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ATH-M70x

Professional Monitor Headphones


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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • 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.

    VISIT THE STUDIO HEADPHONES MICROSITE
  • 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

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

    Good Sound Until It Breaks

    2

    It was a good set of headphones for the first two and a half years, and after keeping them in their hardcover storage case for weeks at a time when not in use, I thought I would get some more use out of them. Unfortunately, the hinges are flimsy and cheap. The entre left headphone detached and is currently hanging by a wire. Three hundred dollars down the drain because things are now made to break after the ​warranty expires.

    Sacramento, CA

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    Flimsy design, unrealistic frequency response, AVOID

    1

    The headband design is inadequate and is not strong enough to support the ear cups. I only use these in the studio yet cracks quickly emerged before breaking after six months. The sound of the headphones is far from flat. Both the lows and the highs slope off heavily at each end of the spectrum and the mids are so far forward they are completely unrealistic for mixing.

    Ohio

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    Great Product, Excellent Sound Quality

    5

    Amazing product with great sound quality

    San Francisco, CA

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    A Great Professional Headphone

    5

    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!

    Sydney Australia

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    Excellent Sound Quality - Lousy Build, breaks easilty

    3

    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.

    Gilbert, Arizona

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

    5

    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.

    Madrid, Spain

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    Yes !

    5

    Finally found headphones that equal my Genelec monitors

    Den Haag, The Netherlands

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    Product with absolutely no flaws

    5

    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.

    Vancouver BC

    This is a superior product at a very reasonable price.

    5

    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.

    Berkeley, CA, USA

    Beautiful

    5

    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.

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones

    4.1 10

    66.7

  • Q & A

    Hi, is the m70x made in japan or not? Thanks

    mikecampof

    Thank you for your inquiry. They are made in Taiwan.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    can these headphones be recommended for mixing and mastering

    einstein

    Yes, the ATH-M70x headphones are often chosen for professional mixing and mastering.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I have a pair of the ATH-M50x. I use them for everything! If it is for recording, playing, or just listening for music. What am I getting from the ATH-M70x model that I'm not getting from my pair I already have.

    kaden6424

    Each set of headphones will have a different sound signature and since sound is subjective, I always recommend trying them out for yourself and see if they will best suit your needs. Additionally, as you go up/ the "food chain," you get additional features. The ATH-M70 is a stronger build quality and comes with a fitted carrying case.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Are the replacement ear pads for the M50x compatible with the M70x? Would I have to buy replacement earpads specific to the M70x.

    Tim

    Thank you for your inquiry. The M50x earpads are not compatible with the M70x headphones. You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about replacement earpads for your M70x's if you are located in the US.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    Where can I find replacement/upgraded earpads for these headphones?

    Niko

    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    How do I get them repaired?

    Corndog

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Will Audio Technica be releasing a white version of the M70? I purchased a black pair, and love them. I would love to get a second pair in white.

    Ben

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    ATUS_Specialist3

    How long dose the battery last on standby and during use?

    Michael

    There is no battery needed to operate the ATH-M70x headphones.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Would I be able to order a replacement carrying case separately?

    Frank The Tank

    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    When are you planning to offer Lightening cables for iPhone 7 connectivity? This question refers to all your products with removable cables. Thank you.

    Ripper

    Thank you for your inquiry. We are looking into solutions and considering our options at this time for future cable configurations. We have several wireless headphones with Bluetooth technology that will work with the iPhone 7/7 Plus, and we will continue to develop more of these. Also, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 7/7 Plus will come with a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter, which allows you to use it with most wired headphones.

    ATUS_Specialist4