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Audiophile Open-air Dynamic Headphones

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-AD700 headphones have been discontinued and replaced with the ATH-AD700x 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 " adapter.
  • 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

    TypeOpen-air Dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Voice CoilCopper-clad aluminum wire
    Frequency Response5 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity98 dB/mW at 1 kHz
    Impedance32 ohms
    Weight280 g
    Cable3.0 m (Single/Hybrid-PCOCC)
    Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessory IncludedDetachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Reviews

    Top Notch


    I have owned my pair for AD700s for almost 4 years now, and they are still going strong I use them mostly for listing to music and gaming, and cannot recommend them enough Ive used a LOT of "gaming" headphones over the years, from Steelseries to Razer, and none of them even come close to the comfort and excellent sound quality of the AD700s 10/10

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa


    Most uncomfortable headphones i've ever purchased.


    Worst headphones i've ever had, they sound very tinny and fake, the headphones are huge they dont fit on my ears. the material feels like its sandpaper on my ears.



    Cannot be beaten at this price level


    After decades of using another popular brand, I came across several reviews of this model on a respected audiophile site. I thought I'd give them a try and have not looked back. I'm sure there are better headphones available at a much higher price, but they are accurate and revealing headphones and cannot be beaten for the price. Only drawback? They require a premium audio source. I use them frequently.

    Geelong, Victoria, Australia




    i have had a pair of these headphones since they first came out, and after fours years of use they still feel great. they have taken some wear and tare when i first got them i would forget they were on my head (because they're so comfy) and walk away from my desk and they would fall on the floor, despite this they still work years later. however they do over time begin to collapse around the third year of use the domes started to cave in the fabric and cushioning around the ear is also starting to g. the audio quality has not very noticeably decreased but it has a little bit. in the end i'm glad that i purchased them once, i'm also glad they brought these back into production so i can buy a second pair.


    Amazing Clarity


    Every sound is crisp, clean, and has a great spatial distinction. Certain songs just don't sound the same without these. These are very light, I find them comfortable, but I can see how, on a small headed person, there could be an issue. I will wear them in the winter as earmuffs, although they are almost ridiculously large. Also, they are very very durable. I have had mine for over two years; only a small dent in one side, cosmetic stuff. The cord is very long and sheathed in a high-quality synthetic material; I never worry about it breaking or fraying. Great for gaming and music. These headphones are open-air, so sound leaks in and out, and bass doesn't have much of a "kick".

    Madison, WI

    Don't waste your money


    If your head isn't shaped like a bowling ball forget these. You can't adjust them to fit. They look impressive out of the box but I couldn't use them. There's no adjustment to bring the sides closer together. Now I have to go through the process of sending them back and finding something else.


    Great Can at a great price


    I own these, the close back model A-700 and AKG 702s. If the AKGs get a 98%, these get a 95-96% at 1/3 the cost. Great sounding comfortable cans at any price. Remember that the open cans are more responsive, less bass and let the sounds in and out. I prefer them for accuracy and lack of heat.

    Chicago area

    Top budget headphones


    I've had a pair of these ATH-AD700 cans for over a year now and I haven't looked back. In fact, I bought a second pair for work - replacing my old and reliable ATH-910 Pro cans which I'd used at work for nerly 2 years. The older cans (modified slightly by taking out the metal 'grill' in the ear-piece# were very easy to listen to - the forward upper bass #or lower midbass# meant that I couldn't even be annoyed by a loud mid or upper range screeching. The AD700's are a completely different kettle of fish. While the bass is extended, certainly going below my hearing at about 16Hz, it is not forward and is nicely detailed. The midbass is quite beautiful, as are the mids - making both female and male vocals quite a joy to listen to. Highs are not screechy or forward. The earpieces are soft and comfortable. The only thing that it took me a long time to get used to was the lack of adjustment. I'm used to setting up phones so that they fit nicely. While, in the end, I do have to admit that they fit nicely, it took a long time for me to get used to the lack of user fine-tuning. Closest comparison would be to the AKG K701 cans, which have an even dryer bass sound and a slightly more detailed #and harsher# upper range sound. I generally wear these from 2 to 7 hours a day at work and I don't fatigue much at all. And, at home, I use them to listen to movies and music when my wife has gone to bed. Well done Audio-Technica! For the budget, they are the best I could hope for. Unless the AD900s are a big step up, then I'd have to pay over $500 for better sounding phones.

