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Audio Technica ATH-R70X Professional Open Back Reference Headphones $389 + Delivery ($0 to Select Areas) @ JW Computers

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Similar to the last deal, with free delivery to select areas!

Credit to Noobist45 for the heads up. Enjoy!

EDIT: Promotion price seems to be at other outlets, notably with free delivery from Addicted to Audio

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  • -1 vote

    The seem to be that price everywhere? PCcasegear, AddictedToAudio, CameraPro, Dick Smith, Catch….

    • +1 vote

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/10438690/redir

      AtA is a new one, I'll add that to the deal post if stock runs out. This is not the normal price, and the other stockists typically charge $10 or more for delivery.

      $349 is the all-time low, with $369 + Delivery being a semi-regular deal. MSRP is $549, regular price is $400-$469.

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    Haven't tried those expensive ones before, is there a significant difference between it and the Sony xm4 or bose 700?

    Thanks

    • +2 votes

      Yes, lots: they're wired, they don't use bluetooth, they don't have ANC, and they're open back, meaning they're not intended for outdoor use or as a tool for isolation.

      As for sound quality, they are leagues ahead in detail and sound signature. Read the last deal for information on how they present audio, maybe looking into the difference between closed and open back headphones so you can understand more about the key differences.

      If you want something to listen to music and movies at home that presents audio realistic and naturally, this is about as good as you can do for under $1500, IMO.

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        Would you listen a big difference using these headphones for Spotify? I love music, but obviously I’m not familiar with hi end devices. Currently I use a pair of Bose and an iPhone to stream music on Spotify

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          I mean phones can sometimes struggle to power this kind of headphone to loud volumes with controlled bass, but yes you would notice the difference.

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        Thanks alot, was asking about sound quality mainly, looks like it will be my next one, will dog further into that, thanks alot

    • +2 votes

      is there a significant difference between it and the Sony xm4 or bose 700

      Yes, starting from being a completely different type of headphone intended for a different purpose/audience.

  • +1 vote

    bought from ATA yesterday, I have high hopes, but I still feel that HD560s is just so good, its hard to beat.

    Crinacle's list rates it highly, but usual youtubers forgot about R70X and is NOT their favorite (e.g No27 on DMS' <1000USD list)

    • +1 vote

      I wouldn't pay much attention to most YouTube reviewers in the first place, particularly DMS, who loves headphones that all seem to have treble spikes in the 5-8kHz range.

      The R70X was a sleeper for a while, and it seems recent developments with lower-price amps has kicked its popularity into overdrive.

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      I am also tempted to get either this or the HD560s…

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        This is a genuinely superior headphone, but the HD560S is good if you want to things cold and clinical, you just have to be wary of how it behaves for you at 5kHz.

        The 560S might be better if you're mostly competitve gaming, or mostly listening to some over-produced EDM-based tracks. The R70X is an amazing all-rounder, and I would take that tiny step back in the aforementioned categories (which isn't even a consistent issue) in exchange for the overally quality, particularly in the treble.

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    How is this Can compare to the trusty AD700? What is equivalent for it now?

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      The AD700 (and the AD700X) are almost completely sucked out from 1.5-9kHz, so this is something else entirely.

      The R70X also has better bass extension, and a warmth to them that the AD700s don't. This is a tribute to the HD 600 and 650/6XX, with the imaging, female vocals and staging strengths of the AT house sound.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for the explanation. This is a higher upgrade than the AD700.

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          You are looking at $389 + delivery vs $175 delivered. Now is it worth more than twice the cost?

          Audio perception is very subjective. Some people like the valve amp for its distortion over almost 0% distortion solid state amp.

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    Need a new pair of Headphones. Are these 3 x times as good as these Focals? Through a PC with onboard sound and MY LG v30 at this point in time.

    https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/focal-listen-closed-...

    Thanks.

    • +1 vote

      My understanding is those are not a good pair of Focals to begin with, but yeah, these would be great for listening at home, and they are definitely worth triple the money, as they geniuinely compete right up to the $1000-$1500 price bracket in many aspects, most notably in treble, imaging and tonal balance.

      If you're after some other sub-$400 options, here's a post I made in the previous deal: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/10439415/redir

      This trumps all of those however, save for two things:

      1. Isolation, where you'll want to look at the AKG K371 because it's a closed back
      2. Vocal timbre execution for older (pre-1995?) and acoustic music, where you'll want to lock in on the HD 6XX, albeit at the expense of imaging and soundstage.