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post #31 of 54
I read somewhere on the forum that the A900 is more easily driven than the A500. I may have been dreaming, so don't shoot me!

Anyway, after reading so many positives about these 3 cans, I think it is time to splurge some money on them. I'd really hope they run fine without an amp because I really don't intend to get one, unless there's a really cheap and good one available.

One thing I don't quite understand though: does an amp actually improve sound quality, or does it only increase the sound amplitude, i.e. increase volume?
post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by godchuanz
Which of the 3 (A500/700/900) would require an amp? Or rather, which of these 3 will not sound poor without an amp? Is there really a big improvement in terms of sound quality when you amp these cans?

I am currently considering buying one of these cans, but will not want an amp yet.
I can tell you from personal experience that the A700 doesn't need an amp and sound great straight out of my PCDP or iPod.
post #33 of 54
I ordered a set of A700 now
post #34 of 54
I recently aquired a set of these cans.

Simply put...Very very nice, what a pleasant surprise they are to me.
post #35 of 54
I am a loss here.... everyone that has the A700 seems to love them. But I think they are the hardest headphone on head-fi to find information about. I LOVE everything I have heard about the AD700 but I need a closed headphone so I can lay in bad with music next to my wife. Anyone have any input on the A700? They are under 100 now and seem like the perfect starter headphone.
post #36 of 54
SOS.......SOS any A700 owners out there?
post #37 of 54
Well I guess I won't need to start an appreciation thread when I get these.
post #38 of 54
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Originally Posted by kshelton View Post
SOS.......SOS any A700 owners out there?
Just received my A700 a few days back. This is for my Darkvoice 336SE. Just like the thread starter findings, this cans is good especially the bass. Even on my Compass, the sound is just great ..

For more serious listening I use my K702 ..
post #39 of 54
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Originally Posted by kshelton View Post
I am a loss here.... everyone that has the A700 seems to love them. But I think they are the hardest headphone on head-fi to find information about. I LOVE everything I have heard about the AD700 but I need a closed headphone so I can lay in bad with music next to my wife. Anyone have any input on the A700? They are under 100 now and seem like the perfect starter headphone.
Where have you seen them for under $100? I was thinking about getting a pair off Amazon for $115, so these are definately the best set for the money?
post #40 of 54
I just bought the ATH-A700 for $110 shipped atElectronics-Expo.com - The best brands in Electronics at the best prices - Safe and Secure Online Shopping. Hope I hear good things!
post #41 of 54
Holy old thread, Batman..
post #42 of 54

ATH- A700 user

Hey, I've had these for months now and they're the best I've ever heard but they are not really meant for portability. What do you guys recommend for premium earbuds that might come close to these around the $100 range? I was looking at the Shure E2C or SCL2's or Etymotic ER6i's; anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks
Shoebappa
post #43 of 54
A700's rock I just don't use mine enough. easy to drive, my only copmplaint would be that the bass is a bit lumpy sometimes


If you just need something a bit more discreet, but don't have to go for an IEM save some cash and try the Koss porta/sporta pro.

I bought the wife some sportas and am very, very impressed indeed.

igrados are also a very good phone, but had to go back due to build quality issues.

I have a set of E2C's and very good they are too. Verry revealing and forward presentation, just on this side of brash for me, but a tad bass shy.

I also got a set of Goldring NS1000's for wearing in the office...

COnks
post #44 of 54
I currently have the ad700's and I absolutely love the sound stage and comfort but I found to get the bass I want I have to distort the EQ too much. Outside of that I absolutely love them. With this said what could I expect going from the ad700's to the a500,700 or even the 900's ? I'm assuming a better bass.. but at the cost of soundstage? Also the earpads look different. Any opinions ?
post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by Folex View Post
I currently have the ad700's and I absolutely love the sound stage and comfort but I found to get the bass I want I have to distort the EQ too much. Outside of that I absolutely love them. With this said what could I expect going from the ad700's to the a500,700 or even the 900's ? I'm assuming a better bass.. but at the cost of soundstage? Also the earpads look different. Any opinions ?
I've got a pair of A900's and Sennheiser hd555's. The A900's should have a bit more bass but to which extent I can't say for certain as I've never tried the AD700 but I do hear they're lacking. Also your probably right on the soundstage as I find my HD555's a little bit better perhaps than the A900's in that aspect but I do mainly play games. As for comfort the pleather pads of the A900's will make your ears much warmer inside not so bad in the winter On comfort after some weeks to a month I'd say they are a bit better than the HD555's. I kind of miss the 3D wings when I wear the HD555.
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