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Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by earfonia, May 2, 2015.
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  1. Beagle
    Are you sure? Your wallet.....
  2. pjyi
    Today I purchased schiit magni & modi combo and I am so happy that I did.
    Neutral to a little cold sounding schiit combo balances out with warm sounding r70x and it sounds much better than fiio e17.
    It's a completely different experience. 
    I am looking forward to try other amp/dac in the near future.
    I have a question tho: do you guys EQ for these headphones?? and what are other amp/dac you would recommend for r70x?
    Thank you!
  3. Pokemonn
    On EQ, earfonia has already did EQ setting recommendation simple 3dB up on highs if you are listening to classical music. I did it and works very fine for me.
    Please read earfonia's review sound quality section again.
  4. hakushondaimao
    I'm happy without EQ for the most part. For amps I only have portables, but find the Objective2, C5 (Cayin), E12A and Aune B1 all drive the R70x very, very well. Would like to pick up a desktop, but for now am satisfied.
  5. pjyi
    I shall try that! thank you
  6. pjyi
    thank you for your recommendations!
    I was actually thinking of getting O2 except that I heard they sound very similar to what I have (magni) and it costs more.
  7. hakushondaimao

    Not having tried the Magni, I can't comment on that. One thing that I like about the O2 is that it has a battery, so is "transportable."
  8. earfonia
    Good to know! Thanks for your feedback!
    Yes, when paired with matching amp, R70x performs much better.
  9. earfonia
    It is quite rare for a headphone with such a flat and neutral tonality. But still speed and detail can be improved from R70x. But tonal balance wise it is top notch.
    When I review AT-HA5050H, and pair it with T1, in my opinion that combo T1 + HA5050H outperforms R70x, but we are talking of a $ 7k combo here.
    Agree with your statement:
    "General Sound Signature
    To echo the other reviews: these are very neutral-sounding cans. That is, there’s no particular frequency range that seems either pushed or recessed. I’m really looking forward to seeing good measurements on this because the impression I have is that the frequency response is very flat. Not bright, not dark, just neutral. Well, maybe just a small touch of warmth, but it’s pretty subtle. I’m very familiar with the Audio-Technica V-shaped “house sound” and these do not have that. It’s a whole new sound signature for AT."
    Very nice review, thanks!
  10. eimis
    She's calm cause even she knows I'm hard to impress.
  11. Pokemonn
    I want a HA5050H for my T1~~~but too expensive...my wallet...oh well...lol [​IMG]
  12. pjyi
    So i have been using r70x with magni/modi combo for a couple of days now. I really like the sound except for some songs, it sounds a lil too bright and can get grainy at times. Should I go ahead and try Vali?
  13. Pokemonn

    I recommend to try EQing to compensate your R70x bright treble before you buy a new amp.
  14. fumoffuXx
    Using r70x < mogami cables < Audio-Gd nfb28 (2014) hmmm love it ;D
  15. pjyi
    I am really new to headfi and never tried EQing. Could you briefly explain how I should adjust my EQ?
    Thank you so much!
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