a similar dip in the mids but without the elevated highs -- makes the midrange dip seem even more apparent on the AD700s, which is why it stands out more.

So you are definitely not alone, kool bubba!
post #41 of 49
A question for the reviewer or any AD900 owner as well:

I read in some other thread, briefly, that the drivers on the AD700 are angled while the ones on the AD900 are not.

can you confirm that?
post #42 of 49
Wow, these look so cheap
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Nachkebia View Post
Wow, these look so cheap
Compared to? I think that outside of the somewhat odd color on the AD700, the AT AD series look better built than most things in their price range and well outside it. Especially Sennheisers and Grados, which both seem a little cheaply built at times to me. In Grado's case, mostly because they are cheaply built.
post #44 of 49
Yeah, the AD700 has a dip at 4 kHz (upper mids). Pretty well known and documented, I never realized people questioned it until this thread.
post #45 of 49
Bump, in hope that either the original reviwer or any other owner of a AD700 will see my question:

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A question for the reviewer or any AD900 owner as well:

I read in some other thread, briefly, that the drivers on the AD700 are angled while the ones on the AD900 are not.

can you confirm that?
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