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Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones

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  • Air Dynamic (open) headphones for natural and high quality sounds with deep resonating bass and vocal projection
  • Full open-air type headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensation
  • Lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing and magnesium frame structure; extremely comfortable velvet ear-fitting pads
  • Large-aperture 53 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems and CCAW voice coils for superior sound reproduction
  • Self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Housing provides comfortable support for a more enjoyable listening experience
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Technical Details

  • Type: Open-air Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 53 mm
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 30,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 500 mW
  • Sensitivity: 98 dB/mW at 1 kHz
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 4.8 x 11.3 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000CMS0XU
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: ATH-AD700
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (477 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

The sound is smooth and relaxed, with deep resonating bass and vocal projection. The self-adjusting wing support automatically adjusts to your head size for listening comfort even during long sessions. A straight cord at the left earpiece terminates to a mini plug with included 1/4-inch adapter.

From the Manufacturer

Audio Technicia

ATH-AD700 Audiophile Open-air Dynamic Headphones

ATH-AD700 Audiophile Open-air Dynamic Headphones

With a lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing and magnesium frame structure, these open-air headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, offering a completely natural listening experience. The sound is smooth and relaxed, with deep resonating bass and vocal projection. The self-adjusting wing support automatically adjusts to your head size for easy-wearing listening comfort. A straight cord at the left earpiece terminates to a mini plug with included 1/4" adapter.

ATH-AD700 Key Features:

  • Air Dynamic (open) headphones for natural and high quality sounds with deep resonating bass and vocal projection
  • Full open-air type headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensation
  • Lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing and magnesium frame structure
  • Large-aperture 53 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems and CCAW voice coils for superior sound reproduction
  • Self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Housing provides comfortable support for a more enjoyable listening experience
  • High-quality hybrid PCOCC and titanium alloy cord
  • Extremely comfortable velvet ear-fitting pads
  • Gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

Specifications

Type: Open-air Dynamic
Driver Diameter: 53 mm
Magent: Neodymium
Voice Coil: Copper-clad aluminum wire
Frequency Response: 5 - 30,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 500 mW
Sensitivity: 98 dB/mW at 1 kHz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Weight: 280 g
Cable: 3.0 m (Single/Hybrid-PCOCC)
Connector: 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini stereo, gold-plated
Accessory Included: Detachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Definitely worth considering to get your money's worth out of these headphones.
A. Thomas
I find these cans very very comfortable as well, even though I have no hair to use as padding, they feel like they are practically floating on my head, very light.
annette andersen close
Of course the M50s have more bass but it lacks crisp highs and mids and dont have a huge soundstage like the AD700s.
S. Garguilo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

124 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Sarah A Murphy on August 11, 2010
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I am considering this to be a layman's review. I know this is long but I feel there are several things that are, quite frankly, scary about getting into the world of "hi-fi" headphones. I have never owned a pair of headphones that cost more than 20 bucks and have been quite content for my 21 years of life to do so. Someone who looks for the audiophile in their headphones won't get much from me because honestly I don't know enough. This is also not a gaming review, as I've heard many people look at these for playing Counter Strike or the like. More on that later but I'm making this review from a music listening standpoint. This review is for the person who thinks a 15 dollar pair of generic Sony's sounds just fine.
As I start writing this review, I've had these headphones on for about an hour. These were brand new out of the box. The very first thing I noticed when I actually opened the box and had them in my hands was "wow, besides the size and the fact that I just paid 90 bucks for something to wear on my head, these are impressively unimpressive." I read many, many review that held this on a pedestal and I was half expecting trumpets when I opened the box. It took a week and a half from the time I ordered them to when I got them today since I choose super saver shipping. I knew it would take a while to get here but the biggest problem was that during that time, I looked at every review I could find. I looked around for about 3 hours before I bought these and then bought them because they seemed pretty good and I'm not the type to stress over a purchase like this.
While I was waiting, I got honestly afraid that I had made a bad choice.
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122 of 132 people found the following review helpful By J. Shi on November 14, 2007
I recently just recieved these pairs of headphones after a couple weeks of research. After truly starting to get into music and trying to get the most out of my cd's (without putting up a loan) I started looking within the 100-200 price range. I stumbled upon 3 major choices: ATH AD-700, Sennheiser HD-555 and Sennheiser HD-595.
First, price was a big issue for me....
I didnt want to spend too high on the headphones, and the HD-595's were quite expensive, but I went to my local audio store and really felt that the 595's put up an overall better sound than the 555's. The soundstage was also amazing for both, but again, the 595's were superior.

The Audio Technicas however, was compared first to the 555's and I already amazed by the difference. They achieved far better tone in each note, and was able to go much "higher" and "lower" than the 555's making the Sennheisers almost seem flat. When compared to the 595's, it was definitely more difficult to distinguish a difference, but the tones were still clearer in the ATH's, but the 595's seemed to have a slightly better soundstage, and a rich, ringy sound vs the clearness of the ATH's. Because I listen to classical, jazz, rock, and a moderate dash of techno once in a while, I thought that the 595's would probably sound better with the rich, full sounds of classical and jazz, but fare far worse against the 700's in rock.

After again looking at the price, I decided on the ATH's

The 595's howerver, did look slightly better and may have felt more comfortable. The ATH's didnt feel quite as secure, but it seems to be doing alright up till this point.

A highly reccomended buy.

-Kevin-
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143 of 163 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2010
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First thing's first: I Am Not an Audiophile. I thought I was, for a while. After all, I am extremely sensitive to muffled or muddy noise, lost frequencies, closed-in soundstages, and all that (lack of) jazz. So this time, after tugging the wires out of another mid-range gaming headset through sheer overuse, I thought, "Well, since I have the money this time, how about I buy a set of GOOD headphones?" I did an embarrassing amount of misguided research work and narrowed it down to two pairs in my comfort price range: the Sennheiser HD 555s or these. In the end I opted for the ATH-AD700s as they seemed to have a slight edge when it comes to gaming (spotted the trend yet?).

So, first thing's first: these are easily the best sounding headphones I have ever worn in my life, at least for music. This may be due to my relative inexperience, but there's simply a world of difference between these and "a pair of headphones." Or these and "a pair of high-end Sony headphones" for that matter. Simply put, it's the difference between listening to a recording and almost being in the studio. There's almost no comparison.

BUT - and this is where the product gets two stars - BUT, they can only sound that fantastic when they're actually on. And therein lies the problem: They do not. stay. on my head. No matter what I do.

This is something that a lot of other reviewers mention only in passing. The ATH-AD700s are "not for people with small heads." I'd like to take that a step further and say that they're ONLY for people with LARGE heads. My head is "merely" average sized and it simply does not have the girth to fill out this pair's massive volume.
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