Headphones can be a very personal choice. To pick the proper headphones, you need to decide what you plan to use them for, how long your listening sessions will be, and what you’re willing to spend. However, if you want high-end audiophile headphones, you need to find what the pros are choosing to buy. Audio-Technica has created a little something for that crowd, with the ATH-M70x.
The latest from the company’s M-Series features proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers that boast rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils. All of that fancy speak basically means that these can pump out some serious sound. And just to make sure that sound is accurate, these same drivers have been tuned to deliver extreme low and high frequencies (5 to 40,000Hz), all while maintaining the perfect balance.
Also worth mentioning is that Audio-Technica has listed the ATH-M70x with a maximum input power rating of 2,000mW, a sensitivity rating of 97dB, and 35 ohms impedance.
Since this is a set of professional monitor headphones, know that the ATH-M70x was designed to handle detailed audio work like mixing and tracking. However, these audiophile headphones are also for the discerning listener. The earcups deliver a tight seal for sound isolation and the unit is comfortable enough to wear for long listening sessions. Other features include a collapsible design that saves on space and 90-degree swiveling earcups.
Audio-Technica is shipping the ATH-M70x with three detachable cables to accommodate almost any listening situation. The ATH-M70x is priced at $419.