Audio-Technica - ATH-R70x

Open-Back Studio Headphone


Beginner Audiophile Headphones

Sale price₹ 24,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 35,400

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Don't sweat it, this Audio-Technica - ATH-R70x comes with a 3 Year warranty from Audio-Technica that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Warm & Smooth Sound Signature

Wired Headphones with a Warm & Smooth sound signature deliver a relaxed sound that does not overwhelm. This type of sound signature typically reproduces a sound that gives your music a distinctly warm and soothing quality. Vocals and instruments like the saxophone, cello, and piano sound particularly good with this sound signature and is pleasant to listen to music for extended periods. This sound signature is well suited for music listeners who prefer something easy on the ears and listen to genres like Jazz, Blues, R&B and rock sub-genres.

3 Years of

Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality "deeply," you'll want a pair of headphones like these.

You can expect them to present a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these headphones!

For Studio & Professionals

As the name implies, anything branded as studio headphones is designed especially for a studio setting with a particular focus on accuracy and transparency for monitoring and mixing.

These headphones present an accurate image of your music than ordinary headphones, allowing you to hear every nuance and aspect of your music. Therefore, having a good set of studio headphones is just as important as any other gear in your studio.

These headphones provide a fresh perspective to that mix you’ve spent hours mastering and recording, essentially giving you another set of ears.

Ideal for
Indoor Use


45mm Dynamic

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.

Open-Back Design

Headphones with an open-back design, allow air to pass through the earcups. This means that Open-Backs do not block any noise from around you, as closed-backs do, and music being heard will also leak outside to people around you. So they can only be heard in a quiet environment.

However, Open-back headphones do sound more natural and open. Open-back headphones create a feeling of space, presenting audio as if you are sitting at a live concert. Audiophiles swear by open-back headphones, and they sound quite different to closed-backs.

These headphones are perfect for critical listening sessions, mixing and mastering music. They have an accurate soundstage presentation and precise imaging.

Needs Amplification

Headphones and IEMs require a certain level of power to sound their best and work at their full potential. When your headphones or IEMs are underpowered, they can sound thin or muffled.

Amplifiers are required to provide adequate power to your headphone or IEMs to perform at their best. Simply put, amplifiers allow a weak audio signal to be boosted to a powerful one.

To put it into perspective, devices such as your phones and laptops come with an amplifier, but they offer very limited output power. This output may not be sufficient to power headphones and IEMs to shine at their best. This is where a dedicated amplifier is required to deliver adequate power to hear your music in all its glory.

This was such a surprising find for me! The R70x wasn't very well known in audiophile circles, but these have to be one of my favourite headphones in this segment. They look flimsy and light, but the build quality is surprisingly robust. The sound is super open, clean, and very well balanced. Ideal for any beginner and professional alike


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


The Audio Technica ATH-R70x is the first pair of open-back reference professional headphones and stands as a flagship model in A-T’s lineup of professional studio headphones from Audio Technica. ATH-R70x features specially designed proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers and acoustically transparent housings fashioned from aluminium honeycomb mesh. These headphones provide an accurate and natural open-back sound. They also incorporate a new, improved design of the popular 3D wing support system to provide even greater comfort during the prolonged use often required in a professional setting.



Accuracy and clarity are apexes when it comes to sound quality. Audio-Technica ATH-R70x professional open-back headphones deliver just that and bring out all the detail in your music and mixes. The ATH-R70x features proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies while maintaining perfect balance. High-efficiency magnets and pure alloy magnetic circuit design reduce distortion and ensure accurate and extended frequency response from 5-40,000 Hz. Combined with the open-back design and acoustically transparent aluminium honeycomb-mesh housings, these premium headphones are suited for studio mixing, personal listening, mastering, post-production and audio forensics.



The Audio Technica ATH-R70x have been engineered with carbon composite resin that improves structural rigidity and delivers a detailed transient response never heard before. The Audio Technica ATH-R70x allows you to stay focused on your music with the exceptionally lightweight design and 3D Wing Support system to keep you comfortable during extended use. To elevate the wearing experience further, the ATH-R70x embodies breathable fabric on its earpads to provide superior comfort even during extended listening.



Audio Technica ATH-R70x are robust yet lightweight and equipped with a unique, dual-sided detachable cable that automatically maintains proper stereo orientation (no matter how it’s attached). Every aspect of the R70x headphones is designed for lasting comfort, convenience and audio purity. To get you started right out of the box, Audio Technica ATH-R70x comes bundled with a dual-sided straight cable for a tangle-free experience. You also get a protective carrying pouch to store your ATH-R70x headphone and carry it whoever you go.

