Originally Posted by jasonb
I Got my Q701 for $240 new, so I'd have to say save up another $40 and get them.
Recommended here. And the amazon price fluctuates. I got mine for 240 as well. Worth saving up for. But I just picked up the Audio-Technica AD700 for 70 bucks, and it's about 3/4 of the Q701. Consider it the baby sister of the Q701. Sound signature is close, but bass is not present, you'll need an amp (I'm using the bass heavy setting on my E7) and it sounds very close to the Q701.
Maybe look into the Audio-Technica AD900 if you absolutely have to spend less than 200 bucks. Apparently, it's supposed to sound like/better than the Q701. But, I've never heard it before.
Anyway, that's just my opinion.