Not bad for a $90 headphone!
I have always thought of the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 as one of the best value headphones in market when you also factor in their wide soundstage and comfort. My listening impressions are pretty identical to his thoughts.Due to the fact that these Audio Technica's AD700's are open ear design, they will not make it as live cans but they sure do have a nice response. A little low end light and looses top a bit early but they actually do meet our +-4 db spec we set for the CD3000's.
I am also not surprised the Shure SRH 840 did well in his testings and is among his recommended list for live mixing headphones. I wish he tested the Shure 440 as well. While the 840 is the most expensive of Shures professional line (suited for DJ's), the model below, the 440 is designed for the most neutral/accurate response and is cheaper. Not as comfortable as the 840 though.