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Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Review (Headphone)

Rate this headphone:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 17 10.5%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 87 53.7%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 43 26.5%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 15 9.3%

  • Total voters
    162

htky

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Just to give my 2 cents, they fit very well for my fairly average European square head. They are very light and comfortable, and I use them almost daily for more than 5 hours. I do not hear any bass "distortion" and as some people have mentioned "grainy texture".
The stock pads were making a hotspot on top of my ears and were quite shallow, unlike the aftermarket pads which fit very well. They do not perceivably change any sound characteristics except slightly improve bass response and have not shown any signs of degradation over a year (also they are quite cheap).

I do enjoy them quite a lot, although I have not tried much headphones to compare them with.
As a side-note, in European used market they hover around 200€, so it's not that bad value wise.
BTW I have fitted mine with a balanced cable [..]
If you consider building a balanced cable on your own, please be aware that the cabling scheme is really weird.
Do you happen to have a schematic or a guide you followed? I had found a schematic ages ago, but cannot find it now when I finally decided to build my own balanced cable
 

chi2

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Wiring scheme ATH R70X balanced.PNG



:)

[Edit: Correction of plug type (2.5mm)]
 
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Craigslue

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Which cable ? I have cables for most of my cans from Hart, but not for the r70x.
I used their custom shop to oder. Just menton the the ath-r70x and they will know what you need I believe, they are familiar with the headphone. Anyway the order was $39.00 + $2.00 for the locking connectors. The description is HC-7 use locking 2.5mm connectors with reversible pinout. Not to worry about the mono part, the connector has 3 rings. In fact I just got it yesterday and it works perfectly. Hmm I just checked their site and it looks like all their cables just went up $3.00 in price so looks like it will be $44.00 now?
 
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frogmeat69

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I used their custom shop to oder. Just menton the the ath-r70x and they will know what you need I believe, they are familiar with the headphone. Anyway the order was $39.00 + $2.00 for the locking connectors. The description is HC-7 use locking 2.5mm connectors with reversible pinout. Not to worry about the mono part, the connector has 3 rings. In fact I just got it yesterday and it works perfectly. Hmm I just checked their site and it looks like all their cables just went up $3.00 in price so looks like it will be $44.00 now?
Thanks for the reply, I sent them an email.
 

DrFlimFlam

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do anyone know some aftermarket pads for big ears? The stock ones are too small, like on-ear and with glasses it makes them a nogo, I would keep them with some bigger pads, but I fear they can change the sound.
 

staticV3

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Dekoni have meaured the impact of their pads on the frequency response of an ATH-AD900X:
https://dekoniaudio.com/audio-technica-ad900x-measurements/

The fenestrated sheepskin and velour pads seem to affect the FR the least.

Now, one could assume that the ATH-R70x would behave similarly, but without measurements it remains an educated guess.

The dimensions are as follows:
ATHADDimensions-scaled.jpeg
 
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