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AD700 vs Pro 900...?

post #1 of 91
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I did an hour comparison with the AD700 vs Pro 900 last night, and I prefer the AD700.


Edited by Katun - 3/9/14 at 4:22pm
post #2 of 91
No way!
Your Head-fi membership has been revoked.wink.gif
post #3 of 91

Boo!

post #4 of 91

Is this for gaming... or music?

 

I can see some plausibility in gaming... but over all? I may have lost some respect for you...

post #5 of 91

I look forward for the comparison. cool.gif

post #6 of 91
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With music. I haven't compared them with (FPS) gaming yet, but I'm guessing it would be a toss up. Either the AD700 for positioning, or Pro 900 for fantastic bass.

 

Don't worry, everything I mentioned in my Pro 900 review still stands, and I take nothing back. It's a fantastic headphone, with phenomenal bass. But the AD700 consistently does a better job with impressing me musically. During my test, I had approximately fifteen songs with various genres. A few ended up as tie, or a toss up between the two. The Pro 900 had the advantage on two. The AD700 had the advantage on five or six. And the AD700 absolutely slaughtered on two. Overall, I was just blown away by how well the the AD700 did against my favorite headphone. Something I had this long and I underestimated this much, came back and shocked me at what it could do.

 

The only logical thing was to upgrade to the AD900. An all around upgrade to the AD700. After burn in, I'll do the same testings I did with the Pro 900 vs AD700, except it will be the AD700 vs AD900. If the AD900 does as well or better than the AD700 did against the Pro 900, it will without a doubt, be my absolute favorite headphone. One I'll be keeping indefinitely.

post #7 of 91

Sounds like my D7000. The only headphone I have zero complaints about it sonically...just heat from the leather/pleather.

 

I know I have said it many times before with other cans, but I will DIE before I get rid of my D7000. No way in HELL, EVER.

post #8 of 91

The AD700 wins gaming hands down. I sorta got confused with the switching back between the mentioning of the AD700 and AD900.

 

Musically the AD700 just doesn't stand a chance. Out of all the headphones I own the AD700 is the last I would use for music, only above using my Creative EP630's which I bought purposefully so that on the go I don't have to worry about losing or breaking expensive IEMs.

post #9 of 91

Sounds like me and the JVC Marshmallows... I'm sad that they broke. Oh well, $15 ain't nothing.

post #10 of 91

I think the biggest thing you'll notice between the Ad700 vs the Ad900 is the comfort. The Ad900 are circumaural, while the Ad700s are superaural, though you wouldn't notice this from looking at them. The Ad900 feel slightly better built, but my ear touched the driver, which I've resolved this by finding a better fit on my head anyway with them. The bass is better refined on the Ad900, that was the second big thing I noticed. Other than that at first I was slightly disappointed in the "slight" upgrade until I went back to my Ad700s and realized the clarity of the Ad900 in the mids and highs are also much better refined. Soundstage seems about the same though. I've also never found the sound on the Ad900 to be fatiguing in the slightest, they have a wonderful balance between the highs and mids with the bass being just enough.

 

If you love your Ad700, you will absolutely love the Ad900.

post #11 of 91
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

With music. I haven't compared them with (FPS) gaming yet, but I'm guessing it would be a toss up. Either the AD700 for positioning, or Pro 900 for fantastic bass.

 

Don't worry, everything I mentioned in my Pro 900 review still stands, and I take nothing back. It's a fantastic headphone, with phenomenal bass. But the AD700 consistently does a better job with impressing me musically. During my test, I had approximately fifteen songs with various genres. A few ended up as tie, or a toss up between the two. The Pro 900 had the advantage on two. The AD700 had the advantage on five or six. And the AD700 absolutely slaughtered on two. Overall, I was just blown away by how well the the AD700 did against my favorite headphone. Something I had this long and I underestimated this much, came back and shocked me at what it could do.

 

The only logical thing was to upgrade to the AD900. An all around upgrade to the AD700. After burn in, I'll do the same testings I did with the Pro 900 vs AD700, except it will be the AD700 vs AD900. If the AD900 does as well or better than the AD700 did against the Pro 900, it will without a doubt, be my absolute favorite headphone. One I'll be keeping indefinitely.


I have/had all three, and I agree, the AD900 is the better headphone. It's all in taste.. though. The AD900 is much more "alive" sounding (energetic, more in your face). A larger (better?) sound stage, more air between instruments, has more clarity and detail. The bass isn't quite as "good", but IMO overall it is the better headphone.

 

post #12 of 91

Arent the A700/900 known for being anemic in bass? and isn't the bass power of the Pro900 one of the main reasons you love them?

post #13 of 91
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Arent the A700/900 known for being anemic in bass? and isn't the bass power of the Pro900 one of the main reasons you love them?


We're talking about the AD700/900 here, NOT the A700/900. But yes, if you're a bass head you would not agree with the OP's findings or my opinion.

 

post #14 of 91
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Originally Posted by Scytus View Post

Arent the A700/900 known for being anemic in bass? and isn't the bass power of the Pro900 one of the main reasons you love them?



lol, thats what i thought too

post #15 of 91
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We're talking about the AD700/900 here, NOT the A700/900. But yes, if you're a bass head you would not agree with the OP's findings or my opinion.

 


 

Oh I'm sorry

I always vowed not to make that mistake after reading of so many doing so, but there you go.

 

But still, I thought the main reason the OP enjoyed the Pro900's were for their bass qualities, both these headphones are for different uses.

 

Comparing the qualities of open-air headphones to closed back is like apples & oranges, isn't it?

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