OK i've had these headphones since last Friday (thanks for posting them so quickly headphonic), so here is my impressions.
I put them around my neck and instantly found them to be very comfortable resting there - perfect!
I tried them on head and they didn't sit properly - something is wrong and how do you adjust these anyway? So I put on a beanie and like magic they fit perfectly and the sound comes through crystal clear - the addititon of a beanie on my head adds to the bass slightly as well.
My first trip out with these was to the football. I have poor eyesight so i rely on radio commentary for when the players are at the opposite side of the oval and i really like the crowd atmosphere. I had tried noise cancelling and closed headphones at the football before and felt very uncomfortable because it blocks out one of the best things about local football - the crowd atmosphere! (and the funny comments from people occasionally) I want to hear the crowd noise through my headphones.
I used the AD700's with my Degen DE15 pocket radio (review here: http://www.blogordie.com/2011/10/degen- ... ndig-m400/
or here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRrHovvut7k
) and the AD700's were really terrific - the fairly weak bass profile meant that the sound quality on AM was improved greatly. Due to this radio having a bandwidth filter set to about 4khtz, it can sound quite muffled on some broadcasts, and hard to listen to particularly through headphones. On this particular night the game was broadcast on community FM radio so i spent most of my time on that band.
I quite happily wore the headphones on my head the entire time i was watching the game and had them around my neck when in the clubrooms. I never experienced any discomfort on my head (remembering this is with them over the top of a beanie) and they also felt great around my neck too allowing me to move my neck pretty freely - one of the most comfortable pairs around my neck ever! Listening fatigue wasn't an issue either.
I will be taking these to the football again, but next time the game is on AM radio i might try the Degen DE321 (review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0daDlKg7sUk
) instead as this doesn't have such a muffled sound on AM (medium wave) broadcasts.
So that was a fantastic success!
Next I tried taking them out on an hour long walk for some excercise. Again the beanie was on my head to make them fit a bit better, and this time they were connected to my HTC One X with Beats Audio profile on, playing BBC's Radio 1 Xtra. The DJ (Nick Bright) was playing a mixture of house, R&B and drum and bass. I was really surprised to hear DJ Fresh's Hot Right Now through these headphones - surprised because some of the middle range bass came through reasonably well. Now of course you won't be hearing sub-bass frequencies with these headphones, but I have my DT-770P's for that with a headphone amp - i hear enough dnb & hard dance music walking into work each week to want to listen to something different on the weekends.
The R&B/House on the show came through really well, I could hear the lyrics perfectly now without the bass going thump thump and drowning out the singing. There is only one style of music where i really appreciate deep sub bass and that is drum and bass. I'm really starting to appreciate using headphones that tone that side down a bit on other styles of music.
One weekend soon i'm going to try these out with some Jazz or some Country for something different while i take a much longer 2 hour walk to my destination. (maybe not this weekend - if my Koss headphones come in the post by then i'll be trying them out instead)
It's just a shame I need other headgear to make these fit alright - not sure how they'll go in summer as i haven't tried them with a cap yet (i guess bucket hats are out of the question) but if there is a way to adjust these headphones better i'd love to know.
Overall, these are going to be my go to headphones for football and long walks in winter, but especially football commentary - it sounds great on these particularly if your commentary is in stereo!