ATH-M70x

Professional Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$299.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview

    Pure. Professional. Performance.

    The latest addition to the critically acclaimed M-Series line, the ATH-M70x professional studio monitor headphones feature proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers and are tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies (5 to 40,000 Hz) while maintaining perfect balance. They are ideal for studio mixing and tracking, FOH, DJing, mastering, post-production, audio forensics and personal listening. Crafted for lasting durability, the studio headphones provide excellent sound isolation and are equipped with 90 swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring.

    More About the M-Series Headphones
    Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.

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  • Features

    • M-Series flagship model, tuned for extremely accurate reproduction and carefully crafted using key metal components for lasting durability

    • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils

    • Extended response accurately reproduces extreme low and high frequencies while maintaining perfect balance

    • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments

    • 90 swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring

    • Professional-grade earpads and headband provide excellent durability and comfort, and detach for easy replacement

    • Perfect for studio mixing and tracking, mastering and audio forensics

    • Fold-flat design for space-saving portability

    • Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Voice CoilCCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
    Frequency Response5 - 40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power2,000 mW at 1 kHz
    Sensitivity97 dB
    Impedance35 ohms
    Weight280 g (9.9 oz), without cable and connector
    CableInterchangeable cables: detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable
    Accessories IncludedCarrying case, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter



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  • Downloads

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    ATH-M70x & ATH-R70x Literature (pdf 379.82 KB)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

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    5.0

    A Great Professional Headphone

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    from Sydney Australia

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

        I work in a lot of different sound studios (30 years a film sound mixer) and am used to a variety of headphones, but I bought these for my home studio. Great detail. Flat for the most part but with a tendency to brightness. I did some music mixes for a film, and then mixed the film itself using the headphones. My preference for final mixing is speakers obviously and then probably open back headphones, but I thought I'd see what these babies could do, and listen on speakers later. The music I referenced on my home studio Dynaudios before taking the mix into a professional studio for a final. In both cases (the music and the film), I had a tendency to mix the vocals and the dialogue a little too hot, but aside from that the balance of the other elements was pretty good. I would not rely on them in a final mix situation but you can get a fair way into premixing with no problem. I would use speakers after that or open back headphones. Comfort wise they're great. Being female I got a little bit of discomfort behind my ears but only after a few days of longish hours. That's pretty darn good!

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        • Over a year
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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Excellent Sound Quality - Lousy Build, breaks easilty

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        from Gilbert, Arizona

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

          The sound quality of these cans is first rate. The big problem now is they are unusable as the ear piece is breaks easily. I take great care with my equipment no road use. Studio only. No banging around. When not in use they hang on a hook out of traffic.

          I superglued it back together a couple of times. That sorta worked. I am in the process of regulating it for about the 5th time. Thats why I am I am so pi##ed. I know I know, warranty blah blah blah. For close to $350 one would expect a better build. I have contacted customer support, we shall see how that goes. Although excellent sound quality for mixing, there are useless due to the fact they break. So AT, what are you going to do about it, probably nothing. I won't be holding my breath but will keep the superglue handy.

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            5.0

            Flat at first, after some burn-in wonderful on detail

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            from Madrid, Spain

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Detailed on all the frequency range
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Need brain burn-in
            • Need good quality recordings

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

              It's not until recently that I care about the quality of the sound I listen to: first got to FLAC from MP3, then learned equalizing, and now wanted something to get the best sound from my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone plus Boeffla Kernel (don't be fooled, killer mix for high impedance headphones). I tested some headphones on the store and these surprised me for their great detail and accuracy. I was looking for something that exchanged bass and color for clearness and autenticity and these were exactly that.

              When I tested them back at home I was worried at first about the lack of bass and the extremely annoying high frequencies, many of the music I have sounded with too treble and was disgusting. I was thinking about taking them back, until I equalized them to my taste, and then played Brahms / Tchaikovsky, Violin Concertos: Heifetz, Chicago Symphony, Reiner. The experience was something memorable, gorgeous, and after finishing the disk I could listen to any other kind of good quality music without even touching the equalizer.

              TL;DR these earphones can seem bass-less and with too much treble at first, but if you can throw some good quality music at it and let your brain get used to them for some hours, you will discover a wonderful world of detail in the sound.

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              • Less than a month
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              5.0

              Yes !

