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Any AD700 mods out there?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone knew of any AD700 mods floating around out there? They are pretty cheap, so I wanted to know if there are any mods I can do to improve the sound quality or something like that. This project is just for fun, so it doesn't have to be cost effective necessarily. Thanks guys.
post #2 of 30
Here's my just-for-fun mod.

It's not the AD700, but AD500. It's the driver implant mod. :P

I have a spare pair of W5000's drivers and I have nothing to do with it since I sold my beloved W5000. So I just put it into the AD500, seal the cup to be close with DynaMat and that's it.

post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 
How did you manage to get the driver without the phones? And how do they sound?
post #4 of 30
A few companies used to sell the drivers. A few years ago, L3000 drivers were being sold for $69. I wish I was informed back then.

I wish I could answer the second question...
post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
Can you wash your pads with normal shampoo and then condition them? Or are there only certain shampoos that work? Are there any kinda of ingrediants that the shampoo/conditioner can't have in them (aka that will mess up the pads)?
post #6 of 30
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How did you manage to get the driver without the phones? And how do they sound?
As Ishcabible said, when I had W5000, I asked audio-technica to get a spare pair of drivers. It's about $100 including shipping fee for a pair.

It sounds almost like 80% W5000 with narrower sound stage, thinner sounding and a bit more bass. and it of course blow out stock AD500 out of a water.

For $100 more, I think it's a worth mod to do.
post #7 of 30
Wait, they still sell them?

I'd totally do this!
post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
Wait, they still sell them?

I'd totally do this!
Yeah, without a doubt I would as well.
post #9 of 30
WittyzTH: are the drivers in the AD500 angled?
I assume they are not in the W5000

I am wondering if this mod would be better done in the AD500 or AD700.
post #10 of 30
$100 for drivers from a $800 'phone?

If thats true, i will buy them!


Ontopic.. Rubber band between the 3D wings, of over the black rods for people with small heads
post #11 of 30
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
Wait, they still sell them?

I'd totally do this!
You can contact audio-technica directly. I believe they might sell it.

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Originally Posted by nullstring View Post
WittyzTH: are the drivers in the AD500 angled?
I assume they are not in the W5000

I am wondering if this mod would be better done in the AD500 or AD700.
Yes, the frame of AD500 is in the angle position as W5000 does.

It can be done in any phones if they have the 53mm drivers. AD500 is the lowest model having it. (AD400 uses 40mm drivers.)

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Originally Posted by miloxo View Post
$100 for drivers from a $800 'phone?

If thats true, i will buy them!
It is true sir. I own two custom audio-technica now. They are one model with different drivers (W100 with L3000's drivers and AD500 with W5000's drivers.)

It might be much easier if you have the phone you want to have the driver. As I mentioned, I had W5000 at that time and asked them to purchase a spare pair of the drivers.
post #12 of 30
If someone calls Audio Technica, please post results
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by nullstring View Post
If someone calls Audio Technica, please post results
x2.

I'm still going to wait a few months if they have some though.
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by miloxo View Post

Ontopic.. Rubber band between the 3D wings, of over the black rods for people with small heads
Yeah, stock they are way too loose on the head.
post #15 of 30
They may ask you to send a pair of W5000 to them, or at least a receipt of it.
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