Audio-Technica Professional Open-Back Reference Headphone – : Believe the excellent reviews

My mixes improved drastically. Open back means deep and warm natural sounds. Need an external soundcard as these run on high ohm. Otherwise they will sound low. The clarify is incredible love the deep bass which made sure i get it right in my mix. I was uncertain between these and the sennheiser 650 but these are newer, the sennheiser are 10 years old. Btw the only negative review here i can’t stand, the dude is an idiot who doesn’t know how to use these professional amazing headphones properly.

Just wanted to thank the clued up reviewers who wrote some excellent reviews informing my decision to get these brilliant headphones. No need to burn these in they work right out of the box,so light and comfortable to wear for long periods. I cannot wait to dive into my collection.

For the money as good as you are going to get. Super light, great design, good bass response and a generally lovely sound, a great addition to good speakers for your home studio. The fact that they don’t need burn in is amazing. Yes they have high resistance so you could do with a pre amp but it isn’t necessary as you shouldn’t listen to anything too loud so close to your ear. The direct output from a macbook pro is good enough so you can use these on the move to mix if you want/need to. If you are buying them just for listening then they are lovely and won’t expose you to the brutal clarity that many of the reference headphones go for whilst still being very clear and with excellent spacial visualisation. As i said for the money you aren’t going to get better just different.

Bought with my own cash money. No burn in and exquisite sound straight out of the box. These weigh almost nothing so are incredibly light and comfortable. They may not be able to take a beating but they’re not designed for that so i don’t understand some of the online negativity surrounding the build quality. Super light is to be commended in my book. I like luxurious materials as much as the next caveman but not everything needs to be made out of grass fed calfskin leather and graphinehaving never used audio technicas paddle headband system i was pleasantly surprised and combined with the lightweight design they seem to float next to your ears. They come with no accessories other than a pointless bag and the retail packaging cardboard box they arrive in. So whilst certainly not the last word in comfort or luxury by any means, they work for me and id rather they put the money in the sound. But with an added bonus of a seriously well defined bass. Not philips fidelio x2 bass (but that was always too much for these ears) but an accurate well defined bass with great texture.

By far the best headphones i’ve ever bought. They are so comfortable and light you can wear them all day. And of course, the sound quality is second to none. If these happened to break tomorrow i’d be straight on amazon buying another pair.

A friend bought these and after auditioning them i had to have a pair myself. The ‘down to 11’ bass is not an exaggeration yet highs sound sublime also. My only criticism is that you can’t tell the left form the right without examination. Other than that i see no reason not to buy them unless you’re willing to spend a lot more for something better.

Great pair of headphone monitors. Pretty flat very airy sounding which is excellent. Extreamly light and comfortable. Tempted to purchase some m70s next to compliment my m50x and now r70x’s.

  • sound clarity
  • Just do it
  • Other than that I see no reason not to buy them unless you’re willing to spend a lot more for something better.

Audio-Technica Professional Open-Back Reference Headphone – Black

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As the publicity says, neutral sounding and comfortable. Don’t sit there with cheap phones and suffer discomfort from poor sound and ergonomics. Buy them and you’ll never look back.

I remember discovering these headphones at bpm in birmingham, whilst running a stall for the company i work for, i had an hour off to go and see what the conference had to offer. I found my way to the high end audio section, and found a pair of these bad boys. I loaded up a track on my phone (aware that the 470ohm would almost definitely not be satisfied with an iphone’s amplifier) and instantly fell in love. I had never heard such clarity and punch, without sounding incredibly coloured. A few days ago i decided it was time to upgrade from my beyer dt770s, they are good, but taxing on the ears, and brittle in the top end, whilst lacking bass clarity. I remembered my enlightening hour with the ath-r70x, and i found them, discounted by £55. By far the best headphones i have ever used, and have shown me so much about my mixes, and what makes the best producers sound good. If you are doubtful because of the price, i implore you to just do it. You seriously wont regret it. This with a subpac is the best listening environment anyone could hope to have.

  • sound clarity
  • Just do it
  • Other than that I see no reason not to buy them unless you’re willing to spend a lot more for something better.

Audio-Technica Professional Open-Back Reference Headphone – Black

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