3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Audio-Technica - ATH-R70x comes with a 3 Year warranty from Audio-Technica that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Audio-Technica's warranty in India.


Outstanding Technical Achievement

TEC Award
Jan, 2016


"If you want to know what your music truly sounds like, and you don’t have four figures to indulge that curiosity, these nominally pro headphones are worth your consideration."

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"In my opinion, Audio-Technica's ATH-R70x deserves 5 stars. An excellent sounding headphone for both professionals and audiophiles. Kudos to Audio-Technica!"

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"If you’re after a great reference model with spectacular separation and some good bass where it is needed, if it is needed, then this is a headphone well worth your consideration."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Joseph Renthlei (Aizawl)
Neutral with a dash of warmness.

These are the best headphones I have tried so far. They are absolutely neutral with a dash of warmness. Everything sounds clear and crisp. I definitely hear things I did not hear with the Dt 770 Pro even though the Dt 770 Pros are also amazing. Some odd sounds that did not make sense in the dt 770 pro makes sense in the ath R70X. The sound stage is not all that expansive or enveloping for an openback, but, it is not congested by any means. The slightly less expansive sound stage is compensated by the brilliant imaging. These are often compared, put in the same level and category with the Senheiser HD650s. If the comparision is at all true then it is a high compliment to the HD 650s because these headphones are amazing. Definitely no harshness anywhere. Highly recommended.

Thank you so much for sharing your review with us!

Nagi (Bengaluru)
GEM of a HP from AT

What a little gem this turned out to be...A purist headphone by all means. Lightest of headphones i have ever worn till date. ~ For ~210 gms - this is a fab build. Picked an AT almost after 6-7 years. Worth the pick.
The Japanese engineers from AT - have used high quality carbon composite resin with housing of drivers using unique honeycomb mesh aluminium acoustic panel for natural sound and to get low weight/optimal stiffness to weight ratio.
This headhpone carries a sound signature very closer to neutral tonality, natural sound with great dynamics across spectrum
Very very engaging/relaxing/softer natural/organic sound. With a OTL amp like Valhalla 2 - it adds the linearity flavour so well.
While certain web reviews opine that this HP doesnt handle classical music genre well - i have a different opinion. With a good cohesive source and chain of using OTL amp + resolving DACs - ATHR70x handles classical music tracks astonishingly well. The timbre, tonal texture, the resonance of percussion instruments etc is top notch.
Sub-bass extension is something i thoroughly enjoyed..Jut the right level of depth and well controlled.
At 470 ohms impedence levels -this needs power power power - thats the bottom line - you really need a beefy amp to drive this headphones. Decent soundstage - not too expansive/wide but good enough. Liked the imaging overall.
Sound is uncolored and clean. Good reproduction of both Female and male vocals.
With a less resolving chain - you might get an impression that the 'highs' are a bit laid back on certain tracks.. But this is a subjective preference. However the sweet spot still lies in your chain. Highs dont hit you on the face and not overpowering.
Top class ergonomics - you can wear them on for long continous sessions with zero fatigue. The only possible gap is - if your ears are big - you might feel the earcups a bit tight/clamped. No concerns otherwise.
In summary- My initial impression is - its a very engaging, polite and genre friendly headphone that you will love. Remember - that the pairing is going to be crucial for you to get the best out of it
Its scales up brilliant as you get the chain right. On a $300 price tag - this HP is full value for money.
For all Senn HD600/650 owners - this is a great complimentary/compelling headphone to have.
Every mix engineer out there - this is a delight.
I need to explore more with tracks having complex music arrangements to see the level of retrieval. So far no complaints.
I picked ~20 tracks to test so far and was blown way by the way these sounded in ATH-R70x.(No specific order)
1.Veerapandi Kotayile-Thiruda Thiruda - ARR
2.American Beauty - Lunch with the king & Root Beer, Bloodles
freak trcaks by Thomas Newmann.
3.Chanchan WATER - ARR
4.Khel Mandala - Natarang/Ajay/Atul (Masterpiece arrangement)
5.Prayer in Passing - Anoushka Shankar - Album RISE
6.Rooh - Aswekeepsearching
7.Day Tripper - Musica Nuda (Finest Female vocals + Guitar)
8.Bombay Theme- ARR
9.Norah Jones Come Away With
10.Saiyyan - Agneepath - Ajay/Atul
11.Mere Dholna - Bhool Bhulaiyaa - Pritam/Shreya
12.Teri Mitti Female version - Kesari Arko feat Parineeti
13.Thattaan Thattan - Karnan
14.Adapt - Trace Bundy
15.Rebirth-MIDival Punditz
16.Daryaa - Amit Trivedi (whole album of Manmarziyaan)
17.The Essential Stevie Ray and Double trouble
18.Morph the cat - Donald Fagen
19.A love like that - Katie Melua
20.L Subramaniam - Shantipriya - Royal Symphony Orchestra
Thanks to Raghav Somani and his wonderful team in HPZ for the superfast delivery as always.

