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Audiophile Open-air Headphones

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

  • Overview

    With a lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing, these open-air headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, offering a completely natural listening experience. Newly designed 53 mm drivers with bobbin-wound CCAW voice coils deliver spacious sound with superior highs and mids. The self-adjusting wing support automatically adjusts to your head size for easy-wearing listening comfort. A straight cord at the left earpiece terminates to a mini plug with included " adapter.
  • Features

    • Newly designed 53 mm drivers reproduce clear treble and midrange

    • Bobbin-wound CCAW voice coils for superior power handling

    • Full open-air type headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensation

    • Lightweight aluminum honeycomb casing with excellent acoustic properties

    • Self-adjusting 3D Wing Support provides a comfortable listening experience; total ear-fit design minimizes pressure

    • Flexible raised-fabric earpads offer excellent wearing comfort and durability

    • Highly conductive OFC single-sided cord with elastic TPE sheath to prevent tangles

    • Gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Specifications

    TypeOpen-air Dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power700 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight265 g
    Cable3.0 m (9.8')
    Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessory IncludedDetachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Reviews

    Best Sound up to $ 200


    Best Sound up to $ 200, it is better they play only senior AD1000x. Awesome female vocals, with male vocals -the situation is slightly worse. LF is also very good but not punch, by the way, rock '90s - very good. Classics could play better, but for the price, again, without competition. Panorama at a very high level. Highly detailed!



    For the price, it is good..


    Good for overall everyday use.. Music/gaming/movies

    Bangkok, Thailand


    Excellent audio quality, hesitant on build quality.


    Let me start out by saying I love these headphones. Using these plugged into an NI Traktor S2 with grant you very rich audio quality, and the open ear design is perfect for what I need the headset to do. It also keeps up in the gaming side of things, providing great 3d accuracy (at least as far as it can with a stereo setup). The complaints that are present are purely with the flashy design that do more harm than good. First complaint, is the lack of a coiled wire. Although this seems like more of a luxury, I've seen a buddies pair of lower-end ATs with a coiled wire, and it really puzzles me why they would include it on a lower-end pair and not a higher end pair. Second, is what's replacing the basic headphone "headband". I don't really know what to call them other than "head mounts", so for the sake of this review, that's what I'm talking about when I say head mounts. These things move organically to the shape of your head, rotating in 2 axis to fit a roughly average-sized head. They are not adjustable, and they seem very, very fragile. Although I haven't broken them, they seem to have a weak point where I've been waiting for them to break at. Every time the wire gets caught under the wheels of my office chair (remember: not coiled) and I trip over it nearly every time I attempt to leave the room, launching the headset across the room. Surprisingly, the head mounts haven't broken yet, but every time it falls I cringe. By now I should just have faith in the design, but it really does not seem like it will stand up to too many more trips over wires. I'd love to see a sort of stress test on those head mounts to put my mind at peace about them, but they really look weak. Although I love the sound, I can't trust them for on-the-road use, and because of that I don't think my next pair of headphones will be ATs.

    Welland, ON, Canada

    700x is best thing out for sound.


    the sound of the headphone r good. i love bass on it. i have earring and the d700x don't bug it when it on my head. i go use when play game on my nvidia shield. i have hi end mp3 player hisoundaudio studio 3rd anniversary edition . this isthe best headphone i have now i have a lot of headphone.

    Newmarket, ON, Canada

    ATH-AD700X Audiophile Open-air Headphones

    4.5 4


  • Q & A

    I want a carry case to protect mine, is there any there any that fit such a big pair?

    jake the snake

    There is no case from Audio-Technica but you may use a third party case that will accommodate the same specifications of the headphones.


    I have had these headphones for a few years and love them. Just recently, one of the head pads broke and won't stay snapped in any longer. Do you have any replacement pieces for sale on these?


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    I ordered these headphones from amazon and they are amazing. However I think the 3.5mm connector messed up and now the headphones have a hard time transmitting audio. Is there anywhere I can go to fix them? I think there is a fix but I do not know how to do it.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003. They would be happy to help you.


    Hey there, What material is the mesh open air part of the headphone made out of?


    The material is Aluminum.


    Is there any way to tighten these?? They are constantly falling off my head!


    Thank you for your inquiry. There is no way to adjust these.


    ATH-AD700X adapter Is the 1/8" to 1/4" adapter threaded, or does it press on?


    The connector for the ATH-AD700x is a secure push-on adapter. Thanks!


    Would it be worth buying a DAC and AMP for these headphones? If so, what?


    Yes - Ross Martin 24 Bit DAC


    With any current-model Audio-Technica headphones, it is not a requirement to use/purchase a headphone amplifier to be used in addition to your playback device. However, if you prefer the sound of a dedicated headphone amplifier, that shouldn't be a problem either. Overall, it is your call to use (or not to use) a headphone amplifier. It depends on what you prefer. Since Audio-Technica does not manufacture any headphone amplifiers for United States markets, if you would like any further recommendations, you would need to ask a HiFi dealer that sells headphone amplifiers. Thanks!