If you wanna call zero bass, tight, then I guess every bass light headphone in the world has tight bass. The AD700 has the biggest roll off in bass I have ever seen, and they sound like it too.
Let's call it what it is. Its tin can bass. You can hear it, but it has zero body. The K701 is a bass monster next to the AD700, and that's well known to be bass anemic. So if a bass anemic can has a lot more bass presence than the AD700... what do you call it?
Tight? Lean? Anorexic? Yes its tight. There's no bass to lose control of.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a fan of the AD700 sound. It's all about detail and soundstage for the AD700. It's wonderful at that. So when you're looking at a competitive gaming can ONLY, the AD700 really is hard as hell to beat. Assuming you're fine with the loose as hell fit, and the derpy wing headband design, I don't see any reason to buy any other headphone with the intention of using it for hardcore competitive gaming. Not even the K701. The AD700 puts focus right where it matters, the mids and treble. The bass is audible too, so it's not like you'll be missing explosions. You just won't FEEL them...at all.
What the AD700 fails at is everything else. There's no body, no warmth, no soul. It's a very sterile sounding headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/14/12 at 5:18am