Audio Technica ATH-R70x Professional Open-Back Reference Headphone Released

Audio Technica announced their latest flagship open-back headphone – the Audio Technica ATH-R70x Professional Open-Back Reference Headphone. The new ATH-R70x was announced together with the ATH-M70x as their new flagship professional headphone. It features 45mm drivers with high efficiency magnets and pure alloy magnetic circuit design. It also features aluminum honeycomb-mesh housings and breathable fabric earpads. It’s also made out of carbon composite resin for toughness and features a 3-D wing support system unlike your typical headband. The ATH-R70x also uses a dual sided detachable locking cable, unlike with the ATH-M70x where it only uses a single detachable cable. More details regarding the ATH-R70x are outline from the official release below.

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Audio Technica ATH-R70x Features

The Audio Technica ATH-R70x is the company’s first professional open-back reference headphone, joining the new ATH-M70x in A-T’s flagship professional headphone lineup. Featuring Audio-Technica’s comfortable, self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Headband Design that adapts to automatically fit any wearer with no need for adjustment, the ATH-R70x also has breathable fabric ear-pads, providing prolonged comfort for continuous use in professional environments. The proprietary driver unit, specially designed for the R70x, is the culmination of over 40 years of headphone design and manufacturing experience.

The ATH-R70x employs high-efficiency magnets and a pure alloy magnetic circuit design, reducing distortion and ensuring accurate and extended high frequency response. Use of its carbon composite resin improves structural rigidity to provide detailed transient response. The headphones’ acoustically transparent aluminum honeycomb mesh housing provides a natural and spacious open-back sound. The ATH-R70x’s feather-light weight (approx. 210 g w/o cable), combined with robust construction, is perfectly suited for professional use. It also features a unique dual-sided detachable locking cable that is L/R signal-independent, always ensuring proper stereo orientation.

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Audio Technica ATH-R70x Specifications

Driver: 45 mm
Frequency Response: 5-40,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 1,000 mW
Sensitivity: 98dB at 1 kHz
Impedance: 470 ohms

Price and Availability

The Audio Technica ATH-R70x will start shipping this March 2015 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $489 USD. But, like the ATH-M70x, you can (pre)-order one now for a much lower price of $349. The headphone comes with a protective carrying pouch and a limited 2-year warranty.

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