Originally Posted by Gallade475
you would think, for being in the Audiophile line, wouldn't they at least TRY to give it more bass, to make it BALANCED which is the audiophile goal. I guess no more bassy ad700 for me.
As DJHeadshot posted earlier on: http://www.head-fi.org/t/631998/audio-technica-updates-their-open-headphones-ad-series-ad2000x-ad1000x-ad900x-ad700x-and-ad500x/15#post_8785978 with this post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/588703/audio-technica-ad700-bass-monster-in-disguise
the drivers are indeed pretty damn capable. While i can't vouch for the AD700, i have an AD900 myself which i have replaced the earpads with the w5k leather ear pads and that brought out the bass a LOT (in addition to having a govibe peak amp with bass boost on)
if you're interested in reviews you can read them up on my site here: http://www.quazacolt.com/tag/ath-ad900/
anyone interested in modding yourself:
video on how to remove the earpads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1NxpEtlG4
and due to an issue i had earlier today, i actually opened up the entire headphone and it was fairly simple too... just 4 screws and you're done
just be very careful on the wires/cables on the side with them (ad900 only has exterior cables on 1 side and routes the other one via the headband so top/bottom of the driver basically)
(do ignore the descriptions on the pictures unless you wanna follow through my twitter too lol)
anyways, i am eager on any AD x series review, i totally registered on headfi just to subscribe to this thread so i can get updates automatically lol...