Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Open-back Dynamic Reference Headphone

Open-back Dynamic Headphones with 45mm Neodymium Drivers, 5Hz-40kHz Frequency Response, Detachable Cable, and Carrying Case
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Audio-Technica's Flagship Headphones

Audio-Technica's ATH-R70x professional open-back reference headphones are the company's new flagship R-Series model. Designed to bring out all the detail in your mixes, the ATH-R70x features proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies while maintaining perfect balance. With their acoustically transparent aluminum honeycomb-mesh housings, these premium headphones are ideally suited to studio mixing, personal listening, mastering, post production, and audio forensics. At Sweetwater, we get excited about products that make engineering easier - and the Audio-Technica ATH-R70x does just that.

Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Headphones Features at a Glance:
  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance and build quality
  • A favorite of top audio engineers and pro-audio reviewers
  • 5Hz-40kHz frequency response for full-range listening
  • 45mm drivers with rare earth neodymium magnet
  • Tuned for flat response and superior accuracy across the entire frequency range
  • Breathable-fabric earpads and headband materials give you comfort and durability
  • High-efficiency magnets and pure alloy magnetic circuit design ensures accurate response
  • Detachable cable and carrying pouch included
  • A top choice for mixing and personal listening
Hear it all with Audio-Technica ATH-R70x headphones!

Additional Media

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Tech Specs

Open/Closed Open
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Driver Size 45mm
Frequency Response 5Hz-40kHz
Impedance 470 ohms
Cable Type Straight
Replaceable Cable Yes
Weight 0.46 lbs. (without cable)
Manufacturer Part Number ATH-R70x

Customer Reviews

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Worth every penny. Very good sounding headphones


I 100% agree with the first reviewer. Very similar experience. I have been using these for around 6 months and couldn't be happier. Sound amazing and very comfortable and light weight. Plenty loud enough plugged straight into my MBox Pro. No amp needed. Thank you Mac Hatton for steering me in this direction.

Great Headphones

First off I have to say that I never considered purchasing an open end headphone but I was watching a couple of videos with an established mastering engineer and he was saying how he uses the Sennheiser HD 650 headphone for a secondary reference so I decided to try them too, because my sub-woofer isn't the best and plus my room's walls are concrete and I have bass problems that don't allow me to hear everything that I want to. I called Mac Hatton at sweetwater and explained to him what I wanted, he was very knowledgeable about the subject and he explained that he had been personally testing a pair of open end headphones that he thought were as good if not better but alot cheaper (the ATH-R70X), I did a little research and called him back a few days later to order them. When they arrived I was blown away at how detailed they sounded, I was able to hear the bass unlike I had previously, I thanked Mac for steering me towards this headphone. This headphone is not hyped up loud and bass heavy but it is very detailed in the range that had evaded me for so long. Now when I say detailed I mean detailed, previously I was using the DT 770 pro headphones and I was listening to a song that my brother had sent me and I could feel something didn't sound right but couldn't put my finger on it (it was almost like one instrument was playing a bad note) but after listening with the ATH-R70X headphones it became very clear that he had played the right notes but it sounded like the overtones were clashing and not the fundamentals of the notes of the two instruments in question, I suggested he change one of the instruments to a different instrument and everything fit together more effectively. Out of all the equipment that I've purchased in the past few years this may be the smartest purchase, I would suggest this headphone to anyone.

No eq added & real wide sound

This headphone is amazing. The R70x's are perfect for mixing If something sounds bad on these its because these do not give a pretty sound (Thats a good thing) that simply means you need to fix what is sounding bad in your mix. This is a must have for the pro studio
Music background: Audio Engineer


This product is awesome! Audio-Technica has come through again with a high quality product at an attractive price. Sweetwater is the place to do business. My sales engineer Mark Thompson has never let me down with product recommendations.
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