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Audio Technica ATH-RE70 On-Ear Headphones - Black Reviews

dragonguy23

70s headphones.

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Pros: Durable steel frame, small earcups good for placing in your bag easily, portable, highs are smooth, bass is punchy.

Cons: mids are a bit lacking and are a little dark, are not comfortable to wear for some time, pads are hard as rocks

These are some headphones I bought sometime last year. When I tried them, they seemed good enough for my part when I wasn't very meticulous with my headphones.    After some research, these headphones are a revival of the ATH-2, which are headphones from the 70s. The design is shared from the ATH-2, the steel headband above the leather one.    For the sound, the mids are a but lacking and are dark, while the bass kicks and the bass itself somewhat slightly overpowers the mids. There is no problem with the highs though.   For isolation, there is hardly any isolation you can have. It was like having an open headphone. The small amount of isolation is...
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DocBlasto

ATH-RE70: Keeping it short.

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Pros: Nice looking, sturdy feeling cable.

Cons: Extremely bright, recessed mids, anemic bass.

To be fair, these headphones aren't "broken in". I work for a company who sells them, and we have a few new pairs in the photo studio, so I borrowed one from the stylist and wore it for a half hour while working then A/Bed it with my Koss Portapro.   I found it initially to clamp a bit hard, but the metal headband can be reshaped to reduce pressure on the ears. They seem well-assembled, everything held together with small stainless Phillips screws (including the earcups) presumably for easy disassembly and service.   Again, these haven't been played long enough to break in, but my initial impression is that the sound is very harsh and bright, with recessed mids and...
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