Audio Technica ATH-E70, ATH-E50, ATH-E40 IEMs announced at NAMM 2016

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  1. blazer78
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    Source: Audio Technica Japan Facebook page
     
    The ATH-E70
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    Specs (source: http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/06f712b0ffbeea4d/index.html)
    1. Three balanced armature drivers provide accurate and extended response across the entire frequency range
    2. Flexible memory cable loops over ears for a custom fit and long-wearing comfort
    3. Specially designed housings provide maximum isolation, allowing you to focus on the music
    4. Detachable 1.6 m (5. 2') cable, with newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones, offers exceptional durability and optimized audio performance
    5. Includes a carrying case, 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L) and Comply™ foam eartips (M)
     
    Type: Balanced armature
    Frequency Response: 20 – 19,000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 109 dB/mW
    Impedance: 39 ohms
    Weight: 9g (0.3 oz), without cable
    Cable: Detachable 1.6 m (5. 2') with A2DC connectors
    Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories Included: Carrying case, 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), Comply™ foam eartips (M)
     
     
     
     
    The ATH-E50
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    Specs (source: http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/1eaea2e39ebfe3cb/index.html)
    1. Powerful single balanced armature drivers provide an accurate full-range response
    2. Flexible memory cable loops over ears for a custom fit and long-wearing comfort
    3. Specially designed housings provide maximum isolation, allowing you to focus on the music
    4. Detachable 1.6 m (5.2') cable, with newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones, offers exceptional durability and optimized audio performance
    5. Includes a carrying case and silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L)
     
    Type: Balanced armature
    Frequency Response: 20 – 18,000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW
    Impedance: 44 ohms
    Weight: 9g (0.3 oz), without cable
    Cable: Detachable 1.6 m (5. 2') with A2DC connectors
    Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories Included: Carrying case, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L)
     
     
    The ATH-E40
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    Specs (source: http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/904bd369d3159bf2/index.html)
    1. Proprietary dual phase push-pull drivers excel in monitoring applications by providing exceptional accuracy and clarity
    2. Flexible memory cable loops over ears for a custom fit and long-wearing comfort
    3. Specially designed housings provide maximum isolation, allowing you to focus on the music
    4. Detachable 1.6 m (5.2') cable, with newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones, offers exceptional durability and optimized audio performance
    5. Includes a carrying case and silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L)
     
    Type: Dynamic
    Frequency Response: 20 – 19,000 Hz
    Sensitivity: 111 dB/mW
    Impedance: 39 ohms
    Weight: 9g (0.3 oz), without cable
    Cable: Detachable 1.6 m (5. 2') with A2DC connectors
    Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories Included: Carrying case, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L)
     
     
    What was that my dear sweet, sweet wallet? I can't hear you. [​IMG] 
     
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  2. seanwee
    I wonder how the e40 sounds compared to the CKR series or the CKS 1100
    I'm a proud owner of the CKR-9s and I am loving them :etysmile:
     
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  3. seanwee
    Reserved for possible later use.
     
  4. blazer78
     
    If the IM-series are anything to go by for their professional series sound signature, I'm guessing it will have a solid bass response balanced well with the midrange and treble. This would lead it to sound closer to the CKR10 I imagine?
     
  5. Jnjy
    Finally, push pull over ear!
     
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  6. seanwee
    And i would like to say....................
     
    FINALLY !!!!!! SOMETHING THAT WOULD WIPE THE FLOOR WITH THE MEDIOCRE AND OVERPRICED (for the SQ) SHURE SE215!!!!!
     
    I genuinely believe that the E40 will outpace the Shure in nearly every aspect
     
  7. seanwee
    I went for the CKR-9s as the 10s are warmer , more intimate and less detailed.
     
    and strangely the E50 utilizes  a single "powerful"(?) balanced armature when single BAs are generally considered bad.
    Personally i would skip single BAs entirely and either go with the E70 or E40.
     
