Originally Posted by MalVeauX
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.
I'm sorry but I do have to disagree with this. The reason why you find the wing system to be almost useless is in fact that it is sooo unnoticeable.
At first I have the exact though as you, then I've been playing around with the wing system, I tried to hold up the wings and only letting the cups clamp on my head, I found out that the headphones are gradually sliding down my head.. Which mean the wings put on just right amount of force to hold up the headphones without putting too much pressure on your head.
But then again, this could be subjective, everyone got a different head, I consider myself to have a average size head.
However one thing that I do hate is that, after long hours of wearing the AT headphones, you'll get a mohawk like hair.... = = but a little water can take care of this problem.
Edit: sorry forgot to mention I own the A900x, you guys probably would've figure this out by now.