A review of the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700 SV headphones
ATH-PRO700 SV headphones provide everything that you’re looking for. It doesn’t matter if you’re a DJ, a musician, or simply someone who enjoys great sound Whether you’re dealing with screaming people on the dance floor, writing music in your studio, or just listening for you own pleasure, the Audio-Technica quality. Whatever your needs – you will be satisfied with these headphones.
Read on for the full review of the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700 SV headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700 SV headphones enclose the ears of the listener and provide sound isolation to boot. Because of these two things, an environment like that of a personal concert hall can be created. A DJ can use these headphones to focus on the work that must be done; all within a room full of partiers. A musician can separate him/herself from the outside world; just work on that tough note that they can’t seem to hit. The sound reproduction is almost flawless; both treble and bass are achieved flawlessly. I must add: this is the way it’s supposed to be.
The overall design of the ATH-PRO700 SV is remarkable considering their size and performance. The comfort level I had while wearing them was only equaled by wearing nothing on my head at all. The headphones adjust to fit all dome sizes, and the earpieces even swivel for the few of us that have ears on different parts of our heads or just want to listen in only one ear. Both the headband and the earpieces have a soft leather shell, providing the maximum comfort available for headphones this large. Also, surprising for headphones of this size, is the compactness of them. The easily fold up and fit into a small carrying bag for easy (and space saving) storage.
The designers at Audio-Technica really had some brilliant ideas that add to the comfort, versatility, and maneuverability of the headphones. First of all, the cord only connects to the left earpiece. This allows range of motion for the listener and also prevents frustration when one gets tangled in too many cords. Sticking with the cord, it is also coiled so it’s easy to wear both close and far away from the receiver to which the headphones are attached. Lastly, the adapter is both 1/4” and 1/8”. The transfer from one to the other is fast and easy as one simply just has to screw on or off the larger of the two. Perhaps my favorite part of the design, though, is that the noise canceling is achieved without any extra components outside the physical body of the headphones.
The sound quality of these headphones was simply the best of any that I have tested or heard. The bass rumbles, but simultaneously the voice of Freddy Mercury hits all the high notes without a problem. Total sonic clarity and quality is definitely a strong suit of the ATH-PRO700 SV. The noise cancellation, however, was not as affective as other headphone models that I have tested. I tested this when my mother was ‘talking’ to me. Unfortunately, I was still able to clearly understand the words she was saying and thus had no excuse not to take the trash out.
To me, the most impressing aspect of the ATH-PRO700 SV’s sound quality was the fact that no matter how loud or how soft the volume in the headphones was, everything was clear and crisp. In most headphones, when the volume gets louder, the sound becomes static-laced and unbearable. I tested this and no matter how loud they were, the sound never had any static. Even through the pounding headache, the sound was still bearable.
Technical Specifications for the ATH-PRO700 SV:
Type Closed-back Dynamic
Driver Diameter 53mm
Frequency Response 5 – 33,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 3,500 mW
Sensitivity 105 dB/mW at 1 kHz
Impedance 36 ohms
Weight 320 g
Cable 1.2 m (Coiled)/Max. 3.0 m
Connector 1/8′ (3.5 mm)
* Carrying Pouch
* Detachable 1/4” Adapter
Pros: Great sound quality. Very comfortable. Despite large size, very compact and fold up nicely.
Cons: Noise canceling decent, not great. Not in most peoples’ price range.
Overall Grade: B+
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $279.00 (www.audio-technica.com)
Written by Ari