    The Final Audio Design Heaven series is strangely good though for single BA iems.
     
  8. Replicant187
    E40 intrigue me.
     
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  9. LInspiration
    Can't wait to see E70 vs Im03 review =D
     
  10. Gee Simpson
    I'm hyped for the E40 as it will likely be in my price range and the fact that it has dual push pull drivers for probably cheaper than the CKR series.
     
    [​IMG]
     
  11. jant71
    The E40 are pre-order for $99...http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1216773-REG/audio_technica_ath_e40_e_series_professional_in_ear.html
     
    That said, I'm really not expecting that much. Not exactly a CKR over ear as they are sealed up and not vented out the rear. This is a sealed up monitor which will sound smaller and probably be tuned for a smooth sound with a polite top end. Most likely tuned like the CKR9LTD but with a smaller stage. Hopefully it will be a great deal but hard to think AT wouldn't be charging $200 or more if they thought it was that good. Hard to see them slotting in at $139 MSRP if they were just as good since the CKR9 and 10 are still there on the site for $270 and $390. I'm thinking IM70 was never available here in the U.S. and this fills that price point though it should be a bit better.
     
    We need to know so someone who has a CKR needs to grab one and see how they stack up. Still waiting, a big AT fan here, for them to have a model that is great value right out of the shoot but it is usually better to wait for the price to drop a bit. These may have potential starting at $99 but have to be a bit hesitant that they are right up there with the CKR9 and 10 :)
     
    Remember, there is also the Trinity Phantom Sabre, titanium dual push-pull over ear for about the same price coming. That would be an interesting poll to see which is the most intriguing to Head-fiers.
     
  12. ustinj
    AFAIk all of them have their prices released, the E40 street is $99, E50 at $199, and the E70 at $399. 
     
  13. seanwee
    For $99 i think that the E40 is gonna beat the **** out of the se215.
    True ........ 
    Its unlikely that AT would price it so lowly compared to the CKR9 and 10 which cost about three to four times more. 
     
    How do you categorize smooth sound with a polite top end? Rolled off highs? Warmer signature?  Btw the CKR-9LTD do sound a tiny bit warm but still have BA like detail.
    And IMO stage monitors should sound neutral with great detailing.
     
    And the Trinity Phantom Sabre might be better in SQ as it has titanium dual push-pull drivers compared to unknown material used in AT iems. Then again it depends on how well tuned it is.
     
  14. ustinj
    I think the real question at hand here is the definite release date of these
     
  15. jant71
    Read the release notes that said March 2016 release. 
     
    As for the high end question, I am pretty sure they will be polite and smooth as a monitor should being a pro tool. Can't have sibilance or ear fatigue with a bright or peaky high end in a monitor unless it is badly tuned which AT won't do. I don't think it will roll off really early but it won't extend like the E70 will and it will be pretty even and short of bright or really crisp. Probably most like the CKR9 LTD treble and not as much energy up top as a CKR9. They say powerful bass so they will likely be warm like many monitor earphone are esp. if used as a personal listening phone but plugged into stage equipment or enough amplification they will tighten up more and give more balance. 
     
    Odd the specs:
     
    Japanese E40 site (https://www.audio-technica.co.jp/mi/show_model.php?modelId=2812):
    ModelDynamic type
    driverφ12.5mm × 2
    Play frequency band20 ~ 20,000Hz
    Output sound pressure level107dB / mW
    Impedance12Ω
    Input terminalA2DC connector jack
    plugφ3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini plug (L-type)
    I mass (excluding code)About 10g

     
     
    U.S E40 site:
    Frequency Response20 – 19,000 Hz
    Sensitivity111 dB/mW
    Impedance39 ohms
    Weight9 g (0.3 oz), without cable
    CableDetachable 1.6 m (5.2') with A2DC connectors
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
    Accessories IncludedCarrying case, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L)

     
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