I don't think the AD700's are fatiguing. The DT880's are moreso due to the over sparkly treble.
I do agree that in comparison, the AD700's sound unnatural, coloured and lacking in detail. Plus the bass lines aren't as noticeable on the AD700's. I think what makes me really attracted to the AD700's is the incredible airyness and soundstage.
Originally Posted by n3rdling /img/forum/go_quote.gif After you familiarize yourself with the 880 sound more, you should find the AD700's sound a bit "flabby" in comparison. Both are nice cans and I've kept both.
Yeah, I'm feeling that right now... It's just when I listen to the 880's I really miss the nice mids and soundstage of the AT's and when I listen to the AT's I miss the detail, clarity and bass of the Beyers
They have grown on me a lot know. Ok Computer does sound better on the Beyers.
Originally Posted by fraseyboy /img/forum/go_quote.gif MidsLess prominent, slightly recessed compared to the rest of the music. I personally can't stand recessed mids. Luckily it's not TOO bad on the DT880's. I originally thought that the AD700's had recessed mids, but that seems to have been fixed with burn in. One thing about the mids though is that they seem to be separated from the rest of the music. The mids are in your head and the rest of the music is like around you. The tone of the mids is less bright than the AD700's as well. Overall they seem more natural but less fun.
Ah yes. The Johnny Cash effect.
I like them though I think I really need a good amp. They don't sound as good as I want them to be..
Is the only difference between 03's and a new one cosmetic?
I ordered the 880 from amazon and I can see the differences in the pictures as compared to yours. A bit disappointing as I think the older ones look better, but it won't matter to me in the end if that is the only difference.