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              from Den Haag, The Netherlands

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
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                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

                  Finally found headphones that equal my Genelec monitors

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                  • Less than a month
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                  5.0

                  Product with absolutely no flaws

                  By 

                  from Vancouver BC

                  Site Member

                  Pros

                  • Everything

                  Cons

                  • can't find a con

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

                    The comfort was really quite nice with it's soft yet not overheating earpads. The build quality was also really solid, though I don't suggest putting it under durability tests.
                    The sound was what I loved the most. The sound was perfectly balanced, which I like more than those bass heavy signatures from things like the M50x. I don't have a problem with bass-heavy sound signatures, and that said the M50x was good in its own regard, but the M70x has done pretty much everything perfectly, and I can't find a single thing to complain about.

                    • How long have you used this product?:
                    • Less than a month

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is a superior product at a very reasonable price.

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                    from Berkeley, CA, USA

                    Site Member

                    Pros

                    • a great value.

                    Cons

                    • please supply more technical information.

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

                      The build quality, fit and finish are excellent. The headphones can be worn for long periods of time with no discomfort. There is good tonal balance across the spectrum; bass strings, guitar strings, vocals and percussive instruments come through clearly in the mix. String attack and decay transients are clearly and cleanly discernible. Clarity and detail are superb, the strongest feature of these phones.

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                      • Less than a month
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                      5.0

                      Beautiful

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                      from San Francisco, CA, USA

                      Site Member

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • features included
                      • Great Build Quality
                      • great freq response

                      Cons

                      • different folding behavior than the m50

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones:

                        I've replaced some ATH-M50's with this model after one ear cut out in the old ones.

                        On a stereo mastered mix. Very good bass response and balanced highs. The power response is great without a headphone amp. Beware of very loud tracks (ala loudness wars) as it accentuates the highs in a way that can be ear fatiguing at normal volumes. While the M50's are known for their bass response, these have a character (to me) very much like the ADAM monitors which focus on mid/high clarity.

                        In isolation I feel like I can really carve into low end sound design with confidence.

                        A very solid monitor headphone for sure! Super comfortable for long wear sessions.

                        Note: these do not collapse in the same way the M50's / Sony 7606's do. They fold flat and go into a nice cover / case which also has room for the included cables and their bag.

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                        • Q:

                          Do these plug into a phone headphone jack? Or my computer jack? Or is there a adapter that i can buy for that?
                          Asked on 7/11/2016 by Brandin from Bemidji MN

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            These have a 1/4'' connector that can be unscrewed. Underneath is a standard 3.5mm connection so you can use it on your phone, laptop, etc.

                            Answered on 7/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                        • Q:

                          Is it Bluetooth?
                          Asked on 6/22/2016 by Adhiraj

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The ATH-M70x is not Bluetooth. We do, however, have a great line-up of Bluetooth headphones. You can find them on our website under the tab labeled "Products".

                            Answered on 6/23/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                        • Q:

                          Is the case that comes with the ATH-M70x available for purchase by itself?
                          Asked on 3/30/2016 by KG

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                            Answered on 4/1/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          Where is the serial number on ATH-M70X located?
                          Asked on 3/25/2016 by mike from Davie Florida

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. The Serial number is on the box.

                            Answered on 4/7/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          Are the ear pad materials vegan or animal based?
                          Asked on 2/10/2016 by kris from London

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Headphones are not made with any animal byproducts; the earpads are not leather. The earpads we use are made with a vinyl-based or polyurethane-based material that we refer to as leatherette.

                            Answered on 2/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          Are these stereo or surround?
                          Asked on 2/8/2016 by BornIntoAttitude

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The ATH-M70x are stereo headphones.

                            Answered on 2/9/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                        • Q:

                          Is there a wire I can buy and attach to use this for gaming also
                          Asked on 2/2/2016 by montreal from Montréal, Québec

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                        • Q:

                          Can the headband be swapped out in case of damage or wear and tear?
                          Asked on 12/27/2015 by BoBo from Nashville, TN

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at Service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                            Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          Can I have some advice on the easiest way to put the ear cups back on?
                          Asked on 12/11/2015 by Dave from Dover, DE

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                            Answered on 12/13/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          If I turn the the volume up all the way with bass songs will the headphones break?

                          Thank you
                          Asked on 10/20/2015 by Cameron from Florida

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                            A:

                            You may refer to the specs on the product page and you should no experience any issues.

                            Answered on 10/21/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
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