Hey Nagi, Thanks for sharing such a detailed review about the headphones! We are glad to hear that you're enjoying it! Also, that playlist is amazing! Happy listening! :)

Raunaq Kapoor (Noida)
To infinity and Beyond!

Been using the AT R70x for over a month now, am wow am I impressed. Before I get to the sound, the comfort level on these is just amazing. The headphones clamp on my head with just the right amount of pressure so that long listening sessions are never a bother. The over ears don't press on my rather big ears either.
The Sound: OH MY GAWD! The open back (my first) have opened a new way I experience music. The EQ response is really flat, you hear music how it was intended to.
I was initially worried about these because of such a high impedance, I had almost also bought Schiit Modi and Magni for this, though somehow my payment failed (on Shciit's site). But once I plugged these into my 2019 MBP Pro, hey, it was good enough. I do have to crank the volume of computer to 80+ to have a normal listening experience, but that's good enough until I get my DAC and Amp setup. I don't have a convertor for my phone so have never been able to test the power of my phone for these, though my guess its, it's not going to be enough.
In comparison to the other stuff I own which is AirPods Pro & Sony WH1000XM3, the R70x are miles ahead. Don't get me wrong, I will not take a flight without the XM3, whereas the AirPods are flawless when switching between iPhone and MBP. But they are agenda drive.
On a beautiful Sunday when I want to enjoy Daft Punk RAM with a glass of wine and be lost in robots' talent, R70x is the spaceship I board to take me to that distant galaxy.
If you've been lingering around think if you should but these or not, just get them, and let me be the first one to welcome you to the audiophile zone.
No Regrats!

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again. Happy listening!

Mayur Shinde (Brisbane)
The sleeper giant killers

No kidding they are exactly what I have described them in the review title. These are the HD650 and more and as the HD650 scale like crazy on a tube amp. These and the HD650 are probably to my ears, 2 headphones with the best tonality that I have had the pleasure of hearing. They are better than the HD650 in a lot of parameters like imaging, sound stage, bass and highs. The HD650 probably has slightly better vocals but these have a clearer mid range. Just one issue so far. People with larger ears may have a problem as these have relatively smaller earcups, so could give an 'on the ear' kind of a feeling and eventually get uncomfortable, just like the Grados. I found them way better sounding than some other HPs I have tried or owned like the Deva, He4xx, HE6xx, Hd58x, Sundara to name a few. Tonality wise it doesn't get any better than these and only thing that stops them from being a TOTL HP is lack of ultimate resolution.

Hi Mayur, Thank you so much for sharing your honest and detailed review with us. We really appreciate it. Happy listening!

Saurav Mehra (Delhi)
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Bang On!
Not at all
Favorite Audiophile purchase yet!

After so many purchases from headphones like DT 900 Pro X, B&O H4 to IEMs like ikko oh10, aria, fh3, tri i3 pro, mele x HBB , tin t2+, tin t3+ etc. I have finally found the sound I was looking for.

The general sound signature for this hp is extremely neutral with a slight tilt of warmth. Mids a little forward in the mix , which is kinda new to me cuz even with other audiophile gear I own the mids always takes a back seat but not here, the vocals are sound really lovely on these.

The best thing about these hp is that you can probably wear these for hours without any kind of fatigue. They are extremely light so that helps too but it's more due to their smooth treble response.

These are also very forgiving to badly produced recordings, ex. a lot of metal music.

This hp really plays well with my extensive music library, which consists of metal, art pop, indie music, rock , hip-hop , instrumentals and everything in between. And I couldn't be more happy with this purchase.

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Wow, we really appreciate your detailed and genuine feedback on this product! It'll also be helpful for other customers to make the right choice.

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