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[Afterpay] Audio Technica ATH-R70X Professional Open Back Reference Headphones $349 Delivered @ Umart


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The ATH-R70x is Audio-Technica’s first pair of professional open-back reference headphones. Together with the ATH-M70x, they stand as a flagship model in A-T’s professional headphone lineup.


Type Open-back reference
Driver Diameter 45 mm
Frequency Response 5 - 40,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 1,000 mW at 1 kHz
Sensitivity 99 dB
Impedance 470 ohms
Weight 210 g (7.4 oz), without cable and connector
Accessories Included Protective carrying pouch

Just got my from other store for $379 last week, ouch! without using afterpay, $369 is still good.
Same level as sennheiser HD600, light weight.good bass for pop and rock, nice vocal like the other audio-technica headphones.

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  • +4

    Impedance 470 ohms~~~~wow holy

    • +15

      Hard to resist

    • R70X Volume currently set on my amplifiers(single end, both declared [email protected]):
      SMSL SH-9(THX888) = 70%+
      Xduoo XA-10(class A) =40%+

  • +1


    crinacle which has a headphone rankings list that alot of audiphiles swear by rates it at A-

    The best headphones for imaging for the money which makes it a very good gaming headset if not the best available.

    • +1

      They certainly have good imaging, and would rank on a value scale for that, but here are some other high value imaging options that sound great with their stock tuning:

      Koss KSC75/KPH30i/KPH40: $20-$40 (Drop or Amazon, sales)
      1More Triple Driver Over-Ear (Graphene): $110-$200 (Drop or Amazon, sales, though may be discontinued)
      HIFIMAN Edition XS: $550-$600 (AliExpress, sales)
      Anan's Nan-6: $700 (Taobao, standard price)
      Sennheiser HD 800S: $1500-$1600 (various, sales)

      • How's the HE6SE v2 sit with these? I was thinking of getting them considering between Edition XS, Nan-6 and HE6SEv2

        • +2

          The HE-6 SE V2 supposedly trade blows and share a lot of design similarities. There's a great comparison and review in the Nan-6 thread on Head-Fi.

          Those two best the XS for dynamics, detail and resolution, while the XS is a little easier to drive with a wide soundstage.

          The Nan-6 delivers great tonality reportedly at the sight cost of soundstage and detail compared to the HE-6 SE V2, but I'd call that a worthy trade-off considering how bright and sharp the HE-6 SE can be.

          The XS has a less neutral tonality than the Nan-6, pretty much U-shaped for an open back.

          Anan is supposedly working on an easier to drive planar, but how that turns out remains to be seen. If you have the amp for it (think Schiit Asgard 3 or SMSL SP200 as a minimum), as I understand it the Nan-6 is probably the highest quality audio you're going to find under $2000, certainly in the top 5.

          If I'd known about Taobao availability I might have opted for it over the XS, especially if there's any wrangling to be done with coupons.

          • +1

            @jasswolf: Thanks, I'm running Topping L30/E30 stack so I may have to upgrade the amplifier if I opt for Nan/HE6.

            That's where I'm leaning towards currently but I would be open to seeing if Anan is able to produce something of the caliber of the Nan-6 that's easier to drive.

            Thanks for the help buddy!

  • +2

    Have one of these, it's not a bad headphone. Can come off as boring as the tuning is pretty flat (good for mixing) but responds well to EQ. Chucked a few XL brainwavz pads on which improved the comfort tremendously without too much sonic difference. I agree that it's a very good gaming headset for the price because of the soundstage and imaging but for purely music listening I'd go for the Hifiman Sundara or even the Edition XS if you're willing to spend a bit more, planar magnetic headphones are just built different in terms of detail and precision (literally).

    • +1

      Sundara has diffuse imaging, which makes it kinda hazy for picking out directionality to the extent that you look for in gaming.

      Edition XS is laser focused by comparison.

  • +1

    I bought these for $250 on Gumtree four years ago and they're still going stronk.

    AFAIK these the most lightweight full-size cans, which is important to me.

    • Yep, can definitely second the lightness/comfort factor. I wanted something to wear for extended periods at work and these were great, certainly more comfortable on my head than HD600s for long periods.

      Not using them at the moment since I'm WFH and can just run the monitors, but they're nice cans.

  • I bought these for about $250 off gumtree a year or so back to test them out. trying to remember them as ive tried a bunch since then..
    Nice headphones with decent positioning. Super light and comfortable. I Ran them off a small DAC and found the volume was fine.
    They are reference headphones though so not exactly what i was looking for, a bit boring. They did EQ pretty well but I prefer the natural V shape in sound profile for gaming and movies.

    Tried the beyerdynamic 300 mmx right after and loved them more. Again, the V shape.. Then moved on to a few others on my headphone journey

  • Got the Philips shp9500 and the audio technica m40x both yesterday for $250 both brand new, should be arriving by Friday

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