Originally Posted by sheep duck
anyone know how these compare to adh ad700's? i just got mine in the mail today but without being burned in the only thing i can tell is the bass is better (obviously)
i'm mostly speaking in terms of music, as the 700's would probably blow these away in gaming etc.
AD700's don't have bass to really talk about. They have punch, which means it lets you know a bass sound just occurred, but other than that, they don't have bass to talk about. For gaming, the only improvement the AD700's have is a wide sound stage, which helps with imaging. That's it. Sound quality wise, the MHP-839 sounds better than the AD700 for virtually any listening. Not to sound like a hag, but the AD700's simply are not that great. They're really hyped on forums across the internet for `gaming' yet no one talks about them for anything other than that. Why? Because they're just not that good for music listening. They're so anemic it just leaves you feeling like something is missing.
That said, if you want a AD700 replacement, that has bass, that is even cheaper, but otherwise, just as good and better in some areas, the Samson SR850 or Superlux HD668B would basically be it.