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How is the R70x with synthesizers?
I recommend to keep SRH1840 for critical listening.
I don't recommend R70x. because R70x have less detail than SRH1840.
I don't want to waste your money. ;(
I see... SRH1840 is more detailed and 3D than HD650.
I didn't know if R70x is worse.
There aren't any markings on the plugs for a reason. Because of how they've wired the plugs, left and right can't be switched.
Yes, no issue. They match quite well, though with stock Op-Amp of X7, I do prefer a little more bass punch. But overall is pretty good.
Depend on the purpose or definition of the critical listening.
If the purpose is to evaluate tonality during recording session, if the tonality of the recording is right and true to the life setup, R70x is highly recommended! One of the best headphone I would recommend for tonality evaluation.
But if your definition of critical listening is to find out flaw in mixing, to hear detail as clear as possible, yes, R70x might not be the best headphone for it. Get something more analytical sounding like DT880, T1, or HD800.
I think I've explained it quite clearly in my review
Cymbals sound like meat being sliced mid-air with katanas.
Is that a good or bad thing?
For those who are interested, I've updated my review of the ATH-R70x to include comparisons with the AKG K7XX and the Sennheiser HD650. The review can be found here.
Thank you very much! Your review help me a lot!! Thanks hakushondaimao!
Very nice comparison! I agree mostly with your assessment. It would be a killer headphone if AT could improve the speed and texture, especially the bass. It will improve overall detail as well.
Fair comment. Maybe there'll be an R80x soon?
You're welcome. Glad it was useful.
Excellent summation in comparing these two popular headphones to the R70x and is pretty much what I am hearing also. For me it's about overall tonal neutrality. Yes the HD650 sounds a bit more textured and rich but at the cost of some coloration. To my ears there is just something unatural with the AKG house sound that I could never warm up too.
IMO with solid state amplification using dynamic drivers, the R70x is one of if not the best sounding compromise yet between overly analytical headphones like the Sennheiser HD800, Beyerdynamic T1 or DT880, and the very musical yet somewhat colored sound of the HD650 or Fostex TH900.