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Audio-Technica ATH-M70x


Released Jan 15, 2015

What's in the box

  • Carrying case
  • 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter
  • detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable
  • detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable
  • detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable


While the ATH-M50x were aimed at everyone, and made some concessions to that effect, the ATH-M70x are aimed squarely at pros, which means they may not quite sound as you would expect. Many consumer focused headphones purposely massage frequencies to make listening more pleasant, and that’s great if you’re listening to music for enjoyment. On the other hand, if you’re mixing a song, you want to hear every single thing that is wrong with it, and that is certainly what these headphones do.
Sound Guys
(Feb 2015)

the M70x is a great overall package which improves upon the M50x in style and comfort. The only real issue with this headphone is that it’s purpose-built for professional work, so the flat frequency response is somewhat unexciting to the casual music listener. Aside from that, the sound quality itself is stellar, with crystal clear detail and separation, along with a decent soundstage.
Recording NOW
(Jul 2016)

if you’re concerned with your wallet, we’d say just stick with the M50x or M40x. However, if you’re going to go big and want a serious pair of headphones that are perfect for recording music (or just very high-quality for everyday use), the ATH-M70x will not disappoint.
The Wire Realm
(Jan 2015)


Wear style
Fits over-ear
Suitable usage: Home, DJ, Studio
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable type
Detachable cable
Single entry cable
Battery powered
No battery required
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Ear cups swivel
Ear cups swivel 90°
Weight (g)
Weighs 280g
Impedance (Ω)
35 ohms impedance