22 Apr 2015

Audio-Technica’s First Open-Back Pro Headphones

ATH-R70x is Audio-Technica’s first professional open-back reference headphone, joining the recently released ATH-M70x as the open-back/closed-back professional headphone flagship line-up.

Unlike the M70x, the ATH-R70x features Audio-Technica’s self-adjusting 3D wing support headband design that adapts to comfortably fit any size head. Combined with breathable fabric ear-pads and feather-light weight (approx. 210 grams) the R70x provides extreme ease of use for prolonged mixing, mastering and critical listening sessions.

A newly developed 45mm driver unit, exclusive to the R70x, employs high-efficiency magnets and a pure alloy magnetic circuit design, reducing distortion and ensuring accurate and extended frequency response – from 5 to 40,000Hz. In addition the use of carbon composite resin improves driver structural rigidity to provide detailed and powerful transients.

The new headphone also features a unique dual-sided detachable locking cable that is L/R signal-independent, always ensuring proper stereo orientation.

Representing the culmination of over 40 years headphone design and manufacturing experience the new open-back professional ATH-R70x will be launched in Australia during April 2015 with a retail price of $499.


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