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|Driver Diameter||53 mm|
|Frequency Response||5 - 35,000 Hz|
|Maximum Input Power||3,500 mW|
|Connector||3.5 mm mini-stereo, gold-plated|
|Accessory Included||Screw-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter, detachable 1.2 m coiled cable (max. 3.0 m), detachable 1.2 m straight cable, carrying pouch|
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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
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)
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Q:Whats the difference between these and the regular pro700's?
A:The only differences between the PRO700MK2 and the PRO700MK2ANV is that the -ANV version is a commemorative 50th Anniversary model that has gold-colored trim (aside from white) and also comes with a commemorative certificate signed by our president, Kazuo Matsushita.
Q:Do you offer velvet pads?
A:TO BRING CLARITY TO ALL CUSTOMERS REGARDING THE ATH-PRO700MK2ANV:
Q:Frequency response graph...
A:Typically speaking, Frequency Response Curves are not published by headphone manufacturers. This means that the frequency response curves are not publicly available.
Q:Where can I get these.?
A:Thank you for your question! You should be able to find these headphones at J&R music located in New York.
Q:Why do the prices vary?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. As the manufacturer we have little control over what a dealer charges for the product they sell. A good rule of thumb is that if the price is too good to be true, then it probably is. Also, stay with reputable dealers and do not purchase online from international sellers.
Q:Difference between anniversary and standard model.
A:Thank you for your inquiry. Sonically they are the same. There are some cosmetic differences and the anv version also includes a certificate.
Q:Where can I get these in the US ?!
A:Thank you for your inquiry. Please continue to check via an internet search for this product. The quantity is limited.
Q:Why were there such a small amount of these headphones in the USA?
A:Thank you very much for supporting Audio-Technica, and we are sorry that this limited edition headphone sold out so quickly here in the US. Each division of Audio-Technica independently determines inventory levels, and there are many, many factors that enter into our decisions. Though the anniversary model is no longer available, you can still get the same great performance of the ATH-PRO700MK2ANV in the standard model ATH-PRO700MK2.
A:Just email Audio-Technica's customer service.
A:Thank you for your inquiry. For the US this will be available from our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. For other places on the world, please check with our offices in those regions. Their contact information is available on our web site under "About A-T"
Q:Will these be distributed at a limited quantity or will they be on the market for at least a year
A:Thank you for your inquiry. There is a limited quanity and when they are gone they gone.