Closed-back Dynamic Headphones

MSRP* US$229.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    With larger, exclusively designed 42 mm drivers, the ATH-ES700BK closed-back dynamic headphones deliver an expanded audio range, especially across low-mid frequencies. And the mirrored hairline finish on ultra-rigid, acoustically efficient stainless steel housings reproduce clear mids and crisp highs. A unique foldable swivel mechanism enables a custom fit and easy storage. The result is a pro-grade listening experience, in a compact and highly portable design.
  • Features

    • Larger aperture 42 mm drivers, exclusively designed for the ATH-ES700BK model

    • Acoustically efficient stainless steel housings with mirrored hairline finish

    • High-rigidity baffle with glass fiber for enhanced mid-high range audio

    • CCAW bobbin-wound voice coils with detailed audio reproduction

    • Lightweight head pad with soft, comfortable material

    • 1.2 m cord, optimized for digital audio players

    • Foldable, highly portable design

    • Protective carrying pouch and cleaning cloth
  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter42 mm
    Frequency Response5 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity104 dB/mW
    Impedance36 ohms
    Weight160 g
    Cable1.2 m Y-type
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated (L-type)
    Accessories IncludedProtective carrying pouch, cleaning cloth

  • Reviews


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    Audio-TechnicaATH-ES700BK Closed-back Dynamic Headphones

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    Wonderful as inside and outside


    from Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

    Site Member


    • awesome clear sound
    • Great design
    • made in japan


    • thicker and/or softer ear pads are desirable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ES700BK Closed-back Dynamic Headphones:

      I put the eye on Audio-Technica in 2012: when I saw someone is wearing ATH-ES55. Later I bought ES700 - when a local dealer has appeared in my city.
      First, I must admit the sound of these classy headphones: emphasis made on mids and sound clarity. There is absent overpowered bass - and that is what I love in Audio-Technica's sound signature. Soundstage is spacious for these on-ear headphones. With my Fiio X5 they are reproducing the sound that I wanted to hear from My headphones. Metal, rock - crisp and clear, jazz & instrumentals ? smooth and separated, electronic music like drum and bass, trance or breakbeat ? of course, there is absent oppressive punching bass, but as for me it is enough to enjoy that type of music with ES700.
      Design of these headphones is truly amazing ? brushed metal housings make these shiny cans noticeable everywhere. They are comfortable for me ? but a little bit softer and/or thicker ear pads are desirable. Sound isolation is good to listen music in the bus and do not embarrass nearby standing people. Cord length is enough to put player not only to pants? pocket but also to jacket or coat?s pocket, and it will not chain you when turning head right or left.
      I really love my pair of Audio-Technica?s headphones. Therefore, I wanted to share my opinion with others. Thanks for reading.

      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Up to a year
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    • Q & A

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      • Q:

        Is the cable removable?
        Asked on 6/18/2015 by osma from Canada

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        • A:

          The cable on the ATH-ES700BK Headphones is NOT removable.
          For a similar product with a removable cable, consider our ATH-MSR7BK High Resolution Headphones.

          Answered on 6/19/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Earpad compatibility

        Hello. I am a recent purchaser of these fantastic headphones ATH-ES700ES. I love the sound quality of these, however I notice after an hour or two of use, my ears get sore from the smaller sized earpads. Is there a way I can get a larger earpad to change out?
        Asked on 7/7/2014 by carlo from California

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        • A:

          I don't work for Audio Technica, but I will say I have the ESW9 pads on my ES700s and they make them worlds better. They are larger genuine lambskin leather are much more plush. I asked the Parts department to send me an invoice for them, they were a bit pricey but so worth it.

          Answered on 8/10/2015 by TsukiNick from Camarillo.CA
        • A:

          Unfortunately, there is no larger earpad available for the ES700BK.

          If you have any further questions, or for any additional correspondence, please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:


          Answered on 7/25/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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