The Audio-Technica AD700s are 100% completely optimized for FPS gaming. What they lack in realistic, warm sound they more then make up for in perfect directional accuracy and detail.
From the Mad Lust review:
If you want a headphone that just murders practically everything else for FPS games, the AD700s is that headphone.
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Pro Enormous Soundstage
Soundstage is the "illusion created by stereo speakers that instruments have "place" on the stage" and is very important for creating an immersive gaming environment. Expert reviews of the AD700s show that it has one of the biggest (detailed and wide ranged) soundstages of any headphones in its price range.
Pro Comfortable Design
The speaker pads are super comfortable to wear.
Pro Optimised for gaming with perfect clarity and directional accuracy
Everything sounds just so crystal clear and sparkly. Directional accuracy is just bloody fantastic (2nd only to the DT770 Pro 80s for me)
Con Low impedance
The low impedance on the AD700 may require an amplifier to get better sound.
Con Very weak bass
In their hunt for perfect accuracy and soundstage for gaming the AD700's have practically no bass at all.
Con Terrible for anything other then competitive gaming
The sound is very cold, artificial and harsh. Brilliant for competitive FPS gaming, but terrible for music and "fun" gaming.