Originally Posted by Povell42
Thanks. So I have the AD900x currently, but was thinking about downgrading to a cheaper version since I have read the some think the sound difference is minimal. I really like the Audio Technica sound signature mainly in the AD series.
Do you think the AD700 has a larger sound stage? I know the general consensus is yes, but I have only heard people say that who are guessing, since the Ad900x has more bass.
I am using them for gaming and wondered if the AD700 has a better sound stage. What is your opinion on that in regards to the AD700 and AD900x?
If you're using the AD900X for competitive gaming you might prefer the AD700, the AD700 has a more simulated positing because of the anemic lows. The actual detail and positing with the AD700(X) with respect to the AD900X is very poor.
For all other purposes I'd suggest you keep the AD900X, they are far superior.
I actually owned the AD700 and sold them when I purchased the AD900X, the AD900X retains the airy sound signature but takes everything up several notches.
The AD700X afaik actually has improved mid-bass same as the rest of the X line, however the pads are inferior to the original AD700. They are stiffer and made of less quality material.
I forgot to mention I purchased my AD900X for roughly $170, YMMV if you paid Amazon's $280.
Edited by Yazen - 4/17/13 at 1:00pm