With the ATH-PRO5VA, Audio-Technica has achieved outstanding sound quality and long-wearing listening comfort. A-T's sophisticated driver technology and superior components provide very high SPL capabilities while maintaining exceptional clarity of sound, with impactful bass and outstanding vocal projection. A coiled cable at the left earpiece terminates to a mini-plug with included ¼" adapter.
I've now had these headphones for a little over 3 years now and they have been wonderful throughout those three years.
I've used them for some music recording but mostly for listening to music in my home, and a few times on the go.
For music listening they are wonderful. I don't have the money for better headphones, and although I would like a better pair (several audio-technica pairs have caught my attention) they are the best headphones I own. They produce sound exceptionally well, with clear highs and mids, and clear bass. If you are into really bassy music like hip-hop or dubstep, these may not be for you, the bass is nice for these genres but it isn't going to blow you away.
Like the other reviewer said, these headphones can be really uncomfortable, and they were for me up until recently. I don't know why but for almost three years I was positioning the band too short for my head. The position I was placing them seemed right but would cause some ear irritation after an hour or so of listening. Recently though I realized that I need to position them at a much longer length. Doing this has made them so much more comfortable. The ear pads are actually pleasant on the ears now. Even to the point that I listened to music for several hours without any discomfort.
So far these headphones have held up to some abuse with only one hiccup for the entire three years. That being the ear pads, which I was able to buy replacements for once I contacted audio-Technica.
Like the brand that sells these headphones, I'm liking them more and more with time. They are a real treat.
Pros Casual Listening, DJ, Studio, Gaming
Cons the coiled cable isn't good for walking around
ATH-PRO700MK2ANV LIMITED EDITION Professional DJ Monitor Headphones
The ATH-PRO700MK2ANV DJ headphones embody the sonic excellence, comfort and durability that have made Audio-Technica headphones industry favorites for 50 years. The headphones employ all-new 53 mm drivers designed especially for this model, to deliver authoritative bass, a clear midrange and open, well-defined treble. Its lightweight construction provides maximum comfort even during extended use, and the headphones' 50°/90° earpiece swiveling capability ensures a perfect fit for every monitoring application. The ATH-PRO700MK2ANV's gold trim accents add a touch of elegance. The headphones are supplied with two detachable cords – one straight and one coiled – so the user can choose between straight and coiled cords depending on their application. The model also comes with a commemorative certificate signed by our president, Kazuo Matsushita.<br/><a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/50th_anniversary/index.html/" target="_blank">To read about A-T's history & see more 50th Anniversary Limited Edition products, click here.</b></a>
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