    Melbourne VIC, Australia

    A true redefinition of Audio


    This is trully a great headphone that I have used. The MS-1 I have been using so far seems completely colored and muddled after I listened to these phones. I am yet to audition a Reference phone, so I really cannot be sure which is the correct sound when it comes to MS-1 and AD700. Lack of bass is immediately noticeable. But using a EQ does reduce it to some extent, though not up to my expectation. Looking forward to next series of Audio Technica headphones!

    Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

    Excellent gaming headphones.


    I coupled these cans with a clip-on mic, and boom, you have the best gaming headset for under $100 (Amazon). The soundstage is great, allowing me to hear all of the footsteps and gunfire. It really immerses you in the game. Music and movies are also fantastic, although bassheads need not apply. However, using the EQ on my soundcard allowed to bass to really come to life. The 3D wing-support also makes it supremely comfortable during long sessions and the amount of pressure put on your ears is minimal. However, as it is open, there is quite a bit of leaked sound. Buy these!

    Sydney, Australia

    ATH-AD700 Audiophile Open-air Dynamic Headphones

    4.3 16


  • Q & A

    Greetings!, I am wondering if it is possible to purchase parts for the ATH-AD700 headphone. Specifically, I have lost one of the wing pads. During travel, it came detached and now the headphones are very uncomfortable. This is unfortunate as I love your product and often recommend it. To be specific, it is the pad and plastic mechanism that attaches to the spring loaded wing which adjusts headphones,' size to one's head, consisting of the foam padding and two pieces of plastic. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!, -Jeff


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    Hi my name is Brian, I'm looking for replacement ear pads for my ad700, comfort is my main concern, any comfortable pad that fits would be fine, thanks


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Parts Department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They will be happy to help with this.


    Do you offer the ear pads for sale? Mine shrunk.


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    What is the best way to clean the fabric ear pads? Hand or Dish Soap and water OK?


    We recommend the use of a soft cloth lightly dampened with only warm water. Air-dry the material thoroughly before reusing.


    I have a dead spot at the very back of my head when gaming with my ATH-AD700. How can i fix this. If I set up my system in 5.1 or 7.1. I get a dead spot at the very back of my head when listening. How do I adjust my settings to eliminate the dead spot?


    To have this type of inquiry answered, please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Please include a detailed description of your inquiry. Thanks!


    Have these headphones been discontinued? I'm having trouble finding them for sale anywhere.


    They have been succeeded by the ATH-AD700x.


    How to install the drivers for ad700 I just purchased my ad 700, however no sound comes in when i plug it in to the audio jack thing for my laptop. How do i install the drivers?


    Thank you for your inquiry. There are no drivers needed for headphones on your laptop. You may need to configure your OS or application to use the headphone jack. Check with the documentation for the computer or the computer vendor about how to do this.


    The AD 700 is a headphone, it does not need any drivers. Please make sure that 1) your computer is turned out 2) that the headphone plug [the skinny end with two black lines on it] is plugged into a head phone out not a microphone 3) make sure your volume is turned on and up in windows 4) make sure that your music player is not muted 5) lastly test another pair of headphones with your system after you've done the first 4 steps, if they work and the AD 700 do not work chances are the AD 700 are broken. In which case contact Audio Technica with your proof of purchse and they should provide a replacement! Non the less I'm sorry to hear that your having trouble using them, I hope you can get everything worked out!


    The right side of my ATH-AD700 stopped working. I do not know the cause. Is there a common solution to this issue? I do not know where to begin my quest for a fix.


    Thank you for your inquiry. If you need to send the product in for service you will find our ATUS Service Policy, complete repair return instructions and a downloadable form to be enclosed with the repair return at: Please provide detailed information on the problem. We do not require a return authorization number for repair returns. We require dated proof of purchase with the repair return for all warranty claims. Please also provide a United States, United Parcel Service (UPS) deliverable address to return the product to once repaired.


    where is the ATH-AD700 manufactured? I own these headphones, AD700, great sound but where are the headphones made? The cable on my AD700 says Japan. Does this mean the headphones are made in Japan? or only the cable? thank you


    Thank you for your inquiry. These are made in Taiwan.


    Are there leather or fake leather earpads available that will fit these headphones? I love these headphones but the material of the earpads is itchy on me I was wondering if there is a leather like alternative that is offered. Thanks so much


    I bought these headphones on the Internet and I thought they were circumaural but they are not since the wide part rests on my ears. So despite the size these are supra-aural headphones. I am extremely disappointed as I cannot use supra-aural and if I cannot find alternative ear pads I will get rid of them.


    Thank you for your inquiry. These are the only ear pads available for this head phone. You could try some of the Disposable Headphone Covers offered by 3rd party companies. just browse the internet for Disposable Headphone Covers.