ATH-PRO700MK2ANV LIMITED EDITION Professional DJ Monitor Headphones
These headphones really aren't that good.
I bought a pair of these a couple of weeks ago expecting an amazing set of headphones. Sadly, though, I was wholeheartedly disappointed. While these headphones look great, that's really all they have going for them.
Firstly, they're unbearably uncomfortable, the ear pads are paper thin, which results in the sharp metal drivers pushing up against your ears. They aren't bad for a little while, but after you've had them on for an hour or so they become impossible to wear. My ears were actually red and swollen from them.
You might think that all this would be made up for by the amazing sound quality, but it isn't. They sounded pretty good at first, but after they started to burn in the bass and lower mids just took over. After a week they just sound muddy and undefined. There is also a REALLY annoying resonance in the high end. Every time a piano or a violin get's up into it's upper register it's ear-shattering.
Bottom line, if you want something expensive and stylish to show off with, these are probably for you. But if you're someone like me that buys headphones because you want them to sound good, do yourself a favor and get a pair of ATH-M50s
May 3, 2012
I love everything about these cans
When I first got them, I was kind of upset because they hurt my ears a bit. After a week of heavy use, and much ear rubbing, they're finally broken in and extremely comfortable. They have a reassuring grip on your head, so you know you won't lose them when you sneeze or headbang from rocking out too hard ;) I also had no idea that the pads were leather. They're easily removable for cleaning, and more importantly, easy to put back on. The detachable cable is also extremely handy, having the option of a straight or curly cable is nice.
The sound is phenomenal. I upgraded to these from a pair of M-45's that I had for 3 years. I didn't plan on upgrading, but then I stepped on the M-45's and it was game over. I almost can't believe I kept those for so long, the difference is night and day. These huge drivers have absolutely no problems delivering the filthiest bass.
I gave these 4/5 stars for durability, only because, while the double anodized black all aluminum casing looks great, my hoodie zipper scratches it easily. I'm still in that "new product" lust phase, where every little scratch is an agonizing, soul-rending gouge, I'm sure I'll get over it in due time.
I currently use these for everything I do, but I plan to buy a pair of 7.1 headphones for Gaming/Movies once Razer releases them. (so many setbacks ugh)
March 23, 2012