Originally Posted by dustdevil
I haven't seen any comparison of them and so I decided to start a new thread.
I am actually deciding between the superlux hd668b and the hd681f, with the former having the AT 3D wind headband design and the latter having the AKG headband, but I figured out that less people will be able to compare them side by side if I was to ask about the difference of the comfort between the superlux hd668b and 681f. What I'm worrying about the AKG headband is that it will exert a force continously on my head and I'm not too sure if that would be comfortable or not.
I would also like some comparison sound-wise between the AT ad700 and the Alessandro ms1 if any of you happens to own both of them.
I find the "wing" systems to be annoying, they don't seem to support anything when I wear them so the cups themselves are the anchor and that's just annoying to me. I prefer the full strap of a headphone band, like the AKG headband, and others. I don't have discomfort from the band touching my head. These things are light weight and I have hair so I don't notice it for hours on end. Also, you can get an aftermarket padded band if you're very sensitive quite inexpensively. Just my preference/experience. I would take the Samson SR850 over the HD668B simply due to headband (otherwise same headphone).
The AD700 has a big sound stage, mostly you'll hear mids and treble, the bass is very shy and polite and rolls off after 100hz so it doesn't perform sub-bass hardly at all, it does not have a balanced sound, it has a sound that is focused on the mids and treble.
The MS1 is more balanced, with better response with respect to treble down to bass. Great mids. Great attack. Great energy. Sound stage is not as wide. Comfort is subjective, but on-ear tends to be less comfortable than around-ear. I would pick it for pure sound difference. But it's hard to pick an on-ear without knowing if you can wear it for a few hours without pain (I can't wear my Grados for very long which is annoying).
Do you have any other headphone options? Frankly the HD668B is better in my opinion than the AD700 actually. And it's way cheaper to boot.