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post #16 of 22

No problem!  When you get your new stuff in, maybe you want to give a little mini review with some pictures?

post #17 of 22
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I actually started a review, but I want to let them break in a few days first.  I'll probably post one Sunday or Monday.

post #18 of 22

Okay, sounds good!biggrin.gif

post #19 of 22

Do you have your ATH-A700 amped or un-amped?
 

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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post

I think the A700 likely are the better option for you as they have an exceptional soundstage(essential for gaming), a stronger deeper bass response than the AD700 as well as an excellent overall sound sugnature that is definitely more on the fun side. 



 

post #20 of 22

I didn't read the responses in this thread, but I know there are people that go around preaching that the ATH-AD700's don't benefit from an amp.I'm here to tell you without a shadow of a doubt 259% they do.  Using an EQ to boost the low frequencies on each test as follows: Without an amp the bass is absolutely weak and dead.  On my Xonar Essence STX the bass is good and hits nice, with an external powerful amp like the e9, the bass is very full, strong, tight, hits very good.

 

 

 


Edited by WaveRider69 - 3/31/11 at 1:28pm
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by bidea117 View Post

Do you have your ATH-A700 amped or un-amped?


I don't have one personally, but from what I've read, they might be little difficult to drive without an amp.

 

post #22 of 22

I've heard the same though others have said the opposite, that the do not need an amp. In my opinion, I'd get one just in case, a mid range one (either solid state or tube) because it will bring a little more power to the headphones and when the time comes to upgrade to a higher end headphone, you'll be ready for the need for the need to add more juice to the system. Also, powering/listening to your music from your MP3 players out jack bring a lot of unwanted harshness and degradation of sound. I'd recommend a LOD (Line Out Dock) cable; it's the input that you plug your iPod in to charge it with. At the other end of it is a 3.5 mm jack to insert into the amps IN jack, that connection provides a much better sounding connection without the loss of quality. Some may be able to hear the difference, other may not, it's a personal preference. It also depends on your source too as far as adequate amping.
 

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I don't have one personally, but from what I've read, they might be little difficult to drive without an amp.

 



 


Edited by bidea117 - 4/1/11 at 11:49pm
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